Saturday, May 7, 2016



As its final installment of the 24th season, blueREP is proud to present an original production, Shared Spaces, a monologue and song-cycle series. Set in a world where grander issues obscure individual experiences, Shared Spaces celebrates and reiterates the experience of the individual.

Six people blur the line between the enormity of contemporary concerns and their intimate circumstances. Through humour, discourse, or tears, they lay out their personal encounters with sexuality, religion, depression, relationships, and more, in pursuit of a representation of present day’s society; a community of individuals, with lives far more intricate than we are led to believe. With music by Kerrigan-Lowdermilk accompanying the written pieces, Shared Spaces aims to establish fresh, member-created productions as a stable part of Ateneo Blue Repertory's repertoire.

The artistic team is composed of current and former blueREP members, combining experience with youth. Bibo Reyes is leading the show as the director, with Sab Jose as co-director. Abi Sulit serves as the musical director, alongside Celine Bengzon, who is working as the assistant musical director. Mica Fajardo is in charge of choreography, with Kyla Frencillo as the assistant choreographer. Set design is being taken care of, once again, by CJ Francisco, while Miggy Panganiban takes charge of lighting design. Ariel Quitangon is the costumes and make-up designer. Wrapping up the artistic team is Lara Antonio, who serves as the writing mentor.

Shared Spaces will run on April 29-30 and May 5 and 72016, at the Black Box Theater, Ateneo de Manila University. The play will be open to all audiences. Tickets are priced at P300 each. For more information, you may visit our website www.bluerepertory.org or follow our accounts on social media: TWITTER- @_blueREPERTORY, INSTAGRAM-@bluerepertory FACEBOOK-http://facebook.com/blueREPERTORY.



The Belle Of A Boulevard is an Official media partner.

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As its final installment of the 24th season, blueREP is proud to present an original production, Shared Spaces, a monologue and song-cycle series. Set in a world where grander issues obscure individual experiences, Shared Spaces celebrates and reiterates the experience of the individual.

Six people blur the line between the enormity of contemporary concerns and their intimate circumstances. Through humour, discourse, or tears, they lay out their personal encounters with sexuality, religion, depression, relationships, and more, in pursuit of a representation of present day’s society; a community of individuals, with lives far more intricate than we are led to believe. With music by Kerrigan-Lowdermilk accompanying the written pieces, Shared Spaces aims to establish fresh, member-created productions as a stable part of Ateneo Blue Repertory's repertoire.

The artistic team is composed of current and former blueREP members, combining experience with youth. Bibo Reyes is leading the show as the director, with Sab Jose as co-director. Abi Sulit serves as the musical director, alongside Celine Bengzon, who is working as the assistant musical director. Mica Fajardo is in charge of choreography, with Kyla Frencillo as the assistant choreographer. Set design is being taken care of, once again, by CJ Francisco, while Miggy Panganiban takes charge of lighting design. Ariel Quitangon is the costumes and make-up designer. Wrapping up the artistic team is Lara Antonio, who serves as the writing mentor.

Shared Spaces will run on April 29-30 and May 5 and 72016, at the Black Box Theater, Ateneo de Manila University. The play will be open to all audiences. Tickets are priced at P300 each. For more information, you may visit our website www.bluerepertory.org or follow our accounts on social media: TWITTER- @_blueREPERTORY, INSTAGRAM-@bluerepertory FACEBOOK-http://facebook.com/blueREPERTORY.



The Belle Of A Boulevard is an Official media partner.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

If you are looking for a fun but inexpensive activity for you and your family before the summer officially kicks in? Gear up and get your kids' bicycles ready for Kids On Bikes 2016, the first bike carnival competition in the country.


Kids On Bikes is a national fun race to promote good health and wellness for the kids, aiming to foster camaraderie, bonding, and fun for the whole family.

Supported by Unilab’s Growee, this event promotes good health and wellness for kids, because it is important for our kids to have strong bones and muscles. Most importantly, this event also aims to cultivate a fun bonding experience for the whole family. 


It's not enough for kids to just be tall, they have to be tough as well! Growee not only has CGF for maximum height, it also has Vitamin D for strong bones and strong muscles! With Vitamin D found in Growee, kids are not just tall, they're tough too! 

Mission
Kids On Bikes is a sports biking competition for kids. As a race to good health and wellness, this sports activity aims to promote discipline, good health, and sportsmanship for the kids. Kids On Bikes also fosters bonding, camaraderie, and fun for the whole family.

Vision
Kids on Bikes to be an annual race competition, declaring the kid biker of the year. Kids On Bikes will be massively promoted in schools and will have regional legs nationwide. This will be legitimized in to a national event campaign to be supported by the national and local governments.

Advocacy
Kids On Bikes aims to raise benefactions for the less fortunate children in our communities by endowing the kids with bikes.

Together with our partners and supporters, we are able to expand our campaign of health and wellness for the kids.

Activity
Kids On Bikes is a national fun race to promote good health and wellness for the kids, aiming to foster camaraderie, bonding, and fun for the whole family.


Race Categories
  Fun Ride – kids ages 3-5 years old : This is a no-competition fun race for the kids. A family activity where participants are joined by parents or guardians to play in a stress free and fun mini playground.

Bike Relay – kids ages 6-8 years old : This is a team mini bike race competition where the kid and up to two family members compete with the other teams in a relay type of race.
  
Main Race – kids ages 9-13 years old : This is the major bike competition. The kids will have a friendly competition where kids will race each other to be hailed as the “The Biker Kid Of The Year”.

The Legs/Venues
 March 06, 2016 at the SM Mall Of Asia Grounds (Opening)
 March 19, 2016 at the Ayala Alabang Country Club
 March 27, 2016 at the UP Diliman Grounds
 April 09, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds (Finale)

How To Join
It’s free and easy to join!
 Register online at the Kids On Bikes PH Facebook page.
Like and Click the ‘Sign Up’ button.

 Just present a carton box of Growee 250ml (or 2 carton of Growee 120ml) 
in exchange for the Race Kit which consists of the following:

Singlet  jersey race shirt
Race map
First aid kit
Race number sticker
Water provision
Kids On Bikes water jugs
Snack provision
Certificate of participation

Bring your own bikes and gears.
A limited number of bikes & gears will be available for those without bikes.

This event is presented by Unilab’s Growee, sponsored by Dolan and Pandelton.

For more info:
Kids On Bikes PH
Facebook.com/KidsOnBikesPH
info@kidsonbikesph.com
#kidsonbikes

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Disclaimer: www.thebelleofaboulevard.com is in support of this active and healthy lifestyle for kids. 

