Eco Mom

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 So happy to meet Meryll Dy @merylldy the lady who distributes this great gadget- Eco Mom @ecomomph Eco Mom  It’s a UV sterilizer for not only mom’s but for “OC” people like my hubby :-) Eco Mom (2)ECOMOM
The Pioneer in UV Sterilization
-Ecomom is the first multipurpose UV sterilizer in the Philippines.
* Sterilize and eliminate 99.9% of bacteria using UV-C light in 10 minutes.
* Deodorize using ventilation and/or negative ions (the anion function also provides another level of anti-bacterial/anti-viral protection as well as removes dust!) in the 10 minutes.
*Dry moist items while sterilizing and deodorizing (under the auto cycle function).
-Power consumption, equivalent to an electric fan at 80watts.
-Duration of each function can be lengthened according to need.
-It has a safety mechanism where it shuts off automatically when opened, and the tinted special glass prevents UV from escaping.
-Anything can be sterilized since the Ecomom does not use heat or steam to take care of germs (think: cellphones, iPads, toothbrushes, make-up brushes, remote control, dentures, etc.)- no more waiting time as well for items to dry.

Available at @rustansph #RustansPh #H2HRustans #H2HHeartedThings #H2HGadgets #EcoMomPh #EcoMomEco Mom (1) Eco Mom (3) Eco Mom (4)

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 – 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 

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 / 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

Bai’s Boneless Lechon Belly

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 I copied Pepper @pepperteehankee and ordered Bai’s Boneless Lechon belly Bai's Boneless Lechon Belly (4) Bai's Boneless Lechon Belly (3) Bai's Boneless Lechon Belly (2) I fried the leftover the next day – it’s the only way to get the skin crispy.  Someone says an air fryer will do as well so that would be better!  #baisbonelesslechoncebu #H2HLechonBai's Boneless Lechon Belly (1)

Tiffany & Co Valentines 2017

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Tiffany & Co Valentines 2017
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NEW YORK, NY — Tiffany & Co. today announced that Lady Gaga will represent the Brand in its latest Legendary Style campaign, launching a new fashion jewelry collection, Tiffany HardWear. The campaign will premiere in a 60-second film to air during Super Bowl LI on Sunday, February 5, a first for the Brand.

Tiffany & Co Announces New Collection with Lady Gaga (1)Lady Gaga, a true New Yorker and style icon who is fiercely feminine and fearlessly original, is seen in the film speaking from the heart—unscripted—about her lifelong passion for the Brand, and more importantly, about her own creative journey towards self-expression and empowerment.

The subjects of the Legendary Style campaigns are women of confidence, beauty and substance, chosen for their intelligence and authenticity. Whether they are actors or artists, models or musicians, they are true originals and make their own rules—and Lady Gaga personifies these ideals.

“ In New York, you’re born knowing that Tiffany is the best, and that it is where the magic happens. The Brand is definitive and iconic, yet continues to push and evolve with the times,”  said Lady Gaga. “ To me, Tiffany represents timeless American jewelry.” The new Tiffany HardWear collection featured in the campaign embodies the strength and spirit of the modern woman, imbued with the soul of New York. With its bold 18k gold and sterling silver pieces, Tiffany HardWear is a study in the purity of design. Inspired by a unisex bracelet from 1971 in the Tiffany Archives, Tiffany HardWear builds on this design to include earrings, rings, necklaces and pendants. Urban and elegant, Tiffany Hardwear is as strong as the woman who wears it.

“ For more than 180 years, the world’s chicest women have chosen Tiffany jewelry as a powerful expression of who they are,”  said Caroline Naggiar, chief brand officer of Tiffany & Co. “ This campaign celebrates Tiffany’s rich legacy and the modernity of Tiffany style. Lady Gaga, and her originality, creativity and courage, reflects the spirit of this collection.”

The campaign was creative directed by Tiffany’s in-house team in partnership with Grace Coddington, and shot by David Sims. The 60-second film will be available Super Bowl Sunday on, and campaign images will appear across print and digital channels throughout the spring.

Tiffany & Co Announces New Collection with Lady Gaga (2)The Tiffany HardWear Collection will be available on May 2 and in-store worldwide on April 28, with limited and exclusive pre-orders available in the U.S. beginning February 5.

While Tiffany has handcrafted the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the Super Bowl champion for each of the past 50 years, the Brand has never before been featured in a Super Bowl advertisement. Tiffany is the internationally renowned jeweler founded in New York in 1837. Through its subsidiaries, Tiffany & Co. manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide, and also engages in direct selling through Internet, catalog and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit

VINCE LOMBARDI TROPHY and SUPER BOWL are registered trademarks of the National Football League. All rights reserved.

@tiffanyandco #TiffanyHardWear

Tiffany & Co. is exclusively available at Rustan’s Ayala Center, Makati City and Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

TIFFANY, TIFFANY & CO., and T&CO. are trademarks of Tiffany and Company and its affiliates.

