Rolling out on its 5th leg, Philippine Harvest at Central Square will once again bring local farm produce straight to your tables this June 16 to 18, 2017 at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street Central in Taguig.
Over (40) forty exhibitors will accessibly bring to the Metro the richness and diversity of our country’s organic, artisanal, natural, and indigenous agricultural products.Agripreneurs will get that chance to share their stories behind their products to consumers and potential investors. With this, people will discover more of the country’s rich agricultural produce which include organic meat and vegetables, local chocolates and coffee, dried fish, and fresh local fruits.According to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol, the conduct of agri-trade fairs and expositions like this “exemplifies commitment of support of the Department of Agriculture to Filipino agricultural entrepreneurs so they will continue to produce world class products that make use of the abundance of the country’s natural resources.”
The 5TH PHILIPPINE HARVEST is organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA), in partnership with SSI Group Inc. and Central Square. Theagri-food fair will be located at the lower ground and upper ground floors of Central Square starting June 16-18, 2017 and will be open to public during mall hours.
CENTRAL SQUARE INFORMATION
Address: 5th Avenue cor. 30th St., Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC, Taguig
H2H visited Loc & Stor @locnstor247 a self storage facility in Pasig. No need to worry about lack of space in your home, just Loc & Stor ?It’s be in operation for 2 years and now they expanded this facility and soon to open in Makati. Expansion only means one thing More power to you Sam and Anna Peterson ?? Looking forward to more locations #locnstor247#selfstorageph#H2HPeople
I’m so happy to meet Anna Peterson. She’s the sister of our friend Jigs Carlos and she’s our co-parent in Manila and in the States. And she’s OC I like seeing what OC people do because I learn a lot from them. I asked her to show me her storage in her own facility Loc & Stor @locnstor247 Find out what’s inside #h2hhouseholdtips#locnstor247#storageph#selfstorageph
We could all use more Space.
Do you live with a hoarder? Or does your partner have a hobby collection that is taking over your home?
Is it time to clear out the spare bedroom to make way for the baby?
Has your guest bathroom morphed into a bodega?
Are you moving in to a new modern condo, and don’t know what to do with inherited furniture?
Is it Christmas all year round with no place to store that huge Santa statue?
Are you renovating and don’t know what to do with your fine belongings?At the office…
Is your once productive conference room now a document storage area?
Are you expecting a shipment of seasonal stocks or packaging materials?
Do you need easy 24/7 access to your stocks during the holidays?
Is your current storage too far away?Up until now, Filipinos have struggled to find an attractive choice for storage. Loc&Stor 24/7 changes all that with its world-class secure self-storage offering. Whatever your storage needs may be, Loc&Stor 24/7 Secure Self-Storage has that extra space that you need.
What they offer is simple: a secure, convenient, and professionally operated location wherein to secure your belongings. To do so, they build, or convert, large buildings for the purpose of self-storage. They subdivide the building using steel partitions that are specifically made for self-storage, and provide units ranging from 1.5 square meter lockers that can accommodate eight balikbayan boxes, to 18 square meter jumbo-size units that can accommodate contents of half a 40-foot sea container. It is different from warehousing, which provides limited security and fire protection for your possessions, co-mingles client’s items, limits access, charges for movement in and out, and may well tie you down to a long-term contract. At Loc&Stor 24/7, they incorporate the best that the self-storage industry has to offer and give you secure, convenient, and professional storage solutions.
Many storage choices, including the use of your own home or office, put your possessions at risk. Pilferage, floods, fire, and damage from improper storage can ruin your belongings. Loc&Stor 24/7 takes the security and privacy of your valuables seriously and takes many extra steps to help protect your items.
First of all, Loc&Stor 24/7 discriminately selects and builds at chosen site locations to maximize protection of your possessions. For example, their first facility along C5 in Pasig City, is situated within a guarded, gated compound that has been flood-free for decades. Extensive smoke detectors and sprinkler systems are installed throughout the facility, and the entire facility is built to strict fire and floor-loading codes… these are not retrofitted office buildings with insufficient and unsafe loading capacity. Loc&Stor 24/7 also builds climate-controlled areas where humidity is regulated. These areas are great for storing goods and possessions that are sensitive to temperature and humidity, such as leather goods, antique documents, books, paintings, winter clothing, and shoes.
Secondly, Loc&Stor 24/7 incorporates cutting-edge security measures to maximize protection of your possessions. Loc&Stor 24/7 uses guards from a leading security agency to provide round-the-clock safety at their facilities. They utilize high-definition Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras with night vision to monitor and record all activities within and around our facility. The lighting and security systems are also backed up by generator systems to protect against a security outage. Moreover, Loc&Stor 24/7 employs the world’s number one, multi-layered security system built specifically for the self-storage industry. Once you have set up an account, you will use a user-defined PIN to access our facility. Your PIN arms and disarms your unit’s alarm, and all access to your unit is electronically logged. The system will even notify you through e-mail whenever your unit is opened.
