THE 8th PHILIPPINE HARVEST: CELEBRATION OF PHILIPPINE FOOD DESTINATIONS

THE 8th PHILIPPINE HARVEST: CELEBRATION OF PHILIPPINE FOOD DESTINATIONS

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!

Filipino Craftsmanship at its Finest

Filipino Craftsmanship at its Finest

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.

The Giving Cup: Celebrating 15 years of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

The Giving Cup: Celebrating 15 years of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

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.

Spring into summer with Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids

Spring into summer with Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids

With the temperature rising and summer breeze blowing gently onto your skin, a beach getaway is just what everyone needs right now. But while hitting the sand running is not always an option, decorating your personal space to make it summer-perfect is an easier task to do. Check out Potter Barn and Pottery Barn Summer Collections below:

Island Chic

Put together your own slice of paradise at home with the Island Chic collection. Easily make your home feel like an island cabana by incorporating tropical prints and natural materials such as rattan, wicker, and bamboo. Instantly breather life into any room with a pot of green. Take Potter Barn’s faux potted Areca Palm, Sago Palm, and Orchid. No watering needed!

Coastal Cabana

Sun. sand. sea. Capture the call of the coast without leaving the metro with the Coastal Cabana collection. Capture the laid-back vibe of coastal living with soft denims, sun-bleached colors, and driftwood finishes.

Summer Whimsy

Make your kids love their summertime at home with fun, whimsical designs for their bedroom and personal spaces.

Check out Potter Barn and Pottery Barn Summer Collections below:

Get into the summer state of mind and enjoy setting up the stage for the perfect vacation break with Potter Barn and Pottery Barn Kids.

#JohnnieWeekend Creators Lab Series: Keep Moving, Keep Creating, Keep Inspiring

#JohnnieWeekend Creators Lab Series: Keep Moving, Keep Creating, Keep Inspiring

For four consecutive years,  Johnnie Walker remains true to its promise to never stand still and to always keep walking. That’s why it created the Johnnie Weekend Creators Lab Series – an avenue to grow one’s passion and craft and in turn, inspire people to develop their crafts as well.

“The Johnnie Walker brand was built on the Walker family’s progressive and pioneering spirit. They always pushed the boundaries of creativity – both blending and entrepreneurial,” shares Cesar Gangoso, Marketing Director for Johnnie Walker. “This progressive and pioneering spirit remains at the heart of Johnnie Walker, and as a brand, it is our mission to inspire our consumers to do the same.”

For this year’s official launch, the #JohnnieWeekend Creators Lab Series taps soul-jazz music producer Lustbass, Filipino funk bad IV of Spades, and multi-disciplinary visual artist Mvltiverse to collaborate for an audio-visual show that masterfully showcased each of the group’s talents and passion.

Lustbass is the alter ego of producer and multi-instrumentalist Allan Malabanan. Besides from being the bass player for Wilderness and Chocolate Grass, he was also a major influence in the production of their independently released albums. He has also toured Japan Thailand, and Indonesia.

IV of Spades is a Filipino funk band formed in 2004. The band’s signature sound is a modern take on classic genres such as disco, funk, and classic rock. They continue to break into the scene with hit songs like “Hey Barbara,” “Where Have You Been My Disco,” and “Mundo.”

Mvltiverse, on the other hand, is a digital project formed by Derek Tumala, Clarissa Gonzales, Junie Linsoco, and Megan Palero. The group focuses on modern approach to create new forms of moving image through multidisciplinary fields of live performance, new media, light, animation, installation, and technology.

From food to film, music to sports – Johnnie Walker will continue to collaborate with local trailblazers who continue to make a mark in their chosen fields. To know more about Johnnie Weekend, you can check out the JohnnieWalkerPH page on Facebook for more details.

Seize the summer with Rustan’s “Your Summer Escape” Travel Fair

Seize the summer with Rustan’s “Your Summer Escape” Travel Fair

Make your summer adventures more memorable with Rustan’s! The premiere lifestyle shop in Makati kicks off the summer season with travel fair and summer promos.

Escape Destination

Rustan’s Your Summer escape urges you to travel with various travel partners. Go on a cruise with Adventures International Tours, Inc. Cruises start at $1615 and you get to enjoy up to $250 free shipboard credits on select cruises.  Rustan’s FSP members are offered with an exclusive promo of 2 for 1 rates for as low as $649 for 3D/2N accommodations at Club Med Resorts.

If your idea of a vacation is a relaxing getaway at a private, untouched white sand beach resort with mystic clear water, the newly opened Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay has a lot to offer.

Make traveling to your dream destination possible with discounted promos from Philippine Airline and Qatar Airways.

Don’t miss out on great deals and catch the traveling fair at Rustan’s Makati with PAL, AITI, Qatar Airways and Crimson Boracay on March 16-18; and Rustan’s Shangri La Plaza with PAL, AITI and Turkish Airways on April 27-29.

Summer Essentials Exclusives

Travel at ease with stylish and durable summer items from Rustan’s! Enjoy up to 50% off on select bags and luggage from American TouristerHigh Sierra and Samsonite, as well as 20% off on select bags from LeSportsacMZ Wallace, and Rebecca Minkoff.

Dress to impress as you travel the world with 30% OFF on Hackett and Ricardo PretoMan. Adolfo DominguezBluemint, and Psycho Bunny will slash off up to 25% on select collections.

Well-heeled travelers will delight with the Buy 1 and get 25% off on the second item promos from Adolfo Dominguez WomanAmerican VintageCharliEileen FisherJoieKaren KaneLafayette and Ricardo Preto Woman.

Purchase 2 regular-priced items from Pedro del Hierro WomanNatoriN Natori and Natori Undergarments to get 20% off, and slash off 20% from regular-priced items fromSeafollyfor every purchase of Clarins UV plus/White plus. Merchandise from BuxtonGuaschGas BijouxMundiMajorica, and OreliaLondon will also be up for grabs with 15% off on regular-priced items.

Traveling moms need not worry about their babies during long-hauls flight as they can ensure a comfortable trip with baby essentials and travel accessories from Chicco,ClevamamaDionoErgo Baby and Mustela that are available 20%- 25% off.

Wherever you are headed in the world, never forget to pamper yourself, whether during flights or while under the sun with Acca KappaAreumClarinsDiptyque,DermalogicaLa PrairieLaura MercierMuradPhyto, and many more. These brands will be offering special gifts and promotions only to guests of the Rustan’s Your Summer Escape Travel Fair.

As you shop, be further rewarded! From March 15 to April 15, get a free Anker Powercore Fusion for a minimum purchase of P15,000 at Rustan’s, a free American Tourister DC Superlite II Activair Rolling Tote for a minimum purchase of P50,000, and Free Samsonite luggage for a minimum purchase of P100,000.

Get the chance as well to win one of eight 3D/2N Dream Vacations to Boracay with luxurious accommodations at Crimson Resort and SpaBoracay. Earn one (1) electronic raffle entry for every purchase worth P3,000. To join, register your raffle entries at the customer service until May 13.This promo runs from March 15 to May 15, at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Gateway, Alabang, and Cebu.

Make the most of the season with exciting deals and inspiring summer fashion from Rustan’s. For more information, visit rustans.com.ph

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