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Abigail Javellana

#Philippines, Malaysia

Ipoh, Malaysia 2-Day Itinerary! (+Vlog)

This Ipoh itinerary covers the northwestern Malaysian city’s best attractions. From epic landscapes, to quirky street art, to iconic architecture, to mysterious temple caves, to fantastic accommodations. It even includes directions on how to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh!

Ipoh is famed for being the place where white coffee originated, but there are certainly a few more factors that make it charming to the wandering tourist. Check out my 2-day Ipoh Itinerary to get the most out of your visit…

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#Hotels, #Philippines

Amorita Resort Bohol: 5 Reasons Why?

Ready for a respite from the bustling Alona Beach? Look no further. Located atop a limestone cliff, Amorita Resort Bohol is undeniably one of the best eco-friendly and luxurious resorts in the Philippines. This perfect cliffside hideaway boasts a sweeping unobstructed view of Alona Beach, best enjoyed from its infinity pool and five-hectare property that overlooks the whole stretch. A bonus: there’s a hidden private beach accessible only to Amorita guests.

“Amorita” translates to little darling in Spanish. Our sweet and intimate stay at the resort undoubtedly lived up to this namesake.

Here are 5 reasons why you should stay at Amorita…

AMORITA RESORT
#1 Ester A. Lim Drive, Barangay Tawala, Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol
Manila Office: 
Unit 701 The Infinity Tower, 26th St., Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +632 856-1443 / 553-9549
Mobile: +63 917 861-9441
Instagram: @amoritaresortbohol
Facebook: @AmoritaResort
Twitter: @AmoritaResort
Website
www.amoritaresort.com

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#Philippines

Paragon by The Penthouse: Instagram, Shop and Dine at this New Lifestyle Store!

Instagram, shop and dine

We all know how everyone loves online shopping, but don’t you just wish you could buy and even try on  pieces from your favorite online brands in one place?

 

Paragon by The Penthouse is the store’s newest and most innovative multi-brand concept that is home to various online homegrown brands. The 426-sq. meter space is an exciting playground for those who love to Instagram, shop and dine.

Here’s a peek inside their latest store at SM Mall of Asia…

 

Paragon by The Penthouse
3rd Floor, South Main Mall,
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: paragonbytph

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#Philippines

Air Asia’s InspiRED Inflight Menu to Help End HIV/AIDS!

AirAsia launches a burger that can help save lives. The InspiRED Burger features a mouthwatering chicken patty infused with fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass, topped with zesty green chili mayonnaise, shredded purple cabbage and tomato on a red beetroot bun. It’s the best burger I’ve eaten while up in the air!

The InspiRED burger was a creation of New York-based chef ambassador Hong Thaimee who wanted to combine the best of both worlds with Thai flavors in an all-American classic. The result? An east-meets-west burger that delivers a satisfying spicy punch!

For every inspiRED burger, 10% of the purchase price goes to a fund to support the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Besides the burger, you’ll also love the award-winning Santan inflight menu. Here’s a look at what else we loved…

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#Travel

How to Apply for UK Visa in the Philippines (Step-by-Step Guide!)

London is an amazing city that’s full of history, offering visitors thousands of things to do. Here, you’ll find some of the world’s best architecture, galleries and museums. It’s the land of Harry Potter, the Beatles, James Bond and Sherlock Holmes!

To help you plan for the perfect trip to London, I’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to go about the visa application process.

But before we get started, please note that a UK visa is not a Schengen visa and only covers England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you already have a Schengen visa, traveling to the UK will require a separate visa.

Read more: LONDON: Awesome 4-Day DIY Itinerary!

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Staycation

Sofitel Hotel Manila Staycation with Mom! (Itinerary)

Why not treat your special mom to a sweet escape in our very own city!

It’s not a secret that I’ve been traveling a lot lately, and most of the time, I’d leave my suite and be out sightseeing. The best part about staycations is that you get to take advantage of all the hotel amenities. Since you’re in your city, the focus is all about that much-needed R & R.

