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One Tagaytay Place: A Weekend Get Away

One Tagaytay Place: A Weekend Get Away

An hour and a half drive out of the city to get recharged, relaxed, and pampered at One Tagaytay Place

CROWNE PLAZA MANILA: CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE EARTH PIG AT Xin Tian Di

CROWNE PLAZA MANILA: CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE EARTH PIG AT Xin Tian Di

While we usually follow the gregorian calendar when we celebrate our traditional new year, we Filipinos also celebrate Chinese New Year. With over centuries of friendship and some of the Chinese traders settling down in the country. We have learned and cultivated some of their […]

Makati Neighborhood Guide: Holiday Edition

Makati Neighborhood Guide: Holiday Edition

It’s that time of the year again where the air is a bit cooler, more traffic ensues, and people are generally more generous than other times of the year. The family seems to be kinder, friends a little more accommodating, and strangers are friendlier. You can’t mistake it with any other holiday as the malls, radio stations are constantly playing familiar tunes such as All I want for ChristmasThis Christmas, and Santa Claus is coming to town.

We want to kick off our neighborhood guide series with the famous- Makati City. Makati is a schizophrenic city where you could find all things and sights in accordance with anyone’s liking. From ultra posh locations, humble recreational spaces, a wonderful dining scene, and all sorts of merry activities! I have to admit that I am also sort of bias with the city where I grew up in.

To be fair, Makati’s towers house the nation’s major corporations and most of the major hotels. Construction started after WWII when the Ayala family seized upon the destruction of the rest of the city as a chance to start building. It is somehow fitting to say that the city is the center of all things interesting.

 

MAKATI NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

See

Ayala Triangle Gardens Light and Sound Show
Be dazzled by the Christmas lights cascading from the trees and the spectacular display of dancing lights and sounds. The show schedule is from November 20 to December 31running every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

MAKATI NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Photo Taken from the Ayala Gardens Facebook Page. 

A Groovy Kind of Christmas
This Christmas concert for a cause features Skarlet, The Brownbeat All-Stars, and The 62nd Project. The concert will take place at the Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby on December 23 at 6 p.m. Admission is free. All donations will go to the Ayala Foundation Inc.’s Laging Handa program for the benefit of victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

MAKATI NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

 

Shop

Greenbelt Christmas Market

  • Date: December 9 to 24
  • Venue: Greenbelt 3 Park

Landmark 

  • Operating Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Address: The Landmark Bldg. Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila

Greenbelt 

  • Operating Hours: 11 AM to 9PM
  • Address: Legazpi Street, Makati City

Century City Manila Mall

  • Operating Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Address: Century City Lifestyle Center, Kalayaan Ave. cor Salamanca, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City

Circuit Makati

  • Operating Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Address: Hippodromo, Makati City

 

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Staycation in the City

Peninsula Manila

Are you all set for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? If you haven’t made plans yet, celebrate with your loved ones in any of Peninsula Manila’s four restaurants. The LobbyEscoltaSpices, and Old Manila will prepare a buffet or Christmas menu for lunch and dinner.

 

Location: The Peninsula Manila is at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City; Tel. No. 887-2888.

Fairmont Makati 

Experience Afternoon Tea during merienda get-togethers with family and friends. Spend a Sunday afternoon with stuffed bears and bear-themed treats while being serenaded by carolers and meeting Santa Claus.

Afternoon Tea is available daily from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. for P1,222 for two persons. Guests may opt to add a glass of Champagne for P1,106 per person. Every Sunday of December, children can join the Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Lounge from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Location: Fairmont Makati is at 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City; Tel. No. 555-9888.

Makati Shangri-La

The hotel’s food offerings for the holiday include complimentary turkey carved on your table at Circles Event CafeChristmas High Tea Set from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and special coffee blends at the Lobby Lounge, and Christmas cocktails at the Pool Bar.

Experience a magical forest before the first frost as enchanting snow maidens and pixies greet you upon entering the hotel lobby. Meet and greet Santa and his reindeers by the Grand Christmas Tree at the hotel lobby on December 24 from 7 to 9 p.m., and on December 25 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. You can also take your holiday photo in the Christmas sleigh.

Location: Makati Shangri-La is at Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City; Tel. No. 813-8888.

 

Simbang Gabi

As Filipinos, we stand strong with our tradition. An essential constant to the Christmas festivities is going to Simbang Gabi. Check out different church locations and schedules around Makati City.

