#Philippines

M Bakery Manila: Iconic ‘Sex and the City’ Cupcake Shop MAGNOLIA BAKERY Opens in Manila!

The cupcake shop that sparked the worldwide cupcake craze with its appearance on ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ is about to open its doors in BGC this August 22.

M Bakery (Magnolia Bakery) is most famous for their banana pudding and Instagram-worthy pastel cupcakes. But cupcakes only make up a portion of the desserts available; they have a full line of freshly baked products with rows and rows of cakes, cheesecakes, pies, cookies and puddings available on display.

What sets them apart from everyone else in the dessert field is that they bake everything on the premises. The desserts are made the old fashioned way—everything is made from scratch without the use of preservatives—just how desserts are meant to be!

Here’s a list of our top five favorite items on the menu…

M Bakery

M Bakery (Magnolia Bakery)
One Bonifacio High Street Mall
5th Avenue corner 28th Street, BGC, Taguig
Landline: 028479829
Facebook: mbakeryph

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Events

ANG HULING EL BIMBO: Of Sad Homecomings #AngHulingElBimbo2018

Ang Huling El Bimbo is a masterful piece of expert storytelling through the music of the Eraserheads, the most iconic rock band of the 90s. Their songs are expertly put together to build the story of friends who have lost their relationships, and their unexpected reunion years later.

Ang Huling El Bimbo is the latest original Filipino musical produced by Full House Theater Company (FHTC) and Resorts World Manila.

Here are my thoughts on the musical…

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Events

CRAYFISH PARTY: A True Nordic Feast @SofitelManila

Kräftskiva (the Crayfish Party) is a typical Swedish festivity that symbolizes the end of summer for Nordic countries, usually in August. Once reserved for royalty, the crayfish eventually became popular amongst the masses after Parisians took an interest, and the rest of Europe followed suit.

Now in its 6th year, NordCham Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila transports guests to a feast for the senses set in a Viking Village for the themed celebration of the Crayfish Party 2018.  Save the date for the 8th of September 2018 from 6pm onwards and get ready to indulge in a festive party.

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food

RICO’S LECHON MANILA: Cebu’s Best Lechon Opens its First Branch in Manila!

Cebu’s favorite lechon is coming to Manila this August 3!

Now, there’s no need to fly to Cebu if you’re craving for that perfectly roasted pig from the iconic Rico’s Lechon.

As the pioneer of the famous Spicy Lechon, the secret to their success lies in how they prepare the pig, seasoned only with traditional herbs and spices, and it has always been this way ever since owner Enrico Dionson started the business in 1997.

The menu also highlights other Filipino faves besides lechon. Rico’s has always been my go-to spot whenever I visit Cebu, and here’s why we couldn’t be more excited!

Rico's Lechon Manila

RICO’S LECHON MANILA
26th Street Corner 7th Ave
The Fort Entertainment Complex
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY
landline: (02) 828 9353, (02) 856 0470
mobile: +639 17844 7067
Facebook: RicosLechonOFFICIAL
website: www.ricoslechon.com

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#Restaurants, Food

HAWKER CHAN: World’s Cheapest Michelin-starred Restaurant Now in Manila!

What was once a humble hawker stall from Singapore, Hawker Chan, is now a fast-growing Michelin-star restaurant across the globe. Originally called Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice Noodle, the name Hawker Chan was adapted for its dine-in restaurants following the global expansion.

Chef-owner Chan Hong Meng first opened in Singapore’s Chinatown in 2009. Eight years later, he earned his first Michelin Star for the signature Soya Chicken Rice. Foodee Global Concepts, the group responsible for bringing Tim Ho Wan, Llaollao and Kam’s Roast to the Philippines, now adds Hawker Chan to their roster of international franchises.

Here’s our experience at Hawker Chan…

Hawker Chan
G/F Entertainment Mall, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 10AM – 10PM
Facebook: Hawker Chan Philippines
Instagram: @hawkerchanphilippines

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Travel, Food

Siargao Bleu

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Siargao Bleu, by far, is one of the better resorts we had the pleasure of staying in.  The unique design and architecture perfectly encapsulates, the laid-back provincial feel of the entire island.  And while it’s the only Triple A resort in Sairgao, the establishment doesn’t come off as too bourgie or high-class.

