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Notes from...Makati City

Forget the beach. Archipelago managing editor Monica de Leon takes a city break at Aruga by Rockwell serviced apartments — and shares her iPhone snaps

After a hectic week in the office, a move to Aruga by Rockwell for a couple of days was something I was waiting for. Kids in tow, I checked in at the ground floor reception. The lobby is all marble, calm, and welcoming. This…

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Gear to go: Wacoal's sporty collection

Whether you're into pilates or high-impact boxing, this lingerie brand has the sports bra for you

Calling all sporty fashionistas. Wacoal Philippines recently unveiled its new sports bra collection, one for whatever type of sports you're in.For those into yoga or pilates and similar activities, there is the light impact bra with non-wire molded cup, racer-back with hook and eye reinforcements,…

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The BauBax travel jacket

Find out why this is the world's best travel jacket

It may look like an ordinary jacket, but the BauBax Travel Jacket actually packs in 15 features that solves the most common and most annoying problems of travelers.Available through crowdfunding website Indiegogo, the BauBax Travel Jacket includes features such as…

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Beer Below Zero

To all you beer lovers, head to this resto-bar in Makati for a below-zero-degree-cold beer, says Monica de Leon

Everyone's been talking about Beer Below Zero or BBZ since it opened last July on the corner of Kalayaan Avenue and Rockwell Drive in Makati and being not averse to downing a cold, cold bottle of beer, I made a…

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What’s on: Easter events for kids

From a Candy Wonderland, an exciting egg hunt to an Easter Royal Ball, Manila's top hotels have Easter all wrapped up for you and your kids

Diamond Hotel Philippines’ Candy Wonderland EasterTake the kids to Diamond Hotel Philippines' Candy Wonderland Easter event on March 27. A ticket to the event covers entry to the sugarland playground to indulge their sugar cravings, plus fun things to…

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What's on: Celebrate food & culinary trends at Madrid Fusion Manila in April

This year's Madrid Fusion Manila has it all covered, from a gastronomy congress for professionals to a trade fair for consumers

Celebrate food and wine and keep abreast of culinary trends at Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM), the only Asian edition of Madrid Fusion, which opens its three day event on April 9 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City .This year's…

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Notes from...the Malasimbo Festival, days two and three

With a string of incredible performances, Malasimbo 2016 ended on a high

This year’s Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival may be over, but everyone who was there is still hungover from all the happy vibes at the three-day festival.Malasimbo started with a bang as local acts like Brigada, the Brat Pack, and the…

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Travel Instagrammer of the week: @Javicang

If you love the mountains, you'd love @Javicang for his dreamy mountain peak photos that make you feel like you could touch the face of God  

  Mountain portrait ???? (thanks for the photo @carloscang! With the full frame goodness of @artunepo ??????) #freespiritsph #liveauthentic #lifeofadventure #optoutsideA photo posted by Javi Cang (@javycang) on Jan 18, 2016 at 3:09am PSTInstagrammer @javycang has beautiful composition…

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Notes from...Festival de la Paella Gigante 2016

It's giant paella cooking day in Makati last Saturday as the country's top chefs cooked over  roaring wood fire and charcoal to raise funds for a worthy cause

We've rounded up some of the best snapshots on Instagram and a few of our own from the Festival de la Paella Gigante (Giant Paella Festival) 2016 held last Saturday, March 12, at Greenbelt 3 Park, in Makati. The Festival was…

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