26 August 2016

What's on your wish list? A ShopBack Edition

We just don't notice it, but we go through our habits everyday.  Wake up early, grab a quick bite, make sure we arrive at the office on time, work, go home late in the afternoon.  We cook, eat and catch up with the family over dinner, watch some late night news, and suddenly you notice it's already getting late and it's time to hit the bed.

Like your everyday electronic gadgets, we also need to recharge.  I always get excited when I browse through my favorite travel and fashion websites and create my wish list to break my daily cycle.

In my mind and heart, it would always be about traveling.  I just love exploring new places, immersing in new cultures, but most specially learning from the locals - where they go, what they love to eat, what they are proud of.  Oftentimes, although a map would be helpful, I would rather lose the map and go off the beaten path.  Isn't it more exciting doing it that way?  Of course, when I am in a new country, I also do see the sights and the places of activity like any other tourist would do on their first visit.  But what excites me more, is going where the tourists don't go, but rather, where the locals would go.  

If I could make a travel wish list, this is how it would look like: 

1. Hotel Accomodations in Subic Bay at Hotels.com via ShopBack

Earlier this year, I booked our summer vacation in Boracay, Philippines with Hotels.com thru ShopBack.  It was an easy, hassle free experience booking our hotel online.  We got a lower price than the published rate and since we booked thru ShopBack we got a 6% Cashback. 

For my travel wish list, I have been looking at several hotels at Hotels.com in one of my favorite places in the Philippines - Subic Bay.  I stumbled upon a new hotel with excellent review ratings that got my curiosity running.  A 3-night stay at Best Western Plus Hotel Subic at a fair price of Php 3,281.00/night would be a good thing.  Subic Bay is a great place to visit for the weekend with it just being 2 hours away from the hustle and bustle of Manila, activities in nature is so much easier to reach plus a really nice hotel to go home to would be more than a welcome experience. 

11 August 2016

Organique Acai

Organique Acai is a concentrated drink supplement made of the most nutrient-dense fruit in the world, the acai berry.  Organique products (which constitutes of a drink supplement, freeze-dried capsules and soap) are made of natural, wild harvested acai berries from the Belem region in the state of Para, Brazil where "cream of the crop" acai is grown. 

Top 5 health benefits of acai berry:
  1. Powerful antioxidant
  2. Heart healthy
  3. Glowing skin
  4. Immune defense
  5. Energy boost
Organique's owners Elton and Cathy Salimbangon, tapped the services of a top designer, who they met at the Organic and Natural Health Show 2015 in London, to work on the new look of Organique .  They aim to reach consumers worldwide and showcase their premium organic products that incorporates nature to their new design.

24 July 2016

Marry Me at Marriott

It happened on a weeknight but I couldn't miss going to my first "Marry Me at Marriott" event.  The venue for the biggest bridal event of the year was at the Marriott Grand Ballroom which happens to turn a year old this year.  The name for the ballroom was apt, it was indeed Grand!  Did you know that it is the largest, pillarless ballroom in the Philippines?  It provides 86,111 sq. ft. of space for over 3,800 guests.  It has a wedding chapel as well as bridal suites with gardens which is perfect for any couple's stress-free dream wedding.

There was an enchanted forest theme with cocktails, pastries and a dessert spread prepared for all the guests.  The long table was lined with white trees that had hanging crystal baubles and pixie lights that resembled fireflies.  There were also crystal candelabras with long tapered candles that set the romantic scene for the night's event.


22 July 2016

The New Greenwich Bacon Crispy Thins Pizza

Hey guys!  Our Greenwich Barkada has great news for all you pizza lovers!  Greenwich has just launched their latest pizza called Bacon Pizza Thins.  It's a limited edition pizza that has a generous portion of bacon, cream cheese, mozzarella, ham and mushroom on top of a crispy thin crust. 

Don't miss out, try it with your barkada at your nearest Greenwich pizza branch from now until September 30, 2016.  Just a bite will surely get you to do the #BaconEffect dance!  Curious what that is?  Search for the hashtag on Instagram and you'll see how it's done.  But first, here are some scenes during the new Greenwich Bacon Crispy Thins Pizza launch:

With our Greenwich Barkada, Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras


19 July 2016

Beauty MNL

Hi ladies!  How would you like to shop for beauty products in the comforts of your own home and avail of freebies with every purchase?  It sounds like a great idea, right?  Think about it, you don't have to look for parking, pay for parking or spend time going around looking for what you need when you can be at home and spend precious time with family instead.  Well, if you haven't tried shopping at Beauty MNL yet, you are really missing out.  Recently, I had the privilege of shopping on their site, and only a day after I checked out my virtual shopping cart, the receptionist called for me to pick-up the box at the lobby because it wouldn't fit the mail box.  I knew it was going to be a good day for opening a big box of beauty goodies.