Month: May 2014

A really fun wine dinner at Makati Shangri-la’s Sage, with South Africa’s Bellingham Estate wines

Tonight was a really enjoyable dinner, in Manila, living a never-ending Travelife. I was invited to a six-course dinner with wine pairings for a major South African winery called Bellingham Estate. The dinner was held at Sage, the new restaurant of Makati Shangri-la, and the guest of honor was JC Bekker, winemaker of Bellingham Estate. …

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The El Corte Ingles gourmet experience at El Corte Ingles Castellana in Madrid

Late last year, some friends and I were in Spain for two weeks, living a Travelife. One Sunday in Madrid, we went over to do some shopping at the El Corte Ingles in Castellana. El Corte Ingles is Spain’s most famous and prestigious department store, and the Castellana store is its largest branch. Fortunately, it …

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M.I.C.E.CON 2014 opens tomorrow in Clark, June 4 to 7, 2014

M.I.C.E.CON 2014 opens tomorrow in Clark, until June 7, and Travelife Magazine is a proud event partner. The M.I.C.E. Conference is conducted over a 4-day period.  Day 1  Arrival of Delegates  Welcome Reception  Day 2 Conference/Breakout Sessions  M.I.C.E. Marketplace  Day 3 Conference/Breakout Sessions  M.I.C.E. Marketplace  Dinner hosted by the next Host Destination  Day 4 M.I.C.E. …

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A luxury trip to Japan, and all about showing friends the best of Tokyo

On the plane back to Manila from Hong Kong the other day, living a Travelife, I worked on an itinerary for an upcoming trip to Japan for a very well-traveled group of friends. All of them have been to Japan countless times, but they’ve never done Japan the Travelife way. Scroll down to read more.… There …

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The private Hermes museum in Paris and the beauty of a wheelbarrow containing gloves for the Duchess of Windsor

Today I was reminiscing about a trip to Paris four years ago with a couple of good friends, for some reason. As I was looking at the photos, I found a couple of snapshots I took of the Hermes Museum, which I thought I’d share with you. Scroll down to read more… FOR PRIVATE VIEWING ONLY The Hermes Museum is …

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JW Marriott offers a nice weekend in Hong Kong as part of its 25th anniversary

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, the first Marriott flagship hotel brand to enter Asia, recently marked its 25th year as a pioneer in Hong Kong and Asia’s hospitality industry. To celebrate, it is offering special culinary and room packages. Weekend Retreat Package* for stays of two nights or more * Upgrades guests to a well-appointed …

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The Thai restaurant Coca opens at SM Aura, and about the Pokemon Crew show from France

Yesterday, I landed in Manila at 5 PM after a marathon 30-hour journey from Durban, on the coast of South Africa facing the Indian Ocean, via Johannesburg and Hong Kong. I almost didn’t even make these series of flights, but happily, the stars aligned and everything worked out, and I landed back in Asia as …

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30 kilometers and 30 minutes to Durban's King Shaka International Airport

Decor of the dining room at Fordoun in South Africa Yesterday at 745 AM, South Africa time, living a Travelife, I was in a car speeding towards Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, to catch the British Airways/ Commair 850 AM flight to Johannesburg. This flight was going to connect with the 1230 PM Cathay Pacific …

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A lucky life, and a fortune telling session at Fordoun in South Africa's Midlands Meander

This morning, in South Africa’s Midlands Meander, at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains, living a Travelife, I had an appointment at 9 AM with a traditional South African healer. I was staying for a long weekend at Fordoun, one of South Africa’s best luxury destination spas. It’s simply beautiful in a very natural way. …

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