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Ayala Center Cebu: Find ’em all, love ’em all

Strategically located at the heart of Cebu’s central business district, Ayala Center Cebu has stayed true to its commitment of filling mall spaces with the things shoppers and patrons love by setting the standard for a premium mall experience. Today, Ayala Center Cebu gives its patrons more reasons to love living life, making it the preferred mall in Cebu.


Love for Fashion and Shopping

Love for fashion is a bond shared by Ayala and its customers. Ayala has long been an icon of style in the Queen City of the South. The mall is home to big global brands and locally celebrated shops as well. With over 90 brands housed exclusively in Ayala Center Cebu, it brings in the perfect merchandise mix of cost-conscious and premium brands, to high-end fashion boutiques and specialty stores that meet the needs of every market.

Lov'Em Styles
Ayala Center Cebu, as the purveyor of fashion in Cebu, continues to bring the best of the world to the region as it becomes home to global retail giants such as the biggest store of Zara and H&M in the Philippines, hip fashion brands and their new concept stores like Pull&Bear and Bershka, and premium offerings from A/X, Dorothy Perkins, Marks and Spencer, Lacoste, Vero Moda, Aeropostale, Herschel, and Cotton On, to name a few. Ayala addresses the needs of its different markets with its two anchor department stores and supermarket chains, Rustan’s and Metro.

Love for Food

Love for food brings families and friends together. The Terraces, the refreshed Food Choices, and the Garden Area at the 4th level have a wide array of local and international food choices, making Ayala Center Cebu the preferred dining destination.

Lov'Em Flavors

For that Italian fix, choose from Italianni’s, La Tegola, Sbarro, or Idea Italia. Satisfy one’s cravings for Asian cuisine from Harbour City, Rai Rai Ken, Lemon Grass, SumoSam, Majestic or Tsim Sha Tsui Dimsum & Tea Bar. If in the mood for American, there’s Bigby’s, TGI Friday’s or Army Navy, while if it’s Filipino dishes that everyone’s craving for, Café Laguna, Max’s, and Hukad serve great choices for local cuisine. Desserts from La Vie Parisienne, Dessert Factory, Chocolatier, Vanille or Fudge provide a sweet ending to a sumptuous meal.

Love for Art, Entertainment and Good Times

Love for quality time with family and friends is a top priority at Ayala Center Cebu. Well- thought-of and specially designed areas around the mall serve as bonding and entertainment spaces where everyone can take quick breaks from the daily grind.

The open-air Terraces provides a breath of fresh air in the thriving metropolis. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind while enjoying a meal or a cup of coffee. The Terraces also serves as a venue for various mall shows and concerts featuring local and foreign acts.

Lov'Em Symphonies

Being a passionate supporter of local artistry and creativity, Ayala Center Cebu provides a venue for budding and established artists alike to showcase their artwork. “Art at the Park” is an opportunity for mallgoers can be able to appreciate art up close. The thought-provoking stonecast installations and sculptures by Cebuano artist Juan Guido Lubanga are currently on display at the 4th level Garden Area and The Terraces.

Ayala’s interiors are furnished with pieces by outstanding Cebuano furniture designer Vito Selma. Some of Selma’s works are exhibited in the ground floor of the expansion area, while his wooden benches called “Nessie” provide a place where shoppers can rest and lounge in. Recently, Selma created and designed Ayala’s Christmas tree, which featured his signature geometric creations.

The mall is also known for its world-class architecture – a combination of the contemporary and homey ambience. The façade of the expansion area and interiors of the entire mall strongly reflect its upscale nature. The high ceilings and wide hallways flaunt spaciousness while the open spaces and lush landscaping surrounding the mall create a sense of freshness – the perfect place to hang out and rekindle relationships with family and friends.

Love for Customer Service and Inclusiveness

Ayala Center Cebu’s customers can be assured of superior customer service through its Ü -First Campaign, the mall’s continuing program which provides specifically-designated facilities and amenities for the elderly, families and persons with disabilities from comfort rooms to taxi lanes. The campaign ensures that each customer gets personalized and quality service. Concierge Services are located in areas with high pedestrian traffic to give shoppers a pleasurable and hassle-free mall experience.

Lov'Em All

It also offers a tourist desk, concierge, valet, customer lounges and family lounges that include a kid’s zone and breastfeeding rooms for public convenience. Ayala Center Cebu’s two-level PUV terminal is an accessible commuters’ facility with an organized loading and unloading system with routes to different parts of Metro Cebu and its neighboring towns. A chapel is conveniently located at the 4th level of the expansion area for shoppers who want to reflect on the Word and hear mass every Saturday and Sunday.

Last year, Ayala Center Cebu was recognized for its excellent service as well as its world-class architecture. Among these awards are the 2015 Apolinario Mabini Award as the PWD-Friendly Establishment (Bronze award), a Gold Award in the Renovations and Expansions Design and Development Category at the 2015 Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards competition of The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for its expansion area, and Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

There’s love waiting to be discovered in every corner of Ayala Center Cebu.

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How to Manifest Pantone’s 2022 Hue “Very Peri” in your Daily Deals as Listed by Fashion Editor Oj Hofer

Winkling the Blues Away with Veri Peri

by Oj Hofer

Very Peri Pantone 17-3938 is the color of the year 2022. Pantone’s dynamic Periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying red-violet undertone symbolizes “transformative times’, displays carefree confidence, and daring curiosity. Its presence in fashion and accessories encourages inventiveness, creativity and optimism. It is the new happy, neutral color and here’s how to fashionably manifest it in your daily deals.


Pantone 17-393 Veri Peri (Periwinkle Blue)


Vinca flower of the evergreen Periwinkle shrub.



