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June 27, 2011

Merlene Marcelo: A Fashion Designer and An Achiever

A bride's dream is a wonderful wedding with everything just as perfect as she expects it to be and of course her wedding gown should be the best. There are many wedding gown designers who are on the row of fulfilling every bride's dream but only few thrives to be above the cut.

Ms. Merlene Marcelo, a wedding gown designer of 20 years, has been gaining crowns for her works. The world has recognized the beauty of her wedding designs as she recently received a certificate of award at the 19th Annual Asia-Pacific Excellence and 2011 Asia Pacific Excellence Award. Ms. Marcelo was awarded as Asia's Best Filipino Wedding Designer at the event held last March 22, 2011at the Gateway Mandarin Suites in Quezon City.

Ms. Marcelo's certificate of award during the 2011 Asia-Pacific Award

Ms. Marcelo was also awarded in 2009 as the Year's Most Outstanding Filipino Achiever for Couture and Entrepreneurship from the 28th Annual Dangal ng Bayan Awards and 2009 Who's Who in the Philippines Awards. The event was held on the 30th of December on that year at the Gateway Mandarin Suites. 

Ms. Marcelo's Certificate of Award during the 2009 Dangal ng Bayan Award

A talent indeed which Ms. Marcelo decided to pursue here in the Philippines. Her full passion towards her work contributed to the success which she is engaging now. Her main product recipe? Right Quality, right Beauty and right Price.

Ms. Marcelo was also recently featured in Homepage Net 25. Want to watch the video? click here.

Want to learn more about Ms. Merlene's Couture? Click here.

Related Article: Merlene Marcelo Couture: Work Of Art In A Bridal Gown

June 23, 2011

Lumban Embroidery with Piñaflor

Lumban is known as the "Embroidery Capital of the Philippines". The art of hand-embroidering Barong and Saya has been the main specialty of the residents of Lumban.

Piñaflor, an embroidery business in Lumban, continues to support hand-embroidery and the use of piña fiber in making traditional Filipino wedding dress.  Nowadays, most designers would use modern gown fabric but Dra. Rhodora Peñaflor Añonuevo has chosen to preserve this tradition.

sample wedding attires from Piñaflor
Get to know more about the excellence of Lumban embroidery with Piñaflor as Dra. Añonuevo invites us to mingle with them on June 30, 2011. Tourist officers from Bulacan will also be there to share with us this experience.

The business was also featured in I love Pinas/ I love Piña of the ZOE Broadcasting Network.
Dra. Añonuevo with a staff from ZOE

For inquiries, contact (0917) 339-9894 or (0915) 891-9671 (look for Ms. Mae Añonuevo)

Piñaflor (simply rockflower) is located at Lavin St., Brgy. Salac, Lumban, Laguna, Philippines.
Want to know more about Piñaflor (simply rockflower)? click here.

Related article: Keeping the Traditional Wedding Gown Alive

June 20, 2011

Great Surprises from Bayview Park Hotel Manila

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Get a grip to these surprises Bayview Park Hotel Manila is offering to people who want to celebrate their dream weddings, or to those who want to spend some mellow time in a hotel or to those who just want fill-in their tummy with Philippine delicacies.

For as low as Php 44, 900.00, you can already enjoy an elegant wedding with your beau at the hotel. Check their wedding packages and get a hold of one of their great wedding surprises.

This promo is until September 2011 only so get up, get your phone and dial these numbers; direct line 524-1943 or trunk line 247-9000 local 1757 or 1731 (look for Dories & Owen).

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How about spending some time and enjoying the hotel's great services and offerings? Well, YOU CAN for as low as Php 2, 700.00 a night. Not only that you will enjoy to rest at the hotel's room but also you can warm up your self at their swimming  pool and fitness center for free. A free wi-fi connection is also available inside your room so you don't need to worry on updating your status on facebook (just kidding).

This promo is until August 31, 2011 only. For inquiries and reservations, call (63-2) 2479000 / (63-2) 5261555 (local 1707 or 1759) or email

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If you want to taste Philippine goodness at their finest flavors, join Bayview Park Hotel Manila in celebrating Kulinarya Festival 2011.  

Kulinarya Festival 2011 is a joint project of Department of Tourism & Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP). The event will showcase Philippine delicacies and you can savor them for only P600.00 net/person.

This promo is for July 2011 only. For inquiries, dial (63-2) 2479000 / (63-2) 528 1555 or email

Bayview Park Hotel Manila is located at 1118 Roxas Boulevard corner United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Want to learn more about Bayview Park Hotel Manila? Click here.

