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January 5, 2016
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Lasting Impression

A night of giving back to those who are making a difference

It was the smell of smoke, sweet and pungent with herbs and roasting meat, that drew the crowd towards the usually empty lot on Alveo Land’s latest development. For one night, Northern Living magazine’s Kulinaria at Portico convened friends, families, and loved ones to partake of good food and enjoy one more gathering before the height of the holidays.

The Sandstone at Portico was transformed into a dream-like fair with bright lights traversing lines from one end to the other, illuminating picnic tables corralled in by the pitched tents housing goods and grubs. Handheld provisions like grilled meat on skewers, Skinita’s US angus beef, and delicious sandwiches in the form of Hachi Bao’s Japanese pork belly bao ruled the night with a long queue of patrons.
More grown-ups than kids lazed on mats making dominoes out of wooden blocks at the kids’ corner, indulging their inner child with ice pops from Icepop MNL—albeit in more mature flavors such as the Strawberry Mojito. Helping some guests check off more items from their long gift lists were arts and crafts booths Tienda Wabas with their handmade notebooks, Tala Scents offering an assortment of organic soap, and Space Garden and Succulents by Miguel Antonio with their potted plants.

Smooth tunes from the night’s performers, Paolo Mallari, Niki Colet, Olympia, and Somedaydream Red, mixed with the sounds of lively chatter drifting up towards the condominiums around the area. Not so far off, a beacon of light shined through the night at Alveo Land’s showroom where art works from Olivia D’Aboville, Nina Alagao, Jane Arrieta Ebarle, Veronica Ibarreta, Ciane Xavier, and Victoria Abad Kerblat are still on display.

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Amidst the overflowing food and musical performances, an area was reserved for Haribon Foundation, the chosen charity of the night, who received a portion of the event’s profits. The non-profit organization was given the opportunity to orient the guests about their environmental conservation projects and events.

This event was brought to you by Northern Living magazine and Alveo Land with official media partners Inquirer.net, Inquirer Plus, Preen.ph, ClickTheCity, When in Manila, Scout, and Coconuts Manila.

December 7, 2015
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Slow Down the Holiday Hustle

The holidays are rolling in and with the festive season and merrymaking come a rise in the movement and hustle in the city. As Christmas jingles and remixes blast from stereos in stores, people weave through aisles with earnest, public transport teem with more commuters, and city life escalates into a boisterous mess ready to explode with Christmas cheer. While it is the time to be merry and jolly, it’s alright to take a breather: perhaps a meal at sunset with friends and family after a long day of Christmas shopping?

Head over to The Sandstone at Portico this December 12 at 4 p.m. and feast on an array of food and products for a night of gastronomic exploration and relaxation. Kulinaria at Portico invites everyone to sit down at a time of frantic movement and just enjoy the coming holidays—all while giving back, a percent of the profits from the event will go to the Haribon Foundation.

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If you’re craving for a meaty fix, Kulinaria at Portico has juicy bites of the festive staple that is lechon from Tatang’s Cebu Lechon, succulent roast beef from Rodrigo’s Roast Beef, sinful sausages nestled in buns from Mad Mustard, and hotdogs and burgers from Skulls and Bones. Have a break from the usual Filipino-American flavors and have a taste of Peru from Don Andres Peruvian Kitchen. Wash it all down with Stanford and Shaw’s artisanal ginger ale and pore over some goodies from Tala Scents and Echostore for things to add to your wish list or Christmas gifts. (Hello, handmade fragrances and local organic and sustainable goods!) Cap the night off with a cup of fresh brew from Tom’s coffee whilst listening to the tunes of local acts Someday Dream Red, Olympia, Paolo Mallari and Nikki Colet.

At a time when all that sparkles and twinkles steal our time and attention, it’s important to go back to the true essence of the holiday season: the celebration of friends and family. Kulinaria at Portico, presented by Northern Living magazine, together with Inquirer.net, Inquirer Plus, Preen.ph, Click the City, When in Manila, Scout, and Coconuts Manila, will do just that.

