Qoola - Pure Heart, Pure Body



After the disastrous sisig experience, we proceeded to Greenbelt to introduce to Marge the joy of Frozen Yogurt. We headed to Qoola where Faye is an avid fan of. Qoola is a Canadian brand of frozen yogurt. Haven’t tried it yet ( coz I always choose Red Mango).




Coffee and tea are my first love affairs. Froyo is my new found love. I was excited to try and explore another world of froyo and Qoola is a wonderful world to love and conquer.




We conquered the world of Qoola for the price of Php 75 per 100 grams. We had Chocolate Macadamia, Green Tea, and original. Like any other relationships, if you don’t put some spice on it, it would be a sad parting of ways. Unlike this one true love, Qoola offers a wide array of toppings. Plus, a new flavor every month, exciting!!! isn’t it?




My love promised to provide me a sensory oasis from increasingly busy lifestyle and an experience second to none.





Qoola Frozen Yogurt + Fruit
Ground Floor, Greenbelt 2 Park
Ayala Center , Makati City
Philippines 1200

Phone: 751-3338

Current Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday-Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Dencio's Restaurant at The Piazza



After a couple of hours walking, talking and photoshooting at The Piazza , we started to feel hungry, since we are all craving for Crispy Sisig, we all settled at Dencio's Restaurant. Dencio's is known for their Crispy Sisig. I remember, when I was working near Mall of Asia couple of years ago, I always spend my lunch at Dencio's  Harbor Drive Branch to satisfy my Sisig addiction, they never failed to deliver quality sisig. Hot, crispy, and fresh.




We were a little bit disatisfied with the Sisig served at this branch, it smells moldy, cold, and unpleasantly chewy. Sad to say, it didnt please us all.



Well, we just enjoyed the pinakbet and calamares and decided to go to Qoola in Greenbelt to made our day. But thats another story. I'll keep you'll posted.



The Venice Piazza



I heard, a piece of Italy can now be found in Mc Kinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig. So, when one of my classmates in college, Margaret, visits Manila , Faye and I decided to stroll at The Piazza , the newest mall located at The Fort. Also known as“the venetian mall”,  the ambiance feels like you are in Italy .




According to their Facebook Page, The Piazza is the first phase of the Venetian Mall, a three-hectare retail promenade within the center of the development. It will occupy five hectares of the entire commercial complex.




We were astonished at the Piazza Grande with McKinley version of St. Mark’s Tower, inspired by the iconic campanile at Piazza San Marco. Recall eras past at the Doge’s Palace, an architectural attraction designed after the Palazzo Ducale.




While hanging out Venetian style, I dream of residing in an 18-storey address that exemplifies contemporary elegance perfect for urban professionals like me, I secretly wish to win the 6/55 superlotto.  




The Piazza is part of the “Play” component of the Mc Kinley Hill Development of Megaworld Corporation in Fort Bonifacio . It targets the residents, condominiums at the residential block, companies and their employees, embassies, and schools, in the vicinity.




The day was almost perfect, until we dine at Dencios Restaurant. This is a perfect getaway for food lovers, family hang-outs, dates etc., Restaurants are ready for its delicious delights. Italian inspired scenery is perfect for your photo op. Elegant place! you would think it is expensive to spend time with your love ones, but you'll be surprise because there are various affordable restaurants available according to your budget.  You'll definitely put this on your "gotta-be-here" list.

Holiday with Felix and Chef Rob

Meet Felix

The product launching of Holiday Ham  was held at Felix Restaurant in Greenbelt 5, Makati. While we await for the event to start, we were offered with delightful h'orderves;

                                        bread sticks wrapped with bacon


                                  shrimp vermicelli


                                  pesto  quesadillas
 

                                       short bread cookies with smoked salmon


                               chocolate fudge brownie topped with fresh strawberry slice.


                                                           the best iced tea in town
                                         


Meet Chef Rob

As promised, here is the recipe that Chef Rob shared with us. Simple but superb dish, this is another way to prepare Holiday Ham. Introducing Chef Rob's Salad with Holiday Ham....




Ingredients:

CDO ham slices
lettuce
dried cranberries
red cabbage
pine nuts
sliced apples
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
(and cute Chef)


Procedure: Combine all the ingredients on top of sliced CDO Holiday Ham and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with pine nuts. It's just easy, the finish product is simply yet delightful salad attested by the sampler salad.



Do you wanna win an iPad from Holiday Ham?  Register your name, Facebook page URL, mobile phone and email address!

Visit http://holidayham.com.ph/subpages/promo.aspx now!

Registration is open until December 20, 2010

Nail Spa Lounge


Nail Care is important when it comes to personal grooming, it  is extremely important because our hands are always visible. I always cut my nails regularly, I've never been to a spa to pamper my nails with top quality nail care. The reality is that there are many women (and men) that cannot afford, or have the time, to seek services and chooses to perform their own nail at home and I was one of them until I received an invite to try out the best treatment at the Nail Spa Lounge in SM Megamall. I was very excited!


Upon entering the salon, I was accommodated warmly by the staff. I noticed the interiors, light , clean, organized and cool in the reception area while black and white inside the treatment area, definitely love the atmosphere inside, very comfortable and relaxing. One staff approached me offering hot tea or iced tea, I chose iced tea.


