12 December 2018

A New Way to Relax at Saltwater Float Center

Finding new ways to relax in just 90 minutes?  Here's something new to try - the Float Pods at The Saltwater Float Center.  Even two-time MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors swears by this method to relax his body from aches and pains after playing on the hard court.

These big Float Pods measures 8 feet by 5 feet wide.  It holds about 12 inches of water, which is saturated in 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt.  This creates a solution more buoyant than the Dead Sea, which makes you float on your back about half in and half out of the water.  The water is kept at the average skin temperature of 34 degrees Celsius, so you don't have to worry that the water might be cold.  

You may also opt to close the Pod for the ultimate sensory experience, or if you're a bit claustrophobic, you can also leave it open.  You also have the option to activate the lights that change color, or if you are bothered by light, you can also keep it off.  There is a small opening in the pod where air can flow freely in and out, and the lid never locks or latches, there is just a handle you can grab if you want to open or close the pod.


09 December 2018

honestbee X The Marketplace

The Christmas countdown has begun, and so has the preparations for this festive season.  I am pretty sure, everyone is starting to prepare their Special Christmas menus, trying to make sure that their planned Christmas spread is on point.  Christmas somehow brings families and friends together and we all want to make it memorable.   


04 November 2018

Qantas Celebrates 68 Years in the Philippines

Qantas, The Spirit of Australia, is celebrating their 68th year of service in the Philippines and coinciding with this, is the commencement of their daily flight services between Sydney and Manila.  Qantas has moved their operations to NAIA Terminal 3 since October 28, 2018 to benefit customers as Terminal 3 has more improved check-in facilities, and a range of cafes, restaurants, and retail shops.  

In celebration of the milestone, Qantas held a fun Pinoy-Aussie themed party at Manila Life Cafe at the NAIA Terminal 3.  The event featured Pinoy-Aussie food and themed beverages such as Australian mini meat pies and lamingtons, as well as Pinoy fare such as sisig and popular street food, among many others.


01 November 2018

All Out of Love: The Musical (with The Music of Air Supply)

Just recently, while we were stuck in traffic at Edsa, Mickey and I were looking at the billboards of upcoming concerts this 2018, and how the Philippines became the concert capital of Asia. We were always visited by legendary bands and singers, and one of them is Air Supply.

It was a pleasant surprise when we received an invitation from no less than Michelle Garcia, Cluster Director for Marketing Communications at Manila Marriott Hotel Manila, to come and see "All Out of Love" The Musical, featuring the music of Air Supply during the Gala Night.  How can we say no?  with such iconic songs, such as All Out of Love, Every Woman In The World, Here I Am, Lonely is The Night, Keeping The Love Alive, Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Two Less Lonely People in The World, even The Nights are Better and so much more, it is a musical that you shouldn't miss.


Yeah! Yeah! Chinese Cuisine

Are you craving for some really yummy Chinese food lately? Yeah?  There is a new Chinese Restaurant you must try in Quezon City.  It's called Yeah! Yeah! Chinese Cuisine (quite easy to remember right?), they serve authentic Chinese food such as dim sum, congee, noodle soup, and roasted meats.  There is also a wide selection of short orders, fried rice, rice toppings and desserts.

Apart from the simple but great-tasting food, you'll also love the modern interiors, with comfortable seating areas for big and small groups two.  Yeah! Yeah! Chinese Cuisine delivers both ambience, food quality, taste and affordable price points.

My husband, Mickey wanted us to go back the following week after eating here, so I know that they have some good food served here.


Honestbee's new food merchants

Honestbee, Asia's leading online concierge and delivery service has over a thousand merchants to satisfy your every food craving, with honest bee's selection of restaurant partners, they make sure to bring you the best the city has to offer.


22 September 2018

The Glass Skin look with Cetaphil

Have you tried the latest glass skin look that is the current trend?  A few weeks ago, I found out that actress Sarah Labati is also a fan of this fresh new look, she shared how she uses Cetaphil to achieve this fresh new look.  Want to know more?  Lean in.


