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Meditation

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 We requested Yogi Dexter @dxtanga to help us medidate!  It only takes as little as 5 minutes to meditate and be mindful.

Previous entry:  A Talk of Mindfulness July 23, 2017

Diffusing Neal’s Yard @nyr_officialBergamot for relaxation. #nyrph#h2hwellness #h2hessentialoils

 I was in a dress since I had to rush to a function right after !  :-)Meditation (2) Meditation (3)With a little time to have merienda before leaving :-) Mooncake from Arlene :-)
Meditation (1) Meditation (8)Truffle chocolate cake from Mary Grace Meditation (7) Yummy buko sherbetMeditation (9)  And Samosas home cooked Meditation (6)  And healthy Herr’s Popped Chips as giveaways :-) Meditation (5)

The Moment Group Turns 5

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Celebrating The Moment Group’s @themoplex 5th year anniversary today from 130pm to 630pm with a food crawl curated by JJ Yulo @nekkidchef who is so funny & entertaining. So much fun and surprises. 7 Restaurants @8cutsburgers@phatphomanila @ooma_ph@dintaifungph @manamph @mechauma1 bar @bank.bar , 18 dishes, 7 drinks, 4 Bus rides, 1 theater visit and a fat belly ( haha ) Happy 5th year anniversary to a family Heart2Heart loves!  More power @jonsyjuco@abbanapa @eantonino @tarasantos@maitaq  #BGCxTMG #ExploreBGC#TheMomentGroup #TMG5#h2hcelebrations

Since being founded in 2012, The Moment Group (TMG) has produced some of the most prominent restaurant brands in Manila. It began as a team of three hungry dreamers, led by founders Eli Antonino, Abba Napa, and Jon Syjuco. “Operating in the first year revolved around having the mindset of us working on a ‘school project,’” Napa shares. “The role we played revolved very much around being, primarily, a dreamer, and a cheerleader, and an inspiration to the team.”

This trio then grew to nearly a thousand makers of moments. “The reality of having to put in place structure and professionalism without losing touch of entrepreneurialism, and the ability to dream big and turn on a dime, has been the most challenging aspect of growth that we now have to balance on a daily basis,” Napa says of the right work balance.

The Moment Group's co-founders - Abba Napa, Eli Antonino, Jon Syjuco 2

Throughout the challenges TMG has faced, they’ve been greatly rewarded with many milestones. This month, they celebrate one of their biggest achievements yet—five years of creating moments through so many different dining experiences.

The TMG Purpose

The commitment put into TMG’s research and development that can be seen and tasted, in each dish churned out in every single shop under TMG’s 10 brands. Alongside the constant kitchen development, thorough branding and passionate service have attracted a strong following across various generations. Hand in hand, this collaboration has produced restaurant brands that have created demand as seen in crowds and the long lines stretched outside their doors.

When it comes down to it, The Moment Group has put much thought and hard work into creating experiences for every kind of diner, across all brands in their roster. This dedication to achieving the right mix of good food, service, and atmosphere, has earned TMG quite a following—which, in turn, has made way for opening more spaces.

Brands that Make Moments Happen

The Moment Group offers a diversity of cuisines as seen in their various brands:

  • 8Cuts is an authentic burger joint, and was the first of its kind to offer hand crafted burgers with the full service experience.8Cuts Burgers
  • Manam is the definitive experience of Filipino cuisine that is at once current and timeless, offering classic and reinvented local dishes, including the “#1 Best Sisig in Manila.”Manam Exterior 2
  • Ooma is a bold new take on casual Japanese fare, through playful and creative dishes, paired with a range of beers and sakes.Steak Aburi Maki
  • Mecha Uma is the city’s most dynamic chef’s table, in collaboration with young and talented chef Bruce Ricketts, which highlights global cuisine with Japanese inflections, and champions special ingredients.Chef Bruce Ricketts
  • Bank Bar, listed by CNN as one of the “7 Most Intriguing Speakeasies in the World,” is a top-shelf drinking den that serves the most extensive range of liquors, spirits, and cocktails in the city.Bank Bar Interior 2
  • The Mess Hall is a perpetual pop-up of The Moment Group’s establishments and dish concepts, served up in the in-house canteen of the TMG headquarters.The Moplex
  • Phat Pho Manila, a partnership with Cebu’s Abaca Group, is an upbeat and casual noodle bar that dishes out a variety of phos, alongside a delicious array of modernized Vietnamese street food.PHAT Pho Facade
  • Linguini Fini Manila, a partnership with Hong Kong’s Homegrown Foods, is an Italian restaurant rooted in New York culture, where the pasta and pizza are 100% homemade.Linguini Fini Interior 3
  • Din Tai Fung is an award-winning and half-century-old Taiwanese restaurant brand, known all over the world for its quality, consistency, and most importantly, its world-famous xiaolongbao.DTF Kitchen

There are thoughtfully crafted burger stacks and sides at 8Cuts, classic and unconventional Filipino meals at Manam, unlikely Japanese dishes at Ooma, and creatively concocted cocktails at Bank Bar. The Moment Group is constantly driven to creating dining experiences in Manila unlike any other. “To be honest, we’ve never thought as far as five years until now that we’ve approached it,” Napa confesses, “But now that we are here, the dream is to make it to 50 and build Moment to become something that can be constantly creating value and adding value to our industry, our dining scene and even to our society.”

The Moment Group’s vision is to be where you want to eat—be it now, five years from this moment, and perhaps even five decades down the line.

Apart from food, we’ve got  the launch of the Moment Five card!

It’s been a long time coming, but now it’s finally here! The Moment Five card is our way of giving our diners exclusive offers – with benefits that include discounts and freebies when used at participating TMG restaurants. The card is available for purchase at P1,000 and comes with an initial P500 voucher, and a 10% discount on every single-receipt purchase with a minimum of P500.

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Love the 5th Anniversary giveaway :-)

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Terre de Lumiere L’Eau

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 Discover a beautiful L’Occitane moment when the sun’s rays emerge gently over the horizon as we present the latest from L’Occitane ?? @loccitane Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (1)Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (2) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (3) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (8) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (7)  As the day draws to a close, the sky is set alight, embracing all the shades of gold. Beauty is suspended in time as this stunning spectacle reaches its height. This is the golden hour. Meaning “land of light, L’OCCITANE’s new eau de parfum is inspired by the special time of day in Provence known as the Golden Hour… A short moment at dusk as the sun falls and the sky fills with golden and purple light. The air is filled with the most fragrant Provençal scents. The first gourmand aromatic fragrance by L’Occitane, Terre de Lumière embodies the contrast between the aromatic freshness and the soft warmth of this magical moment. Zesty and aromatic at first, it consists primarily of edible “notes” such as honey and almond. This eau de parfum is warm and enveloping, perfect for lovers of rich and sweet fragrances. Discover the inspiration behind Terre de Lumière here.Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (4)Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (5)Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (6)Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (10) 20 years ago – Mom and I brought in L’Occitane to Rustan’s. The same time we brought in Starbucks. Celebrating 20 years of friendship with L’Occitane and it was Andre Hoffman still and until now  @rustansthebeautysource @rustansph#rustansthebeautysource #rustansph#h2hrustans #h2hscents #loccitanephTerre de Lumiere L'Eau (11) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (22) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (21) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (16) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (12) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (13) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (14) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (15) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (20) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (19) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (18) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (17)

Lunch Meal at Raging Bull

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 Lunch is my favorite meal of the day and it’s so nice that many restaurants have such great lunch deals :-)  especially the fine dining ones. It’s best to take advantage! Lunch at Raging Bull @dineshangrilafortwith the hubby which we shared. haha!! Really an even greater deal to eat with Heart2Heart because I just nibble  #ragingbullshangrila #h2hburgers#h2hsetlunchLunch Meal at Raging Bull (1) Lunch Meal at Raging Bull (2) Lunch Meal at Raging Bull (3) Lunch Meal at Raging Bull (4) Lunch Meal at Raging Bull (9) Lunch Meal at Raging Bull (6) Lunch Meal at Raging Bull (10) Lunch Meal at Raging Bull (11) Lunch Meal at Raging Bull (12)  The menLunch Meal at Raging Bull (5)Hoping to try Raging Bull burgers next time
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66th Bday of Tito Ralph

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 So much LOVE for Tito Ralph !  Happy 66th bday to a kind, generous, funny, witty and hardworking guy who we all LOVE  #h2hcelebrations66th Bday of Tito Ralph (32)66th Bday of Tito Ralph (22)66th Bday of Tito Ralph (23) 66th Bday of Tito Ralph (36) 66th Bday of Tito Ralph (34) 66th Bday of Tito Ralph (26) 66th Bday of Tito Ralph (27) 66th Bday of Tito Ralph (30) 66th Bday of Tito Ralph (24) 66th Bday of Tito Ralph (25) 66th Bday of Tito Ralph (20) 66th Bday of Tito Ralph (29) It is becoming a yearly tradition at The Glasshouse in New World Hotel

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RUSTAN’S CELEBRATES THEIR 65TH CHRISTMAS, FROM OUT OF THE BLUE

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HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY
CHRISTMAS OUT OF THE BLUE WITH RUSTAN’S

 

Rustan’s, the leader in luxury, ushers in a more memorable holiday season with a mesmerizing Blue Christmas filled with joy, tinsel and everything that the heart desires. To commemorate the 65th Christmas of the Rustan Group of Companies (RGOC), Rustan’s Christmas comes out of the blue with the best offerings and promos this year.

