Thursday, May 23, 2019

Around town

SUNSTAR turns all of 36 years old on Sunday, Nov. 25. The milestone will be marked with a simple celebration within the SunStar family who gratefully acknowledges the support of its readers, advertisers and allies. Heartfelt thanks to you all for having been part of our journey all these years.

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“World Class: Weddings at the Waterfront” was a high fashion event at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino showcasing the designs of sought after designers Michael Cinco, Francis Libiran, Ezra Santos and Cebuanos Furne Amato and Cary Santiago. Welcoming one and all to the formal affair was hotel general manager Anders Hallden. On the frontline too were Emirates country manager Satish Sethi, and DiaGold chief operating officer Jennifer Ty, the event’s main sponsors.

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“All That Glitters” was a two-in-one exhibit that featured the holiday collection of Filipino-crafted fine jewelry under the watchful eye of Amanda Luym, and the orchid and plant collection of plant enthusiast/landscape artist Jaime Chua. Venue was the Holicow premises at Crossroads Mall.

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Hand-painted and beaded kaftans, fun outfits and accessories were on display at Anzani Prime when Monina Ouano launched her Monique’s Couture. Unique and one-of-a-kind designs set her pieces apart.

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Beauty addicts trooped to Rustan’s during the Beauty Addict Beyond Time activity. It was a fun affair with the different make up brands coming up with games and gimmicks for the ladies to enjoy and win prizes. Head turners were the models walking around garbed in dresses of the different eras.

Another affair at Rustan’s was the launch of the exclusive, limited-edition home collection inspired by Fernando Amorsolo (the Philippines first National Artist). This was part of Rustan’s For The Arts Campaign movement. Among the items in the collection are plates, microfibers, a set of coasters, card holders and T-shirts depicting scenes from Amorsolo’s iconic artworks, among them “Harvesting,” “Planting Rice” and “Under the Mango Tree.” There are also pillow cushions, canvass tote bags and pouches emblazoned with the Fernando Amorsolo signature.

Here for the launch were Sylvia Amorsolo Lazo, the artist’s daughter who is the president of the Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation and her son Fernando Lazo.

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Exciting news from Megaworld... Coming up at the Mactan Newtown is a new residential tower called La Victoria Global Residences named in honor of Galleon Victoria, the ship that brought Magellan to Cebu in 1521. The main lobby of the building will showcase elements and installations significant to the Spanish expedition. Megaworld Cebu Properties president Noli Hernandez adds, “We launch this tower 500 years after Magellan was appointed captain of Galleon Victoria’s expedition and we hope to complete this in 2022 when we commemorate the ship’s 500th year of circumnavigation.”

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Recently launched during a cocktail affair at the Grand Convention Center was the Sun Park Royal Hotel and Residences located along Juan Luna Ave. at the North Reclamation area. The upscale mixed-used 32-storey development will host a 200-room hotel and 448 residential condominium units along with retail and amenity decks. This is the latest project of Cebu-based developer SunKai Land Inc.


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