Perfect for a romantic getaway or with a small group of family or friends, Siargao Bleu is for people who love the island life and, at the same time, know how to relax in style.

 

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Located at the heart of Siargao and minutes away from Cloud 9 Surfing, the resort draws guests from all around the world.

Surfing season is the busiest time in  Siargao and the resort is typically booked.  The popularity of Siargao Bleu makes it one of the most frequented resorts on the island so booking ahead of time is recommended.

Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa
Tourism Rd, General Luna,
Surigao del Norte
Philippines
Phone: +63 917 772-4188
Email: info@siargaobleu.com.ph
Web: siargaobleu.com.ph
Facebook: @siargaobleu
Instagram: siargaobleu

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Mystery Rooms

BREAKOUT PH: The Biggest Breakout Room opens in Alabang!

Breakout Alabang

BREAKOUT PH Alabang has just opened and it’s the biggest branch yet!

Located on the 2nd floor Commerce Mall of Alabang Town Center, it has five rooms that are different from the other breakout branches. These are the Reunion, Fairy’s tale, Super Soldier, the Town, and BFF, which is said to be the hardest one to solve.

However, with all rooms having their own unique twists and design, each game will surely challenge both your teamwork and critical-thinking skills. So, here are some tips to help you on your next breakout adventure.

BREAKOUT PH (ALABANG)
2nd Floor, Commerce Mall, Alabang Town Center,
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Email: support@breakout.com.ph
Mobile: 0927-2571602, 0928-8214531
Instagram: @breakoutph
Twitter: @breakoutph
FacebookBreakout Philippines
Websitehttp://breakout.com.ph/

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#Philippines

Antidote: Makati’s Chill Rooftop Jellyfish Bar

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The first jellyfish bar to open in Manila, Antidote is one of the few bars in the Metro where you can and actually hear the person sitting across from you.

The lounge type bar features an 8m jellyfish tank which adds to the chill laid-back vibe that draws guests looking for a more intimate and relaxed experience in Makati.

Good food, good drinks and good music make Antidote the perfect alternative to the more hectic spots found around the Poblacion area.

 

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Located on the roof-deck of the 5-star I’M Hotel in the heart of Makati, Antidote is regularly frequented by both foreign and local guests.  Weekends are the busiest days, so those who enjoy mixed crowds of young to middle-aged professionals will have a good time here.

Antidote
Roofdeck, I’M Hotel
7862 Ave, Makati, 1210, Makati Metro Manila
Hours: Mon Tue Wed Thur Sun 5pm-2am, Fri – Sat 6pm-3am
Phone: +632 755 – 7888
Email: info@imhotel.com
Reservations: reservations@imhotel.com
Web: https://imhotel.com/antidote/
Facebook: @antidotebarph
Instagram: antidotebarph 

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Tagaytay

Qiwellness: 10-Course Yin Yang and Guest House Escape!

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Qiwellness is a secret Chinese-inspired Teahouse, Bathhouse, and Guesthouse in Tagaytay.  Designed by Budji+Royal, it’s a place for couples to celebrate special milestones or for close friends to party in an intimate setting.

We recently tried their first ever 10-course Yin Yang degustation at the Tea House and their Guest House Escape experience to celebrate 15 wonderful years together as a couple.

Here’s what to expect.  Plus, some tips in planning your own Qiwellness celebration…

Qiwellness Living
Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Mobile: +63 917 522-6969
Email: info@qiwellnessliving.ph
Instagram: @qiwellnessliving
Facebook: Qi Wellness Living
Websitehttp://qiwellnessliving.ph/

For inquiries or reservations for The Teahouse (dining), The Bathhouse (spa) or The Guesthouse (overnight accommodation), please email reservations@qiwellnessliving.ph.

Related Blog Post: Qiwellness Living: Secret Tea & Bath House in Tagaytay! (A Review)

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