The Hot Light has been turned on last night as Krispy Kreme opened its third branch in Greenhills, San Juan. The first free-standing Krispy Kreme branch in Manila, this store also features a drive-through; the first in Asia.
The Coffee and Doughnut party gave VIP guests (they include bloggers now! Yay!) a chance to check out the store facilities. Guests look on longingly as freshly baked doughnuts roll off the line, while some indulge their sweet tooth on the free samples.
The store will officially open on Thursday, June 28 at exactly 9 o’clock in the morning. The first customer for both the dine-in and drive thru will each get a one-year supply of Krispy Kreme’s best selling Original Glaze doughnut.
Calling all foot massage lovers! Have you tried Footloose yet? It is a heavenly place to treat those feet of yours — foot salon love! They give the best Thai Foot Massage. It is so relaxing that you won’t be able to help but fall asleep in your lounge chair. Each foot massage comes with a complimentary back massage too. I’ve tried the Footloose branch at The Fort Strip — seats are quite limited so it’s best to book an appointment. The spa is quite small but still spacious in its layout; claustrophobics need not fear. A foot massage goes for around P510. Other services offered are: Foot Scrub, a Milk Foot Bath, Foot Nirvana (foot scrub and massage ), manicure, pedicure, and they smell some oils and lotions too.
Level 3, The Fort Strip
Fort Bonifacio Global City
They also have branches in Tomas Morato and Eastwood.
Halo-halo is a popular dessert in the Philippines. The halo-halo I’m used to is a mix of crushed ice, evaporated milk, different beans, kaong, nata de coco, different types of gulaman, pinipig, langka, then topped with ube ice cream and a cube of leche flan. It’s a colorful delight and a perfect companion during summer.
So when my husband asked me to try Razon’s halo-halo a few months ago, I was game for it. But upon learning it was a very simple mix of saba bananas, shredded macapuno, leche flan, milk and ice, I wondered what was so special about it. Was that really halo-halo?, I wondered. No rainbow colors like the typical halo-halo? Just a mix of caramels and whites? Hmm. I shrugged and said I’d try it anyway.
1. Fantastic Italian food. Great pasta, fantastic pizza, heavenly gelato, paninis, sweet desserts… ayayay! The flavors are authentic, fresh and indulgent. My favorites are the Fettucini Alfredo (pictured), Pescatore (pictured), Vongole, Spinach Canneloni, and their Tutta Carne Pizza. For dessert, I highly recommend their vanilla with pistachio nuts gelato. Mmmmmm. There’s also some Pinoy food if you begin craving for a rice meal too.
2. Relaxed and friendly ambiance. Amici is a cafeteria-style restaurant. You go up to the counters, place your order, then wait at your table to be served. Happy conversations and laughter fill the air. This is a great place to get together with close family and friends. I love how the servers are always smiling too.
3. Reasonable price. A pasta dish is around P150, a pizza P250, a gelato around P40. It may be a little pricey, but for the authentic taste of these Italian dishes and the generous servings, I think this is just right. In fact, you might notice that the food at Amici could be even more delicious than more popular Italian restaurants out there. ;)
Amici di Don Bosco
Arnaiz Ave. (right beside the Don Bosco church)
Tel. 816-1170, 893-8915, 893-8232 loc.113
Open from 11:00am to to 9:00pm, Monday to Saturday
Funny. :) Going around the now famous Trinoma, I chanced upon this shirt in one of the stores inside the mall called The T-shirt Project.
The first-ever Run for PEACE, a simultaneous marathon initiated by the country’s local government units and training institutions, was held recently in 17 regions nationwide, including NCR, where over 3,100 runners had gathered at the Headquarters of the Philippine Army (HPA) Grandstand at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.
Professional runners, new police recruits and trainees, fitness enthusiasts, and families all convened early to support the advocacy event, which was organized by the Police National Training Institute and co-sponsored by Pocari Sweat Health Drink. Run for PEACE was also supported by the Metro Manila Runners Club, The Fort Striders Club, and the Philippine Public Safety College. Proceeds were used for the improvement local government facilities and services.