06 September 2018

The Great Dream Getaway with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Mastercard

Get your holiday calendars ready as Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir bring back the "Great Singapore Airlines Getaway" this September with great fares to over 70 destinations around the globe, topped up with great perks exclusive to Mastercard.



02 August 2018

Hydrated Inside & Out with Cure, CREER and SIP

I have always admired people with beautiful skin.  Some may have it due to good genes, but others may have to work on it as well, to not necessarily have a rigorous skin care regimen, but rather a simple but effective one.  I gathered some tips on how we can take care of our skin better from the recent event by Beauty Box Corp.'s Cure and CREER brands, as well as from SIP Purified Water, and I'm just all too happy to share these with you.


26 July 2018

K-Palette Eyebrow Tint

I guess if you have "partial" eyebrows like mine, chances are, you're probably scouring for the next best thing in eyebrow make-up at the make-up counter - whether it's pencil, powder or gel, low-end or high- end, or perhaps finding the perfect shade of brown.  Let's face it, brows are a big deal, especially for someone like me.


09 July 2018

ILoveSQ: Every month is a Treat!

How fast time flies, we've already reached half of 2018, and with a few more national holidays left in the calendar, you can easily plan your spontaneous adventures with friends.  What perfect time to book your travels, as Singapore Airlines launches their iLoveSQ campaign, which brings online exclusive fares, deals to exciting destinations - Singapore from USD165, Kuala Lumpur from USD234, Bali from USD265.


02 July 2018

King Cup Sardines

Did you know that a single can of sardines is packed with high protein and is low in carbohydrates?  It is also one of the easiest and most affordable way to get calcium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids that can help lower cholesterol levels and improve your heart's health.

Almost every Filipino has a sardine can inside his pantry.  Recently, we were given King Cup sardines, made from fresh tamban  fish cooked in tomato sauce with just the right amount of spices.  King Cup sardines also has a firm, meaty texture rarely found in regular sardines.



26 May 2018

Summer Vibes with Greenwich Hawaiian Overload Pizza

Summer is undoubtedly my favorite season.  The warm weather brings forth fun weekend beach getaways, no make-up for days, just sunglasses, hair in a bun and replacing your cologne with the scent of sunblock.  Don't you just wish that summer would last longer?

It's a good thing that  Greenwich has the perfect pizza to keep sun-kissed feeling alive, even when the rain clouds start showing up - the Greenwich Hawaiian Overload Pizza!  It's loaded with sweet pineapples, topped with premium cheeses and a generous amount of bacon, giving you that delicious salty and sweet flavor you'll always crave for.

Of course, the Greenwich Hawaiian Overload Pizza is best shared with your summer-obsessed barkada, which Greenwich did recently and threw a Hawaiian luau-inspired birthday bash for beach babes and birthday girls, Yassi Pressman and Bela Padilla.

Joining the fun at Yassi and Bela's Greenwich Barkada Birthday Bash, with Jirbie.


25 May 2018

Hair Goals Achieved With Watsons

I have always been experimental with my hairstyle, I've gone from long to short, wavy and straight, bangs or no-bangs, if it's current and it looks good on me, then I would say to my hair stylist, "cut away!".  But of course, you must have a well-trained, go-to stylist, should you trust them the way I do, otherwise you might have to leave it to fate, and brace yourself for a surprise outcome, haha!  Well and good if the outcome is on-point, if not, you may have to grow it out until the length is good enough for a decent cut.


23 May 2018

Alcon Dailies AquaComfort Plus: One-Day Contact Lenses

If I don't wear my glasses, I surely won't be able to read what is in front of me.  It has somehow became a bane as I always have to bring my glasses with me.  Oftentimes, I would either leave them in the house or in the office and now, I would have to ask someone to read something for me.  A quick fix (and perhaps a bit expensive) solution, is that I now have 3 pairs of glasses, one I leave at the house, another at the office and the last one in my bag. 

Honestly, I don't mind wearing my glasses, but sometimes, let's face it, it can be difficult to do certain activities (such as sports) when you're wearing them.  It can also be quite tiring to wear it on most hours of the day, it can ruin your party look, and it can be misplaced.  Recently, I learned about Dailies AquaComfort Plus - Developed by Alcon, these contact lenses deliver blink-activated moisture for refreshing comfort throughout the day, provides good visual acuity, and a better contact lens-wearing experience.