Lastly to complete the protection-picture, Loc&Stor 24/7 also offers an insurance plan that is custom made for the storer’s needs.
With all this protection, you can sleep peacefully without a concern for your stored possessions.
Ease and Convenience
The facilities are conveniently located close to Manila’s main business and residential areas, and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Loc&Stor 24/7’s clean and easy to use facilities are equipped with loading and unloading docks to accommodate up to a 40-foot container, plenty of parking, as well as large elevators to facilitate transport of items to upper floors.They have heavy-duty trolleys and carts that you can freely use on-site to make moving your items much easier. You can even purchase locks and packing materials right from their retail shop. They can also refer you to recommended professional packers and movers to handle the entire packing and moving process for you.
Loc&Stor 24/7 offers flexible monthly rental contracts, with a minimum of one month rental, which can easily be extended; and allows you to upsize or downsize your unit at any time.
Professionalism and Expertise
As industry professionals, Loc&Stor 24/7 knows the self-storage business. Loc&Stor 24/7 was created and is managed by industry experts with international experience and extensive knowledge of the self-storage industry. The management team brings a breadth of experience which includes large multi-national management, private equity, self-storage design and construction, real-estate, and retail. This foundation along with picking the best practices from across the world helps ensure your experience will always be world-class.Loc&Stor 24/7 likes to treat their facility as an extension of your home or business. In practice, Loc&Stor 24/7 keeps the facility professionally maintained to ensure the facility always works and regular cleaning and pest deterrent steps to keep out creepy crawlies or other uninvited guests. And since stored belongings need to breathe too, our entire facility has filtered forced-air ventilation to ensure fresh air circulation for all storage areas, as well as fan-cooled hallways for your added comfort while at the facility.Moreover, their friendly and knowledgeable staff are always keen to assist you in choosing the right storage solution to suit your needs and to ensure you get the best self-storage services possible. They take pride in their customer service approach and are always looking for ways to make your stay uniquely special.
The Philippines is ready and deserves superior and trustworthy storage solutions, and Loc&Stor 24/7 delivers what we in the Philippines deserve. So if you find yourself looking for more storage space beyond a cramped room, a crowded conference room, or a hidden corner in your house or office, give Loc&Stor 24/7 a call. Look to Loc&Stor 24/7 to provide you the self-storage solution you need. “Loc&Stor 24/7: We’ve got your (extra) space!”Not sure what to expect from a Self storage facility? We’ve put together a list of features that will help you decide the kind of self storage facility that will fit your needs.
Do you need climate controlled units? Do you need easy access in the wee hours of the morning? Is security important to you? How about cleanliness and maintenance of the facility?Call or visit to book your unit now and find out what so many satisfied customers have already experienced.
Loc&Stor 24/7 was started in 2014 by Sam Peterson. Prior to its conceptualization, Sam was heading part of a global company that managed, designed, and constructed self-storage facilities across the world, where he focused on Asian countries such as Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and China to name a few. Through this experience and working with leaders in the self-storage industry, he gained tremendous knowledge and learned global best practices. After a year of market studies, exploration, and rigorous planning, he saw that Filipinos were ready for a world-class self-storage facility and opened the first Loc&Stor 24/7 facility where he brought together the best of his learning and knowledge to create a truly world-class storage offering for Filipinos.
Loc&Stor 24/7 is a member of the US and Asian Self Storage Association and the pioneer in numerous security and safety features in the Philippines, including full facility smoke detection and fire protection, digital CCTV coverage, PIN code access, individual unit alarms, email notifications, and round-the-clock security guards from a top agency. With two facilities in operation, a third nearly complete, and several others under design, Loc&Stor 24/7 is determined to provide a world-class storage experience to a growing segment of Filipino storers.
To be at the forefront of the self-storage industry in the Philippines, making Loc&Stor 24/7 synonymous with world-class self-storage.
Provide Peace-of-Mind for Filipinos with extra stuff, but no extra space. Enabling those who seek a de-cluttered organized life to reclaim their space at home or office.
Integrity in all areas of our work
We place great importance on our commitments. We are honest and transparent in all our transactions with customers, employees, partners, and suppliers.
Excellence in all we do
We embrace excellence through continuous improvement and forward thinking solutions that make us better today and tomorrow.
Attention to detail
We pay close attention to the details; be it construction, system design, staff selection and operations. First-impression draws customers to us, but the attention to detail persuades them to stay.
Listen to our customers
We love feedback. Our best ideas and improvements come from our storers.
