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Enjoy Flavors Of France This Month Of July With Tout à la Française (Everything The French Way!) At Sofitel Manila

 

 Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila takes you on a culinary journey to the gastronomic haven of France this month of July with Tout à la Française (Everything the French Way!). Sofitel celebrates its rich French history, culture and tradition as it presents magnifique offers in a month-long celebration of l’art culinaire Français and premier wine selections from renowned vineyards. Sofitel presents French Master Chef and Traditional French Cuisine Expert Patrick Terrien July 17 – 23, 2017 | Spiral Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates French Month with special offerings from July 17 to 23, 2017 featuring French Master Chef and Traditional French […]

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5 Reasons Why You Must Visit Seda Vertis North

 

 Seda Vertis North will be officially open by September 2017 and as of today, rooms are almost fully-booked since their soft-opening. The hotel derived it’s name from the English word ‘silk’ which means ‘seda’ in Filipino. It represents the hotel’s commitment in providing ‘seamless service’ when it comes to accommodation experience. 5. Lobby The interior design is flourishing with artistic craftmanship from Filipino artists contributing to the millennial and stylish look of the lobby inside Seda Vertis North. Moreover, there are eye-catching decorations from Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala’s photographs framed at the earth-themed walls of the hotel. The hotel’s […]

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10 Of 40 Candidates Showcased Pageant Skills At MySlim-Miss Philippines Earth Media Event

 

 Ten lovely ladies competing for the Miss Philippines Earth 2017 showcased their wits in answering pageant-like questions during the mySlim-Miss Philippines Earth 2017 press event held at the sophisticated Luxent Hotel right in the heart of Quezon City. The event hosted by mySlim for the media featured some of the early favorites to win this year’s Miss Philippines Earth 2017 beauty pageant. mySlim and the pageant have much in common. Miss Philippines Earth has long symbolized beauty with purpose. It is a pageant that uses beauty to raise awareness on serious environmental issues. “I would really like to use my […]

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P65B Vertis North Is An Enterprising City From Ayala Land

 

 Master planned as an enterprising city, the P65B 45-hectare property offers a diverse mix of retail, office, residential, hotel, and entertainment and leisure facilities developed and is a part of Quezon City’s central business district to welcome the rising residential towers in the area in the near future. Vertis North is home to Seda Vertis North, offering 438 guestooms and suites, and the Ayala Malls Vertis North – the so-called first millennial mall. These hotel and mall in the estate is just a part of a large urban development imcluding integrated parking basement, 6 residential towers, and 2-hectare park Vertis […]

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Sofitel Takes Food Lovers To A Colorful Gastronomic World Of Spain

 

 A limited edition featuring Spain’s culinary flavors is running from June 19-25, 2017 with its Flavors of the World series featuring Sabores Españoles. With a sumptuous selection spanning 21 dining ateliers with Spanish dishes originating from various culinary havens of Spain presented by guest chef from Barcino Wine Resto Bar, Executive Corporate Chef Nicolas Diaz. Chef Nicolas prepares his native Basque dishes including Bacalao al Pil-Pil,  Marmitako (Tuna Basque Style), Buñuelos de Bacalao (Spanish cod fritters), and Montaditos de Chipirones en su Tinta (Squid Ink). Delectable Spanish dishes awaits foodies with classic dishes such as Jamon Ibérico (Iberian Ham), Tortilla […]

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Filipino Pride in Art and Food at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila

 

 I am honored to celebrate Philippine Independence month in style with a 2-in-1 event at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. There’s the Hiraya art exhibit organized by the hotel in partnership with art festival organizer Art in the South, back to back with Pistahan sa Cafe 8 buffet promo featuring our favorite Filipino dishes and beverages. Hiraya art exhibit runs from June 7 to July 2, 2017 with the following artists as participants: Below are what you can expect in this amazing showcase of Pinoy creativity: During the launch at Crimson Hotel’s The Gallery, two kinds of free cocktail drinks plus […]