Who said that only the ladies needs top quality nail care? Everybody do...specially men. Nail Spa Lounge offers wide variety of services at very affordable prices. They are offering terrific manicures and pedicures, special treatments, designer nail arts, gorgeous nail extensions, scrub and massage,  and waxing. I had Prima Dona Hand/Foot Spa Treatment, Php 1,245.00.




Treatment started by soaking my feet in warm, bubbly water. Then, my feet and hands were exfoliated for like 10 minutes. They put on mint mask to dry. Then they gave me a very soothing massage, feels like im in heaven. The best part was when the staff steamed my feet, they put on the glove with olive serum on my hands, I soooo love the smell, I started to fell asleep. I swear, while writing this, I still smell the olive serum.




 They say that it is the mirror of your personal hygiene. If you want to know how clean the person is, look at his/her feet.  I felt very relaxed and satisfied after 2 hours of treatment. I really enjoyed it and promised myself to go back every month.

Nail Spa Lounge by Ellabell
5th level, Mega Atrium
SM Megamall

Numbers to contact for booking or reservation:
470-3790; 09326131341

OPERATING HOURS:
MON-THURS:
10:00AM - 9:00PM
FRI-SAT:
10:00AM - 10:00PM
SUN:
10:00AM - 9:00PM
PAYMENT OPTIONS:
cash
credit cards(visa, matercard)

Holiday Ham - The Premium-Cut Ham


Although Christmas is celebrated over a long period of time, Noche Buena is held only once this season and it has to be perfect, special, and unforgettable. The Noche Buena's Superstar is the Ham, there's no doubt about it. There is only one that offers the best-tasting ham which not only makes the holiday special but also a cut above the rest. The Holiday Ham can make the holidays exactly just that. It’s the premium choice for  me and my family who want only the best. With three qualities of the ham below, it makes the holiday simply special.




First, the Holiday Ham is made from one whole boneless meat from the hind leg which is the best cut of pork for hams. Hind leg ham is tastier and meatier compared to the more common shaped hams. Shaped hams are already processed and although brands would use meat from the other parts of the pork, nothing can beat the goodness found only on the hind leg of pork.




Second, the Holiday Ham is a high-quality smoked ham. The net marks attests to that. Only whole-meat hams can be smoked in ham nets because if it isn’t, pieces would fall off.




Lastly, Holiday Ham has no extenders. The appearance, taste and texture tell the truth. The ham is meat, juicy, and flavorful, and you'll really get the best value for your money.




Would you like to win an iPad this Holiday? or Would you like to learn superb Holiday Ham Recipe from Chef Rob? I'll tell you how on my next post. Keep followin'!

CuisineKnow - À la Carte

A French language loan phrase meaning "according to the menu", and used in restaurant terminology as: Meal chosen from a list of foods and dishes available rather than from a set menu or meal or to designate an option to choose, at no extra charge, a side dish to accompany a main course item.



From a set menu, with a slice of cake and drinks, my officemate and I chose to order a la carte at Red Ribbon to brighten up our day. I had Salisbury Steak, I think it tastes like burger steak in Jollibee the only difference is the extra mashed potato and side dish. Plus its not placed in a styro. With the price of Php 88.00 I think its fair enough.




Jelaine chose Pancit Palabok. She said it tastes like Palabok in Jollibee too. It was just put in a plate. Well, Red Ribbon and Jollibee is under one company what would you expect?

Jonathan Paul Fitover Sunglasses

Do you wear prescription glasses and find yourself in constant search of a good pair of sunglasses that will fit over them? Fitover Sunglasses are the perfect complement to your prescription eyeglasses. Jonathan Paul's Fitover Sunglasses come in fashionable designer styles. These are the sunglasses that Will Smith wears in Hancock and they look awesome!





I chose The Navigator Collection, it was designed to be worn over medium-large prescription Eyewear frame shapes.

Features:

    * PDX™ PolarDynamiX™ Polarized Lenses
    * Polarized Side Shields
    * PDX™ Amber, PDX™ Gray, PDX™ Blue Mirror, PDX™ Yellow, & PDX™ Roadster Lenses
    * Wrap around 100% UVA & UVB Protection
    * Hypo-allergenic Crystal Nylon™ Frame
    * Helps prevent Cataracts

Accessories Included:
Velcro carrying case with sport clip
Detachable neck cord
Micro-fibre cleaning cloth


Juicy Milky Trixy


Once in a while, I got a supply of imported juice and milk from Trixie. Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. Gratitude is the best attitude, so I am sharing this to the blogosphere to say how grateful I am everytime I received a supply of this imported (not smuggled) juices.
When you choose to drink  Citrus Valley Juice you can be sure that you are going to feel an exceptional tasting juice.



Caesar Apple Juice. No sugar added. No preservatives. No artificial flavors. Fruit content 100%. No artificial colors added.


100% Orange Juice. Offer you an extremely refreshing flavor with the extra benefit of : No sugar or preservative added, An excellent source of Vitamin C.


FarmRich fresh milk is sterilized by the UHT. (Ultra High Temperature) process and filled asseptically by the Tetra Pack System. This process results in a specially packed product which retains its unique milky flavor and does not require refrigeration until opened.




 I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. So Trixie, I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton