Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch

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 It was a chocolatey and hearty :-)  Sunday Family lunch #h2hsundayfamilylunch Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_1 Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_2 with the Hershey’s factory workers. Hershey’s hats c/o Hershey’s Times Square in NYC  ( They give it for free haha ) Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_6Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_7Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_8Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_9 Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_3 Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_4  Take all the chocolate that you want  #H2HValentinesDay #H2HHearts #h2hchocolateChocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_5 Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_6.Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_10. Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_10 Even the pandesal is heart shaped! :-)  from Pan de ManilaChocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_11  Thank you Jane Go for the cupcakes!!! Red Velvet  and Chocolate cupcake with chocolate cream cheese icing from @i_am_bakermom  #h2hdesserts #h2hchocolate #h2hcakes #h2hpersonalize #H2HheartsChocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_12  Part of our chocolatey Sunday Family lunch was this yummy chocolate  ice creams from @makatidiamondresidences Le Royale with hazelnut and wafers and Supermoist chocolate with brownies. Both so yum!!! Thank you Cecile Ang @cecileang  #makatidiamondresidences #h2hchocolate #h2hicecreamChocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_13 Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_14  Mints from Rina are also heart shaped :-Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_15 Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_16. Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_16 Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_17 Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_19Chocolatey Sunday Family Lunch_18

Wine Down by MyEO

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 One of our best Valentine’s Day celebrations was last night with MyEO Wine Down #EOPhilippines together with 22 friends in the comfort of the home of Frank and Ethel. Good thing we won best wine  to pay for our dinner haha!! #H2HValentinesDay #h2hwinesMy EO Wine Down II 1My EO Wine Down II 44My EO Wine Down II 6My EO Wine Down II 2My EO Wine Down II 22My EO Wine Down II 27My EO Wine Down II 37My EO Wine Down II 36My EO Wine Down II 35My EO Wine Down II 41My EO Wine Down II 39 In their kitchen they have a his and hers oven!!  Both Wolf :-)  Frank and Ethel love to cook!My EO Wine Down II 8wolf oven 1wolf oven 2 hersCatered by KaiMy EO Wine Down II 38My EO Wine Down II 28 Pink salt crusted salmon cooked by our host Frank Go.  There were 2 dishes Frank cooked in addition to the food from Kai – The salmon and the roast beef

Frank is second generation of the Goldilocks family and has been working in operations for 30 years. I told him he should be involved in R&D because he’s a good cook :-)  Frank graduated in Vancouver and immediately opened their first Goldilocks branch in Canada.   They are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with 500 stores (15 stores in the USA and 35% are franchised) but will end the year with 700 stores. Wow! More power !  #EOPhilippines #H2HPeople #H2HChefMy EO Wine Down II 31My EO Wine Down II 30My EO Wine Down II 32My EO Wine Down II 24My EO Wine Down II 25My EO Wine Down II 26My EO Wine Down II 43My EO Wine Down II 4My EO Wine Down II 9My EO Wine Down II 23My EO Wine Down II 42My EO Wine Down II 46 A few leftovers of roast beef made into salpicao since there was still lots of wine to drink :-)

roast beef into salpicao wine down my eoOur host Ethel Martel Go serving dessert – creme puffs made by herself !  Super yummy !!  I told her she should sell them and guess what her answer was – it is for sale ! Yay !!  At Cookie Corner @cookiecornerbakery ( former Cookie Monster ) They bought Cookie Monster from the Camposes @tlacson :-)  They will be expanding soon ( 2 branches for now in Edsa Shangrila Mall and Unimart ) and I’m waiting for a Makati branch #EOPhilippines #H2HPeople #H2HChefs #h2hdessertfinds #h2hsweets #cremepuff

