September 29, 2015

Honey Creme Premium Soft Ice Cream Opens in the Philippines- SM Aura Premier

The first Honey Creme shop in the Philippines opened last September 19 at the SM Aura Premier in Taguig. Filipinos finally had a taste of Taiwan’s premium Korean-style soft serve ice cream which has been hitting Southeast Asia by storm. With long queues filling its branches in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia, the trendy soft serve ice cream chain is also expanding soon in San Francisco.

Honey Crème uses only the finest ingredients from around the world to ensure the quality that goes into every cone or cup. Premium selection of raw, healthy, and organic toppings such as honeycomb, mixed grains, caramel popcorn, and even cotton candy, will surely excite every ice cream lover's taste buds.

To celebrate its opening day and to welcome its first lucky customers, Honey Creme offered a Buy One Get One promo for their premium soft-served ice cream. We were lucky to be invited for a sneak peek on some of Honey Creme's bestsellers before their opening day.

Caramel Popcorn in cup (P165)

Jack 'n Jill All New Chippy Twisters in Taco & Spice and Cheese & Lemon

Jack 'n Jill gave a whole new twsit to the classic Chippy snack. The corn chips favorite with the same crunchy goodness that Pinoys have loved for years, now comes in a new twisted form. Introducing, the all-new Chippy Twisters in limited time only flavors: Taco & Spice and Cheese & Lemon.

pH Care Naturals in New Papaya and Guava for Natural Care "Down There"

Everyone seems to be going all-natural and organic these days, from food to health supplements, to plant and animal extracts, and even personal care and beauty products. Why not? Natural and organic products certainly have addressed our woes and concerns more effectively than any other substitutes.

This is why the folks behind best-selling feminine wash, pH Care, bottled up nature’s wonders through two popularly used natural ingredients- Papaya and Guava Leaves, to come up with their all-new pH Care Naturals line in pH Care Naturals Papaya and pH Care Naturals Guava.

September 26, 2015

Cedar Salon Balayage with Schwarzkopf Professional in San Juan #MeTimeAtCedar

Some people say: Your life may not be perfect, but your hair can be. Hair is often referred to as the crowning glory of a person, hence, it must be well taken care of . One cardinal rule with women: no one is allowed to rush, interrupt or cheapen her salon experience. Women understand how 'holy' and precious these hours of beautifying/pampering themselves are, to help build self-confidence, and at the same time, improve one's state of well-being.

I am guilty of breaking this rule most of the time. Aside from having the lame excuse of "not having time", I don't think I'll be able to give my 100% trust in someone to cut, style, or color my hair other than myself. Yes, I've been cutting and coloring my hair on my own since college. I just feel more secure when I personally do my hair as I know that should anything go wrong, there's no one else to blame but myself.

Finding a good hair salon for hair coloring services can be quite difficult- you have to consider the products they use and the expertise of their hairstylist. Fortunately, Cedar Salon in Wilson, San Juan attempts and succeeds to fit the bill. No more worrying about color damaged hair as Cedar Salon only uses products made and used by professionals. Coupled by a team of highly trained hairstylists, one can fully surrender to an ultimate relaxation and holistic pampering experience.

September 23, 2015

Wingstop UAAP Sports Snack Bundles Invade the Arenas for the UAAP Season 78

It's the time of the year again when university students wear their colors proud, as the most anticipated sports event of the year starts- the UAAP 78th Season. Get ready for lively music blaring from the speakers, cheers and chants echoing from one end of the arena to the other, as fans of all ages clad in their school colors, create an infectious energy that is as competitive as it is celebratory. The way the fans cheer, one would almost think their team had already won. But it is not always all about the about the trophy- it is about the spirit of the game. And to complement this annual celebration, Wingstop, the go-to grub for sports events, is featuring their wide selection of flavored wings to inject excitement to every game. Introducing, Wingstop's UAAP Snack Bundles to make every game even more exciting while watching your favorite sports team battle it out. Just like the UAAP sports competition, Wingstop is all about hustling, keeping it real, and having a good time. And when it comes to sports, the call to flavor is the same: Let’s Get At It. 

Choose among Wingstop's 10 savory, sweet and spicy flavors to match your school spirit, and appetite. Hold on to your Atomics for those close calls,  enjoy your Garlic Parmesans and Louisiana Rubs between breaks, and load up on your Mango Habaneros to warm up your taste buds before the victory party feast. 

This UAAP Season 78, don’t miss out on the fun and make ordering the Wingstop bundles a part of your pre-game essentials. Choose from 2 bundle options that will surely make the game more fun and interesting for the whole barkada!

