Merry Christmas everyone! I’m still in a holiday mood and feeling super lazy to move, but still I’m trying my very best to squeeze in some blog related jobs because I know come January there will be a lot of unexpected things that will happen and I don’t wanna welcome 2013 with gazillions of backlogs so everyday I try my best to draft some post to lessen my burden.
Well, nuff speaking, Since it’s still Christmas season, It is still the best time to give presents especially to your loved ones, I’ll be posting some more gift ideas on the following days, I know it’s a bit late but better late than never right? I know some of you still have names in your checklist that needs to be crossed out. So I’m starting with a gift idea for shoe lovers out there why not give them Espadrilles? Sueňo de Espadrilles has an ongoing campaign called “Dance of Hope” where in for every pair you buy 100 pesos of it will be donated to the charity. Who doen’t want that? Giving at the same time helping? See photos below to see some of Espadrilles’ newest designs.
In partnership with QCPADFI, SDE Manila’s Dance of Hope program aims to raise funds for the benefit of these talented children. Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, the Honorary Chairperson of QCPADFI, is also the official ambassador of the Dance of Hope Campaign with SDE Manila.
For organizations seeking ideas for fundraising events, SDE Manila’s Dance of Hope program offers a unique concept, in cooperation with QCPADFI. A company or organization can sponsor a performance night by members of the QCPADFI, during which an allotted number of classic espadrilles are customized with the company’s or organization’s logo and sold as a bundle with performance tickets. A percentage of ticket sales (including the espadrilles) go towards QCPADFI.
Enjoy the rest of the Holiday! Stay tuned for my next suggestions for post Christmas gifts!
Last 12, 12, 12 I attended the launch of a four-start hotel opened in the heart of the Metro, no other than Ace Hotel and Suites, located in Brixton St. Pasig City. Ace is known for their relaxing water inspired spas, and now there are moving to the next level in creating place where you can stay after a day of relaxation.
See photos below to see what happened in the launch:
Guests were entertained by a song number while indulging their selves in a sumptuous buffet. Also took advantages of taking photos of the foods so you’ll have an idea what their restos/bars can offer. The food was good especially the pastas and sandwiches.
My fave! Yummy filling!
Desserts! Love their red velvet cake and the choco truffles.
The event proper was held in the pool area. Hosted by Raymond and Patty.
A toast offered to the whole Ace Hotel team.
The event started with an awesome synchronized swimming performance.
Cool! Also, one of the event’s highlight was the fashion show by Francis Libiran showcasing his resort Wear Collection! Here are of his designs that I’m eye-ing.
Burst of colors! I’m so in love with the gowns especially the beaded and flowy ones! Congratulations Francis!
Congratulations to the whole team for a successful launch! Can’t wait for my next visit to try the water spa experience the rooms thank you so much Jennet and Katie!!
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I remember the first time I tried J.co was when I attended a blogging workshop by David and Lissa (here), After that, I always crave for it, I don’t know why, but I guess because J. co really has the yummiest flavors ever! FYI, I’m so in love with Alcapone and Oreo!! By then, I always make it a point to buy a box whenever I visit MOA or Megamall. Before I used to chill in their stores with my sister who is also a J.co fan, check my previous post here, but now since it’s already well-known and in demand, I can’t even have a chance to buy some because of the long lines! Don’t have much patience to stay long! =)))) How I missed the times when I can make tambay and chill. J.co is really one of the fastest selling donut chain in the Metro!
Introducing three new flavors from J.co, perfect for the Holidays!!! (See photos for description)
Can’t wait to try Jcoccino and Creme La Fame!! How about you? Enjoy the Holidays with your favorite J.co donuts, Visit your favorite branch now!!!
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Finally after a month, I got to claim my free treatment at Blowout Bar courtesy of When in Manila. Honestly, I had a hard time looking for the place but thank God! V accompanied me and I found it! Yaaii!!! Thanks Babe for always being my walking map! =))
Blowour Bar is located at G-2, Rada regency, Rada St. Legaspi Village, Makati City
One of the things I look forward to in visiting different salons especially this season is their interiors, And yes! BB has has it! Who would have thought that combs can be used as decorations too?