If you are looking for a fun but inexpensive activity for you and your family before the summer officially kicks in? Gear up and get your kids' bicycles ready for Kids On Bikes 2016, the first bike carnival competition in the country.


Kids On Bikes is a national fun race to promote good health and wellness for the kids, aiming to foster camaraderie, bonding, and fun for the whole family.

Supported by Unilab’s Growee, this event promotes good health and wellness for kids, because it is important for our kids to have strong bones and muscles. Most importantly, this event also aims to cultivate a fun bonding experience for the whole family. 


It's not enough for kids to just be tall, they have to be tough as well! Growee not only has CGF for maximum height, it also has Vitamin D for strong bones and strong muscles! With Vitamin D found in Growee, kids are not just tall, they're tough too! 

Mission
Kids On Bikes is a sports biking competition for kids. As a race to good health and wellness, this sports activity aims to promote discipline, good health, and sportsmanship for the kids. Kids On Bikes also fosters bonding, camaraderie, and fun for the whole family.

Vision
Kids on Bikes to be an annual race competition, declaring the kid biker of the year. Kids On Bikes will be massively promoted in schools and will have regional legs nationwide. This will be legitimized in to a national event campaign to be supported by the national and local governments.

Advocacy
Kids On Bikes aims to raise benefactions for the less fortunate children in our communities by endowing the kids with bikes.

Together with our partners and supporters, we are able to expand our campaign of health and wellness for the kids.

Activity
Kids On Bikes is a national fun race to promote good health and wellness for the kids, aiming to foster camaraderie, bonding, and fun for the whole family.


Race Categories
  Fun Ride – kids ages 3-5 years old : This is a no-competition fun race for the kids. A family activity where participants are joined by parents or guardians to play in a stress free and fun mini playground.

Bike Relay – kids ages 6-8 years old : This is a team mini bike race competition where the kid and up to two family members compete with the other teams in a relay type of race.
  
Main Race – kids ages 9-13 years old : This is the major bike competition. The kids will have a friendly competition where kids will race each other to be hailed as the “The Biker Kid Of The Year”.

The Legs/Venues
 March 06, 2016 at the SM Mall Of Asia Grounds (Opening)
 March 19, 2016 at the Ayala Alabang Country Club
 March 27, 2016 at the UP Diliman Grounds
 April 09, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds (Finale)

How To Join
It’s free and easy to join!
 Register online at the Kids On Bikes PH Facebook page.
Like and Click the ‘Sign Up’ button.

 Just present a carton box of Growee 250ml (or 2 carton of Growee 120ml) 
in exchange for the Race Kit which consists of the following:

Singlet  jersey race shirt
Race map
First aid kit
Race number sticker
Water provision
Kids On Bikes water jugs
Snack provision
Certificate of participation

Bring your own bikes and gears.
A limited number of bikes & gears will be available for those without bikes.

This event is presented by Unilab’s Growee, sponsored by Dolan and Pandelton.

For more info:
Kids On Bikes PH
Facebook.com/KidsOnBikesPH
info@kidsonbikesph.com
#kidsonbikes

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Disclaimer: www.thebelleofaboulevard.com is in support of this active and healthy lifestyle for kids. 

Monday, February 15, 2016


They say we, as humans, are looking for that place where we belong to. I think I can safely say I have found one in this Society- Sisig Society. Haha! I am a hardcore crispy pork lover, anything that has to do with crunchy pork I dive in to. 

Sunday lunches are usually hard for us because my sisters don't eat pork anymore while the mother and I loves it. When we passed by this restaurant, it immediately answered to our needs as it offers different kinds of meat cooked sisig style. The place, when we visited it, was relatively new. I loved the hip and easy interior of the place. But I loved the food more.



The menu is fuss free. You just have to pick your meat (pork, chicken, tofu, or seafood), followed by your choice of "sauce". Meals come with egg and rice already, all for P149.00  only. 





Chicken sisig + Garlic Shroom
Crispy chicken meat + combination of onions, muyshroom, and their secret gravy sauce.
This is actually a great combination as the mushrooms balances the crispiness of the meat and the sauce gives that added flavor without eating up the whole sisig taste.

Pork sisig + Diablo
Crispy pork meat + a combination of bacon, chorizo, and Diablo sauce.
It was spicy tasty, if you know what I mean. I had to order another cup of rice for this, of course.

Another order (the middle picture below) was Pork sisig + Bacon and Cheese
Crispy pork meat + a combination of bacon, cheese, and cream sauce.
It has all the good stuff in one, but combined, it didn't really blended that much. And the cream sauce was a tad bit sweet for sisig. That's my humble opinion at least. Least of my favorite.



Concept restaurants are a hit and miss. But for Sisig Society, since sisig is a Filipino favorite, one can never go wrong dining in here, It was a splendid dining experience. Here's to hoping they can keep it up! Can't wait to go back and try the other combinations.

Sisig Society
Eastwood Eastwood City Walk, Libis, Quezon City
www.facebook.com/sisigsociety





They say we, as humans, are looking for that place where we belong to. I think I can safely say I have found one in this Society- Sisig Society. Haha! I am a hardcore crispy pork lover, anything that has to do with crunchy pork I dive in to. 

Sunday lunches are usually hard for us because my sisters don't eat pork anymore while the mother and I loves it. When we passed by this restaurant, it immediately answered to our needs as it offers different kinds of meat cooked sisig style. The place, when we visited it, was relatively new. I loved the hip and easy interior of the place. But I loved the food more.



The menu is fuss free. You just have to pick your meat (pork, chicken, tofu, or seafood), followed by your choice of "sauce". Meals come with egg and rice already, all for P149.00  only. 





Chicken sisig + Garlic Shroom
Crispy chicken meat + combination of onions, muyshroom, and their secret gravy sauce.
This is actually a great combination as the mushrooms balances the crispiness of the meat and the sauce gives that added flavor without eating up the whole sisig taste.

Pork sisig + Diablo
Crispy pork meat + a combination of bacon, chorizo, and Diablo sauce.
It was spicy tasty, if you know what I mean. I had to order another cup of rice for this, of course.

Another order (the middle picture below) was Pork sisig + Bacon and Cheese
Crispy pork meat + a combination of bacon, cheese, and cream sauce.
It has all the good stuff in one, but combined, it didn't really blended that much. And the cream sauce was a tad bit sweet for sisig. That's my humble opinion at least. Least of my favorite.



Concept restaurants are a hit and miss. But for Sisig Society, since sisig is a Filipino favorite, one can never go wrong dining in here, It was a splendid dining experience. Here's to hoping they can keep it up! Can't wait to go back and try the other combinations.

