My Mom always reminds me that we should not stop giving gifts to each other! Whether it be Christmas, Birthday or Valentine’s Day. So, we need to SHARE THE LOVE and make sure we get our better halves something for Valentine’s Day and we should expect something back as well There no better place to get the most unique and special gifts except from Rustan’s. Here are some gift suggestions
The world’s largest flower garden… in the last place you would expect: Rainbow-coloured oasis with 45 MILLION flowers is in the middle of a desert
- The Dubai Miracle Garden features over 45 flower species imported from all over the world
- A multitude of shaped archways, flowerbeds and structures can be seen at the 18-acre site
- The colourful array is watered by a system that recycles waste water while avoiding evaporation
Dubai Miracle Garden is world’s biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange
The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers over a 18-acre site, from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles
These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE’s flag, floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers, a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design
If the natural landscape was not incredible enough, what makes this attraction particularly impressive is the unique sub-surface irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 per cent of water and energy
Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks with colourful plumages are featured in the creative attraction
There’s a very good reason to celebrate the new year for Mr. Arthur C. Cortez, who just won a brand new LEXUS NX200t from Central Square’s holiday raffle promo.
Mr. Cortez accepted the keys to his brand new SUV from Catherine Huang of SSI Group, Inc. at the Lexus showroom in Taguig. Also in attendance to congratulate Mr. Cortez and his family were SSI Group, Inc.’s Shaira Creencia, Central Square Operations Manager, and Malu Francisco, Marketing Communications Manager; HSBC Philippines’ Anya Katigbak, SVP and Head of Marketing, and Jasmine Gonzales, VP for Customer Value Mangement; as well as Lexus Manila’s Toshihiko Hiranuma, Executive Vice President.
In partnership with HSBC Philippines, the “Christmas Central” promo ran from October 30, 2015 to January 5, 2016 in Central Square and Bonifacio High Street Central where each customer was entitled to one raffle ticket for every PHP 3,000 or PHP 1,000 single receipt purchases at select retail or food establishments.
CENTRAL SQUARE INFORMATION
5th Avenue cor. 30th St., Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC Taguig
Mall Hours: 11am-10pm, Sunday – Thursday
11am-11pm, Friday – Saturday
Uni Uni TempuraGrilled pork ribsSalmon Shake ( Tail ) Only P 200 + for these two tails!
All set lunch meals have spicy tuna But Bambi gets a special one with more mayo and more tempura crumbs! haha!! She’s a regular here and she even knows which Chef has to cook her dishes Chirashi of Bambi – her favourite Saba for me Unagi for RinaGroup shot
Chairman Dad and Director for Store Development Mom as Sonny and Cher – I love it! Thank you Pam for styling them 😉COO Noey Lopez F & B and Marketing Director, Keith Cole as Jason Mraz Awardees COO Noey LOPEZ as John Lennon, Store Devt Manager Quito LOPEZ as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Director for Store Devt Mom Menchu LOPEZ as Cher, Director for Store Operations Angela Cole as J Lo and Chairman Dad Jun Lopez as Sonny Bono
Whenever COO Noey Lopez is in a Gourmet Garage Catering – they always prepare these special cheese sticks Our family’s childhood favorite!!The whole family is always game I like this lady Susan Montefalcon, the Audit Manager Someone came as Diva Tessa Prieto Valdes @seaprincess888 yay!!!!! Best dressed contest
One of my favourite meals in San Francisco!!! I call this a fantasy degustation Non stop entertainment from beginning till end! Flavours and textures I have not tasted before An envelope was placed on the table – it’s a poem written by the Chef herself which is the inspiration for the menu! I already knew this would be a meal to remember Non stop amazement as each dish comes out!! Presentation, taste, creativity and entertainment all in one! One of my favorite -dish number 13 – A different kind of Cheeseplate at Atelier Crenn – Tart meal with Buckwheat flour stuffed with caramelized onions. Cheese from Pasteurized cow’s milk called Oma from Cellars at Jasper Hill farms seasoned with fresh honey and thyme and black truffles Mini wet towel to wipe only your fingertips Restroom
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I have been visiting Adora every week and last week the decor changed from Christmas to Chinese New Year Diffuser at Diptyque!!! Love these Joyce Oreña necklaces It’s Chinese New Year but I am thinking Valentine’s I’m so at home now in Adora and even more that there are familiar faces. I bumped into Ms. Co ( Corazon) who I love ever since Rustan’s days. She worked in Rustan’s for 30 years, retired in 2005, then joined Adora in 2011. She started in 1975 in Rustan’s YoungVIP then she was promoted to Asst supervisor in 1979 then transferred as Supervisor of Men’s shoes then Cosmetics and Perfumeries. Then she became Boutique Manager for Cartier for 7 years then Store Div Manager of Cosmetics and Toiletries.
At Adora she was Area manager for prestige men’s and ladies and now she is CFL of H Stern. So this lady knows a lot and has handled all kinds of products. I love our people who remain loyal to the company and to the family. Look for her in Adora and you will love her too
Groomingdales! Spotted! Smart friend, Andres Limcaoco, in Stanford University The most popular ice cream flavor in Humphrey Slocombe – Secret Breakfast which has Bourbon and cornflakes cookies. Also a favorite of our foodie son Mmmm… A rainbow Wow Buyers of Lotto ticket with a historic jackpot of $ 1.5B
Pretty Kitty Love the twigs at Sur La Table
Pottery Barn! A yoga studio in San FranciscoSan Francisco City Hall
Yum! I always bump into familiar faces in @target. Gumamela Triccie @tlacson with her daughter Sara @karina__dancer with her Dad and sister who arrived from Manila and surprised her
Water for customer at Williams SonomaValentine Cookie in Starbucks
Easter at Pottery Barn! Cheese cakes!!! When Dad and Mom lived in San Francisco in the 1960’s they lived right beside Japan Town and their favorite was this Grilled Rib Eye steak teriyaki ( now $15.95) It’s two layers of thinly sliced rib eye. So everytime we go to SF, they always eat in Kushi Tsuru in Japan Town and order this dish! It’s YUM! To them it’s YUM at the same time it brings back memories Pringles! Oreos!
From Hawthorne st. you can watch the kitchen window of Benu. Courtyard The background music comes from a turntable by the entrance of the restaurant with the jacket of the record beside so you can see what’s playing- when we arrived Billie Holiday Songs was playing
Our pretty server. Love their uniformsFrom our table – our view of Korean clay pots called Ongi which is used to preserve and ferment. Each has a label. They use to ferment – Sake lees, champagne vinegar, shoyu soy sauce to name a few. My most favourite were the small delicacies – there were 10 of them Bread with fresh butter ( shaped like a honeycomb) with fresh honey infused with ginseng 5-tined fork
They gave us a tour of the kitchen A very young and handsome 3 Michelin star Korean Chef Corey Lee of Benu ( American Korean ). The restaurant is only 5 years old. The Tasting menu changes daily and they keep a record of your visit and the menu you had so when you visit again they know what you had. Heart2Heart highly recommends this restaurant