Friday, December 23, 2016

Pure Shores Villa: Perfect for the Holidays

This holiday season, get away from it all and hie off to Pure Shores Villa, your own exclusive paradise in Bohol. 
 Pure Shores infinity pool and jacuzzi
The four- bedroom villa has introduced the Bali, Indonesia villa rental concept. Unlike the usual resort or hotel where you share its facilities and rooms with complete strangers, the concept involves renting an entire place. 

  with Dean Elder & EJ Relampagos
Dean Elder, the owner of Pure Shores Villa sandwiched between the lush mountains and the deep blue sea and located in Basdio, Guindulman explained about the perks of utmost privacy and exclusivity of having the villa only for you and your family or friends to enjoy.

 with Miss SCUBA Philippines 2014 Amanda Arles &
top Boholano designer EJ Relampagos

Pure Shores Villa is a four- bedroom villa that showcases contemporary Asian architecture and modern amenities within a sprawling 4,500 square meter property that overlooks the magnificent panoramic view of Guindulman Bay.

A few leisurely paces from the villa is the inviting infinity pool and jacuzzi that seemed to have been carved out from the scenic promontory that overlooks the marine sanctuary. To the left is the pool cabana which is perfect for sipping your favorite drinks, enjoying a massage, getting a manicure or catching the spectacular sunsets.
 WELCOME DINNER: Amanda, EJ, Raul, Dean Elder, 
Dodong Amper & Amun Ini’s Karin & Federico Carmona
 Your Roving Eye & EJ flank Jilo Orge at the bar
To the right of the pool is the dining cabana which can also be utilized for a special event. As we enjoyed a hearty lunch by the cabana, visions of unique and memorable events and occasions were already swirling in my very fertile mind. 

From engagement parties to exclusive weddings, from chi chi events and to intimate celebrations, Pure Shores is the place to be where the verdant & lush surroundings, turquoise waters and azure skies heighten & amplify your sensory experiences. 

Truly where heaven and earth meet in Bohol! Just the perfect place especially for your all'aperto parties or gatherings.

If you're the type who puts a premium on privacy and exclusivity, then Pure Shores is for you.

Here's the stunning aerial video of Pure Shores Villa:

For inquiries or bookings, visit the place at any of the following links:

Friday, December 16, 2016

It's Christmas at Bohol Bee Farm!

Just over the weekend, we whizzed off to busy busy as a bee , Bohol Bee Farm. The famous organic farm, restaurant and souvenir kiosk was abuzz with activity. Amidst the swarm of tourists & resort staff, Bohol Bee Farm’s Wallace siblings Abdul & Mellanie welcomed us with warm coffee and their delightful ice cream. 

 SIBLING SUPPORT: Mellanie & Abdul welcomed everyone
The festive and creative Christmas decors all over the place reminded us that the holidays are just around the corner. They really uplifted everyone’s spirits despite the mid afternoon drizzle.

 contemplating by the inviting pool
The gracious Mellanie Wallace gave us a quick tour and explained that renovations are going on with their fab fab rooms and expansion projects with their function halls that can sit from scores to a thousand guests.
 it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

feel the magic of Christmas


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mega Launch for PAL's Cebu- Singapore Direct Flights

Finally, you can now enjoy non-stop flights from Cebu to Singapore starting December 16, 2016. Experience a fun-filled day at Universal Studios Singapore, feast on the city's famous laksa and chili crabs and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Cloud Forest inside Gardens by the Bay. PAL flies from Cebu to Singapore four times weekly. 

 Cheers for PAL's newest flight routes
Enjoy a heartwarming travel experience with the airline that celebrates the Heart of the Filipino with their ongoing ticket sales promo for the new flight route until Dec. 31st.

 Business Class accommodations for Your Roving Eye
Your Roving Eye was one of a handful of media representatives from the Visayas and Mindanao who got invites to the press conference and gala launch of Philippine Airlines’ Cebu- Singapore- Cebu direct flights that will commence on December 16.

PAL' executives during presscon 
Philippine Airlines took care of everything. And I was impressed, I must say. From checking in at the Radisson Blu where the twinbill events were to take place, to the professional way the events were handled and to the buzz that was created. It was truly a milestone and a journey that celebrates the Heart of the Filipino.

Prior to the main launching slated later that day, PAL’s Visayas Area Head Ms. Reyani Romano, SAVP Philippine Sales Mr. Harry Inoferio, VP for Sales Mr. Ryan Uy and AVP Mabuhay Miles Loyalty Program Ms. Mayette Casanova faced the invited media reps.

PAL Head for External Affairs Cielo Villaluna emceed the presscon.

Later that evening, PAL’s Cebu- Singapore- Cebu direct flight was launched at the elegant Nina Ballroom. Aside from PAL’s top executives from Cebu & Manila, also in attendance were movers and shakers of Cebu’s travel & tours industry and Cebu’s jetsetting who’s who.

