To celebrate the power of imagination and the importance of transmitting ideas and values to the ones we love, Montblanc is releasing a special edition Meisterstück inspired by the much-loved literary character of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince.
One of the world’s most translated books with editions in more than 250 languages and dialects, the allegorical story about the chance encounter between a pilot and a little prince from a distant planet explores the universal themes of imagination, open-mindedness and the value of human relationships. With design elements based on Saint-Exupéry’s sensitive hand-drawn illustrations, the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince captures the book’s simple message that transmitting one’s dreams and values to others is what makes one’s life meaningful.
Launched in April 2018, the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince edition brings together the heritage of a timeless gifting favourite and the cultural influence of a literary great. Filled with meaning and symbolism, the new special edition reaffirms Montblanc’s belief that writing is a gift, one that is passed from one generation to the other with a positive message, just like the ideas, dreams and thoughts that Le Petit Prince shares with the world around him.
Montblanc is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams Manila and Resorts World Manila.
Just like the rest of our body, oral health is an essential part of our well being. It keeps your teeth whiter, your breath fresher, and your smile brighter. To add to that, a healthy mouth lowers the risk of heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, and kidney problems.
That’s why it’s equally important to know what goes into oral care products you use.
This month, enjoy a healthy new option of cleaning your teeth with the launch of Botanique Toothpaste range by Himalaya. While most commercial toothpastes are concocted with chemicals that can be deemed harmful to one’s health, Himalaya Botanique Toothpastes are made with 100% Organic Certified (USDA certified) ingredients and from 97% natural source.
Apart from being 100% safe, Botanique is also clinically proven to be effective. Currently it has two lines: The Complete Care line is proven to help maintain total oral hygiene and healthier gums by helping fight germs, getting rid of plaque, and reducing gingivitis and gum inflammation with its anti-plaque and anti-gingival properties. The Whitening Complete Care line is proven for its whitening/ restoration of natural dental colour of teeth (without any chemical bleach) while promoting dental hygiene by keeping teeth clean and healthy.
#ItsTimeTo make a change in your lifestyle. The Himalaya Boutique toothpaste range is available at Watsons, Mercury Drug Stores, and Lazada.
For it’s 8th edition, Philippine Harvest continues to promote and celebrate the richness of Philippine agriculture by paying homage to the people that produce them.
From June 14-17, 2018, Central Square Mall transformed its Atrium into an avenue where people can enjoy and bring home organic, artisanal, natural, and indigenous products from highlighted culinary destinations like Bicol, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Davao, Zamboanga, La Union, and Isabela, among others.
Check out some of the delectables finds below:
See you on the next fair!
Rustan’s, a staunch supporter of local arts and Filipino artisan, collaborated with the Department of Trade and Industry to showcase Filipino craftsmanship through the exhibit “Celebrating the Finest of Philippines,” which can be viewed at the 5th Floor of Rustan’s Makati from June 6 to June 22, 2018. The exhibit featured Philippine crafts, textiles, fashion, and home accessories directly sourced from indigenous communities with a rich history in textile, craftsmanship, and design.
Wear your Heritage. Indigenous groups from Kalinga are eminently known for their distinctive body art and heirloom beaded necklaces. These designs can be seen in statement accessories finely curated in the exhibit.
Carved in History. Ifugao textile is also renowned for its sheer beauty and design, mostly made using the IKAT Dyeing technique—a tedious dying technique doubly done to produce several designs in the fabric. Find distinct Ifugao elements and woven designs found in scarves, accessories, bags and sculptures at the Exhibit.
The Dream Weavers. The t’nalak or the traditional textile woven by the T’boli women residing in Lake Sebu, often called “dream weaving,” exemplifies the uniqueness and the identity of the indigenous group. Its patterns represent birth, life, union, and are often seen in blankets and clothing used in wedding ceremonies and rituals.
Natural Dye Makers. Known as “natural dye makers,” the Tingguians use organic dyes extracted from plants, barks, leaves, fruits, even roots, to color their textiles, weaves, and other products. Painstakingly working on hand looms, the exhibit will showcase richly-colored woven textiles with sacred Tingguian and Binakol designs – all of which are works of art.
Centuries-old Techniques. The people of Antique braid and weave buri palms into everything from baskets to bags, native mats to wallets, down to colorful wide-brimmed hats.
Celebrate the finest indigenous products from all over the Philippines with Rustan’s.
Just recently, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) celebrated its 15 years in the Philippines. Known for their high-quality coffee and tea, CBTL remembered all the moments and memories they’ve shared with the people who have been a part of their history here in the country.
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, the oldest and largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailers in the world has always been passionate about connecting to their loyal customers with only the best handcrafted products. This is evident with how high their standard is when it comes to their coffee and tea selections: only the top 1% percent of specialty grade Arabica beans and the top two leaves and a bud of the finest hand-plucked, whole leaf teas are used in their specialty drinks.
During the late 1990s, the brand expanded outside Southern California. Today, the well-loved company is now all over 30 countries, honoring relationships with their farmers, people, communities, and their guests. Since opening its first store in Greenbelt in 2003, it has over 100 stores and growing, a number they are grateful to have the privilege to grow through the support of the community through the years.
As they celebrate their anniversary, CBTL launched its “15 Years of You and Me” campaign. This highlights the brand’s origin and journey in the Philippines centering on heartwarming memories – from early mornings, late nights, to memorable personal experiences and moments that happened over a cup of their favorite coffee or tea.
Also, as a special treat, they’re bringing back their well-loved Mondays Made Better promo, which started last April 23 and will last until June 30, 2018. During this period, guests can enjoy their favorite drinks or try new flavors every Monday for only Php 100.
To know more about the campaign, visit The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Philippines) page on Facebook.