16 May 2018

Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season with Tenya

The "sakura" or cherry blossom is one of the most revered symbols in Japan.  It symbolizes the beginning of spring time, the season of the year that stands for the renewal of life.  The bloom of the beautiful sakura, and its poetic meaning, is what drives visitors to Japan yearly.  

To celebrate this beautiful season, Tenya, Japan's No.1 Tempura Tendon, is releasing special limited edition sakura-themed sets for cherry blossom lovers until June 30, 2018!

A special take on their signature tempura donburi, the Sakura Tendon set showcases Tenya's signature tempura donburi - Japanese rice topped with 2 Black Tiger Prawns, Itoyori fish (Seabream), Okiami (Krill) Kakikiage, Nori and Green Beans, with Original Don Tare sauce poured over, and served with miso soup.


14 May 2018

SM Beauty Playground

Have you ever wondered if your skin care regimen is the right one for you, or perhaps you'd like to discover new make-up trends to update your look?  How about finding the right hair care products for your lovely locks, or perhaps hair styling tools that can help you style your hair in many ways for different occasions?  Ever wondered what kind of nail polish will work for you, or perhaps discovering new nail care products?   

Well, look no further as SM Beauty invites you to Discover, Experience and Play with the wide array of beauty brands under one beauty hall.  Try the different products at different stations for skin care, make-up, hair care and nail care.  SM Beauty is the place to go to for your head to toe beauty and personal care needs.  So, don't be shy, to approach the beauty specialists of different beauty brands at SM Beauty, so you can discover new skin care or beauty products, experience special services such as skin analysis, a hair color bar, brow grooming and so much more.


10 May 2018

Lobster Mondays at Marriott Café, Manila Marriott

Who says Mondays aren't exciting!?  The best way to start the week right, is to indulge in unlimited lobsters at Marriott Café.  Enjoy lobsters the way you want it, whether you'd prefer lobster thermidor, garlic lobster flambe, lemon grilled or whatever cooking style you prefer.  Marriott Cafe's world-class chefs will cook it perfectly for you.


09 May 2018

Fresh, Youthful and Glowing Skin with NuEssence

In today's society, it is a plus to know how to apply make-up not only to enhance one's natural beauty but also to look presentable.  But I guess, beauty is also literally skin deep, getting good skin is based on a lot of factors - It depends on the types of food that we eat, the amount of hours we need to get our beauty rest, and to keep skin from looking fresh, youthful and glowing, we also need beauty supplements.  Youthful radiance would be easily maintained with the help of NuEssence Dietary Supplements.


Erceflora Probi Bears: The 2-in-1 Probiotic Supplement for Kids

Children have a tendency to be exposed to higher risk of getting digestive health-related diseases such as diarrhea and constipation from harmful bacteria because they tend to play a lot with their hands.  It is known that Probiotics can help ease digestive disordersProbiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract.   Although children can get Probiotics from yogurt and beverages that contain these, the amount may not be enough.

Here's something new for your children's digestive health - Erceflora ProbiBears, a yummy tummy supplement that will help improve children's digestion.  It has a combined 2-in-1 Probio-Booster of not just Lactobacillus acidophilus, but also Bifidolacterium lactis.  


14 April 2018

Limited Edition K-Beauty Collection by blk Cosmetics

Following the successful launch of her very own beauty line last year, Anne Curtis has once again introduced her signature uncomplicated beauty regimen that would resonate to a lot of K-Beauty fanatics. 

Her newly launched K-Beauty line under blk Cosmetics is a collection of five make-up must haves that are key in achieving the K-Beauty look - Imagine the look of a fresh dewy face, with a natural flush, dreamy eyes and juicy looking lips.  The best thing about it, is that it's achievable, fast, easy, and most definitely uncomplicated. 


06 April 2018

Burt's Bees: Be a True Force of Nature

At an early age, I've always admired women of substance.  Women who have positive, driven personalities who are not only resilient in times of adversity but also have the power to inspire others to pursue their passion projects and make a difference.

