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The Fruit Garden: Fruity Luxury Jam 2017 Festive Collection!

The Fruit Garden by Pierre Marmonier is an artisanal jam brand that fuses French Heritage with Filipino Flare.

Each fruit jam is cooked in the French tradition of small batches in copper cauldrons. It’s 100% natural, all with a minimum of 60% fruit content, and no additives or preservatives.

Every Christmas season, they release limited edition luxury fruit jams in elegant packaging. This year, the Luxury Jam collection is inspired by French designer Valérie Combe Laboissiere.

Here’s what’s to expect from the Fruit Garden’s 2017 Festive Collection…

 

 

THE FRUIT GARDEN
295 Haig Street, Mandaluyong City
Telephone: +632 621-4603
Mobile: +63 920 945-3565
Email: info@thefruitgarden.net
Website: http://www.thefruitgarden.net/

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#Accommodations, #Philippines

HENANN PRIME Boracay Resort in Station 1, White Beach! (Photo Essay)

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Henann Prime Beach Resort is a world-class resort located in Boracay's famous upscale Station 1. 

The beachfront resort gives guests access to the famed white sand beaches that have constantly won Boracay the title of the world's best island. It's perfect for families and friends who want to experience Boracay from the more laid back atmosphere of station 1.  

Henann Prime continues the brand's tradition of excellence and first class service. It's competitive room rates make it a great place to stay for your next trip to Boracay Island. 

Henann Prime Beach Resort
Station 1, Malay, Aklan, Boracay Island 
Telephone: +63 (36) 288-9200 to 03 
Manila Office: +632 247-0000 to 02 
Email: reservations.hpb@henann.com, manila.hpb@henann.com
Facebook: @henannprimebeach
Instagram: henannprimebeach
Website: www.henann.com/henannprimebeach/

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#Philippines, #Restaurants

HOBBIT TAVERN: Dining with the Happiest Hobbits in Boracay!

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Hobbit Tavern is a specialty restaurant serving a wide array of international dishes at D'Mall in Boracay. Formerly known as The Hobbit House, it is now under the management of Freddie and Karen Elizalde, and Virgilio and Jeanette Sacdalan of Boracay Kelana Food Corp.

The Hobbit Tavern is most popular for their "Hobbit" waiters, based on the popular characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings." Most of these hobbits have been working at the tavern for years already and have a good grasp of attending to customers' requests, and are always ready to pose for a picture or two with the guests.

We tried their bestsellers and here's what we loved…

 

HOBBIT TAVERN
D'Mall Boracay
Facebook: Hobbit Tavern Boracay
Mobile: +63 917 714-6863

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LANTERNA Boracay: Private Home Dining with the Island’s Best Italian Chef! (REVIEW)

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LANTERNA is the bed & breakfast and private restaurant of Italian Chef Luigi and his wife Gladis Barbolla on the island of Boracay. Chef Luigi was actually one of the first Italians to settle in Boracay in the early 80’s and is regarded to this day as one of the island’s best chefs in his native cuisine. The private home dining restaurant serves Italian home cooking with everything made from scratch using sustainable ingredients. 

It is considered as a best kept secret among locals and their guests because of its simple yet authentic Boracay Island experience, from the ambiance to the food and island hospitality.

If you’re not staying in Laterna, you can still organize a private home dining for a group of 8-10 people. Here’s what to expect…

 

LANTERNA by Chef Luigi Barbolla
Bulabog Beach, Boracay
Facebook: Lanterna Hotel and Villa
Mobile: +63 998 575-2540

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SUBO BORACAY: Have you tried Reconstructed Filipino Food by Chef Jian Sacdalan?!

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SUBO is a Filipino restaurant serving reconstructed Filipino food by Chef-Owner Jian Sacdalan, located along Calle Remedios in Station 3, Boracay. Former chef Sunny de Ocampo may have moved on to other projects, but the Subo concept lives on in the island.

The design and interiors are unlike any of the restaurants I’ve seen in Boracay. It's not your typical kanin sa kaldero-sabaw sa palayok kind of Filipino restaurant. Subo takes inspiration from well-known Filipino dishes and serves them in not-so-familiar ways. 

Here’s what to expect at Subo Boracay…

 

SUBO BORACAY
Calle Remedios, Station 3 Boracay Island
Phone: +36 36 288 2849/+63 917 883 0966
Facebook: Subo Boracay
Instagram: @suboboracay
E-mail: reservations@suboboracay.com
Website: www.suboboracay.com

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#Accommodations, #Philippines, #Travel

Why Stay at Waterfront on your Next Trip to Davao? @WaterfrontDavao

by Monique Tendencia

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Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao is one of Davao’s most well-known landmarks. It has served locals and tourists alike since 1961.

