The Peninsula Manila, Valentine’s Day 2020

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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 amore while indulging in romantic delights that range from listening to Vietnamese harpist and singing sensation Helpoise LaHarpe as she strums at your heartstrings at The Lobby, along with The Peninsula Strings serenading guests in Old Manila, spending the night sipping wine in beautiful guestrooms, delighting in intimate dinners in any of The Peninsula Manila’s legendary restaurants, luxuriating in relaxing massages with your special someone at The Peninsula Spa, nibbling on sweet delights from The Peninsula Boutique, or showering that special someone with blooms from The Flower Shop.

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The Maya Kitchen, Holiday Treats

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Have you noticed? The air has been cooler. Parols are up and fairy lights are twinkling all over. Jose Mari Chan songs have also been on loop! Looks like the holiday season is finally in full swing! For many Filipinos, this season is the perfect time to host dinner parties or attend a family potluck and catch up with loved ones. Ordering party trays or bringing a bottle of wine or a box of fruit cake can surely make the yuletide spread merrier. But why not make your loved ones feel extra special and step up your cooking game by adding homemade showstoppers to the table?

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Guevarra’s Handaan Kahit Saan Party Trays

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Since it opened in 2013, Chef Laudico Guevarra’s has been a preferred venue for events. The sprawling lawn and the 1920s heritage house has hosted various milestones – from birthdays, baptisms, and weddings to corporate parties and product launches. The 80-item buffet with classic and modern Filipino dishes by chefs Rolando “Lau” and Jac Laudico is worth a drive to San Juan City, some guests travel from as far as Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Batangas, and Laguna for the dining experience. Continue reading

Closeup Free To Love Campaign

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We’re coming to the end of 2019, and while we have made leaps and bounds in technological advancements, we still live in a world where something as inherently human as love is controlled by society’s old conventions and traditions. Age gaps, same-sex relationships, cultural differences. So much so that while 90% of today’s Filipino youth dream of a world where people are free to be with the person they’re attracted to, less than half actually feel they have that freedom to do so, fearing shame or discrimination when pursuing seemingly unconventional relationships.

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Healthy Options introduces Tints of Nature Hair Dye

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I’ve always wanted to dye my hair… Sadly, anything to do with my hair or scalp, I am very careful about. For one reason, I had severe hair loss because of using one product when I was younger. To the point that I get very frustrated whenever I need to change a barber, I hate changing barbers because I hate explaining why I have thinning hair.

I got hope when I saw that Healthy Options in Robinsons Magnolia is giving a workshop on Hair Dye using Tints of Nature. The first home hair color brand that uses 75% certified organic and 95% naturally derived ingredients.

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F Crafted Tea opens in Ayala Malls Manila Bay

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It has been two years since Jane Fernando flew to Hong Kong to attend a tea exhibit. In search for premium loose tea leaves to import back to Manila, she chanced upon a serendipitous meeting with a tea sommelier who introduced her to a different level of high-end tea experience.

With so many milk tea brands sprouting left and right in the Philippines and all over the world, Jane realized that not all milk teas are created equal. Manila (and the whole country) deserves to know what they are missing out, so she took that big leap of providing artisanal tea beverages with high-end loose tea leaves at affordable prices to the mainstream market. This is how F Crafted Tea was born.

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NutriAsia’s “Bring Your Own Bottle” Initiative, extended until December 31, 2019

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Bring Your Own Bottle, or BYOB, a initiative by NutriAsia, launched last July 30, 2019, is set to run until December 31, and will be open Mondays through Sundays, 1200NN to 0800PM, situated right beside The Mind Museum in BGC.

Please refer to this previous post: https://thehungrychefph.com/2019/08/06/nutriasias-bring-your-own-bottle-initiative/ for BYOB mechanics, procedures, and prices.

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