Delicious food and drinks for homebodies and social butterflies alike
There’s something about rainy weather that makes us crave for good food. While we reach out for our comfort food to warm our hearts, we also reach out for drinks to warm our spirits—with our friends, of course. Whether you’re a homebody who prefers intimate house parties or a social butterfly who loves going out for a round of drinks, these June releases have something for you.
Bake Your Heart Out With Tefal
For the home cook in you or friends or family living out their passion for cooking, get reacquainted with Tefal. It’s the perfect kitchen companion for nurturing your culinary skills, be it baking or cooking. This month, we’re highlighting Tefal’s Delibake Savarin Springform 25cm, which will let you bake with ease. How? Through it’s simple yet delicate release system, easy-to-clean non-stick coating, and oversized base to prevent overflowing.
U.P. Town Center Homecoming
If there’s anything we realized these past two years filled with lockdown restrictions and virtual interactions, it’s that nothing beats connections made in real life. There’s nothing like seeing family over a nice meal or hanging out with friends at the mall.
Now that our world is opening up again, U.P. Town Center is inviting us, Townies, to come home and experience everything we missed.
The lifestyle shopping center is opening its doors to help us relive and create memories via its Homecoming campaign. With activities that kicked off in February, this month of June saw U.P. Town Center hold a two-month long summer workshop in partnership with Cartoon Network called Redraw Your Summer: Amazing Creativity Camp. Here, kids 3 and up participated in workshops like street dance, fencing, ballet, painting, songwriting, coding, and more. Shoppers with a single-receipt purchase worth P3,000 from any U.P. Town Center food or retail merchants can enroll one (1) kid in one (1) workshop category for FREE. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with limited slots per class.
As this comes to a close, tune in to U.P. Town Center’s social media channels to learn more about the next series of activities you or your loved ones can participate in.
Meet Jacob’s Creek new wine variant: Cherry Red
As wine drinkers, we enjoy wine in all colors and grape variants from different regions. But if you’re new to wine and are looking for something light and fruity, try Jacob’s Creek Cherry Red variant.
Jacob’s Creek Cherry Red is a light-bodied red wine bursting with flavor, made sweet and easy to drink through the juicy plum fruit that has a round finish. It also has aromas of ripe black and red berries with a touch of toastiness from oak. Unlike your usual red wine, it’s great for all celebrations—including big and small wins, and unwinding at the end of a long, hard day.
“Jacob’s Creek, Australia’s number one bottled wine brand, has something for everybody even if you’re not a seasoned wine drinker. Cherry Red is breaking away from red wine expectations: it is semi-sweet, approachable, and playful; it does not follow the codes of red wine. We believe it is a wonderful starter wine that fits well with Filipinos’ discerning taste,” said Jacob’s Creek Brand Executive Kurt Ducusin.
Jacob’s Creek Cherry Red is available in leading supermarkets and e-commerce sites and platforms starting at P500. For more information on Jacob’s Creek wines, follow Jacob’s Creek on Facebook.
#ThirstForGold with Summit
Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, Asia’s best pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena and the Philippine Women’s National Football Team fueled their #ThirstForGold in the recently concluded 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam, with Summit Natural Drinking Water every step of the way.
In a press conference held last April, Summit reinforced its commitment to support Diaz, Obiena, the Filipinas and the rest of the SEA Games-bound Philippine contingent through a partnership with Philippine Olympic Committee.
Now you, too, can show your support as our athletes #ThirstForGold. Every purchase of Summit Natural Drinking Water bottle contributes to the training of our athletes taking them one step closer to their goals. This year, Summit Natural Drinking water is partnering with social fitness app Liv3ly to promote an active lifestyle and to support Filipinos as they #ThirstForMore. Liv3ly motivates users to move through engaging experiences, gamification, and rewards. With the app, users can take on running challenges, track records, and compete with other users.
Download the Liv3ly app via Appstore and Google Play to win exciting prizes from Summit. Stay tuned for Summit #ThirstForMore virtual run for more surprises.
