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Embarking on an Epic travel adventure – AZALEA Summer Getaway

I can honestly say that ONE of my best travel experiences happened 2 weeks ago. People keep asking me what is the most memorable travel moment was. I love to describe it as this ” Its a story of a girl turned into a woman who wants to uncovered my soul’s purpose, searching for her true self ”. for me, travel is my prayer, my meditation. It is the shedding of what is on the outside to see what is within. What makes travel so exciting is that it provides freedom and space to see with bigger and clearer eyes.

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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited for a 3 Day trip in Baguio city and staycation sponsored by AZALEA HOTEL & RESIDENCES BAGUIO CITY.

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Baguio city is Known For: Strawberries, Pine Trees, Cool Weather, Flower Gardens, Mountain Terrain, Salad Bowl of the Philippines, Silversmiths, Hand woven Ethnic Cloth, Hand carving. being invited to go is a great blessing.

May 15 2015, (travel to Baguio city)

Excited to wake up and see what God has in store for the day. Through bus travel ( JoyBus) the travel time was less than 4 hours going to city proper of Baguio City. we got there around 5 in the afternoon. Everything was just perfect from the moment we were picked up from the bus stop the friendly staff ( Mr.Paul and Mr. Jc , and Miss rachelle at hotel  were very welcoming and they went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed for a fantastic time! our room was spacious and comfortable.

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After checking in our rooms, together with the friendly hotel staff and fellow bloggers we checked out at the hotel for a dinner prepared for us at kalapaw restaurant. the food was delicious and  plenty to eat after a long bus travel.

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After the dinner at Kalapaw Restaurant, Our Group visited the famous Night Market Shopping at Harrison Road. were you can find a long stretch of items. from shoes, bags, accessories to fashionable clothing that are famous for their cheap price. It was a perfect cool weather to enjoy while splurging for great items. I myself bought and spend 90 pesos for 3 dresses. Im so happy how i end the day with shopping!

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Day 1: May 16, 2015

We had our Breakfast at Tradisyon Pinoy Comfort Food

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Our Itinerary was in full blast. since this is the very 1st time visiting Baguio city, I get excited to what AZALEA RESIDENCES has in store for Us. Our Day 1 activities, are in LA Trinidad were the Strawberry farm is located. we get to see the actual strawberry picking.

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spotted a sun flower here at the strawberry farm

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Blogger friend ACI of Life of Aci.com 

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Of course we will not missed visiting the famous Rose Farm

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Baguio city if known for their famous pasalubong, like walis  tambo, knitted bags and shirts to count them all. Its a filipino tradition not to forget to buy good stuff from Baguio.

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 After LA Trinidad Strawberry Farm Visit, we had our Lunch at JEWEL IGOROT RESTAURANT.

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After our lunch at Jewel Igorot in LA Trinidad we drove back to Baguio city proper for our Activity that will be introduce by the hotel staff. The Amazing Race!

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I can say this is one of the high lights of our Azalea Summer Getaway. we were grouped in 5s.The task is to find the clue written in a piece of paper that has given to each group member and once you find it, you have to take a group selfie altogether. once we are done we have to go back to the hotel at the exact time. overall it was really fun. we didn’t won but we had fun. It was an epic adventure with a twist!

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Photo Credits to my fellow blogger Mr. JEMAN VILLANUEVA of Orange Magazine 🙂

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and I LOVE each member of my group. Im so proud i belong to this group. Jeman Villanueva named our group us the AZALEA Blogger Team! and by the way we loved our Prize 🙂

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Photo Credits to a fellow blogger  Miss Carol Ranas

Our Fellowship Party at 2600 Gastro Pub with my Amazing Race Team.

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Day 2: May 17,2015

This is our last day at Baguio city, still we have a whole lot of activity prepared for us. we’re all ready to have a GREAT day. Our Itinerary for Day 2 is to visit the famous place in the philippines all because of the teleserye FOREVER MORE. (hahaha) some joking walang forever…pero meron meron meron…Lol kidding aside, I’m just excited to go for a LA PRESA Adventure at Mt. Sto. Tomas.

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Our Tree Top Adventure Ride 

if you want to experience extreme in Baguio, only one place comes to mind. Combine fun, adventure, and maybe a touch of terror when you visit Tree Top Adventure in Camp John Hay, Baguio City. It’s definitely worth the experience. Something you will surely never forget.

Tree Top Adventure Baguio experience was the highlight of my 2015, or should i say add to my bucket list. It’s world class and definitely safe. They’ve installed safety lines and their instructors and facilitators are not just technically equipped too.