When you think about Sofitel Manila, the first thing that probably comes to mind is its famous Spiral Restaurant buffet—one of Manila’s best buffet spreads! But what you’re missing is spending a relaxing staycation in a tropical oasis with the iconic lagoon-shaped swimming pool, majestic Manila Bay sunset, luxurious pampering and a full line-up of gastronomic feasts.

I was thrilled to indulge in some relaxation with the girls! What better way to unwind than a quick vacation minus the hustle of traveling. Here’s a sample itinerary of our weekend at Sofitel Manila…

 

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard
1300 Pasay City, Philippines
Tel: (02) 573 5555
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @SofitelManila

 

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#Philippines

Who’s Cooking: Chef x Caterer Collaboration Signature Menu! @The_Blue_Leaf

Calling all foodie brides! Use your wedding day splurge to hire Manila’s Top Chefs to create your own personal menu!

Our Awesome Planet and The Blue Leaf proudly presented Who’s Cooking? A Chef x Caterer Collaboration last July 27 at The Blue Leaf Filipinas. Whether you are getting married, celebrating a milestone occasion or organizing a Christmas party for your company come 2020 and beyond, this was a must-go event, a never-before-attempted collaboration between The Blue Leaf partner caterers and Manila’s most sought-after chefs. The result was a creative marriage of traditional catering techniques and topnotch culinary innovation.  Yup, it is now possible to have your favorite chef cater your big banquet with 500 persons and up!

Caterer and chef were partnered together: they took an idea-filled creative journey then jointly produced a mouth-watering menu to be exclusively offered to The Blue Leaf clients.

If you’ve been to the previous Big Banquet event of OAP X The Blue Leaf, I bet you’ll remember how great the food was. Now imagine those same caterers collaborating with Manila’s Top Chefs. Surely, it was one epic meal you won’t forget! Here’s a look at the whole new level of collaboration menu between 11 chefs x 11 caterers…

Chefs X Caterers Collaboration 5-Course Dinner
The Blue Leaf Filipinas (beside City of Dreams)

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Food

CRAYFISH PARTY 2019: Asia’s Biggest Viking Party! @SofitelManila

Transport back in time and feast like a Viking at the biggest Crayfish Party in Asia!

The Kräftskiva (Crayfish Party) is a traditional Swedish eating and drinking celebration, symbolizing the end of summer for Nordic countries, usually in August. The celebration is made complete with the serving of the sought-after delicacy, the Swedish crayfish. But what is crayfish? Crayfish, also known as freshwater lobster, is found in the Northern Hemisphere and is not native to Philippine waters, which explains why we’re not that familiar with it. Due to a plague that almost wiped out the crayfish population, a law has been made to prohibit the fishing of crayfish year-round except during the crayfish season that starts in August. This is the reason why the crayfish is rare and expensive.

Feast on bountiful servings of imported crayfish and Nordic spreads, drink free-flowing beer, dress in Viking costume and dance to the festive music with NordCham Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on September 14, 2019 at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent. Here’s what to expect from this year’s event…Read more

#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food

FLOSSOM CAFE + KITCHEN: Instagram-worthy Floral Cafe in QC!

Have you been to this absolutely gorgeous Instagram-worthy cafe in Quezon City?

There is something undeniably charming about Flossom Kitchen + Cafe. It started out in San Juan as a neighborhood cafe known for its homey vibe and chic flowery decors complemented by glorious foodporn.
Here’s a look at Flossom Cafe’s new branch at SM North Edsa…

 

Flossom Kitchen + Cafe
2nd Level, North Towers, SM North, Quezon City
Landline: 0977-1070493

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#Travel

LONDON: Awesome 4-Day DIY Itinerary!

London is an amazing city that’s full of history, offering visitors thousands of things to do. Here, you’ll find  some of the world’s best architecture, galleries and museums.

To experience all the British capital has to offer, aim for a visit of at least four days. To help you plan for the perfect trip to London, I’ve put together our four-day breakdown so that you can create your own bespoke travel itinerary covering the city’s most famous attractions (e.g., Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, The Tower of London,  Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and more).

⚡️Book Here (Klook it!):
London Eye Ticket
• Stonehenge, Windsor Castle & Bath Day Trip
• London Pass with 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
• 
[Klook Original] Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter Ticket with Round Trip Train Tickets

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