SANTUARIO DE SAN ANTONIO
McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati City
Anticipated Simbang Gabi (December 15-23)
9 pm
Simbang Gabi (December 16-24)
5 am

NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
1923 Orense St., Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City
Anticipated Simbang Gabi (December 15-23)
8 pm
Simbang Gabi (December 16-24)
4 am
5:30 am

ST. ALPHONSUS MARY DE LIGUORI PARISH
Humabon St., Magallanes Village, Makati City
Anticipated Simbang Gabi (December 15-23)
8 pm
Simbang Gabi (December 16-24)
4:30 am

GREENBELT CHAPEL
Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati City
Anticipated Simbang Gabi (December 15-23)
8 pm
Simbang Gabi (December 16-24)
5 am

MAKATI NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

 

How about a 24/7 open restaurant?

 

 

Whenever we have a celebration, the first thing my family thinks of is the food. Food is always king in these sort of celebrations and sometimes we don’t exactly have the time to prepare. With Old Swiss Inn, you’re guaranteed to have excellent food selection for all your holiday affairs.

 

This menu is available from 3:00 am to 10:00 am from December 16 to December 24 only.

Check out their Holiday Packages HERE

Aside from their Simbang Gabi offerings they are also open during Noche Buena and New Years Eve for those who want to dine out on these festive days. See their menu below:

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I know we’re looking forward to that Roasted Turkey and Angus Beef Belly (An FGDO Favorite). Find out our favorite holiday dishes HERE.

OLD SWISS INN

  • Makati: G/F Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Contact: 818-8251
  • Open 24 hours

WRAP UP

Whether it’s to shop, spend times with your loved ones, go out with your friends Makati has a place where you can go. It has evolved throughout the years from being grasslands to the center of finance, and now the goto place during the holiday season. Savor the lights, the sounds and the season here in Makati.

 


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Old Swiss Inn: Angus Beef Belly, Glazed Ham and Toblerone Crinkles

Old Swiss Inn: Angus Beef Belly, Glazed Ham and Toblerone Crinkles

No time to prepare for the holiday season? Old Swiss Inn has exactly what you need with their holiday packages that’s sure to be a hit at your next party.

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

I would definitely still vouch for the VALUE FOR MONEY line without compromising quality. You’d be able to enjoy a good old steak plate for less than 500php. Generous serving, attentive wait staff, and their ice creams are still really good.

iBrowse and Buy: Filipino Forward Products

iBrowse and Buy: Filipino Forward Products

We, the Fat Girls Day Out team don’t just share insights about food, travel, and pop culture. If you’ve been reading most of our content you will notice that our materials and topics are geared towards Filipino forward causes. Art, music, and even weekend getaways. We’re marketing curated crawls via Klook PH to promote the local scene and why certain parts of Manila shouldn’t be dismissed as gritty.

We want to do our own share to help good causes both for the environment and for local micro-communities. Today, we’d like to talk about this website ibrowseandbuy.com and why you should support their products.

A Trend Worth Hyping

The trend now perhaps is that people have pledged to go local. Although here in our country we are still at an infantile stage. It takes a ramp on educating each and everyone to understand the cause and effect of certain actions and consumerism acts that we’ve been so used to doing. We are affirming that this kind of transition, especially in people’s mindset that can dictate their actions doesn’t happen overnight, the fact that people are slowly using sustainable products is still a step toward something better.

Why are we vouching for iBrowse and buy?

There has been a surge of purchase and use of native bags, weaved goods, and that has even found themselves on the shelves of couture designers from all over the world. What you don’t know is that a number of regions here in the Philippines have been producing these type of items but have no avenue to sell it to the consumers.

1. They promote one of the Oldest local Industries in the country

While native bags, hats, tapestries have lately been makings its way to magazine covers thru various celebrities and well known local producers like Narda or Kultura. The Art of Weaving has been practiced by our ancestors as early as the 13th century, local tribes such as the Mangyans, Agobo, Visayans, Bontoc, and the Ifugao come from various parts of the country and create their own unique patterns that have been passed down thru generations. Each tribe has a unique design that is like a signature.

 

Ibrowse and buy

 

While these designs are beautiful, technology has allowed their patterns to copied and be mass produced by machines, contributing to the loss of tradition.

Unknown to most of us, creating these handcrafted items is tedious work. From the moment they collect the raw materials, treating it, coloring, and actually weaving. The entire process takes a minimum of 2 weeks to produce.

Producing handcrafted products takes a long time, but is immediately rewarded by the unique designs, quality, and durability of their final work.

2. They source their products from local cooperatives and communities that still practice the craft

The path towards leading a steady path outside poverty is a continuous effort, helping them build their skills is just the beginning, we have to emphasize that the Philippines is pretty abundant with natural resources and untapped potential of Filipino craftsmanship.

Ibrowse and buy

They directly source their products from cooperatives from different provinces from all over the country. These local communities have no venue to reach the local market, iBrowse and buy bridges the grab between these communities and consumers. B In addition, a portion of proceeds from each sale will be looped to purchase their products to channel back here in Manila.