Sisig Society
Eastwood Eastwood City Walk, Libis, Quezon City
www.facebook.com/sisigsociety




Tuesday, January 5, 2016

One fine sunny Saturday, Tricia and I craved for some good old Steak. It was a rainy day and we did not want to go that far, or dress up matter of fact. We looked around our neighborhood in Katipunan and remembered Brickfire's just around the corner (quite literally).

The wood and brick interior was very apt to the food offering, it was very cozy but not too lounge-y, just perfect for a good sit down meal. My sister ordered the Cowgirl Annie Steak, w/c is of course their specialty. She chose the Honey Mustard flavor (there were 2 others: Wasabi and Regular). I was supposed to have the same but I scanned through their menu, just because, and saw their version of Adobo- Los Indios, as they call it.


 
(The plate below) Los Indios (Pork) P95.00
This food was wrapped inside the leaf and was placed inside that cylindrical wooden container you see there in the picture, and then placed above it was the vinegar dressing, and then the hard boiled egg on the side. It was a fun act- separating the containers and then opening up the leaf, and even cracking the shell of the egg. There were few meat on the plate however but it was very flavorful so that made up for it. And the sauce, man the vinegar dressing was superb!  


 
Cowgirl Annie Steak - Honey Mustard P165.00 + 45 for bottomless Iced Tea
My sister had it cooked medium well, which is always our doneness preference. It was really good, the combination of honey and mustard was a good medley of flavor- it was on the sweeter side though. If it were me though, I would have chosen the regular classic steak. The gravy was okay, nothing special to it, but good thing the steak does need additional sauce to bring out its flavor. It is juicy and moist, so it was really good. 

There were a lot of other offering in the menu that I wanted to try but I did not want to drown the taste of the food I ate over another one so we opted to try another day instead. The prices are affordable too, really affordable considering the interior and the taste. It is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in my neighborhood. 

Brickfire 
www.facebook.com/brickfiresteaks
2/F, Xavier Residence Building, Rosa Alvero Corner Esteban Abada Street, 
Loyola Heights, Quezon City




One fine sunny Saturday, Tricia and I craved for some good old Steak. It was a rainy day and we did not want to go that far, or dress up matter of fact. We looked around our neighborhood in Katipunan and remembered Brickfire's just around the corner (quite literally).

The wood and brick interior was very apt to the food offering, it was very cozy but not too lounge-y, just perfect for a good sit down meal. My sister ordered the Cowgirl Annie Steak, w/c is of course their specialty. She chose the Honey Mustard flavor (there were 2 others: Wasabi and Regular). I was supposed to have the same but I scanned through their menu, just because, and saw their version of Adobo- Los Indios, as they call it.


 
(The plate below) Los Indios (Pork) P95.00
This food was wrapped inside the leaf and was placed inside that cylindrical wooden container you see there in the picture, and then placed above it was the vinegar dressing, and then the hard boiled egg on the side. It was a fun act- separating the containers and then opening up the leaf, and even cracking the shell of the egg. There were few meat on the plate however but it was very flavorful so that made up for it. And the sauce, man the vinegar dressing was superb!  


 
Cowgirl Annie Steak - Honey Mustard P165.00 + 45 for bottomless Iced Tea
My sister had it cooked medium well, which is always our doneness preference. It was really good, the combination of honey and mustard was a good medley of flavor- it was on the sweeter side though. If it were me though, I would have chosen the regular classic steak. The gravy was okay, nothing special to it, but good thing the steak does need additional sauce to bring out its flavor. It is juicy and moist, so it was really good. 

There were a lot of other offering in the menu that I wanted to try but I did not want to drown the taste of the food I ate over another one so we opted to try another day instead. The prices are affordable too, really affordable considering the interior and the taste. It is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in my neighborhood. 

Brickfire 
www.facebook.com/brickfiresteaks
2/F, Xavier Residence Building, Rosa Alvero Corner Esteban Abada Street, 
Loyola Heights, Quezon City




Thursday, October 15, 2015



Set up in a very intimate space, with a couch, a typewriter table, and a dining area, Break Ups and Breakdowns plunges into the realities, intricacies, and stages of life leading to a break-up, after a break-up, wallowing from one, moving on, the emotional hurdle of seeing the heart-breaker once again, the masterful skill of trying to be with someone new, and repeating all these stages until we reach the latter part of the story (which I will save for the watchers). Did they get back together? Have they broken up for good? Will love be enough? Is nostalgia truly just a dirty liar that, as the quote goes, "insists things were better than they seemed." These are some of the questions we throw to the universe during these stages and this theatrical production will have us ask these very questions once more.

Breakups and Breakdowns have me both laughing and reminiscing with a bittersweet perspective and a healed but aching heart.

The actors brought so much passion, wit, and realness to their characters that you empathize with them wholly. You get to absorb the struggles of each one of them and you get to put yourself in their story. The story telling and scripting was clever and smart. The music- both lyrics and melody- transcends you to this beautiful world where hearts fall in love, get broken, heal, long, and move forward.

Ateneo Blue Repertory
https://www.facebook.com/blueREPERTORY
http://bluerepertory.org/






Set up in a very intimate space, with a couch, a typewriter table, and a dining area, Break Ups and Breakdowns plunges into the realities, intricacies, and stages of life leading to a break-up, after a break-up, wallowing from one, moving on, the emotional hurdle of seeing the heart-breaker once again, the masterful skill of trying to be with someone new, and repeating all these stages until we reach the latter part of the story (which I will save for the watchers). Did they get back together? Have they broken up for good? Will love be enough? Is nostalgia truly just a dirty liar that, as the quote goes, "insists things were better than they seemed." These are some of the questions we throw to the universe during these stages and this theatrical production will have us ask these very questions once more.

Breakups and Breakdowns have me both laughing and reminiscing with a bittersweet perspective and a healed but aching heart.

The actors brought so much passion, wit, and realness to their characters that you empathize with them wholly. You get to absorb the struggles of each one of them and you get to put yourself in their story. The story telling and scripting was clever and smart. The music- both lyrics and melody- transcends you to this beautiful world where hearts fall in love, get broken, heal, long, and move forward.

Ateneo Blue Repertory
https://www.facebook.com/blueREPERTORY
http://bluerepertory.org/




Tuesday, October 13, 2015

When two French men, who found home in the beautiful and quaint country of Vietnam, comes together to incorporate an advocacy (develop agriculture and livelihood for the Vietnamese locals), a vision (to produce the purest dark chocolate), and a skill (French chocolate making) – A chocolate of excellent quality and distinct taste is born: Marou Faiseurs De Chocolat.



