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Level Up Staycation at Manila Marriott Hotel | Pasay City


It’s rainy season again. And while others are just staying at home, my friends and I went out for a staycation because “Walang makakapigil samin!” haha. No, seriously we will be watching a musical in Resorts World so we decided to spend the weekend in one of the prime hotels in Manila, no other than The Marriott Hotel.

[Feature] Love in 50 shades at Marriott Hotel Manila

Sweet 50 Cupcakes at Java Plus

This February, Marriott Hotel Manila offers a Valentine experience like no other. Inspired from the best-selling book series, “Fifty Shades” each of the hotel’s restaurants will feature famous elements from the worldwide phenomenon. Hold nothing back and be seduced by luscious treats you would never, ever want to miss.

Experience a palm-twitching romance at Marriott Café. Excite your senses as you enter the “Red Room” filled with sinful and sensual desserts. Have a bite of steamy culinary selections that are mentioned in the trilogy such as oyster, strawberry, cheese, smoked salmon, vanilla ice cream and more surprises. Get into the romantic mood from February 13-15, 2015, dinner buffet is at P2,650 and Sunday brunch for P 2,600. To recreate one of the sweetest moments from the novel, Marriott Cafe gives diners a chance to own the highly coveted Pandora charm bracelet, just like Mr. Grey’s surprise birthday gift to Ms. Steele.

Chocolate dome melts under a lovely chocolate sauce

Temptation never tasted so good at Cru Steakhouse. For starters, Executive Chef Meik Brammer recreated an iconic dish from one of the couple’s dates – the Charity Ball. Ignite your taste buds with the Salmon Tartare with Crème Fraiche and Cucumber on Toasted Brioche. As for the much awaited ending, submit to your inner sweet cravings with, “The “Dom” a special course that embodies the character of Mr. Grey, tough on the outside but delicate on the inside. This chocolate dome, melts under a lovely chocolate sauce revealing a mouthwatering dessert composing of hazelnut cake, truffle gianduja and chocolate sorbet.

The Dom Dessert at Cru Steakhouse

While at Java+, naughty but sweet creations takes over the hotel’s gourmet coffee shop, an array of delectable “My Sweet 50” cupcakes, interprets Ana Steele’s relationship with Christian Grey. Pair these with a special blend named “Oh My, Vanilla”, made from English Breakfast Tea and Vanilla, a concoction that best describes Ana’s demure personality.

The Dom composes of hazelnut cake, truffle gianduja and chocolate sorbet

Moreover, the Greatroom teases you with a seductive drink list. Order from the shots and spanks menu and sip into handcrafted cocktails named after the famous lines from the novel such as Pinch of Pleasure, Punish Me and Cuff Love. Sway those hips with the sultry music from a live piano performance from the book’s playlist. On a lighter note, ladies are invited to unleash their inner Goddess with “Steal Steele’s Cup” a custom blend of English Breakfast Tea featured in the Greatroom’s afternoon high tea complemented with elegant pastries consisting of sweet, scones and savory for only P550 available from 2-5 pm.

Loose control and prepare for a night of passion and fueling romance as your own Mr. Grey will meet you this love month at Marriott Manila. For inquiries and reservations, call (02)9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

Summer Staycation at Subic Homes | Subic, Zambales

Who would have thought that a day would come for me to experience living in a place that is once became the home of American Navy and witnessed to how they greatly influenced our culture and history.

Some of my friends laughed when they found out that this is my first time in Subic. But who cares? If I remember it right, the only moment I remember passing through Subic is when I went to Zambales. There was no chance for me to explore the place or should I say, going there did not even cross through my mind because there is nothing much to see and do there aside from seeing the former American naval base and yacht club. Hearing those places also give me an impression of luxury living. And when I say luxury living, that means a lot. What I am going to do there right?

Little did I know that this impression about Subic would somehow change after we spent one whole weekend there together with some of my friends.

We arrived at Subic past noon and had our lunch taken at Aristocrat. With so much food on our table, the ones that I like most were the chicken inasal and laing. The chicken inasal’s servings are big and perfect with java sauce. After lunch, sets of desserts were also served like sago’t gulaman, halo-halo and leche plan.

Azalea Residences: Your Home in the City of Pines


Since temperature in Baguio barely goes up to 20 degrees all year round. A stroll along pine tree-lined streets is surely enough to entertain your day but at the end, you also deserve a comfortable place to rest which will make you feel just like you are at home. That exactly what I had experienced in Azalea Residences Baguio located along Leonards Woods.

While getting nearer, the mist at the car window did not blur the view I am seeing. “The place looks familiar” I uttered. And