One more thing, a blower chandelier!! Cool!! Nuff said for the interiors, let’s go to the service!
One more thing I like about this salon is that, unlike the typical salons that airs local shows, BB played VS Fashion Show 2013 and it was my first time to watch it! Yayy!!!
Final touch ups
Tressemme` spray for long lasting curls!!
GO! Tadaahh!! How do I look? Sorry for my double chin! Wrong angle ka dito Babe! Hahah!!
Thank you so much Blowout Bar and When in Manila.
For more information:
Blowout Bar Facebook
Blowout Bar Twitter
This was probably my last party/event with blogger friends for 2012. Since it’s “Holiday Season” already, I know all of us have different plans and most of us will be spending more time with our loved ones. Thanks to Petrol for throwing an awesome party before the year ends!!!
7th High at 9:45 p.m.
7th high at 11 p.m. I was shocked when I saw the line! There are really a lot of party peeps every Saturday!!!
They also had a mini fashion and a preview for their 2013 collection! Love their denim boots!
They also have games like beer drinking and booty shaking contest!
Spotted: ABS-CBN Talent, Polo Ravales and Regine Angeles with her boyfriend!
sharing the same table with them =)
The gang wearing the petrol cap giveaways
Thank you so much Petrol for always having us! It was really a blast! We had so much fun! Thank you for the loot boxes as well.
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After our super yummy dinner at Yabu, “Free day” (as we call) isn’t over, went straight to Swensen’s for the tasting of their newest offerings.
An ice cream parlor originated in San Francisco, California, introduces “The Ultimate Ricecream Sundaes”, five new delectable sundaes perfect for the Holidays. It’s main ingredients includes the all-time Filipino favourites namely, ripe mango and sticky rice.!
I ordered Mango Breeze Boat. Irresistible! At first I thought I can’t finish this because of the three cups of Japanese rice I ate at Yabu, but the moment I tasted it, I can’t stop eating! I never thought that mango ice cream can be this good. I’m not a fan of mangoes but with this, I’m so in love! The sweetness of the ice cream is just right and compliments well with the rice, plus the cream and nuts on top that gives crunchiness. The mochi on the side is also good!
Babe got Mango Sensation! Actually, The taste of all the ricecreams was just the same, the only difference is the presentation! Babe got this because the rice in this set is lesser and it is inside a cute small cone. This is like a a halo-halo, he was given a small cup of milk to add sweetness.
Here are the other choices for Ricecream!
Mango Breeze Boat ice cream which comes with two scoops mango ice cream with pandan sticky rice and mango cubes. Mango Breeze Float is topped with whipped cream, chopped almonds and caramel syrup, and served with mochi balls.
For those who cannot get enough of mango ice cream, the Mango Hurricane is for you. This wonderful product comes in five big scoops of mango ice cream with pandan sticky rice and mango cubes, topped with whipped cream, chopped almonds, and mango sauce. Mango Hurricane is served with coconut milk and mochi balls.
Another new offering is the Mango On-The-Go, mango ice cream in a cone with pandan sticky rice, whipped cream, chopped almonds, mango sauce, caramel syrup and mango cube.
Next is the Sticky Rice with Mango, mango ice cream with pandan sticky rice and mango cubes and topped with whipped cream, chopped almonds and mango sauce.
And lastly, Mango Sensation, mango ice cream with pandan sticky rice and mango cubes topped with whipped cream, chopped almonds and mango sauce. Mango Sensation is served with coconut milk.
Swensen’s branches are located at the SM Mall of Asia and Eastwood Mall.
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This is my first time to do a make-up review, so please bear with me :) I may not know the correct term or I might notice different things compared to other make-up enthusiasts but I’ll try my best to do this well.
Actual picture. I wore this shade on my event last week.
