Utzurrum: High-end brands and VIPs

Chinggay V. Utzurrum

RECENTLY in our vibrant town was Louis Vuitton’s (LV) “Holiday Sky Suite,” proudly presented on the 28th floor of Calyx Residences at Cebu IT Park.

Over cocktails, our youhful sophisticates and fashion mavens were awed by LV’s exclusive men’s and ladies’ pieces from the seasonal Cruise 2020. Men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh’s distinctive touch was evident in ready-to-wear bags and accessories done in one-of-a-kind graphic prints and famous street style silhouettes. Also attracting raves were the signature LV trainer sneakers! Equally ideal for gift-giving were writing materials and Vivienne characters for kids.

And last but not least, there’s the fine jewelry collection for milady... the LV “B-Blossom!”


Havaianaticos, do you already own a pair of limited edition Rio flipflops? If not, head over to the brand new (and first!) Havaianas store in Cebu, located at AyalaMalls Central Bloc. This branch is the 11th Havaianas store nationwide!

Ribbon-cutting honors were done by Havaianas Phils. managing director and founder Anne Gonzales, with local distributors Leanne Florendo-Roa and Aimil Gonzalez-Sarmiento. Welcoming guests were drum beaters, giving the place a tropical paradise feel, as guests browsed over the world-class Brazilian brand flipflops! So far, Havaianaticos have collected an array of colors, sizes, with matching pins, and accessories that complement the footwear: Beach bags, totes, flip-floats, travel essentials, for women, men, kids and tots!

Savor summer forever with Havaianas outlets at Rustan’s, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside City Cebu and Robinsons Galleria Cebu.


Hop on this streamlined, stately, world-renowned “cruise ship” named Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Mr. Christian NannucciI!

Italy-born (Florence) general manager Nannucci took over the helm of the resort recently, after being stationed at the Traders Hotel-Kuala Lumpur.

He said: “Cebu is a prestigious destination known for its islands, beaches, food and most especially, the locals. To call it my new home is an honor!”

Amen, we say to that!