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Silver Surfer
Would you like to conquer the sky? Then be The Silver Surfer if only for a day. Stand atop a specially designed ledge, hold onto a bar and simply fly. The 70-meters long diagonal zip line takes you up to a tower at a speed of approximately 6 meters per second. This adventure accommodates 2 persons at a time, facing each other, and makes key stops midway through the ride. Expect to swing on air at every stop to feel the excitement of this adventure. Experience 3 back and forth cycles that take only 2-3 minutes a ride.

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The only place were you can find Ube Jam and strawberry jams,  and alot more Pasalubong Shopping only at Good Sheppered 

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 I simply want to have a fun time, live the travel dream or live selfishly. No. Travel has taught me that it is a great teacher. And it has taught me that my soul’s purpose is to help others see that — to help others reach their soul’s purpose by tapping into the well of knowledge that is travel.

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“I would like to take a few minutes to thank AZALEA HOTEL & RESIDENCES BAGUIO CITY and the hotel staff specially to ( Mr.Paul and Mr. Jc ,Miss Terry and Miss rachelle that made all of us feel that we were important.you did everything you could do to make sure that from Day 1 until our last night is wonderful and memorable time and I really appreciate all your efforts. .” Your courtesy, attention to detail, prompt response to concerns, and flexibility to our ever-changing needs. Again! I wanted to thank you guys for a wonderful time at your hotel. The accommodations and level of service provided were beyond reproach. Hopefully i will get a chance to come back again. Hope to see you all SOON. 

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“Our event was a great success due to your assistance before, during and after the event. Your help in putting it all together is greatly appreciated.” Thank you so much for being such a gracious hotel.Your staff was extremely accommodating and open to our requests, the rooms were fantastic, and everyone loved the place.

Azalea Hotel & Residences is located at Leonard Wood Loop, Baguio City. Hotel Trunk line: 074 424 8712 to 13. Email them at reservations@azalea.com.ph. visit their website http://www.azalea.com.ph

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Marriott Manila appoints new Director of Convention Sales Chris Dela Torre

Director of Convention Sales MICE Chris Dela Torre

Marriott Hotel Manila announces the appointment of Chris Dela Torre as new Director of Convention Sales, focusing on Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE). She will be responsible for driving new business both domestic and international for the recently opened Marriott Grand Ballroom, the country’s largest pillarless ballroom. Dela Torre has solid experience almost spanning three decades in Sales and Marketing with a firm grasp on the MICE industry. Through the years, she has received several prestigious awards. The most noteworthy is the highly coveted Mabuhay Awards in 2003 – over-all champion managerial category and the esteemed Eclipse Award from Hyatt International.

“Chris’s impressive experience and unwavering passion on the MICE industry is inspiring,” noted Cristy Carreon, Marriott Manila’s Director of Marketing. “We are excited to welcome a seasoned hotelier of Chris’ caliber. She brings in extensive knowledge of the market that will drive new business by uncovering opportunities with existing and potential clients in a global scale. At the same time nurture the talent of a dynamic team of passionate event managers.”

Prior joining Marriott Manila, she was the Assistant Vice President for Sales, in-charge of Sales and Marketing of SM Hotels and Convention venues for 5 years. There she worked on top key sources in Asia Pacific to push for MICE business in Manila. She started her career in 1986 as a guest services manager and worked her way to the top and became the Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt Regency Manila. In 2006, she landed an impressive position overseas as the Director of Sales at Sheraton Grand Tai Ping Yang Shanghai. Wherein she handled market research and administrative Sales management of catering, corporate and travel accounts from Europe, Middle East and America.

Dela Torre’s arrival is a strong indicator that Marriott Manila is securing its position to be the premiere meeting destination in the country, especially with the newly opened Marriott Grand Ballroom. The Philippines’ largest pillarless ballroom boasts of almost 3,000 square meters of function space complemented with state of the art technology featuring multi-colored and adjustable pillow lights, high quality audio visual equipment, and sky fold technology.  Aside from the main ballroom, there are also 28 versatile new meeting rooms to suit every event planner’s needs whether for business or social. In addition to the meeting spaces are 3 new must-try dining spots in the city – “Mian” noodle bar, “Crema” gourmet coffee shop and “Allegro” grab and go organic snack bar.

