• Jimmy and Tang's Restaurant

  • Bicol Instagram Festival 2015

    Run for Wellness 6

  • Run for Wellness 6

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Style Hub Boutique by Variety Love Shop




Naga City - Style Hub Boutique by Variety Love Shop, the nth fashion and lifestyle boutique is now open to serve you. Style Hub is located at JP 2 Atrium just at the back of the Vincentian Heritage Park so students near the area are so lucky to have this shopping haven.

Fashionable and affordable clothes plus shoes, sandals, bags, crafts, stuffed toys and authentic make ups for the youthful from your favorite and online trusted sellers.



Style Hub Boutique Partners
Bonita y Elegante by Carla Dy
Phi n Piks by Ruth D. Ng
The Basiq Clothing by Jan Yao
Variety Shop Love by Angela Imperial
Ode to Her by Nathalie Florendo
Tumblr Shirts by Chino Lozada; I’m gonna get that BarBitch top.
B-boy Apparel by Jasper Ong
Poppy Blush Korean Cosmetics


Authentic Korean Cosmetics
Photo by: BWS

Photo by: BWS

Now it's not only the ladies who can get a knack of these goodies, Style Hub does not leave out the good looking guys of Naga. Check out B-boy Apparel, Tumblr Shirts and The Basiq Clothing
Tumblr Shirts will let you do the talking
Variety Shop Love off shoulder tops and skirts are so sassy even if you're on a tight budget. The Basiq Clothing also has stylish pants for the groovy.

Cute 3D pouches of doggies and kitties.
Oh, the butingtings! I hope Phi N Piks can also have a minimalist type of watch in the future. 

My eyes just can't get off the reds. But I'm also a black and white person when it comes to clothes.
Top from Ode to Her. Thinking of pairing this with my red long skirt with side slit. 
Red, my fave color.
I also have an addiction over stripes. Yey for this top from Pink Chamomile's Closet. I have my jumper shorts from Pink Chamomile too that I absolutely love for my on the go road trips CLICK HERE for photos. 
HW Shorts from Pink Chamomile's Closet


Sa wakas! My kimono na ako! This is from Phi n Piks Boutique

Since I have a no sleeveless policy at work, this Kimono will surely be very helpful. It's not that I can't wear sleeveless, but I have to practice what I preach since I am in the academe. Seems like I am really getting old and the conservative side of me keeps kicking in. 
Apologies for not making it to the grand opening, got caught up with work. Since, I visited the shop on a Monday, I thought I would be able to take photos with less people. I was wrong, it was so fun to see many customers coming in empty handed and going out with a blue bag.

Style Hub Boutique team sees to it there are fresh stocks. So you just have to keep coming back for new items. If you have a specific style in mind don't hesitate to message the owners on their accounts and I'm sure they will be able to accommodate your queries. Style your days with Style Hub Boutique.

Thank you and more power to Style Hub Boutique Team especially to Ms. Angela.  
Dios Mabalos for stylin' the youthful Nagueños and Bicolanos!

Style Hub Boutique
JP2 Atrium, Bagumbayan Sur, Naga City
Instagram: @stylehubboutique
Contact No.: 0917 575 7099
Store Hours:
Monday- Saturday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-8:00 pm



Peñafrancia Traslacion Procession 2015 Live Updates


For live updates during the procession please like Naga City Deck on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/nagacitydeck

Live streaming link will be posted on this page.

Order of Traslacion Procession 2015
click on the photo to enlarge


Monday, August 24, 2015

Bicol Instagram Festival 2015




WHAT IS #BiGFEST2015?

Bicol Instagram Festival (#BiGFest2015) aims to gather the most savvy social media and mobile internet users  in Bicol Region to be part of the first ever Instagram Meet- up during the biggest fiesta in Naga City.

It will be an fun day filled with games and interaction with instagrammers, digital influencers and bloggers. This is your chance to meet and greet fellow netizens offline where you can also win amazing prizes from our Event Partners and Sponsors like Biggs, HOOQ, QuePasa, Avenue Plaza Hotel and Willprint. (more will be added!)




#BiGFest2015 invites all Bicolano youth and young professionals to visually share the best of Penafrancia Festival, Metro Naga and Bicol Tourism on their social media accounts particularly on Instagram for the whole month of September. 

Be a Bicol Blogger Friend! Help us promote the best of our region and bring the world closer to Bicol. 

SAVE THE DATE! 
September 18, 2015  at  Avenue Convention Plaza (3/F Avenue Square, Magsaysay, Naga City) 

REGISTRATION for Participants will be officially open on Friday, August 21, 2015. Make sure to register early because we only have limited slots.

