So happy to meet this kind couple that went to Thailand to learn Thai foot massage. They come together and can do a couple together or a group of friends. All their oils, lotions, pillows and even their uniform is from Thailand. Call Antonio or Marie at +63 917 428 8501 #ThaiMassage#CompressedSteam#H2HSpaThey even change to their outfits from their Thai school Spa Sunday Family lunch Thai Compressed Steamed Massage by Marie – it was my first time to try it and how relaxing She even has a Thai blanket which she fixes so nicely
Filipino talent is well known around the world – from their drive and passion in sports, to their grace and beauty on the pageant stage, down to their world-class, well-crafted indigenous products.The world has come to know the Philippines as a place of immense talent and great promise. Filipinos are embraced abroad, and even more so at home, where there is a growing appeal in décor and furniture made from the country’s natural gifts. This June, celebrating culture, creativity and nationalism, Rustan’s, in partnership with the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), presents the “Art & Soul of the Filipino”, a month-long showcase of all things proudly Pinoy. From June 8 to July 9, visit the exciting displays of Rustan’s Filipiniana Our Very Own products, which highlight Filipino creativity and ingenuity in design through a wonderful selection of accents, dinnerware, and linensLocal luxuries such as carved wood tabletop decor and refined pieces made of delicate capiz shells reflect the distinguished history and cultural heritage of the Philippine islands. Find as well an array of elegant linens and fabrics that will definitely elevate the ambience of the home, bringing in a touch of warmth to any room.Alongside these designs, find other exciting creations at Go Lokal!, an inspiring initiative by DTI, which brings to the market new designs from aspiring designers and home brands. Rustan’s as the leader in lifestyle luxury and a staunch supporter of arts and culture opens up its doors— offering opportunities and a great platform for these talented entrepreneurs.
Launched by DTI in collaboration with select retail partners, Go Lokal! was initially developed as an opportunity for the country’s micro and small enterprises. Here, entrepreneurs can test their consumer appeal and gauge the marketability of their products for export. From bags and shoes to decor made from indigenous materials, Go Lokal! promises an exhibit of exceptional one-of-a-kind merchandise that are uniqely Filipino. Catch the Go Lokal exhibit at the 5th level of Rustan’s Makati. During this month of patriotism and pride, also gain a deeper appreciation and love for the Motherland through compelling narratives as captured by the award-winning photography group, TP5. The photo exhibit, which will showcase the works of Adel Samson Esteemed opthalmologist, lead vocalist, technical scuba diver, athlete, teacher, internationally awarded photographer; also renowned cataract and lasik surgeon. This Renaissance man is generous with sharing his gifts as he has been blessed with them. Dr. Adel Vergel Dizon Samson is husband to his beautiful and loving Millie; and proud father to gifted Rico and Isabela.
The interplay of Adel’s passion and profession have inevitably shaped his perspective. “Photography was instrumental in my being a surgeon. It served as an inspiration to my being an opthalmologist in that the mechanics of a camera is patterned after the human eye. I came into full circle because of photography.”
Adel began his love for photography at the age of 9 when his father gave him his first SLR. Self taught by reading, experimenting, and working under the tutelage of Pancho Escaler in 1986, Adel has been winning and continues to win several photo contests earning him recognition both locally and internationally.
He is a member of the Camera Club of the Philippines since 2009. Adel has also been tapped by Leica to conduct talks during the brand’s product launches and other events here in the Philippines and abroad.
As a photographer, Adel values sharing the emotional response he captures. “To capture a scene and seeing God’s hand in shaping the landscape. To capture a private moment that probably no one else sees, and to share that.” His philosophy is embodied in his photography: “capturing moments that will never happen again. Capture what is true and real but set your artistry free, let it soar.” He pursues life with fire and passion and his images reflect that zeal and dedication. Adel’s ultimate goal is that his photographs evoke an emotional, cerebral, and spiritual imprint on his audience.