Marriott Manila is raising the bar high when it comes to meetings. For event inquiries, call (02)9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/Marriotthotelmanila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

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Marriott Manila’s Chocolatier victorious at HOFEX

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Marriott Manila’s Chocolatier Chef Christopher Balane emerges triumphant at the HOFEX 2015.  Winning silver medal for his Chocolate Showpiece entitled “Dark Disciples” in the largest food and hospitality trade show in Asia-Pacific region, held last May 6-9, 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  He bested 30 participants from different Asian countries for the top 2 position in the professional category for chocolate showpiece. His 2 foot tall hand carved masterpiece was inspired from the iconic movie Star Wars and took 200 hours to complete. Made out of dark, white and milk chocolate and colored cocoa butter, the showpiece was brought to Hong Kong in pieces and took another 4 days to complete before presented to the judges. Aside from representing Marriott Hotel Manila, Chef Balane also brought home the recognition to the country. Rallying behind him are the hotel’s executive pastry chef Fil Afable and executive chef Meik Brammer.  “We are truly honored to have such great talent in our team.  Not only did you make the hotel and your country proud. You have proven that the Filipinos have a place in the international culinary scene.” said executive chef Meik Brammer. For inquiries, call (02)9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/Marriotthotelmanila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

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Lancris Residences holds Showroom Blessing of Garnet Tower

May 2,2015, One of Lancris Residences – a quiet and gated residential comunity enclave in Better Living, Paranaque, GARNET Tower officially opened and welcome investors to their  newly renovated showroom. Letting you experience a 2 to 3 bedroom unit and a special penthouse. Making the clients enjoy the stay with its brighter lobby, as comfortable as every unit they offer.

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Mr. Jigger Cunanan, Assistant Vice President, welcomed Guests, Investors, partner brokers and Bloggers to officially open the new renovated showroom.Residents of the Diamond Tower also attended the ceremony.

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Fr. Illidio Correa, the officiating priest, Led the opening prayer and service in the showroom.

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The showroom, which consists of two-bedroom and three-bedroom units, is built next to the Diamond Tower to exhibit the three-meter floor to floor height, spacious unit cuts, and balcony features of the Garnet Tower.

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Just like the first building, the Garnet Tower will also have its own Sky Garden, a recreational park on top of the tower.

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To see the newly-blessed showroom of the Garnet Tower, visit Lancris Residences at Japan St. Cor. Dominic Savio St., Brgy. Don Bosco, Paranaque City. For more information about how Lancris Residences is redefining condo living, log on to www.landcris.com or call 0917-801-2677.

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SHROFF Travel Care Inc.| Experience Life. Do Travel

SHROFF Travel is oneof the leading IATA Outbound tour operators focusing in specialized B2B Wholesale tours. Mice, Leisure, Honeymoon and special Interest Tours. Their active participation in all important International and local consumer Travel fairs as well as widespread sales campaigns and programs across the Philippines backed by 22 years of experience is the strength for their growth opportunity and potential as a business Partner.

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Their Services:

  • Leisure and business travel for both local and international Destinations
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
  • Consular Services
  • Other Services such as Aircraft Charter, Medical Airlift Services and Filming and Movie Shoot.

Shroff Travel’s goal is to create memorable travel experiences for everyone who has a passion for adventure and discovering the world. Their main idea and tagline expresses just this – Experience Life, Do Travel!

Having 21 years of experience in the industry, their professional services are guaranteed in providing overall solutions to their costumers travel needs with competitive offers and great value. You can expect the best deals during upcoming travel expos:

For the best Travel Deals, Catch them on the following upcoming travel expos:

  1. May 29,30 & 31, 2015 – Naitas Travel & Trade Show, Booth at B20, Hall 2 SMX Convention Center, Seashell lane, Mall of Asia Complex
  2. July 3-5,2015 – TME Travel Madness Expo 2015, SMX Convention Center,Booth 101 and 102
  3. Sept 4-6,2015 – 26th Philippine Travel Mart, SMX Convention center Hall

There will be exciting flight promos, as well as unbelievable discounted 3days/2nights land packages for destinations like Bali, Indonesia,and Beijing ,China for as low as P3,870 / per person, Bangkok for P4,230 / per person and Puerto Princesa for P1,679.

Also, there will be Philippine Luxury Hotels discounts for as much as 50-70% off on properties like Huma Island, Palawan and Maxims Manila. For those looking for more unique destinations, there will be offers for athens,Budapest,St. Petersburg, Madrid, Istanbul, Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and many more.

For more latest and Best travel offers by staying SHROFF Travel through their Facebook Page and Instagram Account @ShroffTravel

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LANEIGE | PERFECT RENEW KIT |

LANEIGE PERFECT RENEW KIT

Crystal clear & hydrated skin with Water Science

This is actually my very first product review on Laneige Perfect Renew Kit and I’m excited to try it because i heard so many good reviews about this Laneige skincare products. after my review,Laneige products will be added to my skincare routine that’s for sure.

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Doing some research first, I found out that Laneige means “snow” in French. They used “water science” its a technology to help achieve a radiant SKIN, makes the skin more smooth, delivers moisture balance. it also hydrates, protects, and revitalizes skin for 24 hours. The renew kit also prevents premature aging signs with face contour firming effect. its a product with a lot of benefits suited for your skin needs.

