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Thursday, May 8, 2014



We now approach the final week of chasing the sun with Wrangler, it was indeed a fun experience for me I hope you also had yours, looking through old and new pictures made me see once more how my life has been and I must say I am lucky enough to have traveled in some destinations here in our very own country, Philippines. But before we close this last week, we have one more challenge that might get you to win Wrangler's awesome prizes. And also don't forget I have my own set of GC's to give away too! My super easy contest!



I have one, too many favorites from all the entries last week witht he theme "Keep Going" but I still say love your own, that's why the photo above is my personal favorite and that's my entry. The shot was taken the first time I was mesmerized by the amazing sunset at Boracay. I didn't win but I am not losing hope because 4th week is now up yay! Here's the theme:

BE ICONIC
The thrill of seeing something for the first time -- it's in our DNA and in the spirit of any adventurer. This week, rise
to the morning sun and venture somewhere you've never been before, make a "first time" memory.
#WranglerSunchaser #Philippines

The winner will get a shopping spree worth 8,000 that is just amazing! Continue posting your entries on Instagram and be sure to use #WranglerSunChaser #Philippines to qualify. And of course the grand awesome prize of a 5-day stay, all expense paid and country of your choice! Who wouldn't want that?

For more information visit the official sites at
www.WranglerSunChaser.com
www.facebook.com/WranglerPH

Goodluck and keep them coming!

Wrangler Sun Chaser Challenge: Be Iconic and Win!



We now approach the final week of chasing the sun with Wrangler, it was indeed a fun experience for me I hope you also had yours, looking through old and new pictures made me see once more how my life has been and I must say I am lucky enough to have traveled in some destinations here in our very own country, Philippines. But before we close this last week, we have one more challenge that might get you to win Wrangler's awesome prizes. And also don't forget I have my own set of GC's to give away too! My super easy contest!



I have one, too many favorites from all the entries last week witht he theme "Keep Going" but I still say love your own, that's why the photo above is my personal favorite and that's my entry. The shot was taken the first time I was mesmerized by the amazing sunset at Boracay. I didn't win but I am not losing hope because 4th week is now up yay! Here's the theme:

BE ICONIC
The thrill of seeing something for the first time -- it's in our DNA and in the spirit of any adventurer. This week, rise
to the morning sun and venture somewhere you've never been before, make a "first time" memory.
#WranglerSunchaser #Philippines

The winner will get a shopping spree worth 8,000 that is just amazing! Continue posting your entries on Instagram and be sure to use #WranglerSunChaser #Philippines to qualify. And of course the grand awesome prize of a 5-day stay, all expense paid and country of your choice! Who wouldn't want that?

For more information visit the official sites at
www.WranglerSunChaser.com
www.facebook.com/WranglerPH

Goodluck and keep them coming!

Posted at 9:46 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014




Desserts: the type of food we Filipino's love to enjoy and it doesn't have to be at the end of every meal. What I mean is, we can actually have one any time of the day, may it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner and of course during snack time. The sweet tooth in us never gets tired of trying out different kinds of desserts especially during this generation of people being very experimental in creating a new one hence having a lot to choose from.

I recently had a dessert tasting event in five different world class restaurants at Solaire (read article here) and with that I would like to share with you my top 5 desserts as of this date.


Number 5: Halo-Halo (Fresh Buffet, Solair and anywhere else)
Who does not love halo-halo? This is our Filipino pride, a little of everything like banana, sago, nata de coco, kaong, gulaman, ube and more in one fancy glass, topped with ice cream and loads of milk. Woah! that was so yummy!

Number 4: Guyabano Ice Cream (Yakumi, Solair)
A refreshing flavour of an ice cream, so perfect that it made me want to have some more, not too sweet but very flavourful.

Number 3: Solair Cake (Fresh Buffet, Solair)
This is one of the best chocolate cake I ever tasted so far, very moist that it melts in my mouth and not so sweet, plus the bitterness of the dark chocolate made it more exciting in every bite. Bonus is the 24-karat gold shavings on it, made me feel like a Queen.

Number 2: Glutinous Rice Balls with Red Bean Cream (Red Lantern, Solair)
If you have read my full post about this dessert I mentioned there that this was my favourite of all because of the surprise inside those balls, and it really did complement with the red bean cream.