Bien Bautista His photographs are reminiscent of saffron-robed monks and gregorian chants. Eloquent silences that breed inner peace and tranquility, joy and harmony. Some people refer to it as the transforming power of Zen. Some say it’s simply the magic that is BIEN. BIEN S. BAUTISTA, the photographer/artist, is indeed true to the title accorded him. His collection of photographs, comprising his second one-man exhibit MUY BIEN, a sequel to his first, ESTA BIEN, invites the viewer to a rare journey. The kind that transports him, pensive and unhurried, through black and white musings and colored dreams, soothing rhythms and rich illusory images that are altogether simple, pure and still like revered siesta hours in faraway childhood towns. And when he arrives, refreshed, at the waking hour, he experiences a clear and calm, translucent understanding of the self. The trip ends yet the discovery continues, for as long as man lives and breathes, and the universe is overwhelmingly peaceful… if only in the mind. Bien from out of the Blue… Bien’s formative years began at the Ateneo de Manila (elementary), followed by Colegio de San Agustin (High School) , and University of Santo Tomas (Fine Arts/Advertising.) In between, his wanderlust inspired him to become an exchange student of the Youth for Understanding program. He attended Bridgeport High School and took up Architecture and Radio-TV production at Delta College, Michigan. After U.S. came Europe for a 3-month Art & Music appreciation scholarship. In 1980, Bien consolidated his expertise in all aspects of photography when he joined a professional photographic services group covering Advertising, Fashion, Industrial, Corporate, Travel, Documentary, Editorial, and Illustration. In 1987, he established Black & White Asia, Inc. with wife Remy and brother Floren as partners, and in 1989, added the Baby Sitter Portrait Studio to the business with his charming and talented wife, Remy, at the helm. E X H I B I T S One-Man Shows: “Esta Bien” Book Launch and Photo Exhibit Makati City, Philippines, February 2001 Conrad Hotel, Hongkong, June 2002 Manor Hotel, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Philippines, November 2003 “Muy Bien” Photo Exhibit, Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Philippines April 2009 Camera Club of the Phil. Center, Makati City, 2010 Several Notable Group Exhibits: Sinag Photo Exhibit, August 2002 Philippine Consulate, New York 5 Masters Exhibit, May 2006 Ross Capilli, Pandy Aviado, Wig Tysmans and national artist BENCAB Large 8, an exhibit of Photo Abstraction, March 2007 SM Roadshow (MOA, Megamall, Baguio, Clark, the Block, Davao, Bacolod & Cebu) with Davocol, Escaler, Castillo, Guingona, Zobel, Tysmans & BENCAB Optical Medium Photo Exhibit, November 2009 Bencab Museum (Baguio) Asin, Benguet with Zobel, Tysmans and National artsist BENCAB Manila International Art Show 2010 BIEN S. BAUTISTA is the quintessential Artist-Photographer. His eclectic educational background in fine arts, painting, architecture, and photography, solidified by almost half a century of well-rounded professional photography experience has produced award-winning masterpieces, solo-exhibits, and a couple of world-class collector books. His photographs carry a distinct yet recognizable style that embodies the marriage between photography and fine art.
Bien is the founder and owner of Black & White Asia, Inc. He is also a Lifetime Member and Master Photographer of The Camera Club of the Philippines. He specializes in Advertising, Fashion, Industrial, Corporate, Travel, Documentary, Editorial Photography.
He has published two books entitled Muy Bien and Esta Bien, both of which were launched through respective One-Man Shows. His other notable exhibit includes : Sinag Photo Exhibit, with the Philippine Consulate in New York; 5 Masters Exhibit; Large 8, an exhibit of Photo Abstraction; Optical Medium Photo Exhibit; and the Manila International Art Show 2010.
Jijo de Guzman Back to Back Master Photographer for The Camera Club of the Philippines for 2015 and 2016. Master Cup finalist for 4 straight years. Three time winner of the Black and White Photograph of the year for The Camera Club of the Philippines for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Three time winner of the Single Shot Color Photo Photographer of the year for The Camera Club of the Philippines for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Holder of over 40 awards in various contests of The Camera Club of the Philippines for a span only of 3 years. Four time awardee in the 2015 International Photography Awards. Canon Ambassador and Crusader of Light.
With the barrage of acclamation, you would think that there is nothing more to say about Jijo De Guzman. However, at the core of this titan of a talent, is a humble and generous mentor whose true victories manifest in the aspiring photographers he educates and inspires through his teaching involvement with the Philippine Center for Creative Imagine and Canon Philippines. He also uses his talent for advocacy and issue-awareness campaigns. Among his recent involvements are with the Kalinga Feeding and Grooming program in Tondo and Unicef, among others.
While being a very well-rounded photographer, Jijo made his mark as the country’s premier Sports Photographer. He has shot over 60 sporting events, at least 12 of which were international events and 3 world championships.
Kakai Manotok-Arroyo and Jan Aliling Jose-Antonio “Jan” T. Aliling is a practicing lawyer by profession, but a photographer by passion.
