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Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya

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I visited more animals at Pithaya!  This one came all the way from Manila!! Roast lamb for dinner. Tahnee @tahneesy arranged for her truck to transport them all the way from Manila to Pithaya!!  Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (1)  Thank you #nisekrew Sys – Pat @spatsy Steve @stvsy888 and Andre @sean.andre.sy.    Robert’s Spit roast tel 2790556 cel 09161178628 #roastlamb #Robertsspitroast #H2HPithaya  Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (2) YUM!! Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (3) Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (8) Skin! yum!Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (15) Long lines! :-)Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (9) Tito Raymond showed us a fish from his lake!!Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (12) Gigantic!!Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (11) Tito Raymond also made his special sauce as per the request of Carmina – Knorr truffle sauce!!!  YUM!! :-)  Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (14) Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (4) Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (5) Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (6) Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (7)  Yummy Biko!!! Thank you Mark Licaros @sanjvlicaros for sharing this discovery!!! Many bought and took home. Thank you #nisekrew Tin @tincmoreno for the contact details. From Tin

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I don’t know the address but this was his message to me :
Jovet po name ko.Putingkahoy,Lian po kami.after po ng zigzag road ang sa amin,may shed po sa right side,left side po ang amin.may maliit n sari sar store po #H2HcakesRoast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (10) Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (13) Roast Lamb Dinner at Pithaya (16)

Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya

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Our last night we had video showing for Nisekrew ! :-)  Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (1) with snacks of course! :-)Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (2) and cheese!! Most Matakaw awardee #nisekrew Kai @kaisterprimo using her new gadget – cheese/butter curler  #h2hcheesefinds #H2HGadgets #H2HPithayaNisekrew Awards at Pithaya (4) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (5) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (3)I made a video of all our photos and videos in Niseko/Sapporo!  So much fun wot view it together with everyone!  pithaya video showing Jose @jlm72471 is not only our host but he also prepared #Nisekrew awards  for all of us! Best dressed, Best photographer, Best dancer, Best Hotel booker etc. We love you Jose #H2HPithayaPithaya  Nisekrew Awards Jose Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (6) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (7) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (8) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (9) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (10) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (11) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (12) Sy kids claiming their parents’ awards! Agawan! haha!!Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (13) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (14) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (15) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (16) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (17) Nisekrew Awards at Pithaya (18)nisekrew awards pithaya 2

Beach at Pithaya

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BOAT!!!  But due to strong waves we were not able to ride the boatBeach at Pithaya (6)  A mangrove which they turned into a beach.  WOW!  Beach at Pithaya (1) Beach at Pithaya (16) Hanging out in the beachBeach at Pithaya (9) Complete with chairsBeach at Pithaya (3) Beach at Pithaya (10) and a bar! :-)Beach at Pithaya (14) with lots of yummy food!!! Banana turn! YUM!!Beach at Pithaya (2) The kids were the ones enjoying!!  We were hiding in the shade! :-)  Beach at Pithaya (11) Beach at Pithaya (8) Beach at Pithaya (12) and a jet ski!!Beach at Pithaya (7)pithaya beach jet ski Beach at Pithaya (15) Beach at Pithaya (5) Beach at Pithaya (13)Pithaya beach 45 Beach at Pithaya (4)

Guesthouse at Pithaya

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 View of the guesthouse and Chapel of Pithaya from the Tower.

