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New Year In The Park | Le Village Lifestyle Park

Holiday season is one of the best excuses for families can dine out and enjoy some quality time and good food. For some, tradition comes with eating out may it be Noche Buena or Media Noche and for some it can be a new experience rather than just eating at home. I, for one can vouch that every year more families enjoy eating out during Christmas time and/or New Year. Malls are fully packed with parents, kids, titos, titas, lolos and lolas looking for a restaurant that can accommodate them or somewhere where they can enjoy good food and some music.

To offer Filipinos a new way to celebrate the New Year festivities, Fruitas Holdings have arranged activities in Le Village Lifestyle Park.

Last Januray 1 2018, Le Village held an event called "New Year in the Park" where families can enjoy eating together while being entertained with human statues and a live band. If you're curious where to find this sosyal place it's along E.Rodriguez cor. Cordillera and it's not that hard to find! You'll immediately see the sakura trees and the big dome, plus I think this is the only open place in the area. So how do you get there?

From Lawton: Ride a Proj 2 and 3 jeepney, when you reach Welcome Rotonda you're just a few meters away. It's located at the left side before the stoplight.

From Quezon Avenue: Ride a jeepney going to Quiapo or Welcome Rotonda, get off at Welcome Rotonda and cross on the overpass going to the E. Rodriguez side (if you see KFC go there) You can either ride a jeepney, proj 2 3 or Cubao, or just walk. You're just a few meters away! It's located at the left side before the stoplight.

From Cubao: Go to the side of lrt 2 and ride a jeepney going to Quiapo. You'll pass Araneta and Banawe, then the next street is where you'll get off (Cordillera) and you'll immediately see the dome and open area (right side so you won't have to cross)

Le Village is actually spacious and a relaxing place since trees are around the area. It's a European themed food park so it's clean, coordinated and relaxing to the eyes. You can see lighted sakura trees, a fountain and their famous dome where you can take selfies and ootd shots!

On that day upon entrance you can see a big 2018 decor where you can write down on post its your new year's resolution or goals. Of course I posted my own goal and shared it with everyone else. As the highlight of the celebration, diners were entertained by a live band performance from GSeven Band. Everyone were singing along with their mix of pop and jazz songs. Human statue performers around the venue also added to the entertainment. 

GSeven Band

If you're thinking "What if it rains?" well they already thought of that and placed tents that will cover every inch of this place and it won't be a hassle. They also have 15 tenants (such a wide variety!) and we got to try out one of their best sellers! However I will give my top 7 dishes that I'm sure you too will enjoy!

1. SABROSO - For 145 pesos you get to enjoy this tasty Lechon! The difference thay have with others is that they use Bacolod lechon. Their sarsa is a bit new to my taste since it's a bit tangy but it fits with the lechon's taste.

2. LE PETIT PARISIENNE - Changing it up a bit, they sell wine at Le Village so you can enjoy a wine and cheese night too. The place offers only French wines and we got to enjoy this Shanpelino Peach Sparkling wine bottle for only 390 pesos!

3. AHLEE'S - I have featured this before in my 150 Maginhawa Food Park post and I didn't enjoy it so much back then since lumamig na pagkain namin kakapicture, but here I got to enjoy it while it's still warm. Nakakaloka ang lambot ng Porterhouse Steak (large) and it's very tasty! If it's a bit salty for you, you can balance it out with their buttery mashed potato. We were thinking if they used powder for this but it's legit potato with lots of butter and I love it!

4. SHOU - I love their dishes here, especially the braised beef noodles! It's tasty, the meat is tender and it's a tad spicy! Plus here at Le Village they offer rice too! So more choices for everyone.

5. GOCHILLA - They offer japanese food and lemme say I liked their Ebi Tempura, the batter is not overpowering the shrimp. Delicious!

6. CHICKEN CARTEL - I love buffalo wings, whenever I crave for it we ALWAYS go to Buffalos Wings and Things and I always order their garlic parmesan. When I tasted Chicken Cartel's garlic parmesan I was reminded of Buffalo Wings and Things! Love it!

7. HALO HALO ISLANDS - Lastly for dessert, halo halo is the winner since they offer a lot of variety with the flavors. You can taste every province's specialty, like in Bicol you'll taste a bit of spicyness, in Cebu they have mangoes, in Davao they have Durian and in Tagaytay they have Pineapples.

Here is a video I made of our experience there, plus with all the food and live performance of the GSeven Band.

When you visit Le Village Lifestyle Park make sure to post ootd photos, lits of them because it's worth it :)

Lots of love
Alyssa ♥

L'oreal Ever Pure | Review

I love coloring my hair, ever since I started with a dark brown shade, going lighter and lighter after every color and now I'm enjoying different shades. Having a purple hair is a bit harder to maintain. Chemicals from hair coloring starts to damage the hair and strip it off of natural oils and nourishment. While coloring and bleaching my hair finding the perfect hair product, like shampoo and conditioner, that will help maintain my hair color and is sulfate-free is not such a hunt.