VENETIAN BAUBLE. Murano glass bubbles to enhance mental health and optimism. Order online: https://mianivenetianjewelry.com/products/bagolo-blue-and-periwinkle-murano-glass-bracelet


PERI-CROWNED. Set an appointment with Margie Zenz at Exposé Salon at Crossroads Mall. Landline 2316550 Mobile 09088852935 www.exposehairsalon.com


DUAL DUTY. Wear the Swissgear 3576 as your daily laptop backpack or a vintage doctor-style tote. Order online: https://www.swissgear.com/swissgear-3576-artz-dr-bag-laptop-backpack


HOLY FEET. Wear Mandalas on Low-cut sneakers from Zazzle.

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Awesome Online-Exclusive Deals and Free Shipping Await Shoppers at the Newly-Launched Old Navy PH Digital Store


By Danica Ronquillo

Nothing screams “Americana” like Old Navy!

From trendy denims and soft cotton Ts to statement graphics and fleecy pajamas, Old Navy has been the first name in fun, classic fashion staples for the whole family since 1994. Known for high-quality pieces that fit every size, shape, and budget, this heritage brand has found a way to reach even more hangers in the digital age: OldNavy.com.ph.

While no stranger to the digital sphere, OldNavy.com.ph is the brands’s first standalone e-commerce, making Old Navy’s vast array of on trend apparel and accessories available to customers 24/7. The launch of OldNavy.com.ph will not only feature styles that can be found in their brick- and-mortar locations, but also seasonal essentials and online exclusives, like Old Navy’s activewear line.

OldNavy.com.ph customers can enjoy free shipping with a minimum order spend of Php 4000, as well as various deals and e-payment options to ensure everyone can be a part of the Old Navy experience.

Shoppers will still be able to find new arrivals in all Old Navy Philippines stores, including Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall, and Shangri-La Plaza, as well as in Old Navy’s Viber community.

With this launch, Old Navy Philippines continues to be the pioneer of making comfort, quality, and style accessible to all. There’s something for everyone at Old Navy!

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37 Years of High Fashion; Arcy Gayatin leaves a Legacy of Edginess and Elegance

Arcy Gayatin: A Legacy of Luxury in Fabrication


By:  Allain Dumon Fonte 


The brand Arcy Gayatin gave the Queen City of the South a distinct reputation in the fashion industry.  The fashion line of Arcy Gayatin sets the bar higher each year for clothing luxury and fabrication techniques.


April Duenas, Nikki Gayatin and Arielle Gayatin for Arcy Gayatin—Photos by John Paul Autor from Lifestyle Inquirer.net


Araceli “Arcy” Ancajas Gayatin is the daughter Galileo Ancajas and Remedios Zanoria Ancajas who founded Cebu’s home brand, Gal’s Bakery.  Arcy went to the University of San Carlos and studied Political Science.  And just like Dr. Muccia Prada, who completed her Ph.D. in Political Science and established the luxury line of Prada, Arcy also got in touch with her artistic side and started her own fashion line.  However, it was not Prada that influenced Arcy.  Arcy was introduced to fashion and tailoring at a very young age by her mother, Madame Remedios Anacajas whom they dearly call Mama Eme.  Mama Eme was running a tailoring business back then.  It was called Arabel; named after Arcy and her sister Belma.  Ara from Araceli and Bel from Belma.  In those years, Arcy was fascinated by fabrics and was intrigued by how to manipulate the fabrics to come up with fashion-forward designs without compromising comfort and taste.


Arcy Gayatin (photo grabbed from Space Philippines Blog Spot)


After 37 years of creating haute couture pieces for the most fashionable personalities in the Philippines, Arcy Gayatin is now laying down her sketchpads and pens to rest.  As she enjoys her retirement, may be on a cruise to the Bahamas or a holiday to the Swiss Alps, Arcy Gayatin has left the fashion industry a legacy of elegant and edgy clothing ensembles that understand and define the shape of women; without compromising comfort and good taste.


Arcy Gayatin’s Pink Flamingo collection                                               Arcy Gayatin’s Sketch on a Terno


To salute the lady who brought Cebu fashion to the world, a retrospective exhibition of Arcy’s incomparable masterpieces can be seen today at Ayala Center Cebu’s The Gallery; curated by fashion editor and writer, Clint Holton Potestas, and interior and fashion designer, Jul Oliva.


BALANCE.  Arcy Gayatin is known for her perfect symmetrical lines when fabricating.  She knows how to balance edginess and class; understanding well the strength and the finesse of a woman.


RHYTHM.  Arcy’s expertise in draping and fabric manipulation can be seen in how she achieves rhythm between architectural lines and soft fabrics like silk and cashmere.


TEXTURE.  With her thorough knowledge on fabrics, Arcy Gayatin has achieved the perfection of fabrication by working on different types of fabrics and creating a single piece of art out of them. 


HARMONY.  The simplicity of the silhouette plus the intricacy of the details create a wonderful harmony, making Arcy Gayatin’s design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.


The photos below show an up-close look at the intricacy and the exquisite craftsmanship of Arcy Gayatin’s fabrication techniques:


THE SPIDER WEB:  one of Arcy’s genius fabrication techniques.


MATCH and PATCH:  Arcy’s unique fabrication craft by patching layers of different types of lace and lace patterns


PLEATS: The perfection of symmetry in pleats on silk.


LA ROSE BLEUE:  U.P. student, Danielle Alessandra Deutsch, inspired by the artistry of Arcy Gayatin, designed this midnight blue dress.   The cabbage rose made from layers of silk organdy gave this evening ensemble a romantic appeal.

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