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Spread the LOVE

The sweetest treat came on Valentine’s Day in the form of these Premium Fudgy Brownies from Mary Grace Cafe. Imagine, the cafe gave out 143 boxes of these humongous brownies absolutely free to the first 143 persons who signed up on its facebook page! How sweet is that? It took me only about a minute … Continue reading »

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St. Giles Makati (St. Giles Classic Hotel)

I won an overnight stay in St. Giles Makati from its photo contest on facebook (there were only 7 entries and 5 winners, go figure) and I used the free accommodation right away. I was with my husband, Caloy and our daughter, Bea and we wondered who Saint Giles was and how come a hotel … Continue reading »

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Hotel Celeste

What made Bea’s 9th birthday even more memorable, apart from her videoke playdate with friends, was our overnight stay at Hotel Celeste — a posh boutique hotel in Makati with one-of-a-kind rooms that combine sophistication and utmost comfort. Its modern European-inspired interior design and furnishings are truly awe-inspiring. The word “opulent” easily comes to mind. … Continue reading »

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Top Ten from The Picture Company

Aside from books, pictures are my most cherished material possessions. Do you know anyone who still keeps printed photos neatly arranged in traditional photo albums in this digital day and age? Well, that’s me! I love photos so much that I even signed up to become a member of The Picture Company [TPC] way back … Continue reading »

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The Mandarin Oriental Club Experience

Dear Mandarin Oriental Manila, You just don’t know what a tremendous blessing you have given me this year. I am one of the winners of your wonderful “MOMents in Our Family Tradition” photo contest which you hosted on facebook a few months ago. As the second place winner, I received a complimentary weekend stay at … Continue reading »

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The Manila Hotel

This institution needs no further introduction, but for those who’ve been living under a rock in the last century, the Manila Hotel is now on its 100th year of operation and is the oldest premier hotel in the land. Built from 1909 and inaugurated in 1912, the hotel has played host to a number of … Continue reading »

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The Pen at 35

One of my favorite spots in the city celebrated another milestone. The Peninsula Manila, a jewel of a landmark in Makati’s cityscape, turned 35 years old (that’s just 2 years younger than I am) yesterday — and how! Only from noon to midnight of September 14, friends and fans of the hotel were treated to … Continue reading »

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Dining Values from Metrobank Card

I still consider myself a frugal person, despite my habit of dining out several times a week. As a housewife, I’m constantly on the lookout for bargains, special offers and promotions. I always keep tabs on my rewards points when making purchases, and I keep an eye out for discounts and freebies. After all, isn’t … Continue reading »

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