The Casa Santa Experience

Senin, 28 Desember 2015

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas..."

Can't get enough of Christmas? Then Casa Santa is for you! ^_^

Casa Santa, is a museum that exhibits Christmas and Santa themed items. Located inside Jardin de Miramar which is a three-hectare garden complex with several venues in different themes in Antipolo. It boast of more than 3,700 Christmas and Santa items collected from around the world. 

Tickets are at Php 180.00, its better to call or check their FB page for their schedule. The person handling their FB account is really nice and answers all inquiry fast. One Tip though, come in early so that the place wont be crowded when you take pictures ^_^

Oh the joy this place gave me was too awesome for words. Check out the pictures of my Casa Santa trip.

Jardine De Marimar Entrance

Gahhhh this dining is too cute! ^_^
Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Oh .. a fireplace.. and a selfie ^_^v

The ceiling has a Santa theme design too!

A collections of Christmas Globes. Cant help but sing "shake it up shake up the happiness.."
Aha! Christmas themed bathroom!

Err hi Santa what's up? ^_<

This kiddie room was little to much for me though.. there we just too many stuff in here.
But I like this red room of Teddy bears! ^_^
Soooooo fluffeeeeeeeehhhh!!!
Kid's Room full of stuffed toys, mostly teddy bears <3
The Force is strong on this graffiti wall in the Kiddie room ^_^
Precious Moments <3

A room dedicate for the Christmas Village
Lovely Chess Pieces ^_^

Errr.. World Peace and Good Tidings to all. Yeah!
Jardin De Marimar

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This blog post is part of my Oh My Gee Its Me Goes to Antipolo article. Check it out by clicking on the title link.
Thanks so much! ^_^


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Jardin De Marimar - Casa Santa
276 San Jose Ext., San Isidro Antipolo City

Oh My Gee Its Me Goes To Antipolo

Minggu, 27 Desember 2015

Went to Antipolo for a quick getaway and I found out there's a lot of things you can do there. Check out my 2 day  and 1 night trip to Antipolo :)

Antipolo is a city in the in the province of Rizal, Philippines located about 25 kilometres east of Manila. Its higher elevation than that of Metro Manila affords it a scenic view of the metropolis, especially at night.

Click on the links for the links for the details of the trip :)

Day 1
1. Luljetta Hanging Gardens
2. Loreland Farm Resort

Day 2
3. Jardin De Miramar: Casa Santa
4. Eggs for Breakfast

I would update this list, hopefully soon ^_^

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The Parmigiano Italian Kitchen Experience

Rabu, 09 Desember 2015
So happy to have chanced upon this little Italian restaurant in Newport Mall, the Parmigiano Italian Kitchen.From the bread basket to the last item that we ordered, they were all exceptionally good. 

A must try would be the Porchetta which is a classic Italian pork roast roulade served with mashed potato and a little side salad. Oh and don't forget to ask for extra gravy its so yummy with the mashed potato. If that's not enough to satisfy your Pinoy tummy go for that extra rice too! :)

Bread Basket
with Salsa and Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar
The bread basket accompanied by salsa and olive oil with balsamic vinegar was served while we waited for the appetizer, I loved how the salsa complemented the warm toasted bread.

Fresh mozzarella slices, basil leaves and tomato slices drizzled with olive oil 
I loved how this simple salad could bring so much joy in my palate. I loved how they used fresh ingredients for this starter.It has been said that Caprese was made to resemble the colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green. 
Wagyu Carpaccio
Extra thin sliced Wagyu beef drizzled with balsamic reduction
served with arugula and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

I've always had this iffy feeling about eating raw beef, I am fine with raw fresh fish but beef? But that was until I had my first taste, It wasn't that bad, in fact i liked it. Carpaccio is an Italian appetizer which is considered as a rare treat. ^_^
Classic Italian pork roast roulade served with mashed potato.

"Order, You Must." That's me channeling my inner Yoda ^_^.

A classic favorite of al dente pasta with crisp pancetta, egg, cheese, and cream mixture

Pizza with egg! A unique mix of ingredients with tomatoes, mozzarella, and prosciutto

With friends after our year end party at Parmigiano Italian Kitchen ^_^

Really good food, good ambiance, and good service and a couple of good friends, It was a lovely dinner indeed.

Parmigiano Italian Kitchen
2/F Resorts World Manila, Newport Mall
Newport Blvd Domestic Airport, Pasay

Oh My Gee Its Me goes to Inquirer Lifestyle’s Best Desserts 2 book launch.

Senin, 02 November 2015

Last October 26, 2015, I was lucky to be invited by Inquirer Lifestyle for their Best Desserts 2 Book by Vangie Baga-Reyes launch and to sample the desserts from over 70 out of the 90 desserts listed in the book. Yes, over 70 of the top pastry chef and bakers with their mouthwatering creation in front of me..oh my Gee! Wow I am in dessert heaven.

The book launch was held at SMX Convention Center at SM Aura and the event was hosted by the very quirky Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes and welcoming remarks by her sister - Inquirer president and chief executive officer Sandy Prieto-Romualdez.  Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes had a very kawaii cake headgear too bad I was not able to get a nice photo of it.

Check out the snap shots from the event, and may I suggest you get a tissue or a hanky as this will cause you to drool... a lot ^_^ don't tell me I didn't warn you.

Oh My Gee It's Me goes to Inquirer Lifestyle’s Best Desserts 2 book launch

Smore's galore by Wicked by Cravings
Handcrafted chocolates by Sofitel Manila

Cake spread by Le Delice

Delectable cakes by Cakes by Miriam

Bizu's Macaron Tower and Romance cake

Clockwise: Machego Curado Cheesecake, Butterball Cake, Prune Cake and Strawberry shortcake

Clockwise: Choco Bucket, Chocolate Raspberry Cake, Brazo de Fernando and Toffee Sansrival

Tempting desserts by Pepita's Kitchen

Exquisite Cakes by The Sweet Life of Ange

The dainty Ombre Cake are just soooo lovely to look at and taste soo good too!

Bald Bakers's Assorted Cookies
My favorite would be the Salted Caramel and Compost Cookies ^_^

Scout's Honor Cookies: Matcha Sesame Cookies

Scout's Honor Cookies: Foie Gras Luxe Cookies

Belgian Chocolate Lace Cookies by the Delightful Miss Joyce

By Chef Josef Teuschier of Waterside Resto Bar

Citrus Melange Tropical Meringue Pie
Another one of my favorites, the combination of sweet and citrus tangy taste is just awesome.

Cakes by Miriam

Cakes by Miriam

Tres Leches by Cakes by Miriam
Superb! <3

Cherry Walnut Torte by Ginny Gonzalez

The Impossible Cake
Another one of my favorites <3 rich leche flan on top of a moist chocolate cake.

Panna Cotta with Strawberries
Bleu Cheese and Honey on a cake?!?!?
Bleu Cheese with Honey Cake
who would've thought that you could incorporate Bleu cheese in a cake, I am so glad I stumble upon this beautiful piece of creation. I am craving for some more

Custard Buns
Simple as it may look like but this heavenly bun will surely make you forget your name. This is a MUST TRY.

Christmas season is already here and this book may come in handy if you want to bring something new to your Christmas or New Year's dinner spread, Potluck or a gift perhaps. The books is readily available at National Book Store and Power Books branches.

P.S. Dawin's song Dessert kept playing in my head while at the event, "Watchugonna, watchugonna, watchugonna with all that dessert?" Eaaaat it!!!  ^_^