This is where 7 #nisekrew families stayed for the weekend #H2Hsunsets #H2HPithaya #H2HHomesGuesthouse at Pithaya (1) Guesthouse at Pithaya (2) May layout pa si Jose!! :-)  LOVE IT!  guesthouse layout nisekrew pithaya guesthouse pithaya layout of rooms nisekrewThe day we arrived we all brought our stash of snacks to share with everyone!!Guesthouse at Pithaya (9) Iago in love with all the Japanese snacks from Tito Steve and Tita LindyGuesthouse at Pithaya (10) Nisekrew love snacks!Guesthouse at Pithaya (8)Irvin’s Salted egg potato chips made it to Pithaya :-)irvins salted egg chips pithaya One of our favourites – Pretz sweet corn from Japan brought by Steve and Lindysweet corn pretz pithayaHanging out in the garden
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Guesthouse at Pithaya (3) BreakfastGuesthouse at Pithaya (25) So happy to be with the kiddos #minisekrew  The kids were enjoying so much in Pithaya!  They bonded too :-)Guesthouse at Pithaya (22) Love this kid! Iago!  Love his shirt which describes our weekend at PithayaGuesthouse at Pithaya (24) Posing :-)  Guesthouse at Pithaya (23) Breakfast!!!Guesthouse at Pithaya (20)  Breakfast by sweetie #minisekrew Alexa @iamawesomealexa – smiley hotdogs and Panda  hard boiled eggs #hotdogs #panda #nisekrew #H2HPithayaGuesthouse at Pithaya (4)  teddy bear bentoGuesthouse at Pithaya (6) and Goodmorning bread!! CUTE!!!  Love waking up to Alexa’s creations!! Truly brings a smile to start the day rightGuesthouse at Pithaya (7) So hot!!!  Perfect for a swim!!Guesthouse at Pithaya (21)  bonding while swimming  #minisekrew #H2HPithayaGuesthouse at Pithaya Guesthouse at Pithaya (27) Guesthouse at Pithaya (26) Guesthouse at Pithaya (28) Guesthouse at Pithaya (30) Guesthouse at Pithaya (31) Guesthouse at Pithaya (5) Guesthouse at Pithaya (29)

Meals at Pithaya

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From beginning till end, we did not stop eating at Pithaya!!!  I want to live here!!! haha!!  The busy kitchen!Meals at Pithaya (15) We arrived before dinner so I took a peek at the kitchenMeals at Pithaya (16)You can always spot an old timer and loyal staff!  Meals at Pithaya (17) Our sexy Nisekrew Lindy always feeding us the best!  We love her bag!  haha!!Meals at Pithaya (9) She brought beef from Japan!!!! Hokkaido beef Meals at Pithaya (18)  Aside from having so much food already, everyone brought something to share with the gang!

Yummy Davao pomelo brought by #Nisekrew Carmina @thecrazycook_ph Meals at Pithaya (20) My gosh!  I came in shorts for dinner and these lovely ladies were all dressed up.  A bit of a hint on where our next adventure will be!Meals at Pithaya (21) Twins! :-) But one is injured and one is buntis! :-)  Both pretty in Italian fashion from Marianne PoMeals at Pithaya (1) The most awaited buffet table every day! :-)   We all loved the homecooked food at Pithaya. The #Nisekrew gained 10 pounds!Meals at Pithaya (5) Meals at Pithaya (24) Andre of course sat and ate the steak as soon as it arrived sizzling from the kitchenMeals at Pithaya (23) Meals at Pithaya (22) Carmina the Crazy Cook  cooked for dinner some dishes!

Chicken satay, Shrimp curry and Pomelo ( Fr Davao) Kale ( Bukidnon) salad with chicken skin  #pomelo #shrimpcurry #H2HPithaya
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Previous entry:  Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake from Sugar Bee June 24, 2015
Meals at Pithaya (6)  Yummy gluten free chocolate cake from Osvaldo’s Cakes @joezbaker

He is the pastry chef of Carmina from Davao. He used almond flour to make this. Thank you Carmina @thecrazycook_ph for our birthday cake for the #Nisekrew April birthday celebrants.  Carmina had to handcarry this on the plane from Davao till Pithaya  #osvaldoscakes #glutenfree#H2HPithaya #H2HCakes #H2HbdaycakesMeals at Pithaya (7) Stash from our Hokkaido trip!

Previous entry:  Nikka Distillery Otaru March 3,  2016Meals at Pithaya (8) The only time we are always complete is when it is eating time! haha!!  Meals at Pithaya (4) Another Pithaya painting in the dining room but this photo is a photo of Tito Raymond from his hometown in SpainMeals at Pithaya (10)One of the specialties is the tinapa rice. YUM!!!!   Everything is yum and love the Filipino food!!Meals at Pithaya (14) Sansrival from Tita MarotMeals at Pithaya (12)  Oozing caramel from the Salted Caramel Chocolate cake from @flourjarmanila Thank you #nisekrew Marco @iamarcoantonio and Jackie @jaxcantonio for bringing all the yummy desserts!! As Marco said – getting together once a month is dangerous because we are going to gain weight each time!! We might become the “baboycrew” haha!! #nisekrewdiscoveries #flourjarmanila #saltedcaramel #chocolatecake #H2HCakesMeals at Pithaya (13) Our traditional Nisekrew  photo will be the dining table photo!! where we all get together to dine like a family :-) one big family!Meals at Pithaya (11) All the staff of the Morenos also gather in Pithaya when they are there.  Thank you to the wonderful staff that took care of us!!Meals at Pithaya (19)

