Luxurious dining at 22 Prime

  Back in the years, when Chef David Pardo de Ayala and Chef Luis Chikiamko were the Discovery Suites Manila‘s superstar chefs, Adolf and I were frequent guests of the hotel. We spent our staycations, had our Fri-dates (and even stole Chef Luis from the kitchen to join us for kwento) and hosted our events…

Food Business Training that is almost free!

If you are a food business operator, practitioner or planning to start your own food business, you would want to attend this seminar!  Dine Philippines, in partnership with Globe, is touring the country to bring valuable food business training to food service operators and entrepreneurs.  On March 8, 2018 (Thursday), Dine Philippines brings four (4)…

Get to know how Essential Oils can help you

Come on, smell this lemon oil! How about combining drops of eucalyptus and tea tree oils to that? Smells so good, right? This my friend, with an added carrier oil, is the recipe for relieving common colds!  Simple, right? And the best thing? It works! Essential Oils (EO) is a big thing right now. Not…

Must-watch : A Comedy of Tenors

Are you ready for the coming long weekend? After napping (it was a stressful week!) and checking out the newest resto and bar in the city, watching this funny and entertaining Repertory Philippines is the next best thing to do. Ken Ludwig‘s “A Comedy of Tenors,” a play set in the mid-30s in Paris, draws…

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year (Part 2)

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year! Have you picked out a restaurant for the family to dine in?  In case, you are still looking,  here are 3 more places to welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with family and friends! Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Internationally-awarded, Lung Hin, one of the country’s premier Chinese restaurants, offer…

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year (Part 1)

Its another long weekend! Hooray! For the first time, the whole country will be celebrating the Chinese New Year come February 16 (Friday) as it is now officially a public holiday! It is the perfect time for families to gather together for a lauriat, watch the dragon dance, pick an ampao (money envelope) from the…

Stay Connected and Protect your Marriage

My husband, Adolf, and I will be celebrating our silver wedding anniversary come June this year.  While we have friends who have remained married as long (some longer) as we have, most of them have separated from their original spouses and remarried.  Whenever we were asked to give a talk to would-be couples or couples…

High Fashion, High Tea at Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

  Holiday Inn Manila Galleria (HIMG) surprised me with their fashion show invitation last January.  Oh, wonderful! Not a food event this time!  The hotel apparently partnered with the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines (FDAP) to be the home of their monthly fashion shows! And to kick-off this creative and trend-setting partnership, FDAP and HIMG launched…

Where to go on Valentine’s Day (Part 2)

A dinner would be wonderful for Valentine’s Day but what about a staycation instead? For those who are still looking for more options for Valentine’s Day, check out the offers of Diamond Hotel Philippines (Manila area) and New World Makati Hotel (Makati area) New World Makati Hotel Avail of the Sweet February package to enjoy…

Where to go on Valentine’s Day (Part 1)

Are you ready? Valentine’s day is eight (7)  days away and if you haven’t reserved a place for that romantic lunch or dinner, I have a few suggestions to make. Marco Polo Ortigas Hotel Go for that sweet gesture.  Decadent and beautifully decorated Valentine’s cake, chocolate hearts, pralines, and strawberry tarts are available at Café Pronto….

Have a taste of Manila Life at Terminal 3

My hubby flies in and out of Manila on a weekly basis and recently, he has been complaining of not having a place to work quietly or eat good food. Good thing, Marriott Manila finally opened their own Filipino restaurant inside NAIA Terminal 3.  Aptly called Manila Life, the restaurant celebrates everything good in Pinoy food. Ambiance :  The…

Halloween parties, anyone?

This weekend is set to be a bedlam with little costumed people running and roaming around the villages and commercial establishments.  Most kids these days  are so excited to wear costumes (yes, not just 1!) and have people give them candies and sweet treats as a reward for just being so cute!   And I feel you, parents! This is…