December 31, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Diamond Residence Ratchada

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

December 30, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Where to Shop in Bangkok

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

December 29, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Eating My Way Through Bangkok

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?". If only I have work visa options, I wouldn't be here at home and daydreaming of travelling the world. So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

December 28, 2018

SIX Doors Buffet - Uptown Mall BGC

Manila's new wanderlust! Welcome aboard and enter SIX Doors, the first tabIe mapping projection and 3D dining experience in the SIX Doors will have six VIP rooms which will offer a Butler Style Service and an exclusive premium menu selection in a thematic set-up that will truly bring each diner to another world.




SIX Doors combines the world's finest cuisines and technology bringing to your table an exciting gastronomical journey amidst the world's beautiful places. Let our magical train bring you to a stunning journey as SIX Doors takes you to another world filled with enchanting adventure.

December 27, 2018

The World's End Pub - Matalino St., QC

Many of us are thankful for technology because it has tremendously altered the ways in which we interact with one another on a daily basis. It’s easier to get in contact with people and it makes a lot of aspects of life way easier than it used to. But just like all things, it has its pros and cons. It may not be a conscious decision, but more and more people are relying on technology for social interaction rather than interacting with others in person.




So it’s really refreshing when you get to unplug or put away your gadgets, once in a while, sit down and talk face-to-face, perhaps play some card or board games, and connect with your friends. It’ll open a lot of avenues and emotions that technology sometimes hinders us to experience. It may also make you nostalgic and remember those times when life was way simpler and more chill.

December 26, 2018

Rebeccafashion Guide: Epic New Year's Eve Hairstyle Ideas

I always New Year's than Christmas Eve because my family celebrates the former than the latter. I don't know but probably it's more fun and loud than Christmas. During Christmas we often don’t get to reach midnight because everyone is already tired from cooking and prepping for the Christmas dinner.




When it's New Year's Eve things get giddier and exciting because from noon until midnight you can hear and see fireworks and pyrotechnics being set off. Sometimes me and my family eat dinner a little earlier and then we set off to watch a New Year Countdown at the nearby town center. Which I like better because there's lots of crowd and the mood is super festive.

December 25, 2018

The Best Asian Fusion at Bistro Charlemagne Nuvali

It’s been a while since I’ve visited Nuvali. I’ve been to Tagaytay several times this year but never got to stop by Nuvali, which I usually do before going back to Manila in the past. There has been so many changes that happened here and the original shopping complex has grown or has been extended exponentially.




There are so many new restaurants here too that I’ve never tried or heard of. One of them is Bistro Charlemagne which is an offshoot of the well-known but now defunct Little Asia restaurant in Greenhills and Tomas Morato. I went here with fellow foodies to sample some of their best sellers.

December 24, 2018

Great Steaks and Great View at Fire Lake Grill Cliffhouse Tagaytay

Besides the cool breeze and all that greenery, I love going up to Tagaytay because there are so many places there to get great food, both old and new establishments. Although Tagaytay has changed in so many ways throughout the years, I still find some form of solace every time I visit. It is always a great place for a change in scenery without the hassles of travelling far.



I’ve visited Tagaytay a lot of times already but I haven’t visited or tried out all the restaurants in this area. Just like at Cliffhouse, this compound houses a lot of dining options, but every time I set off there, there’s only one place that we go to. But I’ve always been meaning to try other restaurants here including Fire Lake Grill. And, a few weeks back, I finally got to eat there. Yey!

December 23, 2018

Pre-Christmas Tita Brunch at Museum Cafe x Kabila

Just this weekend I met up with my foodie friends Gel (@beingjellybeans) and Bunny (@_bunny_sa) for a tita brunch and some pampering just before the holidays hit us. We actually just planned to get some facials at Bench Skin Expert but days before that I won a Museum Cafe gift certificate from another foodie friend AC (@thefoodieinac).




Since both places are in the Ayala Center area, we decided to meet earlier than agreed on so that we can have lunch before our treatments. Also, Gel and Bunny have Zomato Gold memberships that we can use at Museum Cafe and Kabila so we also took advantage of that and had a mini-FMU (foodie meetup). 

