December 12, 2019
Margarita Fores serves U2 Pinoy dishes at Grace Park
H’hen Nie bows out as Miss Vietnam with bare feet, praises Catriona for ‘wonderful reign’
Miss U host Steve Harvey figures in new controversy – almost
‘Tis the season to be shopping
The Bond watch is revealed
Gazini Ganados shines in gold gown, national costume at Miss Universe prelim round
No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status
20 BEFORE 2020: Billie Eilish, bakuchiol, and blinged-out nails were the beauty trends of 2019
COP THE LOOK: Angel Locsin’s red lips and perfect brows
World’s oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave
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Sand cars replace sand castles at Miami art festival Art Basel
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
Lancaster New City Cavite makes #ChristmasHappynings more exciting with an outdoor movie screening of the ‘The Hows of Us’
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Handke to receive Nobel Prize at ceremony amid controversy
Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Tuesday 12/10/2019 – 17:42 UTC+8 By: Pia Ohlin Nobel literature laureate Peter Handke, who backed Serbia during…
London’s Most Instagrammable Restaurants
England is a country most often remembered for its Royal Family, abundance of castles, and its towns with names that are pronounced differently…
Greenland ice loss faster than expected
Paris, France | AFP | Tuesday 12/11/2019 – 00:00 UTC+8 By: Bryan McManus The melting of Greenland’s massive ice sheet is happening…
Ryan Reynolds spoofs viral video for cheeky holiday ad
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/8/2019 – 02:30 UTC+8 Actor Ryan Reynolds is winning hearts and praise with a cheeky…
Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter making opera history
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/7/2019 – 09:44 UTC+8 By: Maggy Donaldson A top-tier jazz trumpeter and Spike Lee’s go-to…
Chinese cuisine at Sofitel
Sofitel Philippine Plaza ushers in the Lunar New Year with a bountiful feast prepared by Spiral’s culinary artisan, Chinese chef Michael Tai featuring three variations of Chinese cuisine: Cantonese, Hakka and Sze Chuan from Jan. 25 to 29.
Tour de France–the culinary kind–at Sofitel
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.
Buffet like no other
Spiral, a concept restaurant with 452 indoor and outdoor seating capacity, aims to “bring the authenticity and warmth of the traditional French markets and Asian hawker stalls into a five-star hotel setting.” The dishes are prepared by 60-80 chefs. The result is an astonishing mix of world cuisines a diner would run out of breath just to navigate.
Nordic crayfish party at Sofitel–to the music of Abba
The sight of a mound of crayfish (or crawfish) in a Sofitel function room brought me back to Sweden....
Wicked, a dessert bar and café, offers an array of sweet confections like its signature Chocolate S’mores shaped into big and small plump hearts. Get creative and mix it up with some Strawberry and Salted Caramel S’mores (available in small and large packs).
Pork knuckles, beer and German sausages at Sofitel’s Oktoberfest
The German Club and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates the 78th Oktoberfest at the hotel’s Harbor Garden Tent on Oct. 7 and 8.
La Prospérité Chinoise fashion show at Spiral
Witness a grandiose runaway collection by renowned fashion designer, Albert Andrada, which will weave through the multi-awarded Spiral restaurant...
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Blue Rats now at Strumm’s; Boyz II Men back at Big Dome
Fans of the Blue Rats, formerly a regular live act at Martinis Bar in Mandarin Oriental Manila, are glad to know that their favorite blues band now plays every Wednesday at Strumm’s (110 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati; tel. 8954636).
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Celebrity food trip at Spiral today
Today (May 8), Mother’s Day, the lunch and dinner menu at Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s Spiral buffet restaurant will be enhanced further by a number of special dishes created by celebrities Janice de Belen, Lotlot de Leon, Marjorie Barretto and chef Rob Pengson.
Get-togethers for grown-ups
Sofitel's Le Bar offers afternoon tea and intimate wine parties.
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