July 28, 2021

The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3: More Than Connecting Communities

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The Skyway Stage 3 opened in late May of this year, signaling another huge milestone in Philippine infrastructure. Opening the southbound Quirino exit to Class-1 vehicles, motorists are now able to cut their commuting time from Balintawak and Quezon Avenue to Manila within less than 20 minutes from 1.5 hours without traffic. 

Also called the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project (MMSS3), the elevated expressway that runs from Buendia, Makati City to the North Luzon Expressway in Balintawak, Quezon City spans a length of about 18.83 kilometers, with 2 by 3 lanes from Buendia to Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio, Quezon City, 2 by 2 lanes from Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio to NLEX Balintawak, Quezon City, and 2 by 3 lanes elevated roadway structure. The infrastructure also connects it to the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project in the vicinity of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).

And if you happen to be living in a luxury house and lot in Tagaytay or any of the luxury homes in Tagaytay or in South of Manila like Crosswinds or Swiss Quadrille Crosswinds, Skyway Stage 3 is a blessing in so many ways.

Connecting Major Thoroughways

Skyway Stage 3 | luxury lifestyle and homes by brittany corporation

This is Skyway Stage 3 under construction above G. Araneta Avenue in Quezon City. Image from Wikimedia Commons.


Anywhere in the world, people want good infrastructures, such as smooth and safe roads, and timely and reliable trains and transportation systems that allow people and cargo to move across a wide range of destinations.

Moreover, for those who are planning to buy a luxury home, or checking out luxury homes for sale in Tagaytay or Tagaytay luxury lots for sale, for example, know location is one of the most important considerations. Before you make the final decision, you want to make sure that your new luxury home has access to important destinations like the supermarket, bank, school, and even those that are essential to you, like your school or workplace. Moreover, you also want to know you have access to alternative routes that have manageable traffic so you do not spend so much unnecessary time on the roads.

Expressways like Skyway Stage are great infrastructure developments that not only connect you to the other cities in Metro Manila, but also other communities important to you. They also help decongest current thoroughfares and provide you route alternatives depending on where you need to go.

The Skyway Stage 3 is part of the Metro Manila Skyway System or Metro Manila Skyway. The Skyway System is an elevated highway that serves as the main expressway in Metro Manila, Philippines. The Skyway System connects the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), which are two major thoroughways in Metro Manila. NLEX is a limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces of the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. SLEX, on the other hand, is also a limited-access toll expressway that connects Metro Manila to the provinces in the Calabarzon region, and spans from its north exit, Magallanes Interchange, to south exit at Santo Tomas, Batangas, connecting it to the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road.

The recent opening of Skyway Stage 3 and its continuous improvement came as a blessing for all as it aims to shorten travel times within and going out of the Metro significantly. If you’re set to buy a home anytime soon, Skyway Stage 3 also brings you closer to luxury home developments and even luxury lot properties like Tagaytay luxury lots for sale.

Crosswinds Tagaytay, for example, is a Swiss-inspired resort development stretching over 100 marvelous hectares of land. The development features over 35,000 lofty pine trees and is credited for the cooler than usual Tagaytay temperatures. Crosswinds Tagaytay offers breathtaking vistas and vantage points that feature the lush, rolling terrains, drawing attention towards the aerial views of the rest of Tagaytay City and Metro Manila. Anyone who has taken a drive on the rolling terrains of this idyllic resort development feels a sense of ease, comfort, and relaxation, thanks largely to its cooler climate and the majestic nature of Tagaytay.

Swiss inspired mansion cabin with a garden in cool breezy climate | luxury lifestyle and homes by brittany corporation

Crosswinds Tagaytay can make anyone feel relaxed and at peace.


Crosswinds Tagaytay is a world on its own — the commanding Swiss-inspired homes and residential buildings, which are all situated along the natural slopes of the exclusive community, will make you feel that you are indeed no longer in the Philippines anymore. Coupled with the lush flora, Crosswinds Tagaytay calls to mind a popular holiday getaway you’d always come back to. The prime Tagaytay luxury lots for sale are also great investments for people who are looking to invest in Tagaytay real estate but do not have immediate plans to build a luxury home in the immediate future.

Skyway Stage 3 allows commuters from Quezon City to travel to this idyllic property in just 90 minutes under usual traffic. The latest development of the Skyway System cuts the commuting time by 30-45 minutes. This is great for homeowners who are looking to migrate to the South, for example, but still be able to have manageable access to the Metro.

A large courtyard of healthy green hedges and fertile soil with growing bush plants, with a red brick circular middle and a centerpiece, surrounded by medieval classic marble Italian Greek statues, wrapped by a cemented road, with a clubhouse at the back, surrounded by a green park with pine trees

Brittany Sta. Rosa means having the world and its opportunities at your fingertips, where you and your family can grow within lush, beautiful communities.


The same expressway system also cuts the commuting time to and from another luxury residential community to just under an hour. Brittany Sta. Rosa is a 260-hectare property rich in history, atmosphere, nature, and is now an exciting new community located in the south of Mega Manila. Featuring nine themed residential developments, each offering luxury houses and lots for sale in an exclusive location and nearby the best educational and recreational facilities. It is also surrounded by Canlubang Golf and Country Club, the Sta. Elena Golf Club, and The Country Club, the top golf courses in the metro.

An spacious sprawling wide area of an italian inspired subdivision with clean beautiful houses and lots in warm welcoming colors, classic accents, pine trees, lush greenery, healthy grass, and gates of rustic bricks

Brittany Vista Alabang is a 600-hectare development for people who are looking to own a luxury home near modern conveniences and who also long for the fresh countryside.


You can also reach Brittany Vista Alabang to and from Metro Manila in just 45 minutes, thanks to the opening of Skyway Stage 3. Brittany Vista Alabang is a family-friendly diverse community spanning over a whopping 600 hectares of master-planned real estate development. This community offers private enclaves that offer luxury houses and lots while supporting all aspects of family life. This luxury residential development in the South of Metro Manila is a popular hotspot for upscale properties because it is supported by a lively business district and transport hub, with stations for commuter trains and intercity buses around Starmall shopping center. It is also located in Vista City, a prime location close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and amenities.

A tall teal mansion in charming San Franciscan style, with white elements, and two garages or carports, with side staircases leading to the upper ground floor; surrounded by trees, yellow daffodil flowers, and other plants

The luxury homes at La Posada may be simple, but they offer the comfort and the functionality any family needs while still remaining accessible to the hustle and bustle of the metro.


You can also reach La Posada, a Victorian-inspired residential enclave featuring charming luxury homes for starter families, in just around the same time by using the Skyway Stage 3 connection. La Posada, which is located in front of Lakefront in Sucat, Parañaque, is inspired by the geographical urban marvel and the properties tha line up the streets of San Francisco. The seven-hectare community offers vistas and the cool air, making these luxury homes another viable luxury investment option among real estate buyers.

An Important Component in National Utilities Delivery

Electric power lines along skyway stage 3 | luxury lifestyle and homes by brittany corporation

Infrastructure projects allow utility agencies of the government to plan, develop, and deliver utilities throughout Metro Manila and its connecting rural areas.


Major road infrastructure such as the Skyway system is a key piece of the institutional infrastructure not only for the successful decentralization of the connecting rural roads. They also serve as important locations for major utilities such as the electricity grid and water lines. 

Land acquisition to develop the land and install a normal power line may be impractical in certain areas, especially those that may present legal challenges, like densely populated areas. However, utilizing the span and breadth of massive road infrastructures like the Skyway System allows the government to deliver and decentralize the distribution of utilities. One notable power line that uses the Skyway System’s right-of-way, for the most part, is the Hermosa–Duhat–Balintawak transmission line, which is connected to the Hermosa and Balintawak substations of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), with line segment termination at the Duhat substation of Manila Electric Company (Meralco), which is located in Bocaue, Bulacan.

Skyway Stage 3 System: A self-Sustaining Project

Philippine skyway stage 3 highway toll gate | luxury homes by brittany corporation

Tolls are important machineries in order to keep road infrastructures operating at optimum capacity. Image from Autocar Philippines.


Back in the old days, people pay a toll, or a user fee. Nowadays, high-tech tolling means you can go and travel to any accessible point. It is also a smart way to fund and finance the highways, bridges, and tunnels that help move our economy, and get people where they want to go to and from your luxury home, whether it is for business or for work.

Tolling is already a proven, viable funding option. It is a central component of the transportation funding system of a country. This is because roads are not truly ever free. And just like investing in a luxury home or a luxury property, it doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t spend anything else well after you have paid the total contract prices.

Our highways are not free nor have they ever been. Even if its development is funded completely by the government or via a public-private partnership, keeping these extensive infrastructure in operations means ensuring that these roads are well-maintained and that there are traffic, emergency, and roadside assistance services are available for the people who are using it. A road, just like your home, requires ongoing upkeep and maintenance, so what more for a massive network of roads? 

Tolls provide a sustainable source of revenue for ongoing road maintenance and improvement. While Skyway 3 has since applied toll rates for people who use the road network, the public is assured that tolling is an innovative and cost-effective approach to ease the transportation infrastructure challenges of the country while providing a safe and reliable option for the traveling public.

Final Words on Skyway Stage 3

Skyway Stage 3 is an exciting milestone in terms of our public infrastructure system, especially when you have the option to restart in a luxury community by Brittany Properties. You don’t just get to invest in a luxury home or luxury property, you get to take advantage of the many opportunities the accessibility the Skyway Stage 3 now provides. It also allows you to spend more time on what is important to you, and make the most of the work-life balance you’ve always wanted.

Brittany Corporation by Vista Land is a high-end property developer in the Philippines that seeks to address the demand for such definitions of beautiful luxurious properties. From lush, premium house and lot residential communities to high-end condominium enclaves, Brittany Corporation aims to offer the most sought-after bespoke lifestyle that allows an extravagant, effortless quality of life, both indoors and outdoors. 

Moreover, Brittany Corporation is the first in the country to conceptualize, develop, and manage beautiful residential communities that offer luxury properties; each rich in character and sophisticated in their thematic appeal. Inspired by the most scenic destinations in the world, Brittany’s luxury communities bring these breathtaking places closer to home, making the beautiful, luxurious lifestyle achievable to those who seek it.

Get started on finding a luxury house and lot, luxury condo, or a luxury lot for sale. Visit https://www.brittany.com.ph/ to know more about the luxury residential developments of Brittany Properties via Skyway Stage 3 or the other two major thoroughways of the Skyway System!

Brittany Corporation offers luxury homes with beauty in every detail – from the themed communities to the breathtaking views. Visit https://www.brittany.com.ph/ now!

Benefits of Donating Blood This Blood Donors Month

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Donating blood can be quite scary for first-timers. However, there are numerous benefits to donating blood, which totally outweigh the few possible temporary side effects. In fact, a healthy person can donate at least once every three months, depending on the type of blood donation.

Doctor checking pulse of man's arm while on stretcher

Donating blood can be a very rewarding experience


Do not worry because you are required to be thoroughly checked by a medical professional present at the donation center. You will need his or her endorsement in order to be qualified to donate blood, so that you won’t be suffering from any side effects such as nausea and weakness of the body.

