YES! I still can’t believe that Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is now playing in Manila!
It’s on top of my Broadway musical bucket list ever since I missed watching it in Broadway and West End. Watching it in Manila was extra special because it was more relatable with the Manila cast, and we witnessed Kyla Rivera, whom we watched In the Heights (2011), bloom into Carole King’s lead role (2019).
Best to watch it raw, without reading any reviews and in the company of your musical-lovin’ friends. Grab the last remaining shows of the first Meralco Theatre run that’s only until July 7, 2019.
Having said that, here’s why it is sooo beautiful to watch…
ALAMAT BF, a Filipino Bistro by Chef Niño Laus and southern partners, is the restaurant version of the famed Alamat Pub in Poblacion. Paulo Sayo transformed this old Aguirre St. house into a beautiful glass bahay kubo restaurant.
Alamat is a story of Filipino Pride championing Filipino Food (with focus on tribal and ancestral) and Craft Drinks now in the South.
Since most of the food was good, we had to go back twice to check out everything. Here are our favorites and what we recommend.
Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli
240 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque City
Open Daily for Dinner 6.00pm to 2.00am (except Mondays)
Mobile: +63 917 625 8451
Facebook: Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli
After my Sunday Fiesta buffet in Sheraton, I knew this would be a perfect place to bring my balikbayan and international guests for a taste of Filipino cuisine but in a modern luxurious setting.
S Kitchen features a wide spread of international selections from East to West, but unlike other hotel buffets in Manila, its focal point is its Filipino station. You’ll love the Lechon de Leche stuffed with Paella, truffle kare-kare, homemade native delicacies and, of course, the “paluto station” that serves fresh seafood—crabs, shrimp, shells and even a whole lapu-lapu (grouper) cooked to your own liking!
Even the interiors of S Kitchen have a Filipino touch, from the traditional fish net inspired chandeliers to the Igorot-printed tiles.
Here’s what you’ll find at S Kitchen’s Sunday Fiesta Buffet priced at Php 2,500 only…
Are you ready to travel aboard Celebrity Cruises’ most advanced cruise ship?
Celebrity Cruises’ CELEBRITY EDGE is a total game changer when it comes to cruising. With a $1 Billion budget, you’ll be impressed by the out-of-the-box experiences provided by the Edge, transforming the cruise industry with technological advancements.
Find the most state-of-the-art spa at sea, open the door to your stateroom using your phone, have dinner with a miniature 3D chef projected on your plate or ride on the Magic Carpet—the world’s first cantilevered venue at sea that travels 13 stories high.
Cruising with Celebrity is perfect for travelers who want to see the world from the comfort of a floating boutique hotel complete with fantastic service and one of the best food, drink and entertainment offerings you’ll find at sea.
Here are the top reasons why you’ll love the modern and luxurious Celebrity Edge…
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It was our first time to stay at Maxims to celebrate Father’s Day with the kiddos. They enjoyed the experience because of the luxurious feel of the room, the pool experience and the relatively fast internet access.
For non-casino goers, here are some tips to maximize your celebration/staycation at Resorts World Manila.
The family is loving crabs these days and the best place to indulge in these is at Seascape Village paluto market.
We tried the crab and seafood feasts in two restaurants: Binondo’s Golden Fortune vs. Dampa’s Lola Ina’s. Here’s our experience.
First Things First
Seascape Village, which opened its first phase of the seaside mall with 13 Filipino/Asian paluto restaurants, is a mixed-use coastal development in the Manila Bay area located beside Sofitel and Manila Film Center.
Even before its rehabilitation, Boracay has always been my favorite island in the Philippines.
I’ve been to this pristine island six times already but I just keep on coming back.
Apart from being the perfect beach getaway because of its breathtaking beach and crystal clear waters, this small island also has practically everything I need—from restos, to bars, to water activities, not to mention the array of hotels you can choose from to make your stay more memorable.
On my sixth sojourn to Boracay, I stayed in this newly renovated contemporary boutique hotel, The District. It’s conveniently located at the beachfront of Station 2 which is about a 5 min walk away from D’mall.
The District, for me, is by far the best modern boutique hotel for vacationers who want to stay at a convenient location without sacrificing their privacy. It has everything that you’ll ever need all in one place.
Join me as I discover what The District has to offer!