MANILA, Philippines – Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart took a side trip to a famous shopping center in San Juan city to score some of her world-famous yet affordable jewelry.
Stewart visited Greenhills Shopping Center on Thursday and was accompanied by Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora.
The television personality was seen roaming around the “tiangge” (colloquial term for marketplace or bazaar) looking for jewelry stalls that would suit her taste.
According to the store owner where Stewart stopped to shop, the lifestyle maven purchased two pairs of 18-karat earrings and a 14-karat multicolored necklace, both of which came from Australia.
“I'm proud that San Juan City is included in its itinerary. I hope her shopping trip to Greenhills completes her 'bucket list' and will be one of her most unforgettable experiences in the country, ”said Zamora of Stewart's visit.
Zamora likewise expressed thanks to Puyat for extending a hand in promoting San Juan city as one of the top spots in the country.
“I am also grateful to DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for helping us promote the city as one of the places of tourism and culture in the Philippines,” Zamora said.
Stewart flew to the Philippines to speak at the ANC Leadership Series held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel last Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Apart from visiting Greenhills, Stewart also toured some of Manila's famous landmarks such as Intramuros, the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago and San Agustin Church with tourism secretary and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno. / are you