Today’s New Normal may prevent people from voluntarily donating blood. However, the need for blood and platelets is constant and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need. As hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donors are urged to give now to ensure blood products are readily available for patients.

Rest assured, private hospitals use sterile, disposable needles and syringes. They are practicing standard procedures to sanitize medical facilities, limit capacity through online bookings, and ultimately negate the spread of the virus. You may contact them beforehand to inquire about their health protocols for your peace of mind.

You may always find this article useful as well even if you decide to donate blood once the world is 100% COVID-free.

Doctor in white coat checking patient information before donating blood | luxury lifestyle and homes by Brittany corporation

Always consult your doctor before deciding to donate blood to your local health service provider


What to Consider Before Donating Blood

The first thing that you should think of when donating blood is your eligibility. To ease the process, you may consult your resident family doctor who most likely knows whether or not you and your family are qualified to donate blood. Make sure to consult him/her online from your luxury home to avoid exposure.

Who are Qualified to Donate Blood?

If you don’t have a personal doctor to help you in preparing for your blood donorship, we’ve got you covered! Here are the minimum qualifications to be a blood donor:

  • Weight is at least 50 kg
  • Must be in good physical health
  • Should pass the initial blood sampling screening
  • Should be well rested and hydrated
  • Not anemic

If you are someone with tattoos and/or body piercings, you are still eligible to donate blood if the tattooing procedure or the piercing was done a year ago. This is also applicable to acupuncture, and other procedures involving needles.

Upon arriving at the donation center, the medical representative will be performing a short checkup on you to observe whether you meet the following requirements:

  • Blood volume collected will depend mainly on your body weight
  • Pulse rate: Between 60 and 100 beats per minute with regular rhythm
  • Blood pressure: Between 90 and 160 systolic and 60 and 100 diastolic
  • Hemoglobin: At least 125 g/L
Infographic on benefits of donating blood in blood donor month of august | luxury lifestyle and homes by brittany corporation

Brittany Corporation’s infographic showing the benefits of being a regular blood donor


The 8 Benefits of Donating Blood

Free  Health Checkup and Pathology Test

Medical checkups can be quite expensive, more so specialized tests. However, an added benefit to donating blood is the free health checkup and pathology test. A pathology test is a test that examines samples of your body’s tissues, including your blood, urine, feces, and other samples obtained by biopsy. Doctors use this information for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other conditions.

For those who don’t visit their doctor for regular checkups, this is definitely a benefit you would want to take. Being examined will give you an idea early on of potential health problems your body may be facing that you otherwise wouldn’t have known yourself.

You are tested because of the abovementioned requirements in donating blood. Of course, the medical representative attending to you is obliged to inform you of any alarming findings. You may also request a copy of your medical checkup results.

Donating Blood Reduces the Risk of Heart and Liver Diseases

Iron is a mineral that the body needs for growth and development. Your body uses iron to produce hemoglobin–a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body–and myoglobin–a protein that provides oxygen to muscles. Your body also needs iron to produce certain hormones.

Excess iron is stored in your organs, especially your liver, heart, and pancreas. Too much iron can lead to life-threatening conditions, such as liver disease, heart problems, and diabetes.

As a blood donor, you’re able to get rid of 225 mg to 250 mg of iron, which can significantly help prevent your body from iron overload. After donating blood, the donor’s hemoglobin levels are back to normal after 6 to 12 weeks on average.

That is why there is a recommended number of weeks/months between donations. Make sure to strictly follow this timeline to ensure that you don’t risk lowering your hemoglobin levels in the long term. If you can’t keep up with the timelines, no worries because you will be given a donation card to record the dates and other details of your donation.

Lower the Risk of Cancer by Donating Blood

As mentioned above, iron accumulation in the body can cause health complications. However, it is important to note that the risks can go as far as increasing the risk of chronic diseases, including colorectal cancer.

In fact, cancer risk increases among women after menopause since their body no longer has a way of eliminating excess iron. Since donating blood regularly helps you balance the iron levels in your body, your risk for various types of cancer becomes lower too.

Donating blood can help foster a healthier lifestyle

You Develop New Blood Cells when Donating Blood

The average adult has around 10 pints of blood (roughly 8% of your body weight). Astoundingly, an average blood donation is 1 pint of your blood supply. This loss signals your body to pump out a generous amount of blood to replace what has been donated.

The amazing thing about our bodies is that it generates about 2 million new red blood cells every second, so it only takes a number of weeks to build up stores of them again.

Why is developing new blood cells a good thing? Adequate blood benefits the body through its components. Red blood cells carry oxygen through your body to your heart and brain, and we all know how important oxygen is. Platelets help to prevent or control bleeding due to low platelet count. Plasma and cryoprecipitate also help in that aspect.

Now imagine a whole bunch of these newly pumped blood cells working to rejuvenate you!

Donating Blood Improves Your Mental Wellbeing

The positive mental effects of donating blood don’t come from new blood cells generated in your body. Rather, these are felt right after your donation, once you realize the potential lives you can save with this selfless act–it is a donation after all.

Not only are you healthier, but you also help complete strangers live. In fact, you are able to save three lives with every pint of blood donated. This new way of helping others in need can be motivating and will definitely encourage you to donate regularly.

Thus, donating blood improves emotional well-being in tandem with the physical benefits. It reduces stress, helps get rid of negative feelings, and provides a sense of belonging.

Lower Cholesterol Level

Donating blood lowers your blood lipids, which are all the fatty substances found in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Some people have too much cholesterol (fat) in their blood, and this increases their chances of having a heart attack.

Although increased blood lipids can come from a variety of factors, there is no denying that lifestyle and habits heavily affect your body. If you live in a luxury home in the Philippines, you might be at risk because common Filipino dishes are usually fried, fatty, processed, and high in trans fat–also known as bad cholesterol. Make sure to avoid unhealthy food.

When you donate blood, you get rid of excess amounts of lipids or fatty substances in your blood. This is important so that fat deposits don’t accumulate in your arteries, lowering your cholesterol level and your risk for heart disease.

Donating Blood Helps you Maintain Your Body Weight

An average blood donation is 1 pint of your blood supply. Replenishing your body with this same amount of blood burns approximately 650 calories, which is equivalent to about 1 hour of cardio.

New blood cells generated by your body after donating blood are better at holding and transporting oxygen than old blood cells that are wearing down, which gives your muscles and metabolism a helpful boost. As your body receives more oxygen, your energy level increases, and your body naturally burns more calories during its daily activities.

You Save Lives When You Donate Blood

There are no substitutes for blood, platelets, or plasma, meaning they cannot be manufactured. Without blood donation, patients can’t undergo surgeries, recover from illnesses, or just function on a daily basis. Patients in need of blood or blood products must rely on donations from donors.

More than 1 million people every year are diagnosed with cancer for the first time. Many of them will need blood, sometimes even daily, during chemotherapy. More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day. However, Type O-negative and Type AB plasma, which are blood types that can be transfused to people with any blood type, are rare and supplies are low.

With this in mind, donating blood can be the highest form of humanitarian act.

Happy family of indian mother and daughter in a clean home | luxury lifestyle and homes by brittany corporation

Don’t forget to practice health protocols and keep your luxury home clean


COVID Measures at Home After Donating Blood

After donating blood, it is imperative that you take the proper precautionary measures to ensure that any exposure you may have to the COVID-19 virus won’t spread into your luxury home and to your loved ones.

After all, even if the blood donation center or hospital you went to took the right measures against the spread of the virus, any exposure in the time between leaving your home and arriving at the hospital and vice versa should be addressed.

As much as possible, only those who are donating blood should come to the donation site. Upon coming home, make sure that your luxury home entrance has all the necessary disinfectants an outsider must use before entering. There should be a clean set of clothes you can change into there, and a rack for all your exposed clothes. Don’t forget to place a trash bin where you can throw your disposable masks and gloves. Leave your shoes outside for cleaning and sun drying.

After spraying yourself with alcohol, don’t lounge in your luxury living room or bedroom. The first thing you should do inside the home is to take a full shower to wash off any outside agents that could also bring in sicknesses which would make your family vulnerable.

italian mansion in portofino at vista alabang with spacious green garden | luxury lifestyle and homes by brittany corporation

Luxury mansion at Portofino in Vista Alabang by Brittany Corporation


Invest in a Luxury Property Near Key Establishments

During the pandemic, we have seen a trend of high net worth individuals and families living in luxury condominiums transferring to more spacious ready homes in exclusive developments with houses and lots for sale. This is brought about by the demand for a safer and more sustainable environment.

The issue here is that luxury condominiums for sale are often the choice for families who prioritize convenience and location; and they give that up by moving to more ideal spaces during the pandemic, such as houses and lots for sale in Tagaytay. However, the first to come to mind is a new property somewhere in the province, sacrificing convenience for safety.

At Brittany Corporation, you will be pleased to find that all properties are master-planned developments in key locations within the metro south. Portofino in Vista Alabang, for example, is an exclusive residential community with everything within reach. It’s conveniently located next to Evia Lifestyle Center, an upscale establishment for all your retail, food, and home needs. It is also within a couple of minute’s drive to hospitals, schools, and tourist spots.

Complete with top-notch amenities and green space to breathe, check out our other world-class developments: Crosswinds in Tagaytay, La Posada in Sucat, and Promenade at Brittany Sta.Rosa.

During these trying times, we must stay vigilant and careful. Live in a spacious and breathable yet beautiful home, while being close to medical institutions.

July 22, 2021

Elevate Your Luxury with Brittany’s Ultimate Luxury Playlist


Brittany Corporation is the premier name in luxury real estate development in the Philippines. They pioneered dream home, themed communities for individuals looking for a beautiful home to call their own. Brittany believes in the freedom to define your own luxury. This is why they’ve created thematic luxury communities inspired by the scenic beauty and exclusivity of the world’s most iconic destinations. To complement the luxurious beauty of a Brittany property, they’ve curated the ultimate luxury playlist.

luxury houses and lots of Crosswinds Tagaytay | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Listen to the sounds of Alpine Villas, the luxury houses and lots of Crosswinds Tagaytay, in Brittany’s ultimate luxury playlist.


Brittany’s beautiful luxury homes are the height of sophistication and thematic appeal. The luxury houses and lots were meticulously curated to appeal to the tastes of the privileged few. From the Swiss chalets of the slopes of Crosswinds Tagaytay to the rich warmth of a Georgian country home in Promenade Santa Rosa to the Italian Renaissance of Portofino Vista Alabang, Brittany will surely have the perfect luxury home that you’ve been dreaming of. 


Hans Christian Andersen once said that “Where words fail, music speaks.” Music is a universal language. So much so that a 2020 Harvard University study proves this to be true. To quote the researchers: “We propose that the music of a society is not a fixed inventory of cultural behaviors, but rather the product of underlying psychological faculties that make certain kinds of sound feel appropriate to certain social and emotional circumstances.”


