• Self-care and Self-love with Olay

    It’s been four months since the enhanced community quarantine was announced in Metro Manila and in other parts of the Philippines. We have been in different types of quarantines after that and 120 days after, I’m wondering how you guys and girls have been. The past 120 days was a roller coaster ride for me. I grew up with asthma – skin and respiratory – and that is a co-morbidity for respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Fear and anxiety are creeping day in, day out. Working from home suits me well but the uncertainties that the disease bring along affected me and my disposition. I’ve given pocket gardening and growing indoor…

  • Celebrate the Holidays at Novotel Manila

    Savor, relish and make festive memories this Holiday Season at Novotel Manila Arameta Center! For the entire month of December, family staycations are offered at Php7,500.00 nett inclusive of Buffet Dinner and Breakfast for two. And they are known as a kid-friendly hotel, children 15 years and below get to stay and enjoy breakfast with you for free. You don’t have to tire yourself preparing meals for the Holidays. You can always make it a relaxing and laid-back experience for the whole family. Your Christmas Noche Buena at the Food Exchange Manila starts at 6PM to 9PM where you can enjoy Novotel’s special cooked Lechon with White Wine, Cranberry Glazed…

  • Unexpected Journey: Siargao

    Boracay was closed because it needed time to heal. And based on current news, it is healing. But it wouldn't need the time off to heal if we didn't cause damage in the first place, right? The Philippines is blessed with the most beautiful bodies of water, the closure of Boracay should serve as a lesson to the Filipinos and tourists all over the world to take care of our natural resources, to be responsible for our own actions and treat the environment with utmost respect.

  • U Hotels Makati – This art hotel in Makati is industrial-chic and worth every penny

    Still looking for a place to stay since you can no longer depend on Laboracay on Labor Day holiday? Or just want to spend your most deserved RnR over the weekend without breaking the bank? While some hotels would remind you “You’ve paid so much for this”, this new hotel in Makati would amaze you how “You got all of these for that price?” U Hotels Makati is the newest and refreshing addition to the growing hotel selections in Makati. What sets U Hotels Makati apart? Its generosity. Let me tell you more about it. U Hotels Makati is situated along P. Burgos Street in Poblacion, around 7 minutes away…

  • ​Unlimited Authentic Korean Dishes at Novotel’s Go Gangnam K-Food Festival 

    From Feb. 21 to 27 only, Novotel Manila Araneta Center‘s all day dining restaurant Food Exchange Manila is celebrating the rich culinary heritage of Korea. As the mid-scale hotel by AccorHotels’ pays tribute to Korea’s significant contribution to the culture, entertainment and tourism industry of our country. In partnership with Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center, dubbed as Go Gangnam: A K-Food Festival, feast over all-time favorite Korean gustatory delights for buffet lunch and buffet dinner, authentically prepared by Korean Chef Jong-Man Kim who flew all the way from Seoul Korea to share his masterpieces of sumptuous Korean dishes such as…

  • Time for Something NEW at Novotel Manila Araneta Center

    2016 brought a lot of great things my way. As the Year of the Rooster starts, I made sure that I am prepared physically, spiritually, and emotionally for the challenges I am about to face this 2017. Chinese astrology reports that 2017 will bring about hurdles to people born in the Year of the Rabbit. “No pain, no gain” is the best way to put it, so I surely need to brace my self. To start of, I need to R-E-L-A-X. 2016 was a fantastic year for me and my husband, Mr. T. It was full of new experiences and adventures. We visited new places and revisited some old favorites.…

  • Novotel Manila Araneta Center and the Reason for this Season

    Luke 2:7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. The Philippines is known to be the country which celebrates Christmas season the longest. As soon as the calendar hits the “-Ber” months, Christmas songs start playing on the radio and households start cleaning and testing their Christmas lights and lanterns. The festive spirit stretches towards the 6th of January or the celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany or Three King’s Day. In Metro Manila, we look forward to visiting Christmas-oriented destinations such as the Policarpio Street in…