Nature Walk at Pithaya

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First agenda for the weekend was a nature walk around Pithaya.  Someone sexy did not get the memo and came in a dress and aqua shoes! haha!! But some got the memo and were prepared!Nature Walk at Pithaya (1) Nature Walk at Pithaya (25) Our host and tour guide Raj! Nature Walk at Pithaya (2)So peaceful and so calming to be surrounded with nature in Pithaya
Nature Walk at Pithaya (3) Nature Walk at Pithaya (4) We entered this gateNature Walk at Pithaya (5) and WOW!Nature Walk at Pithaya (6) Nature Walk at Pithaya (7) Nature Walk at Pithaya (8) Nature Walk at Pithaya (9) Nature Walk at Pithaya (10) Nature Walk at Pithaya (11) Nature Walk at Pithaya (12) Just love adventures with our gangNature Walk at Pithaya (13) Nature Walk at Pithaya (14) Nature Walk at Pithaya (15) Nature Walk at Pithaya (16) Nature Walk at Pithaya (17) Nature Walk at Pithaya (18)  14 out of the 19 #nisekrew doing the nature walk Nature Walk at Pithaya (19)More animal sightings
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Because only one of us got the hiking memo, only one of us was dressed for it!

Posh girl Lindy @lindycas who is always dressed to kill and came in a dress and Aqua shoes!  Chop suey girl Carmina @thecrazycook_ph who came in a hat, Embroidered rash guard, slippers and @filipinna shorts.   Anna @aangara the true hiker who was the only one dressed for the event and Kikay girl me :-) who came in lace shorts, havaianas and blouse definitely not for hiking.

The Spice girls of #nisekrew at Pithaya!  definitely a nature walk to remember #H2HPithayaNature Walk at Pithaya (27) OMG!  Ana found this while hiking!  Nice souvenir from Pithaya!  Nature Walk at Pithaya (22) Thank you Steve and Cherina for our rehydrating drinks!  Nature Walk at Pithaya (23)

Watch Tower at Pithaya

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The evening we arrived, we came late and missed the sunset view from the watch towerWatch Tower at Pithaya (12) It is by the main houseWatch Tower at Pithaya (13) Watch Tower at Pithaya (14) The main house from the garden :-)Watch Tower at Pithaya (9) GardenWatch Tower at Pithaya (15) With a beautiful Balete tree.  This tree is part of the logo of Pithaya Watch Tower at Pithaya (28) More trees that are all lit so beautifullyWatch Tower at Pithaya (29) Watch Tower at Pithaya (16) Watch Tower at Pithaya (27) Watch Tower at Pithaya (26) Walking towards the towerWatch Tower at Pithaya (17) You can take the stairs ( no i didn’t haha!! )Watch Tower at Pithaya (19) Or take the elevator :-)  Watch Tower at Pithaya (18) Dumbwaiter to bring up the food to the top!Watch Tower at Pithaya (20) There are 4 bedrooms in the tower! Watch Tower at Pithaya (21) Watch Tower at Pithaya (23) Watch Tower at Pithaya (22) Merienda upon arrival Watch Tower at Pithaya (25) Nisekrew kiddos!! YAY!!!Watch Tower at Pithaya (24) On our last day in Pithaya I rushed back from the beach to the Tower to catch the sunsetWatch Tower at Pithaya (5) Watch Tower at Pithaya (6) Watch Tower at Pithaya (11)  The top of the tower is a hang out in itself :-)  You can dine or just relax up hereWatch Tower at Pithaya (30) Love the ceiling which is like the sky :-)Watch Tower at Pithaya (8) BEAUTIFUL!!  BREATH TAKING!!  Watch Tower at Pithaya (31)Wherever we go in Pithaya there is food! :-)
Watch Tower at Pithaya Caviar pie from VB Kitchen brought by Chut when he passed by

