The Peninsula Manila, Valentine’s Day 2018

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Love is celebrated 365 days a year, but The Peninsula Manila wants the fire to burn extra bright on Valentine’s Day as it helps set the mood for couples to express their amour while indulging in romantic delights that range from spending the night sipping wine in beautiful guestrooms, delighting in intimate dinners in Old Manila, The Lobby, Escolta or Spices, luxuriating in relaxing massages with a loved one at The Peninsula Spa, nibbling on sweet delights at The Peninsula Boutique or showering that special someone with blooms from The Flower Shop.

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CCA Manila – ICDE, Cooking Class with Michelin Star Chef Thierry Drapeau

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For a special, limited-group engagement – and for the first time in the Philippines – lucky enough to catch Chef Drapeau during his hands-on French cooking class last January 23 at CCA Makati Grand Kitchen. There was likewise a must-experience exquisite Michelin-star level 4 course with French Masterchef Marc Toutain on January 24 the same culinary school.

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The Peninsula Manila, Spices Under the Stars 2018

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Spices restaurant’s little pocket garden might just be the best kept secret in the city. It is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner, a place where one can be delighted by starlit skies (at least those not drowned out by bright city lights), exquisite meals under the trees and the caress of the cool breeze (while it lasts) against one’s skin. The al fresco experience of Spices Under the Stars allows you to sit back and connect with all your senses as you dine under the open skies and enjoy a feast of classic and contemporary Thai specialties prepared by Spices Thai Specialty Chef Phaithoon Atthasarn.

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SM Street Food Festival 2017

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After successful servings of SM Hypermarket’s Street Food Festival roadshows held at SM Mall of Asia, SM City Clark, SM Center Muntinlupa, and SM City Fairview, SM Hypermarket saves the best for last in a two day Grand Finale at SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Music Hall on November 2 and 3. The Grand Finale is overflowing with full servings of different cuisines and a buffet of today’s hottest stars that it just couldn’t fit in one day. It is simply the best way to cap SM Hypermarket’s Street Food Festival 2017.

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Bohol Rediscovered (Travel Discoveries)

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Our home in Bohol was Bluewater Panglao, is equipped with two free-form lagoon shaped swimming pools, an acclaimed spa that overlooks the ocean, a full-service restaurant, among others. The beauty of this resort will make you not leave your hotel room for a while… But please don’t!!! Please explore the beauty and hidden gems of Bohol.

On this second post, we shall explore some unexplored terrain of the town of Candijay, of Anda, and of  Panglao.

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Bohol Rediscovered (Food Discoveries)

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I was so lucky to have rediscovered Bohol recently. 🙂 The island is not new to me at all, we used this place as “escape” whenever we go to Cebu during lent.

But during my 3 or 4 visits to the province, we would usually just go to the same tourist spots… Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, Tarsier Sanctuary. Don’t get me wrong, these sites are a must… But it also gets tiring to be honest (try doing that yearly)…

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