26 December 2017

Quiz Night and Beer Pong at Wingman at The Collective



There's always something new every time Team Aldous celebrates its anniversary. This year, we got to spend it at Wingman at The Collective for a Quiz Night and Beer Pong night. I don't usually get to go out for such activities so it was nice that my first time was with fun people that I usually go to food blog events with.


It was my first time as well to go The Collective and Wingman's branch there really stands out. Wingman is not that spacious but people keep on coming during our visit. The interiors are very manly and the bar is a perfect photo spot. 

21 December 2017

Top 5 Places to Eat in Guam



My dad, who wasn't able to go with us on our Guam trip, gave my sisters and I shopping allowance for the said trip. Since the only plan I had back then was to go to the beach, I offered my shopping money as food allowance for everyone. Thus, we were able to go food tripping during our second and third day. Anyway, here's a list of awesome and accessible food establishments that should be visited in Guam:

1. Jamaican Grill

Chicken and Ribs Family Platter - $52.95

Get Back in Shape with YoYo Postpartum Shapewear



Getting one’s pre-pregnancy figure back is one of the toughest ordeals moms have to face after giving birth, among others. Some may have it easy by losing a few pounds already a few days and weeks after giving birth. However, some just find it hard to get their body back. I sometimes cannot fathom how this is important because giving birth is supposedly a joyous moment. But pregnancy weight gain could unnecessarily and inevitably lead not only to low self esteem and lack of self-confidence, but also to postpartum depression at times.


Losing pregnancy weight is usually achieved through diet and exercise. However, some might not be able to go back to the gym and workout right away, especially those who went through caesarian section birth. Thus, making losing weight seem impossible. It sometimes takes a few weeks before new moms can go through strenuous activities, such as working out. Nevertheless, proper diet and use of belly wrap after pregnancy can still give new moms the results they are aiming for.

If you have not heard of postpartum girdles, this is one product that works wonder. Usually after giving birth, women’s abdomens tend to become loose due to overstretching of the waist during their pregnancy. What it does is it helps shape the waist by supporting postpartum abdomen. The type of post pregnancy girdle one will need depends on whether she gave birth through normal delivery or caesarian section. This product is especially needed for caesarian section births to make sure that healing would be faster.


Looking for the best post pregnancy shapewear is no hard task. One company I know that specializes in postpartum girdles is YoYo Girdle. They have a wide range of products that could cater to the needs of any woman. They have post maternity belly band for those who went through caesarian section birth and regular abdominal binders for those who went through normal delivery. They likewise have corset type of shapewear to get the maximum benefits of wearing shapewears.

The key to making this product work is not to restrict movement by making it tight, but by using it regularly. Just like any other procedure, there are no instant results in using shapewears. Tightening the product too much could lead to more serious problems, whereas regular and proper use could naturally and surely shape the waist effortlessly.


What I love about Yoyo postpartum belt is that they come in different sizes and styles. This product comes in sizes that could accommodate women of all sizes. Postpartum belts at Yoyo Girdle are not only functional, but also stylish. They are made of quality materials to make sure that they will last long. Moreover, they come in nude and black colors to make them seem invisible in one’s outfit.

New moms need not worry about getting their shape back. Postpartum girdles are proven to be effective means to get one’s shape back. Women who went through giving birth will not only get their body back, but also their self confidence and self-esteem. 

XO, Mish


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20 December 2017

Get your Comfort Food Fix at Fat Daddy's Smokehouse




Who can resist a juicy rack of perfectly smoked ribs? Definitely not me! I am not exactly a meat lover, but I always find smoked and grilled meat irresistible. Lucky for me, I was invited to an event at a restaurant in Quezon City that has mastered pork spare ribs and that is Fat Daddy's Smokehouse. 


Fat Daddy's Smokehouse is currently located at Marikina and UP Town Center in Katipunan, QC. My blogger friends and I were able to visit the latter branch. I was quite impressed at how spacious their UP Town Center branch is. Every spot is literally Instagram-able - walls have cartoon-like artwork, light bulbs are creatively dangling from the ceiling, and stools and seats are chic as well. 

16 December 2017

Luxury Places to Stay in Maui



The main aim of having a luxury vacation is to throw caution to the winds and spend as much time as you can devote to just pamper yourself. There is no better place on the planet where you can indulge to every whim and fancy than in the ultimate island destination of Maui, as you relax in your luxury Maui beach house


Whether the spa attracts you,or you just want to pop a bottle of champagne and take in the views of the ocean from your oversized balcony, just go ahead and splurge in your high class lounge hotel in order to feel like a celebrity. With the main aim of the trip being to be comfortable and at ease every minute of your precious holiday, we have earmarked these following luxury spots which will keep you make your travel to Maui an everlasting memory to cherish. 

Ritz Carlton, Kapalua

This Ritz Carlton resort simply oozes with opulence and charm, making every guest feel like something special. In fact, there is hardly any spot in this fine hotel where you are not made to feel like a king, right from the vast and roomy accommodation to the enormous pool and the inviting spa. This resort of Kapalua, boasts of some of the finest infrastructure for partaking in snorkeling or enjoying a round of golf.