Previous entry:  Caviar Pie by VB Kitchen August 18, 2014

Pithaya Chut VB Kitchen Caviar pieWatch Tower at Pithaya (7) Watch Tower at Pithaya (4)  Beautiful 360 degree views from the Tower Watch Tower at Pithaya (32) Watch Tower at Pithaya (33) Watch Tower at Pithaya (2) Manmade lake – WOW!Watch Tower at Pithaya (34) Watch Tower at Pithaya (35) Watch Tower at Pithaya (1) Watch Tower at Pithaya (36)

Pithaya

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The Nisekrew gang was so blessed to be invited by Tito Raymond and his family – Nisekrew Jose and Tin and Raj and Kai to their beautiful home, Pithaya!   We went for the weekend and it was a perfect place to reunite with the gang and get together.

Around Pithaya are different paintings depicting scenes from the place and he commissioned an artist to paint them.  I asked him if his favorite color was green because it’s green all over Pithaya and he said “Obvious ba?” haha!! Tito Raymond is the visionary bringing things to life and the good family man. ? He bought Pithaya in the 1980s and built a whole place for him and his family. And for his family to bond together and extended to friends.  We are lucky to have shared their beautiful home. Blessed and grateful #nisekrew #H2HPithaya #H2HPeople #H2HTributesPithaya (1)The road leading to Pithaya is magical!!
Pithaya (4)  I love the trees!!Pithaya (5) We got there night time already Pithaya (6) Pithaya (7)After the gate (Daytime photos )
Pithaya (15) Museum!  M for Moreno and the museum is a letter M :-)  Pithaya (11) Beautiful bougainvillaeasPithaya (10) Many old trees all over the placePithaya (12) Peeking through and seeing a structurePithaya (13) It’s a chapel!Pithaya (14) More of a church! :-)  Tita Marot is so religious and the kids are too!   That is why we love them :-)Pithaya (16) Pithaya (17) Another structure peeping from the greens – It’s the watch tower!Pithaya (18) Picnic GrovePithaya (9) Spotted a helicopter hovering abovePithaya (19) There is a helipad!  A big one and this is where the boat is also keptPithaya (8) Someone is landing!!Pithaya (20)  Only James Bond Chut @chutster arrives in Pithaya in style!!!! Missing Kim @kimm_stagram So glad #nisekrew Chut came even if he had business meetings!!! #H2HPithayaPithaya (21)Mode of transportation inside Pithaya! Jeepney!!!  LOVE IT!!
Pithaya (2) Garden of the Main housePithaya (24) Pithaya (3) More paintings :-) In this painting is the living room in the main housePithaya There is an area in Pithaya which feels like an African Safari.  Though I’ve never been to Africa haha!!  But I have seen photos :-)  Pithaya (22) Animals around the farm!Pithaya (23)

Rustan’s Home and Heart 2016

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This year, Rustan’s is dedicating three months to celebrate everything about and for the Family with Home & Heart – A Family Affair. Throughout the months of April until June, Rustan’s will be hosting various activities that the whole family can enjoy. Weekends will be filled with family-friendly workshops at Rustan’s to make every meal, every bonding moment and every family time even more memorable.

Starting off with a weekend of coffee and tea workshops. Rustan’s Alabang Town Center will host the Afternoon Delight: Coffee and Tea with Delonghi on April 16, Saturday where their resident coffee craftsman, Michael Canlas, will give a workshop on caffeinated and tea recipes. This will be followed by Breville’s, The Art of Coffee – Espresso Appreciation Afternoon with Master Latte Artist, Dave Dource on April 17, Sunday.

As a treat to lovely ladies, Rustan’s will hold a Mother’s Day Fair from April 21 to May 8 at Rustan’s Makati and April 22 to May 8 at Rustan’s Shangri-la. A special Travel Essentials for Mom’s Getaway Workshop by Bespoke and Beyond at Rustan’s Makati was held last April 21, Thursday. Learn the tips and tricks to organizing your luggage and pack perfectly for any solo or family getaway. This workshop will make sure every mom is destination-ready for any out-of-towns or trips abroad.

