Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mall of Asia Arena Opens Private Café to Offer Luxurious Dining to Concert-goers


The Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena is the leading venue for local and international entertainment and sporting events. Aside from this, it also offers an all-around leisure experience with its ultramodern facilities, including deluxe corporate suites and specially-curated food establishments.

Among the arena’s world-class facilities is the Premiere Café + Lounge, a luxurious, private restaurant catering to Premiere Suite section ticketholders. 

Located at the third level of the Arena, the Premiere Café welcomes diners into a classy and stylish lounge where they can savor delectable gourmet dishes. During sporting events, guests are also treated to a view of the game with its bar seats facing the arena.

Guests put on their loveliest poses against the Premiere Café’s romantic and dreamy set-up.

The VIP treatment for all

Recently, the Premiere Café + Lounge opened its doors to all ticket holders of the #PaMORE pre-valentine concert. Not only were the guests able to enjoy the stunning voices of iconic OPM artists Martin Rivera, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez and Erik Santos, they also savored a delicious buffet dinner at the exclusive restaurant.

With every ticket purchase, concert-goers were given an option to buy a ticket for the buffet dinner. Many couples looking for a complete Valentine’s date package availed of the dinner. The restaurant’s ambiance was fit for romance as a red carpet, “Happy Valentine’s Day” greetings and pink heart decorations welcomed guests as they were led to candlelit dinner tables adorned with vases of flowers and hearts. Outside, lovely pairs captured their sweetest moments in a photo wall of fairy lights and roses that formed a gigantic heart.

A huge greeting welcomed couples to the Premiere Café + Lounge


The Premiere Café’s candlelit dinner tables set the mood for the perfect pre-valentine’s date


Mall of Asia Arena patrons was able to savor the Premiere Café’s sumptuous buffet with its special pre-valentine’s day package



“Guests experienced VIP treatment as they dined with soothing live music at the Premiere Café + Lounge.”


Previously, the Premiere Lounge was also opened to concertgoers at Mariah Carey’s “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” and Madonna’s “Rebel Heart Tour Concert”. This year, SM Mall of Asia Arena patrons can expect to avail of the exclusive offer during select major concerts.

“With this special Premiere Café package, we wanted to give our patrons the VIP experience as we are definitely looking into more opportunities for them to enjoy not just the events but also the luxurious amenities that the MOA Arena has to offer,” shares Herman Medina-Cue, SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. Chief Operating Officer.

Watch out for the next cool concert or upcoming sports event and get ready to dine at the Premiere Café + Lounge to experience the VIP treatment that only the Mall of Asia Arena offers!

About SM Lifestyle Incorporated, Inc.


SM Lifestyle Entertainment Incorporated or SMLEI is the lifestyle and entertainment solutions company of SM Prime Holdings Inc. that offers the best in, events, movies, and leisure. The company has now grown major brands, which include the Mall of Asia Arena, SM Tickets, e-PLUS Tap to Pay, SM Skating Rink, SM Bowling and Leisure Center, Snack Time, Galeón, and SM Cinema. SMLEI aims to promote bonding activities among Filipino families and friends, through entertainment and leisure facilities, while advocating the ease of use and personalized service created to complement the Filipino lifestyle.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Shop to Fly with GetGo’s Lifestyle Partners


Did somebody say shopping? Get your purses and bags ready as GetGo surprises you with big rewards each time you visit your favorite outlets and buy the newest fashion items using your bank cards.

Shop until you drop as GetGo turns retail therapy expenses into points for free flights to local and international destinations. With its rewards partners, going to malls, watching movies, or trying out new restaurants become more than just a hobby but a lifestyle where everyone can spend while enjoying benefits of traveling to new places for free.

Enjoy a hassle-free shopping spree at Lazada. It carries a wide range of brands and products for the convenience of the fashionista. You can get the latest trends at affordable prices, helping you save money for your next fashion haul. Every P10 spend on Lazada.com.ph is equal to 1 GetGo point so you can easily shop your way to the next destination. 

Looking for a one-stop-shop for all desires and needs? Visit Robinsons Department Store and discover the hottest stylish items and accessories for a great deal at the store’s apparel section for women, men, and kids. Each trip earns you 1 GetGo point for every P100 spend. For fresh grocery choices and everyday must-haves, you can shop at any Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Selections, and Robinsons Easymart branches nationwide and enjoy collecting GetGo points for every P200 spend. 

Fly with Cebu Pacific to other countries and stay with GetGo’s hotel partners for your holidays and weekend getaways. With Agoda and Kaligo, you can choose from thousands of properties and book a comfortable room at an affordable price. Likewise, you can enjoy a staycation and appreciate the local tourist sites with Travelbook.ph. You can even instantly share your favorite memories on social media by using your mobile data for roaming with Travelling Connect. Each successful booking with Cebu Pacific, Agoda, Kaligo, Travelbook.ph, and Travelling Connect gives you GetGo points for more exciting escapades. 

