Jul 17, 2017

Chef Shigeki IImura's Japanese Serenade Menu at Buddha Bar Manila.

You might have seen this event in my Instagram stories two Saturdays ago.. Chef Shigeki Iimura performing a live demo of his special Japanese Serenade menu in Buddha Bar Manila.

Jul 7, 2017

Decathlon Sports in Festival Mall Alabang.

Decathlon, Europe's number 1 sports retailer, is now in Manila.  Lucky me, their first mega store in the Philippines opened in Festival Mall Alabang so T and I went there last weekend to check it out.  There are so many great finds and the prices are not bad too! Let me share with you what I saw while going around.

Jul 6, 2017

Buddha Bar's Japanese Serenade with Chef Shigeki Iimura.

Enjoy a night of Japanese cuisine prepared by Chef Sigeki Iimura (who is flying all the way from Japan) in front of a live crowd while a violinist plays a beautiful ensemble at Buddha Bar's Japanese Serenade happening this Saturday, July 8.  This is a once-in-year event you wouldn't want to miss!

For inquiries and reservation about the event, you can call (02) 856-6719, (02) 856-6859, or (0998) 983-3918.  Buddha Bar is located at Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City.  See you there!

Jun 28, 2017

My Top 5 French Fries in Metro Manila.

I had a craving for fries one day and asked my Facebook friends for the best french fries they've had.  Here's a round up of the top answers, as well as my personal preferences, in no particular order.

1. McDonald's French Fries

Almost everyone mentioned McDonald's as their favorite.  Some like it soft and chewy but others like it well done and crispy (like me!) but we all agree that it's best when newly cooked.  T and I enjoy going through the drive thru of 24 hour branches late at night because we always get a fresh batch!  Dip it in McDonald's Hot Fudge sundae? Perfection.

Image credit: @mcdo_ph on Instagram

Jun 22, 2017

Acacia Hotel's Long Weekend Promo.

Attention staycation fans! Acacia Hotel Alabang is having a flash sale for the upcoming long weekend. You'll also get a special bubble bath kit for adults and kids! 

There are only limited rooms available so to reserve, email reservations@acaciahotelsmanila.com or call (02) 720-2000.  If you want to learn more about Acacia Hotel, read my previous blog posts:


Jun 17, 2017

T + J Wedding Diaries: We Are Engaged!

T and I are engaged!

Well, we have been for a while now but I haven't written much about it because we initially wanted to keep it on the down low.  But while scrolling through my old posts, I realized that this blog is a treasure trove of memories.  Reading about our past travels or culinary adventures never fail to bring a smile on my face so I've decided to do the T + J Wedding Diaries.  Let me start with the day we got engaged.  

May 16, 2017

La Vie Institute + Benefit Cosmetics' Lifestyle Make-Up Workshop.

Like many of you, I'm one of those girls who buy make up but don't really know how to use them.  It's just so tempting to go inside Sephora or Beauty Bar and buy everything right?? I know of the brands and their products but what use would that be if I don't know how to apply them correctly.

That's why I got excited when La Vie Institute and Benefit Cosmetics invited me to their Lifestyle Make-Up Workshop which is basically a 101 for everyday make up routines.  It's perfect and just what I need.

May 15, 2017

Sentro 1771 and Flatiron in Uptown Mall BGC.

T and I were invited by 1771 Group of Restaurants to a back-to-back celebration.  It was the opening of Sentro 1771 and the anniversary of Flatiron in Uptown Mall BGC.  Flatiron, which opened its first branch last year in the said mall, serves American comfort food prepared on a griddle.  

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