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Starbucks introduces its offerings for New Year 2018 and the Year of the Dog

Starbucks star-BARKS! As the New Year breezes in and the Year of the Dog is just around the corner, Starbucks once again has a lineup of goodies that are both eye candy and mouth-watering.

The Lunar New Year Starbucks card

So cute!!! Beginning January 9, this lovable Lunar New Year Starbucks card to welcome the Year of the Dog (which starts Feb. 16, 2018) can be yours just for a load of PhP 300.

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Easy, delicious holiday meals I learned at the Electrolux A Taste of Christmas cooking event

It’s not everyday that I get to learn how to prepare holiday meals from a chef himself so it was an exciting afternoon when Electrolux invited me, along with other bloggers, to experience  A Taste of Christmas with Chef Jonathan Paul Em.

Right in the heart of Alabang Town Center, Electrolux had a kitchen setup with several of their latest kitchen appliances. My blogger friends were excited! Stay with me because I’m putting Chef Jon’s recipes right here for you to try during the holidays!

The 4 dishes that Chef Jon had readied for us were:

  1. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls
  2. Spiced Fruit Salad Cups
  3. Cassava Tarts
  4. Christmas Paella

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Acer Philippines ties up with The SM Store to give you a #MalayangPasko

If you are planning to buy a laptop or desktop for yourself or a special someone this Christmas season, hold off any plans until you read this post. Acer Philippines (the leading PC brand in the Philippines) has just tied up with The SM Store (everyone’s shopping destination) to give its customers a #MalayangPasko (free Christmas). Every purchase of a qualifying laptop or desktop from Acer comes with FREE SM vouchers to add to your Christmas shopping. It’s added value from two power brands in time for the Christmas season.

 

Acer and The SM Store teams
The Acer and The SM Store executives with promo endorsers JM De Guzman and Jennylyn Mercado

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Starbucks celebrates its 20th year in the Philippines with a bejeweled collection

TWENTY YEARS!!! On December 4, 2017, Starbucks will celebrate 20 years of its presence in the Philippines!

December 4, 1997 saw the opening of a little coffeehouse with a green logo in a Makati building and to this day, it still stands there – in 6750 Building, Ayala Center. Starbucks Philippines was the third market to open outside of North America.

In celebration of these two decades, Starbucks is coming out with a very special anniversary collection of mugs and tumblers.

At the top is its (very) limited edition Starbucks 20th Anniversary collection of mugs released beginning December 1, 2017.  All the anniversary mugs’ designs are a tribute to the Philippines’ woven art. Each 12-oz ceramic mug features traditional textile patterns and is accented by 200 white and emerald (the traditional 20th anniversary stone) Swarovski crystals. It also comes with a special-edition numbered certificate and a ready-to-gift box stamped with the Starbucks wordmark.

(L-R) White, White Gold, and Silver ceramic mugs with Swarovski crystals

 

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Polaris Treasure Trove relaunches and brings in UK’s ID-Diamonds Investment Bar to Manila

The right jewelry, worn even with the simplest outfit, can do so much to add flair and elegance to its owner’s entire look. This has always been the mindset of Polaris Treasure Trove owner Isha Ivonne Ricana who first began her jewelry journey in 2010 with Indian Treasures then moved on to set up her own jewelry brand.

 

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Isha Ivonne Ricana (third from left) with Polaris Treasure Trove’s brand ambassador, Bea Rose Santiago (former Miss International 2013) and the ID-Diamonds executives

 

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7 reasons why you’d want the 2018 Starbucks planner

It’s that time of the year again and everyone is waiting to see what features will come with the new 2018 Starbucks planner! You need not wait any longer. I’m giving you the sneak peek tour so you can already decide which one you’ll go for.

Starbucks' two planner designs

The mechanics for the planner are the same as last year’s. There are eighteen (18) stickers to collect (9 from any handcrafted core beverage and 9 from featured holiday beverages). The collection period for the stickers is from November 2, 2017 to January 8, 2018. Promo cards will be given out for free. Stickers from two (2) promo cards can be combined as long as they fulfill the 9 featured plus 9 core beverages. More mechanics can be found at the end of this post.

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Give the gift of health from Healthy Options’ Christmas gift sets

What Christmas gifts have you been giving out these past years? Whatever they were, how about making HEALTH the focus of your Christmas gifts this year? It’s about time that we all help each other make healthy day-to-day lifestyle choices and that includes stuff we use, consume, and apply on ourselves. Your families and friends will definitely appreciate gifts from you that express wishes for their long-term well-being.

Healthy Options has, for the longest time, been my go-to store for all things natural and organic. Last year, I attended their Christmas event where they first introduced their healthy Christmas gift sets and this year, they are doing the same…with MORE! Following their theme, Light Up Your Christmas, shoppers can choose from a wide variety of products (healthy snacks, organic wine, sparkling juices, supplements, and personal care products, among them).

From now till October 22, 2017, early Christmas shoppers who visit Healthy Options stores at Shangri-la Plaza Mall and Glorietta 2 can check out the gift show, pre-order, and get exclusive discounts and privileges valid only during the gift show. Customers who purchase PhP50,000 worth of products or more are entitled to an early bird discount and are eligible to free shipping. Delivery of these pre-ordered gift sets will start on November 21. The gift sets will officially be available for regular selling in all Healthy Options stores starting the second week of November.

Healthy Options also has gift cards in PhP 1000 and PhP 500 denominations that are practical to give out. Their Healthy Options Private label features Healthy Options’ own premium brand of gluten-free grocery items.

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Electrolux celebrates 15 years in the Philippines with the launch of its FashionCare campaign

It was a Filipiniana-inspired night as Electrolux celebrated its 15-year presence in the Philippines with its brand ambassadors, dealers, distributors, and friends. Dubbed ‘Pamana’ (heritage), the evening gala’s guests came dressed in modern Filipiniana attire and to witness the launch of its FashionCare Campaign, a new experience in clothing care.

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Bata Philippines opens its 3rd store in SM Makati and launches Bata Insolia heels

Bata shoe lovers, you’ve got a third store to go to. Bata is now open at the second level of SM Makati. They just recently broke ground there with all your favorite shoe lines PLUS a new one – Bata Insolia high-heeled shoes.

 

Bata store at SM Makati

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I love the new 2017 Edition Pilipinas Starbucks Card!

Starbucks’ loyalty program celebrates its fourth year in the Philippines this year with a lot of treats for its cardholders. Yay!

As part of the celebration, Starbucks is coming out with its 2017 Edition Pilipinas Starbucks Card this July 25. I love the design!

 

2017 Piipinas Starbucks card

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