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND #BiGFEST2015?




  1. You’ll be part of a BiG special event and we can make a history! 
  2. Visit different booth, play games and win amazing prizes from our generous sponsors!
  3. You can make a BiG impact using your social media accounts and help us promote the Best of Bicol!
  4. Share the Penafrancia Fiesta Celebration to the world!
  5. Meet one of the BiGgest name on Social Media! Online Sensation LLOYD CADENA will be one of our special guest. 
Online sensation, comedian and book author LLOYD CADENA of the very famous Llyod Cafe Cadena showed his enthusiasm to be part of #BiGFest2015. LC has 35,000 followers on Instagram, 88,000+ on Twitter, 729,000+ Facebook Fans, 250,000+ subscribers and almost 28 million views on YouTube.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS:

The persons behind BicolBloggers are also the organizers of various interactive activities like Date in Daet, SSSstaycation, Tumblr Meet-ups and other online advocacies. To date, #BiGFest2015 is our boldest and biggest activity for the most active netizens in Bicol. This is inline with our group’s mission of “nurturing professional blogging in Bicol by equipping Bicolano social media users with skills and network through special events.”

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FIRST SET OF EVENT PARTNERS & SPONSORS. 

For those who are interested to connect with Bicol audience and work with local influencers, please email us  bicolbloggers@gmail.com or connect with us on our social media accounts.

INSTAGRAM    |    FACEBOOK PAGE    |    TWITTER

We highly encourage interested event sponsors to sign-up as soon as possible. You may contact Apple Allison on her mobile # 0917 739 8227 / 0947 560 6111 to discuss how you be part of this BiG event and explore how we can bring you closer to Bicolanos.

http://bicolbloggers.com/post/126937648470/bigfest2015-announcement-bicol-instagram-festival-naga



Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Coffee Table



Naga City - Having lost count of the number of coffee shops in our city, this feature post is one of my personal favorites. Three years ago, I have blogged about this shop's former brand, The Pro Chef's Office Culinary Essentials. Memorable as it can be, it was April of 2012 in time for NagaCityDeck's 3rd year anniversary when I first visited the place.  It was then the first culinary cafe and studio in Naga City and even in the Bicol Region. The coffee shop as a concept was similar like the others but the culinary cafe and studio was special about it. Time passed and perhaps Naga still lacks enough orientation towards the concept of having a culinary cafe (where guests could observe the chef cooking the meals and at the same time learn how to cook them). The kitchen/studio was high-end and beautiful but still it wasn't enough to attract the locals. Having the "culinary" concept makes it look a little bit expensive considering that Naga still has the provincial feels. Last year, was a troubled year for the owners, contemplating if they would close down or sell the business. With enough patience and faith in God, the shop was re-branded as The Coffee Table (TCT), retaining the coffee shop and making the kitchen/studio an extension of the coffee shop suited for meetings and other functions.

Related post: NCD at The Pro Chef's Office

 

Casual industrial type of ambiance. This is how I can describe The Coffee Table. Books to read, high chairs, comfy couch, artistic frames dwelling on admirable coffee quotes and soothing light bulbs that reflect on the clear window panes overlooking a part of Naga's entertainment district, Magsaysay Avenue. I will still stood up to what I said before about the Pro Chef's, that if you want a quiet coffee time whether with friends or alone, this is the place to be.


Crepe capital of Naga. TCT retained many of the dishes from the original menu. Famous for their pasta and sandwiches, but to top it all, TCT serves savory and sweet crepes. Crepe is a French cuisine, very thin pancakes made of wheat flour. What's fun about crepes is that it can be served as an appetizer, a main course, a side dish or even a dessert. My personal favorite would be the Crepedilla from the savory crepes and the Fruity French for the sweet crepes.





"Procaffeinating". Many can relate to this, it is the tendency to not start anything until you've had a cup of coffee. Find that wall inside the coffee shop for this is one of the most photographed corner of TCT. TCT has a Brew Bar, wherein you can choose the method on how your coffee will be prepared. Ask for Barista Gj and you can even watch him demo it. Chemex, French Press, Pour Over and Siphon are the methods you can choose from plus you can also choose the coffee beans (arabica, benguet blend, doc's blend and tct blend).
  • Espresso Bar starts at P45 to P105
  • Specials starts at P80 to P135
  • Iced Coffee at P90 to P110, Coffee Blends at P120 to P150
  • Shakes and other drinks at P45 to P135. 
TCT also serves All Day Breakfast Platters like pancake, french toast and hash brown served with 2 eggs, bacon and sausage for  P120 to P150. Savory Crepes starts at P145 to P175. Sweet Crepes at P95 to P155. Sandwiches starts at P55 only to P185. Pasta starts at P80 to P185. Service size? TCT is one of the coffee shops in Naga with ample serving size. To be honest, everything that I have tasted in TCT is delicious. While the shop may be a "no rice" kind of food place, everything that they are serving complements the coffee they have. Most of the food are good for sharing, but by all means you can also eat them on your own.


