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Feel the love this Valentine’s at Ayala Center Cebu

Categories: Retail & Dining

  Although February may be the shortest month of the year; it is, at the same time, one of the most celebrated months as it is where Valentine’s Day falls. And while the season of love lies in wait, the region’s premier lifestyle destination, Ayala Center Cebu, celebrates all kinds of love through various activities one can enjoy with their dearest. Two is Better Than One Merchant Exhibit Valentine’s Day is not only considered the season of love but a season of gift-giving as well. Enjoy a week-long display of Valentine’s Day gift buys at great deals from different merchants at the Rotunda area from from February 8-14. Exciting merchants include Jco Donuts, Toys R’Us, Odysseus Suarez, Ory Spa, Oro China, Blue Magic and more! Mi Amore Couple goals! BPI Amore Visa cardholders are in for a treat, as every P300 worth of single or accumulated receipts from shops in any one of the participating Ayala Malls entitles them to a raffle coupon for a chance to win a his and hers Swatch watch. The promo is open to all existing BPI Amore Visa cardholders and will run from February 11 to March 12, 2017. Sweet Ride “A car ride is sweeter by your side.” Enjoy P143 off going to Ayala Center Cebu when sharing a GrabCar ride with loved ones by using the promo code: AyaloveACC valid on February 14 from 2-5PM. Rex Smith, Live! Enjoy an evening filled with sweet serenades from the classic hit maker, Rex Smith! With hit ballads such as  “You Take my Breath Away,” Rex Smith is set to sing romantic hits during his Pre-Valentine Mall Show at The Gallery on February 11, 6PM.  

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Five must-visit retail shops at Ayala Center Cebu

Categories: Retail & Dining

Choosing the right outfit can be a hassle for some (if not for many of us girls). With so much shops to choose from around the metro, a friend’s second opinion is sometimes the first thing you need. Ayala Center Cebu, gives you access to a variety of foreign and local brands that offer a wide selection of affordable and quality finds. Of all brands, we’ve narrowed down a list of five favorites that every fashionista should check out while out and about at the region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination.   * H&M - After opening its biggest store in the country at Ayala Center Cebu, H&M has been the go-to shop for fashion savvies as they offer three floors of diverse clothing apparel ranging from ladies wear, menswear, kids wear, Sports and Home. With racks filled with vibrant and hip styles of clothing, H&M makes you come back with their youthful fashion that go with the times. * Bershka - Known for its avant-garde and trend-setting collection is spanish brand, Bershka. It is located at the ground floor and offers a different concept in fashion that caters to the young adults. It houses a diverse collection of clothing both for men and women, including accessories that complement their basic and monochromatic style of clothes. * Pull & Bear - Coming in as one of the world's largest fashion retailers is Pull & Bear. Located in Paseo Marina at the ground floor, this Spanish brand gives you a taste of Palm Springs, California with its store exuding a cool and hippie vibe. It houses a collection of trendy fashion ensembles and accessories that jive with basic and street styles. They also offer a variety of cutting-edge shoes that is especially displayed in a vintage Volkswagen that set the store's Cali feels. * Cotton On - All the way from the Land Down Under is Cotton On—offering fashionable, fun and hip children's wear. It also offers fashion ensembles and accessories with collections inspired by global trends in art, film, music and theater. * Topshop - Lastly, is one of the world's most sought after british retail brands, Topshop. With its collection having a mixture of 90's with a modern twist, Topshop gives you an androgynous feel for outfits suiting both men and women. They display an array of quality pieces ranging from swimwear, bomber jackets, sweaters, jeans and shoes.

Friday December 23, 2016

All for the love of Sugbo Mercado

Categories: Business

One thing that saddens me about bazaars is that they usually come and go. It's rare to find bazaars that come around for a long time these days, so having access to one, let alone a food bazaar, is what makes Sugbo Mercado the ultimate place for foodies like me. Sugbo Mercado is a popular weekend bazaar that kick-started in 2015.m at the Garden Bloc of Cebu IT Park. Starting with just 25 tenants, now Sugbo Mercado doubles its foot traffic as over 50 tenants now occupy the 2, 000 square meter space at the Garden Bloc. Workers, students and families flock from Thursdays to Saturdays just to enjoy the rustic and hip ambiance the food market brings. Welcomed with food of many varieties, hanging light bulb series, wooden tables and chairs and an acoustic band, it's a no brainer why it keeps one coming back for more. What makes it more enticing is the unique food selection as their tenants are start-up food businesses offering a diverse mix of local and foreign dishes. Personally, my favorites include Johnny Lemon, whose lemonade has the right kick of citrus that would be a great pair to my food. For dessert, Papa Churros is sure to please your taste buds with freshly fried churros topped with warm chocolate drizzle and a dash of cinnamon. For my main dish, I usually go to the sisig station and indulge myself with a sisig rice meal complete with meat, spices, and sunny side on top. To cap off the night, a little catching up with some friends would be nice or a little stroll around the stalls would be ideal, with some tenants selling non-food items such as succulents, accessories and clothes. And just before you decide to leave, replenish your soul and vibe in to good music as local artists serenade you through the starry night. Nothing beats a happy tummy after all in a week's work.

Thursday December 22, 2016