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You are what you eat!


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NIX ALANON, Rajo Laurel, Isabelle Daza, Adrien Semblat, Ava Daza

We have all heard that line countless times, especially after finishing a big meal or feasting on every single dish in a buffet.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Dove #realbeauty gains 66M impressions in two hours

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DOVE Summit attendees go barefaced to affirm their #RealBeauty

Finalists in the recent Binibining Pilipinas pageant extolled incessantly the confidence of the Filipino woman in the Q&A. Truth is, that kind of self-confidence holds true for only 7 percent of Pinays, if the result of survey commissioned by global beauty brand Dove is anything to go by.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Your quick and easy guide to Valentine’s

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CRUCIANI Hearts (above), P795; Cruciani Lock & Key bracelets, P995 for a pair. To order, email crucianiph@gmail.com.

Single this Valentine’s Day? Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila has a treat for you. It will be holding a Valentine’s Day Soiree at Snaps Sports Bar on Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Get to meet new people while playing fun games. The rate is at P700+ inclusive of two alcoholic beverages, a buffet snack and the chance to watch the live acoustic band. For reservations, email fbreservations@sofitelmanila.com and or call 5515555.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From ‘Pit Senyor!’ to ‘Kung Hei Fat Choy!’


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One of our uniquely Filipino traits is our passion for celebration. Every town has its own fiesta for its patron saint.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

18-treasures feast for Chinese New Year, French féte for Valentine’s Day

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STEAMED Crab Claw and Glass Noodle with Egg White Sauce

Sofitel Philippine Plaza kicks off the Year of the Horse with two important festivities that many Filipinos look forward to—the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Club Bulakeño to raise funds Saturday

ENGINEER Gene and Lydia Reyes, founders of Club Bulakeño

The Club Bulakeño event at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza scheduled this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. is pushing through, said Zenaida Tantoco, chair of this year’s celebration.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Sausages, pork knuckles and sauerkraut–it’s time to celebrate Oktoberfest

While celebrations marking the German tradition of Oktoberfest usually start in late September, this year, two of the biggest parties will be held on Oct. 18 and 19 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s newly renovated Harbor Garden Tent.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Pomp, glamour, style at Hola! Philippines launch


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HOLA! Spain’s Maria Palacios, Hola! Philippines principal Maricris Cardenas Zobel, cover girl Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Hola! editor in chief José Mari Ugarte

Manille’s elite converged at Sofitel Philippine Plaza for the recent launch of Hola! Philippines, the local version of the celebrity and high society magazine.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Brigitte Bardot comes to Manila; Philippine-made rum invades France


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SOFITEL Philippine Plaza famille: Chanelle Garvey, Adam Laker, Sirinate Meenakul and Carl Gagnon, with Brigitte Bardot portrait in the background. Photo by Alex Van Hagen

SOFITEL Philippine Plaza is hosting the traveling exhibit of a stunning selection of photographs highlighting the legendary and original sex symbol of France, Brigitte Bardot.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Rabbit cocotte, egg ‘biryani,’ goat ‘caldereta,’ paella–Sofitel chefs cook their moms’ signature dishes


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EGG biryani

Mother’s Day can be considered a commercial event much like Valentine’s Day. But if it does remind us what the mother is to a family, then it is a worthwhile event.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

The challenge of chameleoning 4 times in one day


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Transforming into different characters is one of the thrilling challenges of changing costumes. The complexity increases when the chameleoning needs to be done in a day.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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