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,...
Welcome to the NEW Trip or Treats!

Welcome to the NEW Trip or Treats!

Welcome to the NEW Trip or Treats! Since I’m migrating to a new site, my old posts will slowly be added here. My Blogspot site will still be active while the transition is happening, but it would be best to refer to www.triportreats.com for new posts and updates. What do...
I Crave NY

I Crave NY

Manhattan. It is immeasurable to point out what I miss from living in New York. Afford me the sentiments to rekindle a notable few… My shoebox apartment, all 20sqm of it. Yes, my current bathroom is larger than my old pad. My North Face goose down jacket, which I resold...
EuroCruise 2010: Wine Tasting at Santo Winery, Santorini

EuroCruise 2010: Wine Tasting at Santo Winery, Santorini

After our walking trip to the town of Oia, our tour guide Arthur took us to Santo Winery for some Greek Wine tasting. Located at the village of Pyrgos in Santorini, SantoWines sits at the edge of the Caldera. Hence, the awesome view! I’m all for liquor consumption, and tasting the unique flavors...
EuroCruise 2010: The Celebrity Equinox

EuroCruise 2010: The Celebrity Equinox

OK, enough of cooking at home, and going out to eat! Must stop noshing even just for a week. Meantime, let me go back to the summer that was and show you the continuation of our EUROTRIP experience on the Celebrity Equinox. Yes! 11 nights on a humongous ship to travel around the Eastern Mediterranean....
Palau Dive Diary Part Uno

Palau Dive Diary Part Uno

I’ve semi-recovered from the shock and awe that is ZE Palau Dive Trip. Just enough for me to relive the madness to ToT and the readers who have a pretty good sense that, when it comes to scubadiving alongside travel, I go completely bonkers and stare all googly-eyed into the blue!...
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Scenes from Siena

Scenes from Siena

Same time last year, I spent a beautiful week in Italy with one of my favorite people in the entire world: my roommate, Chants. After a short but sweet stint in Rome, it was time to travel to our next destination. Roomie & I woke up early to get to the Sena Bus Terminal which...
The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Pierre Herme

The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Pierre Herme

Since I am on hideaway hiatus for the holidays, I found some free time to go back to one of my passions, which is writing. I always loved to verbalize my thoughts but would put on the back burner when things get hectic. I also need to continue my halted review of my Parisienne Macaron...
Holiday Goodie Giveaway: The BIG Holiday Outlet Sale 2012!

Holiday Goodie Giveaway: The BIG Holiday Outlet Sale 2012!

10 days left til the best Christmas gift sale of the season! The BIG Summer Outlet Sale 2012!!! When: December 21-23, Fri-Sun 10a-9p Where: SMX Convention Center, Hall 4, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City Who: FREE Entrance to ALL BPI and e-PLUS cardholders (w/ a valid ID)              –...
Sneak Peak: Burger Bar

Sneak Peak: Burger Bar

I’m  a major carnivore, and I love ordering my burgers like I’m concocting a complicated prescription for the perfect bite. So when I got word of this new burger joint that is super-soft opening last week, I knew I had to try it. Save for their logo’s homage to Shake Shack’s logo, the place is...
Its More Fun in the Philippines Video

Its More Fun in the Philippines Video

Share this to your friends around the world so they know why #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines!
Twitter 2k Goodie Giveaway: Suite Stay at Hotel Elizabeth (DONE)

Twitter 2k Goodie Giveaway: Suite Stay at Hotel Elizabeth (DONE)

CONGRATULATIONS to ROLLY NUNEZ! You are the winner of the Suite Stay Hotel Elizabeth Goodie Giveaway! Woot Woot! I know it is suuuuper long overdue, but THANK YOU for allowing ToT to reach 2k Twitter followers! As promised, Once I get past 2000, I’ll be doing a nice goodie giveaway and here it is! A...
Weekend Tidbit

Weekend Tidbit

I found this from my old blog. It is truth, elevated. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who...
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...
The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Fauchon

The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Fauchon

Fauchon at CDG Allow me to continue my Parisienne Macaron Marathon with the second installment: Fauchon Paris. I saw the hot pink kiosk at the departure shops at Charles de Gaule before my flight back to Manila. I could not resist to take a peek at their offerings especially when the display is as tongue...
Weekend Tidbit

Weekend Tidbit

Happy Weekend, everyone! I hope it’s more sweat and sea for you all… I’m heading out for some, myself. Chin chin!
The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Maison Laduree

The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Maison Laduree

Last June, I went on a mini-birthday trip to Paris. It was my first time in Paris, but I have been to different parts of France on prior occasion. Not that I never had the chance to go, but I always wanted my first time in Paris to be with the person who will love...
Sunday Stovetop: Quinoa Paella

Sunday Stovetop: Quinoa Paella

My mother has this nasty habit of opening all the cupboards in the pantry and nagging that I buy things that I don’t need, and they just expire or get forgotten. I always tell her that I always put these ingredients to good use. So one Sunday, after getting an earful from my ever so...
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...
Petit Cheese KitKat

Petit Cheese KitKat

I swear, people are out to sabotage me. Though I have a lot of goodies stashed in different crevices of my home, a lot of it come from caring people who think ToT should try this, or ToT cannot live without that. Case in point is my travel saveur Cheska who finds the most random,...
Listerine Natural Green Tea + Goodie Giveaway

Listerine Natural Green Tea + Goodie Giveaway

I am very particular about dental hygiene. To be honest, I just care about having nice bright teeth. I went through two rounds of braces, first to align my big teeth, and then a second time to realign them again after I became lazy to wear my retainers. This time, I have a permanent retainer...
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...
Trader Joe's Bite-Sized Finds

Trader Joe’s Bite-Sized Finds

During my recent trip to LA, I passed by Trader Joe’s to buy some goodies for a friend back in Manila. I love Trader Joe’s and used to go there on a weekly pilgrimage to by these artisanal, organic, and unique food items. It reminds me of your neighborhood grocer, gone bi-coastal. I also love...
ToT's DIY Guacamole

ToT’s DIY Guacamole

People always get shocked when they learn my abilities in the domestic sense, especially when they find out I know how to cook. When I was in LA, I made some guacamole that got devoured within minutes. I thought my friends were just hungry. Tonight I made some guac for the weekend since we had...

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