by - February 28, 2012

Wishing you could have a bit of artistry to go with your daily dose of coffee or tea?

Making a very creative debut at Manila’s newest art and retail hub—Ronac Art Center—is gourmet coffee and tea purveyor, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.

“Again, one of our main goals has always been to make it easier for all Filipinos to have access to the best brews available out there,” explains Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. “Like in all our other stores, we took very careful consideration before deciding on this new location because we wanted to make sure it will indeed present convenience to all our followers.”

The new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® store opened today, February 27, 2012. It is conveniently located in Ronac Art Center’s ground floor and caters to all sorts of coffee and tea aficionados in the Ortigas-Greenhills area. Staying true to the location's avant-garde nature, the store's design debuts a very interesting new look that's unlike any other in the country.

“It’s the perfect partnership,” adds Walden. “For some reason, coffee or tea and art seem very logical. Both exist in the same plane in a way that they both require a great amount of skill and expertise for one to get it right.”

As in all of its locations, the new branch offers The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's® full selection of internationally-acclaimed blends made only from the finest grades of custom roasted Arabica coffee and hand-plucked whole leaf teas sourced only from the most exclusive regions around the world. The store also offers fresh baked goods, sweet treats, and a line of complementary coffee and tea merchandise.

In line with its debut, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® branch in Ronac Art Center is holding a special promotion from February 27 to March 4, 2012. During the said period, customers can come to the store between 4:00 to 6:00 PM and purchase any of their favorite beverages for only P100.  


Chuck Taylors and the Ladies
Slimmer silhouettes make for a more lady-like fashion and Converse understands your need for shoes that keeps you comfy and fashionable for your on-the-go lifestyle! 

Beloved throughout the ages, Converse extracted the DNA of the classic Chuck Taylor All Star and transformed it specifically with the ladies in mind! Lighter in weight, slimmer in look, and available in various colors, all complemented together with the signature Converse Chuck Taylor All Star comfort.

Fashion plus comfort and timeless style, the Converse All Star Light has it all. Check out these awesome kicks at the selected Converse stores nationwide and make these a closet staple! Visit Converse Philippines on Facebook to get updates on the latest Converse releases!

Freeway x Twinkle Ferraren 2012 Swimwear Collection 
Feminine in Action
Despite the late onset of the cool season, it’s time to start planning your Summer threads!  Get your beach bods ready to start summertime with a splash! 

This time, Freeway’s Summer 2012 Collection brings you another innovative collaboration with swimwear designer Twinkle Ferraren.  Freeway x Twinkle Ferraren 2012 Swimwear Collection features her Hand Woven Collection. The intelligently handwoven strips of swimsuit fabric in the collection creates that sexy, fun and daring attitude of this summer season.  As Ferraren’s 3rd collaboration with Freeway, she gushes, “This is a fusion of different visions, aesthetics and styles. It’s always nice working with Freeway because I get to express other emotions and styles aside from just my own.”

“I describe this collection as “feminine in action”. The collection features handwoven braids, weave designs and appliqué in sporty, active silhouettes with a hint of feminine details.  Her inspiration for this collection is her amazement with the great talent of our local weavers, the very intricate patterns and the passion that comes with it.  With a keen understanding of what women want, the collection does not sacrifice style and feminity no matter how active or sporty their lifestyle gets. “More and more women are now getting into sports, being active and keeping healthy thru dance, sports and water activities.  It’s great to see some feminine details in what we wear most especially in swimwear”, Ferraren shared.  With the successful handpainted collection for Freeway in the last few years, Ferraren ventures into another labor intensive beautiful application that makes each piece a keeper.  “As a designer, it is a task and an honor at the same time to bring to light the person’s inner beauty and unique personality whenever she wears your creations”, Ferraren answered when asked on how she applies life lessons to clothes and designing. 

To complement the sporty chic swimwear collection by Twinkle Ferraren, Freeway showcases wide array of beautiful cover-ups, hyperbright summer dresses, flirty tops and flattering bottoms to make you stand-out this summer season. 

Visit www.freeway.net.ph to view the entire collection. Connect with Freeway thruhttp://facebook.com/FreewayOnline and Twitter twitter.com/FreewayOnline


 Palladium is coming soon!

Palladium was founded in 1920 to make tires for the fledging aviation industry,  They developed superior expertise for vulcanizing rubber, combined with canvas bands, to make tires so advanced that they soon equipped the majority of Europe’s aero planes.  After WWII, ultilizing their vulcanizing rubber and canvas profiency, Palladium opened a plant in Pont de Cheruy, France, to produce footwear that was as hard wearing as their tires.

The functionality, comfort and durability of their unique shoe were so outstanding that the French Foreign Legion adopted it for their rugged use. 

Today, the authentic design, classic lines and time tested utility are enjoyed by explorers worldwide.

Tokyo Rising is the latest exploration film produced by Palladium which stars Pharell Williams.  Palladium comes up with a new celebrity endorser and urban exploration every 6 months.

Palladium Boots is currently available in Sole Academy Katipunan, Center of Gravity Fort and Urban Athletics Greenbelt 3.  FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Palladium-Boots-Philippines/281846005196093.  Twitter @PALLADIUMph.

x A.F.A.

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