The baristas of TCT are as kind and accommodating as the owners. They will make sure you are well attended to and being knowledgeable about the food they are serving is a plus point. Old and new recipes combined with the perfect ambiance, what more can I say? From The Pro Chef's Office to The Coffee Table, I am proud to have witnessed this change. The shop grew for the better along with the dining culture and demands of Naguenos and Bicolanos. More power and God bless The Coffee Table especially to Doc Steve and Ma'am Lei.   

Aglio e Olio and Seafood Sundried Pasta with Iced Caramel Macchiato, Iced Mocha and Watermelon Shake

Aglio E Olio Pasta and Watermelon Shake

A dessert coffee called Cocochino, if you will order this, couple it with pasta or anything from the Savory Crepes.

Verdure Pasta

The Cocochino is coffee with desiccated coconut.

Fruity French Crepe, yummy!!

Chorizo and Egg Crepe, make sure you include the yolk together with the chorizo bits

MUST-TRY. CREPEDILLA

Cakes, pies and cupcakes



My favorite part of The Coffee Table overlooking Magsaysay Avenue lights.




The Coffee Table
Facebook Page: The Coffee Table
Instagram: @the_coffeetable 
2/F ADC Hotel
Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City
(054) 472 3470



Friday, August 21, 2015

Jimmy and Tang's Restaurant


Naga City - Are you a buffet kind of person? If you are, Jimmy & Tang's Restaurant is so right for you that it will surely satisfy your cravings for home cooked meals. Everyday buffet can be gluttonous but a weekend buffet is something to look forward to. Jimmy & Tang's is located inside The Sison's compound along Liboton Street. It's not a generic daily kind of buffet which makes every weekend full of surprises.

One Saturday lunch, we were very fortunate to be welcomed by the home cooked dishes of Jimmy & Tang's. From appetizers, soup, pork, chicken, fish, seafood, Bicolano dishes, dessert, Naga's original Kinalas and a whole lot more. Everything is served fresh and hot. 



They say buffet's should be well planned in order for you to try and taste everything on the table. Well yes, with the numerous dishes served by this restaurant, you should really come hungry. For starters, soup served was Halaan and Papaitan. The last time I ate an authentic papaitan cooked by an Ilocano was in San Felipe, Zambales and my last visit to my relatives in Banna, Ilocos Norte.The Papaitan of Jimmy & Tang's? Well, it's good enough, that at least you'll get a glimpse f how this Ilocano dish really taste like. The restaurant has a strong foundation when it comes to home cooked dishes, remember Aling Conching's Restaurant located along the Diverson Road? And oh they also have the Tabagwang fondly called "Lips to Lips" by many, a snail found in rice fields and usually cooked in gata. 

Halaan and Papaitan


Bopis or Kandinga will always be a personal favorite. Commonly sold in carinderias, the Bopis of Jimmy and Tang's is for the win!
Dinuguan was served in two types. One with the lamang loob and the other with pure meat only. 


Callos and Bicol Express
The Callos was really tasty! In my opinion, it's the best in Naga! I heard that Jimmy and Tang's also serves one of the best Kare-Kare in the city, but sadly it was not available during our visit. The owners, Sir Jimmy and Ma'am Tang sees to it that you are being served well during your stay in the resto.
Tabagwang on the right

Nachos

The caramel bars are just so yummy!! And look! They have Ice Scramble! 



Kinalas! A buffet with Kinalas! This may be not be available during weekend buffets, lucky you if you they have one during your visit. They also have barbecue both pork and chicken. The calamares and fried shrimps are cooked fresh outside upon order, making sure they're fresh and crispy. 

Photo by HandpaintedSky
You can also visit the restaurant during regular days, dishes usually ranges from P60 to P250. Your weekends will be more special because of the restaurant's Weekend Buffet for only PhP 350.00 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Jimmy and Tang's also do catering services and accepts reservations for big groups during special gatherings. 


Jimmy and Tang's Restaurant
Facebook Page: Jimmy and Tang's
M.T. Villanueva Avenue (Former Liboton Street)
The Sison's Compound
0917.580.2291  or (054) 205 0545