New Stores and Restaurants Alert: What’s New at Ortigas Malls

Are you on the lookout for something new? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that Ortigas Malls has just welcomed new tenants, each with exciting offerings that would definitely make your mall visits a lot more enjoyable.

The new entrants widen Ortigas Malls’ ever-growing selection of dining and shopping options, providing visitors with just about everything to match their every need and desire. Just look at what each of the malls has to offer:

Greenhills, the Philippines’ undisputed shopping destination with its endless offerings of gadgets, fashion finds, accessories, artisanal finds, and huge food selection, continues to widen its selection with the addition of four new dining outlets. Sure to send carnivores to a tizzy are  the newest Greenhills destinations: Vagabonds Artisanal, home of the signature 1,000 Gram Steak and Bleu Cheese Mac and Cheese, which has just opened its doors at O Square; Meat Depot, a wholesale and retail outlet that lets you select a prime cut of your choice, to be prepared to your liking by their seasoned chefs; Botejyu, an authentic traditional Japanese restaurant serving their famous Okosoba and bestselling Takoyaki; and Wing Zone, a US-based wings place that offers flavors you never knew existed.

Milk tea lovers will also rejoice as Greenhills recently welcomed Macao Imperial Tea, one of the newest global tea brands that is known for their Cream Cheese and Chestnut Cream Milk Tea; and Cha Tuk Chak, a Thai tea and dessert cafe that serves you signature drinks, food and desserts that are famous in Thailand. Titto’s Latin BBQ and Brew opened its doors to let you experience their fusion dishes such as the Kare Kare Burrito and their flavorful Gambas.

Cha Tuk Chak at Greenhills

Cha Tuk Chak at Greenhills

Soon to open restaurants are Ramen Nagi that satisfies your ramen cravings this rainy season; Dean and Deluca, the world’s leading purveyor of fine food and epicturean products; and Liloan’s Pride Liempo for juicy, mouthwatering pork belly. Pet Express will soon open to cater a huge selection of products for your pets.

It’s no less exciting at Tiendesitas, which has just welcomed the largest and most attractive K-Pub BBQ outlet to accommodate large groups out to enjoy Korean meat-all-you-can selections; and Oppa! Chicken that offers flavorful Korean chicken at its best. Cebu’s famous Rico’s Lechon is now open to delight you with its dizzying array of Filipino food choices that will no doubt add sizzle to the Tiendesitas food scene.  Even its retail scene is growing to meet the ever-expanding needs of shoppers. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts could head over to Decathlon, which offers a wide assortment of sportswear and accessories for various sports activities.

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Rico’s Lechon

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Decathlon at Tiendesitas

Further reasons to visit Tiendesitas for a wider selection of dining outlets. Wingz Unlmtd will soon open its doors to offer unlimited chicken wings, fries, and milk tea. For those who are into sweet and tangy flavors of smoked ribs, Racks will open at Tiendesitas to fulfill your appetite. For pizza and mojos lovers, Shakey’s will thrill you as they open their new branch. Also coming soon is Macao Imperial to get your favorite milk tea fix and Zullo Coffee Roasters for coffee fix.

Not to be outdone is Industria, with its promise of an active lifestyle for the urban dweller. Samgyupsalamat is now ready to accommodate huge appetites of hungry diners. For those who want to relax, Liam’s & Louis Gourmet Café and Celeste Café and Cycles offer a great selection of coffee, savory treats, and desserts. For milk tea addicts, Bon Appetea has exciting flavors to cool you down, and even has its own milk tea tower.

More restaurant options will be joining Industria’s booming dining scene: Giligan’s for an ultimate entertainment and booze experience; Yang Chow Dimsum & Teahouse for delectable dumplings; and Potato Corner for best flavored French fries.

Industria now includes fresh and active lifestyle concepts covering not just dining but also shopping, health and wellness, and office services. If you are a bike, furniture, and coffee enthusiast, head over to Industry Standard, a hybrid store that features the three combined concepts. You can also check out Ibarra’s Barbershop, the new grooming hub for men at Industria. Both are slated to open within the next few months.

For the ultimate in retail convenience, Estancia Expansion will soon be welcoming the SM Store, a one-stop shopping destination that complements Estancia’s dynamic retail mix in November this year. Also opening its doors in the same month are the Ortigas Cinemas, bringing great entertainment through the blockbusters and a high-tech cinematic experience to mall patrons.

Estancia gives excitement to everyone as it welcomes more shops and cafes. Canada’s favorite coffee Tim Hortons is now brewing in the north wing of the mall while Black Scoop also recently opened, serving its famous milk tea ice cream.

Tim Hortons Estancia

Tim Hortons at Estancia

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Black Scoop at Estancia

For those who are into high-intensity and low-impact exercise, the new fitness studio Ultra Lagree offers a 45-minute workout to help you improve endurance and flexibility. Pamper yourself with high quality Korean beauty products at The Face Shop, which is now open in the north wing of Estancia.

