I recently signed up for the gym and on my first day, my coach asked me what my diet is like. His eyes grew wide as I described my love for sweets, and he promptly asked me to control my intake so I can meet my fitness goals. I promised him I would, but I flat out told him that there’s one thing I can’t give up: Starbucks. The store has become my third place, where I can work, read, or hang out while having a Frappuccino or a cup of Teavana. There’s always a new drink so I can’t be expected to say no when it comes out!
As a kid, one of my favorite treats was chocolates filled with strawberry jam. My mom used to buy these in Japan and I would happily pop them in my mouth in rapid succession. As I grew up and my mom’s trips to Japan dwindled, my sweet tooth would find other indulgences. Just recently, I discovered a new favorite dessert that tastes just like it and it’s Jollibee’s Strawberry Choco Sundae!
This 2018, one of my resolutions is to try more new things. Manila is so dynamic that there’s always something new to eat, experience, drink, and visit. Another is to make more time for friends and family, who I did not spend much time with last year because of work. And when you’re talking about quality time with people, it’s bound to involve alcohol.
If you’re like me who has the same two resolutions, here’s something worth trying to hit two birds with one glass, er, stone: Jameson Irish Whiskey’s Black Barrel, which was recently made available in the Philippines.
When it comes to alcohol, I stick to what I know and like. I prefer wine, cocktails, and craft beer. I’m only a casual drinker of heavier liquors like rum, scotch, and whisky, so when I was invited to Whisky Live, the country’s most anticipated whisky tasting and sampling event, I was intrigued.
Whisky Live is a two-day event where enthusiasts can try more than 100 variants. The event also had 12 Master Classes covering different topics, including filtration processes and the different kinds of barrels that contribute to the whisky’s taste.
Twenty years ago today, a little coffee shop opened in 6750 Ayala Avenue. It was called Starbucks, a coffee chain from Seattle, and the Makati store was the brand’s third market to open outside North America.
The streets are darker and the holiday cheer is not as cheerful, but there’s one holiday tradition that seems getting stronger: the mad race to collect stickers for Starbucks’ planners. This year, the brand released the designs for 2018 and I have all the details for you!
The holidays are coming up and you know what means: people are starting to collect stickers for Starbucks’ planners! It has become a new tradition and I’m here to tell you what to expect from the coffee chain, from its coveted planners to its handcrafted beverages, food, coffees and tea, and cards!
Filipinos are naturally social and we love to eat, so it’s not surprising that many of our activities and plans revolve around food. This is especially true during the holiday season when friends and family will gather for reunions, dinners, lunches, and brunches to celebrate Christmas. This can be a stressful time for the ones organizing, but there’s a solution: At a set price, groups of friends and family can enjoy the Epic Christmas Feast with Kenny Rogers Roasters!