More and more luxury brands are harnessing Spotify to connect with their audience. Brittany’s commitment to supporting each individual’s own definition of luxury has inspired them to come up with a playlist to complement the beautiful sceneries of their luxury properties. Brittany brings you the ultimate luxury playlist. The ultimate luxury playlist consists of hand-picked songs by our very own connoisseurs of music. 


the luxury mansions of Promenade Santa Rosa. | Luxury Homes by Brittany Santa Rosa

The classical Georgian-era music from Brittany’s ultimate luxury playlist complements the luxury mansions of Promenade Santa Rosa.

Luxury shouldn’t end with just beautiful scenery. It should also be luxurious in the way it makes you feel to the way it sounds. Luxury should be something that can be felt through the 5 senses. To enhance your luxury experience, Brittany curated a Spotify Playlist for your themed, luxury homes. 


The Ultimate Luxury Playlist for the Swiss Alps

Ultimate Luxury Playlist, Seitenwind Musik, brings the Swiss highlands to your own luxury home. | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Crosswinds Tagaytay’s Ultimate Luxury Playlist, Seitenwind Musik, brings the Swiss highlands to your own luxury home.


When you think Swiss Alps, you think of a blanket of white snow laid atop the steep slopes of the Alpine mountains. You think of the cool, crisp, refreshing winds of the Andes. The Swiss Alps is a cornerstone of luxury that inspired the beautiful luxury homes of Crosswinds Tagaytay. This gave birth to the exclusive luxury enclaves of Alpine Villas, Grand Quartier, and Lausanne at Crosswinds. 


We’ve added the Sound-Of-Music-worthy songs from across Germany and Switzerland to give your luxury condominium and luxury mansion in Crosswinds Tagaytay the full experience of the Alpine tundra. Make luxury a full sensory experience by adding Brittany’s ultimate luxury playlist to your beautiful luxury condominium in Crosswinds Tagaytay. 


One of the most iconic sounds in Swiss-German music is the Alphorn as used by an Alphorn player with the Swiss Alps as the background. | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

One of the most iconic sounds in Swiss-German music is the Alphorn as used by an Alphorn player with the Swiss Alps as the background.


The prominent sound in Swiss music is the accordion and the alphorn. The alphorn is likened to a trumpet but has a deeper and richer sound. Listening to an alphorn reminds you of the mountains of Switzerland.


The accordion makes a very distinct sound that is difficult to describe. In the ultimate luxury playlist, we’ve added songs like Sternenschein that puts the accordion front and center. It is also reminiscent of Italian music but is still distinctly Swiss. 


Immerse yourself in the sounds of traditional Swiss instruments with the ultimate luxury playlist by Brittany for Crosswinds Tagaytay. The upbeat music and the woodwind instruments transport you to the Alpine Mountaintops in the comfort of your very own Swiss chalet, luxury mansion, or luxury condominium.


Listen to it here:  Crosswinds Tagaytay: Seitenwind Musik


The Ultimate Luxury Playlist for Italian Opulence

Classic Italian Music | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Portofino Alabang’s Ultimate Luxury Playlist, Classici Italiani, brings the sounds of Italian Opulence to your own luxury home.


Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Inspired by the quaint opulence of the Italian renaissance, Portofino recreates the luxury mansions of the Italian architecture scene. Italian luxury mansions are known for their asymmetrical massing, tall towers, and smooth stucco finish with exuberant ornamentation. Portofino’s houses boast of these classic Italian distinctions with a modern twist in consideration of the Philippine weather.


Since the pandemics start in 2020, the wanderlust in everyone is getting stronger. Although we are allowed limited travel, the arrival of the new delta variant may act as another hindrance to traveling. The new trend of Sofa Travel is bringing people all over the world. Brittany’s themed luxury houses are a perfect place for your very own sofa travel. 


Trevi Fountain | Luxury homes by brittany corporation

The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy is an iconic landmark in Italy. Brittany’s Ultimate Luxury Playlist aims to make its listeners feel right in the middle of the Trevi Fountain.


The Ultimate Luxury Playlist for Portofino consists of a mix of classical and more contemporary Italian music. We have the warm vocals of the legend, Pavarotti and we also have a more classical contemporary sound from Sofie Winterson in Portofino. Listening to the playlist will surely evoke a feeling of calm and luxury as you lounge in your Italian-themed luxury mansion in Portofino.


Italian music is very rich in vocal music like operas and ballads. It is also heavy on string instruments and sometimes the accordion as well. We’ve added the song O Sole Mio by the legend Pavarotti to showcase the operatic style of singing in Italian Music. There are also instrumentals like Piccolo Maria to highlight the mandolin, an instrument from the lute family. 


Listen to it here: Portofino Alabang: Classici Italiani


The Ultimate Luxury Playlist for the English Countryside Nobility

Promenade Santa Rosa

Promenade Santa Rosa’s Ultimate Luxury Playlist, Georgian English Country, brings the sounds of English countryside nobility to your own luxury home.

The year is 1800. The Georgian-Regency era was one of the most iconic periods of the British aristocracy. Named after George, Prince Regent, the temporary king of Great Britain while his father, George III, was ill, the regency era was time to behold. Many of the most popular romance stories were set in the Georgian-Regency era. It makes one wonder, why Regency era?


Promenade by Brittany Santa Rosa boasts beautifully crafted English country, Georgian architecture luxury mansions. Entering Promenade, you are welcomed by the Obelisk inspired by Nelson’s column in London’s Trafalgar’s square. Inside, you will see immaculately manicured hedges creating beautiful hedge mazes that give a sense of excitement.


Obelisk in Promenade Santa Rosa | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

The Obelisk in Promenade Santa Rosa exudes the opulence of the English country-themed luxury development.


The popular music of the time was a harpsichord. It is a small piano with a very distinctive sound. It sounds nothing like a piano but plays like one. The ultimate luxury playlist for Promenade Santa Rosa is full of harpsichord concertos. 


The Georgian music featured in the ultimate luxury playlist takes you back in time to a social dance as if you were invited by the lord of the house himself. Just like they did back in the time of Jane Austen when rich, single men would invite the eligible ladies in town to find a wife. 


As they said in Pride and Prejudice “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” of course that is not the case now, but it is nice to note the cultural differences that we have. Today, we are able to enjoy the finer things in life without the pressure of finding a wife or husband.


Harpsichord | luxury homes by brittany corporation

The harpsichord was one of the most popular instruments in the Georgian-regency era. The ultimate luxury playlist has a number of songs with the harpsichord as the front and center.


We’ve added songs like Suite in D Minor: II. Corrente Allegro by Thomas Chilcot to let our listeners experience the magical sound of a harpsichord. Sadly, the harpsichord is not that common anymore. On the bright side, there are plenty of songs available online when the harpsichord can be heard and appreciated.  


Listen to it here: Promenade Sta. Rosa: Georgian English Country


Regardless of where you are, you can bring the themed beauty of Brittany’s luxury properties anywhere you go. Feel free to mix and match the music to your home. Music is such a wondrous thing that adding that to your daily life can really change the way you appreciate your surroundings. Imagine drinking your morning coffee to the sound of a Swiss alphorn or even a harpsichord. 


How inspiring it would be to listen to the rich baritone of Italian opera singers as you have your Portofino virtual tour. Luxury should not be limited to visuals. Let luxury be defined by the way you want it to be. With Brittany’s luxury homes, you are free to be your own luxury.


Burn Calories With Low-Intensity Fitness Regimens

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It’s been nearly half a year into the pandemic and many of us have started living sedentary lifestyles that don’t let us burn calories – at least, not as much as before. Now that we’re constantly stuck at home, it’s hard to find activities that are healthy for our physical bodies.

Not to mention, with the virus still raging and strict travel restrictions still in place, it’s pretty likely that this will go on a little longer. Although it’s certainly relaxing to just lounge in our extraordinary luxury house and lot from time to time, too much inactivity is also bad for our health.

To combat this, it’s important to exercise and burn calories. But which exercise regimen should you pick? After all, the whole industry is saturated with myths, hearsays, and hype.

If you’re just getting started, you can’t go wrong with low-intensity workouts. In this article, we at Brittany will talk about these exercises, what they are, why they’re practical, and how you can get started right now.


Burn Calories: What is Workout Intensity?


Pink indoor gym workout essential equipment including barbels, yoga block, yoga mat, and towel.


The intensity of an exercise refers to how strenuously your body is working during the activity. Intensity affects how quickly you get tired, how fast you gain muscles, and how fast you burn calories during an exercise. Since everyone’s bodies and preferences are different, the ideal workout intensity will also differ from person to person.

Exercise intensity is usually described as low, moderate, or vigorous. Various sources suggest that the ideal amount of daily physical activity is 30 minutes of moderate exercise – along with a general lifestyle shift towards moving more and sitting less. This message rings true for both men and women.

That, as dangerous inactivity is for your long-term health, too much exercise can also be risky. When working out, individuals with medical conditions are especially advised to attend a pre-exercise screening. This is to assess whether or not the benefits they will gain from the workout outweigh the risks.

Even if you don’t have a pre-existing medical condition, going beyond your ideal workout intensity almost always results in negative results.

Moreover, if you tried any kind of workout before or have been inactive for a long time – like most of us during this lockdown – then even moderate-level exercises may be too much.


How to Measure Workout Intensity to Burn Calories


To assess whether a certain level of exercise is good for you, you need to have a good grasp of your particular workout intensity. You can measure your internal scale through three common means:

● Through your heart rate

● With a talk test

● With a rating scale

Measuring intensity through target heart rate

Your heart is a built-in intensity-measuring system. You may have noticed that your heart beats faster and stronger when you do something physically demanding.

During workouts, your muscles demand more nutrients and oxygen to allow you to perform strenuous tasks, so the heart tries to cater to that demand. The more robust your heart beats, the more oxygen, and nutrients are pumped to the muscles for them to burn. Thus, the faster you tend to get tired.

You can use your heartbeats as a means of measuring workout intensity with the concept of a Target Heart Rate range (THR range). The current convention is that moderate-intensity should be around 50% to 70% of the individual’s maximum heart rate.

Your maximum heart rate can be estimated based on your age. To assess, subtract 220 by your age. For example, the estimated maximum heart rate for a 50-year-old individual would be 170 bpm (beats per minute) because 220 – 50 = 170. These are only very rough estimates, though, so take caution when using them.

The target heart rate per intensity scale should be as follows:

● For low-intensity exercise: resting heart rate to 63% of max heart rate.

● For moderately intense exercise: 64% to 76% of max heart rate.

● For vigorously intense exercise: 77% to 93% of max heart rate.

An easier way of monitoring your heart rate is through a heart rate monitor. You can also get your heart rates taken by your doctor.

Measuring exercise intensity using the talk test

The talk test is kind of a simple rule of thumb in measuring exercise intensity.

● You should be able to talk and sing with no problems during low-intensity exercise.

● If you can talk okay, but can’t sing, then you’re doing moderate-intensity exercise.

● If you can’t talk properly at all without gasping, you’re doing vigorously intense exercise.

Measuring exercise intensity using the RPE

The exertion rating scale is another way of measuring how hard your body is working through preset measurements. These measurements are composed of the extreme anchors that begin with “no exertion at all” and end with “maximal exertion.”

Everything in between is composed of common signs of physical exertion, including heart rate, breathing rate, increased sweating, etc.

Moderate intensity exercises usually elicit:

● Perspiration

● Fast heart rate

● Increased temperature

●Faster and deeper breathing

● Mild pains in muscles that you’re not used to moving

Anything below that can be considered low-intensity workouts.


Burn Calories: Why Low-Intensity Workouts?


We now have a good idea of what workout intensity is and how we can measure it. We know that the more complex your body works, the more you burn calories. So why are we advocating for low-intensity workouts over moderate ones?

In this section, we’ll discuss the benefits of low-intensity workouts.


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The first benefit of low-intensity workouts over moderate ones is the ease of access.

Although moderate-intensity exercises are not the most exhausting ones out there, they still presents a significant barrier of entry to unfit people. Moreover, obese individuals with disabilities and chronic pains and the elderly have a higher likelihood of getting injured with moderate-intensity workouts, especially if they don’t have any background.

Low-intensity workouts are easy to do. They are light on the body and unintimidating, even for complete beginners. This way, low-intensity exercises are much easier to start.


High-intensity exercises have a lower compliance rate compared to low-intensity ones. Practices which border on physical discomfort are not fun to do and can only be done through high levels of determination and concentration.

In other words, if you don’t have a deep motivation to work out and burn calories, you will most likely drop out after a couple of days if doing moderate or intense exercises.

On the other hand, since low-intensity exercises are easier to perform, it’s not a problem to keep them up. Because these kinds of activities can be shared across various physical capabilities and preferences, they can be fun to do with friends and family.

These factors make the average person more likely to keep up with your exercise regimen than moderate-intensity workouts.


Even if low-intensity workouts are not as strenuous, they can burn calories just as well as moderate-intensity workouts. The trade-off is that it can take longer to do so compared to moderate or vigorous-intensity exercises. Perfect for people with time to spare.

Aside from burning calories, low-intensity exercises also help build muscular endurance. High-intensity activities develop strength; repetitive, low-resistance, and long-duration actions – such as pedal strokes or steps – tone the muscle for endurance.

Lastly, low-intensity workouts also improve appetite. Compared to strenuous, short-duration exercises that trigger hunger hormones, low-intensity workouts blunt the appetite, especially in women.

Fitness doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. You can achieve the beneficial effects and not put undue strain on your body at the same time.

Because of these three factors, now we know that low-intensity workouts can burn calories and help you become healthier just as much as intense workouts.


Low-Intensity Fitness Regimen to Burn Calories


In this section, we’re going to teach you specific low-intensity exercises that you can do even while stuck in your luxury home.

1. Walking Burns Calories


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The easiest of all exercises, walking is an effective low-intensity workout. Without the significant joint impact and strain produced by running, walking is almost a pleasure to do, especially if you are enjoying nature at the same time.

More than that, walking is a workout that can fit easily into your daily routine. You can go on a short walk during break times, or stroll in peace at your exclusive luxury community. You can easily control the pace and intensity of your walks and can even modify it by simply adding weights.

Planning Low-Intensity Walking Sessions to Easily Burn Calories

There’s not much to plan at all if you’re a relatively healthy person who just wants to move more. However, careful planning will have to be undertaken for walking sessions involving the obese, the elderly, and those with disabilities.

If you, or someone you know, belongs to those categories, then here’s a checklist of things to prepare.

● Plan a route that you can go to and get back from safely. If using a treadmill, plan a session that you can safely disengage from with no problems.

● If going outside, make sure other people know where you’re going, and you have the means to contact them.

● When possible, connect to a smartwatch or Fitbit or any smart appliance that will quickly contact trusted numbers in case of emergencies.


2. Water Workout


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Time to clean out your luxury home’s pool and bust out those swimsuits! Swimming pools are not just fun and relaxing; they can be a great way to exercise.

Water supports up to 85% of our body weight, making it easy on our joints. At the same time, movements in water also burn more calories as you need to work just a little bit harder, burning about 200 calories in half an hour on average. Being in the water also helps improve your circulation, and it’s much more fun than your average treadmill session!

There’s a wide variety of choices, from water aerobics to underwater treadmills. In this section, we’re going to show you how to do underwater arm curls.

Underwater Arm Curls Burn Calories

An excellent example of an accessible, low-intensity water workout is underwater arm curls. In this exercise, you’re going to work against the resistance of the water to strengthen your arm muscles. You can marginally increase the intensity by moving faster, as well. The depth of the water should be enough so that you can stand with your knees slightly bent and your shoulders partially submerged.

Do 20 reps for 1 set. To do underwater arm curls, follow the steps below.

1. While on the water, stand with your feet far apart to partially submerge your shoulders.

2. Raise your elbows to shoulder level, forming a T with your body.

3. Still with raised elbows, make sure your palms meet at your midpoint with your fingers touching and palms facing your chest.

4. Extend your arms out to the sides, tightening your muscles. By the end of the movement, your arms must be parallel to the floor, and your palms face outwards.

5. Close your arms back to the T-position. This is 1 rep.

3. Yoga


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Need something that will help clear your mind, relax your body, and even burn calories? Yoga is the way to go.

Yoga is an ancient art that has since been adapted into a practical discipline for physical exercise. Yoga develops strength, muscle tone, and flexibility. The slow and meditative nature of the activities even helps relieve stress!

This type of low-intensity workout consists of several deep-breathing exercises and yoga poses performed in a set amount of time. There are various yoga positions for entire muscle groups, so yoga is good for the whole body. It can also be performed in one place, so it’s the perfect workout to do in your luxury house and lot during the lockdown season.

You can also increase the difficulty and intensity quickly; simply adopt more demanding poses as you master old ones. For this, you would need a class and an instructor to reap the maximum benefits. There are many different kinds of yoga, from Power Yoga to yoga that deals with chair exercises.

The Yoga Chair Pose Can Burn Calories

The chair pose, also called Utkatasana, is one of the beginner-friendly moves of the discipline.

1. To begin, stand with both your feet close together, but not enough to touch

2. Lift both arms straight, over your head, and your palms facing each other.

3. Exhale as you bend your knees and bring your tailbone to the floor.

4. Try to form a right angle with your torso and the tops of your thighs.

5. Hold the position for an increasing amount of time, starting with 1 minute.


Burn calories with a low-intensity fitness regimen


Low intensity, low-impact workouts are some of the best solutions that we have to become healthier within the confines of our luxury homes.

Here at Brittany, we value the physical well-being of our residents and thus do our best to provide the best amenities possible, including gyms and activity areas. However, due to the restrictions, those spaces are seeing limited use, if at all, which is why it’s so important to be more physically active, even just within our luxury houses in the Philippines.

We hope that Brittany has pointed the way to a healthier, more beautiful life through this article.

Brittany offers the finest luxury house and lots for sale in the Philippines. If you’re in search of your next luxury home, be sure to get in touch with Brittany today. You can also follow Brittany’s Facebook, LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Interior Ideas for your Swiss-inspired Luxury Condo Design in Tagaytay

There is no place like home, and what better way to make yourself feel like it than your own luxury condo design? Brittany Corporation is about to fulfill your idea of a dream home in a prime location like Tagaytay. Never wake up in unbearable heat or smoke from pollution again, instead, enjoy the breeze from 35,000 pine trees surrounding the property! While you get to live the best of both worlds: being one with nature and being near to the city, as well as high-end restaurants and amenities, you also get to decide how to express yourself through your condo unit! Since it will be your home for years to come, or the vacation spot every weekend, maximizing your stay should be a priority. Make it comfortable or whatever version of you!

Once you become a homeowner of a condominium unit in Alpine Villas, the possibilities of designing it are endless. There are two types you can choose from: a studio or a 1-bedroom unit, both prepared and curated to perfection in a Swiss-inspired aesthetic. Another good thing is that the first out of the three Alps-inspired towers, Bernese, is opening its doors to aspiring Tagaytay homeowners before the year ends. Luxury is right at your fingertips especially with exclusive perks like 24/7 CCTV protection, and amenities like the fitness gym, swimming pool, and a clubhouse with a function room. The staff will also be happy to cater to your needs as a tenant or owner of your very own Switzerland getaway. With the pandemic, safety should not be compromised when taking the time out for a breather.

Before we get down to the basics and trying to identify your interior design there are some interior design luxury trends you could check out that are proven and tested to look best with Alpine Villas studio and 1-bedroom units. At Crosswinds by Brittany, it’s imperative to have style and class but since condominium living is more modern and different from the usual living space, some hacks may be needed to make the most out of your dream home!

1. Invest in double purpose items for your luxury condo design

Since our love for shopping can sometimes be a problem if there isn’t enough space, space saving furniture or organizational items can become a life saver in condo living! From integrating closet drawers into small spaces like under the bed to baskets that maximize storage to having a sturdy a couch that can turn into a bed or a closet door that can be converted into an ironing board: there’s so much to discover without the costly price of renovation!

Interior design idea for a luxury condo | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Double purpose items like a table/drawer combo is a perfect space saver for your luxury condo.

Photo by Tatiana Syrikova from Pexels

2. Support local artists through your décor

One thing to make your space unique is to personalize it through artwork: may it be paintings, sculptures, or cultural designs. Tagaytay is a good place to scout for artists selling their work: some can even be bought locally, especially in souvenir shops! Online, there are artists willing to commission artwork that can accommodate your needs. Even in a minimalist setting, you can still incorporate simple art that will complement your condo unit. Since Swiss-inspired interior design is a mix of wood and white accents or neutral tones, it won’t be hard to find fitting pieces when our artists are known for their versatility. True luxury is having something exclusive through means that are supportive and classy!

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Support your local artisans and get your items from them for your luxury condo.

Photo by Taryn Elliott from Pexels


3. Don’t be afraid to make a statement in your luxury condo design

There is no wrong and right way of interior designing, especially if it’s your own space; might as well have something to grab everyone’s attention: a bold splash of color, a weirdly shaped piece of furniture, a statement piece wallpaper, and literally anything else that screams YOU! It’s also the perfect conversation starter when you invite people over your home and something endearing about your place that you’ll love to come back to and look at!


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Statements are meant to be said! Feel free to express yourself in your luxury condo.

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4. Balance is everything

Even with limited space, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the idea of designing, so the simple idea is to balance: not too little, not too much. Most condominium spaces are neutral colored so it’s a blank canvas, but Alpine Villas condos are already ready-made but still with room to make it your own! When bringing in new décor, it’s also nice to consider the temperature of the place and the materials used for furniture so you can better plan the items you’re going to add to your space (like plants!). It would also be helpful to have a theme or aesthetic or a color palette in mind. To help in visualizing: consider taking notes or creating mood boards on Pinterest!


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There is also beauty in balance. To keep your luxury condo tidy, make sure to balance your decor.

Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels


5. Quality over quantity in  your luxury condo design

Your dream home deserves the best: don’t scrimp on furniture or slight renovations to your place because lifelong investments are made only with quality materials! The goal is to be smart: if you’ve made the right decision to being an Alpine Villas resident, be mindful of your purchases. Buying in bulk or sale might be tempting especially when you’re on a designer high, but don’t overcompensate and end up with more waste than design. Sustainability is a priority: keep things that you can maintain and keep clean, so your personal space doesn’t suffer.

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Sometimes in designing your luxury condo, less is more.

Photo by Taryn Elliott from Pexels

If in doubt: ask for help from your new community! Brittany Corporation is always only a dial away. So, however way you choose to design your condo unit, one thing is for sure: your vacations or even weekend getaways will be less stressful and something to look forward to, and Alpine Villas at Crosswinds Tagaytay is your personal piece of heaven on earth!

How Luxury Travelers Plan Vacation Trips

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Travel is a constant for rich individuals and families, hence luxury travelers. There are times that these rich people might plan for a special trip or pay for more extended vacations, while other years they might be a little more low-key. Regardless of how they want to spend it, travel is always part of the plan.

According to financial experts, travel is usually the third item of importance on a financial plan after daily living expenses and health care needs.

But the wealthy don’t just settle for less, they want luxury travel, which, according to travel experts, is a luxury trip that is determined by the uniqueness and exclusivity of the experience and by the personalization of the services. When they are on vacation, these wealthy people look for relaxation and comfort, and they also love to try gourmet food, experience the local culture and make excursions in nature.

A lot of rich people have altered their travel plans amid the pandemic, with some switching to road trips and others postponing long-haul flights and sea travel until next year or beyond. Except for the luxury travelers who are more optimistic, continuously making plans and holding onto travel reservations made pre-pandemic.

Luxury travelers tend to be a little more comfortable with today’s wait-and-see situation because they are well-versed at travel and it’s a part of their lifestyle, especially if there’s no financial penalty for them to do so. These rich vacationers are not just after photographs, but they are after unique, memorable experiences.

If you want to know what these luxury travelers are looking for when booking a vacation, read on to find out.


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Luxury Travelers essentials


Better Value Means Individual Attention and Personalization


We all know that money, on its own, does not really matter to luxury travelers. As long as they can see the value of the travel offer, as any luxury establishment should be able to maintain, they would not mind the price tag.

Every time luxury travelers go on a vacation, they are looking for experience, not just accommodation, so they are less likely to be enticed by lower prices. What they are after is an experience that is worth their money. They value individual attention and personalization, especially if they are repeat guests.

With this in mind, most luxury hotels begin personalizing their guests’ experience long before they arrive at the establishment and even before they decide to book with targeted content and advertisement.

Luxury travelers are usually given a pre-stay questionnaire when they confirm their booking. Being able to know the key details about the guests before they arrive gives these establishments the opportunity to make them feel even more valued when they check-in and discover everything they need is already prepared and taken care of. Once the luxury travelers are in the hotel, they are usually assigned a personal assistant to  personalize their stay and help them experience the place.


Tailor-Made for Luxury Travelers


A few decades ago, tourism was all about tours and sightseeing. But for luxury travelers today, tourism means more authentic, unique, immersive and experiential trips.

Luxury travelers seek deeper and more authentic connections with the places they visit and they are after personalized and co-created experiences that offer stories worthy to be shared, but above all they help them differentiate themselves from the crowd.

They are not content with simply picking up a copy of a travel magazine or catalogue and trying to put together an itinerary. They want a unique, tailored experience, curated by people with the utmost taste and insider knowledge.

In fact, before they set off on their vacation, many luxury travelers will pay a huge amount of money to have a luxury guide or professional luxury travel advisor to curate a perfect trip for them – from booking in Michelin-starred restaurants to enjoying unique private cultural excursions. All of this will be planned without them lifting a finger through their trusted professional luxury travel guide.


Good image and reputation Matters to Luxury Travelers


Luxury travelers are also looking at luxury establishments with a good image and reputation. This is why keeping in contact with past guests, asking for feedback, and taking their feedback seriously can also help luxury establishments excel in one of the most important areas for luxury hotels looking to maintain and increase bookings, which is managing their reputation online.

As luxury travelers are looking for experiences, not just accommodation, it makes sense that they would seek out advice and opinions from similar travelers to verify what the luxury establishment has and if it offers the experience it claims it does.

This is why, most luxury establishments appeal to the most affluent by having a large collection of positive and authentic social proof in the form of reviews and social media posts from wealthy clients and their peers.

In fact, luxury brands that have made unique experiences part of their image are already reaping the rewards. Take for example, Four Seasons, which has made unique experiences part of its brand narrative, is one of the top five brands with which the wealthiest 5% of travellers are most familiar.


Luxury Travelers Membership Club Vacations


Contrary to popular belief, rich people don’t tend to travel alone. They may arrive by private jet, but social, group excursions are generally the most common trend amongst ultra-wealthy travellers. This does not mean booking an under-30s group tour with a package holiday group.

Many luxury travelers are keen to join exclusive private members’ clubs like the VIP Casino club for high rollers. Meanwhile, there are also rich people who want to see sights such as Miami Beach, and the Bahamas in the company of similarly well-heeled globetrotters,after all, even a vacation can be a good networking opportunity.


Long Vacation Trips Away


Other than money, the luxury that the 1% of the affluent market have in abundance is time. Luxury travelers value cultural enrichment, they want to learn and experience traditions, they want to understand the culture, and they know that they won’t get it from a five-day trip. They will typically book trips in one country for anything from four weeks to six months, allowing them to immerse themselves in the culture and truly feel like a local.


Off-the-Radar Travel Destinations


When you think of luxury destinations, you probably think of Paris, New York, Milan, or Venice. However, luxury travelers do not tend to consider these popular tourist destinations as places to vacation, as they would rather be away from the crowds.

These luxury travelers tend to go off the beaten track and go to places that few tourists have even heard of, yet alone visited. Luxury style bible Tatler has recently cited the hottest travel destinations for the ultra-rich which include Isfahan in Iran, Lima in Peru, Tbilisi in Georgia, and Seydisfjördur in Iceland.


Luxury Travelers Vacation Sustainably


With the increasing concern for the impact of their actions, many luxury travelers are more aware of the negative consequences of their consumption on the environment, society and health. Because of this, there is a growing demand for luxury brands to combine luxury and commitment, and go for sustainable tourism.

So, now you know, if you truly want to experience the world like a billionaire, you just need to arrange a six-month trip, surrounded by other billionaires, with every day planned out for you. It’s that simple!

And for luxury brands, the key lies in creating and communicating innovative products and services that satisfy the growing need for personal well-being, combined with an authentic and sustainable luxury experience fit for the luxury travelers’ profiles.


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Portofino Heights luxury clubhouse


Brittany is the Luxury Travelers’ Dream Home


Meanwhile, when it comes to luxury real estate, hiring a luxury real estate sales professional who knows the market is the way to go.

Brittany Salesforce, the official selling arm of Villar-led Brittany Corporation, is composed of real estate sales professionals with vast experience in luxury real estate and proven track record in handling and servicing the most prestigious clientele in the country.

If you are currently in the market for luxury properties, Brittany Corporation offers a fine selection of home designs in excellent locations: Portofino in Alabang, La Posada in Sucat, Augusta, Georgia Club, and Promenade in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Crosswinds in Tagaytay.

Brittany Corporation is the premier name in luxury real estate development in the Philippines and a subsidiary of the largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., that offers Old European and American-themed projects and creates masterpieces of upscale living for luxury homebuyers with a taste for artful living. Beautifully designed luxury properties loaded with a wide range of convenient amenities, definitely worth investing in.

Brittany Corporation’s communities continue to offer luxury properties that are rich in character and sophisticated in thematic appeal. For more information on Brittany Corporation and its roster of luxury themed properties, visit their official Facebook page.

You’re going to want to be sure to work with a luxury real estate sales professional who has a proven track record and experience in successfully navigating the luxury real estate market. All real estate sales professionals have their specialties and it is necessary that yours understand the ins-and-outs as well as the trends in luxury real estate.

For more information on Brittany Salesforce and their luxury properties, visit Brittany Salesforce Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/BrittanySalesforce, Instagram: instagram.com/brittanysalesforceofficial/ or LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/brittany-salesforce-03591a20a

Different Coffee Brewing Methods to Make the Perfect Rainy Day Coffee

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For most people, coffee is not just a beverage. Whether you prefer drinking your cup of joe in the morning, during a midday pick-me-up, or at night time, coffee is a habit that can get you through your day. If you’re a coffee enthusiast, it can be that ritual that has the ability to give your day direction. A perfect cup of rainy day coffee can also serve as your moment of peace and relaxation, especially when the rain is pouring down.

Since it’s a habit, coffee is something personal. There’s no one right way to make it. It all boils down to your preference, on how you like it best and which one fits your lifestyle. With that, all it takes is mastering the basics of brewing your own java to perfect the technique that caters to your preferences the most. Here are a few ways of how to make a perfect rainy day coffee in the comfort of your own home.


Here are some coffee brewing methods for your rainy day coffee

1. Get Your Quick Rainy Day Coffee Using A Coffee Maker

Most of us begin our coffee journey not knowing much about the processes that come into play in brewing a cup. Especially if you’re always on-the-go, using a standard coffee maker may be the best way for you. Either way, nothing  beats the convenience of using one in brewing that perfect cup.

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Using a coffee maker to brew your coffee at home is simple, and knowing the basics can elevate your final cup. (Photo from Nespresso)


The steps in how to make a perfect coffee using a trusty coffee maker are simple, but taking note of a few fundamentals can really make a big difference.

The process is pretty straightforward: add water, a regular coffee filter, your own choice of coffee grounds, then brew. In terms of functionality, you can simply leave it at that, grab a cup, and go. However, the small things that factor into the simple process can greatly impact the flavor.

For example, it is advisable to only use filtered or bottled water for the best taste. As for the filter, if you opt for paper and cloth-like coffee filters, it will not only hold the grounds but will capture some of the coffee’s volatile oils as well. These oils are what gives your coffee that full-bodied flavor. If you prefer a much lighter taste, you may want to choose filters that the oils can cling to.

Another thing that affects the flavor of your coffee is the quality and freshness of your beans or grounds. The flavor of coffee depends mostly on aromatics, and it dissipates as roasted coffee ages. So no matter what type of coffee grounds you choose, ensure that it is fresh to make a perfect coffee fit for a rainy weather.

Lastly, when brewing coffee using a coffee maker, it is best that you follow the instructions that come with it when it comes to its brewing time and coffee-to-water ratio. Usually, it’s two tablespoons of grounds for every 8-ounce serving.

If you’d like to be a bit more experimental with the flavor of your rainy day coffee, then you may want to consider other methods of brewing.

2. Using A French Press for a Full-Bodied and Rich Rainy Day Coffee

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Using a french press is the quickest way to brew a full-bodied, rich cup of coffee at home. (Photo by Michael Murtaugh from the New York Times)


The French Press method dates back to its time of creation in 1929. It is considered by many as the best yet still a convenient way of brewing coffee that’s consistent and rich every time. In a press pot, the ground coffee is soaked, steeped, and then strained in hot water.

With this method, the coffee’s flavorful oils, caffeine, and antioxidants are perfectly diffused and preserved which leaves you with a rich-tasting coffee every time. What’s good with this method is that it’s almost as easy as brewing coffee using a standard coffee maker, and you can do away with the filter as well. 

Simply measure your coffee grounds, add hot water, place the plunger, and let it brew for at least four minutes. Lastly, just push down the plunger until it reaches the bottom of the press, and then pour over to make a perfect coffee fit for a rainy weather.

This method of coffee-making will be the best for you if you prefer rich-tasting rainy day coffee with a thicker consistency while still keeping the process fairly quick and simple.

3. Refreshing Iced Coffee Using A Pour-Over

Living in a tropical country, rainy seasons can get a little unpredictable. There are times when the rain just comes and goes by quickly, and the temperature outside doesn’t stay cool. Because of this, you may find yourself still reaching for an iced coffee instead of the usual hot cup. You may also just prefer the refreshing feel of iced coffee.

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Using a pour-over, iced coffee is easy to make in your own coffee station at home. (Photo by Michelle Heimerman from Basically)


A perfect coffee fit for a rainy weather doesn’t always have to be hot. Again, it all boils down to how you like it. If you prefer iced coffee over hot but don’t have the time to drop by your favorite coffee shop, you can always easily make one at home using a pour-over method.

To give your coffee the purest flavor, make sure to pre-moisten your filter with hot water first. Use fine grounds and measure to your liking. For iced coffee, it is recommended that you make it stronger than usual, double than your regular brew, as it will be diluted with ice.

Fill the cone filter halfway, saturating the grounds fully. Let the flavor develop for a couple more seconds before proceeding to pour the rest of your freshly boiled water. Lastly, pour over your brew over fresh ice to chill, and you’re ready to go.

4. Quick Craft Coffee Using A Coffee Pod Machine


If you’re longing for the different flavors that your favorite coffee shop can offer and would want to enjoy it at home without having to brew your own from scratch and tweaking it to your liking, using online food delivery services may not always be the option. This is most especially since the rainy weather can make it difficult for the riders to deliver your coffee in its best and freshest condition. You may also just find yourself craving for one when the stores have already closed, or if it’s still too early and waiting for their store hours isn’t an option.

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If you’re a coffee lover who’s always on the go, owning a coffee pod machine can quickly give you a perfect coffee fit for a rainy weather. (Photo from Rappler)


If one of these scenarios are common for you, then you may want to consider getting your own coffee pod or capsule machine. There’s a lot of advantages in having one if you’re a coffee shop enthusiast but would like the option of enjoying your own cup at home, while still replicating your favorite flavors the best without the hassle.

Just place a pod into the machine and all it takes is a press of a button and you can already enjoy your favorite coffee flavors right at home. Just find a machine that you like, along with pods compatible with it. Different pods mimic different coffee variants, so you wouldn’t need to worry whether you’re adding the right amount of cream, sugar, or any other addition that you’d like to your coffee.

With coffee pod machines, it’s easy to make a perfect coffee fit for a rainy weather. May it be a cappuccino, a macchiato, or a flat white that you’re craving, you can enjoy a cup or two at home.

But what about those days when you’d like to have your caffeine fix in a different environment for a change? Or if you’re in a bind on choosing where to have your quick coffee meeting, where do you usually go? Here are two new ideas for you on where you can enjoy that cup of joe, rain or shine.


Dear Joe, The First Letter-Writing Cafe In The Country


With so many options out there, it can be tricky choosing where to get coffee, may it be if you’re buying it on-the-go or would want to stay in the cafe for a bit to relax. There are many factors that you may want to consider in picking your next favorite coffee shop. First, the proximity of the cafe to your home or workplace, or any other key areas that are important to you.

Especially if drinking coffee is a part of your daily ritual, you would want to make your experience as good as it can be each time. Most times, we drink coffee before we begin our day, so your coffee-drinking experience sets the tone. On the other hand, if you use your coffee habit as a way of winding down, you would of course want utmost relaxation from it.

Dear Joe now open in Evia Lifestyle Center is perfect for your rainy day coffee | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

A newly opened branch in Evia, Dear Joe is the country’s first letter-writing cafe that will surely level up your next cafe experience. (Photo from Dear Joe’s official Facebook page)


Enter Dear Joe, the first letter-writing cafe in the country. Its theme sets it apart from all the other coffee shops. It is unsurprisingly another venture established by the creative minds behind the very well-known The Coffee Project.

Dear Joe exudes an authentic retro American vibe, which complements their feature on where you can make handwritten notes and letters using their fun stationery while you’re enjoying a cup of their fine coffee.

This is not only a clever feature but a much-needed one as well. In the modern world where almost everything has become automated, you surely have missed the warm feeling of making or receiving handwritten notes or letters from your loved ones. As we are all still trying to cope with the pandemic and with social distancing guidelines still in place, a cup of some fine joe and a heartfelt letter delivered to a loved one will surely warm anyone’s heart.

On days when you’re in between meetings and other tasks, you can utilize Dear Joe’s drive-thru option. Along with coffee, you can pair it with some of their delectable food selections as well.

A newly opened branch of Dear Joe is now at Evia Lifestyle Center in Daang Hari, Las Piñas. They are open from 7AM to 9PM on Mondays through Thursdays, and 7AM to 11PM on Fridays through Sundays. 


Coffee Project X Fully Booked, For Bibliophiles and Coffee Lovers Alike

Also located at Evia Lifestyle Center, Coffee Project X Fully Booked is a brilliant collaboration between the famous bookstore and coffee shop. It is the perfect place to be if you want to enjoy your cup of coffee with your favorite book in a fresh environment outside of your home.

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Coffee Project Black exudes a light, airy, and relaxing vibe with its expansive interiors, the perfect environment for you to enjoy a perfect coffee fit for a rainy weather. (Photo from The Coffee Project’s official website)


With its relaxing ambiance and as well as their wide array of mouth-watering food choices, coffee and non-coffee drink selections, you’ll definitely have a great time whether you’re a bibliophile or not.

This branch is called Coffee Project Black, and one more thing that’s unique about this cafe is their expanded menu which includes special coffee and drink blends that are exclusive to the store. You can try their coffee and food options and conveniently dine in the cafe from 8:30 AM until 10:30 PM daily.

You’ll also surely be in awe with the vibe of this garden-style cafe. It covers a large area which allows for more space (perfect for social distancing), and the ambiance is absolutely relaxing. Coffee Project Black boasts of its high ceilings, huge windows that give the place a lot of natural light, a grand and sleek staircase, and sprawling plants all over the cafe which gives you the refreshing al fresco dining experience while staying indoors.


Evia Lifestyle Center, Bringing You More Than Just Cafes

The Evia Lifestyle Center is not only home to amazing concept cafes. It houses a variety of restaurants and different kinds of retail stores where you can find all your essentials and more.

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Evia Lifestyle Center, located at Daang Hari, is the perfect place to unwind with your dearest friends and family giving you the close-to-home vacation experience.


Strategically located along Daang Hari, Evia Lifestyle Center is within proximity to some major thoroughfares and expressways like the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) which makes it highly accessible.

Conveniently located along Daang Hari, you can easilyl find all your essentials and more just within your reach at the Evia Lifestyle Center.

Also situated in Vista Alabang, a master planned community, there are several other key establishments all within your reach from Evia Lifestyle Center. So if you’re looking for your next go-to cafe, try and explore Evia, and you just may find a lot more than just a perfect rainy day coffee.


Vista Alabang, Your Next Community of Choice

If you’re all for convenience while still maintaining a high quality of life, Vista Alabang may be your next community of choice. Just nearby Evia are a few upscale residential enclaves like Portofino Heights, Portofino South, and Amore at Portofino.

They offer thematic luxury living through a wide selection of house and lots for sale in Daang Hari. These real estate properties boast of their meticulously designed landscapes and world-class Italian-inspired structure and architecture. Purchasing one of these awe-inspiring homes gives you accessibility to strategically developed establishments like that of Evia Lifestyle Center, key roads and more.

Proximity to fun cafes like that of Dear Joe and Coffee Project Black is just one of the many advantages that come with residing in Vista Alabang. There are certainly a lot more reasons for you to buy a luxury property

Antonello luxury house and lot model in Portofino Heights at Vista Alabang - Luxury house and lot in Daang Hari - Luxury homes by Brittany Corporation

The Antonello house model at Portofino Heights.


The Antonello model house perfectly showcases what luxury living is like at Portofino heights with its exquisite design and impressive structure.

Much like how you can tailor your coffee-drinking habits based on the weather, your preferences, and desired lifestyle, these luxury homes can also cater to your demands. Through any kind of weather, acquiring a luxury property will always be fit for your highly desired lifestyle that’s filled with luxury and convenience.

The Grand Quartier : Your tranquil luxury condo in Tagaytay


The Philippines is also home to remarkable natural wonders like incredible overlooking spots, luxury resorts and houses, and unique cuisine. In fact, several Philippine islands like Boracay, Palawan, and Siargao, cool-climate places like Baguio and Tagaytay have been consistently named as the best in the world by major travel publications. Having a luxury condo is a great investment.


The Grand Quartier : also known as Crosswinds Luxury Swiss Resort | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

The Grand Quartier : also known as Crosswinds Luxury Swiss Resort


Tagaytay, which is officially called the City of Tagaytay, is a component city in Cavite province. Tagaytay is one of the most frequented places in the south because of its outstanding scenery. It overlooks Taal Lake and Taal Volcano and has a cold climate, given its high altitude. And apart from being an excellent weekend destination, Tagaytay proves to be one of the best cities in the country to retire.


Tagaytay packs a lot of activities and places that are great for the whole family. You can go visit several like the Picnic Grove, Luxury Hotels, Sky Ranch, and People’s Park or go to the country’s only puzzle museum with the kids. All these, in the heart of Tagaytay.


Wake up to a breathtaking view in Grand Quartier at Crosswinds in Tagaytay | Luxury Homes By brittany corporation

Wake up to a breathtaking view in Grand Quartier at Crosswinds in Tagaytay

Wake up to a breathtaking view in Grand Quartier at Crosswinds  in Tagaytay


Crosswind Tagaytay is one of the best choices for anyone looking for a luxury home that you can own in Tagaytay. They offer not only premium investments but also increasing the value and return of investment through its luxury real estate developments.

Imagine yourself surrounded by the sight and scent of over 35,000 pine trees, your luxury condo overlooking the beautiful view of Tagaytay, and the royal feeling amidst Swiss-inspired homes. Brittany Corporation offers a choice of houses and lots for sale, condos for sale, and lots for sale properties that are also worth your future investments.

Every property in Crosswinds is built to follow the natural contour and curves of the hills. Each of them has its own perfect spot and provisions, for you to enjoy the breathtaking view outside.

Luxury properties, especially Ready for occupancy luxury condo in Crosswinds are highly in demand not only because you can explore the spectacular hillsides that give you an opportunity to experience a life you deserve but also because it gives you the best opportunity to have a good investment.




