“We take pride in offering jewelry that are of global standards and is more than happy to welcome Martha Stewart as a shopper of our pearls. As the tiangge capital of the Philippines, we are proud that we are getting global recognition by none other than the Queen of ‘Do-It-Yourself’ and Crafts. We at Ortigas Malls are so happy that she included Greenhills in her shopping itinerary during her short stay here in the Philippines.” ~Jaime E. Ysmael, President & CEO of Ortigas & Company
International lifestyle guru and international TV host and Snoop Dogg’s co-host, Martha Stewart, spent over an hour at the ultimate shopping destination, Greenhills Mall. She was accompanied by Jaime E. Ysmael, President & CEO of Ortigas & Company, as well as Arch. Renee Bacani, Vice President of Ortigas Malls together with San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat-Berna.
Known all over the world for her impeccable style and taste, the jewelry enthusiast checked out the wide array of pearls that Greenhills has to offer and picked the best ones to add to her own collection. Despite her luxurious lifestyle, Stewart navigated the renowned “pearl tiangge” like a pro; she canvassed multiple stalls until she selected elegant pieces with South Sea Pearls. She stayed longer than planned, but it’s not hard to understand why – with almost 300 stalls hawking the finest pieces, including black pearls, a day would not be enough for pearl connoisseurs.
Stewart joins the pool of prominent figures who have shopped at the pearl capital of the country, including pop icon Rihanna, Queen Sofia of Spain, and spouses of heads of states.
She was accompanied by Mayor Francis Zamora and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat during her shopping spree. The Mayor said he was proud to introduce Greenhills Mall as the Tiangge Capital of the Philippines. “I am proud that San Juan City is in her itinerary. I hope that her shopping journey in Greenhills completes her bucket list and will be one of her unforgettable experiences in the country,” he said.
Stewart also checked out and marveled at other sections in Greenhills’ maze of tiangges, which capture the best of Filipino craftsmanship and artistry.
Stewart was in Manila to headline and participate on a ABS-CBN News Channel-sponsored leadership talk held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on August 19. She took this as an opportunity to check out what the country had to offer.
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