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June 2016

Food & Beverage Reviews: Discover Marco Polo’s Signature Earl Grape Iced Tea

Manna Alcaraz, Communications Manager of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Marco Polo’s Signature Earl Grape Iced Tea: This delicious and refreshing drink is made of cold Earl Grey tea as the base of the beverage and is poured over seedless grapes and elderflower-infused ice cubes. The grapes are slightly pressed so the combination of flavours can meld together, completing the thirst-quenching drink hailed by many as the perfect summer refreshment. This beverage is presented with a freshly baked lokum or Turkish Delight.  Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: Discover Marco Polo’s Signature Earl Grape Iced Tea”

Travel: Saigon Cooking Class by Hoa Tuc

Saigon Cooking Class building

One of the highlights of my Vietnam trip a couple of months ago was joining a cooking class by Saigon Cooking Class in Ho Chi Minh City. You have two options to choose from – A half-day gourmet tour where your chef will guide you through the Ben Thanh market to purchase necessary ingredients for cooking. Then head back to the restaurant for your class. The other option is skipping the market tour and just join with the cooking class. Continue reading “Travel: Saigon Cooking Class by Hoa Tuc”

Life + Style: Albert Andrada Exhibit 

Three iconic gowns made by the world renowned designer Albert Andrada is up on diplay at the SM Seaside City Cebu from June 5-12, 2016 at the Seaview Wing.

ribbon cutting ceremony

The bloggers from CBS had a chance to interview Albert Andrada and he mentioned choosing Cebu first before LA in showcasing the iconic gowns made for Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Continue reading “Life + Style: Albert Andrada Exhibit “

Life + Style: Smart Bro 888 – The BEST Pocket WiFi deal ever!

More people are hungry for fast and reliable internet where they can connect multiple gadgets without sacrificing the connection. Smart Bro’s pocket WiFi is now available for a one-time fee of only PhP888. More BRO-kadas all over the Philippines are now taking full advantage and control of their data needs via enjoying faster and more reliable Smart Bro 4G Pocket WiFi service with mobile connectivity for up to 10 gadgets.

bloggers from CBS with BRO-kadas beauty queen MJ Lastimosa and singer/actor Michael Pangilinan

Continue reading “Life + Style: Smart Bro 888 – The BEST Pocket WiFi deal ever!”

Food & Beverage Reviews: Starbucks + Summer 

Summer in the Philippines can be experienced all year round. Starbucks, my favorite coffee shop with the best customer service inspires customers’ sense of summertime adventures with unique twists on the signature flavors of chocolate and tea in two new Frappuccino® Blended Beverages, available for a limited time: the Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino® Blended Beverage and Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappuccino® Blender Beverage (my new favorite beverage). Both drinks will be available starting June 7 to July 25, 2016 only.

Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino® Blended Beverage. Photo credit: Starbucks PH

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