December 22, 2018

Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen's New Dishes

So far the best food from the countries I have visited goes to Taiwan. It was probably the best trip I’ve done if we will solely consider the food that I ate there. I mean I wasn’t able to eat like everything but I completely revelled in everything that I got to taste. I mean, the other countries I’ve been to have great cuisines but for some reason, when asked which country I’ve visited has the best food, Taiwan is the first thing that comes to mind.

Well, it’s not like I can fly to Taipei on a whim; hello, how I wish I could do that but I’m no rich kid. Too bad, I know. But the good thing is that Manila doesn’t have a scarcity of restaurants that offers authentic Taiwanese cuisine and most of them offer really great tasting food. One of them is Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen and just this December they launched a couple of new dishes that will become staple to their menu. 

December 21, 2018

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine at Tra Vinh Express at Courtyard@453

IMO, Vietnamese is one of the most underrated cuisines in the Philippine food scene. Many of us only know Vietnamese food because of pho, fresh spring rolls and banh mi; but it is way more than that. I admit I’m one of those people who’s not as familiar with it as it is rarely my go to food. But I just realized I am missing out on so much.




I’ve tried Vietnamese food a couple of times and I can clearly remember that it was in Palawan at Rene Saigon and at Bona’s Chaolong were my first taste of this cuisine. But after that I believe I’ve never had that much of it back in Manila. Which is a shame, I know, I know. 

December 20, 2018

RebeccaFashion Guide: Hairstyles From Miss Universe 2018

I’m still on high after the recently concluded Miss Universe 2018 because my country’s representative Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned as the Miss Universe 2018! Such a well-deserved win for my country as Catriona bested other 93 contestants with her beauty, charm, intelligence and cause. She truly was beautiful, intelligent and with a heart. 




Not many people appreciate beauty pageants but in these modern times, beauty pageants are actually being revolutionized and doesn’t only focuses on the physical appearance just anymore. One should be a complete package. And I’m sorry no one can rain on Catriona Gray’s parade whatever negative people say about her. The Philippines took home the crown again, showing the world, the universe rather (haha!) what a Filipina beauty, brains and heart is all about.

December 19, 2018

You've Got Baked - Solenad 3 Nuvali

I've always liked all things shabby-chic that's why I really like places that takes that kind of interiors. In the day and age of social media, people love to go to places, have things and eat food that are Instagram worthy. A few weeks back I visited a place that gave me all that: You've Got Baked in Solenad Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.




You've Got Baked is a homegrown brand that specializes and is known for their yummy cupcakes but they also offer other dishes and drinks that you would often see in other cafes. They currently have two branches in Sta Rosa, one in Laguna Bel-Air and one in Solenad. 

December 18, 2018

Bench Café Is Now Open at Greenbelt 3!

BENCH/ began in 1987 as a small store selling men’s t-shirts. Then, it grew at an unparalleled rate becoming the pioneer in the use of celebrity endorsers, television, and giant billboards to propel a fashion brand that offers premium quality products at affordable prices. It is the major homegrown lifestyle brand that is a household name in the Philippines.




A few years back, after its huge success in retail, Bench also ventured out in the food industry with the franchise of Pablo Cheesecake and Marugame. They also launched a restaurant bearing the same iconic brand which also embraces loving our own or aka “love local” which is Bench Café in partnership with FOODEE Global Concepts, the company behind Mesa, Sunnie’s Cafe, Pound et al.

December 17, 2018

Delicious Holiday Food Finds at Ilustrado

Make your holiday gatherings and gift giving more special with unique and delicious finds from Ilustrado Restaurant. Ilustrado's Holiday Tienda offers something for everyone. The cheese lover will surely love homemade cheese wheels in Boursin, Pimiento (a sure kids' favourite!), Spicy Cheese - Edam with garlic and spices, varieties.  You cannot go wrong with bottled Atsara, Bagoong, Moringga Pesto, Gourmet Tuyo and Chimichurri.



