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June 2018

#Philippines, Baguio, Food

Baguio’s CAFE BY THE RUINS Opens Again!

Baguio’s well-beloved restaurant, Café by the Ruins, has finally reopened! Now you can enjoy your favorite breakfast items like champorado, home-made bacon, Ruins coffee and signature camote bread in the original location.

A year after a fire hit the iconic restaurant, the next generation of owners decided to make a comeback. While the signature facade remains intact, Cafe by the Ruins has been totally revamped, offering a fresher and more modern look but still providing the same old favorites from their menu.

Here’s what the new cafe looks like…

CAFÉ BY THE RUINS
25 Shuntug Rd, Baguio, Benguet
Operation hours: Daily – 7AM to 9PM
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +63 74 4424010
Facebook: Cafe by the Ruins
Instagram: @cafebytheruins

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#Restaurants

Run Rabbit Run: Curated Cocktail Wonderland @ Brgy Poblacion

Over the past year, Poblacion has quickly become a hot spot for hole-in-the-wall restaurants and watering holes with new happenings popping up almost every month. Recently opened Run Rabbit Run is the latest addition to Poblacion and they call themselves “your new local neighborhood cocktail bar.”

Run Rabbit Run will lead you down the rabbit hole towards its Wonderland – a place to escape from the day’s worries, stumble upon a friend or two, and delight over their curated cocktails. 

Step into their Poblacion hideout and see what they have in store:

Run Rabbit Run
4991 P. Guanzon st, Makati, 1012 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: Monday to Tuesday 6PM-1AM, Wednesday to Saturday 6PM-3AM, Closed on Sundays
Mobile: +63 908 897 0668
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: RunRabbitRun.ph
Instagram: @runrabbitrun.ph
Website: www.runrabbit.run

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#Philippines, Baguio

LE MONET HOTEL: Awesome Baguio Family Staycation!

My weekends in Baguio, always bring back childhood memories.

Baguio’s cool weather, pine trees, and classic activities such as horseback riding and strawberry picking make it our favorite family retreat.

Le Monet Baguio

One of our go-to hotels is Le Monet, located inside Camp John Hay, it is one of the high-class hotels in Baguio managed by Artstream Hospitality Management Group, Inc. (AHGMI), so expect notable facilities and service.

Staying here means you don’t need to go all the way to the city. Here you can devour on the best buffet breakfast spread, take a stroll with half a million pine trees as your backdrop, or enjoy horseback riding inside the Camp John Hay property.

Here’s why Le Monet will give you a perfect staycation and family bonding time in Baguio…

LE MONET HOTEL
Le Monet Hotel Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Website: www.lemonethotel.ph
Mobile: +6374 6610202 to 07 / +639175267049
Facebook: @LeMonetHotel
Twitter: @lemonet_hotel
E-mail: [email protected]

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#Philippines, Catanduanes

Catanduanes: Incredible Vistas of the East

Catanduanes is an island off the eastern coast of mainland Bicol. Considered the 12th largest island in the Philippines, its size is comparable to the province of La Union.

Catanduanes has the unfortunate fate of being labeled as the “Land of the Howling Winds” for its geographical location makes it susceptible to being the first to take the hit when storms ravage. With this, Catanduanes has continued to remain under the radar for most local and foreign tourists. On my recent visit, I came with zero expectations and left with a newfound appreciation for the island.

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Blogging

Announcing… Our Awesome Planet Digital Franchise!

Today, I’m opening the Alpha Program of the Digital Franchise Program of Our Awesome Planet, a leading food, travel and lifestyle online media company in the Philippines!

We are opening franchises for travel destinations (like Palawan), cities (like Baguio), school media (like DLSU), international destinations (like London or Taiwan) or for niche target markets.

We are piloting the program to prepare for the Beta Launch on July 20-22 at the Franchise Asia Philippines International Expo 2018 happening at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

 

What do I get with an Our Awesome Planet Digital Franchise?

• The exclusive right to establish your own Food, Travel & Lifestyle Media Business in your location or among your target audience.

• A partnership with the leading food, travel, and lifestyle online media company in the Philippines to develop and market your own media brand. 

