Thursday, February 21, 2019

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila makes history with third consecutive Five-Star Hotel Award from Forbes Travel Guide


Filipino Warmth and Hospitality Acclaimed Among World’s Best

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Marco Polo Ortigas Manila as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for the third consecutive year. Part of Wharf Hotels, the Philippines’ first sky hotel will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Celebrating Love this Valentine's at Cocina Peruvia



It's Valentine's Day today! Expect heavy traffic everywhere, long lines at restaurants and flowers at every corner you may go!  No, Valentine's is not just for couples, they are for the singles as well.  Valentine's is a celebration of love, love for a friend, a neighbor, a family member or love for yourself.  It has been one of the most loved, and also one of the most hated day in a year.... oh what a day you are indeed, Valentine's Day!

Well, have you got plans yet for this Valentine"s Day?  Well, if you still have not planned it out yet, and you just gotta get out of it all, do make that visit to Cocina Peruvia, one of the most underrated restaurants we have in the metro.  We have been recently to their Podium branch, and may I say the food is GOOD!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Experience Romance, Indulgence and Luxury at City of Dreams Manila this Love Month


City of Dreams Manila celebrates the season of love and passion with romantic offerings that include epicurean experiences at signature restaurants The Tasting Room, Crystal Dragon, and Nobu Manila; sweet treats from Chocol8 and Café Society; Valentine’s weekend acoustic nights at The Garage; a dreamy staycation package at Nobu Hotel; and revitalizing spa treatments at Nobu Spa and Nuwa Spa.


Monday, February 11, 2019

A Sweet Love Affair at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila


Join hearts with a celebration of all things sweet and lovely this Valentine’s month. Meaningful journeys make the most memorable love stories at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.

It’s time for romance. Complete the whole Valentine experience with the special someone with a romantic overnight stay on 14 February. Book a room and get a complimentary upgrade to Premier room, with an intimate dinner for the couple at the comforts of the room. The special menu includes U.S. MacDonald’s Premium Angus Beef Tenderloin and a bottle of Cadet d’Oc Chardonnay. Reservations may be made via resv.mnl@marcopolohotels.com or (02)7207777. 

La Festa Degli Innamorati with Villa Del Conte


No one is more passionately in-love with being in-love than the Italians. In fact, in Italy, they have a celebration called “La Festa Degli Innamorati” or Feast of Lovers, which lasts for four days to a month and is strictly celebrated between couples, where they exchange flowers, love notes, romantic candlelit dinners and delicious chocolates. 

This Love Month, Villa Del Conte shares the Italian tradition of La Festa Degli Innamorati with their Amore Gift Collection of creative, rich and authentic Italian chocolates masterfully handcrafted from Padova, Italy. You can choose from Villa Del Conte Amore Chocolate Gift Box that contains 115 grams of rich assorted pralines; Amore 5g square with 50% dark chocolate; Amore 100g chocolate bar; or Amore Crate Gift Set. 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Earth Pig Arrives at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila


New beginnings and new opportunities arise as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila welcomed the coming of the Earth Pig during the Lunar New Year.

As the award-winning hotel celebrates the New Year with its guests, this year’s festivities commenced last 5 February 2019, with the guidance of Feng Shui Master Chau Kam Shing, who led the Taoist Ritual Blessing Ceremony. Guests and members of the Hotel’s executive team gathered around at the ground floor lobby of the hotel for this special gathering. This was followed by the traditional eye-dotting of the lions and dragons, led by General Manager Frank Reichenbach, and hotel owners Mr. Samuel Po and Mr. Victor Co.

The Future of Smartphones: What we know so far about Vivo’s 2019 opening salvo


In 2018, Vivo cemented its position as the innovator of the smartphone industry—always introducing breakthrough technology. From the Vivo X21, the first to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, to the NEX series that boasts of additional impressive features such as a huge screen-to-body ratio, to name one. 

The consistently remarkable releases just gets everyone all the more excited for what Vivo will pull out its sleeves next. An unofficial image circulating the web, of what might be the speculated V15 or the latest in the NEX series, shows that it might bring in a groundbreaking pop-up front camera.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

All the Special M Bakery Desserts for the Perfect Valentine Surprise


Thinking of what to get your special someone this Valentine’s Day?  M Bakery introduces swoon-worthy treats perfect for that sweet surprise 

Any gesture to make your Valentine’s celebration special will surely brighten your sweetheart’s day. But this time, turn the notch higher and make your surprise extra sweet with these beautiful and equally delicious desserts from Manila’s latest hit bakeshop—M Bakery! 