Indeed, you’ll never run out of things to do and new experiences to enjoy with family and friends at the Ortigas Malls, where shopping and dining options are unparalleled in excitement and fun. For more information, please visit www.ortigasmalls.com or check out each of these Ortigas Mall’s social media page:

Greenhills:  www.facebook.com/GreenhillsOfficial | www.instagram.com/greenhillsph

Tiendesitas:  www.facebook.com/Tiendesitas | www.instagram.com/tiendesitasph

Estancia:  www.facebook.com/EstanciaPH | www.instagram.com/estanciaph

Industria: https://www.facebook.com/IndustriaAtCirculoVerde/ | www.instagram.com/industriaph/

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Marriott Hotel Manila Welcomes New Executives

From back-to-back expansion projects, Marriott Hotel Manila starts off 2018 giving a preview to another exciting year to look forward as two high-caliber professionals join its executive roster – Marian Villar-Barnes as Cluster Director of Human Resources and Erwin King-eo as Loss Prevention Manager. With an integrated hotel complex, they are both expected to keep the hotel on top of its game and prepare for more developments in the future.

Marian is a well-known HR professional with a long credible experience in the industry. She is an active member and held the Vice-president position in the Association of HR Managers in the Hospitality Industry (AHRM). Before joining Marriott, she was the Area Manager of Talent and Culture of Sofitel Manila and concurrently provided support for the pre-opening and post-opening requirements of the Accor Group in the country – significantly the recently acquired Raffles and Fairmont hotels. Her competitive career record can be traced back to her being a sports enthusiast, specifically a volleyball varsity player from grade school all the way to college.

Marriott Hotel Manila Welcomes New Executives

Then, she has been keen in pursuing the hospitality industry right off college starting at Westin Philippine Plaza, where she worked her way up from HR Assistant to HR Manager over a 5-year period, and later became the Director for Human Resources in Oakwood Premier for several years. Her multi-property experiences, including the Cluster Director for HR and Training of the Ascott Philippines Group wherein she handled 5 properties in the Philippines, makes her recommendable for the exciting growth of Marriott in the country. Now she plays a significant role to be the HR Leader for Marriott Hotel Manila and soon-to-open properties Courtyard Iloilo and Sheraton Manila.

Meanwhile, Erwin is a Philippine Military Academy graduate with more than 20 years of experience in security operations. He was assigned in different units of the Philippine Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines wherein he retired with a Commander rank in the Navy. He played key roles implementing nationwide security programs serving as Military Aide-de-Camp to then former Senate President Manny Villar, Intelligence Officer in AFP and Presidential Security Group, and Chief Officer in the International Affairs of Philippine Navy Headquarters.

His most recent job was an Executive Officer in the Office for Defense Reform in the Department of National Defense. Even in his personal time, Erwin enjoys sports a lot and reading or watching combat documentaries. Since Marriott Manila is now a top destination for both local and international events, hosting high-profile events like ASEAN recently, Erwin’s expertise is definitely a valuable addition to the team.

As we continue to raise the bar of Philippine tourism higher, we also commit to acquiring brilliant talents to deliver nothing but the world-class service,

says Bruce Winton, Cluster General Manager for Marriott Manila and Courtyard Iloilo. GM Winton also guarantees more exciting movements and news to expect from the hotel especially on career opportunities.

To know more about Marriott Hotel Manila, visit www.manilamarriott.com, or follow facebook.com/manilamarriott, and @manilamarriott on Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

Jeunesse AnionSanitary Pad Bares New Variant

Jeunesse AnionSanitary Pad Bares New Variant

The country’s first anion sanitary napkin and liner in the retail market, Jeunesse Anion is introducing the all-new singles pad as its newest variant. Affordably priced at P8.50 per pad and comes in 24 pieces per box, it’s sleek and slim package is the ideal variant for light to medium flow.Designed to perfectly fit in the clutch, pouch, tote, and travel bags, the packaging is chic and lightweight so it’s convenient to slip anytime, anywhere!

Jeunesse AnionSanitary Pad Bares New Variant

Soft, cushy, and thin, Jeunesse Anion Pad holds the top spot for its highly-absorbent quality. Made of virgin and sterilized pulp cotton material to ensure its pristine-clean and bacteria-free property, it also boasts tried and tested featuresfor maximum comfort during the red days: top cover made of special non-woven material for maximum comfort and softness, super-absorbent polymer for superior liquid protection, a specially-designed back adhesive to keep the pad securely in place, a side-leak guard that helps prevent strike-through leaks, breathable bottom layer to allow free flow of air, plus the health-enhancing anion strip that helps to reduce odor and  bacteria build up.