La Petite Fromagerie

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 Love this mother-daughter tandem!! Tita Millie and Karla Reyes @kakakarlotta

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Tita Millie told me that Karla prepared a cheese buffet for her birthday celebration and it was so popular they decided to start @lapetitefromagerie  La Petite Fromagerie (14)  This is Karla’s own business which she started on her own with Mommy’s blessings and support
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 Aside from the popular ham, corned beef and pastrami from the @theplazainc catering, they now have a new offering which I LOVE!!   #LaPetiteFromagerie #ThePlazaInc #Raclette #H2HCheeseLa Petite Fromagerie (6) La Petite Fromagerie (7) La Petite Fromagerie (5) La Petite Fromagerie (2) La Petite Fromagerie (1)La Petite Fromagerie karla reyes 5La Petite Fromagerie karla reyes 6La Petite Fromagerie karla reyes 7La petite fromagerie Karla reyes a

Make sure to show your Heart2Heart card

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Facial Mists and Cleansers

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During A Decade of Hearts there was a facial mist bar with different brands of facial mists! One of my hearted products nowadays and all under one roof – Rustan’s.  Everyone should have one – not only women but everyone :-)  Just to freshen up or moisturize and hydrate the skin.  Before there was only Evian but now there are many to choose from!  LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! :-)   Facial Cleanser (1)A Decade of Hearts (23)Facial Cleanser (1)Facial Cleanser (10)Facial Cleanser (2)Facial Cleanser (3)Facial Cleanser (4)Facial Cleanser (5)Facial Cleanser (11)Facial Cleanser (12)Facial Cleanser (6)Facial Cleanser (7)Facial Cleanser (8)Facial Cleanser (9)facial-cleanser-8facial-cleanser-1facial-cleanser-9 And another facial product is the cleansing water which is an alternative to using water to wash or cleanse your face.  Water can be harsh or the face so I love using these :-) facial-cleansers-2facial-cleansersfacial-cleansers-3facial-cleansers-1facial-cleanser-10facial-cleanser-11facial-cleanser-12facial-cleanser

A Decade of Hearts

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 Thank you for coming to celebrate A Decade of HEARTS #NewYouWithRustans @rustansph X H2H

A Decade of Hearts (1) A Decade of Hearts (2) A Decade of Hearts (3) A Decade of Hearts (4)Heart2Heart cards were launched and distributed to those who came

Previous entry:  Get Your H10H Anniversary Cards January 23, 2017

Heart2Heart 10th Year Anniversary Card January 26, 2017
A Decade of Hearts (7)A Decade of Hearts (6)When Rustan’s asked me what my favorite things are in the store, it was very hard because it’s everything!! So these are only a few among the many of my favorites focusing on wellness as we are celebrating a whole new you. Beauty on the outside comes from beauty on the insideA Decade of Hearts (9)A Decade of Hearts (1) A Decade of Hearts (8)A Decade of Hearts (5)A Decade of Hearts (2) A Decade of Hearts (10) A Decade of Hearts (11) A Decade of Hearts (3) A Decade of Hearts (12) A Decade of Hearts (13) A Decade of Hearts (4)
A Decade of Hearts (15) A Decade of Hearts (5) A Decade of Hearts (16) A Decade of Hearts (17) A Decade of Hearts (18) A Decade of Hearts (19) A Decade of Hearts (20) A Decade of Hearts (21) A Decade of Hearts (6) A Decade of Hearts (22) A Decade of Hearts (7) A Decade of Hearts (23) A Decade of Hearts (24)  Love the photobooth by @rustansph It’s paperless and it’s a series of 4 photos ( 10 seconds per photo to give you time to compose your pose :-)  ) and when finished it comes out as a GIF file by #H10H #AllYouNeedIsLove #H2HHearts #H2HRustans #NewYouWithRustansA Decade of Hearts (25)Jhun the owner was there manning the booth!  He must have been laughing to himself the whole time! haha!! I told him to put sample poses for people like me who don’t know how to pose! haha!! He will put pegs daw :-)  A Decade of Hearts (62) A Decade of Hearts (26) It’s official – Pinoys love to take photos :-)  Our event was from 3-6pm and out of those 3 hours 2.5 hours was spent taking photos haha!!  But it was good because it was Heart2Hearts moment with each one. Not even everyone is here since lack of time :-)  So much LOVE! Thank you all for supporting!   Not a celebration for Heart2Heart but for all of you who have supported throughout the years ! LOVE you all !  #H1?H #NewYouWithRustans #H2HRustans #H2HGrateful #H2HHearts #AllYouNeedIsLove

 Go here to see al the GIFs Decade of Hearts (27) A Decade of Hearts (28) A Decade of Hearts (29)  The Plaza catered for cocktails and I was so happy to see Willie the Captain waiter who was the Captain at our wedding reception 22 years ago!!!  You can imagine his loyalty and years of service for the Plaza

