June 1, 2017

Hungry with Chef JP: Cooking, eating and surfing with Chef JP


What are the two things that Filipinos can’t live without? Food and the beach! It’s a good thing then that Bacolod-bred celebrity chef JP Anglo are packing these two things up into a neat little package in the form of the second season of his show, Hungry with Chef JP. With the help of CNN Philippines, Chef Continue Reading


May 13, 2017

Mother’s Day at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza

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Let’s face it: mothers are the best! They’re our first teachers, cheerleaders and friends all rolled into one. We may not always get along with them, but we can always count on them when we need them the most. Sofitel Philippine Plaza knows this, which is why the five-star luxury hotel is paying homage to Continue Reading


May 4, 2017

Summer in a glass: Three summer cocktails you can make


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Summer’s reached its peak and that means poolside parties, beach barbecues and outdoor picnics are aplenty! Level up your summer feasts with three of these DrinkManila cocktail recipes that are as bright and sunny as the season and easy — and fun! — to make. Passion   This smells like a fruity dessert, starts off citrusy Continue Reading

By Sara de los Reyes
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May 2, 2017

Beat the heat: Carte D’Or arrives in Manila!

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Sizzling sun and rising temperatures? Check. Exciting vacation plans? Double check. Something to keep you cool this summer? Triple check! The United Kingdom’s number one gelato brand Carte D’Or arrives in Manila just in time for the peak of summer! Manila is the first country in Southeast Asia to get a taste of Carte D’or’s delicious creamy Continue Reading

By Sara de los Reyes
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April 26, 2017

Hennessy VSOP Privilege’s New Limited Edition Design is Art in a Bottle

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When we hear “cognac,” we usually think of the clear crystal bottles filled with rich brown liquid inside our parents’ bar cabinets. But this year, Hennessy – the world’s largest cognac producer – is bringing you a bottle that deserves a pedestal in any contemporary art museum with its new VSOP Privilege limited edition bottle Continue Reading


April 19, 2017

A Chocolate Wonderland comes alive at Shangri-La Plaza


Happiness has a flavor — chocolate! The universally loved sweet treat that comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors is known to release the chemical serotonin and increase the levels of endorphins released into the brain, and while that can sound a little like reading a science textbook, all that means is that a reasonable dose of chocolate improves Continue Reading


April 17, 2017

‘Cuisine compass’: The International Food Exhibition returns to Manila


The 11th edition of the International Food Exhibition Philippines (IFEX) returns to Manila this May! If you’ve ever set out to discover ingredients that go into your favorite Asian dishes and have them in your very own kitchen, this is the summer event for you. Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Center for International Trade Expositions & Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Amazing Songkran: A culinary voyage to Thailand

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In their second installment of the Flavors of the World series, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila invites you to Amazing Songkran — a culinary voyage to Thailand. An important event in the Buddhist calendar, Songkran is a water festival that marks the beginning of the Thai New Year. Songkran comes from the ancient language Sanskrit, translating to “astrological Continue Reading


April 9, 2017

Best Served on the Streets: World Street Food Congress to return to Manila


By ISABELLA OLIVARES Dear foodies and adventurous eaters, clear your calendars because the World Street Food Congress is slated to return to Metro Manila from May 31 to June 4, 2017! The five-day food festival, which will be held at Sunset Avenue corner Asian Drive, SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, will be showcasing heritage street Continue Reading


April 8, 2017

Happy Easter! Nine hotels with egg-citing deals for Easter

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The best hotels in the metro are ready to give you the most ‘Eas-terrific’ holiday this week! From delicious dining options to cozy family staycations, here are eight hotels with egg-citing Easter packages just for you. Madagascar comes to Novotel Manila Araneta Center   (Madagascar comes to Novotel!) From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 16, Quezon City’s Continue Reading