Sunday, April 30, 2017

Easter Staycation at F1 Hotel Manila... it's all about family! + Mother's Day treat

Having a staycation in a hotel is a wonderful time to relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor without the hassle of going out of the country or even out of town to brave the traffic roads.  One must find the perfect place to stay and unwind in the city, enjoying the best of their amenities, simply put, leaving your worries behind and have a grand time... luckily we have our next home at F1 Hotel Manila.

You can say it has been a tradition already, a yearly stay at F1 Hotel Manila, countless times where we sat foot in one of the best business hotels in town, but it's not always about business, moreover it's all about family!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Eyes on you Sides!!! P33 Sides on Thursdays at Wingstop!

P33 Sides on Thursday celebrating Wingstop's 3rd Anniversary!!! 

Wingstop makes your Thursdays more exciting with P33 Sides!  Celebrating their 3rd year in the Philippines, Wingstop brings back the Eyes On The Sides promo!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lugang Cafe's Feast all-you-can is back for 2017

 Lugang Cafe Feast All-you-can 
is back for 2017

It's back! The most awaited FEAST ALL YOU CAN 2017 is back, Feast on UNLIMITED Xiao Long Bao, Taiwanese appetizers, soup & rice + one (1) dish from our House Specialties + dessert + special iced tea!

All these for only P588! Now who want's in!!?!!

Personalize your coffee and discover which suits you best! Try the new beverage recipes created by Starbucks baristas

Starbucks has been known to handcraft every beverage to fit your needs, with a level of personalization that creates the perfect customized beverage every time. It’s not unusual to find your Starbucks barista suggest ways on how to personalize your usual beverage from time to time. After all, it’s the best way to discover your next favorite beverage.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Xia Vigor leads Jollibee’s Jolly Spaghetti’s sweet-sarap dance in new made-for-digital video

Jollibee welcomes Xia Vigor to the Jollibee family with the sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti!

The best tasting, sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti has been known to bring out the joyful kid in both kids and the kids at heart.  Jollibee recently uploaded a made-for-digital video featuring its newest endorser, multi-talented child star Xia Vigor, leading the Jollibee sweet-sarap dance.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Piccolo Kids Club’s Hop Hop and Away

Kids and parents celebrated Easter Sunday with a day full of workshops and activities with Piccolo Kids Club’s Hop Hop and Away.

Held last April 16 at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s function rooms, the Easter celebration started with giving glory and praise in the holy mass. Soon after, the activities began as the kids got their journey maps that will lead them to the exciting workshops and shows. Kids enjoyed the luggage making, wherein they were able to decorate the provided luggage with anything they like. Treating the sweet tooth with a cupcake decorating workshop. The hotel’s very own pastry chefs were present to help and teach the kids how to do it, the expert way. 

Bite into the NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo

McDonald’s introduces the all NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo! It's Hot! Hot! Hot! It's the hottest chicken in town! McDonald's give you your favorite Chicken McDo coated in a hot and zesty sauce for a hot, delicious twist. A different take on buffalo-style chicken, it will leave you wanting more after the first bite.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Home sweet home: Enjoy modern tea time in your most comfortable space

These days, we all need a little down time at home to recharge from our hectic work schedule. With everything going at a fast pace, sometimes we need to just stop and reflect on how we should go about our day and our responsibilities. Good thing, one of the most refreshing and soothing drinks from Starbucks, the Starbucks Teavana™, can also be enjoyed at home.

Immerse yourself in a modern tea experience in the comfort of your own home with Starbucks  Teavana Full Leaf Tea Sachets. Here are some of Teavana variants perfect for every mood.

1. When you need a refreshing drink. Hibiscus Herbal Blend’s bright tropical notes of juicy papaya and mango combined with citrus lemongrass makes for a refreshing naturally caffeine-free blend. Aside from being an invigorating drink with a slight tartness, it also has extraordinarily deep fuschia color coming from the Hibiscus flowers that makes it more exciting.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BPI treats you to Starbucks!!!

BPI treats you to Starbucks!