K-DRAMA ACTOR KIM SOO HYUN IN MANILA FOR SAMSUNG QLED TV LAUNCH

Korean Superstar Kim Soo-hyun in Manila for Samsung QLED TV launch

 

 South Korean Actor of the Year 2014 and the star of television dramas such as Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, The Producers, and with movies like The Thieves, Kim Soo-hyun is back again in Manila, Philippines for his second visit and graced the official launch of the Samsung QLED TV at Okada Manila last Friday, May 26. Kim Soo-hyun arrived at the Okada ballroom to present, as VIP guest, the next innovation in television with the Samsung QLED TV – dubbed as “The Next Frontier” windows of entertainment delivering an impressive next generation display that […]

SEASON SPECIALTIES AT LUNG HIN, MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA

Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings in Season Specialties Hong Kong Legendary Menu

 

 Straight from the heart of the Red Dragon, Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings in Hong Kong Legendary Menu from the kitchen of cuisine master, Chef Lai Cheuk Kou. Also known as Chef Terry, Chef Lai worked in China and Hong Kong alone, making it his first time in the Philippines bringing his soulful and sumptuous Cantonese specialties, with over 36 years of experience from different well-known restaurants and hotels around China and Hong Kong. We are grateful to have been invited and experience Chef Lai’s finest flavors at Marco Polo ortigas Manila’s Lung Hin – located at […]

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Cinco de Mayo Promo at Crimson Hotel

 

 Celebrating my belated birthday this 2017 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila became even more special with the opening of Buen Provecho, a Mexican buffet promo just in time for Cinco de Mayo. From May 5 until May 14, the hotel’s main restaurant Cafe 8 will serve tacos, burritos, tequila and more for lunch and dinner. I was lucky to have my lunch at Cafe 8 on the first day of the promo, hence I had the opportunity to hear the educational speech of Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena Villasenor (educational as we learned so much from him about the origin […]

SOFITEL MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION

Gretchen Ho and Hidilyn Diaz’s healthy lifestyle

 

 Gretchen Ho is a star volleyball player of the Ateneo Lady Eagles who gained popularity in the University Athletic Academy of the Philippines (UAAP). Gretchen values family time, celebrating important occasions together and frequently going on trips to travel and embark on adventures. She currently hosts morning shows, events, and her own primetime news segment while making time to go to the gym to keep in shape and maintains a healthy lifestyle. Gretchen is on a low carbohydrate, high protein diet, eating mostly chicken, fish, fruit, and egg. She loves spicy food, eating dishes with chili, sometimes adding chili pepper […]

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Easter Party with the Angry Birds at Crimson Hotel

 

 Big and small kids of the south celebrated Easter 2017 with an Angry-Birds themed event at the Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila Grand Ballroom. It was a two-day affair (Black Saturday and Easter Sunday), and I decided to bring my ten-year-old daughter Mira to her first-ever Easter kiddie party on day two a.k.a. Angry Birds Excellent Easter. Mira used to play Angry Birds every weekend, so seeing the Easter decorations and the Angry Birds mascot made her look back at how she loved the game so much.   There were so many things to do before the actual Easter Egg […]

WINFORD HOTEL AND CASINO

Winford Hotel and Casino is the newest 5-star hospitality brand in the heart of Manila

 

 Going  back the memory lane, San Lazaro Hippodrome was once the home of the Manila Jockey Club (MCJ) horse race track in Manila that stood the test of time from 1897 to the 21st century. Fast forward to the future, it has now become the hub for lifestyle, entertainment, leisure with the emergence of modern malls and establishments that surrounds Binondo and Sta. Cruz area. It’s not a surprise that MCJ Investment Corporation puts its investment to Winford Hotel and Casino that towers above the San Lazaro Business and Tourism Park (SLBTP) boasting 22-storeys that house 128 deluxe rooms, with a […]

SPIRAL AMAZING SONKRAN FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

Spiral presents Amazing Songkran Food Festival

 