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 11 bottles ( waiting for the other 2) of red wine from 11 couples with 120 wine glasses.  The best wine will win P5,000.00 and the one who guesses the most right answers – Italian or French wins also P 5,000.00.  #EOPhilippines #H2HWines #H2HValentinesDayMy EO Wine Down II 34My EO Wine Down II 29My EO Wine Down II 19My EO Wine Down II 16My EO Wine Down II 17My EO Wine Down II 15My EO Wine Down II 20My EO Wine Down II 18My EO Wine Down II 13Winners!!! YAY!!My EO Wine Down II 10My EO Wine Down II 14My EO Wine Down II 11The Lolas of Manila haha!!!  Drinking tea!  We can’t drink too much wine but we come along to be with our husbands and to enjoy the food and company :-) Anna Palabyab Rufino myEO wine downOne of the sponsors of the dinner was Black Rhino so take note below the menu!My EO Wine Down II 12 For energy after dinner! HAHA!!!!My EO Wine Down II 7 And we all got a box as giveaway! from owner Jay PadillaJay Padilla The Black RhinoMy EO Wine Down II 3

Bizu Valentines 2017

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Thank you Bizu for celebrating H10H/Heart2Heart’s tenth year anniversary by giving away 3 yummy Macarons to 33 lucky winners in instagram!!IMG_5183  So much love from @bizuph not only to #H10Hcard holders but to Heart2Heart.  Thank you for the delicious heart cake with fresh strawberries and the Macaron de Paris #BizuValentines2017 #H2HValentinesDay #H2HHearts #H2HCakesIMG_5573 IMG_5693 IMG_6008

Cafe Macaron at Farimont Hotel Makati

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Love this pastry shop at the Fairmont hotel!  
 Cafe macaron cakes Fairmont makati Valentine’s cakes :-)  for the heart season

 Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Cafe macaron cakes Fairmont makati valentine hazelnut
Cafe macaron cakes Fairmont makati valentine Chocolates :-)  Cafe macaron cakes Fairmont makati chocolatesCafe macaron cakes Fairmont makati salty caramel chocolateCafe macaron cakes Fairmont makati heart chocolate Of course there are macarons in Cafe MacaronCafe macaron macarons s Fairmont makati So happy I discovered 2 macaron flavors that I really like in Cafe Macaron in @fairmontmakatihotel The red one is queso de bola  and the blue one is milk.  Yum!!!!! I bought peanut butter and salted caramel for the hubby and he liked it too. Cafe macaron macarons Fairmont makati h2hcard Make sure to bring your #H10Hcard to get your free raspberry heart shaped macaron which you get with any purchase at the cafe. Yay!  #CafeMacaronFairmont #FairmontRafflesMakati #Macarons #h2hdesserts #H2HCheeseCafe macaron cakes Fairmont makati danah

John Hardy Valentines 2017

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This Valentine’s Day, step away from the traditional hearts and roses and give your loved one something truly meaningful and undeniably cool.

With its fresh and minimal aesthetic, the Modern Chain Collection is an expression of your unique love story – two souls coming together as one, forming an unbreakable bond.

A contemporary evolution of John Hardy’s Classic Chain, these fluid pieces have been handcrafted, link-by-link, by master Balinese artisans with the wearer’s comfort in mind.

Modern Chain Collection

Bold and brilliant, John Hardy gracefully reintroduces a legacy from the archives. First hand-woven by John and a select number of artisans for the hands of a man, the Modern Chain has been reimagined and refined for men and women.

John Hardy Valentines 2017 (1)Using the original woven technique for men’s and a new innovative link for women’s, these hand-crafted bonds join as pairs in perfect symmetry, creating a luminous and expressive pattern. Every link strengthens the next in a sleek continuum of powerful bonds. The ultimate manifestation of partnership through traditional artisanship.