Use your BPI Credit Card for a minimum straight purchase of P3,000 and get a P150 Starbucks eCoupon. Follow these easy steps to enjoy our Starbucks treat today!
Promo runs from April 17 to July 17, 2017
Redemption Period is from April 17 to Sept. 17, 2017
CLICK HERE for more info and branches 
you can avail of the promo.

A maximum of 60 eCoupons per cardholder is allowed for the whole duration of the promo.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Welcome the summer heat with Starbucks new Frappuccino Drinks and New Starbucks Cards!

New Pop'Zel Coffee Frappuccino and 
returning Roasted Marshmallow S'mores Frappuccino

Starbucks celebrates summer with great summer Frappuccino offerings with fun vacations in some of the most wonderful destinations in the country. From globally-renowned tropical getaways like Boracay and Palawan to cold destinations like Baguio or Banaue, summer is a season to bond with friends and family.

To make summer more exciting and refreshing, Starbucks is introducing a new Frappuccino® flavor and will bring back a well-loved flavor from last year. This summer, get ready for an unexpected throwback as Starbucks brings together two of our childhood favorites—popcorn and pretzels—in one delectable drink. Pop'zel Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Beverage is blended with delicious popcorn and pretzel syrup and topped with real caramel popcorn and salted pretzel over whipped cream.

P5 Bulgogi Treat on Sariwon's 5th Anniversary!!!

It's Sariwon's 5th Anniversary on April 20, wow it's that fast already!  I remember when I blogged about it last 2012 as one of the best authentic Korean Bulgogi's in town, check out my blog post here

So to avail of this offer just order any of their A la Carte Grilled Beef items and get Sariwon Bulgogi for P5 only! Offer applies to both Sariwon branches.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cusina ni Lola featuring Chef Tatung at Pan Pacific Manila

Filipinos love food, period.  That's a fact! Apart from their warm smiles and great hospitality, Filipinos value family, thus family-oriented gatherings and reunions are just but the usual household occurrence.  With these occasions come Lola's (grandmother's) homemade recipes, made with love, to delight every member of the family, no wonder Lola's hold such an inspiration to our young ones.  With it are these culinary creations by our Lolas that each Filipino hold so close to their hearts.

Cucina’s first culinary stop with the new chef

Crispy Skin Duck Confit on Braised Red Cabbage with Caraway Seeds and Piquant Orange Sauce
As Marco Polo Ortigas Manila welcomes a new Executive Chef, start a new culinary journey and discover Chef Alisdair Bletcher’s signature dishes whose flavours please even the most finicky gourmand.

Bringing in over 40 years of culinary experience in the hospitality industry, Chef Alisdair has gained his expertise from several luxury international hotels and resorts such as Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, and China, to name a few. He was most recently assigned as Executive Chef in a luxury resort and spa, and private island in the beautiful Maldives.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

FREE Ice Cream at Novotel Manila's Ice N Cream Opening!

Summer is here at Novotel Manila 
Araneta Center!!!

Are you feeling the heat!  With summer temperatures rising to the upper 30's, better get hydrated all the time, and don't forget to cool up and with that Novotel Manila Araneta Center gives us the coolest and sweetest reasons to beat the smoldering summer heat!

  Visit Novotel Manila Araneta Center on April 16th onwards - as Ice N Cream by Novotel, the newest ice cream destination in town and get a loads of their fun, creative and most of all delicious ice cream flavors!

10 must-try Baskin-Robbins all-time favorites

 If there is one thing that can make people instantly happy, it’s ice cream! And for more than two years in the Philippines, Baskin-Robbins has done just that: bring instant smiles to millions of Filipinos around the metro with so many exciting ice cream flavors!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spending Easter at Shangri-La Residences... and I want to stay here forever!!!

Celebrating Easter at Shangri-La Residences at the Fort, where the city comes alive

An Easter staycation in the city,  staying in Manila this Easter Weekend?  Actually while most of our family and friends are out of town, populating those seaports and airports, we are left in the city to enjoy the spoils of a quiet city, no traffic, no hassle, no stress!

But while you may envy them, we can also have a great time here in the metro with a fabulous staycation at the metro, specifically Shangri-La Residences at the Fort, my new home in BGC Area.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Max's Chicken All-You-Can is back for 2017!!!!