Living this extravagant and expensive lifestyle becomes rewarding with GetGo’s network of financial partners. Each P88 spend with UnionBank’s Cebu Pacific GetGo Debit Card, 3 Citi Rewards Points, 5 BPI Express Credit Real Thrills Rewards, 7 Asia United Bank Rewards Points, 12 Bank of Commerce Rewards Plus Points, 2.4 EW Limitless Rewards Points, 7 Security Bank Rewards Points, 2 BDO Elite Points, or 3 BDO Regular Points give you GetGo points for future free flights. You can also secure online payments with Dragonpay credits which can earn you GetGo points for every successful transaction on its mobile app. 

So SHOP to FLY now with GetGo to experience the best of shopping and live a rewarding life of luxury. Not yet a member? Visit www.getgo.com.ph for more information on how to join. 

Stay updated on the programs and latest promos by visiting the website and by liking GetGo PH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Live and travel wisely with GetGo and its lifestyle partners


Finding the right balance between work and personal life will always be one of the struggles of millennial moms. As both career- and family-oriented individuals, they strive to provide only the best for their loved ones to live a peaceful and happy life.

In recognition of their amazing roles, GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, makes prioritizing and handling things simple yet rewarding for millennial moms. Its network of trusted retail, hotel, and bank partners offer benefits for the satisfaction and convenience of the whole family. GetGo also repays mothers with points that can be used to take her or the family on free flights to weekend getaway or holiday vacation destinations.

Mothers can stock up on a month’s worth of groceries at any Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Selections, and Robinsons Easymart branches nationwide. From carrying the freshest choices of fruits and vegetables for the family’s everyday wellness to finding travel essentials on a bundle, moms can save on costs to go on a budget-friendly adventure with the kids. Each P200 spend on groceries earns 1 GetGo point. You can also shop with the family at Robinsons Department Store for the newest clothing items while enjoying GetGo points for every P100 spend.

As you prepare for much-awaited family bonding time, make sure to have accommodations all set by booking at any of GetGo’s hotel partners. Enjoy a relaxing staycation and recreation with the kids at Summit Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria or Holiday Inn Manila Galleria. You can also get a suite and spend the weekend to unwind at Taal Vista Hotel, Pico Sands Hotel, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, or Park Inn by Radisson Davao. Every qualifying stay at these hotels gives you up to 500 GetGo points.

You can enjoy local tourist sites by going on a weekend road trip with the family fueled by Petron. Every 2 Petron Value Card Points earned from filling up can be converted to 3 GetGo points. Or you can fly to your dream destination by purchasing flights with UnionBank’s Cebu Pacific GetGo Credit Card and Platinum GetGo Credit Card where each P30 spent can be converted to 1 GetGo point for future adventures. You can also give them the lifestyle they deserve as every 2 UnionBank Rewards Points, 3 Citi Rewards Points, 5 BPI Express Credit Real Thrills Rewards, 2.4 EW Limitless Rewards Points, 3 RCBC Bankard Airmiles, 1 Metrobank Shopping Point, 2 BDO Elite Points, or 3 BDO Regular Points earns you GetGo points.

Living in the city can sometimes be a hassle for mothers who are leading a fast-paced lifestyle. Luckily, Robinsons Residences offers Ring Rob Concierge to help families get settled in conveniently with its housekeeping services that deliver comfort right at the doorstep. Every P200 worth of eligible service is equivalent to 1 GetGo point.

Moms can treat themselves with the latest beauty and fashion items by going on an online shopping spree at Lazada. Paying for expenses is made more convenient for the busy mothers through financial services offered by Cebuana Lhuillier or transacting online with Dragonpay credits. Every P10 spend on Lazada.com.ph, two (2) Cebuana Lhuillier 24k Rewards Points, and each successful transaction with Dragonpay via its mobile app earn GetGo points for free flights.

Indeed, GetGo’s partners make life easier and exciting by giving opportunities to travel for free with the family. Not yet a member? Visit www.getgo.com.ph for more information on how to join.

Stay updated on the programs and latest promos by visiting the website and by liking GetGo PH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cruising The High Seas In Effortless Indulgence


With the gentle swaying of the sea that seems to lullaby its passengers, a timely cruise can bring a much-needed calmness, even to the weariest of travelers. Just imagine, spending days at sea in complete solitude, staring at the vastness of the open ocean with nary a thought of one’s daily troubles. Days full of exciting possibilities with nowhere to be, no one to see, and best of all, no distractions - a complete cruise-cation to celebrate life.

In the past decade, cruises have become one of the most popular ways to relax and see the beauty this world has to offer. With its unique destinations, cost-efficient rates, and state-of-the-art ships, it comes as no surprise that cruising continues to gain popularity, especially among Filipinos.

