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Tour de France–the culinary kind–at Sofitel


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It was a Tour de France but the bicycles roaming about were not in competitive mode because the riders were merely showing off the products offered. And the route was only within Sofitel’s Spiral.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

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


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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 »

Fresh oysters, caviar, foie gras, free-flowing champagne–it’s Sunday at Spiral

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Few things can make me get up early on a Sunday morning. Spiral’s champagne brunch is one of them.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hotel-hopping to ring in the holidays


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The Christmas spirit has finally hit me with so many tree-lighting festivities and charity bazaars in different hotels. After checking out the options for ornaments and color schemes, I have decided to make Paris as the theme of our décor.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Bigger, better, and more disaster-prepared Spiral

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After over a year of restoration work, the Spiral, which has been damaged by Typhoon “Pedring,” is finally reopening on Nov. 8.

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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