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…

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…

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…

Wine all-you-can for 499 at Romulo’s Cafe

It’s the end-of-the-week and for me, it has been a long, long one. “Thank God, it’s Friday!”   If you happen to be in Jupiter, Makati; Tomas Morato; or Ayala Alabang area by tonight, do drop by Romulo’s Café and enjoy their Wine-All-You-Can at P499 from 530-730pm, Mondays to Fridays. It is the best antidote to…

3 fun things we did in Novotel Manila

Last weekend,  I decided to pack my overnight bag, and with my family, headed to Novotel Manila Araneta Center Hotel.  I anticipated a restful, contemplative weekend for me while my boys were gung-ho to try out all the facilities in the hotel. Here’s how we spent the weekend closeted inside the hotel: Enjoyed our rooms :  we stayed in the Executive Suite and,…

Papa Diddi’s is not just ice cream

Have you ever  been to Papa Diddi’s?  When they started out in Maginhawa St., the place could only seat around 8-10 people comfortably and offered select hand-crafted and artisanal ice cream. It started out as a tribute to Papa Diddi – an Ibanag lawyer, whose passion for law can only be matched by his love for Cagayan Valley  food. …

What must you order at Jing Ting?

It is hard not to like Jing Ting, the newest casual dining restaurant inside City of Dreams.  The restaurant features popular Northern Chinese dishes that are so familiar and compatible to the Filipino palate. Flavors are strong and robust, the serving is generous, food is freshly prepared and the prices are reasonable. Full Flavor : The Northern…

Mark the dates! August 15 and 16

There is one pizza and pasta chain that has been working so hard this year. They started the year with the launch of almost an entirely new menu – new pizza and pasta dishes as well as rice meals (yes, Filipinos love rice); then they held their Pizza War competition to encourage and challenge their own pizza chefs to come…