Max’s Chicken All-You-Can 2017

It's back!!!! Finally, after a long drought Max's Chicken All-You-Can is back for 2017.  For a limited time only, Max's Restaurant brings back their famous promo "Chicken All-You-Can".  

I have been craving for this offer for the longest time, since I missed out on the last due to the super long lines... but am so glad they're finally back.  This time I'm gonna make sure!  Now how does this go.... read on to find out.

A staycation to remember for a lifetime this Easter at Shangri-La at the Fort

Holy Week Retreat
Book a Deluxe Room or Premier Suite from April 7 to 16  for at least 2 nights, starting at Php8,100 ++ (Php9,906 net) for a Deluxe Room, with the following benefits:
  • Accommodations for 2 adults and 2 children below 12 (No Extra Bed)
  • Daily breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children below 12
  • Themed turn down amenity
  • 50% off Adventure Zone passes for up to 2 kids below 12. Discount is valid on any date of the promo except for Easter Sunday, April 16. Families who book on April 16 can get 20% off the Easter Activity at Adventure Zone.  They can purchase a maximum of 2 tickets with the discount.  After the second ticket, it is at full rate.

Upon check-in, guests have a chance to win a GC for a 2nd night free when they pick from the fish bowl at the front desk.

Easter 2017 at Makati Diamond Residences

Holy Week Staycation at
 Makati Diamond Residences
Families are sure to delight in a luxurious experience at Makati Diamond Residences, with each guestroom stylishly adorned in European and Filipino furnishing from Calligaris, Bo Concept, and Las Palmas. 
Special features and amenities complement your overnight or extended stay, including a fully equipped kitchenette, convection stove, microwave or oven, larger shower and bath areas and a 55 inch LED television. Book our Holy Week Room package starting at P 5,000 for a 41 Sqm Studio and P 7,000 for a 64 Sqm One Bedroom Suite and get access to complimentary Wi-Fi, access over 5,000 newspapers and magazines with PressReader and a range of leisure amenities including our Indoor Lap Pool, Fitness Center and TRX Studio. Add P 500 per night and get your stay with buffet breakfast for two. 

Easter Festivities this 2017 at Raffles and Fairmont Makati

It’s the season to gather with family over Easter festivities at Raffles and Fairmont Makati. Throughout the month of April, the young and young-at-heart are invited to celebrate with luxurious staycations, Easter-themed activities, and gastronomic affairs.

Start off Easter by planning a family getaway from April 7 to April 16. At Fairmont Makati, rates start at PHP 6,900. The Easter room package includes breakfast buffet at Spectrum for two, a 20% discount on a la carte treatments at the Willow Stream spa, and 20% off when dining in food and beverage outlets.  On the other hand, at the luxe all-suite Raffles Makati rates start at PHP 12,900. The special offer includes an American breakfast buffet for two at the hotel’s elegant brasserie Mireio, Classic Afternoon Tea and evening cocktails for two at the Writers Bar, a 20% discount on massage treatments at the Willow Stream spa, and 20% off when dining at food and beverage outlets. Families staying at the hotel can also enjoy complimentary breakfast buffet meals for children ages 12 and below. 

City of Dreams Manila Marks the Lenten Season and Easter with Various Offers

Luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila gears itself for the Lenten and Easter holiday season with a host of activities to suit various inclinations, from church visits to exciting Easter-themed promotions for rooms, dining and events during the Holy Week.   

Families looking to unwind amidst a modern and vibrant oasis can avail of a staycation at Nobu Hotel Manila that also offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the nearby Shrine of Jesus church from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday. The Holy Week Retreat package, which is available from April 9 to 16, consists of a two-night stay at P18,300 net or three nights at P24,800 net and includes: a luxurious accommodation for two persons with buffet breakfast at Nobu restaurant, DreamPlay passes for 2 adults and 2 children, daily Aqua Zumba classes, gym and pool access. Children under 12 years old are free of charge, if sharing room with parents. Daily breakfast at Nobu is complimentary for 2 adults and 2 children, 5 years old and below. For children ages 6-12 years old, buffet breakfast is 50% off the adult rate.

