THE WINE BAR 1771: Beautiful Sunset Wedding & Reception Setup

THE WINE BAR 1771: Beautiful Sunset Wedding & Reception Setup

My brother and I were invited to witness the set up of The Wine Bar 1771 for a real wedding and reception yesterday. 

The two-in-one wedding and reception table setup was so lovely. The charming rustic feel makes you want to daydream and plan for your own wedding. I love how the natural sunlight illuminates through the French windows. 

The Wine Bar wedding reception table setup has that rustic, cozy and intimate feel. 

There are beautiful flowers on each table along with large rose cactus on wooden vase. The eco-friendly recycled wine bottles used as flower vases are so cute. Each table has a different wooden number that matches the guests seating assignment. I could spend hours swooning over the breathtaking floral arrangement. The venue’s setup also includes fine china, elegant silverware, stem glassware and beautiful centerpieces all set in each table.

The table napkins on each table have individual cupcake souvenirs which add to the picturesque feel of the reception.

The rustic style of this reception is perfect for the sunset wedding.

I so love weddings! Weddings make my heart sing with joy. 

   

The Rustic Autumn Wedding Cake has multi colored leaves design. The wedding cake is very romantic and cheerful. Simple yet elegant. Those tiny autumn leaves radiates happiness and satisfaction on a lazy afternoon.

The large wedding scroll is so unique. Lovingly done by the stylist of The Wine Bar 1771. The old typewriter, hardbound books and colored bottles add to the rustic feel of the wedding set up. The Wine Bar 1771 is indeed the perfect venue for any occasion!

Your wedding day is one of the most exciting days of your life so you must only have the best. If you want a beautiful celebration that will make your dream wedding come true, consider the elegant reception hall of The Wine Bar 1771. It has various distinctive menu at affordable prices to suite your budget. It accepts wedding reception setup for a minimum of 40 people to 60 people. 

The Wine Bar 1771
2F Cafe 1771, El Pueblo Real de Manila, 
cor. J. Vargas & ADB. Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

PLACE TO BE: Disney On Ice Treasure Trove

PLACE TO BE: Disney On Ice Treasure Trove 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. My brother and I celebrated Christmas at The Araneta Center! We watched Disney on Ice : Treasure Trove ! Weeeee! I love it! It’s my first time ever to set foot inside the Araneta Center Dome! It was a spectacular show on ice! I wish I could watch another set of show before they left! Hays! Just saying out loud my #christmas #wish

A blessed Christmas to everyone! 

Love, 
Travelonshoestring. 

FIVE PLACES TO BOND WITH YOUR KIDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

FIVE PLACES TO BOND WITH YOUR KIDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

It is the time of the year again when kids and kids-at-heart can visit wonderful pasyalan (places to go to) again in the Metro because it’s vacation time. When was the last time you bonded with your kid? or with your siblings and parents?

On top of my lists are the following:

  1. Circus Vargas– located at SMX in Pasay City just across SM MOA. A must see US based Circus. I can personally vouch that you and your kids will enjoy this show!
  2. Disney on Ice– located at Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.
  3. Ayala Triangle Light Show- Free
  4. Greenhills Shopping Center. The Rosario Animated Display- Free
  5. Fort Santiago- Visit this heritage site for only Php70 only per person and retraced the steps of our National Hero- Jose Rizal and have fun taking photos at the Fort’s garden. There are statues, murals and lifesize cardboard standees wearing Filipino costumes.
Happy Holidays! Don’t forget to give thanks to God for all the blessings you received.
Enjoy!

WIN CIRCUS VARGAS: Tickets Giveaway

CIRCUS VARGAS: Tickets Giveaway

Attention: Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle, Auntie, Ate, Kuya, Baby, Yaya

Circus Vargas’ Magikaria Turns up the Action this holiday season! America’s top performing circus is in the Philippines to give the Filipino People an exciting holiday treat!

Circus Vargas’ Magikaria is where mind-blowing illusions meet adrenaline-pumping stunts for a breathtaking spectacle that will have you on the edge of your seat. Combining the visual splendor of a magic show with the high-flying daredevilry of the big top, Magikaria is the culmination of imagination, danger and mystery. Witness the eye-popping illusions and marvel at the death-defying acrobatics and much more. 

Circus Vargas brings to the country its most exciting production:

  • Gravity-defying flights
  • flashy costumes
  • fun dance routines
  • and other deliriously delightful antics
  • “MagiKaria, A Fantastical Magical Experience.” 

Meet Matti The Clown of Circus Vargas ‘Magikaria’ and Jon Weiss, who hosts Circus Vargas and also does balancing antics.

Circus Vargas promises to bring back the old school circus entertainment with modern twists. There’s the fluidity of the aerial ballet that uses streams of chiffon material hanging from the ceiling. There’s also Zorro Low Wire who leaps and flips over various obstacles in his way, and other acrobats doing some fun trampoline-style tricks.

“MagiKaria, A Fantastical Magical Experience” is slated from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1, 2014.

