#Philippines

ArtBGC 2017: Awesome Murals by Champions of Passions! (and Where to Find Them?)

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Bonifacio Global City has always been a huge advocate of public art. The beauty of public art is in its accessibility. It’s not confined to a gallery or enclosed in a museum. People from all walks are given the chance to witness and appreciate art as part of their daily lives.

This year, through the help of Pinto Art Museum, BGC worked with individual artists and artist groups such as Solana Perez, BISKEG Art Collective, and John Paul Antido to paint their passion on various locations.

Here’s a quick tour of the new murals around BGC…

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#Philippines

BORACAY— Island of the Bests (Travel Guide)

Any beach-lover would have Boracay on their bucket list. Boracay remains to hold the title of the best island in the world and has continued to enthrall visitors with its famed powdery white sands, pristine waters, calming luxury resorts, and of course, the welcoming Pinoy hospitality.

Here’s our comprehensive guide on where to relax, eat, party, and enjoy the many fun activities under the sun…

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WHERE TO STAY:

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#Restaurants

POISON Doughnuts @ Hydra Headquarters in Manila!

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POISON is a coffee and doughnut shop by Chef Miko Aspiras in collaboration with Charles Paw, the Hydra Design Group by Dan Matutina, and La Marzocco of the Yardstick group. The name is a play on the whole villain theme of Hydra (from the Marvel Cinematic Universe) with poison as a weapon.

Here’s what to expect at Poison…

 

POISON Coffee and Doughnuts 
The Alley, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Extension, Makati City
(Near Toyo Eatery near Pasong Tamo Extension)

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The SPIDER HOUSE Boracay Sunset Session! (A REVIEW)

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Spider House Boracay used to be one of the island's best-kept secrets, but through word-of-mouth, the place has become very popular. It used to be just a family residence, but tourists kept stumbling upon the place, so the owners decided to open it to the public.

The resort is located at Diniwid Beach, a 30-minute walk from White Beach. It is a far cry from the busy Station 1 of Boracay; this place is meant for relaxation. Most vacationers come here to enjoy a different view of the Boracay sunset.

Here’s what we loved at Spider House…

 

SPIDER HOUSE BORACAY
Sitio Diniwid, Boracay
Operating Hours: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Telephone: +63 (36) 288 2350
Email: booking@spiderhouseresort.com
Facebook: Spider House
Website: http://www.spiderhouseresort.com

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Boracay

BORACAY FOOD: 10 Best Restaurants in Boracay! (2018)

Discover the best Island in the world—beyond its famed powdery white sands, pristine waters, calming luxury resorts, and of course, the welcoming Filipino hospitality—through the taste of it’s local and international fares that makes Boracay an ideal tropical paradise for both beach-lovers and foodies.

We rounded-up the new restaurants you should try to complete your awesome Boracay experience…

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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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ANTIPOLO BEEHOUSE: Private Home Dining at the Burrow with Vitty and Marie!

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ANTIPOLO BEEHOUSE is the exciting creative space and residence of Vitty and Marie Gutierrez in Antipolo, Rizal. Its name is an homage to the nesting bees the couple found on the property when they first settled here. 

Built and designed by Vitty himself, st’s a popular pre-nuptial venue for those looking for something rustic and homey. Vitty is also known in their family for cooking delicious Filipino food, which they’ve started to share via private dining at The Burrow, their underground living and dining space surrounded by the forest and with a view of the stream.

We recently had our mastermind session at The Burrow and got to taste what The Beehouse has to offer. Here’s what you can expect…

 

ANTIPOLO BEEHOUSE
113 Beverly Hills Ave., Beverly Hills Subdivision, Antipolo, Rizal
Mobile: +63 917 622 9795
Email: antipolobeehouse@gmail.com
Website: www.antipolobeehouse.com

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RIBCHON: Have you Tried Tagaytay’s Baby Back Baboy? (A Review)

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RIBCHON is a Filipino Restaurant in Tagaytay that specializes in not-your-usual baby back ribs, incorporating the flavors of the Pinoy favorite lechon, hence the name. The concept is the brainchild of Ham and Lucy Katipunan, in partnership with Chef Tristan Bayani.

It’s been a while since we got excited about trying a new restaurant in Tagaytay. So we decided to go here and celebrate Joshua’s 10th birthday. Here’s what to expect…

 

RIBCHON TAGAYTAY
Mahogany Avenue, Maharlika West, Tagaytay City
Telephone: +63 46 860-2287
Mobile: +63 916 687-1568
Email: ribchon@gmail.com
Facebook: Ribchon

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