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Get Free Minis at Cupcake Lab's Grand Opening!

Get Free Minis at Cupcake Lab’s Grand Opening!

You all know how much I love Cupcake Lab, much more so because Ms. Cupcake Lab herself, Cay, is my bestest friend in the world. I was privy to the birthing pains of Cupcake Lab as she spent close to 6 months perfecting her delectable Red Velvet cupcake. Then, when she introduced other fantastic flavors...
Beyond Yoga Opens in Fort + FREE Classes!

Beyond Yoga Opens in Fort + FREE Classes!

I have a love affair with yoga. And even if I haven’t been practicing regularly, I have been looking for a studio that I can grow to call my homebase in Manila, as I haven’t really found one that can rival the studios I frequented in Santa Monica and in New York. So I am...
Save the Date: Cupcake Lab's Grand Opening!

Save the Date: Cupcake Lab’s Grand Opening!

Nothing can get me started blogging again like a sweet treat. And this is not just any other treat, but a labor of love from one of my best friends. Remember the madness that was my Cupcake Lab Giveaway? That’s when the world began to know Cay Cuasay and all her baked creations. Well, back...
Save the Date: Yummy Eats 2012 + FREE Tickets (DONE)

Save the Date: Yummy Eats 2012 + FREE Tickets (DONE)

Hold on to your appetites and save the date for another fun and food-filled event happening in Manila in a couple of  weeks courtesy of one of my favorite local foodie mags: Yummy Magazine.YUMMY Eats YUMMY magazine’s most anticipated eating and cooking fair is back! This second take on last year’s success promises double the...
Summer Goodie Giveaway: Sun Set (DONE)

Summer Goodie Giveaway: Sun Set (DONE)

CONGRATULATIONS to Christine Batiller! You won the Sun Set Goodie Giveaway! Sun’s up over the islands, and it’s HOT! And since I have no plans of hitting the beach anytime soon, I wanna give these products to  someone ready to get a tan and keep their skin safe while at the beach. Hawaiian Tropic Dark...
Featured: ToT in Lifestyle Asia April 2012

Featured: ToT in Lifestyle Asia April 2012

I was part of Lifestyle Asia’s April issue dedicated to travel. I talked about Copenhagen, one my fave cities.
Wrinkle-free with Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream

Wrinkle-free with Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream

So the other day, while getting myself ready, I noticed a double dose of white hair growing in the same root. Then, I started putting on makeup and noticed a very promising frown line in between my brows. I am also about to turn 29; my youth, as I know it, is officially over. Botox...
My First Impression of Impressions' Gourmet Sunday Brunch

My First Impression of Impressions’ Gourmet Sunday Brunch

I got this invitation in the mail from good friend Tessa, and I knew I couldn’t miss it. Tessa is notorious for her off-the-hook parties, fantastic prizes, and all-out fun games and programs. This time, it was a pre-Easter brunch get together before we all leave Manila for our Holy Week travels. The brunch was...
Save the Date: Best Food Forward + Goodie Giveaway Tickets

Save the Date: Best Food Forward + Goodie Giveaway Tickets

Save the date for the second installment of the much-awaited benefit food fair this summer: Best Food Forward! All the foodies in the metro can dine to their hearts’ desire in this 2-day, fun & food filled event on March 24-25, 2011 at the NBC Tent. Yes, that’s this weekend already! And even if you’ll...
Middle Eastern Mediterranean Fare at New World Hotel's M2M Cafe

Middle Eastern Mediterranean Fare at New World Hotel’s M2M Cafe

I love mezze as much as I love sauces. I also love spices and exotic flavors and the flavors of the Middle East as well as the Mediterranean. When New World Hotel added Lebanese sous chef Malek Mahmoud Elsafadi to their team, they added a Middle-Eastern Mediterranean section to their daily lunch & dinner buffet...
J.Co Introduces J.Pops to Manila

J.Co Introduces J.Pops to Manila

You know what they say… the best things come in the smallest packages. Only a week left until J.Co Donuts & Coffee opens its Philippine flagship store at The Strip in Megamall (building B)! Remember my post about the uber-yummy designer donuts that J.Co carries? Well, not only do they have a mouthwatering assortment of...
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...
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 :...
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...
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...
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...

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