John Hardy Modern Chain Collection 18K Gold and Silver Bracelet

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John Hardy Modern Chain Collection Silver Necklace

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John Hardy Modern Chain Rings

John Hardy Valentines 2017 (4)About John Hardy

Established in Bali in 1975, John Hardy is dedicated to the creation of ultimate beauty through artisan handcrafted jewelry. Our master artisans honor original craft through the perfection of modern design, creating timeless one-of-a-kind pieces that are brilliantly alive. Each of John Hardy’s distinctive collections conveys evocative symbolism and honors the transmission of creative energy from the artist to the wearer. Since inception, the company has been deeply rooted in the essential values of community, artisanship and sustainability. John Hardy collections are available at around 600 retail locations across 27 countries or regions: including brand boutiques in New York, Houston, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Bali; world-renowned department stores Bloomingdales, David Jones, Isetan, Lane Crawford, Neiman Marcus, Rustan’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sogo and TSUM; and luxury jewelry retailers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.johnhardy.com.

John Hardy Boutiques:

Rustan’s Ayala Center, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City Rustan’s Ayala Center, Bohol Avenue, Cebu City

Lush Valentine’s Day 2017

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Get in the mood for love with returning favourites and new limited edition Lush treats!

NEW! Roller bath bomb

 They see me rolling 

*Oxford Street and Lush Kitchen exclusive Get the ball rolling on luxurious pampering with this simmering bomb of melting Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and fruity, floral fragrance. As it travels around your bath, the waters are infused with zesty Brazilian orange and geranium to lift your mood and tonka, which adds a warm caramel to the creamy cocoa butter slip left on the skin.

NEW! Over and Over bath bomb 

Just roll with it 

No it’s not all in your head. This enlivening cocoa butter coated lime and fennel oil bomb will perk you up and leave you thinking about it over and over again. Be mesmerized by its hypnotic rocking and rolling, as a vibrant citrus firework of pinks, oranges and golds unfurls your bath.

NEW! Cupid bath bomb 

A sure-fire way to send hearts a quiver

 Bestill your beating heart with an opulent bath time bouquet of calming rose and bergamot. This fantastically floral fizzer is full of uplifting bergamot, rose and violet leaf absolute, and its subtle sweetness is sure to melt your heart as it melts into your bathwater.

Lover Lamp bath bomb 

They call me Mr. Bombtastic 

Off with the Fair Trade organic cocoa butter hearts! Watch them melt and coat the skin in heavenly moisture while its citrusy fragrance of Brazilian orange oil and vanilla absolute lifts your mood. 

Rose Bombshell bath bomb

 Drop a bombshell 

Love is blind, which is a shame because this bombshell with a floral triplet of yellow rose petals, rose absolute and rose oil is an enthralling spectacle. As it fizzes, the outer shell breaks away and magnificent petals burst out in a sweet haze of Sicilian lemon and floral geranium oils. 

NEW! Lovestruck bubble bar

 Who’s giving you heart eyes? 

Words can’t describe how much you love them, but emojis filled with lemon and geranium sure can. If you heart bubbles, crumble under running water – you’re sure to like the result. Warning: These refreshing citrusy suds may make you feel Emoji-nal!

 

Ladybird bubble bar 

Snug as a bug in the tub 

This friendly little ladybird wants to take you under its wing and run you a hot floral bath, filled with sweet geranium oil to aid relaxation. A little peppermint oil gives a menthol hint to this flowery mix, helping to revive and uplift mind and body as you soak. Go all out for mountains of cheery bubbles or save a little for next time.

Unicorn Horn bubble bar

 They’re real 

Unicorns are probably real. But, even if they’re not (don’t worry they definitely are) you won’t mind! Relaxing lavender oil meets mood-brightening neroli in this lustre-filled bar. Neroli oil increases serotonin levels in the brain which makes us feel contented and cheery, so you can ponder the existence of magical creatures while building a fairytale landscape of feel-good, fragrant bubbles.

