All That Glitters (ATG) recently had its annual pop up store in Cebu last November 14 – 15, 2019 at Holistic Coalition of the Willing (HoliCOW) Gallery, Crossroads Mall, Banilad.

Founded by cousins and co-designers Amanda LuYm and Cacay Moras-Server, ATG’s 2019 Holiday Collection highlighted as its muse their hometown, the Pearl City of Cebu, with pieces featuring classic freshwater pearls in modern designs.

Creative designer Amanda LuYM, whose photos of flora and fauna were on exhibit as well shares “As a photographer and designer, botanical studies have always fascinated me. As I have matured in my practice as a creative individual, I have found a desire to emulate nature’s sophistication. Great design and composition serve a higher purpose and I have chosen this as my life pursuit. I seek to study nature shapes and the desire of the material to become the best form of itself.”

The pieces are created not to be fleeting and trend driven, instead, purposely timeless and transformational as a respect to the craft and the wearer. It is a testament to local creativity, timely so with Cebu City having been recently designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a “Creative City of Design”.

The exhibit also featured Jaime Chua’s collection of indigenous orchids. Chua is one of the largest collectors and staunchest conservationist of indigenous orchids in the Philippines. He actively propagates species that may disappear from the wild unless cultivated by pollinating, harvesting seed pods and growing them in his laboratory. He particularly specializes in the Vanda sanderiana, more commonly known as the “Waling Waling”, which is only found in Davao, Zamboanga and Cotabato.

To see and shop All That Glitters’ collections, visit their Facebook page at @AllThatGlittersPH and instagram page at: @theglitteratiph

Our healthcare frontliners are bravely answering the call of duty amid the continuing rise of COVID-19 cases in the country. We are witnesses to their sacrifice as they endure longer shifts and forego breaks to attend to their patients’ needs.

To show appreciation for their heroic efforts, Landers Superstore immediately organized a relief program last March 15, 2020 to provide medical workers with free food and groceries. The Philippine Army was brought in to help in the distribution to key hospitals in Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu.

As of March 29, Landers Superstore, together with its partners Popeyes, Kuya J, 8990 Holdings Inc. Isla Sugbu Seafood City, and Majestic Restaurant, have been able to distribute 595 boxes of Landers Central pizza, 315 buckets of Popeyes Chicken, and 46 bags of groceries containing essential items like toiletries and snacks to 34 hospitals and 6 army checkpoints.

Some of the hospitals that received donations in Cebu are Cebu Doctors Hospital, UCMed, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Perpetual Succour Hospital, Chong Hua Hospital, and Cebu Velez General Hospital. Philippine General Hospital, San Lazaro Hospital, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, The Medical City, St. Luke’s Medical Center QC and BGC, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, UERM Memorial Hospital, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Chinese General Hospital, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue Medical Center in Metro Manila, and Perpetual Help Medical Center in Binan, Laguna.

Meanwhile, the army checkpoints that received donations are in Alabang, Susana Heights, Canlubang Exit, Zapote Service Road, Brgy. MacArthur Highway, and NLEX Camachile.

Each box of pizza and bag of groceries contain heartfelt messages of thanks and encouragement from the staff and members of Landers Superstore.

The project aims to reach out to more hospitals and checkpoints in the next few days as we reach the critical stages of the enhanced community quarantine. Our Frontliners can be rest assured that Landers Superstore remains fully committed to helping and supporting them in their fight against COVID-19.

Landers Superstore offers a true membership shopping experience with its wide range of products from grocery items to general merchandise. Members enjoy exclusive perks from fuel discounts of up to Php 10 per liter at Landers Caltex Gasoline Station; online grocery shopping at; free haircut, shampoo and blow-dry at Federal Barbers; and the lowest-priced medicines at Capital Care Pharmacy.

Visit Facebook and Instagram @LandersPH and for updates. Landers Superstore is open from 9 am to 6 pm daily and is located at 23 Minore Park, Cardinal Rosales Ave. cor Pope John Paul II Ave, Cebu City.