COMPANY HISTORY & OWNER’S PROFILE
SAM PETERSONSeveral years back, Sam shifted gears after 20-years managing businesses for the world’s largest industrial gas company, Linde. From this large multi-national, he joined the legion of self-storage pioneers in Asia when he took on the MD role at Steel Storage Asia (SSA) in Singapore. Here, he learned from the best in the industry; covering: design, real estate, financing, construction, operations, and marketing of Self-Storage. As his learnings grew, the allure of owner/operator was too great. So, four years ago he ventured into the Philippines on his own to create, from scratch, what is now the Philippines largest self-storage operator, Loc&Stor 24/7.
ANNA C. PETERSONAnna’s background has been in marketing and merchandising. Her job stints have been in Leo Burnett and McCann Erickson in the Philippines, Toys R Us in the US and Hongkong and Habitat in Thailand. She also co-founded Impressions Art Studio in Singapore, before moving back to Manila after 25 years of living in various countries. She is happy to apply and test her many learnings and experiences at Loc&Stor 24/7, where she currently wears many hats – marketing, merchandising, operations, purchasing and a little bit of HR. “When you own your business, you have to be a jack of all trades and learn new roles as quickly as you can… and also learn when to hire 3rdparty consultants to help out where needed.” It has been a steep learning curve at times, but it’s been fun. The best part is when customers come to the facility and are pleasantly surprised at the level of cleanliness, service, and professionalism that we offer.
REINA C. LICAUCOReina studied Early Childhood Education and co-founded CHILD Pre-School fresh out of graduate school. Aside from child education she has always had an interest in art, dabbling in various mediums during her spare time or for relaxation. This interest in art led her to start Art Corner at PowerBooks where she held workshops for young kids using various mediums, thus combining both her passions. When her husband started SDIF, a college for low-income families, she took on a teacher role once again, this time teaching English to college level students. She never imagined herself to be in business, but she has been with Loc&Stor 24/7 since day one, learning the ins and outs of running a world-class self-storage facility. In line with her background in education, she trains the staff at Loc&Stor 24/7, and assists with operations, sales and HR. “Helping out in Loc&Stor pushed me out of my comfort zone — but it’s been worth it, seeing it grow.”
In the last Philippine Harvest at Central Square I bought a bottle of Bangus belly in a bottle from this booth It’s mini bangus bellies and I fry it in its own oil in the bottle til crispy and yum yum! I am into these bottled fishes nowadays
Famous barrister Amal Clooney was recently spotted carrying a Longchamp Paris Premier bag in the streets of Paris.Paris Premier is a luxurious line spotlighting the Longchamp excellence and know-how. The bag is available in two sizes in Black, Red, Ivory and Natural colors and is characterized by a very sensual and supple calfskin leather lined with a lambskin leather.
Spring is in the air at Longchamp, as women feel the desire to step out with a new sense of freedom and excitement.
Paris Premier celebrates rue Saint-Honoré and Paris’s famous fashion district by showing off its graphic and structured lines in a look that’s both chic and elegant.
This emblematic bag breaks all the rules: it’s both an intimate object of luxury made from the highest quality leather, and a must-have bag to grace the arm of the busy cosmopolitan city dweller.The Paris Premier offers totally contemporary refinement, boasting fine details, hand finishing and touches of brass, a discreet signature embossed, and its lambskin-lined interior.
Now available in two new colors: subtle Ivory and bold Red Lacquer. It even comes in a daring two-tone version, in a refined combination of warm shades – Cognac and Burnt Red – or in deeper Navy and Chocolate.
A timeless accessory and the perfect mix of style and Longchamp savoir-faire. In just a few months the Paris Premier bag has become a key piece for the distinctly elegant woman.
Discover the Paris Premier at Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu and Greenbelt 5.
Recent finds from @delimondo The Anchovy, garlic cream sauce which can be used for bread just spread and toast, pasta sauce, sauce for anything for P230.00 a bottle. Iberian chicken ( recipe of Chef Ed Quimson ) which is so easy to make just follow the instructions for P170.00. I tried it with sea bass from Annette @annettegozon And when you buy from the store you get 5% discount pa #delimondo#DelimondoPh
Ancient Greek Sandals are handmade locally by skilled craftsmen using traditional techniques that have existed for centuries. The chemical-free, natural tan leather used, ages beautifully with time and wear. A raw yet feminine aesthetic distinguishes this new sandal brand. The idea was to create a flat sandal, which feels light, nude, soft and sexy. The clean round toe sole is deliberately kept light and almost disappears when worn; hence emphasizing the beautifully detailed and often intricate design of the upper part of each style. The ‘golden wing’ buckle is a trademark of the brand.Born and raised in Greece, co-founder and designer, Christina Martini is a BA (Hons) graduate in Footwear Design and Product Development from the prestigious Cordwainers College (2000). Christina previously worked as a shoe designer for Balenciaga (2008-2010), Louis Vuitton and Iris srl. Her business partner and co-founder Nikolas Minoglou, was born in London and raised in Greece. An MBA graduate from Babson College (USA), in 2006 returned to Athens and took over the family’s well established footwear business, before joining forces with Christina.