For the active woman who’s always on-the-go, a reliable pad that keeps them from leaks and irritations are a must. That’s why for the Jeunesse Anion pads millennial brand ambassador and tennis player Christine Patrimonio, nothing will stop her from achieving their goals whether at play or work during that time of the month.

Choosing the right pad for my daily activities is important in winning the daily grind of life. I love how it helps me feel fresh, worry-free and its five variants are everything I need throughout the whole phase of my period!

shares Christine.”

Available at Watsons, Mercury Drug Stores, and other leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide, Jeunesse Anion also offers ultra day non-wing, ultra day pad, ultra night pad, all-night pad, and panty liner to help every woman to go through their period with ease and convenience.  For hassle-free shopping with the convenience of free delivery straight to your doorstep, visit www.lazada.com.ph.

For more health tips, visit www.jeunesseanion.com and follow Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: Jeunesse Anion.

 

 

A Long list of Ideas to Celebrate Christmas at Marriott Manila

The festive season at Marriott Manila this year is nothing like you have ever seen or tasted before. Expect bizarre indulgences to be out of the ordinary. ‘Tis the time to tickle your imaginations and appetites as Marriott takes the Yuletide cheers to a world of fantasy.

Let it Snow Sweets & Treats

Are you dreaming of a chocolatey, sweet and nutty Christmas? Marriott Café Bakery glistens with a bunch of decadent chocolates, cakes and more. Much loved holiday goodies get a retro-futuristic twist, inspired by the steampunk culture, that are available starting November 6.

 

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Freshly baked pastries come in an assortment to go with the cold BER months: Marriott’s signature Banana Loaf with walnuts (Php200), Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Php200), and traditional Fruit Cake infused with Harvey Bristol Cream Sherry wine (Php550). Travel through taste with delicacies from other countries such as the Scottish Dundee Fruit Cake (Php300), the German Stollen Bread (Php500), and French Madeleines (Php 300/6 pcs). Every sweet tooth will be in for a treat over the luscious bundles of Macarons (Php1,200/24pcs, Php700/12 pcs, Php370/6pcs) and Chocolate-coated Marshmallows in vanilla, strawberry and pistachio flavors (Php 350/6pcs). Gingerbreads get funkier with red velvet flavoring; enjoy either a stylish 60-gram Gingerbread man (Php65) or 715-gram Gingerbread Chalet (Php 780).

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Best news of the season is how Marriott makes chocolates for everyone. From Vegan Bars (Php350) to healthy bars like Coconut and Mango Bars (Php 320) and nut-load Mendiants (Php 350/6pcs), there’s definitely an excuse to devour chocolates. Using the finest Swiss chocolates, these holiday characters are hard to resist: Santa on Sleigh (Php350), Big Belly Santa (Php330) and Snowman (Php430).

 

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Adding more sparkle to their collection are their round and log cakes with unique flavors. Included in their decadent list are Earl Grey Charlotte (Php 1,200), a cake made for royalty with earl grey tea and orange twist; Red Orange Hazelnut (Php 1,200), inspired by Santa Claus bursting with orange hazelnut and salted caramel; Quella Chocolate Mousse (Php 800), a layer of hazelnut meringue covered with luscious chocolate; and Mango Passion Vanilla Roll (Php 800), is white Christmas dream made of vanilla inside and out.

 

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Be Your Own Santa

Marriott Manila makes gift-giving this season easier and fancier. Prepare that nice list, and think twice, because these Marriott hampers are creatively designed to covet this season. It comes in two sizes. Premium Hamper for Php 3,988 is overflowing with spiced walnuts, mango chocolate bars, chocolate santa, gingerbread man, banana load walnuts, assorted cookies, parmesan cheese, Dilmah tea bags, signature spice from Cru Steakhouse, and a bottle of Canyon Road red wine.

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Deluxe Hamper for Php 2,500 is packed with cookies, red velvet gingerbread man, chocolate santa, madeleines, cinnamon raisin bread, coconut chocolate bar, pickled lady chili finger dip, and Dilmah tea box.

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Feast to Impress

It’s the season of endless festivities and parties, at home and at work. Skip the preparation hassle and bring magic easily to your tables with gourmet foods to-go that are complete with appetizers and desserts. All you have to do is pick from either Smoked Bone-in Ham or Whole Roasted Turkey.

The 7-kg Smoked Bone-in Ham worth Php 5,500 comes with a kilo of thyme roasted baby potatoes, medley of organic vegetables (young corn, green beans, carrots and cauliflower), baked potato provencal, duo of creamy potato salad, and sauce options of mushroom gravy or pineapple. Plus, two delectable apple and pumpkin pies.

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Meanwhile, the 6-kg Whole Roasted Turkey for Php 6,500 includes a kilo of buttery whipped potatoes, medley of organic vegetables, Brussel sprouts with bacon, wild mushroom and pine nut rice pilaf, duo of penne and sundried tomato salad.  It comes with pecan and pumpkin pies, and cranberry and mushroom gravy sauces. This is how you host a stylish feast the Marriott way.

