Teacher’s OOTD: Twin Princess Opens in Marriott West Wing

Us Filipinos wants to add sparkle and class in our OOTD with accessories; in particular jewelries. In fact, our Filipino jewelry industry is usually at top of every girl’s dream (other than the pandora, and other jewelry household). And for add more sparkle to this industry, Marriott Hotel Manila is brimming brighter than ever as it opened Twin Princess Gems, a jewelry store located in its new West Wing. The hotel is on top of its game when it opened this year the 228-accommodation West Wing, which also includes fine dining selections and facilities, increasing their room count to 570.

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Owned by local merchants, Danny and Arsen Hernandez, this jewelry store is an added glimmer to the hotel’s travel brilliance and their way of showing support to local entrepreneurs. Twin Princess Gems offers a fine collection of hand-crafted jewelry from necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and pendants.

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They use a variety of gemstones like blue and yellow sapphires, amethyst, and clear and black diamonds.  Their gold pieces ranges from 14 to 18 karat and comes in colors of white, yellow and rose. Also included in their repertoire are South Sea pearls, the most rare and highest quality of its kind. They offer wide-variations on designs from classic styles to playful pieces for any occasion and personality.

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This new jewelry store is a new go-to place for those looking for last-minute sophisticated gift or perfect accessory when attending an event in the hotel.

To see more of their jewelry collection, kindly watch the Facebook video: 

Twin Princess Gems is located at the Ground Floor of West Wing, Marriott Hotel Manila and is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 7pm. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

Teacher’s OOTD: The Most Coveted Bridal Show Marry Me At Marriott

Staged in the most coveted event address, Marriott Grand Ballroom, Marry Me at Marriott is earned its well-deserved trademark to be the country’s top bridal show – and more – for spectacles, sumptuous spread and surprises that continues to get bigger and better each year.

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On its 5th year, Manila Marriott Hotel proved once again its commitment in making grand weddings come to life. Just when you thought you have seen it all, the hotel left everyone in awe of the many tricks they were able to pull up their sleeves.


The opening is already a showstopper: a chic Mercedes Benz SLC bridal car drove down the runway, portraying how every Marriott wedding could start with a grand entrance. Even the last to strut down is a sleek Mercedes Benz SLC convertible driven by the dapper Alden Richards. How they did it? These stylish cars accessed the Grand Ballroom through the two car lifts for a seamless choreography.

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In between the plethora of bridal collections, stellar performances exhibited how creative weddings at Marriott could be. First of which is an electrifying aerial dance, an acrobatics from a fabric hung on the Grand Ballroom’s 12-meter high ceiling. While the two dancers the work the fabrics, an 8-tier (height) wedding cake descended from the ceiling, leading to a symbolic slicing of the cake scene.

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The string ensemble by in-demand wedding instrumentalist, Bernie Pasamba, cued in the dreamy fall of rose petals while endearing little girls walk through it. Just like the first dance of the newlyweds, Manila’s top dance group, G-force, rocked the entire runway with a romantic-to-upbeat flash mob performance. After the finale collection, the trio group Groomsmen gave a hair-raising serenade. Now, those are incredible elements you can include in your Marriott wedding.

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Right before the show, guests already enjoyed a feast for their appetites at the spacious foyer of the Grand Ballroom. A long-stretch of appetizers, savories and desserts overflowed for the 1,000 invited guests.

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Entrees included a handful variations of California roll on an ice-carving, delish canapes, bourbon smoked pork leg, and organic vegetables. An extra cheese was added to the romantic event on a huge table of locally-sourced cheese paired with German bread, a recipe by their Executive Chef Meik Brammer.

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The plush dessert table alone has cakes, cupcakes, homemade marshmallows, macarons, fresh fruits chocolates and vegan bars. And, guests can’t resist swarming Manila’s biggest iron pan filled to the rim of beef stew. Complementing the sumptuous food are endless servings of sparkling, red and white wines. 