June 16, 2011

Chicken-All-You-Can at Max's Restaurant

Hungry? Get a grab of Max's Restaurant Chicken-All-You-Can Promo.

For only Php 199 per person, you can already enjoy this treat. This also includes a glass of Pepsi softdrink. The promo is available daily from 6pm to 10pm until July 10, 2011 in all Max's Restaurant branches nationwide (Philippines only).

Please come early. Seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservations will be allowed to ensure utmost convenience of all customers.

Want to learn more about Max's Restaurant? click here.

June 13, 2011

Take a Sip of Fotobrew's Mid-Year Promo!

Giving off souvenirs on wedding days has been a trend ever since wedding has been created. Couples would try to search the best souvenirs for their guests so they will take extra time and effort in finding or creating one. But why not try putting their faces on your souvenirs? That will make your souvenirs more personalized and (more) special.

Fotobrew Photo booth is now offering their MID-YEAR PROMO which includes 4 1/2 hours of unlimited photos for only P6,900.

It also includes customized high quality picture, customized backdrop design, 100pcs photo frames, CD of all pics taken, props for fun, On-site technicians and booth attendants, online gallery and the set up time is excluded from the package total hour.

Booking is until August 6, 2011. This promo is valid for 2011 events only.

For inquiries, contact fotobrew @ (02) 510 5591 or 09083966689 or 09175750411.

Learn more about Fotobrew Photo booth!

June 9, 2011

Father's Day Specials

"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! " ~Lydia M. Child

Free T-Shirts from Max's
Papa, Dad, Daddy, Papsi, Tatay, Tay or however you call him, he is still the other half who completed you before your birth. He is sometimes seen as the most strict person in the whole universe, the enemy of the household yet still the provider, the only person you are scared to borrow money from or the busiest person in the world (or your world rather). He may be this and that yet he is still the first man who loved you and the only man you will call your father.

Show your care and love to him this coming Father's day through Max's Restaurant free shirts, Goldilocks' cakes and Dusit Thani Manila's specials.
Cake from Goldilocks

Get your Dad's shirt at Max's Restaurant for free for a minimum of P1500 food purchase from June 17 to June 19, 2011. [Click on the image for larger view of the mechanics]

Or surprise him with the Choco Sansrival from Goldilocks and tell him "You're the One Dad!

Or treat him at Dusit Thani Manila's father's day specials; the Dusit Gourmet's Father's Day Cake which is available from June 13 until June 19, 2011 or at Dusit Devarana Spa with "Woody Neroli Facial", which addresses skin concerns unique to his needs.
Spa at Dusit
For more inquiries call Dusit Thani Manila at 238-8888.

Learn more about Max's Restaurant, Goldilocks and Dusit Thani Manila

June 6, 2011

The Wedding Videographer in the Making: Jason Magbanua in DesignTalks

It is always essential to keep learning to be the best in your chosen career. And for those who have mastered it should put the effort of passing it on to the new learners. In that way, the talent will never die so as their industry. One man who is a master of videography takes this as a mission.

Jason Magbanua is recognized as one of the world's most creative and most influential videographers. His style in videography has been one of the trend-setters in the industry. Rica Peralejo and Roxanne Guinoo are few of the known personalities who first-handedly witnessed his talent. As this talent should not die and should be shared instead, Jason Magbanua steps out to reach to the enthusiasts. 

On June 18, 2011 at 1:30pm, Ayala Museum's Design Talks presents Jason Magbanua. He will share his techniques, styles and experiences at the Ayala Museum Lobby. Tickets to the lecture are priced at Php300 for adults, discounted to Php150 for students, teachers, senior citizens and Ayala Museum members. Museum admission is included in the lecture fee.

For inquiries, call 757.7117 to 21 or email
Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City.

Know more about Jason Magbanua Videography.

June 3, 2011

Celebrating Independence Day at Dusit Thani Manila

113 years have passed after Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the independence of the Philippines from its colonizers and after all those years, we should be proud that we are still an independent nation carrying its own name which we represent to the whole world.

With just a week to go before our Independence day (June 12), extend your love for our country through doing activities that will show your support to our independence like putting a replica of the Philippine flag in your house, watching Filipino movies, organizing or joining a parade with this cause or maybe, preparing or eating Filipino dishes.

But if you want to experience Filipino dishes at their best, you can try Dusit Thani Manila's Filipino Food Festival at Basix. Visit them from June 1 to June 12, 2011 and try out their Filipino dishes. The restaurant is open 24 hours daily.

For more inquiries, call 238-8888.

Know more about Dusit Thani Manila.

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