December 3, 2015
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Afternoon Delight

The sun setting on Sanson Road would have led to the same tranquil hum of the leaves brushing against the trees, if it weren’t for the droves and droves of men and women flocking towards 32 Sanson, where when following the stone path leads to a flash of lights above your head, and a trail of smoke trailing from deliciously smelling stack of various meats. Voices in the form of laughter and relaxed conversation are overheard as you come close. Take a closer look, or better yet, take a seat and join in on the festivities. It’s Weekend Sunset at 32 Sanson.
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To celebrate Cebu Living’s first year, a Thanksgiving family food fair—complete with music, food, and good table settings to match—was set for everyone to join in, free of charge, at the verdant open area of 32 Sanson. Family and friends arrived just before the sun set, and more poured on as the night continued. Food selections were diverse, including great tasting pizza from PizzaLab, homemade artisan ice cream from Scoops by Edrea, TAP 66’s mouthwatering lechon bellies, TAHOtally’s flavour some taho, delicious beef shanks from The Braiserie, sumptuous pastries from Kitskitchenn, good burgers from The Burger Nation, The Kitchen Project’s yummy shrimp rolls, Mad Chicken’s roster of good chicken sandwiches, bacon from Everything Bacon, Asoh BBQ’s mouthwatering chicken barbecue, and Charlie’s Chocolate Farm’s signature chocolate milkshakes. A cotton candy cart and a kid’s corner posed perfect for the kids and kids at heart, while music from Adlib band serenaded the crowd as the night went on. Various giveaways and raffle prizes from HIP Events capped off the night. Past covers of Cebu Living were propped for everyone to see along tables and chairs that brought everyone closer together.

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People entered with curious minds and left with full stomachs and wide grinds, and even as everyone had their fill of good grub, the warm, relaxing ambiance in the company of dear friends and family made Weekend Sunset an afternoon to remember.

This event was presented to you by Cebu Living Magazine and 32 Sanson by Rockwell, and brought to you by Hinge Inquirer Publications. Special thanks to McCormick Friends and Flavor Club, Rustan’s, and Sunlife. Official media partners include Cebu Daily News, INQUIRER.net, ClickTheCity.com, and Bigseed Public Relations & Events.

October 8, 2015
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Dine & Unwind at Backyard Grill

If it’s been a week of stress, schedules, and deadlines for you, perhaps it’s time to dine and unwind. Another set of vendors, another set of performers, the same signature event. Spend your Saturday at Backyard Grill at the Park this October 10 at Urdaneta Village, Makati, from 4pm to 9pm.

Whether you’re hankering for some good coffee, craving for hearty savoury meals, or looking to sate your week-long desire for sweets, this Backyard Grill experience will not disappoint!

Start the afternoon with Commune’s coffee, perfect for any weather, then try out Mozza Grilled Pizza’s selection of charcoal-grilled to perfection pizzas. Happy Hour will also be serving a variety of dishes from chicken to tempura to fries and more. Kebs Lang will be offering their Mediterranean kebabs. Don’t forget to try out Bullchef’s irresistible bulalo rice and Skinita’s enticing street food. And of course, meals wouldn’t be complete without desserts! Don’t miss out on Kool Kid’s ice cream buns and smores and Bundtwagon by Cara’s sweet creations.

To complete the Backyard Grill ambiance, Niki Colet, JB Landrito, and Paolo Mallari will be serenading the night with their soulful covers and originals.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to charity.

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Backyard Grill at the Park is presented by Southern Living and Inquirer RED Magazine and powered by Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc. and HIP Events, in cooperation with Greenbelt Hamilton, McCormick Friends and Flavor Club, Megaworld Global Estate, Inc. This event is also brought to you by SMDC and Viridian in Greenhills by Ortigas & Company. With official media partners InquirerPlus, INQUIRER.net, ClickTheCity.com and WhenInManila.com.

To know more about this upcoming event, like us on Facebook – fb.com/backyardgrillatthepark, follow us on Instagram – @HIPBackyardGrill and check out our official hashtag #HIPBackyardGrill.

September 28, 2015
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Dine Al Fresco at Vantage Feast on October 3

There’s a food market called Vantage Feast happening on Oct 3, Saturday, 4-9pm, at The Vantage at Kapitolyo, Pasig.