Number 1: Sansrival (Sizzling Plate, Baguio)
As a Baguio girl, I grew up having this particular Sansrival every year during my birthday, not a fan of fancy princess or cartoon cakes just this and I am all set. And because I really loved Sansrival, it also became my wedding cake, see how obsessive I am about this? That's why it is my top choice still amidst everything I have tasted. Just in case you visit my hometown try this one and let me know.

So those are my top desserts from my recent sweet tooth hopping. Try them when you visit Solair Resort, and when you’re in Baguio, you'll surely have a good stay and a sweet smile.
Resort

Top Desserts On My List This Summer!




Desserts: the type of food we Filipino's love to enjoy and it doesn't have to be at the end of every meal. What I mean is, we can actually have one any time of the day, may it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner and of course during snack time. The sweet tooth in us never gets tired of trying out different kinds of desserts especially during this generation of people being very experimental in creating a new one hence having a lot to choose from.

I recently had a dessert tasting event in five different world class restaurants at Solaire (read article here) and with that I would like to share with you my top 5 desserts as of this date.


Number 5: Halo-Halo (Fresh Buffet, Solair and anywhere else)
Who does not love halo-halo? This is our Filipino pride, a little of everything like banana, sago, nata de coco, kaong, gulaman, ube and more in one fancy glass, topped with ice cream and loads of milk. Woah! that was so yummy!

Number 4: Guyabano Ice Cream (Yakumi, Solair)
A refreshing flavour of an ice cream, so perfect that it made me want to have some more, not too sweet but very flavourful.

Number 3: Solair Cake (Fresh Buffet, Solair)
This is one of the best chocolate cake I ever tasted so far, very moist that it melts in my mouth and not so sweet, plus the bitterness of the dark chocolate made it more exciting in every bite. Bonus is the 24-karat gold shavings on it, made me feel like a Queen.

Number 2: Glutinous Rice Balls with Red Bean Cream (Red Lantern, Solair)
If you have read my full post about this dessert I mentioned there that this was my favourite of all because of the surprise inside those balls, and it really did complement with the red bean cream.

Number 1: Sansrival (Sizzling Plate, Baguio)
As a Baguio girl, I grew up having this particular Sansrival every year during my birthday, not a fan of fancy princess or cartoon cakes just this and I am all set. And because I really loved Sansrival, it also became my wedding cake, see how obsessive I am about this? That's why it is my top choice still amidst everything I have tasted. Just in case you visit my hometown try this one and let me know.

So those are my top desserts from my recent sweet tooth hopping. Try them when you visit Solair Resort, and when you’re in Baguio, you'll surely have a good stay and a sweet smile.
Resort

Posted at 12:15 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Friday, May 2, 2014



Solaire Resort and Casino hosted an event for us bloggers to an afternoon of sweets, the event was called "Bloggers Dessert Experience" wherein they unveil their newest summer sweets from five of their finest restaurants and served and made especially by their world-class chefs. It was indeed a lovely sugar-rush filled event, read on as I try my best to describe how my taste buds went on a happy field trip of its own.




-YAKUMI | Chef Norimasa Kosaka -
Chef Norimasa values food simplicity, freshness and quality as well as the preference and satisfaction of guests.

Dessert 1: Mango and Guyabano Ice Cream
A sorbet that is an unconventional and unique combination of Mango and Guyabano laced with sugar.



- The Mango flavoured ice cream can be somewhat common for us since it is usually available in most supermarkets, but this one was smoother and not too sweet and is just right for me, on the other hand the Guyabano was a surprise, not just because it's something new to me but also the sweet and sourness of it complements in my mouth, a very refreshing flavour indeed.


Dessert 2: Wasabi Panna Cotta
This Wasabi Panna Cotta is a Japanese take on the traditional Panna Cotta that is infused with Milk, Sugar, Wasabi, Cream, and Gelatin.