The Laneige Perfect Renew Kit consist of 4- items ( 5ml,10ml, 20mTravel size)

1. Laneige Perfect Renew Skin Refiner 10ml

2. Laneige Perfect Renew Emulsion 10ml

3. Laneige Perfect Renew Essence 5ml

4. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack 20ml

It’s handy and easy to bring on travel.I am very specific of what i want in a product. simply because i have a very sensitive and dry skin. by reading and researching plus i get to use this product, i already see some good results in my skin.

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How to use the Laneige Prefect Renew Kit?

1. Laneige Perfect Renew Skin Refiner 10ml

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Directions: (Morning and Evening) Use this after cleansing and toning. Press the pump 1-2 times to  dispense product. apply it all over the face avoiding the eye and the lip area.

The Verdict:

After using it, the gel immediately penetrates into my skin and  effect into my skin really moisturized and my skin feels soft and has a boosting effect in the morning. it’s light and non sticky. 

2. Laneige Perfect Renew Emulsion 10ml

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Directions: After applying the skin refiner next is the Laneige Prefect renew Emulsion. it can be also applied in the Morning and in the evening. same as the refiner, Press the Pump 1-2 times to apply all over the face. avoid the eye and lip area.

The Verdict:

The emulsion is like a lotion that rapidly delivers moisture balance giving a soothing effect on the face. its non sticky and its very light wearing on the face. 

3. Laneige Perfect Renew Essence 5ml

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Directions:  After applying both Refiner and Emulsion, next to apply is the Perfect renew Essence. Press the Pump 1-2 times to apply.Apply in the cheek, forehead and chin area. In this stage, you will have to do a facial massage.

4. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack 20ml

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After applying the Refiner, Emulsion and Essence that can be used in the Morning and evening, why not treat yourself The Laneige Water Sleeping Pack to give you intensive hydration effect on the skin,To be used only at Night. so when you wake up in the morning , your skin brighten during sleep.

What i love about the complete Laneige kit is it is very handy, you can bring all 4 so there’s no excuse not to do your beauty regimen. It has all what you need in a product which can help you achieve your skin needs.

Get the best beauty trends. Your guide to feeling great and looking fabulous.Find beauty how-tos and beauty product reviews NOW! in the Philippines, from Singapore’s #1 Beauty Authority Magazine , Aesthetics & Beauty website [ http://www.aestheticsandbeauty.com.ph ] for Giveaways just visit their Beauty Magazine and website. 

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Every Moment is a Selfie Moment with Sunsilk

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Sarah Geronimo and her Hairkada continue to embark on life’s adventures, always with smooth and fragrant hair made possible by sunsilf. Catch them as they go around the city, while having great hair that calls for a #SunsilkSelfieMoment. Throughtout the Day,Maintaining great hair can be a challenge,especially when it is exposed to heat and pollution. But with Sunsilk’s Smooth and Manageable range, Sarah’s hair is still selfie ready anytime,anywhere. I selfie na yan!, she says as she captures every priceless moment and uploads them on social media. Her hectic scheadule does not prevent her from looking good and posing for the camera, because with argan oil that deeply nourishes hair, Sunsilk makes her hair all day smooth nd fragrant.

Sarah’s Selfie Moment

In her latest entitled Selfie Moment, Sarah sings about being care free and having the best time with her friends as Sunsilk lets her wear her hair down on every adventure,gimmick, and night out. She encourages girls to take selfies to capture the fun in every moment, to have fun and leave all hair worries behind because they have Sunsilk to rely on.

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The Selfie Moment music video features the Pop Princess as she surprises her fans during a #SunsilkSelfieMoment: dance practice, a birthday party, and even a regular after school hangout. With her hair that stayed smooth and fragrant, sarah’s fans took the opportunity to capture the moment by taking selfies with the pop princess and her Sunsilk Hairkada. Armed with a pink selfie stick, Sarah and her fans show that with great hair, every moment instantly becomes a #SunsilkSelfieMoment

Share Your #SunsilkSelfieMoment to Win Prizes

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Photo Credits to Miss Kathy Kenny Ngo

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Share your selfie on twitter and Instagram with the #SunsilkSelfieMoment, and get a chance to win daily prizes and a special selfie kit from Sunsilk. Keep those selfies coming until May 30,2015!

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Watch and Share Sarah Geronimo’s #SunsilkSelfieMoment music video (http://bit.ly/SunsilkSelfieMoment) on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram. To know more about sunsilk’s Smooth and Manageble range, like Sunsilk on Facebook, and follow @SunsilkPH on Twitter and Instagram.