Okay, so it’s this was the first time that Eat’s a date conducted a food tasting event exclusively for couples! So happy to be part of this experience!
Candle light, pianist, wine and Italian food(I love Italian food! I can eat pasta and pizza forever!)! What a way to celebrate an October Valentine! V and I have never been into an intimate date like this, we always go for a restaurant with a live band performing or a buffet type, so I consider this as our first formal date.
I really love the ambiance of the place, intimate and very warmth. Really perfect for couples.
Couples openricers before eating.
Formaggio Fondente - 230 php
Oven baked spinach, tomatoes and mozarella served with garlic crostini.
— Good! But be sure to mix it before putting it to the crostini unless it will not taste good. I’m not a fan of leafy vegetables but I love the mixture of the mozarella and the tomatoes.
Picante Pizza - 290 php
Spicy salami and aragula
— Favorite dish that night! I love how cheesy the pizza was and the crunch after every bite, but I have to remove every piece of the veggie before eating. :)))
Polpette ala Sicilliana - 375 php
meatballs and mozarella over tomato fetuccine
— It was fine, I love meatballs but there’s nothing special about the taste.
Asparagina Parmense - Php360
Parmaham and asparagus spears in a light asparagus cream sauce
— V’s favorite! He likes it because it’s creamy and flavorful because of the taste of the ham. I think this is the crowd’s favorite that night.
For the dessert we have Torta Al Formaggio - 200 php. The taste is just rght, not to sweet. I enjoyed the blueberries on top!
Lastly, Panna Cotta - 210 php. It is made of baked cream with fruits on the side. I loved it more than the cheesecake because it’s creamier and tastier.
After eating, they offered us coffee and the interesting part of this is choosing, they have a lot of variants and it’s so funny that it is color coded.
I chose the decaffeinated and second to the lightest one.
Babe and I while enjoying the food! Shot by Khaezel :)
Thank you so much Openrice for the invite!
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It was my first time to attend an event realated to technology. I’m not a techy person and I’m really not that updated when it comes to gadgets but since I decided to make my blog a lifestyle type, I think this is the best way to start writing something about technology.
So there, last October 11 marked the date of the launch of these Ipod accessories from UK.
The event started with a performance of this band while the VIP’s. bloggers and some guests enjoyed the cocktails and drinks from Craft Bar.
Miguel Cruz, Gear4 Product Manager introduced the products
The Renew SleepClock is the only alarm clock designed to help you sleep better. The non-contact sleep monitor will help lull you to sleep and wake you up at the best time with your favorite music so you start your day feeling refreshed and happy.
The Unity Remote is the ultimate iOS universal remote Solution. Control your home entertainment system, surf the net and post a status all from your iPad.
Airzone Series 1 is the flagship AirPlay enabled speaker dock from Gear4. It has enough vocal detail and instrumental imaging that will make it inspiring to listen to, not just to look at.
The HouseParty 4 Evo’s 30 watts of crystal clear acoustics and thumping bass will surely host many living room parties.
HouseParty Portable Wireless’ power management settings can squeeze out 16 hours of uninterrupted music. Perfect for those sun up to sun down beach bashes.
The Angry Birds series are serious 2.1 speaker systems with 30 watts of amplification. They will surely rattle more than a few sticks and stones to impress the most avid avian Fans.
3,390.00 SRP to 4, 990 SRP
With‘ apps’ being able to do almost anything imaginable, Gear4 created the SmartLink App. Free from the iTunes store, installing it will work wonders for a Gear4 SmartLink compatible dock. The app features a music player that allows access to your music library and display album artwork in full screen. It has an FM radio that can auto tune, save and organize your favorite radio stations. It adds clock and alarm functions that will sync to your iPod/iPhone/iPad. The app will tell you the current climate on the animated weather display and up to five days forecast to help you plan the week ahead.
Congratulations Gear4 Philippines for a successful launch!
For the techie person out there!!! Go grab your own gear4 speakers while it’s hot! Can’t wait to party with my StreetPary size 0 v2!!!
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