Not to be thrown off by his jovial disposition, Jan is a seasoned litigation and corporate lawyer who is known for his no-nonsense work ethics and professionalism. He is currently the Managing and Senior Partner of Jose Antonio Aliling and Associates, and the Chairman of Acube Legal Support, Inc. He is a Supervising Lawyer at the University of the Philippines, College of Law, Office of Legal Aid and a Lecturer and Teacher at the College of Law of the New Era University.
Jan is also the Vice-President for Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Jose Aliling Construction Management Group of Companies, one of the country’s largest, if not the largest, 100% Filipino-Owned Construction Management Companies.
He is also a part-owner of a several business enterprises in the food, trading consultancy, and retail services.
Amidst his busy schedule, he regularly accepts professional engagements for commercial, documentation, travel, and portrait photography shoots. He has serviced clients for photography services for brochures, annual reports, magazines, websites, and even a billboard.
However, if asked what genre he prefers to be identified with the most, he classifies himself as an “Advocacy Photographer”.
He passionately engages in Photography projects with a purpose. He has done various engagements with various agencies of the United Nations, including the UN International labor Organization and UNICEF, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and various charitable and socio-civic institutions to create awareness for their respective advocacies.
Jan has also won several awards and recognitions from various local and international photography competitions, including that of The Camera Club of the Philippines and International Photography Awards, among others. His works has been part of two published photography books: Intimate Images published by the Camera Club of the Philippines; and The Fifth Element published by Black and White Asia. He has participated in a number of photography exhibits as well.
Jan is currently a Director at The Camera Club of the Philippines.
While he has worn so many hats in his life — a bike messenger at the age of ten, a wholesaler of socks, an Avon man, copywriter, swimming and gym instructor, teacher, app software developer, entrepreneur, bar and restaurant owner, lawyer, and photographer –what he is most proud of is being a full-time father to his two boys, Yago and Nicolas.
will be held also at the 5th Level of Rustan’s Makati from the 8th of June until 9th of July. In support of this exhibit, Canon will be hosting photography workshops, focusing on portraiture and travel photography, on June 10 and 24 at the same area of the exhibit. There will be 2 sessions per day, 4:00-5:00PM and 5:00P-6:00PM.
See, feel and experience the true breadth, depth and beauty of Filipino creativity this June at Rustan’s “The Art & Soul of the Filipino.”
Red Ginger restaurant, City of Dreams Manila’s Southeast Asian dining destination, is offering authentic Singaporean hawker cuisine for lunch and dinner until the end of June. The curated Singaporean hawker ala carte menu reflects the various cultural influences and rich diversity of the Lion City.Delectable dishes ideal for sharing with family and friends highlight Singapore’s beloved fare, including the Claypot Fish Head Curry a lapu-lapu fish head in tamarind curry gravy, eggplant and okra, served with Jasmine rice; and Singapore Chili Crab – mud crab cooked in sweet chili garlic sauce, capsicum, baby bok choy and served with fried mantou (Chinese steamed buns).
The Babi Chin, or braised pork belly in sugar cane, dried mushroom, Gai lan (Chinese broccoli) and Jasmine rice, is also a must-try. For hot noodle soup cravings, the Hokkien Noodle dish combines stir-fried vermicelli and thick yellow noodles with savory seafood such as prawns, squid, and fish cake as well as bean sprouts, garlic, chives and sambal for that authentic Singaporean flair. Lastly, the Kepak Ayam Gorenggives chicken wings an Asian twist with shrimp paste, baby cucumber salad and five spice dipping sauce.
City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. The integrated casino resort at Entertainment City, Manila Bay, Manila, officially opened its doors to the public in February 2015 and is operated by Melco Resort and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (“MRP”).
Located on a 6.2 hectare site, the integrated resort complex brings together a diverse collection of contemporary leisure and lifestyle brands including Crown, Nobu, Hyatt and DreamWorks. As such, an exceptional entertainment experience awaits all types of travelers and visitors from around the region.
The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail and dining and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities with up to approximately 268 gaming tables, 1,652 slot machines and 158 electronic table games.
The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands: Crown, Nobu and Hyatt, and distinctive entertainment venues, including the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space; CenterPlay, a live performance central lounge inside the casino; and Chaos & Pangaea nightclubs situated at the Fortune Egg, an architecturally-unique structure, with creative exterior lighting design and an iconic landmark of the Manila Bay area.
City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. It has been developed to specifically meet the needs of the large, rapidly growing and increasingly diverse audience of leisure and entertainment seekers both in the Philippines and those visiting Manila from across the Asia region and around the world.
About Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation
Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation, with its shares listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: MRP), is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO). It has developed City of Dreams Manila, a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort, which has three luxury hotels each with two towers, numerous specialty restaurants and bars, gaming and retail facilities, exciting entertainment venues including a family entertainment center, and a multi-level car park.
So happy to finally try the food of Chef Carlos Garcia of the Black Pig @blackpigph in Alabang. He opened his new restaurant The Pig Pen @pigpen.ph a few weeks ago with his partners Tricia Villacorta Macdonalds and Berna Garriz. Expect unique flavors from Chef Carlos. Come and try for yourself at Eton Tower Makati #PigPenPh#H2Hchefs#H2HPeople this is my favorite dish of those I tried! Love nachos, love papadums and the topping was wow!! I will be back to try the other toppings
Not the usual bulalo! New flavors, no rich fatty taste but still delicious.
Beef shank, mushroom and bone marrow Braised pork shoulder Oops! I liked this too!!! Mushroom Truffle pasta!!! Chicken Mole Sandwich! Its a dark chocolate sauce!! THIS TOO!! SUPER YUM Banana Cheesecake
G/F of Eton Tower, De la Rosa cor Rufino, Legaspi Village
Wonder Woman Jeanette Tuason @chicdriven talks about Women empowerment and calls to action all women to be WONDER WOMEN Join #Chicplus and support the upcoming #chicdrivenexpo this coming July 1 – “It’s our sacred duty to save the world and that’s what I’m going to do” After watching Wonder Woman – I wish I were as sexy and as strong as her physically ….. but who says we are not as strong when it comes to fighting for who we are and what we believe in as women? #respectourdifferences#wonderwoman#H2HQuotes
Happy Birthday Mike!!! We had dinner in his favorite chinese restaurant – Jasmine in New World hotel Grateful for Uncle Mike who loves our boys as his sons – he makes sure they are active in sports and study hard. He encourages them and monitors them #h2hcelebrations#H2HFamily#H2HBridal
Furla’s company history, from the beginning of the Twentieth Century to the dawn of the new millennium is reflected in a handbag with interchangeable flaps that becomes a portable time machine travelling across nine decades.
Furla building MilanoThe FURLA Metropolis, available in five colors: Petal, Magnolia, Gold, Ruby and Onyx will have nine different flaps to narrate the story of the brand that began in 1927 and since then has traveled, in women’s hands for nine decades – keeping them company on their journey of freedom and independence across time and space.
Furla’s journey started in the Roaring Twenties: the age of Charleston and “The Great Gatsby” by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, where the wild parties in the French Riviera were all the rage in the story. The Twenties of Josephine Baker and Art Déco, gave birth to what we now consider modernity, the decade that consigned the Nineteenth Century to history. This decade was represented by a soft nappa leather flap with a velvet base and stud carrying the number “20” galvanized in light gold.
It continues in the Thirties: the Jazz Age, the decade of glamour, of Marlene Dietrich’s mysterious voice and magnetic eyes. The Thirties flap is made of tortoiseshell PVC with ivory colored mink fur with the inscription “30” laser-etched in white on the black tab.
Whereas during the Forties, the crazed rhythm of Swing, frenzied joy of music and dance, and songs celebrating newfound peace had its flap of the Forties handbag printed with a petal and ruby check. Then the number “40” is printed on leather ruffles and a bow, evocative of that decade’s pin-up girls.
Then the Fifties – the age of rock and roll, Elvis and the “greaser” gangs, and the explosion of colors post-WWII decade illuminated by the omnipresent jukebox lights had its flap in pink, turquoise and onyx with embossed colored parts, while the number “50” in light gold was set on the iridescent tab.
The Sixties are the decade of psychedelia, the Beatles, and the cool dry linear elegance of the Mods. Hence, the flap is patterned like a turntable resting on a desaturated Union Jack flag in gray, black and white instead of the traditional red, white and blue. The onyx black on the printed base has a long stud in place of the volume knob while the number “1960” is smacked in the center, where a vinyl LP’s label would be.
From the Sixties’ turntables to the Seventies disco revolution, this decade of glitter and absolute freedom of a new underground culture takes over the world. The flap is in glitter fabric with sails and mirrors like a Disco Ball hanging from the nightclubs’ ceilings, reflecting the light of a future that seemed stranger and more exciting than science fiction.
