Starbucks Partners with French Label Paul & Joe

Who says coffee chains can’t collaborate with fashion labels? Two of my favorite things in the world just collaborated and I can’t get enough of the collection. I’m talking about Starbucks and cats!

Starbucks recently partnered with French fashion house Paul & Joe for a line of limited-edition drinkware, tote bag, Starbucks Card, and the Bearista inspired by Gipsy, Paul & Joe’s founder Sophie Méchaly’s pet cat. Paul & Joe fans will instantly recognize Gipsy, who has also become the brand’s symbol.

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Hong Kong’s Michelin-Starred Kam’s Roast is Now in Manila!

Hong Kong is home to many Michelin-starred restaurants but I always seem to miss them whenever I’m there. I always find out about it when I’m home, so I end up waiting (and praying) for them to open here or hoping that I remember to visit it the next time I’m in Hong Kong.

One of the restaurants I’ve yet to try is Kam’s Roast, a legendary spot known for their roast goose. Kam’s Roast is run by Hardy Kam, the third generation of restaurateurs behind the Michelin-starred Yung Kee Restaurant, and Robert Chua, a prominent TV and movie producer in Hong Kong who has ventured in the culinary scene. The restaurant has been so successful that they earned a Michelin star, one of the culinary industry’s top recognitions, within four months of opening.

Now, Kam’s Roast is in Manila and I got to try it ahead of its opening on May 15.

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Starbucks Launches New Lunch Options For Those on the Go

A lot of people lead busy, multi-faceted lives that sometimes, meals take the backseat. I make time for breakfast, lunch, a little snack in the afternoon, and dinner no matter how busy I am because food fuels me and I feel unmotivated when I’m hungry. On busy days when it looks impossible to eat, I make a quick stop at Starbucks.

Starbucks may be known for their coffees and Frappuccinos but the coffee chain also has a line of lunch menu options for days when you want a little pick-me-up.

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Starbucks Launches the Tea-ramisu and the Midnight Mocha Frappuccinos!

For me, one of the best ways to enjoy the summer is with a Starbucks Frappuccino in hand. Summer isn’t my favorite season so I’m always looking for ways and excuses to stay indoors where there’s airconditioning. But because I’m an active guy who moves around a lot, I need an ice-cold and delicious drink. This makes me a regular in Starbucks stores around Metro Manila.

This summer, my drink staples would be Starbucks’s newest offering: the Tea-ramisu and the Midnight Mocha Frappuccinos! I got to try the drinks before its April 11 launch and fell in love.

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City Chef is the Dinner Service For Those Who Don’t Have Time to Cook

My work is largely home-based but I go out so much that it feels like having an office job. And like any office job, there are times when I come home late, tired, and hungry. Everyone has eaten dinner so I have to wonder where I’m going to get food.

I’m sure there are plenty of people who can relate to my predicament. And I bet there are plenty more who live alone who have to cook after a long day at work and the commute. Eating out every day? What a concept.

I discovered a new delivery service that prepares hot, ready, and delicious meals prepared by chefs and delivered on the day itself. It’s called City Chef and they believe in delivering home-cooked favorites straight to their customers’ doorsteps, right in time for dinner.

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Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion Rekindle Their Spark in New Video!

Local showbiz has produced iconic tandems: Jolina and Marvin, Claudine and Rico, John Lloyd and Bea, Alden and Maine. But in the Philippine entertainment scene, no one can beat the tandem of Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion. After spending 25 years apart on the big and small screen, the two are back in a commercial and can I just say…. they still have their chemistry!

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There’s More to Paradise Dynasty Than its Delicious 8-Flavored Xiao Long Bao

When it comes to xiao long bao in the Philippines, it’s hard to top the Singaporean import Paradise Dynasty. The restaurant is known for its eight-flavored xiao long bao, where you can feast on dumplings with flavors like ginseng, garlic, black truffle, cheese, crab roe, foie gras, and Szechuan. And if you think that it’s the star of the restaurant, think again. There’s a lot of dishes to choose from and they’re all winners!

I recently had lunch there and got to taste 21 different dishes. It was overwhelming but there were dishes that stood out. Here’s what I thought of the food at Paradise Dynasty:

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