Our market vendors include Porketta Man, Pomodoro Pizza, Malcolm’s Burger, and many more.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Come with family and friends and dine al fresco. Find out more at tinyurl.com/TheVantageFeast. See you there! #VantageFeast

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August 7, 2015
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Rockin’ The Grove

All roads led to Northern Living Magazine’s and The Grove by Rockwell’s Chill & Grill

The metro welcomed the month August with rain showers and thunderstorms, yet the weather disturbance did not dampen the spirits of foodies to take part in what can be dubbed as the first of its kind to happen inside The Grove by Rockwell. Chill & Grill was undeniably a successful event.

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The top class amenity deck of The Grove by Rockwell were lined with dining tents that accommodated over 600 people. Everyone were treated to sumptuous dishes courtesy of the different food concessionaires. Tatang’s Lechon, which offers authentic Cebu lechon was a hit, along with Ribs Manila and Baguetinni. Malcolm’s Burgers had everyone excited with its perfectly grilled meaty goodness, which were perfectly paired with the refreshing home-brewed ginger ale from Stanford Shaw. People queued for Cupcakes by Sonja’s new offerings — milkshakes and cupparons (mini-cupcakes topped with macarons) and the artisanal creamy frozen delights from Carmen’s Best. Apart from the tasty grilled offerings, Chill & Grill serenaded the guests with the soothing melodies of Keiko Necesario and RJ Dela Fuente.

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This sunset fete not only brought together the community of The Grove by Rockwell, but also supported a worthy cause. All the concessionaires vouched to donate 30% of food sales for the day to the World Wide Fund for Nature to build awareness for its environmental projects around the Philippines. WWF volunteers went around to show and inform the guests of the organization’s various outreach programs.

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Truly, Chill & Grill was a Saturday like no other. Mounted by HIP Events and powered by Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc., Chill & Grill was brought to you by Northern Living Magazine, in partnership with The Grove by Rockwell, with media partners preen.ph, Inquirer Mobile, Inquirer.net, Inquirer Plus, ClickTheCity.com and WhenInManila.com.

July 30, 2015
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One Fine Saturday

A new brand of excitement comes your way with Northern Living and The Rockwell Grove’s Chill & Grill!

When faced with the challenge of distance, it is not unusual for old tribes to send a message to each other using smoke signals. This type of visual communication is probably one of the oldest forms of relaying news or serve as a warning for an impending danger. More commonly though, smoke signals are used to gather people to a common area. This may be the idea behind an afternoon-to-night barbecue session. Gather a wide selection of great tasting food freshly cooked on site, and pair them with the soothing sounds of acoustics, and you have yourself a sunset party like no other.

Coming from the success of Backyard Grill at the Park, Northern Living Magazine, in partnership with The Grove by Rockwell, presents a fresh approach to bring the community of the north together. Chill & Grill promises a great time for the entire family and for the benefit of World Wide Fund for Nature’s environmental projects around the Philippines. Set in the lavishly designed Amenity Deck, join us and relish the meaty goodness of authentic Cebu Lechon from Tatang’s, the chargrilled perfection of Ribs Manila and the succulent and flavourful patties from Malcolm’s Burger. Treat your palates to a round of regional flavours courtesy of Cuban sandwiches from Pepi Cubano and Italian wraps from Baguettini. For those who have a sweet tooth, indulge in the sinful confections from Cupcakes by Sonja and Carmen’s Best Ice Cream. Everything tastes better with fresh brews from Backyard Coffee and artisanal ginger ale from Stanford Shaw. 30% of food sales for the day will be donated to WWF, so the more you eat, the more you give back!

Besides some mighty tasty grilled offerings with all the fixins, Chill & Grill will feature performances from indie artists Keiko Necesario and RJ dela Fuente to complete your sunset barbecue experience. What’s more, the event is open to the public so be sure to bring your friends and family with you.

All these and more is set to make your Saturday afternoon the best day of the week, on August 1, 2015, 4:30pm at The Amenity Deck of The Grove by Rockwell. Mounted by HIP Events, Chill & Grill is brought to you by Northern Living Magazine, in partnership with The Grove by Rockwell, with media partners Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc., preen.ph, Inquirer Mobile, inquirer.net, Inquirer Plus, ClickTheCity.com and WhenInManila.com.