         
Tea Cookies come in boxes of 12 cookies in flavors of Double Chocolate, Coconut, Matcha Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Snickerdoodles. Brownies come in boxes of 4 bars with Cashew, S’mores, Salted Caramel, Pretzel and Cream Cheese flavors. Ready to serve for a party are Cake Squares in a box with these delectable selections - Baked Cheesecake, Chocolate Fudge and Sans Rival. Chesse Pimiento Wreath and Quezo de Bola Ensaimada Tree are both unique, festive and appetizing.

December 16, 2018

All Things Japanese at Ippon Yari - Sta. Rosa Laguna

I cannot reiterate enough how much I love Japanese cuisine and that it is my top fave cuisine in the whole wide world (besides Filipino foo of course). I mean I can live off of it my entire life and you won’t hear any complaint from me. From their appetizers, to their main dishes to their desserts, Japanese food is always a treat to my palate and my tummy. 




A few weeks back, I’ve tried another Japanese restaurant, Ippon Yari which is located in Sta Rosa Laguna. Ippon Yari is a Japanese phrase which means guiding principle or one great effort. You can find Ippon Yari’s roots from a humble ramen house into a full blown restaurant serving more than a hundred dishes. 

December 15, 2018

SHEIN.COM Year End Sale

It's the time of the year again! So many shopping to do, so little time. Also, there's so many sales and promotions happening online.One online shop I wouldn't miss to shop at for the holiday season is Shein.com. Check out some of the items below that I want for Christmas from their Year End Sale. Use the coupon codes below to get more savings!




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December 14, 2018

Authentic Italian Flavors at Trifoglio Ristorante - Tagaytay

Tagaytay is still one of the best places to go to if you want to have a quick getaway and a change of scenery from the everyday city life. There’s also no scarcity of places to see and locations to fill your tummies. Time and again you would hear that there is a new restaurant to try in Tagaytay. 




As proof, take into account Trifoglio Ristorante in Fora Mall Tagaytay which is just at the rotunda if you’re coming up from Aguinaldo Highway. Trifoglio is a quaint little restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine and Mediterranean flavors that aims to surely capture your taste buds.

December 13, 2018

RebeccaFashion Guide: Hair Extensions for Beauty Pageants

Hey hey! It's the Miss Universe Pageant again! I am one of the thousands of unapologetic fans of beauty pageants, especially the Miss Universe contest partly because I am proud to be Filipina and proud of the Filipina women that my country sends to these competitions. Because we Filipinos always take pride in everything we do, what we represent wherever we are in the world. 




In the past few days my social media newsfeed has been nothing about posts about the ongoing Miss Universe pageant. Of course my whole country is rooting for our representative Catriona Gray who of course in my opinion should be Miss Universe as she embodies everything the organization represents: beauty, brains and heart. 

December 12, 2018

New Dishes from Siglo Modern Filipino - Tagaytay

“There's no better way to understand a culture than through food”. I think I’ve said this several times already in a couple of my blog posts, and it can never so true enough. We associate a certain taste to a region or a country. Say for example in the Philippines, Bicol Region is easily a place where cuisine is known, most often than not, spicy. Mediterranean food is packed-full of spices; Japan is known for raw food; South East Asia has rice as its staple fare. There is more of a connection between food and culture than we may think; it operates as an expression of cultural identity.




Specific cuisines in specific countries or region may have evolved but what stays the same is the extent to which each place’s unique cuisine can reflect its unique history, lifestyle, values, and beliefs. The Philippines is no exception for that. Being a country colonized by several other countries for years and have made trade relations with other neighboring Asian countries, some can’t put their finger as to what Philippine cuisine really is. I would say our cuisine is a fusion and relatively congruent with the livelihood of a region. But what excites me is that it is that it is the next cuisine the world is going to rave about. 

