Things To Do (8/26/22) – BusinessWorld Online


Shang organizes Sweet Escape dessert show

SHANGRI-LA Plaza wraps up a #DealightfulAugust with the sweetest event of the year at Sweet Escape, a dessert fair hosted in partnership with community market The Honest Harvest. It will be held at the mall’s Grand Atrium from August 25-28 and will feature everything from cotton candy sculptures to Filipino desserts. Participants include Lollipuffs Cotton Candy, Zachy’s Pastillas (with milk flavors, ubemango and buko pandan and unique offerings like Avocado, Matcha, Strawberry, Cookies and Cream and Chocolate Mint), Homemade by Rita (mini pecan pies), The Creamery Catering (Filipino desserts in pots like Hot Taro Sago , AvoCoco and Coffee Jelly); C&M Coffee; at Aunt Anne’s; Big Chill (healthy juices and smoothies) and Gorae (hotdogs and Bungee jumping or fish-shaped pastries filled with a sweet filling). These are just part of the array of desserts customers can enjoy at #SweetEscapeattheShang. More vendors that serve other types of sweets like donuts, cookies, pies, chocolate truffles, and other baked goods and other treats. For updates and inquiries, follow Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook at and on Instagram @shangrilaplazaofficial.

Rustan’s Online Anniversary Sale

LUXURY Retailer Rustan’s Celebrates 70e birthday this month. The celebrations include in-store events, special anniversary offers, new brands and collections, and a weekend sale exclusively at August 27 and 28. That weekend, Rustan’s is bringing the anniversary celebration online with a selection of brands and products from fashion, fine jewelry, beauty, kids and home, while addressing the customers with limited offers and promotions of up to 50% off selected items. The online sale offers more than 100 products from Rustans.comamong the biggest brands of Longchamp, Kate Spade New York, SPANX, Michael Kors, Furla, Samsonite, Bally, Superga, Montblanc, Maison Margiela, Estée Lauder, L’Occitane, Shiseido, Tefal, Breville and Pyrex. Women will find brands like Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, LeSportsac, Coccinelle, Triumph and HOFF with merchandise up to 30% off, while Rustan’s private labels Lady Rustan, Luna and Lotus Resortwear are offering 15% off regular priced items. For self-care, there are plenty of freebies and offers from Jo Malone London, La Mer, Viktor & Rolf, Kanebo, Perricone MD, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Murad and Mario Badescu. For men, brands on sale at up to 25% off include Jack Nicklaus, Cross, Hackett, American Tourister, Kenneth Cole and Dune London. Silver Vault brands have a special offer for customers. Lacor, Cuisinart, Corelle, TruSens, and AirMaster also have home offerings. Find gifts for the kids with sale items from Jellycat, Melissa & Doug, Malabar Baby, Baa Baa Sheepz and Hello Baby offering items up to 50% off. Spend a minimum of P30,000 and receive free Philips Audio True Wireless headphones. Customers will also get 10% off and free shipping when their purchases reach a minimum amount of P2000 after using exclusive codes provided by BDO, BPI, Chinabank, EastWestBank, HSBC, PNB, RCBC and Security Banks Bank. Rebates are capped at P1,000. For more information, visit

Woven Networks organizes a forum

WOVEN Networks Sharing Sessions is an online webinar taking place from August 30 to September 2 with changemakers from the Philippines and the UK. Speakers will present stories and findings from Woven Networks, a research grants program aimed at developing forest resources and livelihoods by strengthening the role of artisans in sustainable development. Malaya del Rosario, head of arts at the British Council, said in a statement: “In partnership with the Forest Foundation, we have awarded grants to trusted intermediaries – designers, academics and development experts. We were able to map 15 artisan communities in the Philippines, from weaving cooperatives in Isabela to indigenous Higaonon weavers in Bukidnon. Grantees have also involved craftspeople, foresters and UK-based counterparts in their projects. Representatives from Panublix Social Enterprise, the University of Santo Tomas and the Royal College of Art in London, among others, will also speak at the event. The webinar will culminate on September 2 with the launch of the virtual exhibition “From Soil to Loom, from Fiber to Form: Research Projects on Woven Networks”.“, curated by Tessa Maria Guazon. It will celebrate program highlights and feature objects from the collection of the National Museum of Anthropology. The four-day webinar is free but registration is required via the British Council Philippines webpage. It will be held from August 30 to September 2 via Zoom from 4-5:30 p.m. (PH) / 9-10:30 a.m. (UK). For more information, email [email protected]

Paws N’ Play at UP Town Center

AYALA MALLS uses its platform and facilities to support animal welfare through Paws n’ Play, the annual mall pet festival at UP Town Center (UPTC). Now in her 5e year, Paws n’ Play continues to promote humane treatment of animals through pet fairs, canine obedience training sessions, and responsible pet ownership workshops. The festival starts in August and will run until October the weekend before World Animal Day. Ayala Malls has partnered with the local government of Quezon City to launch the two-month Paws n’ Plays Year 5 festival in support of five groups: Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS); CARA well-being; the Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation (PPBCC); Hound Haven PH; and, Manila Cats. On September 10, Paws n’ Play will host the Gotcha Gala, an exclusive get-together of rescued and adopted pets with their owners. Families will be shortlisted from a pool of online entries in response to Ayala Malls’ call for stories of hope and successful pet adoptions. Winners and pets will meet at the BarkYard on the day of the event, followed by a photo and video presentation on their respective adoption journeys. Paws n’ Plays is hosting a week-long photo exhibit of Gotcha Gala winners at the Gotcha Gallery. From September 10 to 17, Ayala Malls encourages viewers to interact with the photos by leaving notes on the space provided. The festival culminates on October 2 with Paw It Forward, a series of workshops to benefit select animal welfare shelters. The workshops are open to everyone, with a registration fee of 500 pesos as a donation to the organization chosen by the participant. The proof of donation serves as a pass for the workshop. Visit @UPTownCenterAyalaMalls on Facebook and @iloveuptowncenter on Instagram for updates and announcements on Ayala Malls’ Paws n’ Play Festival at UP Town Center.


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