Month: June 2013

Lunch at the Old Manila of the Peninsula Manila. And how I finished their stash of burrata yesterday.

The lovely table settings at the Peninsula Manila Yesterday, I stopped the clockwork of my never-endingly eventful Travelife to have a long-overdue catch-up lunch with a dear friend. We met for a long and very nice lunch at the Old Manila of the Peninsula Manila, which is one of my favorite restaurants. I was in …

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Estate living in Tagaytay: who says you can’t live in a vineyard in the Philippines?

Travelife Magazine Associate Editor Carlo Velasco heads for Tagaytay for a taste of the grand life. He sent in this entry from much cooler climes: “Who says you can’t live in a vineyard in the Philippines? TRAVELIFE APP for PARIS on sale now Click here Last April 25, Travelife Magazine, the leading travel and lifestyle publication, was …

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A wonderful dinner and too many compliments at Red, the fine dining restaurant of the Makati Shangri-la

Last night I had a very nice and relaxing dinner at Red, the fine dining restaurant of the Makati Shangri-la. It had been awhile since I had been there, especially as I’m always on a never-endingly eventful Travelife. TRAVELIFE APP for PARIS on sale now Click here THE LAST TIME I WAS AT RED… In …

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Reserving restaurants in France, and some lovely Michelin three-star ones outside Paris

Today we more or less closed the June-July 2013 issue of Travelife Magazine, with incredible India on the cover. This is a whopper of an issue, by the way. And just awhile earlier, I was looking at our pagination board at the office and marveling at our truly fantastic content. This is probably our best …

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Flamenco, a Spanish gastronomic feast at the Marriott, and bumping into a model after you’ve just finished a plate of paella

Tonight I was at the Marriott Hotel to watch a flamenco show and to enjoy some fine Spanish food courtesy of Chef Victor Burgos. He flew all the way from Spain to wow local crowds with all kinds of culinary treats. Scroll down to read more… What an enjoyable show this was. It began with some …

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The best kouign-amman in the world is by Chef Cyrille Soenen of Brasserie Cicou in Greenhills

The Blanco Museum in Angono Yesterday, after our morning in Angono, visiting the Blanco Museum and living a Travelife, we headed to Greenhills for lunch at Brasserie Cicou. TRAVELIFE APP for PARIS on sale now Click here I don’t get to Greenhills often, so I had never eaten at Brasserie Cicou in this new location …

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A Travelife to Chile, March 2014. And incredible India in our June-July 2013 issue.

Santiago, Chile Last night I invited the Ambassador of Chile and his family over for dinner at home, to talk about Travel and Life. We began by talking about my never-endingly eventful Travelife, of course. TRAVELIFE APP for PARIS on sale now Click here BEST OF A TRAVELIFE IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS I recalled …

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The serious business of traveling, and reading Travelife Magazine

Last night, a group of Travelife Magazine readers and friends who’ve traveled together on one of our wonderful Travelife trips met up for a long overdue reunion. As we’d all gotten pretty close, I offered to host it at my house, which is centrally located. Scroll down to read more… POT LUCK. AND EVERYTHING’S DELICIOUS. …

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