Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Girl + The Bull for Maureen.

Happy Birthday Maureen! We love you!



Love this. 

Scrambled eggs, with ham and chorizo. So good. 

BBQ mackarel, sweet potato, green apple, buttermilk. Must try.

The Disini Gang. 
Bea, Maureen, yours truly, Daniel, Nicole, Gian and Janina

Mussels in green curry, lime, garlic sourdough. Probably wouldn't order this again because the mussels were tiny! It was pretty much all shell. Flavor is not bad though. 

Fried chicken, brioche french toast, balsamic maple. 
 

Faux twix

Saddest birthday cake ever. 


The Girl + The Bull
G/F Grand Midori Building, Bolano Street
Legazpi Village, Makati
09260380965

Loved the service, good food, very unique but it works. Price point is friendly. Love the look of the restaurant. There's a bar on the second floor but the whole place closes at 10 pm. 



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Are You Ready for OKADA?



Okada Manila is getting ready for another milestone as it prepares for the grand reveal of the world’s largest multicolor dancing water fountain set to join the ranks of the country’s top tourism landmarks. 


 Dubbed Manila’s biggest and most lavish integrated resort development, Okada Manila will also unveil many of its key amenities and facilities on March 31 such as luxurious hotel rooms, top-notch restaurants and retail shops. 

 An iconic centerpiece Beautifully situated at the heart of the 44-hectare resort, Okada Manila’s The Fountain, will officially debut a spectacular dancing water fountain show in sync with music and multicolor lights. The show will be enhanced with a highly immersive projection mapping onto the glass surface of the 800m-long crystal corridor surrounding The Fountain which will create a whimsical augmented and interactive reality. 


 The combination of digital technology, live acrobatic and circus performances and the grand water fountain display is expected to romance the senses of anyone who would come to see the first-of-its-kind and iconic show in Manila. 

 Extraordinary performances On top of the fountain show, Okada Manila is bringing multi-awarded singer, songwriter and record producer Robin Thicke to join the grand celebration and perform his hit songs on The Fountain stage. 

 Asia’s Got Talent finalist and Filipino classical singer Gerphil Flores along with the 40-piece Manila Philharmonic Orchestra are also expected to wow the audience with their extraordinary and world-class performances. 


 And to top it all off, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will get people even more thrilled as she hosts the grand unveiling event. 

 The biggest accommodations in town The lavishly furnished accommodations will provide luxurious comforts to locals and travelers alike. Guests can indulge in the Deluxe King or Twin that ranges from 55 to 74 sqm. These rooms also offer designer amenities, spectacular views of either Manila Bay or The Fountain and advanced in-room technologies such as DigiValet Service, an iPad that controls amenities in the guestroom and even communicates to people outside including the hotel’s restaurants and concierge. 




 Okada Manila is currently offering these rooms at an introductory rate of PHP 8,888 NET for stays from March 31 to April 30 except Easter holidays. Guests can take advantage of these amazing rates by booking via www.okadamanila.com from March 15 to 31. 


 Manila’s finest gastronomic and shopping destination Okada Manila is also home to more than 40 dining establishments outfitted with modern and elegant interiors. On the 31st, key restaurants will be introduced to guests in search of the finest flavors of the world. Okada Manila’s brigade of revered international chefs offers multicultural cuisines emphasizing a full spectrum of flavors for patrons and food aficionados with discerning palates. 


 Guests can embark on a gastronomic journey and sample the culinary masterpieces of Michelin-star chef Hirofumi Imamura at his eponymous Japanese Kappou Imamura restaurant; take a seat at the exclusive Ginza Nagaoka for a taste of masterfully prepared sushi and sashimi specialties; savor the rich Oriental flavors at Red Spice Chinese restaurant; and delight in a variety of cakes and treats at the Lobby Lounge and Pastry Shop. 


 To complete the guests’ experience, retail shops featuring other food and beverage outlets and specialty local and international brands can be enjoyed by every shopper. One-of-a-kind premium items can also be found in The Okada Manila gift shop so everyone can bring home a little trinket to remind them of their extraordinary visit. 

 These shops will be housed inside the arched-glass crystal corridor and will be strategically located between The Fountain and Okada Avenue, giving guests a delightful retail experience. 

