Mindanao Festival

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In line with the thrust of Rustan’s in BEING TRULY FILIPINO, A Festival was held to feature merchandise from Mindanao.  To launch the festival was a costume exhibit by Salvador Bernal and a beautiful dance number by the Philippine Ballet Theater.


A joint effort by Rustan’s headed by Mr. Bienvenido Tantoco Jr, President, and Mrs. Mita Rufino who heads and organizes Heritage Month every year.  



Manila Cup Football Festival

By | For kids, Sports, Summer | 5 Comments

The Manila Soccer Academy ( MSA ) had their culminating activity to end this year’s first module for the summer.  There will be a new module which starts June 9 to August 1.   


Maxi and Maricel organize and head MSA.  They are there everyday to supervise the classes.

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Stefano is the son of Maxi and Maricel and the classmate of Jaime.  This kid always amazes me.  That day he was acting as coach for Javier’s team.  I was listening to him and he was telling the kids not to blame the goalie and that everyone has to work as a team.   



Fish Out of Water

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Thanks to my bestfriend, Eds, for taking me to lunch!  This is becoming an annual thing… last year was Apartment 1B.  We made a promise we need to get together more often.

We agreed to try something new.  She made me choose so I chose another restaurant from Greenbelt 5.   We of course enjoyed the meal.  It was an interesting menu with many choices.  

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Crispy Baby Squid


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Ciao Italia!: An Italian Affair

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Ciao Italia!: An Italian Affair


Celebrate the whole month of June in Italian style from food, fashion, and passion as Rustan Commercial Corporation, Rustan’s Supermarket and Stores Specialists, Inc. together with the Italian Trade Commission-Manila present Ciao Italia!: An Italian Affair. The Italian Festival will highlight the best of Italy thru a series of events including workshops, cooking demos, fashion shows, and a special film screening.


A Touch of Italy. Feel the luxury of Italian fashion and lifestyle products at Rustan’s Makati. Get into Italian living with their workshops every Thursday on the 4th Level of Rustan’s Makati at 4 p.m. on June 5, “The Art of Coffee- Cappucino 101”; June 12, “Sideways- Savoring Italian Wine”; June 19, “Pasta 101- Al Dente”; and on June 26, “Entertaining Italian Style”. Several Italian “bambino” activities are also scheduled at the Children’s Divisions at the 3rd Level.  


Scents of Italy. Capture the true essence of Italian fragrances during the weekend of June with the fifteen participating Italian luxury brands: Acca Kappa, Aqua de Genova, Aqua di Parma, Aqua de Portofino,  Bulgari, Caribbean Vanilla, D&G, Etra, Luciano Soprani, Monotheme, Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Santa Maria Novella, Sonia Rykiel, and Versace


Moda Italia. Catch the style and sophistication of top fashion brands via in-store fashion shows at the 4th and 5th Levels of Rustan’s Makati at 6 p.m. on June 4 and 18 respectively, and be captivated by Italian luxury brands like Salvatore Ferragamo, Bulgari, Fendi, Diesel, Marlboro Classics, Tod’s, Roberto Coin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Sigerson Morrison, Gordon Rush, To Boot New York, and Pianegonda.


Mangiare Bene. Savor the magnificent flavor of Italian food and wine at participating Rustan’s Supermarket branches (Makati-Glorietta, Rockwell, Shangri-la and Katipunan). Enjoy special discounts on Italian products while savoring sumptuous Italian dishes at Le Gourmet in Rustan’s Supermarket  Makati-Glorietta.


To experience the true taste of Italian cuisine join Cuisina Italia where renowned Italian chefs exhibit their culinary expertise as they prepare sumptuous Italian dishes in select Rustan’s Supermarket stores on weekends: June 7 and 8 at the Rustan’s Supermarket Makati, June 14 and 15 at the Rustan’s Supermarket Rockwell, and June 21 and 22 at the Rustan’s Supermarket Shangri-La.


Other festival activities include the National Day Celebration featuring a concert by the UST Symphony Orchestra and other featured artists on June 2, an ADB seminar on Infrastructure, to be held for Italian businessmen and companies on June 10 in Rome, a screening of the Italian film Mimi Metallurgico Ferito Nell’Onore on June 17 at the CCP Dream Theater, and special promotions in selected restaurants and establishments during the festival period.


Plus! Get a chance to win a Grand Italian Getaway! Every P2,500 purchase of participating Italian brands at Rustan’s Makati, every P2,500 purchase at any participating Italian brand of Stores Specialists, Inc., every P800 purchase (inclusive of any Italian product) at Rustan’s Supermarkets, or any Italian entrée order in Le Gourmet, Makati, entitles you to one raffle ticket for a chance to win a free trip for two to majestic Rome.






The Flavored Cup

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My friend Aileen owns and runs Goodies N Sweets.  She is a good cook and a very creative one!


She recently came out with her book of recipes called The Flavored Cup.


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the books are newly printed and Heart2Heart is one of the first to get a copy.   For now, it can be purchased at all goodies n sweets stores and is priced at P 550.00. Soon to be available in bookstores.

Goodies ‘n’ Sweets

Greenhills Shopping  

C-R 108 Crossroad Arcade Greenhills Shopping Complex Ortigas Ave. GreenhillsSan Juan, Metro Manila  Phone Number: (63 2) 722-8740, (63 2) 722-1607

Rustans Makati

4th level Rustans Makati, Ayala Avenue  Phone Number: (63 2) 813-3739 loc. 250

Shangrila Mall

4th Level Shangri-la Plaza Mall EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong, Metro Manila  Phone Number: (63 2) 683-0411

The Podium

1st Level The Podium 18 ADB Ave. Ortigas Center Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Phone Number: (63 2) 687-5619 

Picture of Aileen c/o Yummy magazine and Ocs Alvarez