Puregold’s 1st KAINdustriya Convention this October 14 and 15

Retail giant Puregold begins a new tradition for the country’s “neighborhood chefs” in a national fiesta where food entrepreneurs can purchase top food items, learn, and improve their earning potential.
Puregold will gather more than 10,000 caterers, canteen, hotel and even karinderya entrepreneurs on October 14 and 15 at the World Trade Center’s Tent Area in Pasay City.
Puregold hopes to recognize the role of Filipino “KAINtrepreneurs” in helping drive the economy in their own way.


“These food resellers stir the local economy through their businesses. They rely on supplies from within their own localities and even generate jobs in their communities,” said Vincent Co, Puregold Merchandising Director.
“They also provide nourishment to the country’s workforce—laborers, office workers, even executives who may not have the time to prepare meals on their own but look to enjoy Filipino homecooking while at work, perhaps during lunch break, merienda or dinner,” said Co.
The convention aims to give small- and medium-scale food entrepreneurs what the largely successful annual Puregold Sari-Sari Store Convention has been providing tindahan owners for 11 years now.
“We are holding KAINdustriya to recognize the significant number and contribution of our members who are food resellers,” said Co.

During the two-day event, entrepreneurs may attend free seminars and learn business tips from experts, including Mercato Centrale group’s RJ Ledesma and Anton Diaz. They may also learn new recipes in cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs, check out a trade showcase and most importantly buy food retail products in discounted prices.
“It will be two days of kita, kain and kabuhayan for our neighborhood chefs. Through this event, we hope to foster a sense of community among our food entrepreneurs and inspire them to bring their business to another level,” said Co.
Apart from the main convention, Puregold will also hold pocket KAINdustriya events including food seminars, cooking demonstrations and contests in several branches: QI Central, Paranaque, Cainta Junction, Valenzuela, Meycauayan and Dau.

Meet authors Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee at the Philippine Literary Festival

Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God’s Wife will be a guest of National Book Store and Raffles Makati this October 23-25, 2014 in the first ever Philippine Literary Festival.

Author Photo - Amy Tan (credit to Rick Smolan)
(Photo: Rick Smolan)

Attend three days of book signings and panel discussions on books and literature.
The Spotlight on Amy Tan panel will be on October 24 at 1:30 PM, while her book signing will be on October 25 at 2 PM.
Joining Amy Tan is Korean-American novelist Chang-Rae Lee, author of Native Speaker, which garnered numerous awards including the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the American Book Award.
The Spotlight on Chang-Rae Lee panel and book signing will be on October 25 at 9 AM.

Author Photo - Chang-rae Lee (credit to David Burnett)
(Photo: David Burnett)

All events will be held at the Raffles Makati with registration beginning at 8 AM. Admission is free. Only books purchased at the Philippine Literary Festival will be accepted to signing passes for Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee.
View the complete schedule at philippineliteraryfestival.com.

amy tan flier


Michael Kors hosts dinner party for Young Hollywood

Michael Kors recently hosted a dinner at Hillcrest House for 150 guests to celebrate the launch of Claiborne Swanson Frank’s new book, Young Hollywood, with a foreword written by the designer himself.

At Michael Kors
Designer Michael Kors and photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank

Claiborne Swanson Frank drew inspiration from Old Hollywood when she photographed over sixty up-and-coming women to watch in Hollywood today.
Young Hollywood follows her first book with Assouline, American Beauty, published in 2012. The book is available for sale at select Michael Kors stores globally and through Assouline distribution channels this fall.

Young Hollywood book cover

Cover girl and actress Isabel Lucas was at the book launch hosted by Michael Kors last October 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

At Michael Kors

Emmy Rossum

At Michael Kors

Actress Holland Roden

At Michael Kors

Actress Abigail Spencer

At Michael Kors

Model Harley Viera-Newton

At Michael Kors

Model Madisyn Ritland

At Michael Kors

Model Noah Mills

At Michael Kors

Actress Lorenza Izzo

At Michael Kors

Jane Ross

At Michael Kors

(L-R) Musicians Jimmy Giannopoulos, Zoe Kravitz and James Levy of the band Lolawolf

At Michael Kors

In the Philippines, Michael Kors is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. with locations at The Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Newport, and Bonifacio High Street Central Square.

Found: Penguin journals at National Bookstore

Penguin paperbacks have been around since the 1930s when Allen Lane decided to make quality contemporary novels available everywhere at affordable prices.
Now the classic Penguin book cover makes an analog comeback through notebooks and journals featuring classic Penguin Classic book designs.

Penguin Journals - Group 2

Available for Php 450 each, find them at National Book Store branches in Glorietta 1, Greenbelt 1, Power Plant Mall-Rockwell, Trinoma; and Powerbooks stores in Greenbelt, Festival Mall, Serendra, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Megamall, Trinoma.

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