Bundle Option A (P1999)
25pcs wings, 25pcs boneless chicken bites, Texas-style fries, onion rings, chipotle rice, 1.75 liter Coke

September 21, 2015

Gandiva Archery and Cafe in Pasig- Channeling My Inner Katniss Everdeen

Gandiva first opened its doors at the SM Mall of Asia way back in 2009, with the hopes of popularizing archery as a sport, and offer an alternative hobby and one-of-a-kind activity to all sports enthusiasts out there. Long before Robin Hood, Legolas, Merida, Hawk Eye and Katniss Everdeen, there was Arjuna, the hero of the ancient Hindu epic poem Mahabharata, who possesses the mythical bow Gandiva. 

With the success and craze of archery films in the country, Filipinos learned to embrace the unique sport even more, and consequently supported Gandiva on its mission of becoming a one-stop-shop for fitness, focus, and fun. 

Gandiva recently relaunched its products and services at their new home in One Corporate Center in Pasig by introducing a two-fold transformation- an archery range in one side, and a vegetarian cafe on another. Thus the name Gandiva Archery Range and Cafe.  

September 18, 2015

Rosanjin Japanese Restaurant Tobanyaki & Kaminabe Dishes- SM Mega Fashion Hall

Rosanjin Japanese Restaurant is a casual dining spot at the 3rd level of SM Mega Fashion Hall. Amidst the aggressive restaurants around, Rosanjin remains as a humble restaurant serving classic Japanese comfort dishes. Just recently, they introduced their new specialties- Tobanyaki and Kaminabe

September 15, 2015

Daiso Japan Philippines Opens Newest Branch in Shangrila Plaza Mall!

Daiso Japan Philippines, the no.1 supplier of imported and quality goods, and one-stop-shop for all your needs, opens their newest branch in Shangri-la Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong few weeks ago. The opening also celebrates the winning case between Daiso Industries and Japan Home Center, wherein the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the former establishment to finally secure trademark rights.

I am a 100% certified Daiso fan, so when I got invited to the opening of their 42nd branch at Shangri-la Plaza Mall, I felt all giddy and excited! Daiso is my go-to shop for things I need. From kitchen tools, household products, quirky stuff, party decors and accessories, to even Japanese snacks. There is always something for everyone, plus the fact that almost everything in store is just P88! You just can't seem to leave Daiso empty-handed.

September 11, 2015

Choco Liquor Cakes by Maricar- Indulgent Chocolate Cake with a Kick!

Imagine rich chocolate bonbons, paired with a glass of luscious red wine, then baked into a heavenly and decadent chocolate cake. The result is an extremely indulgent concoction that will surely capture the hearts of chocolate lovers, red wine drinkers, kids of all ages, non-alcoholic drinkers and even pregnant and nursing moms out there. 

Introducing, Choco-Liquor Cakes by Maricar- sweet and tempting chocolate cake infused with a special blend of chocolate and mild liquor that gives a subtle kick in every spoonful. 

Burger King Grill and Chill Cookout with the Classic Whooper #MARKSBETTER

September 1, 2015- Burger King pays tribute to the famous signature Whopper with their very own Grill and Chill Cookout. During this day, The Choice 2015 winner for Favorite Fast Food Burger, Burger King, reintroduces their classic Whopper by celebrating the importance of grill marks in searing and locking in the delicious, authentic beef flavor of their well-loved burger. 

September 10, 2015

Kumori Toyohashi Pudding in Original, Green Tea, and Chocolate Flavor

After their much raved Hanjuku Cheesecake, Kumori Japanese Bakery now comes with another bestselling product- the Toyohashi Pudding. A delicious baked custard cream dessert made from farm fresh eggs and premium buttermilk cream available in 3 delicious flavors: Original, Chocolate and Matcha Green Tea.

September 7, 2015

Luminarc Dinner Series Introduces the New Vitro Blooming Collection at Cafe 1771

Last week, an intimate gathering of bloggers and foodies was held at Cafe 1771 to introduce Luminarc's new Vitro Blooming Collection.

Luminarc is known for their wide variety of modern and functional collection of glassware, dinnerware and other dining accessories. Originating from France, the new VITRO BLOOMING is an extended range of Luminarc’s Vitro cookware collection made by Arc International, the world-leader in glass tableware manufacturing.

September 4, 2015

Makati Shangri-la Celebrates Mid-autumn Festival w/ New Black Sesame Mooncake

Makati Shangri-La, Manila recently welcomed this year's Mid-Autumn Festival by launching the newest mooncake flavor in addition to Shangri-la's classic mooncake variants- Black Sesame.