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Here’s a Personalized Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Your Special Someone

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we put together a list of top picks for the season, tailored according to different personalities.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we put together a list of top picks for the season, tailored according to different personalities. Convey deepest affections which cannot be captured with words through wonderful tokens of love found at Rustan’s.

This Valentine’s season, gift that special someone with meaningful items that represent declarations of adoration. Whether it’s a grand gesture or a simple present, Rustan’s has what you need and more.

The Lady Love

From rose and yellow golds to diamonds and other precious stones, Adam & Martucci and Tiffany & Co. have beautiful selections to add sparkle to the season. Lovely trinkets from Swarovski will definitely be the delight of the recipient.


The Girl Boss

Allow the ladies to exude confidence and feel beautiful in their own skin with luxurious wear from Josie Natori. Statement pieces like a pair of Christian Louboutin high heels (with that iconic shade of crimson) is a stylish wardrobe piece any woman will appreciate and keep for years of celebration.


The Corporate Gentleman

For the men, a handsome Montblanc timepiece or writing instrument become thoughtful and functional gifts that he can keep close everyday, a constant reminder that his efforts are well appreciated.

The Quirky Creative

These eclectic socks from Happy Socks are perfect for that quirky yet lovable personality in your life. 

The Techie Car Lover

Gift these specially designed USBs and hard drives from Milli X Ferrari for the techie car lover.


The Homemaker

For discerning homemakers, excite them with an array of wonderful and elegant pieces – from Lladro’s vintage table décor and accents, to tea sets from the Royal Doulton. For an added whim, a quirky Mani The Lucky Cat Figurine will definitely be a statement piece for the house that may bring luck in love, among other things. Help them fill their home and decorate their spaces with apt reminders of sweet affection.

In this season of giving, Rustan’s further rewards shoppers with perks as they pamper their special someone. Ongoing until February 14, customers with a minimum single receipt purchase worth P5,000 will receive as well a complimentary 8-piece box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

More than the gift, it’s the love that counts. This month of hearts, make those thoughts of love loud and clear, and celebrate it with the best selection of gifts from Rustan’s.


Claudia Bezza-Yeung’s Santorini Cruise Collection Seaside Debut

By Kingsley Medalla

The Santorini Cruise Collection launch, Claudia Bezza-Yeung’s fifth, held last May in Kandaya Resort in Daanbantayan, was inspired by the Greek island of Santorini. Claudia’s designs exude sophistication, and a touch of Mediterranean charm. The collection features flowing maxi dresses in vibrant colors that mirror the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, lightweight fabrics that effortlessly sway with the ocean breeze, and intricate design that adds a touch of opulence to each piece.

The collection itself is a celebration of summer: mini dresses with headbands and tote bags evoke images of strolls along whitewashed streets. Each piece is carefully crafted to capture the essence of Santorini’s charm.

The color palette of soft pastels like pale blues and pinks, are juxtaposed with bold pops of color, like romantic pinks and vibrant yellows. This combination creates a visually striking contrast that adds depth and interest to each look.

Kandaya Resort, with its breathtaking sunsets and white sand beaches, provides the perfect backdrop for the 55-pieces of beach wear.

“The collection, as with all our pieces, is made from discarded fabric that we source from China and Dubai,” shares designer Claudia Bezza Yeung. “The fabrics for this collection were acquired at different times and were kept in storage since the pandemic, and it was only recently that they all came together with this vision: Santorini! ”

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this fashion show also serves as an opportunity to showcase Bezza’s talent on an international stage. By collaborating with local artisans and incorporating traditional techniques into her designs, this former model-turned-designer pays homage to Santorini’s rich cultural heritage.

Claudia learned sewing skills from her mother, starting early by dressing up her dolls with fabric scraps. “When I was working and traveling all over the world, I had to decide to carry fewer clothes in my luggage, so I would recycle clothes and customize the ones I already had so they would look different every time.” Soon, she began selling her creations to fellow models.

“I do not sketch. I find it better to manipulate fabrics directly on the body,” Claudia shares. “I sew and drape directly on my body most of the time, and that’s when I get ideas on transforming the dress.

The Santorini Cruise Collection Launch, a Fashion Show on the Beach is not just another runway event but an immersive experience that celebrates both style and culture. Its idyllic setting and stunning designs leave an indelible mark on all fortunate enough to witness it firsthand.

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The First Philippine Terno Gala at the Waterfront

On March 10, 2023, important guests and personalities entered the halls of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino to attend the first Philippine Terno Gala in Cebu brought to you by Cary Santiago.

Photo by Mark Philip Dales

The Philippine Terno Gala’s fashion show showcased couture pieces by world class Filipino designers: Rajo Laurel, Mark Bumgarner, Philip Rodriguez, and Cary Santiago.

The event started with Philip Rodriguez’ daring designs that left the crowd with the need to see more.

Photo by ES Photography

Followed by Rajo Laurel’s contemporary pieces, keeping the ongoing gasps and cheers by the crowd alive to fill the ballroom’s ambiance.

Photo by ES Photography

Next to grace the crowd is Mark Bumgarner’s elegant designs had everyone raising their cameras to capture the admirable pieces.

Photo by ES Photography

To end the fashion show, Cary Santiago left a statement as the runway welcomed stunning designs leaving the crowd in awe.

Photo by Mark Philip Dales

As a surprise to the guests, special rewards were given to the crowd stoppers of the night with special thanks to Dia Gold and Jun Villanel.

Photo by Mark Philip Dales

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino proved once more that they are the premier venue choice for grand events. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino will see you all in their upcoming events as a part of their year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary.

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CEBU KALEIDO: A Night of Fashion and Celebration at Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa

Miranda Konstatinidou’s beautiful beach wear and jewellery worn by her guests at an intimate beach party at Crimson Resort in Mactan. Konplott is Miranda’s luxury fashion accessory brand sold in Europe, worn by fashion icons and celebrities (no, it’s not sold locally) while her exclusive beach wear in silk are fabric designed by her, are also sold in high end resorts around the world. Meanwhile, Crimson Resort in Mactan will officially close temporarily for a makeover as most of their beachfront villas were damaged heavily by last December.s super typhoon Odette. Here’s to a great reopening of Crimson in a few months. (photography by Steffen Billhardt)

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