The Eighties representing Punk and the new wave presented Fashion as a provocation with brooches pinned to Queen Elizabeth’s nose becoming the epitome of that revolutionary stance. Therefore these are the years, for Furla’s journey, of the heart-shaped flap fastened with safety pins, studs and a denim tongue with a bold, unabashed “Furla 80” printed on the flap.
For the Nineties we travel across the ocean from Great Britain to the United States where the Age of Hip-Hop, rappers, “gangsta” style and “bling-bling” was the luxury of excess. The Nineties flap is made of suede, with an onyx and orange rubberized thermo-adhesive strip with white stitching like the one over the jersey of a Football team. It has a big “90” number smacked in the middle of the flap, embroidered with printed, convex leather.
Furla’s time travel and journey through nine decades of the Metropolis handbag ends in the 2000s, the “Aughts”: the decade of technology and dawn of the new Millennium. The flap is in a silver laminate lined with a folding plate, just like a robot’s complete with screw-shaped rivets and shimmering rhinestones. The 2000’s is a world expanded, flattened and interconnected by technology wherein our digital present was so unthinkable back in the Twenties when the Furla journey began.
In the Philippines, Furla is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Follow@ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.
Take a break from hectic days, tight deadlines, and endless tasks by cooling down and relaxing at your nearest Starbucks stores. With new treats that will satisfy and please the most discerning of palates, Starbucks will help you take a break from the hassles of daily life.
The new Starbucks Frappuccino® flavors will surely make you fall in love with classic favorites that come with a new twist. Starbucks introduces Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino® and Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino®, two indulgent flavors t hat are directly inspired by some of our most favorite desserts.
The Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino® is a rich mixture of Mocha Frappuccino® blended with banana puree which is then layered on top of strawberry whipped cream. This concoction is then finished with regular whipped cream, a drizzle of rich chocolate, and crunchy waffle cone pieces. Meanwhile, coffee aficionados will surely be pleased with the new Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino®, handcrafted with Starbucks signature Coffee Frappuccino® poured on top of creamy coffee pudding and then made even more delectable by espresso whipped cream and Turkish ground coffee sprinkles.
Coffee connoisseurs who are on a constant search for rare one-lot coffee will undoubtedly enjoy Starbucks Reserve® Rwanda Musasa and Starbucks Reserve® Nicaragua Maracaturra. But for those who are looking for the perfect cold brew experience at home, Starbucks has also released its Cold Brew Pitcher Packs. This is a perfect blend of Latin American and African beans that are roasted to bring out their rich and dense flavor when brewed cold. Its flavor is balanced, smooth, and rich with subtle sweet chocolatey notes. To brew a perfect pitcher, simply steep the pitcher packs in your refrigerator overnight.
If you’re wondering about what best goes with the two new Frappuccino® flavors or your perfectly brewed cup of coffee, well, Starbucks has that covered too! The new Lime Torte Cake is a symphony of flavors and texture with its sweet and tangy flavor partnered with crunchy and crumbly cake. For those looking for traditional Filipino flavors, the Mango Crunch Cake will surely delight you with smooth and creamy mousse with Philippine mangoes layered with crumbly and buttery graham and crunchy white almond. Chocolate lovers will surely fall for the Chocolate Marshmallow Cake, a moist chocolate layer cake with smooth and creamy chocolate truffle and then frosted with marshmallow icing.
Starbucks also has two new Greek Yogurt Parfaits that will entice anyone looking for a delectable and healthy treat. The Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait is made with creamy Greek yogurt layered with a sweet and tart blueberry compote and then topped with crunchy oat granola. Meanwhile the Mango Greek Yogurt Parfait is made with sweet mango compote and Greek yogurt finished with a sprinkling of crunchy oat granola.
Another perfect complement to your coffee is the Whole Wheat Bagel made with linseeds, rye and soy grits, corn semolina, and oats. A more savory option is also available with the Bagel Bites filled with Cream Cheese, the mini herbed bagels are generously stuffed with cream cheese that will surely satisfy you with every bite.
Starbucks is also introducing three new designs for its Starbucks Cards. The three cards are the Chill Mini Card, Iced Coffee Card, and the Father’s Day Card. The Chill Mini Card and the Father’s Day Card are available for a minimum activation fee of ?500. The Father’s Day Card also comes with a free greeting card making it the perfect gift for your Dad on his special day. Meanwhile the Iced Coffee Card is available for a minimum activation fee of ?1,000.
Visit the nearest Starbucks store to experience these new treats and log on to http://www.starbucks.ph/ for more information.