The Giving Cup: Celebrating 15 years of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

The Giving Cup: Celebrating 15 years of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Just recently, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) celebrated its 15 years in the Philippines. Known for their high-quality coffee and tea, CBTL remembered all the moments and memories they’ve shared with the people who have been a part of their history here in the country.

Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, the oldest and largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailers in the world has always been passionate about connecting to their loyal customers with only the best handcrafted products. This is evident with how high their standard is when it comes to their coffee and tea selections: only the top 1% percent of specialty grade Arabica beans and the top two leaves and a bud of the finest hand-plucked, whole leaf teas are used in their specialty drinks.

During the late 1990s, the brand expanded outside Southern California. Today, the well-loved company is now all over 30 countries, honoring relationships with their farmers, people, communities, and their guests. Since opening its first store in Greenbelt in 2003, it has over 100 stores and growing, a number they are grateful to have the privilege to grow through the support of the community through the years.

As they celebrate their anniversary, CBTL launched its “15 Years of You and Me” campaign. This highlights the brand’s origin and journey in the Philippines centering on heartwarming memories – from early mornings, late nights, to memorable personal experiences and moments that happened over a cup of their favorite coffee or tea.

Also, as a special treat, they’re bringing back their well-loved Mondays Made Better promo, which started last April 23 and will last until June 30, 2018. During this period, guests can enjoy their favorite drinks or try new flavors every Monday for only Php 100.

To know more about the campaign, visit The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Philippines) page on Facebook.

#JohnnieWeekend Creators Lab Series: Keep Moving, Keep Creating, Keep Inspiring

#JohnnieWeekend Creators Lab Series: Keep Moving, Keep Creating, Keep Inspiring

For four consecutive years,  Johnnie Walker remains true to its promise to never stand still and to always keep walking. That’s why it created the Johnnie Weekend Creators Lab Series – an avenue to grow one’s passion and craft and in turn, inspire people to develop their crafts as well.

“The Johnnie Walker brand was built on the Walker family’s progressive and pioneering spirit. They always pushed the boundaries of creativity – both blending and entrepreneurial,” shares Cesar Gangoso, Marketing Director for Johnnie Walker. “This progressive and pioneering spirit remains at the heart of Johnnie Walker, and as a brand, it is our mission to inspire our consumers to do the same.”

For this year’s official launch, the #JohnnieWeekend Creators Lab Series taps soul-jazz music producer Lustbass, Filipino funk bad IV of Spades, and multi-disciplinary visual artist Mvltiverse to collaborate for an audio-visual show that masterfully showcased each of the group’s talents and passion.

Lustbass is the alter ego of producer and multi-instrumentalist Allan Malabanan. Besides from being the bass player for Wilderness and Chocolate Grass, he was also a major influence in the production of their independently released albums. He has also toured Japan Thailand, and Indonesia.

IV of Spades is a Filipino funk band formed in 2004. The band’s signature sound is a modern take on classic genres such as disco, funk, and classic rock. They continue to break into the scene with hit songs like “Hey Barbara,” “Where Have You Been My Disco,” and “Mundo.”

Mvltiverse, on the other hand, is a digital project formed by Derek Tumala, Clarissa Gonzales, Junie Linsoco, and Megan Palero. The group focuses on modern approach to create new forms of moving image through multidisciplinary fields of live performance, new media, light, animation, installation, and technology.

From food to film, music to sports – Johnnie Walker will continue to collaborate with local trailblazers who continue to make a mark in their chosen fields. To know more about Johnnie Weekend, you can check out the JohnnieWalkerPH page on Facebook for more details.

Be merry, be healthy with Salad Stop’s Eat Wide Awake Movement!

Be merry, be healthy with Salad Stop’s Eat Wide Awake Movement!

Living in an instant world, keeping a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle is a constant struggle for almost every one of us. With no time to cook or prep hearty meals, fast food and sweets are constant temptations that are all within arm’s reach. That’s why Salad Stop!, known for its fresh salads, wraps, and hearty snacks, continues its mission to encourage individuals to maintain a healthy diet.