L'oreal EverPure Moisture with rosemary deeply replenishes dry hair with essential moisture. It is 100% sulfate-free haircare and is the best for your hair and scalp.

EverPure have different variants but here I have the Sulfate-Free Moisture Shampoo and Moisture Conditioner. So let's talk about the claims.

Moisture Shampoo:
gently cleanses dry hair to replenish essential moisture, lust-touch softness and luminous shine. Color-treated hair requires special care. Keeps color pure for up to 4 week.s Color-treated hair requires special care. Our formulas are especially gentle on color. This sulfate free hair color has no salts or surfactants that can strip, dull and damage hair. 100% Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, No Harsh Salts, Vegan** 

Moisture Conditioner:
Deeply replenishes dry hair 2x more moisture,lush-touch softness and luminous shine. Keeps color pure for up to 4 weeks. Hair that has been dyed requires special care. Our conditioner for color-treated hair is especially gentle on color. This moisture conditioner for dry hair has no harsh sulfates, salts or surfactants that can strip, dull and damage hair. 100% Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, No Harsh Salts, Vegan** 

Smell - I love the scent! It's floral and fresh and stays all day long.

Softness - I must admit I wasn't fully satisfied with the performance although it's sulfate free, paraben free harsh salts free and vegan. I just didn't achieve the softness I get with other products even if I let it sit on my hair for 5 minutes.

Hair Color - Usually my hair color is stripped out gradually with other conditioners, but on this one it only strips off less hair color so that's a win!

Price - It's not that pricey and you get 250ml of product!

I love the fact that it's all free of the harsh chemicals other products have but I'm not fully satisfied with it's performance, how my hair is not softer than usual, I'm not saying it doesn't give softness nakukulangan lang ako. Although it claims to provide proper moisture for colored hair, maybe I just don't feel it? haha I don't know. The smell is amazing tho, it's subtle and lasts all day. It's like you entered a room of flowers! Question is am I gonna use it again? I'm not sure, but maybe I can find another hair product that is free of harsh chemicals and can provide the softness I'm looking for. Don't let my experience discourage you, maybe this product will be enough for your hair needs.

That's it! I hope this review helps if ever your thinking of trying out this product.
Lots of love
Alyssa ♥

Peri-Peri Turns 12!

Celebrating 12 years in the Food Industry is a milestone! It is a proof of how good the food and dining experience is. 2017 for Peri-Peri was a year of improving many facets of the restaurant according to Bryan Tiu, and 2018 will be a year to conquer great heights and many more discerning palates. 

Renowned for its Charcoal Grilled Chicken, BBQ Back Ribs, and 8 character-filled sauces, the restaurant has been steadily carving out its space among hearts of foodies in and out of the Metro since opening its first branch back in 2005.

Peri-Peri recently launched a series of tv and online ads featuring Enchong Dee, official endorser. As a youthful and optimistic person, he is the perfect embodiment of what Peri-Peri is. As a fan of the restaurant Enchong fell in love with Peri-Peri not only because they offer the best chicken in the Metro but also because of the quality and love they put in every dish.

The restaurant also added more than forty new dishes in the menu! Taking inspiration in South American, Peri-Peri tweaked each dish to capture the local taste. A selection of small plates was introduced recently, each item can be enjoyed as an appetizer that complements the already superb chicken and ribs. A more surprising news is that they only cost about 100-150 pesos!

Here are some of the dishes you'd want to sink your teeth into!

(left) Fish Sticks
- Crunchy, lightly breaded fish fillet pieces balanced out by Tartar sauce.

(right) Salted Egg Potato Chips
- Crispy thin slices of potato tossed in trendy salted egg flavor.

(left) Pastelillos de Carne
- Light and flaky mini turnovers filled generously with slow-cooked pulled pork.

(right) Chorizo Con Quezo Fondido
- A sumptuous blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheese melted together in a skillet then topped with meaty chorizo bits, served alongside crisp nacho dips.

(top left) Grilled Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
- Lean Angus beef meatballs wrapped in savoury bacon then grilled and tossed in out Asian sauce.

(bottom left) Patatas Bravas
- Potatoes fried to golden brown perfection then topped with flavorful meat sauce, tangy sour cream, and glorious melted cheese.

(right) Mozzarella Sticks
- Sticks of gooey Mozzarella breaded then fried until golden brown; served with marinara sauce and caesar dip.

To further bolster its market presence, Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar intends to open up more stores in the coming months. More stores are set to open soon at Ayala Feliz, Marikina, SM Marikina, Okada Manila, Robinsons Manila, Britanny Square, Fairview, Robinsons Magnolia, Banaue, Quezon City and Resorts World Manila among other.

Through a combination of mouth-watering food accented by a playful ambiance; Peri-Peri has built a food empire that is as distinct as it is exciting.