VICKS Immune Defense
Vicks Philippines introduces their first-ever vitamins, Ascorbic Acid + Zinc + Cholecalciferol to give you daily immune support, along with proper diet and exercise. It contains a combination of Vitamin C (as Sodium Ascorbate), Zinc, and Vitamin D.
Being extra cautious about health is the new norm, especially now that we are slowly getting back to old routines and trying out new adventures. Our immune system naturally protects us against illnesses, so it’s important that we strengthen it. Vitamin C and Zinc have been known to help boost the immune system. Meanwhile Vitamin D has a key role in innate immunity, which is the body’s frontline response to novel pathogens. It also helps regulate the production of harmful substances and modulates our body’s response to inflammation, thus helping our immune system fight infections. These three ingredients found in Vicks Immune Defense work together to help provide 3-in-1 immune defense best paired with proper diet and exercise.
Each capsule of Ascorbic Acid + Zinc + Cholecalciferol contains 500 mg Vitamin C (equivalent to 562.43 mg Sodium Ascorbate), 10 mg Zinc, and 1000 IU Vitamin D3.
Vicks Immune Defense is available in all leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide or online at Watsons, Southstar, and P&G Health Official Shopee Store. To know more about Ascorbic Acid + Zinc + Cholecalciferol, visit Vicks’ official Facebook page and Vicks’ official website.
The Fine Life Market: Advocating for Sustainability And Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Everyday Goods
The Fine Life Market, initially an online e-commerce platform, was an effort by visual artist Martie Datu to express her creativity while helping small communities in Bicol, Romblon, Ilo-ilo, and La Union. And what began as a passion project quickly turned into a business.
Right at the heart of Kapitolyo sits a one-stop shop of purposeful and sustainable products for home and personal care, kitchen and Filipino home furnishings and slow-living lifestyle. Everything in the store is proudly made in the Philippines and is all-natural and reusable.
Commerce aside, The Fine Life Market aims to teach their customers to advocate for sustainable living by providing accessible and eco-friendly alternatives to everyday goods. Shop for all-natural liquid castile hand and body soaps, healing balms and aromatherapy shower tablets. Help save the environment by buying reusable items such as beeswax wraps, abaca food covers, artist-crafted charger plates and reusable paperless towels. What’s more, they also advocate for the protection of children from Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) in partnership with International Justice Mission (IJM). As Freedom partners of IJM, a fixed percentage of sales are donated to help protect and rescue children from OSEC.
Not looking to shop just yet? This quaint space is home to Katha Kape Cafe, a coffee shop where people can enjoy local coffee. Theirs is a mix of high quality Arabica and Robusta beans from Benguet and Batangas. Soon The Fine Life Market will also become a community hub for workshops and other activities.
Come visit The Fine Life Market today at 3 Brixton St. Kapitolyo, Pasig. Follow them on IG: @thefinelifemarket, FB: The Fine Life Market, or shop via the website. For inquiries please email [email protected]
Pocky Gets Redesigned
With everyone’s growing preferences, Pocky is getting more health-conscious. When we were younger and consuming Pocky like our recess lives depended on it, the company has changed right alongside us.
Revamping its formulation to include more fiber into the pretzel, offering more health benefits for consumers. And because of the added wholewheat, the pretzel is lighter and even crispier. The changes are abundant and obvious, but one thing remains clear: we love ourselves some Pocky. More happiness, more goodness!
Greenbelt: The Luxury Fashion Capital of the Philippines
“Greenbelt is not just a mall; it’s an experience,” shares Ayala Malls President Chris Maglanoc. Designed to be the country’s luxury fashion capital, Greenbelt assembles the most sought-after lineup of premier lifestyle brands under one roof. These include the new Louis Vuitton store, Dior, Kenzo, Fendi, Univers, Off-White, Thom Browne, L’Officine Universelle Buly, Max Mara, Rimowa, Patek Philippe, and Bvlgari. Opening this June and July are Celine, Loewe, Jimmy Choo, and Ermenegildo Zegna. Meanwhile, Tiffany & Co. is scheduled to open in October of this year. Other stores earmarked to open are Roger Vivier, which is entering the Philippine market for the first time in 2022, and Cartier, which will unveil its latest collection in 2023.