Vietnam is abundant with cacao beans. They have tapped small farmers/family of farmers - who have grown these beans from their own two hands- for the produce which gains its own character depending on the frequency of rains, the richness of the soil, the frequency of the rains, the climate of each terroir, and all other factors affecting the growth of the plant. The aim is to bring subtle accents of cacao in their range of single origin Vietnamese chocolates. And since these cacaos are grown in different parts of Vietnam such as in Mekong Delta, Central Highland, or on the slopes of the Annamitic Range, each bean have their distinctive flavors. 



Tien Giang 70%
A Full bodied chocolate with spicy, fruity notes, made from cacao organically grown by farmers of the Cho Gao Co-op in the Mekong Delta.

Ben Tre 78%
An intense yet balanced chocolate, from Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta, where cacao tress are planted among coconut groves.



Dong Nai 72%
Their first ‘Pod-to-Bar’ chocolate, made with cacao elaborated in their own fermentation station near Cat Tien natural park; a finely balanced dark chocolate with hints of spice.

Lam Dong 74%
A rare and delicate chocolate made in micro-batches from cacao beans cultivated in hilly woodland at the edge of the Vietnamese Central Highlands between Madagui and Bao Loc.

Dark chocolates produce the same comforting effect as that of regular chocolates and there’s the added benefit of it being healthier for our bodies, the most important of which is its capacity to lower the risk of heart disease. 

The bittersweet flavor of pure dark chocolate, we must admit, is an acquired taste. If munching on pure dark chocolate is really something you can’t fathom doing, be creative and use it as an ingredient in baking, or better, in cooking. My sister and I prepared oil based mushroom pasta with Parmesan and added shreds of Dong Nai (which is great because it has hints of spice, perfect for food). We’re currently curating a brownie recipe using the chocolate (or what’s left of it) as an ingredient. This reminds me that I have to order more at PHDeli in Makati. PHDeli is Marou Faiseurs De Chocolat’s official distributor in the country.

PhDeli Corporation is the parent company of Bennett And Palmer, and bk2y.com. Their aim is to curate gourmet goodies from around the world so that customers can enjoy a diverse array of fine food right in our homes. Their also committed to supporting grass root industries and local communities in the Philippines by introducing our world-class products to other countries. The company sources and imports the highest quality food and drink products from around the globe, providing world class products and an unbeatable service. They have a British/Filipino management based in Makati, who is dedicated to bring the finest products and the best service. They work closely with suppliers to ensure that the products they offer are the freshest, most exciting and most competitively priced.

They are licensed by the FDA to import and distribute a wide range of high quality grocery products as part of their Retail Grocery Solutions service. They are committed to help serve the finest gourmet foods to all of your guests. They also have an Own Label Solutions service which can provide a full and highly customizable Own-label Service for a wide variety of food products. Another service offered is Coffee Supply Solutions. Here they provide a variety of a fully supported coffee supply options, with provision of equipment and regular coffee supplies, specially tailored to your requirements. Their Products are Marou Chocolate, La Petite Epicerie Saigon Jams and Preserves, Koala Tea, Hello 5 Coffee, and Brightside Organic Wines. 

PhDeli Corp.
www.phdelicorp.com / sales@phdelicorp.com 
822 Paseo Tesoro Bldg., A. Arnaiz Ave. Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City, 1223 Philippines
Facebook: PHDeliCorp
Instagram: phdelicorp 
Twitter: @phdelicorp


Special thanks to Mr. Vladimir Gomez of PHDeli.

When two French men, who found home in the beautiful and quaint country of Vietnam, comes together to incorporate an advocacy (develop agriculture and livelihood for the Vietnamese locals), a vision (to produce the purest dark chocolate), and a skill (French chocolate making) – A chocolate of excellent quality and distinct taste is born: Marou Faiseurs De Chocolat.



Vietnam is abundant with cacao beans. They have tapped small farmers/family of farmers - who have grown these beans from their own two hands- for the produce which gains its own character depending on the frequency of rains, the richness of the soil, the frequency of the rains, the climate of each terroir, and all other factors affecting the growth of the plant. The aim is to bring subtle accents of cacao in their range of single origin Vietnamese chocolates. And since these cacaos are grown in different parts of Vietnam such as in Mekong Delta, Central Highland, or on the slopes of the Annamitic Range, each bean have their distinctive flavors. 



Tien Giang 70%
A Full bodied chocolate with spicy, fruity notes, made from cacao organically grown by farmers of the Cho Gao Co-op in the Mekong Delta.

Ben Tre 78%
An intense yet balanced chocolate, from Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta, where cacao tress are planted among coconut groves.



Dong Nai 72%
Their first ‘Pod-to-Bar’ chocolate, made with cacao elaborated in their own fermentation station near Cat Tien natural park; a finely balanced dark chocolate with hints of spice.

Lam Dong 74%
A rare and delicate chocolate made in micro-batches from cacao beans cultivated in hilly woodland at the edge of the Vietnamese Central Highlands between Madagui and Bao Loc.

Dark chocolates produce the same comforting effect as that of regular chocolates and there’s the added benefit of it being healthier for our bodies, the most important of which is its capacity to lower the risk of heart disease. 

The bittersweet flavor of pure dark chocolate, we must admit, is an acquired taste. If munching on pure dark chocolate is really something you can’t fathom doing, be creative and use it as an ingredient in baking, or better, in cooking. My sister and I prepared oil based mushroom pasta with Parmesan and added shreds of Dong Nai (which is great because it has hints of spice, perfect for food). We’re currently curating a brownie recipe using the chocolate (or what’s left of it) as an ingredient. This reminds me that I have to order more at PHDeli in Makati. PHDeli is Marou Faiseurs De Chocolat’s official distributor in the country.

PhDeli Corporation is the parent company of Bennett And Palmer, and bk2y.com. Their aim is to curate gourmet goodies from around the world so that customers can enjoy a diverse array of fine food right in our homes. Their also committed to supporting grass root industries and local communities in the Philippines by introducing our world-class products to other countries. The company sources and imports the highest quality food and drink products from around the globe, providing world class products and an unbeatable service. They have a British/Filipino management based in Makati, who is dedicated to bring the finest products and the best service. They work closely with suppliers to ensure that the products they offer are the freshest, most exciting and most competitively priced.

They are licensed by the FDA to import and distribute a wide range of high quality grocery products as part of their Retail Grocery Solutions service. They are committed to help serve the finest gourmet foods to all of your guests. They also have an Own Label Solutions service which can provide a full and highly customizable Own-label Service for a wide variety of food products. Another service offered is Coffee Supply Solutions. Here they provide a variety of a fully supported coffee supply options, with provision of equipment and regular coffee supplies, specially tailored to your requirements. Their Products are Marou Chocolate, La Petite Epicerie Saigon Jams and Preserves, Koala Tea, Hello 5 Coffee, and Brightside Organic Wines. 

PhDeli Corp.
www.phdelicorp.com / sales@phdelicorp.com 
822 Paseo Tesoro Bldg., A. Arnaiz Ave. Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City, 1223 Philippines
Facebook: PHDeliCorp
Instagram: phdelicorp 
Twitter: @phdelicorp


Special thanks to Mr. Vladimir Gomez of PHDeli.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Our family has 2 traditions when it comes to birthdays; there’s the birthday salubong come 12 midnight and then the birthday dinner (or brunch/lunch if schedule doesn’t permit) on the day itself. For the latter, we make it a point that the celebration would take place in restaurants we’ve never eaten before- as much as possible, no repeat location. My younger sister Tricia always bests me when it comes to choosing restaurants as she is usually in charge of research for my birthday and I for hers, celebrations for mom, dad (when he was still here), and our older sister Pinky are toss coins as we plan it together.


Since it was for dear little sis’ birthday, I wanted to up the challenge for her and researched weeks prior. At that time, people in the know were raving about this wonderful unique Sinigang dish from this intimate but well-received restaurant Manam in Greenbelt Makati.


The interior of the restaurant was a big plus point as it is very chic. It has to be picture-worthy, right? 

Admittedly at first, we struggled to navigate towards our table because it was not as spacious as i thought it would be basing it on the pictures I saw. Here’s a tip make sure to book a reservation because it is almost always full during dinner with a queue waiting at the door. However after settling down, and whilst we were preoccupied with our chit chats, the food came just a few minutes later. It was a very good decision to order our choices hours prior.


Overloaded Garlic Bangus Belly P175 (Small)

My older sister and mom particularly like this dish. It was cooked so perfectly. The garlic oil that it’s cooked in, which was poured on the dish, was so good that alone is viand enough. It was seared to perfection.

Salpicao P295 (Medium)

This is my personal favorite. The beef was so tender and juicy, it’s inner is still pinkish- that took technique. I recommend this!

Peking Fried Chicken P325 (Medium)

I don’t know if it’s because we loved all our other orders so much so that we found this particular one quite –for lack of better word- dull or that it really lacks the flavorful element the others have. However, my food buddies liked the sauce that accompanied it.

Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon P405 (Medium)

This is the birthday girl’s favorite. She was so impressed with the dish, days after and she was still craving for it. Their Sinigang is an upgraded version. It's like a symphony of Sinigang and Beef Brisket. Instead of pork, they used beef short rib. Instead of just tamarind, they added watermelon. It was the symphony of sour soup, tinge of spiciness, and the sweetness of the watermelon that made this the restaurant’s best seller. What also made this dish splendid is the soup refill that they offer. Yes, that’s right! You can ask for another refill.  ;)

Garlic Rice P225 (Large)

Their menu is divided in to two sections- the Classics and Twists, which is a good concept as it gives people the chance to be both adventurous and traditional. Dishes also come in small, medium, and large. Prices are reasonable given its serving size, the restaurant’s popularity, and the ingredients used for each recipe.

Surely I won't need another celebration to return to Manam. My craving for their dishes will be reason enough. ;-)

Manam
Level 1, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM



Our family has 2 traditions when it comes to birthdays; there’s the birthday salubong come 12 midnight and then the birthday dinner (or brunch/lunch if schedule doesn’t permit) on the day itself. For the latter, we make it a point that the celebration would take place in restaurants we’ve never eaten before- as much as possible, no repeat location. My younger sister Tricia always bests me when it comes to choosing restaurants as she is usually in charge of research for my birthday and I for hers, celebrations for mom, dad (when he was still here), and our older sister Pinky are toss coins as we plan it together.


Since it was for dear little sis’ birthday, I wanted to up the challenge for her and researched weeks prior. At that time, people in the know were raving about this wonderful unique Sinigang dish from this intimate but well-received restaurant Manam in Greenbelt Makati.


The interior of the restaurant was a big plus point as it is very chic. It has to be picture-worthy, right? 

Admittedly at first, we struggled to navigate towards our table because it was not as spacious as i thought it would be basing it on the pictures I saw. Here’s a tip make sure to book a reservation because it is almost always full during dinner with a queue waiting at the door. However after settling down, and whilst we were preoccupied with our chit chats, the food came just a few minutes later. It was a very good decision to order our choices hours prior.


Overloaded Garlic Bangus Belly P175 (Small)

My older sister and mom particularly like this dish. It was cooked so perfectly. The garlic oil that it’s cooked in, which was poured on the dish, was so good that alone is viand enough. It was seared to perfection.

Salpicao P295 (Medium)

This is my personal favorite. The beef was so tender and juicy, it’s inner is still pinkish- that took technique. I recommend this!

Peking Fried Chicken P325 (Medium)

I don’t know if it’s because we loved all our other orders so much so that we found this particular one quite –for lack of better word- dull or that it really lacks the flavorful element the others have. However, my food buddies liked the sauce that accompanied it.

Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon P405 (Medium)

This is the birthday girl’s favorite. She was so impressed with the dish, days after and she was still craving for it. Their Sinigang is an upgraded version. It's like a symphony of Sinigang and Beef Brisket. Instead of pork, they used beef short rib. Instead of just tamarind, they added watermelon. It was the symphony of sour soup, tinge of spiciness, and the sweetness of the watermelon that made this the restaurant’s best seller. What also made this dish splendid is the soup refill that they offer. Yes, that’s right! You can ask for another refill.  ;)

Garlic Rice P225 (Large)

Their menu is divided in to two sections- the Classics and Twists, which is a good concept as it gives people the chance to be both adventurous and traditional. Dishes also come in small, medium, and large. Prices are reasonable given its serving size, the restaurant’s popularity, and the ingredients used for each recipe.

Surely I won't need another celebration to return to Manam. My craving for their dishes will be reason enough. ;-)

Manam
Level 1, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM



Friday, September 18, 2015


They say Filipinos are one of the most hopeless romantic people in the world- with the constant bittersweet comebacks to any love songs, movie lines, and even normal day to day conversations. Filipinos love Love and all that comes with this four letter word. And we are never afraid to say what we feel. Hashtag hugot. If you are looking for an avenue where you can express your emotions (hashtag feels), check out what Ateneo Blue Repertory has lined up for their upcoming 24th season premiere.