- This was a challenge for me because I don't really eat spicy food. When I read that this was with wasabi, I was quite hesitant to try it, but I have to. Surprisingly since the wasabi is in powder form and was sprinkled just on top of the cream I found it amusing, the sweetness of the cream and then towards the end, there it was, that shot of something I don't know that went through my nostrils going up, unexplainable, but it was delicious. I actually enjoyed waiting for the wasabi to kick-in every time I take it in, funny but this was one exciting dessert.






- RED LANTERN | Lo Ka Cheung Sam -
Lo believes that being flexible, creative and listening to your customer is the key to achieving great cooking and happy guests.

Dessert 1: Chilled Osmanthus Flower and Wolf Berries with Aloe Vera


- This one is refreshing and got me to taste a lot of firsts. The cold gelatine makes you crave for more plus the surprising first time taste of Osmanthus Flower, Wolf Berries and Aloe Vera. The sweetness was just enough but most of all I love that it's cold for whatever reason I can't fully explain, this one maybe new but a winner for my taste buds.

Dessert 2: Glutinous Rice Balls with Red Bean Cream

- My favourite! I tasted before a Korean Ice Cream with Red Bean in it and I immediately fell in love with. So I was excited to taste this but this time it's in cream form. The Glutinous Rice Balls I thought were like the regular balls we put into our very own "bilo-bilo", yes it was kind of the same but with a surprise, after your first bite, a rough texture but sweet filling was inside and it blends well with the red bean cream. I can't get enough of this and could actually eat more than 2 pieces for sure.




- STRIP | Chef Eric Turgeon
Chef Eric is the Sous Chef for Strip, Solair's well-known Steakhouse. And a good storyteller too!

Dessert 1: Strawberries and Cream
Made up of fresh strawberries, shortbread crumble and dry meringue with a luxury cream Chantilly all in one bite.

- The presentation for this dessert was with a twist, but I must admit I am not really into strawberries with cream but for those who love this, you will definitely enjoy how it is served, plus I love that it's not too plain as the chef did some additional ingredients to make it more exciting. Not too sweet and not too creamy, just enough for a good combination with fresh strawberries.

Desset 2: Dark Chocolate Mousse
Composed of light and airy chocolate mousse, caramel sand torched banana and roasted macadamia nuts.

- Perfect combination! Everything in it felt like magic in my mouth!







- FINESTRA | Salvatore de Vicentis - 
Chef Salvatore is the Executive Chef of Finetra, the signature Italian restaurant of Solair. This Chef has a good sense of humour.

Dessert 1: Gelato Samplers
Homemade Nutella gelato with biscotti crumbs and candied walnuts
Homemade Strawberry coconut gelato with strawberry coulis and pistachio biscotti
Homemade Mascarpone Gelato




- These gelato’s are super yummy and would be enjoyed especially by those who truly love super sweet desserts, sorry but too sweet for me are Nutella and Strawberry but the Mascarpone was just right.


Dessert 2: Vanilla Panna Cotta with Coffee Cream and Chocolate Biscotti
A vanilla flavoured  Panna Cotta made by simmering together with the twist of coffee cream and chocolate biscotti.

- Not a coffee lover here, but this dessert and the coffee cream itself was a great surprise and the timing was so perfect because I had enough sweetness for the first few restaurants, and indeed coffee makes everything back to neutral.


- FRESH | Chef Josef Teuschler -
Josef is delighted to share his love of pastries through his modern take on classic desserts and delectable signature creations including his decadent Solaire Chocolate Cake - topped with 24 karat gold.

Dessert 1: Solaire Cakes
The signature cake consist of layers of rich flourless chocolate cake filled with caramel chocolate mousse, cocoa gel and croustillant cookie crisp. Finished with bitter chocolate coverture glaze and signature gold flakes.

- This is heaven, everything just melted in my mouth and that feeling of sweet and bitter chocolate inside my mouth made me really repeatedly say how yummy this cake was and another first time to taste the 24-karat gold topping, taste like nothing but felt the class and a little trivia, only Solaire has this in the Philippines.

Dessert 2: Halo-Halo
This popular dessert is prepared with Ube spread, Buko pandan, Macapuno strips, sweet bananas, Nata de coco and Marshmallows. Topped with Pandan flavoured crushed ice, ube ice cream, Leche Flan and Yema. The ingredients balancing the level of sweetness of fresh's Halo-halo dessert presentation and finishing with a pleasing level of Pandan.