Instagram: @pericharcoalph
Lots of love Alyssa ♥

Make Your Media Noche Extra Special With Danes Cheese Ball

The Holiday Season is the most special time of all for us Filipinos. It's the time where families get to see each other again, bond with your favorite cousin, have fun conversations with your favorite Tita, munch over your Lola's famous recipe or simply celebrate the season of giving and joy. Tho the season is almost coming to an end, that doesn't mean family gatherings and celebrations have to stop. Christmas may be over but there are a few days left before New Year comes and that still gives us time to spend it with our loved ones.

Speaking of New year we have this famous Media Noche and every family cooks their favorite recipes! I for sure am excited for my Lola's Caldereta, especially when it's cheesy, but since we're kicking off the new year we can also take up a notch some of our favorite recipes with some cheesy twists!

I will never forget Cheese Balls because for our family having this at our dinner table during Holiday Season is a must. So instead of just adding this creamy and flavorful cheese to our pandesal or tasty bread why not add them to other recipes! Here are 4 recipes I'm sure your family serve, and we can take it up a notch with Danes Cheese Ball.

1. Creamy Spaghetti
Spaghetti is a staple for every occassion especially when there are kids, so this season why not make your spaghetti creamier with cheese mixed into the sauce! Plus you can sprinkle a lot of it on top for the perfect finish.

2. Caldereta
My Lola makes the most delicious Caldereta I've ever tasted! Tho it's already perfect we can still try to make it more extra. Instead of using our typical cheese I'd suggest to use Danes Cheese Ball for a creamier and full taste to the sauce.

3. Baked Tahong
I will never say no to a baked tahong! This was the only recipe where I'd eat tahong. You can make it more special by adding a cup of grated danes cheese ball on top! I assure you this will smell amazing!

4. Fruit Salad
Of course the famous Fruit Salad is present in every table! You can add cube cheese from Danes Cheese Ball into your famous recipe and voila! The kids, cousins, titos and titas will surely love it!

You can also add this to your own recipes, those that are not listed here. So instead of using the regular cheese why not use Danes Cheese Ball and take everything up a notch! Danes Cheese Ball is available in all leading groceries and supermarkets. #HappyHoliDanes, indeed!

For more recipes check out their facebook page!

Lots of love Alyssa ♥

Feel Sexy With Favori Scents

Scents are a strong factor when it comes to our mood, it may remind us of happy memories, places we've traveled or just boost our mood for the day. I can still remember whenever I smell a particular perfume, it sends me back to the day we went to HK, that's how essential scents are, it can take you back to places and give you feelings. Whenever I also step inside a room that's smells heavenly it provides a feeling of welcomed, clean and warmth. I have searched a lot of scents before that could create that feeling whenever they come to our store and so far none has stepped up to give us that aside from Favori.

Favori Scents is designed to be enjoyed at home, at work, or at any living space, and offers aromas that will excite every note in a person's olfactory spectrum. These are handcrafted with passion and targets senses to give off full potential of benefits. Aside from aroma oils, reed diffusers, soy aroma candles and aroma pouches, they also have a Wellness line: air sprays, salves, and massage oils.

I'm so glad Favori Scents are here to lighten up the mood of my room, I love it when my work space smells amazing and makes my mind ready for the rest of the day.

Recently they just released a new line of aroma, the Sexy Aroma Collection wherein these aromas give off a feeling of sexiness and confidence on your own body. These romantic floral scents are: Cherry Blossoms, Ginger Flower, and Bouquet Floral. The sweet-sexy aromas are: Cranberry Wine (best seller), Berry Kiss and Choco Almond.

Now let's see what scents I got!

Reed diffuser for the Sexy Aroma line are also available and I have the Bouquet Floral Scent! The perfect scent for my office room, it has that sweet floral scent that makes me feel loved and in a high. It's like coming in a room full of flowers and the smell is glorious!

I was a bit shocked when I first smelled the Choco Almond, it's like entering a chocolate shop which smells amazing and it makes me crave mooore chocolate. It smells exacty like peppermint!

The next scent is an aroma diffuser of the bouguet floral scent. Same smell with the reed diffuser.

Oh the Berry Kiss is my favorite scent! It reminds me of a Victoria Secret perfume and I definitely feel sexy with this scent. This will heavenly inside my room!

The Ginger Flower so far is my least favorite in the line but it still smells great. I think this will suit best in our shop! It smells welcoming and warm.

It's a joy smelling all these amazing scents and it definitely gives off the feeling of Sexy! Not only are they affordable (150 pesos) per bottle but the smell lasts long and they have a wide range of scents. If you want to get your hands on these amazing aroma oils they are all available at Glorietta 3, Robinson's Place Manila, SM Megamall, SM City Marikina, SM Southmall, Market Market and/or at

Don't forget to use these hashtags when you post your purchase:

Lots of love

Alyssa ♥