This year, Star Cruises announced that its 269-meter cruise ship, SuperStar Virgo, will homeport again in Manila for the summer months from March to May. With absolutely no visa requirements, the 6-night SuperStar Virgo cruise offers two travel destination packages. The first package will start at the Manila port then a day will be spent on the high seas. The next two days will be dedicated to seeing Naha in Japan, and Keelung in Taiwan. The fifth day will be on the high seas again, and then the cruise will head back to Manila on the sixth day.

The second destination package starts at the Manila port followed by a day cruising the high seas, on the way to Ishigaki, Japan, on the third day. The fourth day will be spent seeing the beauty of Keelung, Taiwan, then to the high seas on the fifth day, and then back to Manila on the sixth day.

Besides the great destinations and interesting land tours, a lot of people miss out on the fact that the SuperStar Virgo is itself, a giant floating destination. Packed with entertainment facilities, exquisite dining outlets, and duty-free shopping, the cruise ship has just about anything one could ever need or want.


The nightly live performances on the SuperStar Virgo showcases some of the world’s best singers, acrobats, and magicians, set to tickle one's imagination. What’s more, the cruise offers various options and thematic activities fit for the whole family, not to mention, the wide range of dining outlets, retail shops, relaxation, and entertainment facilities.

The huge pool and giant slide continue to be a top favorite of passengers. Imagine sliding and splashing in the pool on top of a cruise ship, right in the middle of the ocean. And what better way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the perfect sunset gracefully going down the horizon, then to see it on the viewing deck.

Cruising offers the perfect vantage points to take photos of the endless sea complimented by the clear blue sky. It features an unspoiled canvass showcasing the breath-taking magnificence of nature’s beauty. Savor the various sights, sounds, and even the smell of crisp clean air over a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee, while basking in sweet retreat, solitude, and surrender.

Catch exclusive offers for the 3rd and 4th passenger for free, if booking is for the Inside State Room, Ocean View State Room, or the Balcony State Room on March 30, April 14, 19, and 24, and on May 4, 14, and 29, 2018. There is also a free balcony upgrade during the mid-season sailing.

A 20% additional Senior Citizen discount will likewise be offered on April 14, 19, 24 and on May 4, 14, and 29, 2018. Avail of other special promos including the “Cruise One, Take One” two-for-one summer promo, a 2-night Manila high seas cruise, from February 14 to 18, 2018 at the 2018 Star Cruises Cruise Fair at the Greenbelt 5 Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati City. For inquiries, call (02) 8366080 or visit www.starcruises.com.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bric’s Bellagio Collection: The Harmony of Fashion and Function!


The most sophisticated travellers set their eyes on the most luxurious destinations and covet only the most premium experiences and amenities: a relaxing cruise in St. Tropez, a ski trip in Zermatt, Switzerland or a weekend beach trip in the Bahamas.

When it comes to their preferred travel luggage, the most privileged clienteles demand timeless beauty that stands out, and dependable durability that supports their jet setting lifestyle.

Italian heritage brand Bric’s captures the perfect balance between breathtaking fashion elegance and reliable functionality with its core collection, Bellagio.

The vintage-looking Bellagio collection recalls classic travel bags and the tradition of elegant travel trunks, whose merit is the perfect recovery of such flavors in an item of groundbreaking functionality, strength, and lightness.

Bellagio is recognized by its vaguely squared shape with a somewhat retro allure, enhanced by leather details, like the straps that characterize the front frame and cover the corners.


Each piece from the collection oozes with functional style. The compact luggage’s exterior is made of high-performance polycarbonate trolleys in four sizes – light, convenient, strong, functional and handy. Smooth Japanese wheels, a convenient and ultra-light tow, a new TSA lock, leather-coated handles are just a few of the structural pluses of this line.

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In order to satisfy the need for neatness, comfort and lightness, the interior’s structure has a soft lining with herringbone pattern; both compartments are closed with a zipper and hook respectively to allow perfect arrangement of items and clothes which ensures maximum storage options.

Meanwhile, a hook for the garment bag is provided, but the latter was intentionally not included to avoid too much weight in case this option is not desired by the client. A sleek and small hot-printed leather pocket is also included which bears the Bric’s name and recalls the company’s experience in travel items: Italian travel bags and fine leather goods since 1952.




Leather is used abundantly to enhance the precious craft manufacture of this product, also shown by the leather’s grain and by the exposed stitching in contrasting yarns. There are different colors available, all with tan leather trimmings: cream, blue, black and olive green. New colors: shiny red and shiny grey.

Ultimately, Bellagio simply embodies the harmony of fashion and function in its elegant range of trolleys characterized by utter functionality, deliberately designed and created as “cross-products” of Bric’s in that the selected colors allow matching with other Bric’s travel lines: Life for olive green and red, Magellano for black, and Firenze for cream.