Boy meets girl and girl meets boy, this is how these stories go.”

Ready your hearts as Ateneo Blue Repertory presents its 24th Season Premiere, BREAKUPS & BREAKDOWNS, an original Filipino musical with book and lyrics by Joel Trinidad and music by RonyFortich. It is a story of an unexpected (re)meeting of four people that leads to hilarity and a gratuitous amount of awkward moments, as well as finding love, and losing it.

Mark, portrayed by Alex Masucol, is a young playwright about to put the finishing touches on his play about finding the One Perfect Girl. The play is a thinly-veiled retelling of his failed relationshipwith Nina, portrayed by alternates Celine Bengzon and Marga Crisostomo, who, unbeknownst to Mark, is starting to miss him just a little.

Raffy Nepomuceno is Derek, Mark’s roommate and best friend, who used to be a notorious playboy, an expert at The Game. But that was before he started dating Sandy,played by alternates Angela Mercado and Maria Velez, the girl who was able to hook Derek and keep him on his toes because of her apparent disinterest in commitment.

Find out how their stories will go as they discover all about love, heartache, second chances, what-ifs, and what it means to finally find that One Perfect Person who’s worth the commitment.

Bring back nostalgic memories of your awkward first date, with Kayla Teodoro designing the perfect set, Juella Bautista creating the ambiance with lights and sounds, Sam Javier choreographing every move, and Ariel Quitangon picking the right clothes to wear. With Director Reb Atadero and Assistant Director Darrell Uy at the helm, watch how they brilliantly bring to life how love sparks and dies, alongside Krystal Kane’s dulcet musical direction.

Running from September 23 - October 10, 2015 at the Fine Arts Theater located at the 3rd floor of Gonzaga Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

BREAKUPS & BREAKDOWNS will definitely tug at your heartstrings.

For ticket inquiries, contact Rina Calo at 09278820627 or visit their website http://bluerepertory.org/Tickets


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They say Filipinos are one of the most hopeless romantic people in the world- with the constant bittersweet comebacks to any love songs, movie lines, and even normal day to day conversations. Filipinos love Love and all that comes with this four letter word. And we are never afraid to say what we feel. Hashtag hugot. If you are looking for an avenue where you can express your emotions (hashtag feels), check out what Ateneo Blue Repertory has lined up for their upcoming 24th season premiere.



Boy meets girl and girl meets boy, this is how these stories go.”

Ready your hearts as Ateneo Blue Repertory presents its 24th Season Premiere, BREAKUPS & BREAKDOWNS, an original Filipino musical with book and lyrics by Joel Trinidad and music by RonyFortich. It is a story of an unexpected (re)meeting of four people that leads to hilarity and a gratuitous amount of awkward moments, as well as finding love, and losing it.

Mark, portrayed by Alex Masucol, is a young playwright about to put the finishing touches on his play about finding the One Perfect Girl. The play is a thinly-veiled retelling of his failed relationshipwith Nina, portrayed by alternates Celine Bengzon and Marga Crisostomo, who, unbeknownst to Mark, is starting to miss him just a little.

Raffy Nepomuceno is Derek, Mark’s roommate and best friend, who used to be a notorious playboy, an expert at The Game. But that was before he started dating Sandy,played by alternates Angela Mercado and Maria Velez, the girl who was able to hook Derek and keep him on his toes because of her apparent disinterest in commitment.

Find out how their stories will go as they discover all about love, heartache, second chances, what-ifs, and what it means to finally find that One Perfect Person who’s worth the commitment.

Bring back nostalgic memories of your awkward first date, with Kayla Teodoro designing the perfect set, Juella Bautista creating the ambiance with lights and sounds, Sam Javier choreographing every move, and Ariel Quitangon picking the right clothes to wear. With Director Reb Atadero and Assistant Director Darrell Uy at the helm, watch how they brilliantly bring to life how love sparks and dies, alongside Krystal Kane’s dulcet musical direction.

Running from September 23 - October 10, 2015 at the Fine Arts Theater located at the 3rd floor of Gonzaga Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

BREAKUPS & BREAKDOWNS will definitely tug at your heartstrings.

For ticket inquiries, contact Rina Calo at 09278820627 or visit their website http://bluerepertory.org/Tickets


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Friday, September 11, 2015




Envisioned for both local residents and tourists, Go! Manila seeks to make life easy in an otherwise complicated Urban Jungle. In a click of a button, you can have full access to real time Traffic Livestream, locate and contact Emergency Locations and Hotlines and discover the historic capital of the Philippines at the tip of your finger with easy access to popular tourist destinations, restaurants and nightspots.

Features :
TRAFFIC LIVESTREAM - Get instant and real time access to Manila's major thoroughfares. Livestream will provide a link to the hundreds of high def CCTV's installed in various parts with limited views of the Metro. Never get stuck in traffic again as these live feeds will provide you ample time to look for alternative route.
EMERGENCY LOCATIONS - No GPS and MAPS? No problem. Get the exact locations of Police Stations/Precincts, Hospitals/Clinics, Fire departments and other concerned agencies at the tip of your finger.
EMERGENCY HOTLINES - No need for complicated and outdated directories. One click and you get to access and call various police precincts, hospitals, fire departments and all other emergency/disaster related concerns.

It’s a virtual tourist guide and a handy companion for commuters and travelers alike. With Go Manila, everything comes easy! 

Download This App Now!

Go! Manila

https://www.facebook.com/gomanila
https://twitter.com/gomanilaph
https://gomanila.ph



**Go! Manila's official press release**




Envisioned for both local residents and tourists, Go! Manila seeks to make life easy in an otherwise complicated Urban Jungle. In a click of a button, you can have full access to real time Traffic Livestream, locate and contact Emergency Locations and Hotlines and discover the historic capital of the Philippines at the tip of your finger with easy access to popular tourist destinations, restaurants and nightspots.

Features :
TRAFFIC LIVESTREAM - Get instant and real time access to Manila's major thoroughfares. Livestream will provide a link to the hundreds of high def CCTV's installed in various parts with limited views of the Metro. Never get stuck in traffic again as these live feeds will provide you ample time to look for alternative route.
EMERGENCY LOCATIONS - No GPS and MAPS? No problem. Get the exact locations of Police Stations/Precincts, Hospitals/Clinics, Fire departments and other concerned agencies at the tip of your finger.
EMERGENCY HOTLINES - No need for complicated and outdated directories. One click and you get to access and call various police precincts, hospitals, fire departments and all other emergency/disaster related concerns.

It’s a virtual tourist guide and a handy companion for commuters and travelers alike. With Go Manila, everything comes easy! 

Download This App Now!

Go! Manila

https://www.facebook.com/gomanila
https://twitter.com/gomanilaph
https://gomanila.ph



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Thursday, September 10, 2015





Let’s go straight to the point, shall we?

1. Culture
Modern society has come a long way from how the world was before. Culture has changed drastically, but the heart of the country lies on the long practiced culture of the people that came before us. Understanding our culture helps us appreciate the people that we are today and the practices that we live by.






Let’s go straight to the point, shall we?

1. Culture
Modern society has come a long way from how the world was before. Culture has changed drastically, but the heart of the country lies on the long practiced culture of the people that came before us. Understanding our culture helps us appreciate the people that we are today and the practices that we live by.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015


A popular food destination in Quezon City, Maginhawa needs no introduction anymore. It was past dinner time when my sister and I found ourselves roaming its streets. We were intentionally looking for a good casual dining Persian restaurant as we have been craving the cuisine for days on end. We searched from end to end (even reaching Sikatuna part) and found 3 restaurants but decided to go for Al Farsi Persian Grill. Its a no fuss dining place and colorful interiors that drew us back. The place is almost a cross between a restaurant and an eatery because of its open facade (no walls or glass). 


What's interesting is that, apart from the Original Persian sauce, they made 3 more variations; Garlic Herb, Garlic Pepper, Garlic Cheese. I like the latter, but I think my palate pulls me towards the Garlic Herb sauce.  

Beef Kebab Plate Meal P90.00
My sister and I ordered Beef Kebab (the ultimate craving). I won't lie, Mr. Kebab still outdoes almost most casual Persian restaurants. Al Farsi's kebab was not as flavorful as compared to mentioned restaurant. The serving size was small- but it was only 90.00 so I really can't complain. It was not grilled to perfection- the combination of crunch on sides and juicy meat on the inside. But again, for its price, it can satisfy the craving. Plus, their sauces are a winner so you can just smother the meat with it for more flavor. :) 

I like the flavor and mix of their House Blend Iced Tea, and for P35.00, it was a good buy.


Al Farsi 
www.facebook.com/AlfarsiPersianGrill

189 Maginhawa Street Corner Makadios Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Open 11 AM - 10 PM



A popular food destination in Quezon City, Maginhawa needs no introduction anymore. It was past dinner time when my sister and I found ourselves roaming its streets. We were intentionally looking for a good casual dining Persian restaurant as we have been craving the cuisine for days on end. We searched from end to end (even reaching Sikatuna part) and found 3 restaurants but decided to go for Al Farsi Persian Grill. Its a no fuss dining place and colorful interiors that drew us back. The place is almost a cross between a restaurant and an eatery because of its open facade (no walls or glass). 


What's interesting is that, apart from the Original Persian sauce, they made 3 more variations; Garlic Herb, Garlic Pepper, Garlic Cheese. I like the latter, but I think my palate pulls me towards the Garlic Herb sauce.  

Beef Kebab Plate Meal P90.00
My sister and I ordered Beef Kebab (the ultimate craving). I won't lie, Mr. Kebab still outdoes almost most casual Persian restaurants. Al Farsi's kebab was not as flavorful as compared to mentioned restaurant. The serving size was small- but it was only 90.00 so I really can't complain. It was not grilled to perfection- the combination of crunch on sides and juicy meat on the inside. But again, for its price, it can satisfy the craving. Plus, their sauces are a winner so you can just smother the meat with it for more flavor. :) 

I like the flavor and mix of their House Blend Iced Tea, and for P35.00, it was a good buy.


Al Farsi 
www.facebook.com/AlfarsiPersianGrill

189 Maginhawa Street Corner Makadios Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Open 11 AM - 10 PM


Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Last May 13, 2015, different media outlets were invited at The Fab Restaurant in Holiday Inn for a media conference of  51Talk (pronounced Five One Talk) and a brief awarding ceremony.

51Talk Media Conference @ Holiday Inn

51Talk is a Chinese english teaching company. The company is an ESL school for Chinese citizens who wishes to learn English in a more hands on and direct approach- a one on one session between a student and a teacher. 

The idea came came about from the company's desire to provide English learning to middle class Chinese citizens who wishes to be more competitive in their employment and business. Although English is taught in school, the quality and time is not enough for a Chinese person to speak and understand the language. Integrating learning and technology, the company came up with an online English school which is more accessible for both the student and the teacher.

Ms. Sue, Founder and Country Manager of 51Talk
Ms. Sue, Co-founder/Country Manager 

Ms. Jen, VP-Operations Philippines of 51Talk
Ms. Jen, VP-Operations, Philippines

"Why Philippines, why not India?", Mr. Oscar Borneo of LifeofAci.com

Ms. Sue emphasized how the Filipino people, apart from the Americans and English people whose first language is English, has the best command in English as a second language. Filipinos not only know the proper use of English but also speak the same way the westerns do. Citizens from other countries, although know how to use the language, has a heavy tone that a normal Chinese person has hard time grasping. 

But apart from the skill, what drew them to choose Filipino teachers above others is the good and nurturing character of the Filipinos. Chinese students, based on feedback and survey, described the teachers as caring, patient, and very understanding. 

51Talk Awards Teachers

The event also held a brief awarding ceremony for excelling teachers. The company awarded a teacher from the province in the Philippines because of how inspiring his story is. Electricity is scarce in the province he resides in. He bought a generator to be able to connect to the internet and teach his students during times when there is a power outage. Because of his perseverance and resilience, the company executives- who met him the first time during the event- awarded him with a laptop. 

51Talk Media Conference
51Talk Media Conference

The scenario of working at the comforts of your home or your outdoor office, with competitive salary and benefits, and the idea of actually making a difference, are all good reasons to join and work at 51Talk whether part time or full time.

Benefits:
Time Management
No More Commuting and Sitting Though Traffic
It Pays Well + You Save More
A Chance to Impart Wisdom And Be A Mentor
You Also Become More Adept With The English Language
It Is An International Company
You Can Be Awarded With A Laptop (Haha)

If all these seems pleasing to you, 51Talk encourages you to trail this new path and
apply online: www.51talk.com/ph/
FB: www.facebook.com/51talk
TW: @51talkph

What do you think, Belles and Beaux Of The Boulevard? 












Last May 13, 2015, different media outlets were invited at The Fab Restaurant in Holiday Inn for a media conference of  51Talk (pronounced Five One Talk) and a brief awarding ceremony.

51Talk Media Conference @ Holiday Inn

51Talk is a Chinese english teaching company. The company is an ESL school for Chinese citizens who wishes to learn English in a more hands on and direct approach- a one on one session between a student and a teacher. 

The idea came came about from the company's desire to provide English learning to middle class Chinese citizens who wishes to be more competitive in their employment and business. Although English is taught in school, the quality and time is not enough for a Chinese person to speak and understand the language. Integrating learning and technology, the company came up with an online English school which is more accessible for both the student and the teacher.

Ms. Sue, Founder and Country Manager of 51Talk
Ms. Sue, Co-founder/Country Manager 

Ms. Jen, VP-Operations Philippines of 51Talk
Ms. Jen, VP-Operations, Philippines

"Why Philippines, why not India?", Mr. Oscar Borneo of LifeofAci.com

Ms. Sue emphasized how the Filipino people, apart from the Americans and English people whose first language is English, has the best command in English as a second language. Filipinos not only know the proper use of English but also speak the same way the westerns do. Citizens from other countries, although know how to use the language, has a heavy tone that a normal Chinese person has hard time grasping. 

But apart from the skill, what drew them to choose Filipino teachers above others is the good and nurturing character of the Filipinos. Chinese students, based on feedback and survey, described the teachers as caring, patient, and very understanding. 

51Talk Awards Teachers

The event also held a brief awarding ceremony for excelling teachers. The company awarded a teacher from the province in the Philippines because of how inspiring his story is. Electricity is scarce in the province he resides in. He bought a generator to be able to connect to the internet and teach his students during times when there is a power outage. Because of his perseverance and resilience, the company executives- who met him the first time during the event- awarded him with a laptop. 

51Talk Media Conference
51Talk Media Conference

The scenario of working at the comforts of your home or your outdoor office, with competitive salary and benefits, and the idea of actually making a difference, are all good reasons to join and work at 51Talk whether part time or full time.

Benefits:
Time Management
No More Commuting and Sitting Though Traffic
It Pays Well + You Save More
A Chance to Impart Wisdom And Be A Mentor
You Also Become More Adept With The English Language
It Is An International Company
You Can Be Awarded With A Laptop (Haha)

If all these seems pleasing to you, 51Talk encourages you to trail this new path and
apply online: www.51talk.com/ph/
FB: www.facebook.com/51talk
TW: @51talkph

What do you think, Belles and Beaux Of The Boulevard? 











With Cannes wrapping up, all major red carpet walks have come to a close for this year! We have seen too many beautiful gowns from our favorite celebrities and actors and have been caught up with all the glitz and glamour of it all. What better way to put it behind than to make a round up of the best of the best. Here are our favorites from Golden Globes, Oscars, and Cannes. 
P.S. Met Gala and Grammy's was too costume-y this year so we opted to skip it

Golden Globes Awards
Emma Stone in Lanvin for Golden Globes 2015
Emma Stone in Lanvin
Deciding to skip all the theatrics, Emma Stone again wowed in the red carpet with a sleek, elegant, and sophisticated bejeweled black jumpsuit from Lanvin, pairing it with classic pointed heels and messy do.

Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead for Golden Globes 2015
Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead
Diane Kruger's look was polished yet enchanting with a long silver body hugging gown. 

Oscars Academy Awards
Emma Stone in Elie Saab for Oscars Academy Awards 2015
Emma Stone in Elie Saab
Emma Stone has always been a winner in the red carpet and this year's Oscars was no exception to that. Her green embroided gown by Elie Saab, matched with classic green heels screamed chic and elegant

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy for Oscars Academy Awards 2015
Rosamund Pike in Givenchy
Like her character in Gone girl, her beautiful red gown was sultry and powerful. Matched with sleek strapped heels of the same color, Rosamund was a stunner in the red carpet.

Cannes
Emily Blunt in Peter Pilotto for Cannes (Photocall) 2015
Emily Blunt in Peter Pilotto
Usually opting for classic designs, Emily Blunt decided for a little playfulness during the Photocall for her Cannes film entry 'Sicario'. The splatter of color hues over the white textured midi dress was so chic and beautiful we can't help but want it for ourselves. 

Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci for Cannes 2015
Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci
Lupita made her grand red carpet debut as a fashion icon during 2013's Oscar Awards where she won for her role in '12 Years A Slave'. It was in a powder blue flowing gown that the world was captured by her beauty. In this year's Cannes, Lupita once again enamored the crowd as she twirled and danced around in her Gucci green gown. We can't wait to see what's next.

'Til the next Red Carpet Round Up, Belles And Beaux!
Who were your favorites for this year?





With Cannes wrapping up, all major red carpet walks have come to a close for this year! We have seen too many beautiful gowns from our favorite celebrities and actors and have been caught up with all the glitz and glamour of it all. What better way to put it behind than to make a round up of the best of the best. Here are our favorites from Golden Globes, Oscars, and Cannes. 
P.S. Met Gala and Grammy's was too costume-y this year so we opted to skip it

Golden Globes Awards
Emma Stone in Lanvin for Golden Globes 2015
Emma Stone in Lanvin
Deciding to skip all the theatrics, Emma Stone again wowed in the red carpet with a sleek, elegant, and sophisticated bejeweled black jumpsuit from Lanvin, pairing it with classic pointed heels and messy do.

Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead for Golden Globes 2015
Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead
Diane Kruger's look was polished yet enchanting with a long silver body hugging gown. 

Oscars Academy Awards
Emma Stone in Elie Saab for Oscars Academy Awards 2015
Emma Stone in Elie Saab
Emma Stone has always been a winner in the red carpet and this year's Oscars was no exception to that. Her green embroided gown by Elie Saab, matched with classic green heels screamed chic and elegant

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy for Oscars Academy Awards 2015
Rosamund Pike in Givenchy
Like her character in Gone girl, her beautiful red gown was sultry and powerful. Matched with sleek strapped heels of the same color, Rosamund was a stunner in the red carpet.

Cannes
Emily Blunt in Peter Pilotto for Cannes (Photocall) 2015
Emily Blunt in Peter Pilotto
Usually opting for classic designs, Emily Blunt decided for a little playfulness during the Photocall for her Cannes film entry 'Sicario'. The splatter of color hues over the white textured midi dress was so chic and beautiful we can't help but want it for ourselves. 

Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci for Cannes 2015
Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci
Lupita made her grand red carpet debut as a fashion icon during 2013's Oscar Awards where she won for her role in '12 Years A Slave'. It was in a powder blue flowing gown that the world was captured by her beauty. In this year's Cannes, Lupita once again enamored the crowd as she twirled and danced around in her Gucci green gown. We can't wait to see what's next.

'Til the next Red Carpet Round Up, Belles And Beaux!
Who were your favorites for this year?