This year until 2023, Ayala Malls will continue to refresh Greenbelt 4, which will see the new looks of Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, and Prada. Gucci is also going to take up a more prominent space as it moves to the former location of Louis Vuitton. Meanwhile, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Saint Laurent are establishing their presence in Greenbelt 4, plus another new-in-the-Philippines fashion concept that promises weapons of seduction, Faure Le Page.
Of course, all that shopping will work up an appetite. Greenbelt complements the experience with stylish dining at Las Flores, Wildflour, Sala Bistro, People’s Place, Starbucks Reserve, Amorica by Café Breton, and the newly-opened Ember by Chef Josh Boutwood.
Greenbelt also revealed an elegant new look redesigned by interior architect J. Antonio Mendoza. The result is a minimalist aesthetic that flows consistently throughout Greenbelt’s exterior and interiors, which can be described as subtle but undeniably elegant.
Moreover, Greenbelt adopts more sustainable technologies and practices such as the installation of energy-conserving, fully electric transport systems in various malls. Ayala Malls aims to initiate more nature conservation and preservation programs, and increased investments in low emissions and green technologies to ultimately achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the shortest possible time.
For more details, visit Ayala Malls or follow them on social media at www.facebook.com/AyalaMalls360/ and IG @iloveayalamalls.
Elevate your food and drink pairings with Jacob’s Creek
In the Filipino eating culture, food and drinks always go hand in hand. Whether it’s going for some milk tea after a round of samgyup, greasy pulutan together with beer, or even a slice of cake to go with your afternoon coffee, one always follows the other.
On special days, we elevate the food and drink pairing to rise to the occasion. The Jacob’s Creek Classic range of wines are versatile enough to complement different dishes. Enjoy a picnic date with a charcuterie board and Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Cabernet, savor Jacob’s Creek Sauvignon Blanc over a salad brunch, or whip up a fancy dinner with your best meats paired with Jacob’s Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.
Experience great social gatherings at Tanqueray Terrace
Great drinks, good food and fun company are crucial components to an enjoyable social gathering. While hosting a party requires legwork, Tanqueray does the job for you with the launch of their first pop-up bar, the Tanqueray Terrace at Palacio de Memoria.
Enjoy the brand’s signature Tanqueray & Tonic cocktails, or even learn how to customize your own drink with Tanqueray’s resident mixologists. To tie it all together, guests can enjoy a selection of dishes from Loggia by Margarita Fores al fresco.
The Tanqueray Terrace at Palacio De Memoria is open on Thursdays to Sundays from 5:00PM to 10:00PM for all guests aged 18 years old and above. Visit Tanqueray on Instagram for more information on the programming schedule and events lined up.
Hyun Bin’s Wax Figure is a Visual Treat
Always wondered what Hyun Bin looks like up close? At Madame Tussauds, you might as well find your answer. The famed wax museum’s Hong Kong branch announced their latest wax figure immortalisation of the famous South Korean actor Hyun Bin. Upon unveiling his wax figure, the sculpture will be displayed in Madame Tussauds museums around Southeast Asia, namely Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Enjoy the best produce while supporting local farmers with Ayala Malls and Rural Rising
Get the best of this season’s fruits and produce while supporting local farmers — we think it’s a win-win situation. Ayala Malls, under their Alagang Ayalaland program, has collaborated with Rural Rising, an agricultural-centric NGO, to bring farmer-to-consumer marketplaces to accessible areas around the Metro.
Enjoy Guimaras mangoes (the best mangos there are, trust us on this) for only 200 pesos at their Mango Eat-All-You-Can event happening on June 11, and stock up on regional produce for only P699 at their Box-All-You-Can event happening on June 12. Both events are situated at Market! Market! and more dates are being planned this coming July for Alabang Town Center.
Words Gwyneth King and Sarah Santiago
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver