Confession time: I had never heard of American Eagle Outfitters until I found out Bench was bringing it in and moving into the former Dimensione flagship in Bonifacio High Street. (Click here to see Dimensione’s new location.)
My friend and former store manager, Efren Te, is now the American Eagles’s visual merchandiser.
He recently flew over to train in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, so I was excited to see the results.
Last week, Efren gave me the full tour before the store opened to the public last March 1, 2013.
When I arrived at 2 PM, Robby Carmona was busy rehearsing with live band and models for the launch.
The store’s design—as well as the wooden planks—came from the U.S.
We start on the second level where the menswear is located
I think my husband would wear these
Neutrals and colors
and an obscene amount of underwear to choose from
On the street level are the womens collections
A bit too young for me, but perfect for students and young ladies
Plus more cute underwear
P.S. I really love the fitting rooms—
Nice, spacious, spare, and plenty.
Efren showed me its special feature—the call button you can press if you need assistance or another size?
I feel so blessed to have National Bookstore as a sponsor, or should I say, benefactor?
That means I get invited to book signings, receive autographed copies of books, plus wonderful swag and gift checks that I can use to my heart’s content.
National Bookstore is my wasteland. I’m happy when I get to share the joy with friends and family once in a blue moon.
Today after buying new shoes at Payless and an early dinner at Pepper Lunch, my five-year-old son wanted to buy a Lego book. So off we were to National Bookstore with Ate Mariza and the nanny.
First, I found this really funny. With the elections coming up, I don’t know which politician would actually use these
Ate Mariza and Yaya Joan wanted to buy pocketbooks, which they share with everyone in the household, including the neighbors’ maids. I told them to choose 10 each.
I was kind of surprised to find these: 50 Shades of Grey in freaking Tagalog!
I should’ve opened it just to see how “butt plug” and “nipple clamps” would translate in Filipino.
And no, I didn’t show it to our maid. Here’s what they ended up getting:
Don’t know if this is a good idea…
Here’s what Christian got—he is a super hyper baby
And my loot: the latest Yes! magazine, Chanel book
Plus The Happiness Project book and journal
The latter is a gratitude journal, where today I will write: “Had a fun time at National Bookstore…”
I love to speak Tagalog (especially the cuss words), but I don’t read Tagalog very well.
I may know most of the gay terms, but certain words in Tagalog are really new to me. Like “hitad.”
I read this while looking at Ivy Lisa Mendoza’s Twitter profile:
I thought it sounded like a female relative’s term. But why would she call herself that?
I decided to find out on Twitter.
A few years ago, when we wanted food delivery, our options were limited to fast food from Shakey’s, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Jollibee. Max’s was an option, but I usually call Mann Hann. City Delivery changed that when they introduced multi-restaurant delivery in the Philippines.
Now you can order Lola Ising’s Adobo Rice from Café Adriatico, Chicken with Cashew Nuts from Jatujak, or even Garlic Beef Pepper Rice from Pepper Lunch—depending on your location.
Choose from over 300 partner restaurants and place your orders without waiting in long queues or experiencing busy lines. Just call 87878 or go to http://www.citydelivery.ph/.
Now, if you have an iPhone, download and order via City Delivery’s new app.
Designed for people on the go, the app is free for download and it gives you the convenience of ordering food without having to call or log on the internet.
Ordering is as easy as this:
1) Select one from over 300 restaurant partners from the merchant list
￼2) Select the branch nearest you
3) Choose and add items to your food cart.
Feel your mouth water (I’m serious).
4) Review your orders in the Food Cart. Select Checkout when you’re ready.
5) If you’re not logged in, a command box will ask you to do so.
6) Fill out your delivery and payment information.
7) Review the details. Select Submit to finalize.
8) Wait for the call from a customer service representative to confirm your order.
Check out What’s New in City Delivery’s app.
Unfortunately no app yet for Android, and City Delivery tells me they’re tweaking the app to eventually include a search list per area.
Download it HERE