 PAL'S SAVP Phil Sales Mr. Inoferio welcomes Mayor Osmena

 PAL’s Ryan Uy & lady executives flank Cebuana socialite Amparito Lhuilhier 
It was a most delightful gala launching from the hors d ouvres & canap├ęs during cocktails to the buffet stations that groaned with the most delectable entrees and to the superb entertainment dished out by some of Cebu’s best entertainers.

 A scene from the launch at Nina’s Ballroom in Radisson Blu

  Sinulog dancers & PAL lady execs welcome Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmena
Department of Tourism’s Region 7 OIC Judy Gabato joined PAL Visayas Area Head Ms. Reyani Romano, PAL SAVP Philippine Sales Mr. Harry Inoferio, PAL VP Sales Mr. Ryan Uy and PAL AVP Mabuhay Miles Loyalty Program Ms. Mayette Casanova for a toast to PAL’s newest flight routes.! Cheers!
 PAL’s charming lady executives graciously man the fort
Mr.  Inoferio, Mr. Uy & Ms. Casanova

The best part of the launching? The raffle of Cebu- Singapore- Cebu business class tickets to lucky guests. I didn’t get to win any but Singapore here I come! Onboard Philippin Airlines of course. Cheers!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Philippine Airlines Launches Cebu- Singapore- Cebu Direct Flight on December 16!

Philippine Airlines launches its direct flight flights from Cebu to Singapore on December 16!

PAL Senior Assistant VP Philippine Sales Harry Inoferio & PAL VP for Sales Ryan Uy made the announcement at a presscon at Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City. 

  PAL flies Cebu- Singapore- Cebu on December 16 
The Cebu hub will now make it possible for passengers from the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao to fly directly to Singapore onboard Philippine Airlines’ 199-seater A321’s without having to fly to Manila
L- R: Ms. Casanova, Ms. Romano, Mr. Uy & Mr. Inoferio

The four times weekly flight - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday - via PR517, departs Cebu at 10 p.m.and arrives in Singapore at 1:45 a.m. the following day.

The return flight via PR518 will operate four times a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - leaving Singapore at 2:45 p.m and arriving in Cebu at 6:40 p.m., Inoferio said.

The Singapore flight will be the sixth intentional flight out of Cebu that includes Los Angeles, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Incheon, Inoferio said.
 Lifestyle writer Honey Jarque Loop asks a question
During the same press conference attended by media representatives & lifestyle bloggers from key cities all over the Visayas and Mindanao, PAL also announced the launch of daily Cebu-Caticlan-Clark flights also on December 16.
 PAL's big bosses with bloggers

The Cebu -Caticlan and Cebu- Clark via Caticlan operations bring to ten the total number of PAL domestic connections from Cebu, which include Bacolod, Iloilo, Kalibo, Tacloban, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Manila.  

 Ms. Maria Cielo emcees & moderates the presscon
Joining Mr. Inoferio & Mr. Sy at the media launch were PAL lady executives Ms. Reyani Romano Visayas Area Head, Ms. Mayette Casanova AVP Mabuhay Miles Loyalty Program and Ms. Maria Cielo Villaluna Head – External Affairs who also emceed the affair. (ROG)

Happy Birthday to Mellanie Wallace!

How does a certified beauty & headturner celebrate her birthday bash? For Mellanie Wallace, it was just like any other day at the Bohol Bee Farm which she helps oversee with bro Abdul and mom Vicky.
 BIRTHDAY BELLE Mellanie Wallace & with recent
Bohol Bee Farm guest actor Jake Cuenca 

Make up by Epz Relampagos & Hair by Nayr Sines
But before the day was through, she slipped into her little black dress and celebrated with family and friends at their organic farm’s newly- renovated function hall aptly named Baragay Function Hall that could seat a couple hundred of guests and can be styled for any occasion and event ranging from weddings to birthdays & to conventions and seminars! 

 sunshiny & positive vibes for the party

 Photographer Christian Lungay shows off Kulet Alturas’ baking masterpieces
Including this birthday cake for Mellanie

 With  Abdul, Nayr Sines, Mike Tago, Tanya & Chandrina Schreurs,
Epz Relampagos and niece
  Your Roving Eye with Vicky Wallace Sandidge, the Queen Bee herself
 SIBLING SUPPORT: Abdul & Mellanie get ready to welcome
guests to Bohol Bee Farm’s biggest function hall

Affectionately remembered by pageant fans as the youngest ever to win the Miss Bohol crown, Mellanie who is a registered nurse flew back home after working for a decade as a New York hospital nurse to contribute to the busy as a bee Bohol Bee farm and enjoy the laidback lifestyle of Bohol.
 Long may you reign Mellanie
Happy happy birthday Mel!

Photo Credits: Christian Lungay Photography

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