Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Artifacts, A New Bathroom Faucet Collection from Kohler,Puts a Personal Spin on Traditional Design

Coordinating spouts, handles and accessories from Kohler’s latest traditional faucet collection empower homeowners to curate a collected look all their own 

Inspired by turn-of-the-century charm and backed by the Kohler Company’s 140 years of quality craftsmanship, the KOHLER Artifacts bathroom faucet collection brings a new level of personalization to the bath. Artifacts invites the homeowner to confidently select details that reflect a taste and style that is theirs alone by choosing from three spouts and three handles—all available in five finishes.

“There’s this undeniable thrill that comes with discovering a piece that resonates with your design aesthetic, whether it’s an antique uncovered at a salvage shop or a vintage treasure snatched up from your travels,” says Julie Kober, Kohler Faucets product manager. “Curating your own Artifacts faucet evokes that same feeling.”

And just as classic design sees a resurgence in kitchen and bath trends, the introduction of the Artifacts collection couldn’t be more timely. It's Edwardian roots play well in traditional and transitional baths—even in modern spaces, where its timeless form offers a historic juxtaposition for a more eclectic aesthetic. Fifteen accessories, including a tumbler, soap dispenser and a toilet paper carriage make it easy to create a complete, cohesive look. 

Artifacts’ design may embody all that is old world, but its digital experience is anything but. On kohler.com, homeowners and members of the trade can explore the collection’s design possibilities with a configurator tool that allows users to get a realistic visualization of how the different spouts, handles and finishes interplay from the comfort of their own home, whether it's on a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Faucet designs can then be shared through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. “Making the online shopping experience interactive not only better serves the consumer, but helps capture the essence of the collection and ignites inspiration for the space,” Kober says, which is especially important given recent findings from a Harris Interactive poll: 45 percent of those surveyed turn to their smartphones to research products, while 81 percent research on their PCs. “While Artifacts reflects the growing trend in traditional design, it reflects the even bigger trend of empowering the consumer to create something truly her own—and Artifacts is right in line with both.”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

French Brand Lipault Makes Travel Colorful and Fun

Who says your travel luggage has to be drab and unexciting? With Lipault of Paris making its grand entry into the Philippines, you can traipse around the world with colorful, ultra-lightweight, luxurious but durable travel gear in tow.

Launched in 2005 by French designer Francois Lipovetsky and acquired by Samsonite International in 2014, the chic, youthful brand is now known as the go-to luggage option that satisfies the trademark Parisian style—luxurious yet understated, fashionable yet functional. Lipovetsky developed Lipault’s signature Plume collection, known for being ultra-lightweight so as not to bog you down as you dash to catch your flight, while remaining durable to let you pack everything you need. Made using durable nylon and vinyl fabric, the collection is better known for its bright palette of hues that go perfectly well with the outfit of your choice. 


Thoughtfully designed to meet the dynamic lifestyle of savvy travelers, especially women, Lipault has a color and a design to go with your changing needs– whether it’s for a long-haul business flight, a family vacation to the beach, or a simple road trip to your favorite weekend getaway. The brand’s product range includes business and laptop bags, handbags and totes, and softside and hardside suitcases—all made to confer an air of smartness and freshness into your travel wardrobe.


Bring a splash of color and excitement into your travel gear with Lipault’s versatile and hard-working luggage. Check out Lipault’s wide assortment of bags and luggage at the J.S. Trunk & Co. store at The Podium Mall to discover how you can bring style and purpose into your travel wardrobe. 


Samsonite: Lipault Collection 

TOILET KIT 

A bag must-have, Lipault’s Toilet Kit is perfect for your bathroom necessities. Featuring an interior pocket and double zipper closure, you can store your essentials in this handy Kit neatly and safely. With this Toilet Kit, you don’t have to go through the hassle of digging into your bag to look for your lipstick or face powder. Just grab the Kit and you’re good to go. 

WEEKEND BAG 

Planning to go on a quick weekend getaway? Spend the perfect weekend with your family and friends using the sturdy and functional Lipault’s Weekend Bag. Sized for 1-3 days away, you can store clothes and a few more pairs of shoes in this Weekend Bag conveniently. With Lipault’s Weekend Bag, you can say goodbye to bulky suitcases and say hello to an easy, breezy trip. 

HAND BAG: BOWLING

Be on-the-go with Lipault’s Bowling Handbag! Whether you’re going to the gym or running errands, this Bowling Handbag by Lipault will surely serve you well — both in style and in function. Equally gorgeous and durable, this Bowling Handbag is officially your trusty companion no matter where you go and what you do. 