December 11, 2018

How HCG Diet Helps In the Weight Loss

The problem of obesity is becoming one of the biggest health problems all over the world. The crux of this problem is the kind of lifestyle that people are leading nowadays. With the food industry blooming at a very fast pace, people are indulging into various types of food and drinks which may not be good for their health. 




On top of that, their physical activity is almost close to none. When most of the work is being done on mobile phones, tablets or laptops, people spend most of their day sitting in the same position doing all their work, whether it is their job, entertainment or communication. Obesity, if not treated, can result in lifelong diseases such as blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol or even heart problems. 

December 10, 2018

Ombu Kusina at Sequioa Hotel: A Modern FIlipino Restaurant

According to Julia Child, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” And there is so much attestation that Filipinos are one of the groups of people who love to eat. One of the best attributes of Pinoys are our fondness of food and even if we have little food in our table we even offer them to anyone. So hearing “tara kain” (come let’s eat) is so common to hear. Warmly accepting guests especially when it comes to eating time, emanates to Filipinos so naturally it almost seems hardwired into their systems.




Not only that, we Filipinos pride ourselves with our flavorful dishes. Many say that it’s hard to put your finger on Filipino dishes because it is influenced by so many other cuisines. Not to mention it is constantly evolving. May it be traditional, modern or fusion, I am glad and proud that Filipino cuisine is slowly taking center stage in the world.

December 9, 2018

Inumart - The First Convenience Bar In The Country!

The Manila Night Life has never been dull; even flourishing throughout the years as evidenced by growing numbers of bars sprouting around the metro. The “it” places just transfers from one city to another but one place that has never faded as the crown bearer of the most number of drinking places is Quezon City. Year and year out, new must visit drinking places are being formed from the ground up in the largest city in Luzon. 




I recently visited this new drinking destination in Tomas Morato with a very unique concept named Inumart Convenience Bar. Why the name? Well because its concept is the first of its kind in the Philippines. Inumart is the first convenience bar in the country featuring affordable drinks, street food and snacks, hip and artistic interiors, and acoustic entertainment.

December 8, 2018

Authentic Taiwanese Flavors from Shi Lin - Estancia Mall Capitol Commons

Taiwanese cuisine isn’t so new to the Filipino palate, after all it’s one of the nearest country to the Philippines. I have heard stories that in Batanes, the northernmost part of the Philippines, locals can tune in to radio stations from Taiwan. I’m pretty much sure that some of the local Filipino cuisines are also influenced by Taiwan. 




I wish I can fly to Taiwan every time I crave for Taiwanese food, as I enjoyed my visit there as I ate my way through the streets of Taipei. It makes me glad that restaurants serving Taiwanese food is of no shortage in the Philippines. One of those restaurants that serve great Taiwanese food is Shi Lin which is named after one of the famous night/street markets in Taipei. 

December 7, 2018

Why is Education So Important in Our Life?

We are aware that both formal and informal education at times come at a hefty price, but it’s a price definitely worth paying. Beyond the fact that the more you know the more you’re worth, there are actual practical advantages to having a good education. If you’re on the verge and don’t know whether to pursue higher education, we’re here to break down all the benefits and overall importance, so perhaps by the end, you’ll feel yourself nudged in the right direction.




Giving Back 
As an educated person, you actually become an esteemed member of the society. You are considered as someone who can contribute to your town, country, and people simply look at you differently when they know that you are one of the people capable of sharing knowledge to help your community grow. There are even certain countries, such as Sweden, which will not grant citizenship to an expat if they don’t hold at least a college degree, because if they do, they are perceived as a person of value to the society.

December 6, 2018

Dohntonbori 3rd Year Anniversary Promo: Eat All You Can Okonomiyaki + Yakiniku

Japanese food is my favorite cuisine in the whole wide world. It’s on top of my list and Okonomiyaki is one Japanese food that I think I can live off of forever, well, probably. One of the best places where you can get the best okonomiyaki in the Philippines is at Dohtonbori. Dohtonbori is a restaurant that originated in Japan (over 300 stores in Japan, 4 in Bangkok, 1 in Taipei and 6 in the Philippines) and they specialize in everything and the most authentic okonomiyaki. 