To know more about the event and ticket details, please contact: 
Shariza Relova, Director of Public Relations 
E-mail: shariza.relova@okadamanila.com 
Telephone: +63 2 880 7555 
 Mark Gutierrez, Public Relations Manager 
E-mail: MarkAlfred.Gutierrez@okadamanila.com 
Telephone: +632 880 7555

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Simbolo Endorsers!

Nothing abstract about nationhood nowadays. Ideals and ideas related to it abound on everyday street and in everyday conversation. 

Inspired by the Filipino culture and the Filipino people, Simbolo is neither new nor trendy to my family. Although the current rekindling of patriotic feelings in the Philippines led us to recognize the burning passion for identity and culture and turn it into gems in this 2017 collection, what Simbolo stands for has been a recurring theme in our lives with our mother, a patriot, who was as obsessed with making jewelry as with helping educate the people on how to make the country prosper. 

The name notwithstanding, Simbolo speaks not of mere concepts, but of past, present, and future, of heart and heritage, and not in abstractions but in tangibles finely crafted with precious stones, diamonds, sapphires and rubies, with pearls and peridots, and many other exquisite gemstones, in solid 18K gold. 

What's more, as the jewelry is designed to suit the love of country that should be, in fact, an everyday mood, vibrant and fervent and unmistakable, Jul B. Dizon Jewellery has collaborated with everyday Filipinos, celebrated yet accessible, unique yet reflective of the aspirations of so many, and with a style enhanced by the Filipino's innate East-meets-West sensibilities and global perspective. 

IZA CALZADO AND BEN WINTLE 
Iza Calzado is every inch a Filipino artist, respected for her incredible portrayals in Philippine film, which she does from the very depths of her soul, a fine specimen of the artistic spirit that is innate in the Filipino. With British-Filipino Ben Wintle, who has opted to make the Philippines his home, having found his niche in the country's digital potential, Iza forms half of a beautiful partnership and a very rosy future.



  LUCY TORRES GOMEZ Lucy Torres Gomez, a long-time muse of Jul B. Dizon, is the face of the beautiful Filipina. Gentle and caring, the actress, politician, wife, and mother has inspired many a collection at Jul B. Dizon and the grace with which she performs her many roles, as well as the lives she touches, is part of the narrative of promise and potential of every Filipino that the collection Simbolo has been designed precisely to symbolize. 


HINDY WEBER
Hindy Weber's shift from city girl to a true child of Mother Earth is nothing short of groundbreaking. Although she has quietly withdrawn herself from the frenetic pace of fashion, she remains a style icon, whose influence is now leading us back to the farms, to the soil, to the Earth, to living a life that is more healthy, more soulful, and eco-friendly. Hers is a mission that is now making giving back to the planet a fashionable thing to do.


JULIANNA GOMEZ 
Julianna Gomez is the youngest of these Filipinos handpicked to represent Simbolo. Simple and charming, always with a positive outlook, this daughter of power couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres, at such an early age, already dreams of making a difference in Filipino lives, a life in politics perhaps.


 NIX ALANON AND VINCE UY 
Nix Alanon and Vince Uy are design powerhouses, both a very strong force in the gay community. With the former's knack for interior design and the latter's work as creative director in a fashion magazine, they help shape modern Filipino attitudes toward style and class and, both down-to-earth and brimming with passion, they imbue these attitudes always with a joyful spirit.



 PAULINE JUAN 
Pauline Juan gave up her illustrious career as one of the most influential magazine editors in the country to focus on being a wife and the mother of her three boys. While she is now busy traveling with her family through the wonders of the world, Pauline is one the industry may never forget for her invaluable contribution to shaping the face of local fashion, as well as for her own personal style that is always on point and her very own. 


 As embodied by these personalities and in honor of the Dizon matriarch, Jul B. Dizon, who wore her jewelry every day, who wore her coral stud earrings or turquoise necklace and always her diamond ring even to the wet market, Simbolo and its many lines –Luzviminda, Mananayaw, Kubo, Sandata, Icono, Perdible, Bandila -- are designed for everyday use, for all ages, and for every Filipino. 

 After all, the story of a nation is a gem like no other and at no other time is it more prized than today.

For more details, please call 8864638 and 6336553.