Pros and Cons of buying Ready for Occupancy condo unit


Luxury condos that are Ready for occupancy are condominiums that have already been built and turned over. Units are usually brand new units that are leftovers of the pre-selling phase that have not been sold, but are usually more expensive because of the growth in prices in the market.


Ready for Occupancy units are popular with both end-users and investors because it’s one of the key business districts where people want to live. It means end users can move in immediately and for investors, they get a unit that can be rented out immediately allowing them to earn rental returns sooner.


Buying Ready for Occupancy units is advantageous if investors want to move in quickly and experience the current lifestyle of the community. It may have higher prices, but it has new discounts and promos which buyers are looking forward to. However, the best and prime luxury condo is usually sold out during the pre-selling period of the project, investors get to choose only those reopened units and those available in their current inventory.


With a ready for occupancy unit, what you see is what you get. You can visit and inspect it first to get a feel of the property and condo amenities before you commit your hard-earned money to it. There’s no disappointment upon condo turnover because you’ve seen the property for yourself before moving in.


As soon as you’ve settled all the requirements and down payment, the Ready for Occupancy condo will be turned over to you, and you can move in right away.



Here’s some reason why you should invest in a luxury condo in Crosswinds Tagaytay


Brittany Corporation is a subsidiary of Vista Land & Lifescapes, the Philippines’ Largest Homebuilder. With more than a 20-year track record in estate building, Brittany has proven its expertise in developing residential communities inspired by the world’s greatest destinations.


Crosswinds Tagaytay is a prime development located along Calamba Road, Tagaytay City. It is less than 5 minutes from Picnic Grove & Starbucks, just 7 minutes away from Tagaytay Rotunda and close proximity to popular restaurants & activity areas. It is the only pine estate South of Metro Manila with over 35,000 pine trees. The community offers thematic architecture with charming abodes inspired by the chalets of Switzerland. Whether you are looking for a house & lot or prefer to build your own Swiss chalet home by buying a lot, Crosswinds Tagaytay offers you both residential options.


Crosswinds Tagaytay is one of the best choices for anyone looking for a luxury home in Tagaytay. They offer not only premium but also lifetime investments of value through their luxury residential developments. And has man-made installations that are excellent for your group selfies with friends and family. Some of these installations include the Throne Giant Chair and the Crosswinds Express, a non-mobile train car. They also have cafes and Resto that you’ll surely enjoy!


children blowing bubbles in front of a pine tree forest

Property investment at Crosswinds benefit the whole family


Crosswinds Tagaytay also offers condotel packages with Grand Quartier 3 tower which was completed in 2015. Built on a high peak of the community, it offers a choice of enhanced studio units, or 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units ranging from 41 square meters to 109 square meters: all featuring balconies for that relaxing viewing pleasure.


Grand Quartier Key Building Features | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Grand Quartier Key Building Features


Grand Quartier at Crosswinds Tagaytay provides its residents with a lifestyle of privilege that many people can only dream of. Grand Quartier at Crosswinds Tagaytay is yet again breaking the boundaries of residential living by bringing comfort and affordability, ensuring residents live the life they deserve as they create more amazing memories with their families.


Single loaded to maximize Crosswinds view

All units with balconies

Low density at only 9 stories tall

8 levels residential

1 levels amenities

Floor areas are highly in demand for condotel operations

With amenities on the lower ground levels

Infinity Pool



Function Hall

Coffee Shop


Crosswinds also feature a swimming pool, pocket parks, and a view deck for those who want a larger-than-life experience with the wonders of nature. The spectacular and soothing view of nature in Crosswinds is complemented by a multitude of amenities that make this lyrical place a peaceful community.

Enjoy the conveniences of high living within the breathtaking leisure community of Crosswinds in The Grand Quartier | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Enjoy the conveniences of high living within the breathtaking leisure community of Crosswinds in The Grand Quartier


Aside from being very close to Tagaytay’s leisure destinations, Crosswinds offer amenity areas that complete your perfect idea of a weekend getaway. Within its gated community are underground utilities for cable, power, and communication; deep wells and water reservoirs for round-the-clock water supply; and round-the-clock security.


The Grand Quartier affords its residents the composure and serenity of living inside Crosswinds, a master-planned community built on the magnificent terrains of Tagaytay while enjoying the salient advantages of condo living. Available in one- or two-bedroom units, the Grand Quartier’s abodes all have balconies for an intimate and closer view of the panoramic wonders of nature.


Regardless of your choice, you can minimize the risks that come with getting an RFO condo unit by opting for a trusted real estate developer with a proven record of building high-quality properties. For more information, visit Brittany Corp official website or visit our official Facebook page.

Lucerne Ready Home: Your dream home in the most luxurious community in Tagaytay

Crosswinds Tagaytay is a 100-hectare Swiss-inspired community at the heart of Tagaytay’s prime location for residential properties and commercial establishments. Crosswinds offers the most exclusive house and lots, there are numerous types of properties to choose from this luxury pine estate that will undoubtedly fit the lifestyle you deserve. Surrounded by the lush scent of about more than 35,000 pine trees, the Lucerne Ready Home at Crosswinds has surely been the most sought-out location in the market by property investors and future home-buyers.


Crosswinds luxury Swiss-inspired homes | Luxury Homes by Brittany CorporationCrosswinds luxury Swiss-inspired homes.


The exclusivity and luxuriousness of Crosswinds Tagaytay is what persuades potential investors and homebuyers to invest in a property notwithstanding the great amenities, the peaceful ambiance, with the safety and security of the family. Finding a home in Tagaytay will not only be beneficial for the family but choosing Crosswinds Tagaytay is ultimately a prudent investment in the long run.


Why you should live in Crosswinds Tagaytay


Tagaytay City has always been the go-to leisure destination for most city dwellers and tourists. Getting there has never been easier with the number of available routes and its various road accessibility. The travel time to Tagaytay from Manila is now reduced from what used to be a 2-hour drive into just an hour. Moreover, the most sought-out breathtaking views of nature in Tagaytay City is mainly the ambiance and cool weather which you can experience year-round.


The advantages of residing at Crosswinds Tagaytay include its accessibility, various road access such as the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), Cavite Express (CAVITEX), Governor’s Drive to Pala Pala. It has shortened the travel time from Manila to Crosswinds Tagaytay by approximately 1 hour and 27 minutes. Tagaytay is a well-known holiday getaway and has been known for its booming business establishments and vacation spots. There are a variety of tourist attractions at Crosswinds Tagaytay such as the Taal Lake, Palace in the Sky, People’s Park, and most dined at restaurants such as Antonio’s, Josephine’s, Sonya’s Garden.


It has always been the top vacation or holiday destination in the country for its perfect weather and its close proximity to establishments namely Serin and Fora malls, S&R shopping center, the Tagaytay City Market, and restaurants. Crosswinds Tagaytay also has a stretch of retail brands within its communities with cafes and restaurants such as Cafe Voi La, Ruined Project, and Coffee Project which are recognized as one of the most frequently visited dine-in spots in  Tagaytay City. For the kids, there are amusement parks close by specifically Picnic Grove, Sky Ranch, and Enchanted Kingdom that will most certainly be their go-to activity during the weekends.


Luxury living at Crosswinds in Lucerne Ready Home


The developer of this thematic community of Crosswinds Tagaytay is Brittany Corporation, it is the pioneering developer for real estate properties known for its globally inspired thematic homes. Luxury communities that offer exclusive prime lots, luxury house and lots properties, as well as townhomes and condominiums. There are various Brittany projects namely at Sta. Rosa in Laguna, Alabang, Sucat, and Tagaytay. All of Brittany’s projects are known for their numerous road accessibility, making Brittany the top developer of luxury properties in the Philippines. Rest assured that every home developed by Brittany is of the highest quality and will surely meet your expectations and standards when it comes to investing or finding your dream family home.


Crosswinds Tagaytay only offers the best properties to clients and investors with exceedingly remarkable panoramic views of the lush hillsides of Tagaytay City. Aside from the high-value appreciation of its properties, to differentiate Crosswinds from other competitors, only Crosswinds’ community lays claim to its address in Tagaytay as compared to its direct competitors.

Master-planned community at Crosswinds Tagaytay | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Master-planned community at Crosswinds Tagaytay


What makes Lucerne Ready Home a Luxury home


A luxury home consists not only of the home itself but also of what comes along with investing and owning a property. Crosswinds offer a variety of luxury homes, however, the most striking ready home that will surely catch every investor and home buyer’s attention is Lucerne.


Lucerne Luxury Ready Home | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Lucerne Luxury Ready Home.

Lucerne Luxury Ready Home


Lucerne is a 3 bedroom single detached luxury swiss-inspired ready home located within the community at Crosswinds Tagaytay, it has 2 carports and 3 toilets and baths. The lot area is a total of 639 square meters and a floor area of 207 square meters. It has a total of 3 floors, the first floor (lower ground floor) in the basement, living room, and kitchen on the second floor (upper ground floor), and the 3rd floor which can be turned into a walk-in closet or attic.

Lucerne Floor Plan | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Lucerne Floor Plan.


Ground Floor (Upper Ground Floor)



Viewing Deck

Living Area

Dining Area


Master’s Bedroom with Walk-in Closet

Master’s Toilet & Bath


Bedroom #2

Maid’s Room with Toilet & Bath



Second Floor (Lower Ground Floor)



Bedroom 3 / Family Room

Common Toilet & Bath



Prime location


Throughout the years Tagaytay has become a prime location for real estate which has also proven to be one of the best emerging cities with its still very prevalent rural setting. It has become a city with booming business opportunities, establishments, and most importantly for luxury residential properties.


The Crosswinds’ community is a prime location for residential properties as well as commercial establishments. Its location is in close proximity to the Tagaytay proper and business establishments. The travel time to Tagaytay from Manila is now reduced from what used to be a 2-hour drive into just an hour, and getting from one place to another has never been easier.


Throughout the years Tagaytay has evidently proven to be one of the best emerging cities with its booming business opportunities, high-end real estate developments, and its apparent accessibility from across the cities of Metro Manila. Crosswinds luxury Swiss-inspired resort and community is beyond doubt, the best high-end real estate development in Tagaytay. It is located at the highest peak making it the most exclusive and a prime location for its properties.


High appreciation value 


Residential properties in Crosswinds Tagaytay have a high appreciation value which increases quarterly on a yearly basis. The return of investment of any property at Crosswinds Tagaytay will surely exceed every expectation of real estate investors. Getting the most out of your property will surely be the most prudent investment when it comes to choosing a residential property or address for your dream home.


Swiss-inspired architectural interior and finish of Lucerne Ready Home


The Crosswinds community’s properties were all developed in accordance with the Swiss-inspired themed community. Ready Homes in the Crosswinds community such as Lucerne’s exterior was built in line with the Swiss-inspired luxury homes. Finishings of a typical home or property in Crosswinds’ Swiss community would have asphalt shingles with roofing insulation, cemented clapboard in the paint finish, and synthetic stoned wall designs.