- Our last stop, of course our pride the Halo-Halo. For me all halo-halo are the same, just differs on what kind of ingredients one would like to mix, but still this is the best, too bad I was super full to actually finish the sample serving that was given to us, but for sure Solaire guests especially foreigners would definitely love this "mix-mix" of ours.


That was one delightful afternoon, visit Solaire Resort now and get to taste  these wonderful treats!




Solaire Resort and Casino's Treats for our Sweets



Solaire Resort and Casino hosted an event for us bloggers to an afternoon of sweets, the event was called "Bloggers Dessert Experience" wherein they unveil their newest summer sweets from five of their finest restaurants and served and made especially by their world-class chefs. It was indeed a lovely sugar-rush filled event, read on as I try my best to describe how my taste buds went on a happy field trip of its own.




-YAKUMI | Chef Norimasa Kosaka -
Chef Norimasa values food simplicity, freshness and quality as well as the preference and satisfaction of guests.

Dessert 1: Mango and Guyabano Ice Cream
A sorbet that is an unconventional and unique combination of Mango and Guyabano laced with sugar.



- The Mango flavoured ice cream can be somewhat common for us since it is usually available in most supermarkets, but this one was smoother and not too sweet and is just right for me, on the other hand the Guyabano was a surprise, not just because it's something new to me but also the sweet and sourness of it complements in my mouth, a very refreshing flavour indeed.


Dessert 2: Wasabi Panna Cotta
This Wasabi Panna Cotta is a Japanese take on the traditional Panna Cotta that is infused with Milk, Sugar, Wasabi, Cream, and Gelatin.


- This was a challenge for me because I don't really eat spicy food. When I read that this was with wasabi, I was quite hesitant to try it, but I have to. Surprisingly since the wasabi is in powder form and was sprinkled just on top of the cream I found it amusing, the sweetness of the cream and then towards the end, there it was, that shot of something I don't know that went through my nostrils going up, unexplainable, but it was delicious. I actually enjoyed waiting for the wasabi to kick-in every time I take it in, funny but this was one exciting dessert.






- RED LANTERN | Lo Ka Cheung Sam -
Lo believes that being flexible, creative and listening to your customer is the key to achieving great cooking and happy guests.

Dessert 1: Chilled Osmanthus Flower and Wolf Berries with Aloe Vera


- This one is refreshing and got me to taste a lot of firsts. The cold gelatine makes you crave for more plus the surprising first time taste of Osmanthus Flower, Wolf Berries and Aloe Vera. The sweetness was just enough but most of all I love that it's cold for whatever reason I can't fully explain, this one maybe new but a winner for my taste buds.

Dessert 2: Glutinous Rice Balls with Red Bean Cream

- My favourite! I tasted before a Korean Ice Cream with Red Bean in it and I immediately fell in love with. So I was excited to taste this but this time it's in cream form. The Glutinous Rice Balls I thought were like the regular balls we put into our very own "bilo-bilo", yes it was kind of the same but with a surprise, after your first bite, a rough texture but sweet filling was inside and it blends well with the red bean cream. I can't get enough of this and could actually eat more than 2 pieces for sure.




- STRIP | Chef Eric Turgeon
Chef Eric is the Sous Chef for Strip, Solair's well-known Steakhouse. And a good storyteller too!

Dessert 1: Strawberries and Cream
Made up of fresh strawberries, shortbread crumble and dry meringue with a luxury cream Chantilly all in one bite.

- The presentation for this dessert was with a twist, but I must admit I am not really into strawberries with cream but for those who love this, you will definitely enjoy how it is served, plus I love that it's not too plain as the chef did some additional ingredients to make it more exciting. Not too sweet and not too creamy, just enough for a good combination with fresh strawberries.

Desset 2: Dark Chocolate Mousse
Composed of light and airy chocolate mousse, caramel sand torched banana and roasted macadamia nuts.

- Perfect combination! Everything in it felt like magic in my mouth!







- FINESTRA | Salvatore de Vicentis - 
Chef Salvatore is the Executive Chef of Finetra, the signature Italian restaurant of Solair. This Chef has a good sense of humour.