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On Christmas Day

Holidays are meant to be spent with loved ones.  The merriment begins with a sumptuous dinner buffet on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, for Php 2,950. Indulge on a hearty brunch on all Sundays of December for Php 2,600 (11:30am to 3pm). Wake up to a worry-free Christmas Day by bringing your celebrations at Marriott Manila as well. Have an exceptional Christmas Eve dinner buffet for Php 2,950 (6pm to 10:30pm) and Noche Buena Buffet for Php 1,650 (11:30pm to 1:00am).

Your Home for the Holidays

Embrace the spirit of Christmas by spending priceless time with family and friends while basking on Marriott’s 5-star facilities. Starting December 9 to 30, you may already avail of their Holiday Room Package for Php 12,888++ inclusive of overnight accommodation in a deluxe room, breakfast buffet for 2 persons and Php 3,000 dining credits that can be used in any of their outlet or purchase goodies from their Christmas Train. Upgrade your room to their new Premium Room at the West Wing for only Php 1,000 or Premium with balcony for Php 2,000.

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For more information on Marriott’s Christmas offers please call 988 9999 or visit www.manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

Old Orchard Cranberry’s Tips on How to Take Care of your Kidneys

Kidneys are two bean-shaped multifunctional powerhouse organs of the urinary system. They expel waste from the body, balance body fluids, release hormones that regulate blood pressure, and control the production of red blood cells.

With all those jobs to be done, our kidneys deserve attention and care. The National Kidney and Transplant Institute has reported that Kidney Failure is the 7th leading cause of death among Filipinos and close to an estimate of 30,000-40,000 patients yearly undergo dialysis. Kidney disease often cannot be cured, but fortunately, it can be prevented early by taking care of our urinary tract. With the aid of Old Orchard’s resident US nutritionist, Amy Bragagnini, MS, RD, CSO, here are some tips that can help you prevent urinary tract and kidney infections.

 

  1. Eating Healthy and Exercising Regularly.

                Diabetes and high blood pressure cause most of the kidney problems. When blood pressure is high, blood vessels stretch to allow blood to flow more easily. The stretching eventually injures and weakens the blood vessels, impairing their ability to clean blood properly, including those in the kidneys. That’s why it is always best to follow healthy eating habits such as limiting intake of sodium (2,500 mg) and sugar, and controlling weight and blood pressure through exercise. Watchful eaters should also consider the addition of calcium-filled food (milk, yogurt, calcium fortified cereals, etc.) to their diet. However, Bragagnini notes that one must not mistake calcium supplements as an alternative to the natural food sources, as it could result to kidney stone formation when taken in excess.

 

  1. Giving up on Smoking.

If you’re smoking, you should quit now as smoking slows the flow of blood to the kidneys. This results to an impairment to function properly which increases risks of kidney cancer by 50%.

 

  1. Following Directions for Over-the-Counter Medications.

                Your kidneys can only take so much. Overdoing your medications create high toxins level in the body, posing great burden on the kidneys. So as much as possible, limit yourself from too much chemical exposure. If you really need medications, consult with your physician and follow the instructions well.

 

  1. Having them Screened Regularly.

                If diabetes or high blood pressure is in the genes, it is always ideal for you to have your kidneys tested regularly as part of your routine check-up. A creatinine level higher than 1.2 for women and 1.4 for men is a sure sign of a kidney problem.

 

  1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

“Fluid intake is another important step to help lower risk of kidney stone formation and urinary tract infection”, stresses Bragagini. Healthy individuals who aren’t suffering present kidney diseases should consume enough water and other fluids of at least 2 liters of fluid per day. Consuming enough fluid helps dilute the urine and helps flush toxins. Bragagini prescribes that pairing a meal with Cranberry juice in moderation is a great way to reduce instances  of irritation in the urinary tract. In fact, Cranberries are power packed fruits that are rich in Vitamin C and a source of Flavonoid and Phytonutrient contents called Hippuric Acid and Proanthocyanidin. These power duo components prevent UTI-causing bacteria from sticking into the wall of the bladder and urinary tract preventing further damage to the kidneys.

Bragagini closes by saying that the most important thing you can do to keep your kidneys safe is to take care of your overall body to reduce your chances of developing diseases that put a strain on your kidneys. Coupled by prevention, it is also aided by continuously doing consultation with your physician or dietitian.

Old Orchard can be enjoyed in three flavors: Cranberry, Apple Cranberry, and Cranberry Raspberry. There are also diabetic-friendly variants that contain 75 percent less sugar and only has 20 calories: Healthy Balance Cranberry and Healthy Balance Apple Cranberry. From health tips to fruity recipes, you can also learn more at oldorchard.com