HSBC Gold Visa Cash Back Credit Card

HSBC invited us for a lavish intimate lunch at the very exclusive Manila House last week to talk about the HSBC Gold Visa Cash Back Credit Card and how a shopaholic and frequent traveler like me can make the most out of it. There’s nothing better than getting rewarded for your own purchases! “Every year we think of a product that would address the evolving needs of our consumers,” says Kris Werner, HSBC Philippines Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management. “It’s no surprise they love to dine, shop and travel. At HSBC, we found a way that would cater toRead more

Restaurant Review: Kushikatsu Daruma from Osaka

If there’s one country that I could get an unlimited flight pass to, that would be Japan. It’s not just because of the cheap but high quality Japanese cosmetics, giant wastelands like Daiso or Don Quixote, the kind people and the culture, but I keep on going back because of the yummy food! I don’t research on restaurants before going because most of the places I’ve walked in to have pleasantly surprised me with a wonderful meal but there are also a few restos that I like to tick off before leaving a city.  The problem is, like any popularRead more

Row 101 Summer Pop Up | May 6-7, 2017

Jumping off from last year’s successful Row 101 Summer Pop Up is another installment this coming May 6 to 7, 2017 in Whitespace, Pasong Tamo. With over 40 brands from lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food entrepreneurs, there is surely something for everyone to enjoy. As each booth was personally curated by the Row 101 team, you will surely have a great time in this one-of-a-kind shopping experience because you are ensured unique finds, quality products, and interesting items to add to your list of wants (and needs!). Be sure to visit the Row 101 bazaar with your whole family andRead more

Paradise Dynasty : Best Xiao Long Bao in Manila

It’s hard to impress someone like me when it comes to dining because I love to try all the best restaurants whenever I’m traveling to a new country. I feel like there are only a few outstanding restaurants in Manila despite the numerous number of establishments opening left and right. I did not expect to be blown away by the food when I was invited to Paradise Dynasty because I’ve never heard of it before and I wasn’t able to try it on my last trip to Singapore. But damn, they have the best Xiao Long Bao in Manila. InRead more

Gotta Eat ‘Em All: Pokemon Cakes at Boulangerie22

The Pokemon Go craze may have subsided but my fondness for these Pokemon characters will never go away. Or maybe I’m just too old to be playing games because I think most millenials are still hooked thanks to their recent update and 2nd generation Pokemons. Haha! Be the best that no one ever was and bring one of these Pokemon Cakes from Boulangerie22 to a birthday party or for no occasion at all! These will surely put a smile on anyone’s face especially if they’re people like me who grew up in the 90s. Pikachu Chocolate Cake (699.00) Isn’t PikachuRead more

Sugar Factory at Shangri-la Fort Review

The holidays may be over but there’s always a reason to binge on good food!! :) I’ve been busy for the past months (when am I ever given a break!? lol) so this Sugar Factory in Shangri-La Fort review is quite overdue. The first time I actually saw the candy shop was in The Grove in Los Angeles California but it didn’t have a restaurant like the one we have here in Fort. Sugar Factory is known for its sweets but I love their Savory dishes as much as their dessert. I went back after the media event and theyRead more