Sweet Easter Retreat at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

An Easter egg is bringing a special surprise this coming holy week! Join us as we bring exclusive benefits when booking a room this holy week. Have a sweet Easter egg-scape with room offers that are perfect for the holiday retreat.

Indulge in an overnight stay with the whole family and enjoy breakfast for two adults and two kids aged 6 years old and below at Cucina. Starting at Php 5,850 this special rate comes with 20% savings on Piccolo Kids Club’s Hop Hop and Away activity that will happen on April 16. This day full of activities for the little kids includes workshops such as luggage making, and cupcake decorating. Play around and meet new friends at the play area. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sign your kids up for the bigger and better McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop! Now on it's 25th year!

Celebrate summer fun with McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop's newest and biggest program

Summer is the perfect season for letting your kids learn and experience new things, and with McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop, they can do just that!

Now on its 25th year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop is McDonald’s flagship family program that gives kids an opportunity to experience in-store restaurant training and learn time-tested values such as teamwork, hard work, discipline, responsibility, and sharing.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Forbes Travel Guide Awards Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila General Manager, Frank Reichenbach, received the hotel’s Five-Star award from Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury travel since 1958, in The Pierre, New York.

With over 1, 468 winners in 42 countries across the globe, 22 of these are newly rated as Five-Star hotels. It is the first time that a property from Manila has made it to the list.

To celebrate this year’s award, Star-Rated winners were invited to the Forbes Travel Guide All-Star Celebration. Attendees enjoyed selections of dishes prepared by award-winning chefs and legends of the international culinary world, including: Jose Garces, Amada; Christian
Pratsch, Asiate; Daniel Boulud, Daniel; Mario Batali and Joe and Lidia Bastianich, Del Posto; Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean-Georges; Geoffrey Zakarian, The Lambs Club; and Michael White, Vaucluse.

Exquisita Comida Española at Corniche, Diamond Hotel Manila

Savor Spanish culinary classics in a grand celebration at Diamond Hotel Philippines entitled  Exquisita Comida Española, a Spanish Food Festival at the hotel’s premier dining destination Corniche from April 3 to 9, 2017. Discover authentic Spanish favorites and get to know the hotel's newest Spanish Executive Chef Francisco Coque. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hoppin’ Easter Eggscape at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Gather up and go hippity-hopping this Easter as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila cracks the bunnies’ egg surprise for all guests.

Join us as we hop ‘n hunt for egg-citing treats and a day full of fun activities for the little kids as Piccolo Kids Club presents Hop Hop and Away. Enjoy workshops such as luggage making, and cupcake decorating. Play around and meet new friends at the play area. Watch the amazing magic show and balloon twisting. Paint eggs and hang it at the Easter tree. For rates starting at Php 1,400, have fun in all of these together with an Easter brunch. Even moms and dads are welcome to join, too. Special gifts will be given. Enjoy 20% savings when you dine in on April 16.

Starbucks officially welcomes summer with the Summer Frappuccino Grand Launch at SM Mall of Asia Atrium

Starbucks Grand Summer Launch
April 8 - 9, 2017
SM Mall of Asia Atrium

Celebrate summer with us this weekend. Enjoy fun games and activities, a live band performance and be one of the first to enjoy Starbuck's newest Frappuccino®. 

Bring the family along and enjoy the fun and exciting booths designed to kick-off the summer vibe.

Simply purchase at least one (1) Starbucks summer destination merchandise at the launch to get an event pass. See you there!

Summer awaits at Starbucks!

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Monday, April 3, 2017

We Steak and Wine Seriously here at Sage Bespoke Grill

Sage Bespoke Grill

Sage Bespoke Grill, Makati Shangri-La's pride in giving you the best steak experience brings to us "We Steak and Wine Seriously" An offer too hard to resist, with unlimited wine to bring out the bold flavors in every steak you desire.

Let us take you to steak heaven with an experience to behold at Sage Bespoke Grill... and it starts now.

Sage Bespoke Grill

Every sumptuous feast starts with an appetizer, but while we wait, Sage Bespoke Grill serves up freshly baked bread hot off their ovens with creamy herbed butter, tomato salsa, and nutty pesto, now let's go to our appetizers.

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