If you’re not familiar to what is okonomiyaki. From the word itself "okono" means what you want and "yaki means cooking; so it is basically cooking what you want. It is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima areas of Japan, but is widely available throughout the country. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region. Okonomiyaki has been one of the most popular staple food in Japan where they consider this as their essential soul food. It is normally naturally healthy and consists of many healthy ingredients for a well-balanced diet.

December 5, 2018

RebeccaFashion Guide: Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy in Winter/Cold Weather

The cold weather can be seriously hard on our hair. Especially if you leave somewhere where winter happens, it can create a havoc on your hair. Hair can experience some dehydration making them more prone to breakage due to cold, dry air, harsh weather, and everything that comes with winter or the cold season. 




Keeping your hair still healthy despite the harsh weather conditions can be a problem and can be daunting. But we still want to look good and healthy thus, we need to take special care of our hair and skin. Here’s some pointers to keep your locks silky and lustrous during winter/cold weather.

December 4, 2018

Enjoy Asian Fusion Dishes at Bistro Charlemagne Now Open at Ayala Malls Feliz!

I bet you’ve heard of Charlemagne, the name sounds familiar right? You may have encountered him in one of your history classes when you were still at school since he was someone important in history. He was a Frankish King who is widely regarded as the father of modern Europe. In addition to being a king, he united much of the territory of (present-day) Europe under the Holy Roman Empire.




But for those who love to eat, Charlemagne can be associated with great food. You might have heard of Bistro Charlemagne or might have dine at their Solenad Nuvali branch. The restaurant ventured to Manila and is now open at Ayala Malls Feliz. And will open another branch next year at Ayala Malls Bay Area. 

December 3, 2018

Secret Bar: INT. Bar

They say in those Anonymous meetings that "You're only as sick as your secrets". So are secrets really bad for us? Psychology says so and they can manifest emotionally or physically. I don’t know about you but I am someone who can keep secrets especially if they are very dangerous once they get out to the public. But there are secrets that are not worth keeping or well worth it to be shared, probably because you want others to know about them and enjoy them too. 




Ok, not to get you confused or anything, but what I'm saying is that I’m gonna share with you a secret and I know you’ll be excited to hear about it (or read about it ha!). I’ve found my 9th secret bar! Clearly, secret bars in Metro Manila are not so secret anymore. But still they get people like me who likes the speakeasies undoubtedly enlivened. I saw this secret bar in Cubao Expo one day on my Facebook feed and right there and then, I knew I gotta visit.

December 2, 2018

Smoki Moto at Clark Marriott Hotel

Who doesn’t crave a quick getaway every now and then? I love travelling to places I’ve never been to once in a while but you know how planning a major trip can get tedious: filing for a vacation leave, booking flights and accommodations, travelling back and forth the airport, half the excitement fizzles away just thinking of everything you have to go through. So it’s really nice to go on a staycation instead; you get to rest and rejuvenate without leaving your country. Plus you also get to rediscover local places and experience it like you’ve never done before.




Contrary to popular belief, staycations can be quite the experience. It’s more than just a few days spent in a hotel, staycations have the ability to alter moods, making you feel as if you’re at a different place and time. That’s why I got excited when my blogger friends Bettina and Princess invited me to join them on a weekend staycation at Marriott Hotel’s newest branch in Clark, Pampanga. Especially that it was my birthday weekend!

December 1, 2018

Goji Kitchen + Bar and Noodle Inc. at Clark Marriott Hotel

Who doesn’t crave a quick getaway every now and then? I love travelling to places I’ve never been to once in a while but you know how planning a major trip can get tedious: filing for a vacation leave, booking flights and accommodations, travelling back and forth the airport, half the excitement fizzles away just thinking of everything you have to go through. So it’s really nice to go on a staycation instead; you get to rest and rejuvenate without leaving your country. Plus you also get to rediscover local places and experience it like you’ve never done before.