In time for International Women's Day, Burt's Bees launched their "Be a True Force of Nature" campaign - where the spotlight was focused on naturally beautiful, real and confident women and their journey of expressing their true selves not only through the work that they do, but also how they help inspire others to live thoughtful and purposeful lives.


22 February 2018

Celebrating World Pizza Day with Greenwich

Pizza lovers and foodies had a field day a few weeks ago as Greenwich celebrated World Pizza Day at the Dolphin Park in Glorietta 4, Makati City.  The park was transformed into a pizza village where food lovers get to explore the Overloaded Pizza District.

Of course, you can't miss having a photo beside the green Hawaiian Volkswagen Combi Van that somehow transports you in time.  Right beside it is the Pizza Sampling Booth and the Pizzeria where you can get your favorite Greenwich Hawaiian and Ultimate Overload Pizzas.  There was also a gaming booth where you get to score cool free stuff when you play the games.  Plus, not to miss the Pasta booth (a.k.a Lasagna Lane) where you can get Greenwich's signature Lasagna Supreme with it's generous amount of cheese and the Sidekicks booth where you can get your favorite Greenwich Sidekicks such as Potato Waves, Wacky Wings and other favorites.   


30 January 2018

Unlimited Steaks on Sundays at Cru Steakhouse, Marriott Manila

Sundays just got better.  Mark your calendars on Sundays, starting February 4, 2018 as Cru Steakhouse at Marriott Manila presents a new Sunday habit, an indulge-all-you-can of their famous U.S. Certified Angus Beef.  For just Php 1,300 nett, you can have unlimited steak, which comes with an appetizer (a choice of soup or salad), organic vegetables as side dishes and pie for dessert.  Honestly, I haven't seen a deal for a steak meal as good as this, and not to mention it's at Cru!  If you haven't been to Cru Steakhouse yet, here's the chance to experience dining and having the best steak you can get at a really good price. 



24 January 2018

Camp Live Better by Philam Life

A New Year brings about new beginnings, renewed hope and most of all, new goals.  It's always about a fresh start at the beginning of the year and always a chance to change for the better.  With this positive mindset and strong will power, we can achieve our goals and we can choose to live healthier, longer and better lives with the help of Philam Life's wellness campaign called Camp #LiveBetter.

Camp #LiveBetter by Philam Life is a wellness program that helps encourage exercise activities by incentivizing customers with rewards for achieving their health goals and ultimately improving their well-being and health.  If you think about it, at the end of the day, you simply just win with this wellness program.

Want to know more about it?  Watch the three-part web series, a 14-day journey of three teams (headed by Philam Life Brand Ambassadors Mond Gutierrez, Nico Bolzico and Solenn Heusaff , who are each joined by a Philam Life Financial Advisor and a Philam Vitality Member) as they push themselves to train, strategize and at the same time have fun in a competition like no other.  Watch them as they go though various challenges related to fitness, food and finance and witness who will be the #LiveBetter champ (Philam Vitality Member) who gets to win a luxurious wellness trip to Bali!   

#TeamSolenn is composed of Carlo Sicat, Solenn Heusaff and Abby Aliwalas


13 January 2018

The Best Time to Book Travel Tickets: Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2018

Where does your travel thoughts bring you?  Perhaps to a tropical island with crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches?  or probably a destination where you've always been dreaming of going to?  Here's a chance to realize those 2018 travel goals at really good prices.  Singapore Airlines (SIA) kicks off the New Year with a bang with the SIA Showcase and Travel Fair 2018 which will be held simultaneously in two venues (Glorietta and Trinoma) from January 26 to 28, 2018.



11 January 2018

Dining in Style with Casillero Del Diablo Wines

The holidays may be over, but there are always special occasions to celebrate and serve a good meal and dine in style at home.  What better way to start the New Year by trying out these leveled-up recipes using Casillero del Diablo Wines by Culinary Expert, Chef Sharwin Tee of "Curiosity Got The Chef".  He used Merlot Chardonnay, Chile's famous Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon on these easy to follow, wine-infused recipes from Casillero del Diablo.

First up is the Spicy Mussel and Clam Binakol
This recipe serves 4 to 6 persons  

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