Dessert 1: Gelato Samplers
Homemade Nutella gelato with biscotti crumbs and candied walnuts
Homemade Strawberry coconut gelato with strawberry coulis and pistachio biscotti
Homemade Mascarpone Gelato




- These gelato’s are super yummy and would be enjoyed especially by those who truly love super sweet desserts, sorry but too sweet for me are Nutella and Strawberry but the Mascarpone was just right.


Dessert 2: Vanilla Panna Cotta with Coffee Cream and Chocolate Biscotti
A vanilla flavoured  Panna Cotta made by simmering together with the twist of coffee cream and chocolate biscotti.

- Not a coffee lover here, but this dessert and the coffee cream itself was a great surprise and the timing was so perfect because I had enough sweetness for the first few restaurants, and indeed coffee makes everything back to neutral.


- FRESH | Chef Josef Teuschler -
Josef is delighted to share his love of pastries through his modern take on classic desserts and delectable signature creations including his decadent Solaire Chocolate Cake - topped with 24 karat gold.

Dessert 1: Solaire Cakes
The signature cake consist of layers of rich flourless chocolate cake filled with caramel chocolate mousse, cocoa gel and croustillant cookie crisp. Finished with bitter chocolate coverture glaze and signature gold flakes.

- This is heaven, everything just melted in my mouth and that feeling of sweet and bitter chocolate inside my mouth made me really repeatedly say how yummy this cake was and another first time to taste the 24-karat gold topping, taste like nothing but felt the class and a little trivia, only Solaire has this in the Philippines.

Dessert 2: Halo-Halo
This popular dessert is prepared with Ube spread, Buko pandan, Macapuno strips, sweet bananas, Nata de coco and Marshmallows. Topped with Pandan flavoured crushed ice, ube ice cream, Leche Flan and Yema. The ingredients balancing the level of sweetness of fresh's Halo-halo dessert presentation and finishing with a pleasing level of Pandan.

- Our last stop, of course our pride the Halo-Halo. For me all halo-halo are the same, just differs on what kind of ingredients one would like to mix, but still this is the best, too bad I was super full to actually finish the sample serving that was given to us, but for sure Solaire guests especially foreigners would definitely love this "mix-mix" of ours.


That was one delightful afternoon, visit Solaire Resort now and get to taste  these wonderful treats!




Posted at 2:10 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Thursday, May 1, 2014




Kathryn Bernardo the Teen Queen is once again tapped to be the brand endorser of one of the coolest bags in the market.
Ruffles Bags is very proud to announce their new lines of cool, hip and colorful bags represented by the one and only Kathryn Bernardo. At this day and age, teens, young adults and almost everyone are very picky in terms of designs they want for their bags not only that, price is very important too plus with the kind of fast paced lifestyle it should be of high quality. That is what Ruffles bag has to offer, everything that we need in a bag, the designs and colors are very cool, you can actually find a design or color that suits you may it be a body bag, tote or back pack. The price is very affordable, not too cheap nor too expensive plus the important thing is the quality, yes I have one and at my age I am surely loving and enjoying it.

So for this coming school year or for your personal use, get a bag that will surely be worth your every penny. Got to be Me, Got to be Ruffles. Ruffles Bags available in SM Department Stores.

Kathryn Bernanrdo is the Newest Endorser of Ruffles Bags




Kathryn Bernardo the Teen Queen is once again tapped to be the brand endorser of one of the coolest bags in the market.
Ruffles Bags is very proud to announce their new lines of cool, hip and colorful bags represented by the one and only Kathryn Bernardo. At this day and age, teens, young adults and almost everyone are very picky in terms of designs they want for their bags not only that, price is very important too plus with the kind of fast paced lifestyle it should be of high quality. That is what Ruffles bag has to offer, everything that we need in a bag, the designs and colors are very cool, you can actually find a design or color that suits you may it be a body bag, tote or back pack. The price is very affordable, not too cheap nor too expensive plus the important thing is the quality, yes I have one and at my age I am surely loving and enjoying it.

So for this coming school year or for your personal use, get a bag that will surely be worth your every penny. Got to be Me, Got to be Ruffles. Ruffles Bags available in SM Department Stores.

Posted at 2:00 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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