In addition to offering shoppers with an array of choices and gift ideas that makes Christmas shopping experience a more exciting one, Rustan’s presents the ultimate gift to loyal patrons with the Rustan’s Extraordinary Christmas Promo. From October 21 to December 24, 2017, shop til you drop to earn electronic raffle entries for the chance to win big.

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Up for grabs are 165 luxurious picks and gifts, from fragrances to jewels, luggage and pampering treatments from across the RGOC stores. Expect awesome gifts from Samsonite, Ascot Chang, Swarovski, Bvlgari, Hermès Fragrances, Bergamo, Sentry Safe, Jewelmer, Tumi, Lego, Dooney & Bourke, Rayban and Kipling. Not forgetting gift sets from Rustan’s the Beauty Source, La Prairie, Estee Lauder, Burt’s Bees, Rustan’s Home, Rustan’s Children and Royal Duty Free, and vouchers from Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Rustan’s Flower Shop, Sta. Elena Properties and Starbucks Coffee.

Grocery partners such as Rustan’s Supermarket and Shopwise are also giving away impressive shopping sprees. For the top prizes, look forward becoming one of five winners of P65,000 shopping sprees from Rustan’s Department Store, while one winner will be credited P65,000 on their HSBC Credit Card.

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And finally, for the Grand Prize, one big winner will be chosen to receive round-trip business class tickets for two to London via Philippine Airlines.

For the first time ever, Rustan’s features an online/electronic system for customers to enter raffle entries for the whole RGOC group. Rustan’s Extraordinary Christmas promo is open to all customers shopping at any of the participating RGOC stores.

Joining the raffle is simple! Earn e-raffle codes and enter the raffle entries online through www.rustanspromo.com. One e-raffle code is given for every P3,000 single-receipt purchase from Rustan’s Department Stores, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Adora and participating brands from Stores Specialists, Inc., while one e-raffle code is given for every P1,000 single-receipt purchase from Rustan’s Supermarket, Marketplace by Rustan’s, TWG, Oliviers & Co., SaladStop!, Royal Duty Free Subic, and Rustan’s Flower Shop. To triple chances of winning, use an HSBC credit card to earn x3 raffle codes.

Shop until Christmas Eve (December 24) and upload the codes until December 31, 2017, end of day at 12MN. Winners will be drawn via Electronic Raffle Draw on January 10, 2018, and will be notified via registered mail.

At Rustan’s, Christmas truly becomes the most wonderful time of the year.

EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

 Rustan’s Department Store, the brand that started it all 65 years ago, has a wide-ranging variety of events and activities lined up especially for October 21.

At the Ladies Department of Rustan’s Shangri-La, there will be a trio of events: a Ricardo Preto styling event from 11am onwards; a Longchamp event from 2-5pm; and a Lalique ikebana workshop from 3-6pm.

At the Men’s Department on October 21, there will be a Coffee and Corona activity from 4-8 pm at all Rustan’s branches.

Over at the Children’s Department, October 21 will be the launch of Rustan’s Christmas Registry. There will also be a Halloween activity on the same day at Rustan’s Makati, from 3pm onwards.

Rustan’s Home Department will have multiple showcases, like the launch of the Home Registry, 65 Ways to Entertain workshops, and appliance demos.

At the Rustan’s Silver Vault, shoppers visiting from 4-8pm can enjoy complimentary champagne, while Montblanc will also have an activity showcasing fine watches and whisky. This will be available at all Rustan’s stores, except Rustan’s Alabang.

Finally, a pianist will serenade shoppers with live performances at the Rustan’s the Beauty Source.

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RUSTAN’S CELEBRATES THEIR 65TH CHRISTMAS,
FROM OUT OF THE BLUE

 

 Fresh from the month-long festivities commemorating the Sapphire anniversary of the Rustan Group of Companies, Rustan’s Department Stores ushers in the holiday season with Rustan’s Christmas from Out of the Blue. Expect to be mesmerized by the most exquisite gifts and beautiful finds from Fashion, Home, Children’s and Beauty as Rustan’s celebrates their sapphire-hued 65th Christmas.

Bringing luxury at its finest, Rustan’s prepares the whole family for a holiday season like no other. For the individuals who always shines as gracious hosts, delight in sophisticated pieces for the home like precious silverware and crystal glasses from Oleg Cassini or Bugatti, exquisite China sets from Noritake orLenox, and the luminous Christofle MOOD, which encases a complete set of utensils in a unique storage capsule that is sure to stand out in the dining area.

