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Anahaw Restaurant is the in-house restaurant of Nayomi Sanctuary Resort.

Anahaw Restaurant is located in a quiet section of Nayomi Sanctuary Resort. It's called "Anahaw Restaurant" because it's built out of Anahaw leaves. You will be able to enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner in this wonderful restaurant engulf with trees and fresh air around you. I love the idea that you can enjoy nature at its finest while indulging amazing food. The lush green scenery around us makes me commend the staff because you know how very well they're taking care of the plants and trees around, they are very well maintained. 

I love the set up inside as well. Very native plus the white curtains adds up to the appeal of a Filipino native ambiance around us. It has a more relaxing effect while dining at 
Anahaw Restaurant. 

Since we stayed overnight at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, we stayed at their famous Glamping site which also includes breakfast. For breakfast, guests can choose Filipino, American or Omelettes. We chose Filipino. 

 You can choose hot chocolate, coffee or Tea
 Beef Tapa
 Daing na Bangus
Corned Beef

Come dinner, this is what it looks like. I love the dreamy effect though. The staff were very attentive of what we needs, they constantly refill our water and would ask if we need anything else or added order.

 Mango Shake
Buko Shake

Batangas' best Bulalo

Fiesta Bilao 1

Since we're a group of 3, we chose Fiesta Bilao 1. It was indicated in the menu that it was good for 2 persons only but when it was served, I think it was good for 4 persons! You can save more with this and as for me, whenever we go out of town, I always love to eat "inihaw". Batangas visit will never be complete without eating Bulala and Anahaw Restaurant offers the best Bulala as well. Extra rice please!

We truly enjoyed our food at Anahaw Restaurant. From Breakfast to Dinner it was indeed a feast. Kudos to their chef who  cooks superb meals for everyone who dines it. The presentation of the food is really nice especially the shake! 

Check out their menu below:


If you'll be staying at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, enjoy and dine at Anahaw Restaurant!

Check out my Glamping experience at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort!

HOW TO GO TO NAYOMI SANCTUARY RESORT:
Via Public Transportation from Metro Manila, ride a bus 
going to Lipa City, Batangas. 

You can choose from Jam Liner, JAC Liner, ALPS and DLTB Co. (From Kamuning its costs Php 132.00) It will take 2-3 hours to get the Balete, Batangas. Ask the conductor to drop you off at Shakey's/Starbucks Lipa then from there ride a tricycle going to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, it will cost you (Php 250.00). It will take about 20 minutes to get there.

Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
JM Katigbak Street Barangay Alangilan 
Balete Batangas, Philippines 
Contact Numbers: 645- 3092/ 986-5487 / 470-2708 / 0935-2622151
Email: nayomiresort@gmail.com

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Instagram: @nayomiresort
Almost everyone that I know are excited to the worldwide premiere of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza better known as "ALDUB" for their first ever standalone teleserye entitled "Destined to be Yours" via GMA Network's Primetime slot.

Thankfully, I was one of the lucky ones together with the Bloggers and Kapuso Brigade to watch the first episode of Destined to be Yours. Just like in the past, I praise GMA Network's social media team for coming up with this viewing party because at that moment I can feel the "kilig-overload" of everyone while they're watching plus the set up was really nice, we even have unli-ice cream care of Magnolia ice cream! There were also fun games for everyone during the gap.

Denise Barbacena was also present during the viewing party. She was the one who sung the official theme song of Destined to be Yours entitled "Tadhana".


ALDUB truly made waves when they became a hit via Juan for All, All for Juan Kalyeserye. Not everyone were prepared for that kilig factor this new love team eventually created, soon after, the rest was history. After movies, endorsements, shows, it's finally time to give the fans what they've been waiting for. A Teleserye just for their beloved ALDUB.

