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.


10 July 2016

Annam Noodle Bar in Eastwood City

I recently asked my interior designer friend Gerard, where can I go in Asia (not to shop) to experience a new culture and some good food.  He quickly replied, "Go to Vietnam Tina, the cuisine is healthy and it tastes really good, plus you don't have to travel too far".  Little did I know that I would be able to experience a slice of Vietnam in Manila when I received an invitation to the opening of Annam Noodle Bar in Eastwood City last week.   

As I stepped inside Annam Noodle Bar, it felt like I was somewhere exotic but with a modern touch.  I couldn't help but gaze at the colorful Vietnamese lanterns, the colorful neon signs of hot pho and bahn mi, the Vietnamese ca phe (coffee) bar by the entrance, a black and white film on Vietnamese culture is projected to a wall, ingredients that are undeniably part of Vietnamese cuisine such as bun rice vermicelli, hoisin and chili sauce are spread around the restaurant to form part of the décor and can be purchased as well.  The tables are tightly arranged as if to evoke a nostalgic street setting.


07 July 2016

Cafe Enye's New Weekend Brunch Menu + Unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys for just Php 199.00

The weekend is almost here and here's one thing that's worth checking out. 

Café Enye in Eastwood City will be having their "Bros Who Brunch" brunch selection on the menu every weekend from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m..  Apart from the yummy selection of brunch dishes, you can also order bottomless mimosas and bloody marys by just adding Php 199.00 to any dish.  Happy hour definitely starts early on weekends at Café Enye!

Having our happy drinks (read: mimosas) at brunch
with foodie friends Chessika Chua and Vannah Santiago at Café Enye's "Bros Who Brunch" launch

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