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The grand experience began right upon arrival. Guests were dropped off at the West Wing, their newest expansion development that adds 228 premium rooms and suites. Then, they were ushered to the Skybridge, the modern connection between the Main Hotel, West Wing and Marriott Grand Ballroom. Marriott wedding cakes lined up at the Skybridge; each made with fondant, delicately hand-painted and embellished with edible pastillage.

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The fragrance of fresh flowers welcomed the guests at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Today’s top event stylists, Gideon Hermosa, Michael Ruiz and Teddy Manuel – or best known as the GMT, collaborated for the first time in Marry Me at Marriott. The incredible trio designed the opulent floral installations, chandeliers and drapes that accentuated the venue.

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The ballroom’s professional high steel platforms and catwalks made the heavy-duty design and lights of the show. All seats are prime with the 3ft by 8ft rise panels to create 8-row bleachers, to provide all 1,500 guests with an unobstructed view of the show.


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Headlining the bridal show is the alluring mix of collections from famed local designers, Avel Bacudio, Hannah Kong and Happy Andrada and Michael Leyva.

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Each designer showcased unique style that any bride personality could associate with. Amongst the stunning and towering models were influential celebrities and personalities who walked as muses. Michael Leyva opened the show with young designer Patty Ang and closed it with a bang with Anne Curtis.

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Happy Andrada came next with her bridesmaids squad Lorin and Venice Gutierrez, and Janeena Chan. Most adorable flower girls opened for Hannah Kong, Kathleena Tan (daughter of Kevin Tan) and Aria Gutierrez (daughter of Gutierrez); ravishing ladies closed for her including Maricar Reyes-Poon, Tricia Gosingtian and Olympian Hidilyn Diaz. Avel Bacudio is the perfect finale with dashing grooms, Sam Wilson and Alden Richards.


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As if the entire night wasn’t a treat already, Manila Marriott Hotel partnered with luxury brands for special giveaways as a cherry-on-top to the guests. Four stunning ladies got a bundle of lipsticks from Bobbi Brown, 4 head-stunners received the newly launced perfume products of Jo Malone London, one stylish woman won a salon party from Extraordinail, huge bags of high-quality hair extensions were given by Tokyo Posh, two couples won premium timepieces from Skagen, and one lucky winner won a one-year membership in Club Marriott.

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To end the night, four winners were had a “happily ever after” moment as they got the most coveted staycation in Marriott’s 261 sq.meter Chairman Suite at the new West Wing.

Manila Marriott Hotel holds this annual event to give a tease on how committed they are on making every wedding grand in every way. Now you can have yours too, all you need to ask is “Will you marry me at Marriott?
 and call (02) 988-9999 or visit manilamarriott.com.

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To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/Marriotthotelmanila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter, and @manilamarriott on Instagram.


Teacher’s OOTD: Summer sizzles with Robinsons Department Store’s Chasing the Sun promo

Summer is finally here! The rising temperatures experienced throughout the country the past few days can only mean one thing—summer adventures! And just as the season changes, a fashionista’s wardrobe needs an upgrade as well. 

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CHASING THE SUN gets more fun this summer as Robinsons Department Store brings all summer essentials under one roof! For every P500 single receipt purchase from participating brands gives a chance to win a Go Pro Hero 5 Black 4K Ultra HD camera.

Robinsons Department Store is here to help fashion-forward Filipinos enjoy the best adventures that summer has to offer by bringing the best brands together under one roof—from swimsuits and casual summer wear, to skincare essentials.

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To bring never-ending fun under the sun, Robinsons Department Store has partnered with top fashion and skincare brands for Chasing the Sun, its latest promo where consumers can win one of the 10 Go Pro Hero 5 Black 4K Ultra HD cameras up for grabs.

From March 1 to April 30, every P500 single-receipt purchase of participating Beach Hut, Body Music, Conquest, Island Haze, Nike SNS, Sun Kissed, Vans, or Vaseline products gives the buyer one (1) raffle coupon. In addition, every P500 single-receipt purchase of any participating Angelfish, Hawaiian Sun, Nivea, or Sassa products is equivalent to two (2) raffle entries. Deadline for submission of entries is on April 30, 2017, with the raffle taking place on May 12, 2017.