Contrary to popular belief, staycations can be quite the experience. It’s more than just a few days spent in a hotel, staycations have the ability to alter moods, making you feel as if you’re at a different place and time. That’s why I got excited when my blogger friends Bettina and Princess invited me to join them on a weekend staycation at Marriott Hotel’s newest branch in Clark, Pampanga. Especially that it was my birthday weekend!

November 30, 2018

A 5-Star Weekend Staycation at the New Clark Marriott Hotel

Who doesn’t crave a quick getaway every now and then? I love travelling to places I’ve never been to once in a while but you know how planning a major trip can get tedious: filing for a vacation leave, booking flights and accommodations, travelling back and forth the airport, half the excitement fizzles away just thinking of everything you have to go through. So it’s really nice to go on a staycation instead; you get to rest and rejuvenate without leaving your country. Plus you also get to rediscover local places and experience it like you’ve never done before.




Contrary to popular belief, staycations can be quite the experience. It’s more than just a few days spent in a hotel, staycations have the ability to alter moods, making you feel as if you’re at a different place and time. That’s why I got excited when my blogger friends Bettina and Princess invited me to join them on a weekend staycation at Marriott Hotel’s newest branch in Clark, Pampanga. Especially that it was my birthday weekend!

November 29, 2018

Meet Clark Freeport’s First and Only 5-Star GM

“There are only positive things I could say about my stay in the Philippines. Great people, good food, and I’m planning to explore more of the country in the coming days with my wife and children,” says Goeran Soelter, general manager of Clark Marriott Hotel in Clark Freeport. Soelter, who has been in the Philippines for just half a year now, is Clark Freeport’s first and only 5-star General Manager for the obvious reason. 


Business is well in the 2-month-old hotel which is something Soelter would like to commend his staff for. “Working in a hotel is like a huge clock which has so many moving parts. Teamwork is essential to make the daily operations run smooth. This involves getting the basics right, training feedback, and looking at process improvements continuously. I am proud of what my team has achieved in a very short amount of time.” He adds, “The team is exceptional and is growing stronger every day. We see happy customers and we continue to work on getting even better.”

November 28, 2018

RebeccaFashion Guide: Sexy Holiday Hairstyles

It’s the season when we attend tad too many parties, gathering, year-enders, get-togethers. Some casual some formal. I myself don’t even know how to squeeze them all in my calendar/schedule. I mean almost every weekend there’s somewhere I need to be or a gathering I need to attend. I know it can be tiring, but of course, we should always keep in mind to always look our best, because you’ll never know who you’ll bump into right?




Besides looking for the appropriate outfit for each event, are you like me who also think about on how to wear your hair to pull out the perfect ensemble? Well here’s a couple of hairstyles you can do. It's not difficult to come up with an elegant, party-ready look. So read on!

November 27, 2018

The Gourmand Market by nawwTy’s kitchen’s 20th Run Celebrating BGC’s Passion Fest!

It’s another long weekend! If you don’t have any planned trips for this long weekend, grab your friends or family and head on over to Central Square, BGC and check out this year’s The Gourmand Market which will run from November 30 to December 2. It’s their 20th run celebrating BGC’s PassionFest.




For this run The Gourmand Market in partnership with San Miguel Beer is featuring artisanal food finds by 9 local brands. A few days ago, I together with my foodie and blogger friends, attended a media preview at Mulberry Door of what to expect in this year’s The Gourmand Market. 

November 26, 2018

Buying A Vacation Home In Telluride: What Are The Benefits?

Everyone dreams of taking a break from their tiring daily routine and go for a holiday with their friends and loved ones. A good vacation brings in much happiness and people feel re-energized. Buying a home in tourist destinations is very popular these days. 




It could be a vacation home, a getaway after retirement, a place to spend some quality time with family, a space to relax and enjoy the peace and serenity or an investment for future. Most of the people buy a home in popular holiday destinations to relax, have fun, and de-stress.