A beachfront hotel located just 15 minutes from the airport, it is perfect for travelers who are staying for either business or pleasure or both.

Here’s what I loved about Waterfront Davao…

 

WATERFRONT INSULAR HOTEL DAVAO
Lanang, Davao City 8000, Philippines
Phone: +63 82 233-2881
Fax: +63 82 235-0900
E-mail: wihd@waterfronthotels.net
Facebook: Waterfront Insular Hotel
Instagram: @waterfrontdvo
Website: www.waterfronthotels.com.ph

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#Philippines, #Restaurants

MARUGAME UDON & TEMPURA MANILA: Is The Udon Craze Here?

Marugame Udon Manila (also known as Marugame Seimen in Japan) is a popular udon chain known for their freshly made Sanuki-style udon and crispy fried tempura that’s very hearty and affordable!

The undisputed udon chain king in Japan has over 1000 stores and was named after Marugame, a city in Kagawa Prefecture known to have the best of these thick wheat flour noodles.

Now open in Bonifacio Global City thanks to the Ben Chan Group, the self-service, canteen-style restaurant offers customers a front row seat to their open kitchen. Watch as the trained staff knead, cut, boil, and serve the noodles right in front of you, and have the option of customizing and adding toppings to your dishes.

Here’s what to expect from Marugame Udon…

Marugame Udon & Tempura
Building 7, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Facebook: marugameph

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#Philippines, Attractions

Adults Try Kidzania! @KidzaniaManila! (Vlog)

Kidzania Manila is an education- and entertainment-themed city where kids aged 4-17 can role-play their dream profession, learn how to earn money, and assert their independence.

You can choose from over 100 activities in the make-believe city from offices, retail stores, restaurants, hospitals and other establishments where you can become doctors, firemen, athletes, reporters and even a marine biologist?

Unfortunately, it’s strictly for kids-only. But twice a year, Kidzania Manila holds it’s Back 2 Kidz event for Adults.

Here’s your chance to join in the fun…

KIDZANIA MANILA
Park Triangle, North 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Email: info@kidzania.com.ph
Instagram@KidzaniaManila
Twitter@KidzaniaManila
FacebookKidzania Manila
Websitemanila.kidzania.com

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THE GOATARY: Dumaguete’s World Class Sustainable Goat Dairy Farm!

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The Goatary is an artisan cheese manufacturer located in Talay, South Dumaguete Philippines that produces some of the best goats cheeses and goat dairy products in SE Asia.    

Great lengths are taken to ensure that each goat is as healthy and happy as possible. Combined with a meticulous record keeping process and regular health evaluations, The goats at The Goatary produce world-class dairy products that are sought after by buyers from around the region. 

What sets the Goatary apart from other dairy goat farms, is their strict adherence to sustainability and organic practices.  A lot of planning and care go into       

From goats milk to artisan flavored cheeses, The Goatary is a fascinating place and a game changer for dairy production in the Philippines.   

THE GOATARY ARTISAN CHEESES 
Talay, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Telephone: +63 917 632 6148
Emailthegoatary@icloud.com
Website: www.goatary.com

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KILKEA CASTLE: A Castle Birthday for My Queen (and our First Impressions of Ireland)! @KilkeaCastle

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In Castledermot, County Kildare, Ireland (one hour away from Dublin), you’ll find KILKEA CASTLE. It’s a majestic 12th century castle that’s been transformed into a luxury hotel.

We celebrated Rache’s birthday in this beautiful place–befitting of my queen and love of my life–on our first-ever trip to Ireland. It was really magical and definitely one of the best travel experiences we’ll cherish forever. 

Here is a photo essay of our stay at Kilkea Castle…

 

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Once the medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare, the Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of Strongbow’s Norman Noblemen, Walter de Riddlesford. Today it stands proudly ready to extend a five-star welcome to travelers from around the globe.
 
Set on 180 acres of its own wonderful woodland, gardens and golf course, Kilkea Castle enchants from the moment you drive down the beech-lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods.” (Kilkea Castle Website)

KILKEA CASTLE
Kilkea, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Co. Kildare
Telephone: +353 59 9145600,  (U.S.): +1 (855) 9 KILKEA
Email: info@kilkeacastle.ie
Facebook: Kilkea Castle Kildare
Instagram: @kilkeacastle
Websitehttps://www.kilkeacastle.ie/

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