With the recent passing of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld, Christofle brings a legacy to life in Cebu with the launching of the Christofle x Karl Lagerfeld MOOD collection last March 16, 2019 at Rustan’s Ayala.
The famous French luxury house, Christofle, and the legendary fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, collaborates in an amazing collection that is created with artistry and heritage. Christofle has always been known for its quality and its heritage as a pioneer of the silver plating on tableware that is made in France. Last year, the brand worked with one of the world’s most influential fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, in a collection that not only portrays elegance and luxury that Christofle promises in their products, but also with Karl Lagerfeld’s artistic creations that are very iconic in the fashion industry.
“This is the first time that Christofle partnered with a fashion designer,” says Michaela Offedu, Christofle’s senior corporate and wholesale manager for Southeast Asia. “Christofle is very old in terms of age as a company but we are very innovative and we wanted to go a little bit outside of our comfort zone so we reached out and collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld because he is very synergetic in his designs and the quality as well,” she explains when asked about the unusual collaboration between the two brands. “I would say that something that is common for both of them is the heritage and the legacy,” she adds.
The collection was first launched last October 1, 2018 and just last week, the Philippines received the collection. The Christofle x Karl Lagerfeld is a limited edition collection that had two designs, the silver MOOD with only 1,000 pieces produced and the black MOOD with only 500 pieces. “The black MOOD that you see here is the only one left in Asia,” says Michaela. “Cebu is very lucky because there were only 500 pieces of the collection available worldwide and each piece is signed by Karl Lagerfeld,” she adds.
The Christofle x Karl Lagerfeld collection not only displays the elegant, luxurious and sleek MOOD design by Christofle but it also presents Karl Lagerfeld’s very iconic and recognizable profile in the cutleries of the collection, which is his logo—the Karl Lagerfeld signature sunglasses and ponytail style. The design of the collection shows a classic style and was inspired from the Art Deco movement. “People have different likings, some people might love Karl Lagerfed’s art, some might love the Art Deco style, some people might love Christofle and they want to add something to their collection or some people might love black,” Michaela explains when asked why people should purchase the collection. “The strongest point would be that is the last piece available in Asia.” she adds.
“We are very proud to have this collaboration with the late Karl Lagerfeld, even with his very unexpected passing,” says Michaella about Karl Largerfeld’s recent death. “The collection is a legacy of Karl Lagerfeld because it is probably one of the last products that he designed and put into life. We are very honored to be part of his legacy,” she adds. Even with the passing of the fashion icon, the legacy of the late Karl Lagerfeld will remain through his artistic creations that he has left with us.
Enjoy a Funtastic Easter Sunday with the Kids at Rustans
Easter is just a skip away, and for kids it’s really a super fun holiday.
Egg-citing treats and surprises await them at the Rustan’s Easter Party on Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. at the Rustan’s Children’s Department, Ayala Center Cebu. For a minimum single receipt purchase of P 3,000 from the Kids’ Department, come and enjoy the following:
Sure to delight kids are a selection of food carts filled with yummy sweet and savory snacks.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny hid many colorful Easter eggs at the barnyard for our precious little hunters to find. Hop along and join the search for a chance to win special prizes from our different kids’ brands. Each participant also gets a Kinderjoy egg!
Easter Egg Decorating
Kids get to design and take home their one-of-a-kind egg creation at the Easter egg decorating station.
Crayola Art Activity
Let your kid’s inner artist shine. Make a splash with pastel shades, bright patterns or rainbow colors.
Lego Building Contest
Fancy building an Easter bunny or a giant Easter egg? Let kids’ imaginations take flight with the Lego Building Contest at the Lego Corner. Exciting prizes are in store for those with the most creative and imaginative Lego creations.
It’s going to be a very hoppy Easter celebration at the Rustan’s Department Store.