November 25, 2018

Fat Fook Opens at The Globe Tower BGC

One of the world's best-loved cuisines, the delicate yet intense flavors of Taiwanese food can now be found in the heart of Bonifacio Global City. A fast growing Taiwanese chain, Fat Fook announced the opening of its newest branch tucked in the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, marking the company's 5th location in the country. Located at The Globe Tower, 32nd Street. This Taiwanese restaurant is owned and managed by the same group that operates Ramen Nagi. It was conceptualized by the group's executive chef, Rachel Kao, who was born in Taiwan and grew up in the Philippines.




The expansion in the CBD of Bonifacio Global City is part of the brand's development plans for this year. They also look forward to opening two or three more shops by the first quarter of next year. It comes on the heels of significant growth for Fat Fook which first opened their doors to the public in 2016. As of the time being, they don't have any franchise shop yet, but they said they might consider it soon. 

November 24, 2018

CPK Philippines 20th Year Anniversary: A New Menu Celebrating New Adventures & Reminiscing on Old Favorites

A New Menu Celebrating New Adventures & Reminiscing on Old Favorites: On its' 20th Year Anniversary in the country, CPK Philippines launches their New Menu with all new pizzas, pasta, salads, while re-introducing pizza favorites over the past 20 years! As CPK Philippines celebrates its' 20th year in the country, be prepared to have your taste buds wowed by New & Unique flavor combinations! At the same time, take a trip down memory lane with them as they re-introduce their most popular pizzas of the past 20 years that some of you actually grew up with! 




"California Pizza Kitchen has distinguished itself as a pizza authority the world over fashioning out a creative niche of California style artisanal pizzas in much the same way as New York and Chicago established their own distinct pizza identities in their own boroughs. California is considered a melting pot of different cultures around the world ranging from Asian to Latin American, African, and European."


November 23, 2018

Dresslily Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales!

Whew! Somany sales and promotions happening this Black Friday and Cyber Monday! And of course our well loved online shops are also jumping on the bandwagon! One of my fave online shops: Dresslily is sparing no effort to offering its customers the biggest sale and discount of the year. 




The BIGGEST sale of the year on https://www.dresslily.com. Get 26% off using code "BFCM26" (Site-wide)! Participate in thelucky draw after using code "BFCM26" for a chance to win an iPhone XS, a XIAOMI robot cleaner and more! Expires on Nov. 30th.

November 22, 2018

The Best Places To Visit In Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa is a promising region that has a lot to offer in terms of nature and culture. The people have rich and long-held traditions, some of which they still practice today. It has been labeled the cradle of mankind due to the sheer amount of archaeological discovery that has been made. 




The region is also safe, easily accessible and conveniently modern. You will travel and stay in first class facilities that have been specially designed to accommodate visitors from around the world. Here are some reasons why you should visit some of the countries in the region.

November 21, 2018

RebeccaFashion’s Ultimate Holiday Hair Guide

Woot woot! It is the time of the year again where gatherings come one after the other. Today while I’m writing this article, my friends and family in the US are celebrating their Thanksgiving holiday. Right after that is a string of parties with the companies we belong to, meet-ups with friends, Christmas and then New Year’s celebrations.





I’m a 100 percent sure a lot of you ladies are taking the time to look good during these yearly festivities. Thinking about what to wear, how you would style your hair and how you would do your makeup. But for this article I’m going to share with you the ultimate holiday hair guide to keep your hair looking its best, and giving you hairstyle ideas for every lunch, dinner and holiday get-together. Because for every picnics to parties, here’s everything you need to have a good hair day.

November 20, 2018

City Garden GRAND Hotel: A Hotel on the Rise at TripAdvisor

A newcomer to the range of accommodations in Makati, City Garden Grand Hotel has earned its place among TripAdvisor’s #1 hotel in Poblacion, Makati, racking up glowing ratings from business and leisure travellers both local and foreign, as it remains to showcase genuine Filipino hospitality, modern amenities, and competitive rates.




The City Garden Grand Hotel
has climbed several spots this year to 5th overall in Makati. Verified guests of the hotel share all the unique things that they love about the property: a distinctly Filipino style, a roofdeck brimming with life, and spacious Deluxe rooms that have a singular view of the Makati CBD. 