For Alden Richards who have been doing teleserye for quite sometime can easily project himself in front of the camera as for Maine who will be playing her very first teleserye managed to naturally act and blend well with the other veteran actors. Maine's character as Sinag is a bit like her in real life - spontaneous, you can see how much she loves her family and why she is holding back when it comes to LOVE because she experienced something not worth experiencing LOVE again. I'm sure there will be some who can relate to Sinag, to the point of being bitter when it comes to love because she just wants to guard her feelings. Maine can easily fit in in this series because ALDUB is fit for a ROM-COM kind of projects. Light, funny with sweet scenes and a bit of drama scenes. 

The story might be typical for some but most of the love teams in the country have gone through this type of story as well the only difference is that, Maine will surely make it more worth watching because of how she will attack her role, among all the love teams in the industry, she is the only who's not afraid to make fun of herself and still look cute in all aspects making her more adorable to all her fans and soon to be fans of ALDUB.  The enselble of cast will hone both Alden and Maine to their fullest, bringing more color to the teleserye, just like Juancho Trivino's role. It will be a nice love triangle since Juancho is a good actor as well. 

The location was good, they chose Quezon and showcased the artistic side of Sinag's family. 
As days go by I'm sure the story together with the artistic shots will be more showcased plus the fact that you can now look forward to seeing ALDUB 5 nights a week is a plus. 

Don't miss the worldwide premiere of DESTINED TO BE YOURS on February 27 after Encantadia!

Check out the trailer of Destined to be Yours:


Check out the Grand Presscon of Destined to be Yours here:

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This 2017, Interior Zone will be SM City North EDSA's Home of Design and Arts! Supported by the country's premier design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME, Interior Zone will take you on a design journey featuring design pieces by the country's future designers.

Home is where the ART is launch happened last February 24 at Interior Zone, SM City North Edsa. This is in partnership with Manila Fame which is considered as the country's premier design and lifestyle event. Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship in Philippine products. 

The event kick off with three talented designers who were part of RED BOX Design Program. Red Box, a designer development program initiated by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM). It aims to harness talents and nurture them to become the next generation of Philippine designers. From its first cycle, four young designers were awarded as grand winners, and represented the Philippines in select trade shows in London, Milan, and New York City.

The three speakers shared to some of the college students from Mapua and others present at the event how Red Box Design inspired and honed their ideas and craftsmanship.

 Viktoria Laguyo
Viktoria Laguyo, a graduate of University of Sto. Tomas focuses on Furniture design and most of her works were inspired by a "Ballerina theme" because she was fascinated with them plus the fact that she used to be a ballerina in the past as well. 
 MICKI OLAGUER
Micki Olaguer’s appreciation of architecture and artworks of different cultures ignites her passion in creating bold yet whimsical jewelry pieces. After the competition, Olaguer represented the Philippines during London Fashion Week’s International Fashion Showcase (IFS) at the Somerset House, London, United Kingdom in February 2016. She also won at the 2016 LOOK of Style Awards (LOSA) for her graphic jewelry using the mother-of-pearl jewelry.

JIM TORRES
Jim Torres is an industrial designer based in Pampanga. His passion and enthusiasm in furniture design has led him to an apprenticeship with Industria Edition where he was able to express his design sensibilities. After the competition, Torres participated in the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City in May 2016, and was featured in the Interior Design Magazine as part of the Emerging Designers in ICFF.

Check out their Furniture Designs below:

Check out the works of the Junior Interior Designs Students:
Transformers by Romeo Domingo & Ma. Patricia De Vera

Pina Chair by Kim Acosta, Anne Gaw & Kayla Bunyi

Side Table and Glove Cabinet by Aj Alonzo, Kisha Flores, Michalle Hilahan, Jassie Medenceles, Bij Osias and Yang Tan.

Calla Chair by Janina Cua 

Yin & Yang by Abigail Tumala

Don't miss this celebration of design and arts!

The Young Designers Exhibit will be open till March 24th only at SM City North EDSA's Home for Design and Arts, Interior Zone!
#HomeIsWhereTheArtIs

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