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THE FRUIT GARDEN: Sunshine Medley, Fairy Flush, & the Sexy Provençal Collection!

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The Gift Box (3 assorted jams of 120 gr – P510). The Provencal Collection: Strawberry Rose, Apricot, Peach Thyme.

FRUIT GARDEN is a boutique jam maker in Asia where each fruit jam is cooked in the French tradition of small batches in copper cauldrons. It’s 100% natural, with a minimum of 60% fruit content, and only fruit, sugar, and fruit pectin are used.

Every Christmas season, they release limited edition luxury fruit jams in elegant packagings. This year, the Luxury Jam collection is inspired by the fruits, flowers, fresh thyme, and rose water from Provence, France. It’s a great foodie gift this 2014 Christmas season!

Watch the video below as Pierre and Ria Marmonier explain the story behind this collection.

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Manila Life

Battle of the Best Restaurant Reservation Systems in Manila in 2014!

In 2014, internet and mobile app startups battled it out to win the hearts of foodies and earn the distinction of being the best restaurant reservation system in Manila!

Here are the top contenders as well as the pros and cons of using these systems this holiday season…



EAT OUT MANILA is the leading contender co-founded by Iñaki Lamata and is based on the restaurant reservation system used in Spain. 


  • You can reserve restaurants via the web ( or through the mobile app–available for both iOS (EatOut Manila) and Android (EatOut Manila).
  • It has the biggest database of restaurants you can reserve (100+ and counting).
  • You get additional freebies and discounts when you reserve through them.


  • The latest and newest restaurants aren’t part of their restaurant database yet.

Facebook: Eat Out Manila
Twitter: @EatOutManila
Instagram: EatOutManilaPH

Download now via iTunes (EatOut Manila) and Google Play (EatOut Manila)!

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Attractions, Manila Life

3D ART MANIA in Manila: 10 Tips to have an Awesome 3D Art Experience at Art in Island!

Read First: ART IN ISLAND: 50 Absolutely Stunning 3D Art in Manila!

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ART IN ISLAND is the biggest 3D Museum in Asia as far as number of 3D paintings is concerned, and can be found in Cubao, Quezon City. The biggest in terms of area is the 3D Museum in Jeju Island in Korea at 4,100 sqm, versus the 3,800 sqm of Art in Island. 

It’s a museum with visually stunning 3D artworks that you can touch, interact with, and be part of. It was founded by Yun Jae Kyoung and his Korean partners, with 14 3D artists from Korea working on all the paintings in 4 months. 

Here are 10 Tips on how to have an awesome 3D Art experience at Art in Island…

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Awesome Festivals

BELLYFEST 2014: The 8th Philippine Bellydance Festival (Video Highlights)


8th BELLYFEST is the longest running belly dance event in the Philippines founded in 2007 by Jill Ngo-Crisologo of the Goddesses of Bellydance. It is a platform for belly dance performers to showcase the dance as a performance art and not just a hobby.

The awesome performances of oriental dance performer and choreographer, Anusch Alawerdian from the Netherlands and known Egyptian drummer, composer and folk dancer, Karim Nagi were the main highlights of this year’s event.

Check out the highlights of Bellyfest 2014…

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Awesome Festivals

2014 Guide to Thanksgiving Bazaar & Shopping Sale this Weekend (Nov. 28-30) in Manila!

It's crazy this weekend in Manila because of all the Thanksgiving Bazaar & Shopping Sale event happening all at the same time. I would love to just stay at home and avoid the gridlock traffic. But some of the deals are too good to resist.

Did you know that the country’s first and biggest outdoor bazaar, Circuit Makati Bazaar, is happening this weekend at Circuit Makati?

Did you know that you get P2,000 (20%) for every P10,000 accumulated receipts when you shop in Century City Mall this weekend?

Did you know that H&M is now open in Makati this weekend?

Here's your summary guide to the epic sale events happening this Nov. 28 – 30, 2014 weekend in Manila:

1. #BGCPassionfest2014 

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Kick off #BGCPassionfest2014 with our SUPREMO SALE on Nov. 28-30! Enjoy Shopping discounts of up to 70% and delight in exclusive dining promos from selected Bonifacio High Street & The Fort establishments. Perfect way to start your holiday shopping! See you there! #iloveBHS

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Opening Hours: 11.00 am
FacebookBonifacio Global City Ph
Telephone: +632818 36 01 

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Manila Life

MANILA’S BEST RESTAURANTS 2014: And the Best Restaurants in Manila are…

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Chef Bruce Ricketts of Sensei Sushi & Mecha Uma won Manila’s Best Emerging Talent!

I’m happy that my favorites–Chef Robby Goco, Chef Bruce RickettsChef Antonio EscalanteCafé JuanitaGino’s Pizza, and Blackbird–all won in the 2014 Manila’s Best Restaurant Awards!

On the down side, some were disappointed at the block voting for an entire restaurant group. Also, since the judges could just vote for the restaurants they have tried, only the old restaurant favorites won the awards. 

Nevertheless, the awards are very meaningful since they are voted by peers in the industry.

Congratulations to all the winners in the Manila’s Best 2014 Awards!

And the BEST Restaurants (✓) in Manila in 2014 are… (My votes marked with ✮)

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Awesome Festivals

Bo Sanchez’s Kerygma Conference 2014: Lifted High! (An Invitation)

Fwd: Bo Sanchez's Kerygma Conference 2014

I would like to invite you to a weekend of blessings in Kerygma Conference 2014, the country’s biggest inspirational learning event now on its 8th year. Join us this coming November 20-23, 2014 at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), SMX Convention Center, and Mall of Asia Arena.

Experience powerful worshipHigh Mass, world-class entertainment, incredible fun and fellowship, and life-changing talks from over 50 speakers and classes for four days at the Kerygma Conference 2014 with the theme “Lifted High“.

I’m excited with the powerful talks from Catholic lay preacher Bo Sanchez himself and keynote speech from Jason Evert of, and Most Rev. Socrates Villegas.DD

Here is the list of classes and speakers to choose from…

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Manila Life

ANMA Lifestyle: Luxury Leather Monogrammed Travel Wallet (Travel Gift)

A travel wallet is your best friend to keep you organized for a hassle-free travel. It’s an all-in-one wallet to carry your passport, travel itineraries, visa documents, frequent flyer cards, travel money, pen and secret documents specially when traveling to other countries.

I would recommend ANMA Lifestyle’s luxury travel wallet because it is stylish, functional and practical.  You can get it in luxury leather or leatherette, with eye-catching colors and can be monogrammed with your own initials.

Best of all, it is designed by Filipina Anna Dominique Marasigan. Her love for travelling, her attention to detail and over 5 years’ experience in the luxury retail business gave birth to this business venture. 

This is a great travel gift for your travel blogger friends or frequent flyer buddies! 

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