NEW! Two Hearts Beating as One bath melt

 Heart crossed lovers 

Set your spirit free with a union of ylang ylang and rose oils, and be mesmerized as they dance their dizzyingly floral dance in your bathwater. And, while all eyes are on the coral and magenta magic unfurling in your tub, an entourage of softening organic cocoa butter and almond oil will bestow your body with a conditioning caress.Lush Valentine's 2017 (1)Love Spell massage bar

 Softens like a charm 

Follow your heart straight to this creamy, Fair Trade, organic cocoa butter bar, filled with rich rose hip syrup and spicy carnation absolute. Fair Trade organic aloe vera gel soothes your blushes while uplifting neroli and organic lemon myrtle takes you to a higher plane. Cast a spell over a skin, or over a partner, with this romantic, floral bar.

The Kiss lip gloss 

Pucker up 

Kisses are so much sweeter when they’re infused with Fair Trade shea butter from the Ojoba women’s cooperative in Ghana. This soft, hydrating butter will moisturise your skin, while Kalahari melon and organic jojoba oils add a touch of the exotic. Organic illipe oil and agave syrup give a lovely slip and delicious shine to your lips too. Who could resist?

The Kiss lip scrub

 It’s a scrub-affair Giving some sugar?

Make sure you get some in return. This smoothing blend of fine sea salt, caster sugar and Fair Trade cocoa butter will soften the skin and leave a delicious taste on the lips. A little almond and mandarin oil sweetens, and the edible hearts? They’re just for your enjoyment. Savour it all to yourself or share with your Valentine.

Prince Charming shower cream

 Ridicule is nothing to be scared of 

Your search for a handsome rinse ends here. Whether you’re awaking from a particularly long slumber or prepping for the ball of the century, sweet marshmallow root and vanilla pod infusion will sweep you off your feet. And who needs a shoe as a souvenir? Invigorating fresh pomegranate juice and grapefruit oil will linger on skin for longer than any glass slipper could last.

NEW! Love You, Love You Lots soap 

Say it with roses 

Shower in them, bathe in them, uplift your mind, body and soul with them – nothing beats a rose to show you feel the throws of passion, and there’s four kinds in this luxurious lather. Rose petal infusion, rose oil, rose syrup and even fresh rose petals find their way into this love potion to give you a blooming good clean. Can you feel the love? You can now.

NEW! Kiss Me Quick wash card

because I love you so!

Hold this floral fresh apple pulp wash card close and let the enzymic oil of brightening lemons and limes accompany you into the shower. Lather up and rinse off, you will be left with nothing but fruity fresh, soft skin. These soapy sheets are super handy for sharing, travelling and work fantastically as sweet-scented shampoo too. Ylang-ylang will help any tiredness or anxiety dissipate and you’ll head into your day feeling joyful and raring to go.Lush Valentine's 2017 (2)GIFTS

NEW! With Love gift

Open up your new happy place

Make a date with roses as two beautiful, romantic products come together to cleanse and condition your skin. It all begins with a slip of a ribbon then two delightful treats will give you that rosy feeling.

It contains Ro’s Argan body conditioner, Love You, Love You Lots soap

NEW! Happy Valentine’s Day gift

What’s a bath without a bomb?

It’s the little things in life, like popping the ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door and taking time out for a comforting bath. With four delightful treats to choose from, why not run one for two? An indulgent collection of bathing treats with beautiful essential oils. Go on, get the tap running…

It contains Unicorn Horn bubble bar, Sex Bomb bath bomb, Rose Bombshell bath bomb, Lover Lamp bath bomb

NEW! Love and Kisses gift

Once upon a time…

Enjoy a night in that’s just like the fairytales. This quartet of enchanting goodies is ready to whisk you off your feet and bring fantasies of softened skin and sweetly-scented massages to life. You’re in for a happy ending. Love you to Rapunzel’s tower and back.

It contains Prince Charming shower gel 100g, Love Spell massage bar, Love You, Love You Lots soap, The Kiss Lip Scrub.

In Your Dreams gift

Pinch yourself, you’re not dreaming!