These lines, in fact, offer a variety of carry-ons and semi-stiff trolleys in the same hues to perfectly match with Bellagio and thus create sets that fit all types of journeys and transfers and respond to various needs of modern travelers.

The collection is available in SM Aura Premier, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Ayala Center Cebu. Bric’s luxury luggage is distributed in the Philippines by Beawmont Distributions Inc.
For more details about Bric's Bellagio collection, visit www.facebook.com/bricsphilippines.


MORE ENERGY, MORE BREATHABILITY, LESS WEIGHT Cole Haan Introduces the 2.ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite™ in the Philippines


 Press Release:

Manila, Philippines – 14 February 2018 –Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle brand, and retailer of premium men’s and women’s footwear and accessories, is pleased to announce the lightweight and extraordinary 2.ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite Spring 2018 collection.

With spring on the horizon, Cole Haan is introducing innovative Stitchlite technology across a range of products that suit men and women alike. The 2.ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite collection is a remarkably lightweight, breathable, and cushioned take on the standard oxford. The stitch design promotes airflow and cooling, while the Grand.ØS energy foam delivers targeted cushioning. In the Spring 18 Campaign, the men’s and women’s 2.ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite Oxfords float effortlessly in the air as rays of colored light shine through the open stitch. The light-infused bright colors, coupled with this next-level iteration of Stitchlite technology, results in an uplifting, energizing visual expression that’s perfect for 2018. 


Additionally, the Spring 2018 collection also features the GRANDPRØ Tennis Sneaker with Stitchlite. This sneaker eliminated all of the unnecessary weight of traditional court shoes without sacrificing the Grand.ØS principles of flexibility, cushioning, and ergonomics. The GRANDPRØ Tennis Sneaker with Stitchlite is a shockingly light shoe you have to feel to believe.


The Men’s GRANDPRØ with Stitchlite Running Sneaker features stitching that delivers dramatic advancements in lightness and breathability. Grand.ØS innovation grips and comforts every bold step and stride. 



Featuring a design that promotes airflow, the 2.ZERØGRAND Ballet with Stitchlite breathe deep and keep cool. The signature Grand.ØS energy foam footbed provides next-level cushioning.



Thoughtfully lightweight and cushioned, the Women’s GRANDPRØ Spectator Slip-On Sneaker makes it easy to go the distance. With the Grand.ØS rubber outsole and woven suede upper in leather trim, the sneaker is built to comfort your every move. 





To learn more about the Spring 2018 collection, visit Cole Haan stores in the below locations:
Level 1, Ayala Malls Vertis North, North Avenue, Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
Upper Ground Floor, Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Ground Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City
3rd Level, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Ground Level, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City
Ground Floor, S Maison, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Upper Ground Floor, SM City San Lazaro, Felix Huertas Street corner Lacson Avenue, Santa Cruz, Manila
Ground Floor, Ayala Malls The 30th, #30 Meralco Avenue, Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City
Level 1, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City

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About Cole Haan Philippines
Cole Haan is represented by Beawmont Distributions, Inc. (BDI), the exclusive distributor of Cole Haan products in the Philippines.

Cole Haan LLC, with its Global Headquarters in Greenland, New Hampshire and Creative Center in New York City is an iconic American lifestyle accessory brand and retailer of premium men’s and women’s footwear, handbags, leather, accessories, outwear and eyewear. Cole Haan stands for its commitment to craftsmanship, timeless style, and design innovation. For more information, visit ColeHaan.com and follow @ColeHaan.

Friday, February 2, 2018

LBC’s Aming Ligaya Leads to New Friendship



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“A customer served well can lead to new friendships”; is just one of the many memorable stories from LBC’s “Aming Ligaya” campaign that gives LBC agents the opportunity to meet face to face with customers who have expressed gratitude with the manner they were served.
Recently, LBC arranged a meet up between Sharlene Joy Sale, who was able to meet in person, LBC Agent, Dunhill San Jose. Sharlene says Dunhill was very ‘reassuring and constantly communicated with her about her transaction throughout the holidays” when LBC’s deliveries were at its peak. Sharlene recalled: “Si Dan ang palaging nag-te-text, tumatawag and nag-uupdate sa akin”. 
The meet-up between Sharlene and Dunhill took place at LBC SM Bicutan branch last January 22, 2018. In their first encounter, Dunhill presented Sharlene with a small token, which prompted the latter to exclaim: “Ang sweet naman ng LBC”.
The Aming Ligaya monthly activity is aimed at making LBC agents realize that the people they are assisting are real and that harnessing personal relationships with their customers are very important. It also seeks to deliver the message that the relationship with a customer can go beyond being just transactional. 


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