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They Put the Ahhh in Spa

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Life can be really stressful but the trick is finding a way to alleviate yourself from these daily tensions. Just one visit to the luxurious Crown Towers Spa at City of Dreams Manila will surely have you on Cloud 9 in complete and total surrender

The Crown Towers Spa pampers its guests mind, body and soul - their ultra-luxe, well-appointed couple's treatment room is unparalleled in the city.

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Chef’s Day Off: Aaron Isip’s favorite Paris eats

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From ethnic eats to fancy dining Paris has so much to offer and its no wonder it is the gastronomic capital of the world. This is why I prefer to ask people what their FAVORITE places are and not necessarily what they feel is the BEST.

Aaron's menu in his first ever executive chef gig at PAN


Ahead of the Pack: Shangri-La’s Chi Spa

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The beach is relaxing, but sometimes it's not enough. At Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa, feel more recharged at the Chi Spa, voted as Agoda's standout luxury spa this year!

Blue on blue: Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa's infinity pool meets both the sea and the sky

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Favorite Bay Area Eats

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With such great produce, California has some amazing foodie haunts - from the super slow to the grab and go. Bay Area regulars, Vicki and Stephanie share some of their favorite eats.

Both Vicki and I have been coming to the Bay Area not as tourists but almost like an extended home. To take the words of Tony Bennet, we both have a couple of hearts left in the city. My sister has been living there for close to twenty years and whenever I can I'd make my way there to spend time with her with no particular itinerary except to hang…

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Five Things you didn’t know about Salvatore Cuomo

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Joyous with a bold personality, despite his very public and famous persona, the celebrity chef Salvatore Cuomo is refreshingly honest about his personal life.

During a recent trip to Tokyo, Stephanie got to discover the food empire built by the celebrity chef and his amazing authentic neapolitan pizzas which will soon hit Manila before the end of the year.

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Jasmine and Kaffir Dreams

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Each destination has its own scentscape, flavors & aromas that clearly evoke a specific experience. Discover Bangkok not through the eyes but through the tastebuds & nose of famed chef, Ian Kittichai

Chef Ian Kittichai not only shares his favorite local joints but also a recipe for luscious Khanom Dok Mali or Jasmine Pannacotta, a perfect dessert for these warm summer months.

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Time Out? Yes please!

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Work? Homework? Groceries? Dinner? Today's mommies miraculously manage to do it all! We do however all need a little ME time and when things gets too crazy, a nifty escape is in order.

As much as we would like to disappear to exotic lands on a great adventure sometimes all that is needed is a little pampering and The Peninsula Manila's MomMeCation fits the bill.


Eating Around España

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We're celebrating Madrid Fusion Manila this week, as several Spanish chefs come in the country to teach us more about their cooking styles and the evolution of Spanish cuisine

Hopping from one region to another, learn more about each chef's hometown and where to eat--their very own restaurants, of course!

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Finally, The French Laundry

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The 3-Michelin-star fine dining restaurant is the Holy Grail in the Napa Valley restaurant scene

This stone farmhouse offers some of the best classic French cuisine by Chef Thomas Keller

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Wanderlusting Wine

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A surprisingly beautiful wine discovered over dinner that has an equally beautiful estate - Jordan Winery.

Ranked as the #1 Cabernet in "Wine and Spirits 2014" U.S. Restaurant Poll… Jordan's Bordeaux style red led to some serious wanderlusting over their gorgeous vineyards.


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