By Paulyne L. Fermin
Mother’s Day is a day away! Don’t fret. I’ve rounded up delicious treats, fashionable finds, and an urban oasis that are all guaranteed to put a big smile on Mom’s face. Read on!
Make Mom’s special day extra sweet with Gigi Gaerlan’s custaroons. Custaroon is a soft, melt-in-your-mouth combination of custard and macaroons. Homemade with love every day, these bite size delights come in four flavors: original, cheese, coffee, and green tea.
Taking its cue from its bestselling predecessor, Gigi’s poppers (custaroon truffles which come in the same four flavors) have likewise become a favorite of many. Generously dusted with premium chocolate powder, these balls of goodness are a chocoholic’s dream!
Both treats are a perfect match for tea and coffee. Mom will surely fancy these delicious treats which come in attractive and dainty packages.
Available in select SM branches, Ayala Malls, and UP Town Center. Call 02 713 1137 or 63 918 828 2929 for orders and inquiries.
Scrumptious desserts Gigi Gaerlan’s custaroons will surely satisfy Mom’s sweet cravings
Fun under the summer sun! Turbo Swimwear is perfect for sporty, nature-lover moms
Make a bold statement Clockwise from top left: SEPA’s fun drop earrings; Maxine Medina sizzles with her hot pink Holi bag from Ethnique; Affordable made in Italy bags from Arasitalia
A special treat for mama treat her to a day of rest and relaxation at Quan Spa
Don’t be fooled by its cool summer prints, Turbo swimwear is designed to last. Made from 100 percent PBT polyester, it doesn’t wrinkle, lose its form or discolor. Christened as the toughest suit in the market, the line was initially designed to cater to professional swimmers and water polo players. Today, the brand carries a wide selection of swim gear and accessories that caters to both the youth and adult segment.
“With its fashion forward designs and superior performance, it will surely wow any competitive and sunworshipper mom,” says brand COO Katherine Evangelista.
Turbo is sold exclusively online at Turbo PH (Facebookand Instagram) or you can email [email protected]
Give your fearless, fashion forward momma fun earrings from quirky brand SEPA. Earrings are having a moment now and no one does lobe danglers quite as bright or funky as Cebuana designer Diane Espera. This 12-year-old label’s accessory fandom includes celebrities and fashionistas who patronize its out-of-the-box fruit, flower, and feather combinations.
Diane’s line is named after her Lola Sepa, the woman who encouraged her to string beads and leftover materials from her then crafts business. Today, that tinkering phase has blossomed into a flourishing enterprise.
The designer’s latest Palma collection (price starts at P2200) is sold exclusively at www.seektheuniq.com.
Arasitalia Italian Leather Goods
Handcrafted in Italy, brand free genuine leather bags in timeless designs sums up the product profile of Arasitalia. Its bags are functional with classic-modern aesthetics and will make perfect gifts for the no nonsense, no frills mom. View the collection online (price starts at P5900) at arasitalia.com.
Ethnique Resort Bags
They say the best gifts are the ones you’d like to receive yourself and I certainly want to get my hands on Ethnique’s arm candies! Offering handmade, soulful bags, and other accessories that are bold, vibrant, and fabulously unconventional, the label caters to women who embody the same qualities.
Founder Flora Magsaysay started her business in 2014 by selling Banjara bags, Waayumochilas, and Moroccan hand-tooled leather bags. Now she customizes orders and creates her own designs. Instagram/@ethnique_ph
Finally, gift her with a relaxing getaway at Marriot Hotel Manila’s signature spa brand, Quan Spa. Quan means “spring water” which signifies all things good and pure. It is health paired with wellness. Choose from a wide array of body pampering services which include bath therapy, massage, wraps, facials, and even caviar treatments for the hands and feet. Mom will surely enjoy that!
An invigorating concoction of pineapple, lemon, and ginger drink will be served prior to the treatment. Skilled therapists are also trained to tailor fit the chosen service to provide clients with a most enjoyable spa experience.
Book Mommy’s tranquil time now or make it a couple’s date with dad. [email protected]; 02 988 9999
Happy Mother’s Day!