The popular bakeshop, known for its freshly baked American desserts, releases a selection of Valentine’s-inspired versions of their classic offerings—and they are all Instagram- and drool-worthy that your sweetheart won’t be able to resist!

Nature Collection by Starbucks: Inspired by the charm of nature and beauty of wood

Gloria Wood Lid Glass
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s important to find ways to slow down. Some people recharge and re-center by spending some time immersed in nature - feeling the grass on their bare feet, taking in the earthy scents of a forest, and just seeing some lush greenery. Although this may sound like the perfect way to unwind, sneaking in moments of calm during our hectic day is actually easy and just as rewarding.

Now, Starbucks is helping coffee and nature lovers find Zen in their daily lives with its new merchandise collection inspired by a variety of wood finishes. The set features six different designs in classic and new shapes. Its minimalist design, chic wood finish, and warm neutral shades are an instantly calming sight that gives off the feel of nature.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Indulgently Auspicious Delights for the Year of the Earth Pig at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

Celebrating Chinese New Year 
at Xin Tian Di

Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated holiday in the world, from Asia to the rest of the world, it has blossomed through the years, just like in the Philippines, I remember the days where Chinese New Year was never celebrated in the Philippines as a whole, and I am glad to see how the Philippines has embraced Chinese culture as their own and is giving respect to the many Chinoys living in the Philippines.

Now it is celebrated all over the country and is a proclaimed holiday in the Philippines.  So much so that restaurants and hotels celebrate it with zest, from featuring functions for Feng Shui appreciation, to the many traditions such a Chinese calligraphy and the like, but most of all it is in the celebration of great tasting food!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Lee Kum Kee Announces Winners of 130th Anniversary Recipe Contest in the Philippines

(L-R): Mr. Ryan Cruz, Ms. Venus Lorraine Moral, Ms. Patricia Mejorada, Mr. Linus Reyes
Home business owner took home HKD 13,000 for her signature recipe


In celebration of its 130th Anniversary, “Lee Kum Kee 130th Anniversary Recipe Contest” was launched in 2018 globally to look for the best recipe created with Lee Kum Kee sauces and condiments. The competition received close to 500 entries worldwide, of which 50 came from the Philippines (https://130.lkk.com/winner-announcement/). On January 22, 2019, a Prize Presentation Ceremony was held to award the country’s two regional winners.

Home-maker and small business owner Ms. Venus Lorraine Moral took home the Most Liked Recipe Prize with her own version of the beloved Pinoy Local Empanada (https://130.lkk.com/recipe-detail/?rid=706) using Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce. The mother of one has been using Lee Kum Kee products in her home business for more than eight years. Sharing her passion for good food, Lorraine loves joining online cooking and recipe contests. The winning dish is her family favorite. As a cook, Lorraine loves using Lee Kum Kee products for its consistent taste, which makes every dish more delicious. As the winner with 2,370 online votes, Lorraine took home HKD 13,000 in cash (approximately PHP 87,000) and a gift package of Lee Kum Kee products. To find out Lorraine’s award-winning recipe for Local Pinoy Empanada, please visit https://130.lkk.com/recipe-detail/?rid=706

Friday, February 1, 2019

Chinese New Year Traditions at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila


Celebrate auspicious beginnings as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila ushers abundance with the coming of the Earth Pig. Welcome a flow of luck, fortune, and happiness starting this festive season.

A true tradition through symbolic delicacies that bring abundance. Indulge in auspicious and staple glutinous rice cakes for that stroke of luck. Choose between its two forms: the gold bar, which is available boxes of one and two pieces and in brown sugar flavour; or the traditional round variant, which is available in orange and brown sugar flavours. These nian gao are available starting at Php 798.

Overflowing HOPE: Starbucks builds another classroom with Hope in a Bottle


Ever since it was established in the country in 1997, Starbucks has always been known to brew handcrafted beverages for coffee lovers. Since 2012, however, the company has also been brewing opportunities for young Filipinos to better their lives through simply serving Hope in a Bottle.

In partnership with Hope in a Bottle, Starbucks Philippines (Rustan Coffee Corporation) has been retailing the purified drinking water in their stores nationwide, to generate funds needed to build public school classrooms in areas where they are most needed. Upon construction, the facilities are donated to schools identified by the Department of Education Adopt-A-School program, to help address the problem of classroom shortage. The department is set to deliver 81,000 classrooms to address the shortage which affects more than 2.5million students.

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