For the kind of sweet, floating-in-florals baths you’ve only seen in your dreams… until now. Two secret admirers are ready to take you to bathing heaven. Unwrap them!

It contains Cupid bath bomb, Unicorn Horn bubble bar 

Lots of Love gift set

What (or who) is on your ‘to do’ list today?

You’ll want to make opening this seductive, soothing parcel top of the page. Those three words are lovely to hear, but how about seven treats to pamper the whole body too?

Lush Valentine's 2017 (3)It contains Cupid bath bomb, Lover Lamp bath bomb, Rose Bombshell bath bomb, Lovestruck bubble bar, Prince Charming shower gell 100g, Love Spell massage bar, Love You, Love You Lots soap.

In the Philippines, Lush is located at Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Estancia at Capitol Commons, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Robinsons Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia and Trinoma. Visitfacebook.com/lushphilippines or follow @lushcosmeticsph and @ssilifephon Instagram for more information.

Meet Me at Starbucks

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It often starts with “What do you do?”, “Kamusta weekend mo?” or “Kamusta traffic sa area mo?” Then, eventually, this small talk turns into conversations revolving around families, hobbies and passions. And, in those moments where two people do nothing but simply talk about their lives and open up their souls to one another, good things happen.

This is true for the two couples who started their relationship with a good conversation over Starbucks coffee. Alvin and Deborah first met at Starbucks, while study buddies Luis and Jet got to know each other better after a Starbucks coffee seminar.

In 2013, Alvin invited Deborah to meet up at Starbucks i2 Point in Cebu after being introduced to each other through Facebook by a common friend. They talked for the first time over Java Chip Frappuccino®, Caramel Frappuccino® and a Cinnamon Roll. In less than a month, they made their relationship official.

Meet Me at Starbucks (1)After three years, Alvin, a self-proclaimed poet, proposed to her through a 14-stanza poem. “I gave her one stanza of the poem every month during our coffee dates at Starbucks. It started on September 25, 2013, and went on for a year. After that, I never wrote her a poem again.  I decided to fulfill my plan to propose to her last March 25, 2015 and created photo slides of us with each stanza of the poem in it, but now with the culminating stanza asking her to be my wife,” Alvin shared.

Last year, they had their prenuptial photoshoot at the Starbucks store where they first met. They are now married for eight months and expecting their first born very soon.

Meanwhile, Luis and Jet’s story is a bit different. They were part of a study group that regularly met at Starbucks to review for the board exams. One Sunday after the exams, the two met again at Starbucks just to read books and spend alone time together, until a barista invited them to join a coffee seminar.Meet Me at Starbucks (2)They obliged and had a wonderful coffee experience by discovering the different growing regions and types of coffee. After the seminar, they got to know each other on a more personal level as they were able to talk more comfortably. That same day, I came to know that he loves to go to the movies and dreams about being Batman. He also allowed me to share a laugh with him about his funny childhood antics, which I still laugh about to this very moment. The coffee experience loosens up people and makes them more comfortable, and I think this is why the term ‘COCOL’ (Coffee-Coffee Lang) also became popular,” Jet shared. They agreed to attend the  following week’s coffee seminar, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Now about to get married, they still remember that first time they had a good conversation and the friendly faces of the baristas who invited them to the coffee seminar.

These, and more, happened at a place where people meet to bond and enjoy each other’s company. Starbucks, from the very start, has strived to be the third place between home and work – where one can form and keep meaningful relationships.

And, in the spirit of encouraging meaningful connections over good coffee, Starbucks invites everyone to its “Meet Me At Starbucks for a Date Night” event on February 14, 6-8PM at EVIA Daang Hari in Las Piñas and The Venice Grand Canal in Taguig, and 7-9PM at Axis Entertainment Center in Cebu and E- Lopez in Quezon City. Live musical performances, food and beverage samples, and special treats await you during the event.

