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From the same organizers of the famed Mercato brand of night market of food, fashion and other products comes one right by your neighborhood in Makati. Heck! Even the patients at adjacent Makati Medical Center can opt to dine in its comfortable, well-ventilated environment if they’re sick and tired of hospital food. And free wi-fi, too!
They opened Friday last week or “Black Friday” as Americans call it.
Remember that open parking lot right beside the Makati Medical Center at the end of Amorsolo Street, or ending up at Ayala Avenue? Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night, starting at 9:00pm, they open Distrito Makati to offer some tasty meals as well as fashion, beauty, wellness and household products. The market ends at three o’clock in the morning.
If you are interested to become a concessionaire for Distrito Makati, please email the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 09178401152.
Source: Mercato Centrale
Image from Mercato Centrale
When someone wants to buy fake shoes, bags, shirts, watches, clothes, heck! Almost everything you’d imagine to be a copy. But there’s a transformation brewing inside Greenhills Shopping Center, hopefully to decongest the nighmarish traffic and improve its reputation for providing things beyond fake items.
I came across an e-mail from my high school alma mater’s (La Salle Green Hills) alumni association where it was encouraging members to invest in one of the four high-rise condominiums inside the shopping complex, in return for a portion of the list price being donated to the association’s projects like the adult night school, scholarship funds and outreach programs.
I didn’t know that for 80 years, Ortigas and Company has been developing prestigious communities such as Greenhills subdivisions, Greenmeadows and Valle Verde. There are newer development projects like the Luntala Valle Verde, Ortigas. However, Greenhills Shopping Center has been a melting pot of different religions, races and views for the past decades, and has been a hub for bargain hunters and value-shoppers, so to speak. Today, it is undergoing a redevelopment plan that hopes to transform itself into a complete live, work and play community.
The plan calls for doubling the shopping space that will enhance the “tiangge” shopping style while allowing for a wider array of well-known fashion and lifestyle brands. This will be supported by improvements in the entertainment corridor that includes more dining options, as well as cinemas that showcase the latest in digital technology. In the middle of these, the plan calls for bringing back the community gathering place feel, like the Avenida de Ortigas and the Spanish Steps. An underground parking is under development, to be operational by December this year. And soon, enjoy life in a more personal way at Viridian, the first luxury condominium to rise in Greenhills Shopping Center.
And so the saying goes, “A picture paints a thousand words.”
“Greenhills, I’m looking forward to this awesome transformation!”
Top title photo by elaineverri at Flickr.com
Other images and photos are the property of the La Salle Green Hills Alumni Association (LSGHAA) and GH Heritage Realty Inc.
Raymund Isaac, the Philippines’ foremost photography of the stars and celebrities, today informally announced through Facebook that he will post his first blog in his new blog site, http://raymundisaacblog.tumblr.com/. As he described himself as a “People Photographer” his artistic touch transcends decades of work. He was particularly involved in many nudes before, his inclination to being “playful and sensuous” but his art has evolved through the years, and art, form and photography encompass what is Raymund Isaac today, beyond just tagged as a “Premier Fashion Photographer.”
Raymund was a Lasallian from primary school all the way to college where he took up film and television at the De La Salle University. In the many apprenticeship years and experience with luminaries in film and television, he has been cited and awarded numerous times, and have worked with prestiguous locally and internationally known people.
Watch out for his first blog on Monday!
Image of Raymund Issac’s Blog Site
Addendum: Raymund shoots Paris Hilton! Maybe he’ll post some photos, too.
Photo from ParisHilton.com
Paris Hilton will soon be visiting Manila and is looking forward to seeing her fans out there! Check back on her website for more updates and an official announcement on August 17th!
The Paris Hilton Brand already has three existing stores in the Philippines: Robinson Place, Newport City Mall and Abreeza Mall in Davao City. These stores offer her Handbags & Accessories line, including fragrances and watches.
Last week, her website announced a brand new Paris Hilton store that opened it’s doors for the first time this week in SM MegaMall. This will be the 4th store to open in the Philippines.
Photo by mykiru at Flickr.com
Collezione-C2 kicks off new era of fashionalism with brand ambassadors James and Phil Younghusband. Part of the Philippine national football team (fondly called ‘Azkals’), the England-born English-Filipino James and Phil are striking embodiments of Filipino passion well-lived out—something that Collezione-C2 champions.
“When the partnership with Collezione-C2 was suggested, we both had no qualms about representing the brand because we have something in common—a love for originality, creativity, Pinoy pride and living out one’s passion,” James relates. To this, Phil adds: “Like Collezione-C2, we also believe in Filipino artistry and the art of forward-thinking. These are things we both believe are relevant in this day and age for our country to stand out and make its mark in different areas of expertise.”
Read more at Smart Parenting
Greenbelt 5 in partnership with Ayala Museum will present “Beyond Designs,” a series of talks about interior design and architecture in the Philippines featuring Filipino interior designers and architects. Besides the talks, they will be asked to curate their own exhibits in coordination with shop merchants in Greenbelt 5.
Beyond Designs will be held in the Home Section of Greenbelt 5 located at the third floor on September 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm.
Source: Ben There Done That
Photo by junsjazz at Flickr.com
Preliminary judges have already selected the Top 15 candidates for the 2010 Miss Universe beauty contest now being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The 83 contestants were ranked based on evening gown and swimsuit, during a two-hour presentation at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Early favorites who got the loudest cheers from the audience were the candidates from Philippines, Haiti, Canada, Australia, USA, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj tops the online votes.
Go to AllVoices to read more.
Photo from annalyn at Flickr
“What’s in Your Bag?” is a fashion and design photo exhibit to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM with the encore official Manila Design Week party right after, at the Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk – Philippines.
It reads: “We asked 25 icons this question, and asked some of the best photographers and graphic designers to make their answers look damn good.”
Source: Manila Fashion Week 2010
Little Caviar is an online clothing store in the Philippines that offers Asian-inspired fashion apparel for women. Little Caviar shares fresh and unique casual styles that incorporate insights from Japanese, Korean, and European fashion trends, thus establishing a high street fashion brand that offers quality Asian-inspired women’s clothing, from tops to bottoms, dresses and one-pieces, to coats and outerwear.
Little Caviar is also a fun and interactive online fashion magazine that talks about the latest fashion trends, exciting new hair styles, useful make-up tips, great cosmetic products, fashion photography, fashion events, and a lot more. Little Caviar’s online magazine is run and kept interesting by today’s youngest and most influential Filipino fashion bloggers, stylists, designers, photographers, and artists.
Little Caviar coming soon 2010.
Go to LittleCaviar.com to sign-up for its pre-opening.
There’s a (new?) site that’s touted to be the portal for Philippine weddings. Be it the best or most unique venues to say your vows or hold your intimate reception, gowns, photography, cake, flowers or getting help to plan your wedding while you’re away – WeddingInTheSky.com looks like they’re building the directory of service providers for the local, overseas and migrant Filipino (or a foreigner marrying a Filipino/Filipina).