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Modern homemakers will appreciate Kate Spade’s mugs and décor that lend a playful and feminine touch to the kitchen and other personal spaces. For something charmingly traditional, Ralph Lauren presents a table setting collection that becomes a perfect addition to your dining area. Stunning, brilliant pieces will also bring more glimmer to a tablescape. Choose from crystal figures by Swarovski, Angeli Glass by Our Very Own, Franz, while Goebelpresents chic collections that are fitting reflections of the homeowner’s refined tastes.

For the gentlemen, handkerchiefs and belts from Bottega del Cuioi and Guasch are basics that would be well appreciated. Offer the men a different surprise with fashionable picks like shirts and button-downs from Alea and Bagutta, and low-key loafers found at Faconnable. Husbands and dads will always opt for comfort while still being fashion forward. Casual weekend get-togethers require relaxed shirts and pullovers from U by Ricardo PretoAdolfo Dominguez,Pedro del Hierro and Giorgio Armani. Active men will enjoy receiving the Corcicle and S’well Tumblers, which ensure to keep them cool and hydrated all day, every day, whether on the court, on the greens or at the gym.

Fine Jewelry

The ladies will find a plethora of things to love at Rustan’s with an array of gorgeous dresses and casual picks to elevate their wardrobes. Ricardo Preto andU by Ricardo Preto present modern silhouettes and timeless fashion through versatile wardrobe staples. Lady RustanLibertine Libertine and Marina Rinaldi dress the modern, empowered woman with elegant ensembles that highlight a woman’s femininity. Infusing fun colors to a woman’s style are pieces from Lily Pulitzer and Maaji. Delight in the beautiful patterns found on the racks of Josie Natori and Tadashi Shoji.

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The ladies can elevate their ensembles with beautiful bags from Rebecca MinkoffFendi and Longchamp, which serve not only as beautiful arm candy but are spacious enough to carry all their daily essentials. Give a girl the right kind of heels, like pairs from Christian Louboutin, Aquazzura and Sergio Rossi, and she can take over the world!

 Stand out during the season of sparkle and glitter with lustrous jewels and impressive gems from Tamara Comoli. On the other hand, Marco BicegoCarla Amorim and Roberto Coin reflect their Midas touch with gilded rings and earrings embedded with brilliant stones. Tiffany & Co. keeps it timeless and simple with delicate silver, gold and platinum pieces with diamonds.

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Even the little tykes will find a big selection of adorable clothes and accessories that will allow them to be as stylish as their moms and dads. For Daddy’s little princess, Rustanette, Katie & Kev and Periwinkle present adorable ensembles in pastels and prints, with matching sling bags from Kiddos. Boys should be dressed to impress as well with shirts and polo shirts from Rustan Jr. and Neck and Neck – right on time for the Christmas reunions.

In addition to offering shoppers with an array of choices and gift ideas that makes Christmas shopping experience a more exciting one, Rustan’s presents the ultimate gift to loyal patrons with the Rustan’s Extraordinary Christmas Promo. From October 21 to December 24, 2017, shop til you drop to earn electronic raffle entries for the chance to win big.

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Up for grabs are 165 luxurious p gifts, from fragrances to jewels, luggage and pampering treatments from across the RGOC stores. Grocery partners such as Rustan’s Supermarket and Shopwise are also giving away impressive shopping sprees. For the top prizes, look forward becoming one of five winners of P65,000 shopping sprees from Rustan’s Department Store, while one winner will be credited P65,000 on their HSBC Credit Card.

For the Grand Prize, one big winner will be chosen to receive round-trip business class tickets for two to London via Philippine Airlines.

Joining the raffle is simple! Earn e-raffle codes and enter the raffle entries online through www.rustanspromo.com. One e-raffle code is given for every P3,000 single-receipt purchase from Rustan’s Department Stores, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Adora and participating brands from Stores Specialists, Inc., while one e-raffle code is given for every P1,000 single-receipt purchase from Rustan’s Supermarket, Marketplace by Rustan’s, TWG, Oliviers & Co., SaladStop!, Royal Duty Free Subic, and Rustan’s Flower Shop. To triple chances of winning, use an HSBC credit card and earn x3 raffle codes.

At Rustan’s, Christmas truly becomes the most wonderful time of the year.

For more information, visit www.rustans.com.ph or follow @RustansPH on Instagram and /RustansPH on Facebook.

The Cookery Sunday Family Lunch

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Yummy Sunday family lunch by John and Keena!  Food from the Cookery @chefmichelledt

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