Celebrate love over a cup of your favorite handcrafted beverages and share your photos and stories at www.meetmeatstarbucks.ph – because good things happen when you get together.

Real Love at Rustan’s

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Love is in the air and romance is in full bloom at Rustan’s. This Valentine’s Season, fall in love and discover new ways to pamper loved ones with thoughtful gifts and luxurious treats that will make hearts flutter.

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For men going on special dates with their lady loves on the day of hearts, take cue and get dressed to impress with handsome accessories from Babette Wasserman and tailored ensembles care of Ascot Chang, Faconnable and Pedro del Hierro.

The ladies, on the other hand, are sure to turn heads in styles bursting with color, life and romance. Pick outfits in bold shades of red and pink. Beautiful pieces in the color of love are available at U by Ricardo Preto, Lily Pulitzer and Oleg Cassini. Find a pair of shoes to match or a bag to complement that outfit from Aquazurra, Christian Louboutin, Longchamp and Loewe.

No sparkle is more alluring than that which comes from a happy heart. Gift your self or that special lady with fine, glittering jewels from the world’s style leaders such as Tiffany & Co and Roberto Coin, and impeccable timepieces from Bedat & Co. Add a touch gold and red with unique designs by Damiani, Carrera y Carrera, Tamara Comolli, Adami & Martucci, Ippolita, and Ziio. Handsome timepieces for him and gentlemen’s staples are available from Montblanc and Piaget.

For the more practical woman, who’s delighted by gifts of décor and home accessories, Swarovski, Lenox and Royal Albert present a gorgeous selection for the season.

Every woman is sure to love something for her dresser. Fill it with fine cosmetics from CHANEL, Laura Mercier and Nars. Let your lady pucker up in shades of pink with T. Clerc and Stila lip sticks. A simple yet useful gift would be cute colored nail polishes from Deborah Lippmann and OPI.

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Heighten the mood and capture the joie di vivre of the romantic holiday with whimsical scents from Rustan’s. For something modern, crisp, fruity or inspired by nature, seek the scents of  Maison Francis Kurkdjian , Diptyque, AccaKappa, and  L’Occitane.

Rustan's Valentines 2017 (1)Just a whiff of these will lift any scent lover to Cloud 9.  For something more sensual and deep, a fragrance that reflects your most primal nature, layer on the classic and more complex scents of Annick Goutal, and  Historiae.

Nothing expresses your appreciation better than showing affection. Yet a beautiful gift coupled with a box of chocolates would probably send across an even more meaningful message. Just for this season of hearts, shoppers will be able to get a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates for a minimum single-receipt purchase of P5,000 from Rustan’s the Beauty Source, Rustan’s Ladies, Men’s. Fine Jewelry, Home and Children’s departments.

From luxurious garments to wonderful perfumes, discover everything the heart needs and more to celebrate the season of romance. At Rustan’s, find new ways to fall in love all over again.

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For the complete schedule of activities, visit www.rustans.com.ph 

To know more about the latest collections available in the stores, you may visit Rustan’s in Makati, Shangri-la, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu.

 

The Rustan’s Flower Shop Valentine’s 2017

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Rustans flower shop 2017 valentines day

RFS vday tumbler

All for the love of Valentines, presenting our Valentine 2017 floral arrangements!!

Pls visit our fresh stores and kiosks to place your orders or message Ms. Penn Villanueva at +63 925 892 2371 / pennvillanueva@yahoo.com. Spread the love through flowers! #rustansflowershop

Regular Stores :
Rustans Department Store Makati
Rustans Super Market Makati
Rustans Super Market Rockwell
St. Luke’s QC
St. Luke’s Global
Rustans Department Store Shangrila
Rustans Ayala Town Center

Kiosks :
Rockwell Lobby
RCBC Plaza
Central Square Mall
Starbucks Gateway
Ayala Town Center
Starbucks Trinoma
Robinson’s Manila

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