Locally: Taste Trip Around the Philippines (+Fruit Truck Launch)

Truth be told - one of the reasons why I took up Tourism in college is that I love the Philippines and all things local. Sans the politics and traffic, this country has beautiful destinations, flavors, and culture... one never runs out of experiences to live and love. :)

If you're the type to discover and get reacquainted with our own shores, Locally, a homegrown beverage brand, is here to serve unique, all-Pinoy flavors that you've never had in juices before.

With Locally, you'll get to go on a taste trip around the Philippines with its indigenous flavors: Mangosteen (Mangosteenie Miney Mo), Sineguelas (Save The Best For Sineguelast), Dalandan (You've Dalandan It Again), Tamarind (Tamarind My Bell), Guyabano (Guyabano-body But You), Calamansi (Calamansi'z the Day), Pomelo (Pomelong and Lasting Love), and Buco (Merci Buco).

Quick list of why I love Locally:

• Yummy drinks! Each flavor is created from natural, homegrown fruits sourced from different parts of the country.

Local produce = supporting Filipino farmers and the farming community!

Punny names! :p

• Really, where else can you find a drink that's flavored with Sineguelas?! I LOVE THAT FRUITTT!

Just when you thought that Locally couldn't get any closer, the brand rolled out its very own Locally Fruit Truck at the Bonifacio Global City last November 24. Deo and I went to the launch and had such an amazing time!

Event highlights: exciting Locally concoctions (my favorite's the KALIKASAN mix!), all-Pinoy food, and live OPM music! I love everything local!

R&B singer-songwriter Quest

I finally heard him sing "Walang Hanggan" live and it broke my heart. This song's too beautiful and painful... kahit di naman ako affected dapat! Hahaha!

Singer-guitarist Keiko Necesario was there, too! :)

Watch out for the Locally Fruit Truck's upcoming stops around the metro! They'll be at Manila's top food parks, resto hubs, malls, and transport terminals! For updates, check out their Facebook page. FRUIT FRUIT!

My favorites are Calamansi'z The Day and Save The Best for Sineguelast! How about you? :)

Locally juices are available in all leading supermarkets and convenience stores.

Bottled Juices - Php30.95
Cans - Php24.50
Merci Buco Tetra Pack (330ml) - Php34.45
Merci Buco (1L) - Php91.95

Holiday 2017 Gift Guide: Rémy Martin Gift Boxes

Christmas is the season for parties and reunions! We've had quite a few since December started and we're actually bound for more 'til the year ends! And of course, good times should always be celebrated with good drinks. Whether we're together for the holidays or for life's little glories, there's a Cognac for every celebration! ;)

Rémy Martin Gift Boxes

Rémy Martin VSOP

Rémy Martin VSOP gift box comes with two free Rémy Rock glasses. This fine spirit carries almost three centuries of Rémy Martin cognac-making heritage. Mature, expressive aromas, roundness of summer fruits and vanilla. 

Rémy Martin Club

Rémy Martin Club is exclusively grown in a special, chalky soil that ripens the fruit to perfection for cognac making. This gift box comes with a free 30ml miniature Club bottle, for that quick shot with notes of dried apricots and fragrant jasmine. Mmmm! ❤

Rémy Martin XO

Share the true taste of excellence in the form of Rémy Martin XO - this Fine Champagne Cognac is made from a blend of up to 400 different eaux-de-vie, exclusively produced in the Grand Champagne and Petit Champagne regions in France. The special gift box comes with two free XO Swirl Cognac glasses.

Get the limited edition Rémy Martin holiday gift boxes from SM Supermarkets, Rustan's Supermarkets, Robinson's Supermarkets, Metro Retail Stores, S&R, Landers Superstore, Landmark, and other leading supermarkets nationwide.

Holiday 2017 Gift Guide: McJim for the Gents

If you're having a hard time choosing Christmas gifts for the men in your lives, read through! :)

TIP: This year, forget fancy - think classic, enduring, and timeless.

I've given my dad, uncles, grandpa, and guy friends high quality leather accessories like wallets, belts, and bags. Even back in high school, I'd save up to buy my dad something from McJim. You can never go wrong with this brand!

For the practical ones: Leather Wallets

A McJim leather wallet is made to last for years. Aside from its sleek design, there are slots inside for photos, credit cards, driver's license, and cash.

For the stylish ones: Leather Belts

McJim offers a variety of authentic leather belts that feature unique-looking metal buckles and come in neutral colors - basic modernist black, basic dark brown, and reversible minimalist.

For those on-the-go: Leather Bags

A stylish and functional bag, roomy enough to stash stuff for work, school, and special events is a must-have for any upwardly mobile young man. To help you choose the right bag, McJim offers sturdy leather bags that come in a range of styles, sizes, and functionality - shoulder bags, cross body bags, and gadget bags.

Also, to make gift-buying easier, McJim also offers all-leather belt and wallet gift sets that are wrapped and ready-to-give! :)

McJim products are available in all major department stores and leading online shopping sites. For more information, visit and like their official Facebook Page.