July 22, 2015
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Northern Feast

Valle Verde 5 hosts Backyard Grill At The Park

Backyard Grill At The Park has given a new meaning to community engagement. Going from one exclusive village to another every month, it has paved the way for community members to take part in something that is relevant. Backyard Grill At The Park supports various charities that were chosen by the different concessionaires by allotting a portion of the food sales for the day. Together with the different exciting activities that can be found in the event, and a slew of talented performers, it promises an afternoon-to-night fun-filled experience.

This July 25, 2015, Backyard Grill At The Park will send smokes up in the northern skies to invite everyone who would like to have a good time with good food and awesome entertainment. The Open Cabana of Valle Verde 5 will be transformed to a backyard fete featuring a fine selection of mouth-watering treats. Take delight in sweet and savoury pies from PIE FACE; fill your senses with wee balls bursting with flavors from FROZEN WEEKENDS; get your pasta fix from COMFORT TUESDAYS; have yourself a serving or two of Mediterranean goodness from KEBS LANG; KAFE BATWAN by SARSA GROUP, on the other hand, is into some serious Mexican business with Burritos; get a dose of flavourful sausages from DOENER HAUS; and finish off your meals with handcrafted ice cream from PHAT BOYS and sticky buns from PASTRY ARMOIRE. As with the other legs of Backyard Grill At The Park, part of the proceeds will go to various charities including Tzu Chi Foundation, VURS, Inc., and Green Earth Heritage Foundation.

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Backyard Grill At The Park is presented by Northern Living and Inquirer RED Magazines and powered by Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc. and HIP Events, in cooperation with Robinsons Residences, McCormick Friends and Flavor Club and Megaworld Global Estate, Inc. This event is also brought to you by The Bellevue Manila, Monterey Meatshop and Ortigas & Company, with official media partners InquirerPlus, INQUIRER.net, ClickTheCity.com and WhenInManila.com. To know more about this upcoming event, like us on Facebook – fb.com/backyardgrillatthepark, follow us on Instagram – @HIPBackyardGrill and check out our official hashtag #HIPBackyardGrill.

July 9, 2015
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Bringing The House Down

Scout Magazine is turning one year old and they are throwing a psychedelic house party for free!

Yes, it has been a year! And we would like to celebrate our first anniversary with you. Come home to the Samsung Hall at SM Aura on July 11, 2015 at 7pm, and chill in the living room with DJs Pastagroove, Bin5, Zomtendo, CRWN, Kidthrones x Curtismith, Xtina Superstar, Samantha Nicole, Out of Scratch, and David Sorrenti. Hang out at the backyard where the music comes alive, featuring: tide/edit, Oh! Flamingo, Ourselves the Elves, Autotelic, Cheats, Ang Bandang Shirley, Jensen & the Flips, Chocolate Grass, Moonwlk, Tandems ’91, and Tarsius. Drop by the arcade room and challenge your friends with a game of Foosball, Air Hockey, Beer Pong, Guitar Freaks, and various games in our Xbox sets. Relax in the bedroom and look through the previous issues of Scout, snap selfies with newfound friends at the vanity corner, scour for clothes in the walk-in closet, and get a chance to win awesome prizes!

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Scout Magazine, under Hinge Inquirer Publications, released its maiden issue in July 2014 and 1,000 guests partied with them during the ’90s-themed launch, “Scout Valley High.” This year, Scout and around 1,500 expected house guests will light up the night with vivid colors as they party the night away!

Mounted by #HIPEvents and in cooperation with SMDC and GTW by SM, the Scout House Party is powered by Hinge Inquirer Publications, and is also brought to you by Pony and Mossimo, with official venue sponsor Samsung Hall at the SM Aura, and official media partners Inquirer SUPER, MTV Pilipinas, JackTV, Radio Republic, and ClickTheCity. For more information, checkout the official hashtag, #ScoutHouseParty, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @scoutmagph, and visit our website www.scoutmag.ph.

RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/ScoutHouseParty