In Town This Sunday? Come to The Paseo de Roxas culinary Street Meet!

Are you in town this Sunday? Here’s an event in Makati for your whole family! I do have a yoga class to teach but I will try to follow and take my kids because it sure does sound like a lot of fun!

Scary ghouls and goblins, jack-o-lanterns and witches will descend upon Paseo de Roxas, promising not just tricks but also lots of treats at the Makati Street Meet this 23rd of October.

A strip of Paseo de Roxas will again be closed as Make It Makati hosts its second Street Meet, bringing together gastronomic delights, a kiddie fun fair and great entertainment for all.

Amidst the trick and treating, musical performances and family activities await everyone at the Makati Street Meet, which promises to delight everyone with spook-tacular experiences and lots of really good food.

Building on the community spirit and the district’s fun vibe, the Halloween Street Meet brings together residents and their guests in a street activity the Makati way. The Street Meet will feature a curated selection of vendors from the famed Salcedo weekend market, a much-loved Makati tradition. Nearby are the iconic landmarks Makati has been known for, now serving as the background to a fun Halloween street experience.

From 3PM until 9PM, Paseo de Roxas, the stretch adjacent to the Ayala Triangle Gardens, will become a giant Halloween village—frighteningly fun yet a secure, pedestrian-friendly playground for the young and young at heart. Children and their parents can run from their homes straight to the event grounds in their Halloween costumes, enjoying the benefits of living at the center of fun and dynamism.

Halloween party goers can look forward to a wide range of activities at the Spooky Halloween Town featuring a Hideous Parlor, Masquerade Ball, Wishing Cauldron, Houdini’s Escape Challenge, Magic Monster Photo, Mini Monsters’ Pets, Imaginary Beasts and many more by Hedcen.  There will also be an Outdoor Classroom by PlayWorks, Decoupage by LaPomme and an exhibit on the Tungtong River Conservation at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, brought to you by Hunt & Gather.

For those who simply want to enjoy the good food and lounge around, an Earth Music Jam and other musical performances await guests throughout the evening. 

An assortment of treats can be enjoyed from Salcedo Market vendors who will serve up their signature offerings– baked goods, artisanal delights, hometown favorites, and the most luscious concoctions whipped up by homegrown chefs and foodies.

Participating food vendors are Monster Burger, Elbert’s Sandwiches, Saikuro Steak, La Cuisine, Old Fashion Tapa House, Chicken Inasal, Jiro’s Lechon, No Fat No Glory, Llanes Farm, Delicane, The Commissary Kitchen, Authentic House of Curry, Merry Moo, Gostoso Piri Piri, Milea Bee Farm, Rafik Shawarma, Don Churro, Easternbloc Inc., Manong’s Bagnet, Michelle’s homemade putong ube atbp., Rita’s Kitchen, Bersi Gyros Shawarma, Tuna Town seafood place, SCM Beverage, Stanford Shaw Brew, Cheryl’s Cuisine, Margarita’s Paella, Antipolo Delicacies, Pamangan, Bread Basic, and Haici Food Services.

The Makati Street Meet promises fun and excitement and the street vibe that is distinctly, uniquely Makati’s—the locus of the best food, entertainment and lifestyle offerings. This Halloween Street Experience will also showcase the city’s efforts to increase walkability in the area by providing fun-filled activities that encourage people to actively use its streets.

“The Makati Street Meet is another great way to let people discover that there’s lots to do and enjoy just by walking and exploring the streets of the city,” said Aguilar.

The Makati Street Meet is supported by Alveo and Hunt and Gather.

Admission to the street party activities is FREE on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. For more information about the city that makes it happen, visit www.makeitmakati.com or like and follow Make It Makati on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Become A Young Eco-Explorer in El Nido, Palawan

I have said it before and I’ll say it again. Palawan is truly paradise on earth and what great news to hear that El Nido Resorts’ eco discovery resort, Miniloc Island is inviting young adventurous campers ages 11-16 years old to participate in this year’s “BE GREEN Youth Camp”.

Now on its 2nd year, the camp is set to focus on discovering the island’s wild life while leading the campers in gaining a deeper understanding of one’s role in the protection and preservation of the environment. The camp also encourages independence and camaraderie through enjoyable nature and island activities.

The resort’s environmental officers organized enthralling outdoor activities such as nature scavenger hunts, bird watching, sunset kayak by the mangroves and fishing. The campers get the chance to work with the resident island chefs by cooking their fresh catch and take part in the mural painting activity at the local town. Prominent resource speakers are also invited to talk about responsible wild life interaction and the importance of environmental advocacies in the present time.

Other entertaining activities include nature hike, s’mores night in a private island and movie night screening by the sea. Before heading back to the urban life, campers are rewarded with a tour of the lagoons and swimming with Miniloc’s famous jackfish and colorful marine species at the resort’s house reef.

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Treat your child to an educational and meaningful one of a kind experience. Register now for October 27-30 as the camp has 15 slots only. For further details and reservations, email holiday@elnidoresorts.com or call (02) 902 5934.

Cruising The 17-Mile Drive in California

My husband is fond of long out-of-town drives. In fact, our very first date was a trip to Tagaytay, a city an hour away from Manila in the Philippines because I knew he secretly wanted more time with me (LOL!).

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The 17 Mile Drive is known worldwide to be one of the most romantic and beautiful places to go for a long winding coastal drive…and we wouldn’t pass on the chance to do this scenic tour with the kids!

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Take note that long easy drives = sleepy kids. So, expect your kids to snooze and miss out on some photo opportunities! If we had more time and prepared earlier, it would have been nice to bring some food and picnic in one of the points of interests along the way.

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carmel monterey 17 mile drive

scenic pebble beach

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17 Mile Drive
Cost: 10 USD per vehicle. Free for bikers or those who prefer to walk or hike.
*If you plant to eat in one of the cafes or restaurants, present your voucher to be able to deduct from total bill.
For more information, check out www.visitcalifornia.com