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Lifestyle Buzz: Swan Lake And The Sound Of Music Have Made Their Way To The Manila Stage!

Lifestyle Buzz: Swan Lake And The Sound Of Music Have Made Their Way To The Manila Stage!

So much love for the weekend, baby! Unless you have some prior commitment to attend to between the Saturdays and Sundays of the month, now’s the time to enjoy your well deserved, much-needed freedom from the Monday to Friday grind. And because we at ABS-CBN Lifestyle believe no weekend should be wasted, our latest edition of Lifestyle Buzz we give you the latest happenings on life’s greatest F’s: Food and Fun. Read on to see just exactly what we mean.


Who’s Buzzin’

These are exciting times for the six DJs finalists of The Red Bull 3Style World Championships. On October 19,  DJs Kouta Kutsuma, Novel Fortich, Jan Musa, Charles Angeles, Gary Bonita, and Katsy Lee will be battling it out at The Valkyrie Nightclub for the National Finals. Each DJ will be given just fifteen minutes to wow both the crowd and judges with a mix that combines three different musical styles. The one who’s named regional champion will represent the country in the world finals at Krakow.  Learn more about it at

Every year, Stella Artois hosts the annual Draught Masters Championship to celebrate the perfection, quality, and passion in pouring and tasting its beloved German beer. Jason Laurio was recently named Philippine Champion at 2017 Stella Artois Asia Draught Masters competition. He impressed judges by explaining and demonstrating the right way to execute their complex 9-Step Pouring Ritual. Congrats, Jason!

What’s Buzzin’ 

One dish that goes great with Stella Artois? Proscuitto Ham Darla from Yellow Cab. The brand recently added that and two more flavors to its Dear Darla hand-rolled pizza menu, each of which tastes better when paired with a specific beer. Take it from the experts—order a Peroni with their NYU Margherita Darla or get yourself a Corona with a Chicken Corona Darla. You’d be surprised how well the greens and the beer balance each other out.

Spanish food makes for an equally delicious beer match! Baguio Craft Brewery revealed its new partnership with Casa Marcos, which comes just in time for Oktoberfest and the Spanish National Holiday. Together, they’ve paired as much as 10 craft beers with Casa Marcos’ signature tapas! Rather than trek all the way to Baguio, city dwellers can hit up their new home at Il Terrazzo in Timog for good drinks and an authentic cervezeria experience.

We’ve got awesome news for Thai tea fans! The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® recently combined its signature blend of Assam black tea with sweetened condensed milk to bring Filipinos not one, but TWO new Thai-inspired, premium drink offerings: Thai Tea Latte and Thai Tea Ice Blended®. Combined the drinks their roast chicken & mushroom fusilli and triple-decker cheesecake respectively, and you’ve got yourself some delicious meal matches!

Cooler air, smaller crowds, and the many health benefits that come with night runs all factor in on its growing popularity. Perhaps the only thing runners would have to worry about is taking extra caution. The last thing anyone wants is to (pun not intended) run the risk of being unseen by motorists. But with Saucony’s new Chroma collection, anyone can be stylishly safe no matter where they choose to bolt. It features the fan favorite Kinvara 8 as well as the comfy Freedom ISO with a soft heathered material and chroma reflective detailing.

The hills are alive…with the help of Nissan, that is! Thanks to them, the London West End Production of The Sound of Music is now in the Philippines! Award-winning actress Carmen Pretorious plays Maria while local talents were cast as the von Trapp Children. Book your tickets here at

Lisa Macuja-Elizalde was 14 when she first watched Swan Lake. Moved by what she saw, today the CEO and artistic director of Ballet Manila invites everyone to witness its world-class rendition of the timeless classic. It will feature a new generation of dancers performing part of the original Lev Ivanov choreography, as well as the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra playing the original score. Catch its next shows on October 14 at 6:00 PM and October 15 at 3:00 PM. For details, visit or follow Ballet Manila on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tickets are also available through all TicketWorld outlets. Call 891-9999 or visit for more. Those planning to watch may also inquire about the company’s Season Subscription Programs, which offer up to 50% discount on ticket prices.


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Where the Buzz Is 

Fruitas Group of Companies has made a solid name for itself in the food cart business. But if there’s anything else they value besides satisfying their customers, it's finding ways to make education available for more people. Through its “Touched By Fruitas” Foundation and “Fruitas Education Assistance Program,” Fruitas Group of Companies offers scholarship programs and financial assistance to children of select employees. It’s also pledged P1,000,000 to Hope Christian High School—the same school that Founder and CEO Lester Yu attended in his youth. Kudos to them!  

Likewise, Tim Horton’s loves giving back—and not just through its coffee or baked goods. To help raise funds for the orthopedically handicapped people of Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc., Tim Horton’s Philippines ran a Smile Cookie Campaign from September 28-October 1. Every cookie sold during this period went straight to the organization’s rehabilitation and skills training programs. This is in line with their global initiative to support local charities and communities. 

If the mere thought of rich, dark-glazed, and smoky ribs makes your mouth water, you’re definitely in luck! Racks now serves that very dish in the form of Smoked Chipotle Ribs. Think tender, hefty pork ribs topped with generous amounts of smoky and spicy chipotle barbeque sauce. Order a limited edition serving while you can. It’s only available from September 15 – November 5, 2017.

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