This new classic group consists of three new styles that can be worn anytime from beach to bar essentials for every wardrobe. These solid upper sandals are available in vachetta leather, pony or nubuck.
Since the first season, cut out details have been Ancient Greek Sandals’ DNA. For pre collection S/S17, four new delicate styles have been introduced which are inspired by ancient Greek ceramic vases in the form of a sandaled foot. From the easy slide Venus, to the more intricate gladiator style Dione, all are available in vachetta, nubuck or metallic crosta.
COLOURS / MATERIALS
New earthy tones such as cappuccino and khaki have been added to the AGS classic colour palette, whereas a more fun fuchsia and a classic raspberry complete the colours of the iconic vachetta leather. Nubuck, which is introduced this season, is available for all styles of the collection in a romantic light pink, khaki and black. Pink and khaki are also available in the popular pony skin. Snake is available in selected colours only: raspberry and black. As a novelty this season, all the natural wooden structures are replaced with a dark chestnut colour. Vibrant hues including red, yellow, pink and green are prominent throughout the collection making a statement as solid block colours, or as accents and decoration.
A more masculine group has been developed for this season, sandals with large pieces of leather, with straps going through, cover and hold the foot firmly. From slides to mid gladiator, these styles offer a more urban look.
The success of the Eleftheria sandal with delicate braids led to the creation of two more ‘sister’ styles. Amalia and Yianna are both available in solid classic tones or mixed colours such as platinum with black, natural or silver. The alter ego of these three braided styles are their clean version in flat vachetta in many colours.
Five styles of beautifully bejeweled sandals form this new evening group. Antique symbols engraved on metal pieces, spirals and coiled metallic lines give shape to these feminine, sandals where leather is used only when absolutely necessary.
In Greek Mythology, Clotho, Atropos and Lachesis are the three Fates who were supposedly the ‘weavers’ of life for all the mortals. The three styles of this group take their names as they consist of woven mixed media straps made out of leather, woolen threads, strings and metallic beads. This bohemian group is available in all black or natural with off white elements.
A new ‘Colour Blocking’ group is introduced this season, mixing three key vachetta tones together to create a bold stripe combination. Metallic tones of silver, gold and pink metal extend this group further, creating a sophisticated finish.
THE BLOCK HEEL
A new construction, this season is ‘the block heel’. This vintage inspired heel takes us back to the Mediterranean holidays of the 70’s Jackie O’ in the island of Scorpios or Maria Callas in Portofino. Four classic styles plus one new moccasin style are available in our trademark vachetta leather or soft nubuck combined with dark wood.
Following the success of the denim collection, this has been extended to include a tie-dye denim fabrication and patchwork denim group, which combines both light and dark to create an updated collection. Furthermore, the addition of braided denim styles adds extra diversity to this vast group.
For the first time, Raffia details have been added to key Ancient Greek Sandals styles. Multicolour or toned blue, woven raffia stripes decorate classic leather or denim styles such as Clio, Thais and Eleftheria, while intricate woven raffia flowers add a more tropical feel to the group.
For the first time Ancient Greek Sandals has developed a closed toe slide, featuring a different shape and construction from the sandals; the slipper group consist of the plain style, Pasoumi available in wide colour palette including denim, and Lysistrata, a slide loafer available in solid colours as well as colourblocking combinations.
Ancient Greek Sandals is exclusively available in Rustan’s Makati.
Super fun afternoon with CJ Jeseña @cjcjesena ?Head Tenant Management Division of @shangrilaplazaofficial He is back at the mall where he worked in 15 years ago and he’s the guy to look for if you need a space in the mall. And because he’s in charge, for sure it’s exciting times ahead. He toured me around the mall and we passed by some photo op areas. Since I don’t like photos he had to be my model haha!! Super funny #shangrilaplaza#H2HPeople Many new and exciting things happening and are about to happen at @shangrilaplazaofficial Watch out since it’s just starting- Steinway pianos @steinwayandsons by @yaoemerson Thai BBQ @thaibbq.manila Furniture Republic , Kosneyland ( Korean characters), the Plaza, Wobbly pan, Nadai Fujisoba, renovated food court, and many more. Check out the biggest and nicest Healthy Options with 600 sq meters including fresh fruits and vegetables #shangrilaplaza The @shangrilaplazaofficial now has a pop up art gallery – The Saturday Art Group at the East wing and in the main mall there are 2 featuring Masters on the 3rd floor and affordable art on the 5th floor I am most excited for the opening of the second branch of Adora!!!Love the bright Joe Fresh store in the main mall! Newly renovated food court! Chapel of Padre Pio at @shangrilaplazaofficial It’s nice and spacious