B Hotel QC Turns One

My favorite second home, B Hotel Quezon City, turns one!

And because they treat everyone as family, they’re celebrating their first year of success with an exclusive anniversary sale! Enjoy these great offers from December 3, 2016 to June 30, 2017 (except December 31, 2016):

Php3,624.00 - Overnight Stay (Superior Room) and Buffet Breakfast for Four (4)
Php7,124.00 - 3D/2N (Superior Room) and Buffet Breakfast for Four (4)

Check out my staycation posts here: Hotel | Restaurants 

You’re also entitled to additional perks for every night booked, including 10% discount at the Pastry Corner, Mezzanine Bar, Johnny’s Steak and Grill, and Lobby Cafe, plus 20% discount on signature haircut at Jing Monis and M Barbers Salon, a complimentary anniversary gift, and a chance to win an overnight stay in a Signature Deluxe room at The Bellevue Manila.

As if all their offers aren’t enough, B Hotel Quezon City will also slash off their food prices, such as Php1.00 for brewed coffee when you order an ensaymada or a cake slice, and Php1.00 for a solo pizza when you order a plate of pasta. INSANE!

My folks and I are actually planning to stay here to welcome 2017! Better book a room now!

Happy anniversary, B Hotel Quezon City! ☆

For more information about B Hotel Quezon City, visit their website or call (632) 990-5000.

Giveaway Alert: Bloggers United 12

Ahhhhh, hello, December! My favorite month is finally here! ☆

Let me cite some reasons why I love December. It’s my birthday on the 7th, the second leg for the year of Bloggers United usually happens on the first or second Saturday of the month, Christmas celebrations everywhere, shopping for presents, family gatherings, vacation, and so much more. Nothing beats the joyous vibe of December!

As I’ve mentioned earlier, Bloggers United is drawing near, too! This biannual interactive shopping event is happening on December 10, 2016 at the World Trade Center. I’m so excited to see all my readers and friends there! Raid my closet (literally) once more, as I’m bringing so many clothes, shoes, accessories, and makeup for you guys! Selling those for as low as Php50.00 so please go early because my booth usually goes empty in a few hours. Wild!

Tickets will be sold at the venue for Php80.00 via World Bazaar Festival’s Main Hall entrance. But since you’re too spoiled (like always), I’m giving away 10 FREE passes to this event! Here’s how:

1. Follow me on Instagram (@arnievillanueva_) and Twitter (@arnsvillanueva).
2. Check the BU12 Official Poster, look for me, and take a screenshot! Post it on Twitter, and tag @arnsvillanueva and @bloggers_united.
3. Mention any silly thing that you want to do with me at Bloggers United in your tweet!

I’ll announce the winners on December 8! Tweet away!

Coinciding with this event is our partner, World Bazaar Festival, which will give you more reasons to shop this Christmas. The biggest bazaar in the metro is slated from December 3 to 22 at the World Trade Center. You can shop from more than 1,000 booths in 20 spectacular days at the grandest and longest running charity bazaar for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation.

SEE YOU THERE! For updates, follow Bloggers United and World Bazaar Festival on Facebook. #BU12xWorldBazaarFestival

This event is Co-Presented by OLX.
Major Sponsors: Poler | Flawless

13 Ubay St. Comfort Dining

-Ber months = food festivities! Deo and I figured that out when September kicked in because of the influx of food event invites. I honestly don’t mind, especially that this has been the case since I started blogging. Restaurants are ready to showcase their best dishes to delight us during the holidays. We have more reasons to love the season! :)

Two Saturdays back, I graced the event of 13 Ubay St. in Quezon City. It was my first time there but the family-owned restaurant has been around for a year already. They're known to serve unique comfort food and can accommodate big groups for get togethers.

Fun fact: this was where they taped the famous “KusYNA” of Kathryn Bernardo in Pangako Sa’yo!

Pig out time!

Upon arriving, they served complimentary cocktails - Ginmansi (Php200.00) and 13th Old Fashion (Php200.00). Tastes were quite strong, but probably because we drank in broad daylight (or I’m already slowly becoming like a tita… oops!)

Bacon Pizza (Php250.00)
Thin crust pizza topped with grilled bacon, tomato sauce, cheese and egg

One of my favorites from all that they served during the event! There’s bacon and cheese, so no doubt, I’m coming back for this!

