Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hypnotic Energy at Le Cafe Curieux

"Surfing in Turquoise", by Madame Chris Farre

What comes to mind when you hear anything French?  Is it food, their culture, or the arts? All of the above? Yes, it is possible.  Because all three .... food, culture and the arts can be found in one place, not in Paris, but right in the heart of Makati!  LE CAFE CURIEUX (kyur-i-u), in English meaning the cafe of curiosities, is a hole-in-the-wall authentic French restaurant located in between Polaris and Burgos Streets.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Gracious Jacqui Magno Jams at Primos

Ms. Jacqui Magno jams during Musician's Night Mondays @PRIMOS,
with guitarist Angelo Garcia, drummer Benzon Ang, bassist Eric Jodloman and keyboard player Rey Infante.

"Yes, it really is her!", I said to myself when I spotted her at Primos Cuisine and Lounge. THE Ms. Jacqui Magno, Philippines' Queen of Jazz, and multi-awarded jazz artiste, was seated several tables away from me. I first came across Ms. Magno back in 1988, when I was part of a concert at the Araneta Coliseum, as a (then) young jazz dancer, under the tutelage of Douglas Nierras.  But that was like almost 26 years ago! Now, by fate, I was excited to hear her beautiful voice once again.  I have always been a fan, ever since I heard her song, "Capture the Changes," written by Boy Katindig.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Woohoo Wednesdays on Ice!

It may be in the middle of the summer season right now, but you can have a taste of icy partying every Wednesday night at Imperial Ice Bar! For a moment there, I thought I was transported to Russia.  One literally enters a room made out of ice, complete with a bar and blocks of ice as bar stools.  Of course, coats are provided at the door in this sub-zero climate.  I was told that the best drink to order is a Bacardi vodka to warm up the blood. Now, this is what I call chilling!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Clubbing in the Sky

Everything seems to be shining... and sparkling on the roof deck of 71 Gramercy, the hip new club to hit Metro Manille.  The club, located on the 71st floor of Gramercy Residences along Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, is a dizzyingly new hangout place to wine, dine and dance!  It has three sections;  the fine-dining area, the luscious lounge with leather sofas, and the cool roof deck over-looking a great sparkling view of the city as far as the human eyes can see.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Original Pilipino Music is Alive with The OPM Hitmen

The OPM Hitmen live! @PRIMOS

When was the last time you attended a show and sang along with almost every song performed? That is what happened to me when I watched The OPM Hitmen live.... not only once, but twice!  I watched them at the Music Museum last February for a pre-Valentine show, and lately, at Primos Cuisine and Lounge in Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City.