Monthly archive February, 2012
Happy 5th Birthday, Nuffnang!

Happy 5th Birthday, Nuffnang!

I want to personally greet Nuffnang a happy happy fifth birthday! Yay! Thanks for picking me as your Blogger of the month, even if I have a few more days left. Here’s to more fun times with the Philippine blog community, and also South East Asia!
Haute To-Do: DIY Cheese

Haute To-Do: DIY Cheese

I did a bit of online shopping today, and I chanced upon Ricki’s Basic Cheese Making Kit. I’m a sucker for DIY kits ever since I was a kid. From jewelry making, to pottery, to wood burning kits, I’ve tried them all. And especially with the revolution for sustainable edibles, what better way to personalize...
Naumachia Ristorante Pizzeria, Roma

Naumachia Ristorante Pizzeria, Roma

Just like Piccolo Buco by the Trevi Fountain, it’s a rare find to discover authentic and delicious Italian restaurants by the Colosseum without being lured by the enticing view of the amphitheatre from your dining table. Roomie & I wanted meals that didn’t break the bank yet filled our appetites with quality meals. We decided...
ToT's Potluck Taco Salad

ToT’s Potluck Taco Salad

People who are close to me know how much I love a good cookout. At one get together, I learned this simple taco salad recipe from Cupcake Lab‘s Cay, and with some tweaking and add-ons, it’s been a staple at dinners which I prepare for family and friends. This is also great as a potluck...
Intown Luxury House, Roma

Intown Luxury House, Roma

Here’s a perfect example of the adage, great things come in small packages. This is the entrance to InTown Luxury House in Rome, a guest house hotel which Roomie & I stayed at on our last night in Italy. Although the entrance is a little underwhelming, Intown’s proximity to Via Condotti, the Spanish Steps,  and...
Aria Cucina Manila + Goodie Giveaway (DONE)

Aria Cucina Manila + Goodie Giveaway (DONE)

CONGRATULATIONS TO KAREN ANG! You won the P2000 GC to Aria Cucina Manila! Aria Cucina Italiana I’ve been planning to go 3 for 3 for my Boracay/Labor Day tradition, but since I’m planning on doing a little bit more traveling this year, and people’s schedules don’t seem to click, the closest I’m going to get...
Haute Find: Truffle Love

Haute Find: Truffle Love

Originally Posted on Haute Trot On my latest Roomie Reunion with Chants, we decided to meet in the middle and fly to Italy to ring in the new year. We visited Siena as well as San Gimignano in the Tuscan region, and had a very different shopping experience. No YSL in San Gimignano, ladies. But...
Be Your Own Barista Workshop

Be Your Own Barista Workshop

Always wanted to learn the ins and outs of making the perfect cuppa joe? How about mastering the fine art of steeping tea? Why not join Coffee Tea By Me Series, a practical workshop that allows you to BE YOUR OWN BARISTA. Now on its 2nd run, it was featured in www.spot.ph as TOP 20...
19th PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2012

19th PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2012

Save the date for the biggest travel sale in the Philippines! February 17-19, 2012 SMX Convention Hall, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City I buy most of my airline tickets at the expo, so if you already have your travel schedule at hand, this is the cheapest time and place to get all your 2012...
Sweet Surprise: Cupcake Lab's HazelNutella

Sweet Surprise: Cupcake Lab’s HazelNutella

I was impatiently awaiting what surprise or production would come my way for Valentine’s, when I got a sweet surprise from Cupcake Lab, my go to person for cupcake cravings. The perks of being a Cupcake Lab Rat: I get to try flavors before they are perfected for the masses. Cupcake Lab’s newest flavor :...
Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine

Valentine's Goodie Giveaway:  Sprinkles Cupcake Mix (DONE)

Valentine’s Goodie Giveaway: Sprinkles Cupcake Mix (DONE)

Congratulations to Gellina Dy! You won the Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcake Mix! www.sprinkles.com Before the birth of Cupcake Lab in Manila, I had a love affair with Sprinkles Cupcakes. Sprinkles began in Beverly Hills, California during my college days, and it was the ultimate sweet treat for me. www.sprinkles.com When I moved back to Manila,...
My Banana Cream Pie

My Banana Cream Pie

Right around the holidays, I was on the lookout for Nilla Wafers in Manila. I visited about 10 supermarkets, 2 S&Rs, called about 6 Rustan’s trying to hunt this elusive box of goodness down. Twitter followers wondered if I was experiencing cravings or just plain demented. I was in dire need of it because I...
Collaborate: ToT x Roomie for HAUTE TROT

Collaborate: ToT x Roomie for HAUTE TROT

www.HauteTrot.com Many of you know how clingy I am with my college roommate Chants. Not only do we G-Chat with each other on an almost daily basis, we also dream about our next grand reunion in another country, or continent. Individually, we are different personalities with distinct taste and style, but melded together, I think...
Queso de Bola Cheesecake: An Indulgence by Irene

Queso de Bola Cheesecake: An Indulgence by Irene

A bunch of my foodie friends began raving about this certain Queso de Bola Cheesecake a couple of weeks ago, and since I’m all about the convincing powers of WOM (word of mouth), I had to try it out for myself. I love cheesecake, but I prefer the cheesier type to the saccharine and jello-laced...
Featured: ToT as Nuffnang's Blogger of the Month!

Featured: ToT as Nuffnang’s Blogger of the Month!

I’m pretty stoked that Trip or Treats is chosen as Nuffnang Philippine’s Blogger of the Month for February! I’ve been using Nuffnang since I started blogging in 2009, and admittedly I don’t think I drive enough traffic to their ads, but apparently I’m interesting enough to be featured. Thanks to Thei and Trixie for the...
Promo: Be the King & Queen of Philly at The Cheese Steak Shop

Promo: Be the King & Queen of Philly at The Cheese Steak Shop

A lot of people are planning to dress up to the nines to treat their special someone this Valentine’s season. But for those who would rather get more bang for their buck in a casual yet inviting setting, The Cheese Steak Shop has a Valentine’s Royal Feast with the King & Queen of Philly. 1...
Beauty High Tea Series: Studio SnR x Bobbi Brown x Serenitea

Beauty High Tea Series: Studio SnR x Bobbi Brown x Serenitea

Ladies, Valentine’s is right around the corner, and so is your chance to update your make-up know how while sipping some yummy milk tea to boot. I love Bobbi Brown’s philosophy of individual beauty and playing up what you’ve got, and am excited to join the workshop next week. I’m even more excited to come...
Valentine's Goodie Giveaway: Romantic Dinner at Hotel Elizabeth Baguio & Cebu! (Done)

Valentine’s Goodie Giveaway: Romantic Dinner at Hotel Elizabeth Baguio & Cebu! (Done)

Congratulations to florissa benolerao and Glaiza G. Tomimio! You both win a Valentine’s dinner date for 2 at Hotel Elizabeth Cebu & Baquio. respectively. Part 2 of my Valentine’s Goodie Giveaway is as romantic and yummy as can be. Hotel Elizabeth and Trip or Treats is giving away a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner for Two  at...
Valentine's Goodie Giveaway: Couples Juice Cleanse by Juju Cleanse! (DONE)

Valentine’s Goodie Giveaway: Couples Juice Cleanse by Juju Cleanse! (DONE)

Congratulations Brian Ong! You won a Couples Cleanse from JuJu Cleanse! Check your email in a bit So my friends know what a fanatic I am about the next big health craze, and a couple of years ago, I fell in love with Juju Cleanse. I do their 3-day cleanse whenever I feel like I’m...

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