I had always wanted to go and pay Hillside Cafe & Juice Bar a visit, if only to support two female creativepreneurs I highly respected, but life had been keeping me in the south for most of this year, working on a few new projects, and picking up a few clients in the process, so just the thought of crawling through at least two hours of traffic for a smoothie just wasn’t worth it. Until I discovered that the cafe was INSIDE a garden center.
Mama Lou’s had recently come out with a few new dishes for families and friends to bond over (just in time for Christmas, too!), but I still can’t help but revert back to old favorites. Here are a few of the reasons why I keep on coming back to Mama Lou’s.
Fellow millennials, we need to know what happened during those 20 years martial law was in effect. In a world where people share their stories with a click of a button, you just need to search #MarcosIsNOTaHero to understand where the fuel of this fire is coming from. Empathize with just how atrocious this act is for everyone who risked their lives, underwent torture, and died for our civil rights, and for the families who were directly affected by this. It is NOT ok to not care. This country will soon be passed to us, after all.
Hosted by the beautiful, entrepreneurial ladies of Flow Retreats, the Waldorf mommies teamed up with the school’s Laguna branch and Holy Carabao to launch its first ever Flow event at The Farm Shed located in the Acacia Waldorf School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
The steakhouse is named after Wolfgang Zweiner, who opened his eponymous restaurant after having worked as head waiter at the legendary Peter Luger’s steakhouse in New York for more than 40 years. It was during those years where he gained extensive expertise in the dry ageing process of USDA Prime quality beef as well as the steak high temperature broiling preparation process – key elements which would eventually evolve into Wolfgang Steakhouse’s unique philosophy for excellence.
When I walked into Café Creole at Newport Mall, the old Hank William’s song started playing in my head, ticking off the gastonomic delights of this cooking style I had been anticipating to sink my teeth into that evening. “Jambalaya, crawfish pie, fillet gumbo…”
Chef Amy Besa, a legend in Philippine culinary circles and owner of Purple Yam, teams up with the Hindy Weber and Mel Teng-Go of Holy Carabao to forage and cook a meal in the forest of their farm in Batulao, Batangas.
I’ve recently discovered a magical place in Tagaytay hidden away inside a new developing village which is a home away from home for happy new age hippies such as myself. Relax and let your om mani paddle hum humming self relax and enjoy the fresh air, the plethora of books to get lost in, and discover new tools, crystals, and oils to enhance your current mindful meditation practice at the Bodhi Shop.
Between learning about the benefits of juicing, exploring their organic farm, and melting on the massage table from a two-hour traditional Filipino massage, Jericho and I spent our days in different corners of the big property, either exploring the place by ourselves, catching up on sleep, taking a dip in the pool, or finding a quiet spot to curl up with a book and read ’til we dozed off. The only time we’d actually see each other was during meal times, where we’d meet at the restaurant, Gabriela, to enjoy the healthy cuisine choices they had on offer.
While spending most of my week at Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay, I took a peek at their in-house farm called The Farmacy located on a few acres of land a short walk form the village. Kuya Elmer, one of the farmers and farm resident, came by for Jericho and I after breakfast and we took a 15-minute walk down from the gate of Nurture Wellness Village to that of The Farmacy. I was all giddy like a school girl holding hands with her crush.