Cheese and Raspberry Salad (Php230.00)
Mixed greens, red onion, cucumber, seasonal fruits, fried cheese balls, raspberry vinaigrette

Salmon and Capers Pasta (Php300.00)
Penne in tomato sauce with homemade smoked salmon and fried capers

If you’re looking for something light but filling, you can try this out!

Twice Cooked Ribs (Php320.00)
Grilled pork ribs glazed with tamarind catsup, served with apple kimchi

I love how these ribs are soft and savory! However, I’m not a fan of kimchi but I heard it complements well with this dish.

Grilled Chicken Harissa (Php390.00)
Half chicken in North African chili pepper paste, served with braised beans. You can choose to go for mild, hot, or extra hot flavor.

When I asked the owners for their favorite 13 Ubay St. dish, they mentioned that they take pride in their Grilled Chicken Harissa. Definitely dragging Deo and my family here to let them try this!

Chicken, Bacon and Cheese (Php270.00)
Chicken breast, melting cheese and bacon in tomato sauce

This reminds me of my Mom’s version of Cordon Bleu. Yum!

Kare-Kare (Php500.00)
Ox tail, tripe, eggplant, string beans, and banana heart in peanut sauce

I always take my Dad’s Kare-Kare as my standard, which for me is heavenly (unbiased opinion, hehe) so I expected a bit more for this. It tasted okay but quite oily, and I was looking for a thicker, nuttier sauce, and a few more lean meat.

Binagoongan (Php320.00)
Fried pork belly, eggplant and tomatoes in bagoong sauce

Thumbs up for this one! I’d love to bite into that crispy liempo + binagoongan again!

I had to leave before they served the desserts because of family duties, so unfortunately, I wasn't able to try out their Ube offerings. Heard their Ube Piaya and Ube Cheesecake plates are TDF! I’ve a couple more excuses to go back to 13 Ubay St., then!

Thank you so much to Angelo, Chef Zaza, and 13 Ubay St! Left with a happy and satisfied tummy!

13 Ubay St. Sta Mesa Heights Quezon City, Philippines
Call 579-6484 for inquiries and reservations

Nadine Lustre and James Reid for Parisian x Milanos

It’s impossible to say no to an event which involves your ultimate favorites, like a team up of Parisian Shoes and Bags, Nadine Lustre, and James Reid (for SM Milanos). Yup, no shame. I’m always going to be a Jadine fan! :p

A few weeks back, I got first dibs to the latest collection of Parisian and Milanos at The Hottest Pair, held at the SMX Convention Center. The place was packed with interactive games (which brought too much 90s feels), some Jadine merchandise, and the lovely new releases of the two brands. Nadine Lustre and James Reid were also present during the event, so keep scrolling to see their photos!

Your fair correspondents: Ana, Paul, me, Deo 

I’ve always loved this brand because of their trendy pieces at affordable prices. They never failed in giving that and more. Here’s a preview of Parisian Shoes and Bags’ Holiday 2016 Collection! To die for!

Urban meets classic! This collection gets a glamorous upgrade to set the mood for the season. Delight your Christmas looks with Parisian’s classic tones and textures - heeled mules and pumps in neutral and vintage hues, subtle metal accessories, ladylike handbags, and trendy slings and backpacks.

Sharing some OOTDs with my picks very soon so stay tuned! :)

More event photos! A bit of 90s throwback because we spotted XOX, pick-up sticks, plus snakes and ladders. What made them exciting is that they’re all human-sized!

Fun corners: commercial spot and legit jenga


My sweet event buddy - Selecta Cornetto!

Finally, runway photos that you’ve been waiting for! Enjoy! ♥

Sam Concepcion was also there to serenade the crowd.

The ultimate chill and artsy guy, James Reid, revealed that his secret to looking hip is no other than Milanos shoes. They’ve got slick boots, sneakers, loafers, and more styles perfect in and out of the holidays.

For the collection of SM Milanos, stay tuned for Deo’s blog post! :)

Nadine’s so beautiful and sexy, she truly embodies the image and attitude of Parisian and the holidays. Queen and always slaying!

Congratulations for the successful fair, Parisian Shoes and Bags and SM Milanos! Thank you for having us!