Salad Stop! kicks off the month of September with its “Eat Wide Awake Movement” campaign by introducing fit and strong individuals who are known advocates of the healthy lifestyle. Joining the movement are actress Coleen Garcia, host Raymond Gutierrez, host and marathon enthusiast Kim Atienza, volleyball player Michele Gumabao, and celebrity trainer Coach Arnold Aninion.

Not only that, Salad Stop! concocted two exciting featured items: Ting Tong salad and wrap and Yeobo warm grain bowl.

Ting Tong is a fun and delicious mix of romaine lettuce, cajun shrimp, vermicelli, ripe mango, pomelo, cherry tomatoes, snow peas, shredded coconut, roasted peanuts, and Thai Peanut Turmeric dressing.

Yeobo warm grain bowl, on the other hand, is a delicious mix of baby spinach, quinoa, roasted chicken, eggs, sweet corn, alfalfa sprouts, edamame, and Korean Chili vinaigrette.

Jumpstart the habit of wellness with Salad Stop! Visit one of their 10 stores and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to know more about the Eat Wide Awake Movement.

Get into shape with Fit Bites at Alabang Town Center

Finally, a community that helps you become better!

After the successful launch of ‘Mall into Shape’ campaign at Alabang Town Center, the premium mall of the South continues its heart-healthy endeavors with Fit Bites.

Fit Bites is a handy food guide that lists healthy food options found at the mall. It also includes tips and professionals advice on different kinds of diet trends, dishes, ingredients, and eating habits for free!

On top of that, Fit Bite has already identified the healthy eats from your favorite Alabang Town Center restaurants and partner brands. Check some of it above.

For more information about Alabang Town Center and its Mall into Shape Campaign, visit

Doublemint Gum LoveWraps: The story of a guy, a girl, and their stick of gum

Doublemint Gum LoveWraps: The story of a guy, a girl, and their stick of gum

Let’s face it, we all love a good love story. No matter how cliche the story is, a story about love is always a story worth sharing. Stories that stood the test of time. Stories that capture the innocence of first love. Name it.  We all love them. Because, truth be told, we all look forward to meeting “The One”  and have our very own “happy ever after.”

That’s why it’s no wonder that the romance of Sara and Juan that begins from high school and stretches to as far as adulthood warms the heart of many Filipinos. It has chemistry. It has kilig. The story is innocent and most of all, it is sincere. What’s more, the voice of Haley Reinhart singing Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” in the background is just equally moving.

As of now, the clip has garnered over 4 million views on Facebook and still counting. Netizens have expressed their feelings for the couple in the commercial.

Now imagine if your love story is in those wrappers.

Due to the overwhelming response to the commercial, Doublemint is making it possible for you to sketch your sweetest story through LoveWraps. All you have to do is upload three images that best tell your story to and voila, your DoublemintLoveWraps are ready! Furthermore, the best entries can win a trip to Boracay! Now that’s another moment to add to your love story.

Doublemint’s LoveWraps will run from April 17 to May 21, 2017. Visit now and start sharing!

Egg-citing news: Celebrate Easter with Villa del Conte’s Ovicinis Chocolates

Egg-citing news: Celebrate Easter with Villa del Conte’s Ovicinis Chocolates

What better way to celebrate the season of Lent than with a bunch of delicious chocolates! Villa del Conte, purveyor of artisanal chocolates, introduces Ovicinis to enliven the Easter tradition and delight children of all ages.

Wrapped in a cute bunny pouch, Ovicinis are candy coated dark chocolates with hazelnut cream filling. The eight-piece colorful treat is made of premium chocolates from Padova, Italy to surprise all kids and kids-at-heart this Easter.

Make Easter tradition comes alive with Villa Del Conte’s Ovicinis chocolates. Grab these sweet and indulgent chocolates at all Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Magnolia. For bulk orders and to know more, contact 893-2575 or 621-6101. Check out Villa Del Conte on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit

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