For more information and updates, visit https://rustans.com.ph and @rustansph on Facebook and Instagram
Here’s What Cebu’s Restaurateurs are Preparing for Easter Week
“For Most Holy week days, we’re most likely out of town. But buona pascqua is huge in Italy. So when we’re in town, we’re spending Sundays around the kitchen. We do gnocchi in all sorts of forms. We’re rolling it, then pan frying, adding reduced liquid , adding meat. Using cauliflower to make it healthier. And how can Easter be without a sweet? A Burnt Caramelized mini “otap” Tart with pear is our choice.” —Kate Anzani, Anzani
“One day this Holy Week, it’s going to be ribeye, mashed potatoes, puttanesca pasta for dinner and homemade tacos & margarita for the afternoon. Other days, we dine out.” —Jan Rodriguez, Weekend
Here’s How Cebu’s Milk Tea Shops Are Changing How We Enjoy Milk Tea
Milk tea shops are always filled to the brim daily by tens and hundreds of milk tea lovers from all around the city to savor their favorite iced milk tea drinks. At this point, milk tea businesses are upping their game with the tough competition.
The milk tea frenzy continues to go viral in the city of Cebu and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Milk tea shops are always filled to the brim daily by tens and hundreds of milk tea lovers from all around the city to savor their favorite iced milk tea drinks. At this point, milk tea businesses are upping their game with the tough competition, may it be creating new and unique flavors to add to their menu, creating delivery systems for easier transactions in the comforts of their customers’ homes or innovating new products that are inspired from the flavorful milk tea drink.
That being said, we prepared a list of the different ways to enjoy milk tea in Cebu for all the milk tea lovers out there.
Milk Tea Shake
Zagu’s Pearl Milk Tea
Way before this nationwide obsession for milk tea had started, Zagu, the famous pearl shake brand in the Philippines, was one step ahead of bringing us a shake flavor that would unknowingly become a trend in the upcoming years. Zagu has been serving our favorite flavored drink for years now and people are still talking about it.
Zagu’s Pearl Milk Tea is fairly sweet just like any typical iced milk tea drink that you can buy but this one has a unique twist to its texture that you cannot find in any tea shop around the city. With the summer coming along, this milk tea will definitely cool you from the heat and satisfy your milk tea cravings as well. The best thing about it is that you don’t have to go through great lengths in finding a Zagu. You can basically find it in any mall in Cebu. Just go to a food court and you’ll surely find one.
Milk Tea Float
Cocoa Cookies and Cream Milk Tea Ice Cream
Photo owned by Serenitea
Coke floats and coffee floats from famous fast food chains were all the rage years ago. With today’s trends it’s no surprise that someone would definitely create something similar to a float. That being said, Serenitea brings us the joy of enjoying everyone’s favorite drink in a way we’re used to, a cold drink with sweet goodness on top.
Serenitea brings you a drink and a treat, all in one cup, with their milk tea float served in a variety of flavors that you can choose from. Beat the summer heat by enjoying Serenitea’s Milk Tea Ice Cream drinks that comes with various flavors that you can choose from and enjoy.
Serenitea is located at Calyx Centre, Cebu IT Park, Apas.
Milk Tea Soft Serve
Koala Tea’s Milk Tea Soft Serve With Pearls and Waffle
Photo owned by Koala Tea
The latest trend among everything in the list is the new milk tea soft serve that is available in a milk tea shop that is also new in Cebu. The famous milk tea soft serve from Koala Tea definitely broke the internet when they introduced the soft serve last month, making every milk tea lover shake with excitement as they try a new way to enjoy their milk teas.
Koala Tea serves their milk tea soft serve with pearls or oreo as a topping but if the two doesn’t float your boat, it’s okay! Koala Tea prepared a variety of toppings that you can add with your soft serve such as pudding, cream cheese and many more. They even have a waffle to go with your soft serve. How amazing is that? With the variety that they offer, surely, you’ll find one that suits your taste.
Koala Tea is located at SSY Business Center, Salinas Drive, Lahug.
Milk Tea Frappe
Serenitea’s Okinawa Arctic Slush
Photo owned by Serenitea
Serenitea has done it again with this new way of serving milk tea. Just recently, they introduced their Arctic Slush line that consists of cold beverages including their new milk tea frappe.
Their bestselling Okinawa flavored milk tea is now served in an ice blend topped with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel syrup and Okinawa powder. What better way to thank all the Serenitea lovers than bringing them a variety of choices to enjoy their favorite drink? Now, you don’t have to choose between ordering a frappe and a milk tea because Serenitea serves them both in one cup for you.
Grab your milk tea frappe at Calyx Centre, Cebu IT Park, Apas.
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