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June 2015


HOUSE OF BAWAI at the Newly Opened Solenad 3, Nuvali (A Review) @NUVALIOfficial

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HOUSE OF BAWAI is an off-shoot of the popular Bawai Vietnamese Kitchen in Silang, Cavite, located at the new Solenad 3 Mall in Nuvali. The Tatlonghari family, which owns Bawai, joined forces with Rowena Mendoza of Rowena’s Tagaytay, and Jo Benasa for this latest incarnation.

The House of Bawai – Nuvali
Solenad 3 Garden, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Related Blog Post: Bawai, The Best Home Made Vietnamese I’ve Ever Tasted

I was happy to find that there are more yummy and healthy restaurant options in Nuvali now. Here’s a look at House of Bawai and the other new establishments that opened in Solenad 3…

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Travel + Fashion Takeover: How to Pack Stylishly Light and Travel Alone Safely (as a Woman)?

Travel + Fashion Takeover: ManilaTravel + Fashion Takeover: Manila is an inspirational workshop for women who seek to travel the world while maintaining their distinct style.

Viajera Filipino, in partnership with We Are Sole Sisters and Our Awesome Planet presents Travel + Fashion Takeover: Manila a workshop on Travel Planning, Fashion and Inspiration, with guest speakers Alexandra Jimenez of and Aleah Taboclaon of Solitary Wanderer. The event was held at A_Space Manila near Greenbelt 5, Makati.

We had a fun time learning travel tips and sharing our stories with everyone. Here are the highlights of the workshop…

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Awesome Festivals

Why Asia should be excited about @TheWorlds50Best Restaurants 2015 Awards!

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants (sponsored by San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna) is the definitive foodie’s guide to the year’s best restaurants from around the world. It started in London and is currently on its 14th edition, with two expansions–Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards–both on their 3rd editions.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards has been loudly criticized for being biased towards European restaurants, for being “opaque, sexist and priggishly self-pleasing” (according to Occupy50Best), and for featuring a static list with winners just changing positions.

I was able to witness the recent awards–long considered the Oscar’s of the culinary world–last night in Guildhall, London. I got a first-hand encounter with the people behind the awards, the academy chairs, the stakeholders, and most importantly, the biggest foodies in the world who patronize the list.

Despite all the criticism, here is why Asia should be excited about The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2015…

Related Blog Post: Asia’s Best Restaurants: What’s Awesome About @Asias50Best 2015? (A Filipino Perspective) 

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