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Great news! Longchamp will extend its personalized Le Pliage services from April 17 to May 7 at Rustan’s Shangri-la. Customize and design the perfect Le Pliage bag for the woman of your life. Pick out from various colors and find a size that fits every girl’s needs.

Rustan's Home & Heart 2016 (3) Rustan's Home & Heart 2016 (2)The 28th of April marks the start of enjoying special deals from the Home Department. Perfect artisanal home accent pieces from brands like Farbel, Acrila, Zoffoli, Arti & Mestieri will be offered at 20% off on selected items. Exquisite Home Luxury brands offer special gifts as well. Receive a Lladro Silk Scarf or a Christofle Silver Money Clip for a single receipt purchase of PHP 45,000 from Lladro and Christofle, respectively. A minimum single-receipt purchase of PHP 50,000 from Meissen entitles one to a luxurious Meissen candle. Spend a single-receipt purchase of PHP 85,000 from Lalique and receive a 100ml bottle of Lalique perfume.

The month of May is also filled with special workshops for every family member to take part in. On May 6, have A Very Vegan Mother’s Day with Jertie’s Kitchen and Breville. Coffee aficionados can join the Delonghi’s Match Made with Coffee Workshop on May 7, both at Rustan’s Shangri-la.

Find the perfect gift for the woman of your life this season and gift her with Home and Décor items from Lenox, Rosenthal, Royal Albert, Kate Spade, and Christofle. Visit the special vignettes curated for moms and pick up a present from the woman’s boudoir like beauty products from Murad and La Prairie, beddings from Ralph Lauren Home, and loungewear from Natori. Find something for the mom cave to satisfy every mom’s artistic and crafty personality with personalized gift cards, stationaries and more from Whisk, and engraved leather items and embroidered linens by Bespoke and Beyond. Lastly, give mom a much-needed break with some Zen-inspired items from BSAB, Millefiori, and Diptyque that will relax the mind and body.

Rustan's Home & Heart 2016 (6)Gather each member of the family and shop to your heart’s content as you catch great steals from the world’s finest brands with the Rustan’s Lifestyle Passport. Show your passport and avail of exclusive offers and special discounts from the Fashion, Children’s, Cosmetics, and Home Departments of Rustan’s until June 2, 2016.

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Just what awesome deals should one expect from the passport? Supermoms can find the perfect arm candy to complete their wardrobe with Fendi and Longchamp, as both brands offer 15% off their regular items. Stylish young women and their moms can have matching shoes from Sergio Rossi, offering 15% off the first pair and 25% off the second on all regular priced items. If looking for wardrobe additions, head down to Marina Rinaldi and avail of the 10% off promotion for one item, and 20% off for two or more.

Rustan's Home & Heart 2016 (5) Rustan's Home & Heart 2016 (7)Of course, Dads get a treat, too! Taking 20% off on regular items and an additional 10% off on sale items are Hackett, Faconnable and trendy dapper brand, Thomas Pink. The man of the house also get to choose from the racks of Adolfo Dominguez, Pedro del Hierro, Ascot Chang at 20% off on all regular items. From leather belts and wallets, to neckties to match ones’ outfits – Miguel Bellido, Buxton and Geoffrey Beene offer regular items at 15% off.

The Rustan’s Lifestyle Passport also has treats and special deals from the Young Adult and Children’s department. Enjoy an added 10% off deal from sale items of Pilgrim and Good Works accessories, Triple C, and Broken Legend accessories. Ready to wear brand Matix and timepiece labels such as Jacques Farel, Giorgio Fedon, Rod, and Flud offer 20% off on selected items.

Update the little ones’ wardrobe and get a free mug for a purchase of atleast P3,500 from Neck & Neck. Purchase any Shopkins Season 2 or 3 item and receive a Season 3 Foil Pack for free. Watch out for more exciting treats and fun activities for kids this season!

Make every family experience a momentous one with Rustan’s. Spend every second with your family and bond over lifestyle workshops and shopping sessions with Home & Heart – A family Affair only at Rustan’s.Rustans heart and Home activities

To know more about the latest collections available in the stores, you may visit Rustan’s in Makati, Shangri-la, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu. You may also visit http://www.facebook.com/rustansph for more details.

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