Our mental well-being is just as important as our physical health. Here are five self-care tips to keep inner peace and calm during these challenging times:

Plan the day

Make a daily schedule and stick to a routine in order to be productive throughout the day. Make a list of goals, things to try out at home, and create a healthy balance between work, play and rest.

Check in on friends and family

Despite the distance, keeping oneself connected is vital. Although the quarantine has limited meet-ups with loved ones, technology has made it possible to reach out to them through social media to remind them that they are not alone.

Give back to the community

Lend a hand and help make a difference by helping provide frontliners and essential workers with personal protective equipment and packed meals, and indigent communities with food and supplies. Donate Globe Rewards shopping points through the Globe Rewards app on iOS or Android.

Breathe and relax

Take some time to unwind and get some much needed rest. During difficult times, it is important to take time off to pause, find peace, and meditate. Visit Ayala Center Cebu’s Facebook page and join the 7-day meditation challenge with Holly Dychangco.

Exercise and eat healthy

Stay healthy by doing stimulating exercises and making nutritious home-cooked meals. Take part in Ayala Center Cebu’s online #MallIntoShape fitness sessions and meal preparation demos on Facebook and Instagram.

Shop for food essentials at Metro Supermarket open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rustan’s Supermarket, open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Healthy Options, open from 11 AM to 6 PM on Monday to Saturday.

For more information on #MallIntoShape and updates on store hours, like and follow @ayalacentercebu on Instagram. For updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit

Take a Valentine Food Trip at Ayala Center Cebu

Valentine’s Day is all about showing love and appreciation. For romantics, February 14 is never complete without gifts, gestures and going on a date with a loved one.

Make this Day of Hearts extra special and take a romantic food trip to the region’s premier lifestyle destination. Here are a few dining options for every kind of date to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one:

Coffee Date

Spend a romantic day with a loved one in a cozy coffee shop with casual ambience and great food.

Get your coffee fix and enjoy all-day breakfast servings at Abaca Baking Company at Level 1, The Terraces. Treat Street at Level 2 serves biscotti and homemade brownies good for sharing; while UCC Café at Level 1, The Terraces serves waffles and French toast best paired with their brewed or iced coffee. One can also delight in the bestselling Frappuccino selections at Starbucks Coffee at Level 2, The Terraces and Level 4, garden area; and Seattle’s Best’s classic Freshly Brewed Coffee at Level 1, The Terraces.

Lunch Date

For a delectable midday feast, a wide selection of restaurants await with various cuisines that will take diners around the world.

Enjoy American-style dining at Casa Verde at Level 3, The Terraces; and Oh Georg! at Level 1. Head to Brique for an Asian-Italian food fix or satisfy one’s Japanese food cravings at Pepper Lunch, both located at Level 4, garden area. One may also try the classic flavors of Vietnam at Phat Pho at Level 1, The Terraces; or the traditional Mexican food at Red Lizard at Level 4, near Cinema 1.

Romantic Date

Book a table for two and enjoy a romantic date night with good food and good company.

For an Italian food fix, drop by La Tegola and Italianni’s both at Level 1, The Terraces or delight in the handcrafted pizza and housemade pasta at Tavolata at Level 4, garden area. For an Asian fusion cuisine, try Ettas; and for American-style dining with hotel-inspired interior, visit The Suite Room, both located at Level 4, garden area.

Dessert Date

Cap off your date with delectable desserts from mouthwatering cakes to the all-time favorite ice cream.

For a hint of sugar rush, taste Dairy Queen’s popular blizzard ice cream at Level 4 Food Choices; have a scoop or two of Gelatissimo’s gelato at Level 1, The Terraces; or try Cold Stone Creamery’s signature ice cream at Level 4, garden area. For desserts paired with rice meals, salads and sandwiches, visit Dessert Factory at Level 3, The Terraces; Fudge at Level 4, garden area or Maître Chocolatier at Level 1, The Terraces.

Family Date

Valentine’s is not just for couples, it is also about celebrating the bond and relationship between friends and family.