3. Online Platform

The challenge for our local cooperatives and communities is having the platform to share and promote their products. By creating an online platform that focuses on helping communities and local craftsmen, we are in turn helping them hone their craft and keep with our ancestor’s traditions.

Exclusive and Limited Pieces

Proudly made in the Philippines, handcrafted with unique designs. These products are mobile pieces of art that are usable in daily life whether it’s to provide a place to bring your things or use as a design piece at your home. Their designs have a limited number of products making their products uncommon.

Aside from you being a conscious consumer, environmental and socio-discerning consumer promoting and using their merchandise line is helping out their respective communities so you’d be able to give this as a gift to family and friends. We’re sticking to daily usable products, community-led production, and original Pinoy-pop culture-centric products.

Ibrowseandbuy provides an online platform for these micro-producers to reach consumers. Remember stocks are limited. Go to their shop for orders. Bulk orders are welcome (Business to Business Rate).

Please engage with us experience@fatgirlsdayou.com or you may call +998 5448140 or +917 8958243 (iMessage, WhatsApp, and Viber)


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Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Fieldtrip, yes?

AG New World Manila Bay Hotel : Festive Holiday Spreads and Beyond

AG New World Manila Bay Hotel : Festive Holiday Spreads and Beyond

Welcome the holidays with indulgent staycation packages with AG New World Manila Bay Hotel

Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning to early afternoon, generally served from 11 am up to 3 pm.

If you’re anything like us when you brunch, you brunch well. That means when you’re faced with the decision of choosing between those stacks of pancakes and having no shame to explain the chicken and waffle combination that you ordered.  You leave the brunch table only when you’re full and tamed.

We’ve rounded up 5 brunch places that can enjoy a plateful of good food paired with a glass or two of mimosa.

 

fat girls day out brunch

 

 

1. Single Origin (Makati & BGC)

Why Go?

Single Origin is a haven for coffee purveyors and craft cocktails enthusiast.  It serves a hefty all-day breakfast menu, international comfort food, Lamill coffee, wines, and draft beers. Their rustic interior provides a laid-back atmosphere that’ll make you want to have a glass or two of their Bacon Bloody Mary.

What to Get

 

  • Location: C3, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Average Spend for 2 Pax: 1,400php
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2. Old Swiss Inn (Makati and Paco)

Why Go?

No visit to the Old Swiss Inn is complete without experiencing their tabletop Raclette.  There’s nothing like warm, melted raclette layered over a mound of potatoes, meat or even just by itself on an elegant white plate. Perfect for your next brunch meeting with your girls.

 

What to Get

fat girls day out brunch
Wagyu Skewers Raclette
  • Location: Ground Floor, Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue Corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Average Spend for 2 Pax: 1,800php
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3. Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

Why Go?

Great tasting bread and well thought of menu items. Packed with creative menu options and high-quality offerings. Wildflour is our go-to place should we want to treat ourselves.

What to Get

4. SGD Coffee Bodega

SGD Coffee Bodega more than just a solid ground for a neighborhood coffee hang out place aside from serving coffee they have an advocacy as a social-conscious-driven establishment. They serve 100% Arabica Coffee Beans, single origin, naturally grown, strictly high grown, handpicked, hand sorted, small batch roasted and directly traded. Aside from good coffee, they can also whip out good savory meals perfect for your next brunch shindigs.

What to Get

fat girls day out brunch

 

  • Location: 45 Maalalahanin Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
  • Average Spend for 2 Pax: 6oophp
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5. Martin Place Social (BGC)

Why Go?

A  hard-pressed to find an Australian restaurant tucked inside the premised of Arya Residences. The name is derived from  Martin Place, known as the “civic heart” of Sydney.  Laid back café vibe and the place also has a full bar lounge where you can order your handcrafted cocktails.

 

What to Get

fat girls day out brunch

 

  • Location: The Plaza at Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Average Spend for 2 Pax: 1,200php
  • Website

Brunch Well

The magic that is brunch. Breakfast and lunch foods, assorted together, a mismatched meal that usually involves getting together with friends and you’re free to slip a few alcoholic drinks together with your coffee.

 


Engage with us; experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or fatgirlsdayoutph@gmail.com

Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Fieldtrip, yes?

CHEAP EATS SERIES: Seoulgyupsal (Tomas Morato)

CHEAP EATS SERIES: Seoulgyupsal (Tomas Morato)

For our Cheap Eats Series, we want to share this pretty interesting Korean restaurant called Seoulgyupsal Korean BBQ in Tomas Morato, Quezon City that offers unlimited Korean BBQ that you could grill without time limit for just 399php.