Four Seasons Maui, Wailea

The elegant award winning Four Seasons resort is situated in some of the most magical surroundings which are further enhanced with an air of opulence and service beyond the ordinary. Each of the 5,500 square feet cabana rooms have a private pool and radiate an aura of utmost luxury. For the health conscious ones, there is a super deluxe spa on the property. 

The Fairmont, Kea Lani

To really feel like a rockstar during your sojourn at the Fairmont, go for the double storey ocean facing villa, complete with your very own personal outdoor swimming pool. Even otherwise, each room of this splendid property is whitewashed and quite large in size. The decor is a mix of Mediterranean and Hawaiian ambience, which makes the guest feel classy and at ease at the same time. The hotel is also a forerunner towards adopting eco-sustainability standards on the island. 

Residences at Montage Kapalua Bay

This exclusive retreat is ideally perched on the scenic west coast shore of Maui. Each of the residence of this privately owned property faces the Kapalua Bay and is set amidst an oasis of lush green surroundings. The property encompasses a massive area of 24,000 acres with three and four bedroom units with all inbuilt luxuries like, a large private garden, outdoor kitchen with gas grill and seating large enough to host a private party.


Jade Estate, Maui

The Jade Estate is situated on a prime beach facing property in Maui and is perfect for large families and groups.This stunning resort has 11,000 square feet of space covering 8 bedrooms, all offering a gorgeous view of the sparkling ocean and the neighboring islands, set in the backdrop of a spectacular setting. Guests have the privilege of watching humpback whales frolicking in the waters just off the coast. Other luxurious amenities include, high speed Internet, hot tub spa by the beach, gourmet kitchen, deluxe gym, central air conditioning and a billiards room with a wet bar. While the adults can indulge in the heated pool by the ocean the young ones can frolic in their very own children's pool.

Shambhala Estate

This is another classy private property which is at an elevation of 500 feet above the sea level, is specially designed to cater to corporate events and as a retreat for family vacations. To allow for maximum security and utmost privacy, the enclave has been double gated and located in a secluded area with discreet landscape to give a shut off from the outside world feel. This exclusive resort is complete with all the high class amenities which include waterfalls, water slides for kids, three heated swimming pools, elevator, high speed Internet service, poolside cabana with bar, fully equipped gym, billiards table and a meandering river to boost. The 11,000 square feet of living space, under one roof, can easily accommodate up to 12 guests at a time. In addition, thousands of movies and songs can  be enjoyed on the state of the art entertainment system available in the sunken living room.

Travaasa Hana

Modern cottage suites with individual outdoor hot spas are the hallmark of the Travaasa Hana property. This rustic, but essentially upscale enclave, has a stunning infinity pool with open air showers. Located on the less developed east coast of Maui, this is one of the few places where guests can connect in the natural surroundings, as there is no Internet access, no TV or even radios. Nearby attractions include some great hiking spots, beautiful waterfalls and the rugged but scenic Hamoa Beach.

Lumeria

Located on the north shore of Maui, the peaceful and tranquil retreat of Lumeria, is set among some of the lushest greenery on the island. This educational resort offers daily lessons on yoga, meditation, aromatherapy and wellness and healing discourses. The excellent property is just 20 minutes away from the airport and is conveniently nestled between the two charming beach spots of Paia and Makawao on Baldwin avenue. All the 25 rooms have a Hawaiian look about them in order to give the guests a feel of being away from the hustle and bustle of the city centers. 

XO, Mish


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13 December 2017

Eat Clean and Healthy at Salad Bowl PH



I've been sick during the past few days and such have made me consider going back to being a vegetarian. While I haven't made a decision yet, there was one blog event that made me totally consider going on a green diet and that is my recent visit at Salad Bowl. My blogger friends and I went all the way to Molito in Alabang to try out their healthy choices.


Salad Bowl opened its doors to the public last year and it has been frequented by many ever since, including celebrities, among others. At first, I was quite intimidated by the idea of going to an organic salad restaurant as I don't find comfort in legit healthy eating. Also, it's not a place I would normally visit. But all my doubts were definitely gone as soon as we were able to try out the first dish that was served to us.

10 December 2017

Authentic Japanese Dining in Tagaytay at Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro



I am finally free and back to blogging! But please allow me to tell more about the past few months in another blog post. :) Anyway, here's a long overdue post of a Japanese restaurant that I truly enjoyed. We all know that authentic Japanese restaurants are not so hard to find in Manila anymore. They are literally everywhere here. But in Tagaytay, there is one that truly stands out.

Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro

Aozora Japanese Cafe and Bistro is located at the beautiful and elegant Domicillo Hotel. Here you can have a scenic view of the Taal Lake, which is fitting because Aozora literally means, Blue Sky, in Japanese. But reasons to visit Aozora does not end there. Their authentic Japanese offerings make them an ultimate dining destination in Tagaytay. 

Only the freshest ingredients are served at Aozora