Choose from the delectable American cuisine at T.G.I Friday’s at Level 1; Siam’s Thai cuisine at Level 1, The Terraces; and Filipino cuisine at Laguna Garden Café at Level 1, The Terraces and Café Laguna at Level 1. Don’t miss out on the bestselling Crispy Pata at Hukad at Level 2, The Terraces and Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen at Level 4, garden area; and Grand Majestic’s bestselling plain siomai and plain rolls at Level 4, garden area.

Valentine’s Day is a time to spend with loved ones, so take the time to eat one’s heart out and enjoy a day of food, love and leisure. For updates, contact 888-3790, like Ayala Center Cebu at and follow @AyalaCenterCebu on Twitter and Instagram.


Love is in the air and as the Day of Hearts approaches, people scramble to buy flowers, gifts, and greeting cards.

With the wide range of activities available in Cebu, love birds will never run out of things to do this Valentine’s Day. Find everything needed to make the celebration extra special at Ayala Center Cebu.

Celebrate love with special gift items
Let love sparkle and shine by giving something special like jewelry to a loved one.

Rustan’s is the ultimate gifting destination with the finest pieces for men, women and children ranging from, fine jewelry, cosmetics, perfume, accessories and novelty and home items. For something truly special for her or him, visit their Silver Vault on the 2nd floor for jewelry from Carrera y Carrera, Damiani, Ippolita, John Hardy, Marco Bicego, Mikimoto, Montblanc, Roberto Coin, Tamara Comolli, Tiffany & Co., and Ziio. For more information, visit and @rustansph on Facebook and Instagram

Another store for for classic and elegant pieces is Diagold at Level 1, the premier jewelry brand for engagement and wedding rings, and exquisite pieces made of diamonds and different gemstones such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Diagold, synonymous to elegant and timeless jewelry, has been celebrating different women of strength, power and integrity for over 10 years. For more information, visit and follow @diagoldjewelry on Instagram

To celebrate milestones and unforgettable moments, visit PANDORA, an international Danish brand known for their signature charms and hand-finished and contemporary jewellery. Their Valentine’s Day Collection features special designs such as the Love Script Necklace crafted in sterling silver and set with golden PANDORA Shine letters that sway with every move. One can also personalise their necklace with PANDORA’s selection of charms including the Cupid & You, and the limited edition Arrow of Love charm. The Shape of My Heart Jewelry Gift Set features matching heart-shaped earrings and necklace in sterling silver and brilliant cubic zirconia .

The Sparkling Arrows Ring encircles one’s finger to create a stacked effect that spans from the design’s polished tip through glittering stones to the openwork plume. The piece is engraved on the inside with a special message.

In Cebu, PANDORA’s hand-finished and contemporary jewellery are available at the PANDORA store at Level 1. For updates, like and follow on Facebook and @theofficialpandora on Instagram.

Flowers on Valentine’s is always a good idea. Surprise a loved with a bouquet of fresh blooms from Holland Tulips at Level 1, Paseo Verde or Kalidades in Rustan’s Supermarket. Love and affection are also best expressed with handwritten messages on sweet and witty gift cards available at Fully Booked at Level 2, The Terraces and National Bookstore at Level 2. For cute and quirky gifts such as pillows, stationery and stuffed animals, drop by Tickles, Blue Magic, and Roy & Biv all located at Level 2.

Watch a romantic flick
Head down to the cinema with that special someone and enjoy the latest movie offerings. Action lovers will enjoy James Cameron’s futuristic film, “Alita: Battle Angel” and action thriller “Headlock”. Romance flicks are also showing with the rom-com “What Men Want” and Filipino romantic film, “Alone Together”.

Eat, Drink and Love
Begin the Day of Hearts with a cup of coffee and fresh croissants at Abaca Baking Co., Level 1, The Terraces. For a romantic ambiance, dine at Tavolata at Level 4, The Terraces. Indulge in their wide range of dishes from their housemade pasta to their handcrafted pizza. Visit @theabacagroup on Facebook and Instagram.

From shopping for gifts to romantic feasts with your loved one, make the most out of Valentine’s Day at Ayala Center Cebu, the region’s premier lifestyle destination. For the latest updates, like @AyalaCebu on Facebook and follow @ayalacentercebu on Instagram.