 In celebration with the annual Songkran Festival in Thailand, Spiral tapped an amazing culinary voyage on its second installment of the Flavors of the World Series featuring Amazing Songkran. It’s a 3-day celebration of the Thai cuisine with Spiral’s Thai Master Chef, Romeo Malate, a Filipino chef who trained in Thailand and has been cooking Thai food for over 12 years. When in Thai, flavors such as the Pad Thai and Tom Yum are always on the list when in search of authentic Thai flavors. We remembered while we were in the streets of Phuket, we were able to taste […]

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Best Gourmet Burgers Down South

 

 Like burgers? Love movies? Have the best of both worlds with Blockbuster Burgers by Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. Visit Crimson Hotel’s Cafe Eight anytime this April and get yourself a fully-stuffed burger named after a classic blockbuster film. Let me warn you guys: for diners like me who can only consume small servings or a single regular-sized fastfood burger in one sitting, one order of any Blockbuster Burger menu item can already be considered good for two people (except the Titanic burger, which a minimum of four people can finish, ideally…hence its name). The Titanic burger’s got: Half kilo […]

SNAPCART MOBILE APP

Snapcart Philippines is now on iOS

 

 Everybody loves shopping. Who doesn’t? And while you’re on it, wouldn’t it be good to know that while you shop for your favorite items, you get cashback rewards from your receipts? That’s what Snapcart does. Southeast Asia’s first real-time shopper engagement mobile app allows brands to connect with its consumers directly by simply analyzing data from shopping receipts. Rolled out last August 2016 in the country, the mobile app has now around 97,000 downloads on Android and is now available on iOS. Snapcart gives its users cashback incentives by taking a snap of receipts from groceries, pharmacies, and cosmetics. Users […]

GO HOTELS NORTH EDSA

Go Hotels opens 2nd branch under Roxaco-Vanguard Hotels Corporation

 

 Business and leisure travelers, occasional tourists and backpackers can now experience quality service accommodation with the newest Go Hotels branch right in North EDSA. Situated along the stretch of EDSA, Quezon City, the new Go Hotels is just a few minutes away from SM North EDSA, the Philippines’ largest mall, and select government offices. Go Hotels North EDSA is the 2nd out of the 5 projects of Roxaco-Vanguard Hotel Corporation, in association with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC). Overall, it’s the 12th Go Hotels branch in the country. Three more Go Hotels will soon open, Go Hotels Cubao, Timog, and Ermita, Manila […]

LENOVO INTRODUCES KABY LAKE-POWERED THINKPADS

Kaby Lake powers up the new Lenovo ThinkPads

 

 On March 15, we were invited to the unveiling of the new ThinkPads by Lenovo, the world’s top PC maker, which are powered by Intel’s latest 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor to the Philippine market. The ThinkPad is Lenovo’s brand made for those looking for a dedicated and reliable workstation because of its known durability, robustness, design, and overall performance when it comes to the office. Placing power and performance as the main priority, the ThinkPad is designed to keep in pace with your business, whether at home, in the office, or on the move. “Our work methods are faster […]

BEA ALONZO FUJIFILM INSTAX MEMORY LANE ALBUM

Bea Alonzo confirms there is ‘forever’ with Fujifilm

 

 “May forever sa Fujifilm,” says Bea Alonzo during an interview with Cera Hernandez for the launch of instax Memory lane kit that includes the instax Mini 8 camera, instax mini Glossy Film 10s, a unique instax Picture Book album made of thick-bordered pages, and a Pen Marker. Bea is Fujifilm Philippines brand ambassador and a proud instax fangirl. She shared to the crowd her many experience with Fujifilm, particularly with instax during the Grand Launch of the Memory lane album held last March 9 at the Function Hall CDE, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas. “These are my photos,” shares Bea who was […]

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Like in Vietnam, When in Alabang

 