HAND BAG: HOBO 


Take this Hobo Handbag from Lipault anywhere and everywhere with you! Designed to fit any occasion, it’s the perfect work to weekend companion. A carry-it-all bag, you can practically dump everything in this Hobo Bag and get on with your day in a jiffy. Because the Hobo Bag is ultra light-weight, it’s comfortable to carry around, too, so you don’t have to worry about any inconvenience at all. 

HAND BAG: TOTE 


Lipault’s Tote Bag is beautifully designed and crafted to meet your practical requirements. Elegant, stylish and vibrant, you can show off your Tote Bag during every occasion. Store your essentials in the spacious compartment of Lipault’s Tote Bag, and carry it everywhere you go with its long handle straps designed for your comfort and convenience.

SPINNER 

See the world in style and with ease with Lipault’s Spinner! Ultra light-weight and durable, Spinner is the perfect luggage to bring whenever you’re going on an adventure. Fast turns, sharp curves, speed bumps — name it. This bag can get through it all. With Spinner, you don’t have to worry about the hassle of carrying your luggage around whether you’re taking the bus to a foreign city or exploring the countryside by foot. Because of Spinner’s intelligent and gorgeous design, it is clearly the best travel buddy you could ever have.

Philippine Airlines Job Openings

Philippines Airlines is looking for the following position

1. Brand Manager
2. Assistant Brand Manager (4)
3. Marketing Services Officers (2)
4. Graphic artists (2)
5. Corporate Marketing Manager 
6. Corporate Marketing Officers (2)

email lanelle_ocampo@pal.com.ph for more details

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Feb-ibig month is here and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. It is nice to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year because it falls on weekends. Celebrating heart’s day is not really a big deal to us, though it is our anniversary when we’re still a couple (bf/gf). If you are planning for getaway or date, you can check the deals that I’ve found in the South Luzon area. 

Discovery Country Suite 

Conversations at Restaurant Verbena 
February 12 to 14 | 1,836 nett per person 

Get a chance to win an overnight stay in a Deluxe Suite or a Php 2,000 worth of gift certificate at Restaurant Verbena when you join our “No Phones During Dinner” challengeIndulge in a 3-course meal with a glass of Mo√ęt Chandon for a celebration worth remembering.

Movie Night by the Garden 
February 13 to 14 | 6pm to 10:30pm 
Php 4,000 nett per table 

Create new memories together. Have an amorous dinner for two overlooking the star lit sky as you enjoy movies apt for the season of love. 

Valentine Suite 
February 12 to 14 | Rates start at Php 15,345 nett in a Deluxe Suite

Go on a romantic rendezvous in Tagaytay this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a bottle of wine and cheese selection, chocolates or cake for turndown, and 30-minute massage for two. 

Acacia Hotel Cupid's Lair 

Valentine's Room Package 
February 12 to 14, 2016 | Php 6,888 nett 

Overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with the following inclusions 
good for two Buffet breakfast 
Intimate in room dinner 
Special turndown amenity of two (2) glasses of wine with strawberries dipped in chocolate 
Use of swimming pool and fitness center
Free WiFi 
Complimentary shuttle service within the area 

Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay 

February 9 - 22, 2016 
P7995 Dinner for two Movie under the Stars 
Relaxing Massage 

Deluxe Ovenight Stay with Breakfast 


Crimson Hotel Alabang 

#CRIMSONLOVE February 12 - 14, 2016 | P6,600 nett 

Buffet breakfast for 2, a bottle of wine and praline chocolates for the ladies. For your dining pleasure, the Chef has prepared a savory buffet spread with International selection, aphrodisiac dishes, luscious chocolates and desserts in light of the occasion at Cafe Eight with live violinist to play classic love tunes for the complete experience. 

Lunch is at P1,226 & Dinner at P1,533 Sunday Brunch at Php1,600, just add P500nett to enjoy unlimited wine, mimosa and local beer.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza 

Valentine Special Room Package February 12-15, 2016 P9500 nett inclusive of breakfast for two at Spiral Manila, Valentine dinner buffet at the poolside for 2 adults. 

Vivere Hotel 

Sparkles of Romance February 1 to 29, 2016 P6800 ++ 

Automatic upgrade to a Premiere Suite Inclusive of overnight accommodation with breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids at The Nest Dining in the Sky. One bottle of wine One hour of Swedish Massage for 2 persons Chocolate Cake 10% discount on moonlight dinner 10% discount Vivere Azure