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Make Every Moment an Inspired Living Experience at The Residences Mactan

Set amid breathtaking natural surroundings, The Residences offers an unparalleled world of luxury and convenience for the highly discerning.

With its array of stunning beaches with pristine white sands and glimmering blue waves along with its storied past, it’s not hard to see how Mactan Island is touted as the historical resort city. It’s first on the list of destinations to visit when in Cebu, and the island has seen a steady growth in world-class developments over the past couple of years.

Among these developments, The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort encapsulates the Mactan Island living experience. Set amid breathtaking natural surroundings, The Residences offers an unparalleled world of luxury and convenience for the highly discerning.

A resort-residential development by AppleOne Mactan, The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort elevates the standards for luxury accommodation and opens its doors to international markets.

“It’s a high-end condominium with full services, like you’re staying at a hotel. Residents get access to the amenities of both the residences and the hotel,” says Ray Go Manigsaca, AppleOne Properties president and chief executive officer.

The Residences just had its topping off last January 24, and is projected to be finished early next year. And, fun fact: it’s the only Sheraton-branded condominium in Southeast Asia.

“We have a tagline that goes, why check in when you move in’?” Ray adds cheekily.

The Residences is set to open in late 2020, and it seamlessly combines contemporary design with tropical aesthetics and local touches to create unparalleled dwellings of exceptional beauty. Its stylish and modern interiors merge the concepts of purity and serenity, and is defined by clean lines and luxurious materials such as natural stone, rattan, marble and wood. With amenities that go beyond the expected comforts, it will offer a luxe tropical experience to both its residents and guests.

“Majority of the designers are from Singapore, but we plan to put a Cebuano touch to our whole concept as well. Especially the furnitures, we’re buying local,” shares Ray Patrick Manigsaca, assistant vice president for business development.

Those who choose to make The Residences their permanent address will do so at the 22-storey main tower. It features an open-air, resort-style lobby and has a maximum of six residences per wing, for a total of 154 private units. 36 well-appointed courtyard pool units are also available, and each unit has its own pool.

One-, two- and three-bedroom configurations are available to suit every couple or family’s needs, and every unit offers unobstructed vistas of the spectacular ocean or the courtyard lagoon pools through large panoramic windows. Indulgent steam rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an exclusive courtyard garden and pool lounge, a dedicated amenities floor, and other inventive features grant residences access to the ultimate lavish lifestyle.

The P4-billion property, which sprawls to nearly 5 hectares, has much to offer for everyone. Its coveted address makes it conveniently located in a way that guests or residents can also experience the rest of Cebu—whether it’s indulging in local delicacies and dishes, deepening their historical knowledge, shopping at local markets, or going on more adventures.

Living here opens up a world of opportunities and experiences; deliberately-crafted Sheraton experiences tailored for you, called Inspired Living Experiences. These elevate your everyday moments, making them more memorable, well-lived, well-thought of, and more heartfelt.

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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:

Food Carts

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

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Here’s What Cebu’s Restaurateurs are Preparing for Easter Week

The arrival of Holy Week often means a mass exodus out of the city—whether it’s for a trip back to one’s hometown or an opportunity for a vacation. That being said, food choices during this time are often limited, with restaurants cutting down hours to prepare for the holidays, or creating menus that suit the season.
 
While it’s interesting to know what these food spots will offer, we’re curious about what the people behind them prepare at home. To satiate our curiosity, we asked some of Cebu’s notable chefs and restaurateurs what they’re cooking up this 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 

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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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