 I wasn’t that familiar with Vietnamese cuisine (I’m more into Thai, Korean and Japanese), until I grabbed the opportunity to have “A Taste of Vietnam” at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s Cafe 8 restaurant. The hotel invited media personalities and bloggers last March 10, the very first day of this Vietnamese dining showcase led by three Vietnam-based guest chefs Nguyen Thi Khanh Ngan, Tran Kim Hoang Trong, and Vo Van Chien. Savour Vietnamese dishes as we bring you three chefs taking over Cafe 8 and serve you authentic dishes on March 10 -18. Call 863-2222 for reservations. #CrimsonFilinvestCity #TasteofVietnam #CrimsonHotel […]

GRUPO AGATEP 52ND ANVIL AWARDS NIGHT

Top PR firms win at 52nd Anvil Awards

 

 Anvil Awards is the oldest and prestigious award giving body by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) held annually, since its inception in 1963, to recognize exemplary performance of select public relations nominees. The ANVIL is the symbol of Excellence in Public Relations. It is awarded to outstanding public relations programs, tools and, now, practitioners after careful screening by select PR professionals and judging by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury. Eligibility Any public relations program or tool implemented between October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 was eligible for the 52nd ANVIL AWARDS. Held last Friday, March 10, 5 PM […]

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Wellness Staycation South of Manila

 

 This is your chance to be fit and healthy this summer when you book your stay at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila with the Fit and Fab package (until March 31, 2017). I had the chance to join one of the wellness sessions for all hotel guests (not just for those under Fit and Fab) and diners in partnership with Nurture Wellness Village: Tai Qi Gong. Ladies, wear your most comfortable work out clothes on and join our Tai Qi Gong session by Nurture Wellness Village at The Deck Bar tomorrow from 5-6pm exclusive for Fit and Fab room package […]

IDP EDUCATION STUDY IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Push Forward to your dreams of studying in Australia and New Zealand

 

 IDP Education is a world leader in international student placement and has been in the Philippines since 1985 assisting students through the process of studying abroad – from selecting which course to take, institution, and country to school and visa applications, up to pre-departure preparations. Those who dream of studying in Australia, Canada, UK, USA, and New Zealand have a very good chance of fulfilling it through a counselling services, which is offered for free under the Free Student Placement Services by IDP Philippines. This is a great opportunity for fresh graduates, undergraduates or even those who seek vocational learning, to […]

BROKEN MIRROR BOOK LAUNCH

Broken Mirror, a book that reveals shocking secrets inside a Chinese marriage

 

 #WhoIsAurora? “This is also for men like you who have a heart,” says the book dedication personally handwritten by the author for us after her book, Broken Mirror was launched one Friday afternoon, eve of Chinese New Year at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel and Casino, formerly known as Manila Grand Opera House, a neoclassical hotel originally built in 1890 along Rizal Avenue corner Doroteo Jose, Sta. Cruz, Manila. The First Philippine Assembly was inaugurated here on October 16, 1907. Coylee Gamboa bravely introduced to her friends and media her new book which tells the painful and agonizing tale of […]

SOFITEL SPIRAL VALENTINE'S DAY

Make that Valentine’s Day date special at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

 

 After celebrating Chinese New Year, what’s next? Romance, spice and everything nice will be the theme of this month, the Love Month. February comes with lots of surprises that Filipinos enjoy every year. Although Chinese New Year happened on the last day of January this year, it ushered for the coming of a romantic 28-days filled with love and joy for everyone. Many will for sure go out on a romantic date come Valentine’s Day or on February 14. Couples may go out-of-town, spend movie night together, see the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon in Clark, wonder at the Pyromusical […]

JINJIANG INN ORTIGAS CNY 2017

A Chinese New Year at Jinjiang Inn – Ortigas

 

 Not to be confused with the Jinjiang Hotels (Jinjiang Fandian), Jinjiang Inns is also one of the subsidiaries of Jinjiang International that operates as a large tourism enterprise in China. The Jinjiang Inns opened two branches in the Philippines which are located in Ortigas and Makati. In the Philippines, the Jinjiang Inns are managed under the same company that owned and operates Hotel 101 and Injap Tower (Iloilo), that is Hotel of Asia, Inc. We’ve been to Injap Tower and it’s a beautiful spot to stay when in Iloilo because it’s in the heart of the city and just right across the SM […]