November 19, 2018

Tips To Save Money On Your Kids’ Swimming Lessons

Swimming is not only an incredibly fun summer activity for kids but also an important life skill that everyone should learn. Experts recommend that every kid should learn swimming at an early age to get over the fear of water and learn quickly. If you are planning to enroll your kids for swimming lessons, then use the following tips to save some money on their classes.




Shop For Prices
Ask around to get a fair idea of price and deals the swimming schools are offering. There are many instructors that overcharge parents in the name of safety. While this is definitely an important consideration, you shouldn’t have to pay a too much for it. Ask for beginners or weekly classes to get the maximum value. 

November 18, 2018

5 Fashionable Christmas Gifts for Men

Christmas is almost around the corner, which means that it’s about time you went shopping and got your darling an amazing gift. You don’t have to worry even if you don’t have any ideas, as we’re here to help you out. Here are five fashionable Christmas gifts your man will love, so check them out and get the perfect one for him!




A set of beard care products will always do the trick
If your darling is sporting a fabulous beard, we must say that a set of beard care products is probably the best Christmas gift for him. First of all, you should remember that beard is much more than just facial hair – the majority of men use it as a mean of self-expression, so be sure that your man expresses himself in the best possible way. 

November 17, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Thipsamai, the Best Pad Thai in Bangkok

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

November 16, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Sky Bar at Hotel Lebua

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

How to Get Victoria's Secret Hair with RebeccaFashion

Aside from Christmas, one of the greatest blessings that we have annually is watching the magic and glamour that is the Victoria's Secret Fashion show. I’ve been an avid fan of this yearly spectacle since the early 2000’s. I’m one of the millions who tune to it every year and an eager buyer of all things Victoria’s Secret. I’ve followed the old and up-coming VS Angels’ careers and all. And it saddens me that one of my favorite VS Angels, Adriana Lima, walked her final VSFS this year. She will be forever be loved and missed on the VS runway.




Sure, we love the gorgeous outfits, the beautiful models, and the creative sets, but most importantly, we can't help but notice how amazing the models' hair looks like all the time. I know that they don’t “woke up like this”. It’s another aspect of VS that I actually admire, the models are real people as well who put hard work on how they look. Though they may be blessed with goddess-like genes, they actually show on their social media the work they put on to look like that. You can see on their social media that they work out, they go to the derma and spa and all other things to keep them looking like divine beings who went down from heaven. 

November 15, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Asiatique The Riverfront Bangkok

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

How To Prepare For The Best Fishing Experience

Fishing experience can be the most amazing and memorable experience for you. Whether you plan it with your family, or your group of friends, the fishing experience is guaranteed to provide you with fun and entertainment. These experiences can create lot of memories for you. These trips can make you really nervous if you are going for the first time.




So you need to be fully prepared when you plan for a fishing trip. It would be such a waste if you are in the middle of the sea when you realize you have forgotten to carry your fishing license which is really important for the trip.

November 14, 2018

5 Amazing & Sweet Christmas Treats

Maybe it’s too early to crank up the Christmas tunes, put up the lights and make eggnog, but it’s never too early to start planning your Christmas sweets assortment! From traditional sugar cookies to international Christmas sweets, this year you’ll have a busy and merry baking shop right at your home. All of these amazing treats are cute, tasty, sweet and bad for your figure, but who cares - it’s Christmas! Take a look at what we have for you this holiday season.




Sugar cookies
Sometimes, the simplest things are the best! All you need for this Christmas treat is sugar, flour, butter and eggs and plenty of creativity to give these cookies a festive look. You can get interesting cookie cutters and frosting in basically any store, so don’t hesitate to serve Rudolph the Reindeer, little Christmas trees, baubles, candy canes and many others. You can even grab a bag of marshmallows, stack them on your cookie and create cute little snowmen! These are much tastier than the real snowmen and you can make them in the warm comfort of your home.

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