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Experience a Total Family Bonding Concept at Buddha-Bar in Manila

Nabil Sohail, Buddha-Bar Manila’s business development director stressed that Filpinos should experience what they really are known for—a restaurant, bar, and a lounge. Such concept is is ideal for family bonding or friends get-together; where everything is shared, especially the food—like in anybody’s home.


Now on its second year here in Manila, Buddha-Bar sits along the stretch of Kalayaan Avenue at Picar’s Place. If one is coming from Ayala Avenue, take the Makati Avenue route, and it is on the left side; just a few walks.

The Buddha-Bar Manila is considered to be one of the biggest branches in the world. It is a three-storey establishment that can accommodate over 500 guests.

Apart from its iconic ambience with an Asian, Baroque, and Zen-like feel, which is created by its amber coloured lighting, with rich mahoganypieces of furniture set in-placed. It also installed Chinese and Japanese art stuff, Khmar statues, decorated wood panels, the significant lush reds and gold accents as well sensual-like fabrics and Portugese mosaics.

Buddha-Bar is also known for its good music and sumptuous signature dishes, too.

On the first day of the Chinese New Year, as it celebrated its second anniversary—it mounted a festive Shanghai Nights with international DJs—DJ Sechaud and DJ Campos infusinf their brand of music.


Arianne Agueta, the marketing head mentioned that in time for the celebration of Valentine’s Day (on February 14 and 15)—a special promo on food is offered for dating couples. It’s dubbed as Buddha-Bar’s Valentine’s Day Special, where a four-course dinner is available and include a glass of red or white wine.

On Wednesday evenings, the establishment also has ‘ladies’ night out’ which entitle lady guests with unlimited sparkling wine from 9pm till 12 midnight. While on Mondays, another promo named ‘Industry Nights’, where ambassadors, foreign dignitaries, and flight attendants will enjoy a generous treat of 50% discounts.

Another fascinating thing about Buddha-Bar is the fact that guests get to enjoy to various treats like music as well as exposing their DJs from different Buddha-Bars in the world to perform in their various branches. Their chefs do get to tour and showcase their specialty dishes for Buddha-Bar diners.

For more details about Buddha-Bar, please visit the official site—BuddhaBarManila and for inquiries and reservations, contact (632) 856 6859; and(632) 856 6719.


Fabe Love Show at Luxent Hotel

Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching and couples are thinking were to go and have their memorable dates, which can be ideally spent with Fabe Love Show slated on February 14, 8pm at the grand ballroom of Luxent Hotel on Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

Fabe Fashion Show

The show is a fashion show and a concert combined.

Emma Goldman once wrote, “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck”—and this affair is just ideal for couples to date—dine and unwind through a show that provides that feeling of being in love.

Fabe Love Show will feature the formerly Dubai-based fashion designer, Leo Almodal’s 10-piece stunning gown collection and Rica Rico‘s avant garde designs. To provide more glitz and glamor, aspiring artists will be joining the occasion, they are—Shanne Velasco, D’Nice Boys, Kristoff Martin, and Jerome Robielos.

Experience an evening of romantic ambience as dating couples will be treated to selected love songs perfect for the said date.

Register today with Php2,500 only inclusive of hair and makeup and food good for one. For additional food, pay only Php800.

For more details, contact (632) 357-5011; +639473244000.

TriNoma’s Merry Musical Lights: An Attraction for the Whole Family this Christmas

Philippines is not just known for its longest Christmas celebration, but as well as its variety of how it is celebrated, which TriNoma made sure to bring its second year of Merry Musical Lights with ‘Magical Circus’ as its theme—for Filipino families to come, visit, and enjoy while shopping and dining during the holiday season.

Merry Musical Lights opened on November 9 with Nikki Gil and the UP Concert Chorus as guests artists. It will run till January 5, 2014.

“The holiday season envokes the spirit of togetherness, most especially in the Philippine setting. This is exactly what inspired us to bring this Christmas spectacle to life,” says Mark Anthony Sablan, TriNoma’s general manager.

The said attraction is set at the mall’s Garden restaurants, which is spacious and open—ideal for good sight-seeing of lights cascading like sparking water from way up down with allocated huge snowball-like lights that change its hues simultaneous with the other dancing Christmas lights installed in the whole area.

Memorable and familiar Filipino and foreign Christmas tunes, e.g., “Jot to the World’, ‘Hark! The Hearld Angels Sing’, ‘Noche Buena’, ‘Mano Po Ninong’ are just some of those titles sequenced to accompany the dancing display of lights that could well be an ternative for fireworks display. It has different set of Christmas sounds for its scheduled lights show at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm, respectively.

Indeed, the mall has gone beyond the usual and traditional Christmas tree lighting and presenting a real Christmas spirit as it provides its shoppers a Green Light Sale from November 15 to 17 with stores featuring discounts of up to 70%. With a minimum Php500 receipt purchase presented—shoppers will also get the chance to have an iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and other beautiful prizes, too.

Note: The video is courtesy of Adrian Benipayo and has the permission to use it.