Monthly archive January, 2012
Procacci Panini Tartufati, Firenze

Procacci Panini Tartufati, Firenze

I stumbled by this small shoppe while walking along Via Tornabuoni in Florence. Ok fine, we were shopping; the street alone is a dead giveaway. It looked like a charming shop, and the word tartufati meant only one thing. It’s Truffle Time. Entering Procacci is like walking into a turn of the century purveyor of...
il Colosseo di Roma

il Colosseo di Roma

The monument that launched a thousand tourist traps. From afar, it looms like a giant celebrity, illiciting al fresco seating options even in the height of winter. Il Colosseo di Roma Originally named Anfiteatro Flavio after the Roman emperors Vespasian (who commissioned the Coliseum to be built in 72 AD) and Titus’ (who completed the...
50 Feasts Food Photography Class, Part deux

50 Feasts Food Photography Class, Part deux

Day two of my Food Photography Class with 50 Feasts was more interactive than the previous day’s lesson which was more about taking shots of pre-arranged sets. I was well rested for this class so was excited to finally get my hands dirty and show off my creative bone… if I even had one. As...
Save the Date: Boracay's Aria Cucina Italiana in MNL + Contest

Save the Date: Boracay’s Aria Cucina Italiana in MNL + Contest

Save the date for the 28th of January as Aria Cucina Italiana crosses the sea from Boracay and brings its cuisine to Manila. The modern contemporary restaurant is the best al fresco dining spot in Boracay since its opening in 2003. Known just as much for its sleek interiors as it is for their Mediterranean...
50 Feasts Food Photography Class

50 Feasts Food Photography Class

Instead of escaping Manila for the long weekend, I decided to stay in the city and maximize the 3-day weekend with some productive activities. I took a food photography class because one of my resolutions this year was to be better at everything I am already doing, and I refuse to add any new activities...
Featured: ToT on Leisure + Adventure Travel

Featured: ToT on Leisure + Adventure Travel

Late last year I was interviewed for the magazine Leisure + Adventure Travel, a spinoff mag from Lifestyle Asia. They asked me questions about why I love to travel and have itchy traveler’s feet. Here’s my feature on their December – January issue. (You can click the photo to read the article.) (You can click...
Yabu, House of Katsu

Yabu, House of Katsu

There was quite a buzz about this new Katsu place right before December, and I let it die down. Then my friend Cay literally drove me to SM Megamall just so she could introduce me to the new restaurant that she has been raaaaaving about. I agreed begrudgingly. She even bought me a pair of...
The Designer Donut by J.Co Coming to MNL

The Designer Donut by J.Co Coming to MNL

I passed by SM Megamall for an errand the other day, and saw the build-up announcement by The Strip area of Building B. I am getting excited. I am not a big donut fan. Admittedly, I never caught on the Krispy Kreme craze and only ingest them when I have no other breakfast choice. There...
Villa Borghese Gardens, Roma

Villa Borghese Gardens, Roma

After our first night in Rome, Roomie and I were very excited to see the city during the day. So after our breakfast in bed at the hotel, we dressed for warmth and headed to our first destination. Yes, the weather was so chilly we had to wear boots out. I love Roomie’s Corso Como...
12th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: ToT's Ultimate Lootbag (DONE)

12th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: ToT’s Ultimate Lootbag (DONE)

So I gave away 11 of the #12DaysOfChristmasGoodieGiveaways on ToT… and then I went on an Italian vacation. So now I’m back, and I want to make the last installment better than the rest! And perfect timing because it’s the Chinese¬† New Year coming up… so my final giveaway is: The Ultimate ToT Lootbag filled...
Featured: ToT on Table for Three, Please

Featured: ToT on Table for Three, Please

Table for Three, Please is one of the early blogs I followed when I got back to the Philippines in 2007. I was looking for the authority in food, and not just any normal restaurants. After living on different continents, I won’t lie and say that I became a little pickier on where to let...
Tourist Sights and Local Fare at Piccolo Buco

Tourist Sights and Local Fare at Piccolo Buco

So after a whole day spent by myself, unpacking, settling in Rome, lunching and gelato-ing. I was pooped. I was also excited for Roomie to arrive, since her flight was right around dinnertime, so I went back to Roma Boutique Hotel to take a nap and wait in anticipation for her arrival.When Roomie arrived and...
Creative Seafood at Ristorante Crispi 19, Roma

Creative Seafood at Ristorante Crispi 19, Roma

After getting settled at Roma Boutique Hotel, and after getting my luggage opened, I was famished for some late lunch. Since I was a bit disheveled from the happenings of my first day in Rome, I asked for a restaurant recommendation from Umberto, the Front Desk signor. He ushered me towards Via Crispi for a...
ToT Tells You Why It's More Fun in the Philippines

ToT Tells You Why It’s More Fun in the Philippines

Pictures Say A Thousand Words. Let me count the reasons why #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Naptime. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines (Bantayan Island) Monkey Business. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines (Philippine Tarsier, Bohol) Degustations. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines (Burnham Park, Baguio) Cleaning House. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Mines View Park, Baguio Isolation. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Bantayan Island Imitation Goods. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Lechon Bread, Pepita’s Kitchen Celebrity Stalking. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Tubbataha Reef Horsing around. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Pygmy Sea...
Chinese New Year's Edition of The BIG Binondo Food WOK

Chinese New Year’s Edition of The BIG Binondo Food WOK

The BIG Binondo Food WOK (Chinese New Year Edition): Nibbling Our Way Through Chinatown  Oh yes, its that time of the year again when we BINGE ourselves silly as we welcome the the Lunar New Year with a BIG, BIG BITE! It's the BEST time of the year to do the BIG Binondo Food WOK...
Malcolm's Turns 1 + BoGo on Burgers

Malcolm’s Turns 1 + BoGo on Burgers

I’ve never eaten at Malcolm’s, but I’ve been hearing some buzz about their made to order burgers. And since they are turning ONE on the 13th of January, they’re doing a BoGo (Buy One, Get One Free) promotion on their burgers on that special anniversary day in their Makati Branch! I don’t know about you,...
It Really Is... More Fun in the Philippines!

It Really Is… More Fun in the Philippines!

I’m excited for the Department of Tourism’s new campaign for the Philippines! Finally, after the fiasco of plagiarism last year, we can resurrect our reputations and show just how creative we are as a people, and just how fantastic the Philippines really is! Especially if you like banca rides… Commuting is pretty interesting here. Hello,...
Caffe San Marco aka Giansy

Caffe San Marco aka Giansy

After I checked in at the Roma Boutique Hotel, I had a few hours before my room was available since I arrived Rome very early in the morning. Roomie was still arriving later in the evening, and I was famished from the long flight. I walked around for a caffe that would be open near...
Roma Boutique Hotel

Roma Boutique Hotel

When the distance between a door to a hotel lobby’s wall is only about 3 meters… it’s usually not a good thing. Roma Boutique Hotel But if said hotel is a boutique hotel, you can be assured that charm and private comfort supercede spacious public areas over any day. What you see is what you...
Auguri from Firenze!

Auguri from Firenze!

Auguri from Piazza della Repubblica in Firenze! May this 2012 be as amazing a journey as my 2011 has been! Back from hiatus on Jan 3! How was your New Year’s celebration? Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

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