Imagine this: The sound of waves crashing on the shore and the sunlight peeking through the window wake you up on a lazy Saturday morning. You slowly open your eyes, afraid that you’re just in the middle of a dream. But you’re not. You stand up as you feel the gentle sea breeze touch your face. You go out of the porch and look at the horizon. You take your time to enjoy the beauty of the blue skies and the deep sea. The yacht will be waiting for you whenever you’re ready, anyway. That’s the promise of Avara Nature & Yacht Club—the easy life of the seaside.
Christmas is the one time a year when we all loosen our belt straps and eat to our heart’s content without any form of guilt. It’s something that Tim Hortons is counting on as they launch their Christmas menu and collection.
One of the most exciting things to open in Manila is its first IKEA store. In the past, I would only get to visit this magical place when I travel abroad. The opening won’t be happening anytime soon, but I list down seven things you need to know about IKEA Philippines:
One of the most enduring traditions of Christmas in the Philippines is the Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle. Every holiday season, the park lights up with festive music and a million twinkling lights. This year, Ayala Land outdid itself by partnering with Walt Disney Philippines to bring Disney classics to life!
Because we live in a tropical country where our seasons are hot and hotter, sunglasses have become a staple for me. Normally I choose affordable ones from fast fashion stores but I’m thinking of upgrading after I saw the new collection of Safilo, which carries luxury brands like Carrera, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Max Mara, and Dior.
You’re never too old for a first time. I’ve interviewed many celebrities as a writer but this is the first time that I’ll be talking to a cartoon character. The character is Apple, one-half of Cartoon Network’s new series Apple & Onion. Here, he and Onion move to the city and see what it’s all about. The show is created by George Gendi (I also got to interview him), who also worked on The Amazing World of Gumball and Sanjay and Craig. I got to talk to Apple and he shared his secret to coming up with songs right away, his other BFF, and how long he buffs his head to keep it shiny. Yes, really.
Most of us grew up watching cartoons, but there came a point in life when we eased ourselves out of the habit and moved to grownup things like dramas, trashy (yet entertaining reality shows), and fascinating documentaries. Recently, there has been a shift back to cartoons as the new shows took on a more adult approach wrapped in the colorful world of animation. One of the shows that I’m excited to catch is Cartoon Network’s Apple & Onion, which tells the adventures of, well, Apple and Onion, two characters who move into the big city. The show is created by George Gendi, who also worked on The Amazing World of Gumball and Sanjay and Craig. I got to chat with Gendi, who shared with me how the show got started, the development process, and deeper meanings. I also got to talk to Apple here.
Many of us know Christian Mark Jacobs as the other (equally goodlooking) half of Francis Libiran, the fashion designer to the stars. But what some don’t know is that Jacobs is the man behind The Naked Foodie, the new blog and vlog that features restaurant reviews, food and travel vlogs, recipes, and an e-commerce site that offers luxury cakes and pastries, as well as wines.