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Whether it’s basking in the waters of Boracay, driving to Tagaytay for the weekend, skydiving in Bantayan Island, snorkeling in Tablas, or just lounging in the city—Robinsons Department Store has the best summer outfits for you. Shop and get a chance to win one of 10 Go Pro Hero 5 Black 4k Ultra HD cameras that will capture every exciting second of your adventure.

There is definitely a lot to love this summer at Robinsons Department Store with its Chasing the Sun promo. For more updates on the hottest summer trends, visit www.RobinsonsDepartmentStore.com.ph or like and follow @RobinsonsDepartmentStore on Facebook and Instagram.

Teacher’s OOTD: Celebrate Women’s Month with Tessa Prieto-Valdez “Wildflower: A Fashion Retrospective”


Celebrating women’s month this March alongside their 30th anniversary, SM Megamall presents Wildflower: A Fashion Retrospective on style icon Tessa Rufino Prieto-Valdes.



Amidst all the minimalist fashion trending, one woman dares to stand out. Like wildflowers that come in varied species and kinds, the exhibit portrays women from all walks of life. Through each of her dresses, we share a vibrant story worth telling.



As we walk through the Sea Princess’ whimsical wardrobe collection, we are introduced to an aspect of Tessa Prieto-Valdes that is essential to her personality — her imaginative fashion.



The exhibit likens Tessa as a wildflower, colorful, flamboyant, and diverse. Beauty is a natural thing whether in simplicity or extravagance. And as we trace back to the most organic form of inspiration — nature — through Tessa’s wardrobe, we are introduced to some of Manila’s top designers that Tessa Prieto-Valdes champions.


Every designers’ clothes are made especially for Tessa’ events and spectacular meetings. These designers are known to their world class designs like Rajo Laurel, Albert Andrada, Michael Cinco and others. And knowing Tessa’s taste of clothing, you will see how spectacular and colorful the exhibit are.




The Wildflower: A Fashion Retrospective exhibit will run from March 8-18, 2016 at the Mega Fashion Hall.


Teacher’s OOTD: Celebrate Family Time at Banana Peel Family Funville

Time with the family is always time well spent. Moms and dads are often on the lookout for weekend bonding activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Look no further as leading flip flops brand, Banana Peel, celebrates family fun time this October 16 and 17 with its second Family Funville at the Annex Atrium of SM City Fairview, from 10am to 10pm.

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“Family Funville is our treat to families who continue to support Banana Peel. The brand would not enjoy its success without the unwavering support of families who mainly choose to support local brands. This event is our way of showing how we want to celebrate family time with those we value the most, our customers,” said Paul Ng, CEO of Neat, Inc.,the makers of Banana Peel.

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The two-day event will be packed with activities for the entire family. Kids are sure to have awesome action and creative time at the inflatable slides, crafting section, and play area inside the Kids Alley. While the kids are at play, Moms can get some pampering done at Mommy Avenue and dads get to relax and enjoy amusement games at the Daddy District. Snacks and refreshments will be available at the MunchLane, where guests get to enjoy treats from event partners.

To be part of Banana Peel’s Family Funville, customers just simply need to present a proof of purchase of at least Php300 worth of Banana Peel flip flops exclusive from the SM Store located inside SM City Fairview. Each pass will already allow families to enjoy all the activities mentioned. Additionally, Banana Peel will also showcase their latest and best selling products. “One of the reasons why families appreciate our products is because of the qualities offered- durable, anti-slip rubber, and eco-friendly and not to mention the wide range of modern designs that fit any personality,” said Ng.

Banana Peel Family Funville is made even more exciting through the partnership with Fatty Brain Toys, Kids Venue, World of Fun, Cheezy, Clover, Nachos, Friends Fries, De Original Jamaican Pattie Shop, Mogu Mogu, Wilkins, Owl Coffee, Beauti Drink, Lay Bare, and Posh Nails.

More information on Banana Peel is available at www.bananapeel.net.