Tickets are available at SM Tickets, SM Cinema, and Snack Time outlets. For information, call 519-8984, e-mail info@tpiguam.com or visit www.circusvargas.com.

Entrance to the CIRCUS VARGAS event at SMX CONVENTION CENTER for a silver ticket is Php 590, but Travel on a Shoestring is hooking Five (5) people with Two (2) free tickets each . Simply join the giveaway below, which will run from December 20 to 30, 2013. Please join if you will be able to attend on January 1, 2014 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon only, so we won’t waste the slot.

  • Winners will be announced on December 30, 2013 here.
  • Prizes are as follows:

               *5 winners of 2 ticket each for FREE entrance to Circus Vargas. 

Mechanics:

  • Open to all but you will need to pay for your own transportation and incidental expenses in claiming the tickets and going to the event. 
  • Only 18 years old and above are allowed entry to the contest. If you win two tickets you can plus one your child. 
  • It is mandatory to do each of the assigned task on the rafflecopter. Absence of one task will disqualify your entry. 
  • Please don’t forget to Comment your name, e-mail address and post the url of your tweet, url of Facebook share. ( FB share and Tweet must be set to public, so I could check it.) 
  • Don’t comment as anonymous please. Entries using anonymous identity will not be honored. 
  • Complimentary Pass will be forfeited if not claim on the designated time and date. 
  • If after the contest you unfollow or reverse whatever actions that was required. You will not be allowed to join future contests anymore.

Simply wait for the Rafflecopter to load and follow the instructions:-)

Have a Merry Christmas! God bless you!

GIRL,BOY,BAKLA,TOMBOY: Vice Ganda’s Toughest Role to Date

GIRL,BOY,BAKLA,TOMBOY:  Vice Ganda’s Toughest Role to Date



Vice Ganda plays each of the quadruplets, a girl, boy, bakla, tomboy. Directed by Wenn Deramas. This is Star Cinema’s official entry to the MMFF 2013. Showing starting December 25.

Direk Wenn shared that they started filming last July and are still doing the finishing edits up until now. He shared that this is the most difficult film he ever directed. 

Among the four characters he portrayed Vice Ganda had difficulty portraying the role of a lesbian. The easiest role for him is of course being a gay.  Yes, it is a fact so that role was easy. It is open secret that Vice Ganda loves to be a woman so it is given that he can portray the girl role with so much conviction. 

According to Direk Wenn, Vice Ganda deserves an acting award for this film.


If you want to laugh, watch this movie.


PAGPAG: Stars Katniel

PAGPAG: Stars Katniel

Teen sensations Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo star in Pagpag, said to be the horror movie of the season.

Filipinos are known for their traditions and beliefs of the unknown. We all grew up with a hint of every belief there is. Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay (referred as Pagpag) is a Filipino horror and suspense flick starring young box office stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla together with Shaina Magdayao and Paulo Avelino. The film is a co-production of Star Cinema and Regal Films. It is one of the official entries for the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival.  The film was directed by Frasco Mortiz, and it will be released on Christmas Day.

Filipino has this superstitious belief that one should never go home directly after visiting a wake since it risks bringing evil spirits to one’s home. One should first shake off (in Filipino, pagpag) whatever curse there may be to avoid being trailed by the soul of the dead. That’s the reason why we usually eat at Jollibee after visiting a wake or drop by SM Malls or a church.

In the movie, Daniel Padilla plays Cedric, a spoiled brat teenager, who with his friends visits a wake and each of them unwittingly breaks one superstitious belief after the other including the dreaded “pagpag” as each of them went directly home after the wake. Unbeknownst to Cedric and his friends, they brought home a malevolent and vengeful spirit. Cedric was forced to team up with Leni (Kathryn Bernardo) in the hope of containing and abating the wrath of the vengeful spirit and eventually vanquishing it in the process. But as they struggle to succeed, more mishaps occur and they run out of options in saving their family and friends.

Sino yan kasama mo?

MISS INTERNATIONAL 2013: Miss Philippines

MISS INTERNATIONAL 2013: Miss Philippines

 Congratulations to Miss Philippines Bea Rose Santiago! We are so proud of you! 

Miss Bea Rose Santiago has beauty, brains, wit and elegant composure, grace, poise, eloquence and vibrant personality. 

                                       

Our #Uragon #Kababayan bagged the title when she was asked this question: What will you do if you win Miss International 2013? Watch the video below and feel her heartfelt answer!

Photo Credits: Bea Rose Santiago’s FB Account an Miss International FB


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The newly crowned Miss International 2013 is Bea Rose Santiago from Cataingan, Masbate, Philippines.


Bea’s speech:

“The whole world saw how my country the Philippines suffered, the agony of my people was felt, but, one by one, country to country came to help. I would like to thank all the nations that helped my country…in our darkest hours you have opened my eyes and my heart on how important it is if we all just support each other..If I become Miss International, I will uphold international camaraderie to sustain the spirit of sympathy and to continually share the message of hope. I believe now that whatever calamity may come to us, as long as we have each other , there will be HOPE!”