Summer Colors and Petals | Rustan's Sunset Party

Rustan’s had a sunset party entitled Summer Colors and Petals, featuring different top tier brands showcasing their summer colors in Rockwell, I was wondering where exactly the event would be since I wasn’t all too familiar with the place save for the actual mall. Sunset party, where could this be? Fast forward to entering a narrow corridor, greeted with sincere smiles (Hi Visions PR!) and led into a full fledged summer garden party -albeit indoors and airconditioned but it really felt like the best of indoor and outdoor worlds. I had arrived with one of my blogger friends Paul, who seemed a …

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A French Revolution In Manila | Les Misérables

” A BREATHTAKING SPECTACLE ” DAILY TELEGRAPH ” ***** ASTONISHINGLY POWERFUL ” THE TIMES UK “THRILLING, SPECTACULAR AND UNFORGETTABLE” THE NEW YORK TIMES Les Mis is an unforgettable story set in 19th century France of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit that has become one of the World’s most popular musicals. I remember listening to the CD soundtracks as a teenager with my cousins and imagining banners flying through the air, revolution and of course unbreakable love. From listening to the 17 different international Jen Valjeans singing Do You Hear The People Sing/One Day More (10th anniversary original …

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Take A Bow | Archery Academy

I remember watching Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, yes, matagal na yun, and being amazed by how Robin Hood could split an arrow from incredible distances. I even remember purchasing those native looking bow and arrows from street vendors as a kid in New Manila and trying to no avail to pull a Robin Hood. All I did was scare Brownie and Whitey (my Lola’s Aspin dogs) My failed vigilantism and archery dreams disappeared, only to be rekindled when watching Arrow and the Hunger Games. Archery has had a reemergence recently, which can be attributed to movies and shows above, also who can deny …

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Chicken Run | Fowl Bread

Tasteless Restaurant Group (Hole In The Wall, Wrong Ramen, Hanamaruken, Le Petit Souffle) has recently launched their newest creation at Bonifacio High Street, Fowl Bread! The name pertains to what they serve, which starts with spicy fried chicken sandwiches, fries, and it gets a little more adventurous with garlic noodles and gyoza! The chicken sandwich has two chicken pieces, one is chicken meat and one is chicken skin! Genius! It’s then topped with a pickled pickle and radish.  You can choose your spiciness level, much like in Hole In The Wall’s Bad Bird. The levels are normal, spicy and chemical …

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Extraordinary | Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Finding the perfect steak is a very personal affair, some swear by red hot coals and a grill, others a smoking hot cast iron pan to get the perfect sear on a dry aged ribeye while bigger places have massive broilers to get the charred outside and pinkish middle. Some add all sorts of spices and sauces, others swear by salt, pepper and a little oil. We could go on to choice of meat, or how the cattle was raised et cetera but who really cares? Wolfgang Zwiener does, he wants diners to truly experience the extraordinary in his steakhouse. …

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At Your Best | Mango Man

“At your absolute best, you still won’t be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right person.” Now this is an emotional and moving quote, it may even help restore your belief in love. Lucky is the one who finds the aforementioned partner above, but looking your best for them should also be held in high regard. I chose a simple, elegant black suit in a “drop 8” cut which is a more athletic form as I like to think I take care of myself in that aspect. Chose to forego …

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Moka Pot | Ossidiana

Designer(s): Mario Trimarchi, Italy Company: Mario Trimarchi Project: “Ossidiana” Awards and Category: Silver Sub-category Winner, Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop, Professional The fusion of two disciplines, design and sculpture, has led to the birth of Ossidiana, a moka coffee pot that is a tiny silent piece of architecture. Design has given Ossidiana the aesthetic codes of a beloved object, slightly shifted but with an everyday feel that makes it familiar. Sculpture has lent Ossidiana its design process – it is a work created through the subtraction of material, using the same approach adopted for sculpting marble or stone. Its scoops of subtracted aluminium …

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