• A branded sub-domain: www.OurAwesomePlanet.com/palawan or Palawan.OurAwesomePlanet.com from an established domain.

• The multi-social media platforms of Our Awesome Planet—Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube—as business leverage.

Website hosting, branding guidelines, training of your own media team and business development—all care of Our Awesome Planet.

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#Restaurants

The Red Piano Food and Entertainment: Does this Speakeasy Hit All the Right Notes?

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Is it a speakeasy, is it a lounge, is it a restaurant?  To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to define The Red Piano, and the concept behind TRP is something that’s hard to describe.  It’s like a hodgepodge of ideas that came together to make something that is totally unique and, at the same time, a little familiar.

This also reflects in the establishment’s menu where you’ll find a myriad of dishes from all over the globe like Southern US, Spain and Italy.  It’s a surprisingly eclectic approach to a restaurant that pretty much delivers.

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The Red Piano can be found on the bottom floor of Arya Plaza in BGC, Metro Manila. It’s off the beaten path, away from the busier parts of BGC, which is perfect if you are looking for a more laid-back casual dining experience.

The interior, with a modest dining area and bar on the first floor, looks small at first glance. The main dining area and lounge are located on the second level where guests can dine while enjoying live entertainment.

The Red Piano
G/F The Plaza, Arya Residences,
McKinley Pkwy, Taguig, Metro Manila
Hours: Monday 11:30am–11pm
Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am–12am
Sunday 11:30am–10pm
Phone: 0906 059 0411
Facebook: @theredpianorestolounge
Instagram: The Red Piano RestoLounge 

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#Travel, China

My Summer in Beijing (On My Own)

(Text & Photos by Aidan Diaz)

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Last Summer, I went to Beijing for a month and saw many beautiful places and ate delicious food.

I did further Chinese studies in Beijing on my own in the company of schoolmates.

Here’s the story of my summer in Beijing …

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Blogging

Learn How to Become A Digitalpreneur?!

2 more days to go. Hurry, register now!

Learn How to Become A Digitalpreneur

Get inspiring learnings from two of the biggest Digital entrepreneurs in the Philippines, Abe Olandres of Yugatech and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet. Learn how to succeed as a freelancer in today’s digital economy.

The workshop is open to all aspiring and existing freelancers.

Register for free now: http://bit.ly/7thPayPalFreelancerWorkshop

Happening on June 23, 2018 from 2 PM-5 PM at One Esplanade, J.W Diokno Boulevard, Pasay City. We are near Mall of Asia.

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How I Transformed My Passion into a Digital Online Business?!

Most people would ask me how I was able to quit my day job as a CIO of a multinational corporation and become a digitalpreneur with a leading food and travel media company in the Philippines.

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Ten years ago today, I resigned from P&G. I remember routing my resignation checklist for my separation pay and having doubts if I made the right decision, leaving a lucrative career and all.

Here are 10 tips that helped me transform my passion for food & travel into a successful business venture:

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#Philippines, Bacolod

VIANELLAS: Chic Flip-Flops to Wear on the Beach!

Negros’ favorite beach resort threw a beach festival and they did it in style!

Summer is over! But for the ladies who are still chasing that sun-kissed and Instagram-worthy photos on the beach, Vianellas has got you covered.

VIANELLAS, is a local flip-flop brand focused on simple, chic, and affordable beachwear by Negreñse designer Tanya Gonzales. The name itself has a witty meaning, “Viaje” a Spanish word referring to ‘travel’ and “Tsinelas” meaning ‘slippers’. This links closely to their philosophy of sharing the love for travel and the beach.

Their trendy designs are inspired by various famous beaches from around the world, such as Santorini, Santa Monica, Legzira, and Anzio.

Choosing the right sandals are a vital part of your travel wardrobe, and here’s why Vianellas would look good on our cute summer dress or even bikini.

VIANELLAS
Lakawon, Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental
Facebook: @vianellas
Instagram: @vianellas

LAKAWON ISLAND RESORTS & SPA
Lakawon, Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental
Website: www.lakawon.com.ph/
Facebook: @lakawonisland
Instagram: @lakawon
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +63 917 555 6979

Related Post: LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar! @LakawonIsland

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