 Previous entry:  The Plaza at 50 Oct 7, 2015

The Plaza Catering June 21, 2013

 Catering by the Plaza January 28, 2012A Decade of Hearts (30)  Thank you to Tito Ralph Joseph, Ronnie and Raymond for the Haart to Heart Riesling!  Its the best!!A Decade of Hearts (31) A Decade of Hearts (32) A Decade of Hearts (33)  Heart shaped everything!! Thank you Karla for these little details A Decade of Hearts (34) A Decade of Hearts (35) A Decade of Hearts (36) A Decade of Hearts (37) A Decade of Hearts (38) So there were gadgets to promote healthy cooking so we can eat healthy. ( it was not only picture taking haha!! ) A Decade of Hearts (39) A Decade of Hearts (40) A Decade of Hearts (41) A Decade of Hearts (8) A Decade of Hearts (43)A Decade of Hearts (9) A Decade of Hearts (44) A Decade of Hearts (45) A Decade of Hearts (46) A Decade of Hearts (47) A Decade of Hearts (10) A Decade of Hearts (11) A Decade of Hearts (48) A Decade of Hearts (49) A Decade of Hearts (50) A Decade of Hearts (51)  A MUST nowadays in every home!! Air Fryer!!  Imagine french fries without using oil!  Fried chicken, fried anything without using oil!!A Decade of Hearts (52)A Decade of Hearts (65)I asked Rustan’s if I could be Oprah for one day and share all my favorite things in Rustan’s so the tokens were a little way of sharing my most HEARTed things in Rustan’s! It was not a celebration for me but for all of you who have supported Heart2Heart through the years.  Thankful for 10 years. Thank you Lord :-) #H2HRustans #H2HHeartedThingsA Decade of Hearts (53) A Decade of Hearts (54) A Decade of Hearts (56) A Decade of Hearts (57) A Decade of Hearts (58)A Decade of Hearts (61) Lolo Benny even came to join in the celebration!  He never misses milestones in the family!! Thank you to my Rustan’s family for supporting me from Day 1.A Decade of Hearts (63)A Decade of Hearts (64) Heart2Heart loves giveaways – both receiving and giving :-)   In celebration of #H10H I wanted to be Oprah and give all my HEARTed ( hearted) things from Rustan’s @rustansph but since we know that’s impossible :-)  The gift was a representative of some of my HEARTed things which were given to ladies that attended #NewYouWithRustans

S’well bottle, Rustan’s angpao envelope, @vitamixphilippines mason jar, @kleankanteen_ph I am Eco Hearted bag, Mustela @mustelaphilippines Physiobebe No Rinse Cleansing Water 50ml,
Vitamin Barrier Cream 10ml tube, Hydrabebe Face Cream 5ml tube, Massage Oil 3ml sachet, Frok @rustansthebeautysource 125 ml Cadentia Nature Antimosquito cologne, Express massage and Body lift Cellulite control 30ml from Clarins, Hand cream from L’Occitane, 2 pcs. Baylis and Harding bath and shower gel 30 ml., Acca Kappa perfume vial, Jane Iredale make over voucher, and Laura Mercier mascara sampler. Thank you Rustan’s :-)  #H2HGiveaways #H2HHearts #H2HHeartedThings #H2HGrateful #H2HRustansA Decade of Hearts (14) A Decade of Hearts (59)  Thank you Andy ( who is also TECHY and knows TVs, monitors, USBs etc ) and Ivette from Rustan’s VMD for the beautiful set upA Decade of Hearts (60)A Decade of Hearts (66)

Kiss & Love

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Colors entwined in a passionate embrace for the most lighthearted and romantic holiday of the year

Longchamp Valentines 2017 Longchamp Valentines 2017At Longchamp, we adore joining all the lovers out there to celebrate Valentine’s Day, so we created the KISS & LOVE collection, a line of accessories that are just tickled pink and fuchsia.

Two shopping bags in split cowhide profess their feelings, showing off a couple of cutepockets with notes daintily silkscreened and embroidered in Lurex thread. These come with a matching KISS or LOVE wristlet pouch, in colors as emboldened as your feelings.

There is no tradition more touching for Longchamp than commemorating love by giving you master craftsmanship with a touch of whimsy in an original collection full of words and color in honor of Valentine’s Day.

The KISS & LOVE collection will set hearts aflutter in February at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Rustan’s Cebu, and Greenbelt 5.

French luxury House Longchamp was founded in Paris in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain, and is still owned and run by the Cassegrain family today. Longchamp’s handbags, luggage and accessories have a worldwide reputation for craftsmanship and quality, which now extends to shoes and ready-to-wear collections. Longchamp is an international brand that has maintained momentum and energy across the decades. It epitomizes French flair, fresh and inspiring creativity, as well as sharing the lives of women and men across the world who enjoy a touch of luxury every day. Refreshing advertising campaigns and exciting collaborations with artists underline the contemporary and sometimes playful spirit of Longchamp, which owns more than 300 exclusive boutiques worldwide.REAL LOVE Rustans valentines 2017