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Anton Diaz

#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, Staycation, 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: [email protected]
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 [email protected]

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

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#Restaurants

DC Cafe Manila: Yugi’s 4th Birthday!

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DC Super Heroes Cafe has finally landed in Manila at SM Mega Fashion Hall.

It’s a merchandising store and restaurant in one, with a DC-inspired menu created by Chef Kel Zaguirre of Locavore fame and drinks by Liquido Maestro Kalel Demetrio.

We celebrated Yugi’s 4th birthday with his cousins here and this is what we love about DC Super Heroes Cafe…

 

DC Super Heroes Cafe Philippines
4L Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
Telephone: +632 477-5673
Instagram: @DCCafePH
Facebook: DC Super Heroes Cafe Philippines

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#Philippines

Announcing… The Choice 2018 Awards (Vote Now)!

In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened … and that’s only all over Metro Manila!

Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening its doors. There are a lot of great new dining choices, side by side with the perennials, the classics that we grew up with.

As food bloggers, writers, and members of the F&B industry, we’re always very curious about the crowd favorites. The popular vote, if you will.  What are the beloved favorites? Let the voice of the people be heard!

Vote now here: https://awesm.pl/TheChoice2018

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#Philippines, Bacolod

SEDA Bacolod Room 715 and Why this is the Best Place to Stay in Bacolod?

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This is the awesome view of Capitol Park and Lagoon from SEDA Capitol Central located in an enviable central prime corner spot of Lacson Street and North Capitol Road in Bacolod.

It’s the perfect place to stay during the Masskara festival in October and to be your home when going on a food trip in Bacolod.

Here’s why?

First Things First

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The 154-room SEDA Capitol Central hotel is a leading Filipino business and leisure hotel brand by the Ayala group located within the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol Complex.

SEDA brand is known for its Filipino hospitality with global standards and a highly rated bed that provides a high quality of sleep when you are away from home.

SEDA CAPITOL CENTRAL
Lacson Street, Corner North Capitol Road, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
Telephone: +63 (34) 703-8888
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Facebook: @sedahotels
Instagram@sedahotels
Websitehttps://capitolcentral.sedahotels.com/

Check out low SEDA Capitol Central Bacolod rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Restaurants

BCN by Rambla: Charcoal-Grill Barcelona-Inspired Restaurant in Makati!

Update 12/21/2018: As featured in 10 Best New Restaurants in Manila (2019 Homegrown Edition)!

Manila is known to have some of the best Spanish restaurants in Asia. Thanks to the Bistronomia Team, the people behind Las Flores, Rambla, Tomatito and now BCN by Rambla.

BCN is a continuation of the Rambla story—the latter is like the restaurant you would go to in Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the former would be the restaurant you’ll find in El Born or Gracias where the locals would hang out for drinks with friends and family.

BCN reminds us of Estimar in El Born with its emphasis on grilling and seafood, but at the same time of La Pepitas in Gracias with its fun tapas. A bit hidden, it is just the type of Spanish restaurant for foodies looking for better Catalan-inspired food in Manila.

 

BCN by Rambla
Unit G10, Bolanos St., Makati City
Mobile: +63 966 331-1352
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @BCNbyRambla
Instagram: @BCNbyRambla
Website: www.bistronomia.ph

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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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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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Blogging

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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#Restaurants

La Cabrera Manila: Steak and Wine Pairing (and Buenos Aires’ Signature 40% off)

Update 1/24/19: A La Cabrera Anniversary in the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa (2019)

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La Cabrera Manila is the first restaurant of Parilla La Cabrera by Gaston Riveira in Asia.

It is known for its authentic Argentinian steaks in Buenos Aires and acclaimed as one of the top 50 restaurants in South America.

In Buenos Aires, they have a popular happy hour promo—the entire menu at 40% off—and this is now being offered in Manila on weekdays from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm.

Here are some tips on how to plan an awesome dining experience at La Cabrera:

 

LA CABRERA MANILA by Gaston Riveira
6750, Ayala Avenue, Makati
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Telephone: +632 833-8946
Mobile: +63 905 290-0703
Email: [email protected]
Facebook@lacabreramanila
Instagram@lacabreramanila
Websitehttp://lacabrera.com.ar

La Cabrera Manila Series in Our Awesome Planet:
• A La Cabrera Anniversary in the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa (2019)
• La Cabrera Manila: Steak and Wine Pairing (and Buenos Aires’ Signature 40% off) (2018)
• LA CABRERA MANILA Argentinian Steakhouse at 6750 (A Review)

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Events

MenhirSalento Wines: Chef Jessie Sincioco x Chef Musaro Rocco Roberto Dinner

There’s a booming appreciation for fine wines in Manila, a growing hunger among Manileños to know more about wines from the winemakers themselves. In the case of Menhir Salento, they introduced their Italian wines via a 4 hands wine pairing dinner with Chef Jessie Sincioco and Chef Musaro Rocco Roberto.

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Vini Menhir Salento S.r.l., founded by Gaetano Marangelli in 2005, showcases the terroir of the Southern part of the Puglia Region in the extreme southeastern tip of Italy, specifically the Minervino di Lecce-Maglie-Otranto area.

Chef Roberto transports us to Puglia with a taste of Origano Osteria restaurant, owned by the Menhir Salento winery, in Minervino di Lecce.

Italian wines are designed for food pairing. Menhir Salento makes it both interesting and delightful to savor the authentic flavors of the Italian region where a particular wine was produced.

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