Crosswinds allows homeowners and investors the freedom to hire private contractors to develop their homes or properties to their own accord whilst taking into account the Swiss-inspired architectural designs of Crosswinds however, a blueprint of the house design is to be submitted first for approval.


Security and exclusivity


There are diverse varieties of residential areas in Tagaytay to choose from. However, Crosswinds Tagaytay offers the most exclusive luxury house and lots in a Swiss-inspired community and has always been known for its high-quality security and exclusivity. There is 24/7 around-the-clock security within the whole Crosswinds community, rest assured that the safety and wellbeing of the homeowners are of utmost importance.


The exclusivity of Crosswinds Tagaytay is what persuades potential investors and homebuyers to own a property in the community notwithstanding the great amenities, the peaceful ambiance, with the safety and security of the family.


Lucerne Ready Home has a high-end real estate developer


The developer of Crosswinds Tagaytay is Brittany Corporation Properties, the high-end real estate brand of Vistaland and Lifescapes Inc. has been in the industry for more than 40 years, being the leading integrated property developer and largest homebuilder in real estate developments in the Philippines.


Invest in your luxury dream home now!


Invest in Lucerne ready home and start living in the most luxurious community in Tagaytay. Standards set by all potential investors and homebuyers are met exceedingly, start living the lifestyle you deserve, and inquire now.


Schedule with a Corporate Sales Associate at Crosswinds Tagaytay for a site tripping of Lucerne ready home and a complete tour of the luxury pine estate of your future home.


(For further details and inquiries regarding Crosswinds Tagaytay Properties visit Crosswinds Tagaytay on Facebook or visit Crosswinds at the Brittany Corporation Properties website)








Crosswinds Tagaytay: an Exclusive Pine Tree Forest Enclave to top off Your Luxurious Living

Alpine Villas in Crosswinds tagaytay | Luxury homes by Brittany corporation

The breathtaking views of Crosswinds Tagaytay with the luxury houses and lots of Alpine Villas within a pine tree forest.


A coveted address and the breathtaking view of a pine tree forest make Crosswinds Tagaytay one of the premier destinations in the South. Being a master-planned community, Crosswinds continually assures both exclusivity and accessibility to its guests and owners.  This 100-hectare Swiss-inspired enclave consists of fine restaurants, attractive recreational areas, and private residential developments– luxury condominiums, luxury lots, and luxury homes. The exceptional development of Crosswinds takes pride from its developer Brittany Corporation, the pioneer and the prominent company in offering luxury-themed communities. It truly has been an exquisite place to dine, live and relish in the luxury of life.

Here are some of the reasons why this master-planned community in Tagaytay makes itself one of the grandest investment choices to top off your luxurious living:

Why Live Within a Pine Tree Forest?

Luxury house and lot nestled within a pine tree forest in Crosswinds tagaytay | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

Surround yourself with nature by living within a pine tree forest.


1. Crosswinds Tagaytay is the only Pine-Estate in the South.

 With over 20 years of continuous development, Crosswinds Tagaytay remains to be the only pine estate in the South. Approximately more than 35,000 pine trees are nestled on this 100-hectare rolling terrain community. Create luxury moments, enjoy great views, and indulge in pine-scented mornings that last all day long only in the pine tree forest, Crosswinds.

2. Crosswinds is located in one of the most popular destinations with a pine tree forest in the South, Tagaytay.

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A shot Taal Volcano from the high lands of Tagaytay City


Crosswinds is located along Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay City. A community that fully sits in Tagaytay, Cavite– a great factor why it should be considered an option for your luxury home. In just a few hours of travel from the Metro, you can enjoy the country’s second summer capital. There are four major roads that allow you to access the city namely Sta. Rosa Exit (SLEX), Emilio Aguinaldo Highway in Cavite, Batino Exit via Calamba-Tagaytay road and Silangan Exit via Casile road in Laguna. Apart from the location, its view of lush hills and cool breeze proves that Tagaytay is a perfect place to retire, take a vacation, or drop by on weekends.


Swiss chalet luxury mansions in crosswinds tagaytay | Luxury Homes by Brittany tagaytay

Feast your eyes on the Swiss-inspired luxury homes within Crosswinds.


3. The Distinctive Architecture of Crosswinds.

Taking inspiration from the luxurious Swiss Living, Crosswinds Tagaytay shows off a unique architecture. From luxury condos to luxury homes, Crosswinds made sure to capture and boost the elegance of Switzerland. The luxury house and lots in this exclusive enclave indeed added to the picturesque character of the community. Providing the luxury living you deserve, Crosswinds offers not only the highest in terms of comfort but fulfills the lifestyle desire of its residents.

4. The Pine Tree Forest Cone Trail at Crosswinds Tagaytay

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The pine tree forest trail in Crosswinds Tagaytay is the perfect place for drives, bikes, and runs.


Aside from being the only pine estate in the South, Crosswinds is also remarked as the only high-end recreational place with Tagaytay address. Crosswinds Tagaytay built a series of commercial establishments, picnic parks, and photo-perfect places called The Pine Cone Trail.


  • This trail starts from the Bern Windmill, a perfect place to take your first photo in Crosswinds Tagaytay. The Bern Windmill is a giant windmill located at the entrance. In the same structure is Coffee Project, a well-known coffee and pastry shop franchise in the country. Coffee Project is a perfect mix of classy, rustic interior and tasty coffee. 
Cafe voila at night in crosswinds tagaytay | Luxury homes by brittany corporation

The delicious food of Cafe Voila is complemented by the beautiful vistas of pine tree forests surrounding it.


The next Stop is Cafe Voi La. The perfect place to dine any time of the day. Enjoy Cafe Voi La’s flavorful food and indulge in its luxurious ambiance.

Relish moments with fresh, pine-scented air while taking steps on the path walks in the side to reach Trone Giant Chair. Taken from Swiss inspiration, Trone Giant Chair is one of Crosswinds’ picture spots for its guests.

Another picture spot in the area is the antique-looking Lucent Stone Pillars. A row of concrete pillars shaded by big, old trees.

The Ruined Project gives off a rustic vibe from its international ruined or unfinished design. Wander in the beauty of Crosswinds Tagaytay while having a flavorful meal from The Ruined Project.

children blowing bubbles in front of a pine tree forest

The pine tree forest surrounding the glade is perfect for family bonding activities.


Alpine Greens is an open area with pine tree shades in the corners. An exquisite place to appreciate moments with nature and your loved ones.

Napa at crosswinds tagaytay | luxury homes by brittany.com

Napa at Crosswinds is a beautiful place to enjoy the pine tree forest of Tagaytay.


Picnic by: NAPA is an extension of NAPA at Crosswinds where guests can order from take-out menus of NAPA and enjoy it in the picnic tents prepared in the middle of the pine tree forest.

With great-tasting and aesthetic settings, NAPA has surely captured the eyes and taste buds of its guests. This California-inspired restaurant offers a wide variety of food to enjoy any time of the day. Wander on the top of Crosswinds Tagaytay while loving your coffee or wine from NAPA.

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Bring your family to Crosswinds Tagaytay for its serene and calm environment.


 5. A Tranquil and Secure Pine Tree Forest Enclave


Apart from being a charming recreational area to its guests, Crosswinds upholds its tranquility and exclusivity to its homeowners. Being a place for luxury homes and luxury condos, security and safety is indeed a must. This 100-hectare Swiss-themed community offers a 24/7 security system that strictly implements rules and restrictions within the area. Crosswinds’ security system is partnered with Globalland Property Management which supervises the maintenance of serenity and luxury of the community. Live in luxury without having to sacrifice your safety, live in Crosswinds Tagaytay.

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Crosswinds Tagaytay is the perfect investment for people looking for a relaxed and luxurious lifestyle.


 6. The Luxury Pine Tree Forest Investment List of Crosswinds Tagaytay


         Crosswinds Tagaytay offers a wide range of property investments list from condominiums, to lots and house and lot properties. These luxury investments exemplify in showing off high-end quality.


Alpine Villas is a 2.8-hectare mixed-use development rising near the entrance of Crosswinds. This luxury condominium development will unveil 9 mid-rise villas in the style of Swiss chalets. With sizes ranging from 30 square meters to 32 square meters, Alpine Villas is the perfect investment for those who are looking for balanced city life in a pine tree forest community.

Crosswinds tagaytay residential lots | luxury homes by brittany corporation

The lush greenery of the residential lots in Crosswinds Tagaytay is an enviable spot.


Crosswinds Residential Lot is the right investment for those who are eyeing a spot in this Swiss-inspired enclave. Investors can choose between an uphill or a downhill type of luxury lot in this rolling terrain of Crosswinds Tagaytay. They can also choose lots in between the size of 300 square meters to 850 square meters and build their luxury home in the midst of the lush 35,000 pine trees.

Grand Quartier | Luxury Homes by Brittany Corporation

The Grand Quartier is a prime vertical development in Crosswinds Tagaytay. A luxury condominium for the few.


Thriving in the middle of Crosswinds is Grand Quartier 3, a single-loaded, move-in-ready condominium. This mid-rise luxury development consists of studio to 1 bedroom type of units in 45 square meters to 67 square meter size range. An ideal place to rest your eyes in the view of the blue sky touching the green pines.

Luxury Mansions Chatelard and Lucerne in Crosswinds tagaytay

The beautiful luxury mansions of Crosswinds Tagaytay is nestled within a pine tree forest.


Crosswinds Luxury Homes– Chatelard and Lucerne are both standing on the prime phase of the community. These swiss-inspired abodes are ready to welcome their owners with elegance and charm.

-Chatelard is a 5 bedroom, fully furnished luxury home. It has a floor area of 209 square meters and a lot area of 679 square meters. Perfect for grand families who are fond of grand moments together.

-Lucerne is a 207 square meter luxury home standing on a 639 square meter lot. This abode is perfect for families looking to start anew. Fill this home not only with furniture but also with precious memories with loved ones.


Lausanne at Crosswinds is a rolling 24-hectare development located in one of Tagaytay’s highest points. This luxury lot development is designed with exclusivity, comfort, and convenience. It consists of residential and recreational areas with enchanting and panoramic views of the Manila City skyline, Laguna de Bay, and the lush hills of Tagaytay. With lot sizes ranging from 322 square meters to 596 square meters, Lausanne will definitely be a great place to live life at its finest.


7. The Prominent Developer– Brittany Corporation


Brittany Corporation is the high-end real estate brand of the country’s largest homebuilder– Vistaland. It is the country’s pioneer in offering luxury-themed developments and has built a solidified reputation with its more than 20-year track in the industry. Brittany Corporation has shown exceptional works through its developments in the South. With the inspiration of Different world-class destinations, Brittany has created masterpieces of upscale and luxury homes for its investors. Brittany offers a fine selection of luxury property investments in the master-planned communities: Portofino in Alabang, La Posada in Sucat, Georgia Club in Sta Rosa, Laguna and Crosswinds in Tagaytay.


Living in luxury hits differently when you are in the countryside. Create your own sanctuary in the midst of a pine tree forest without having to sacrifice your proximity to almost everything grand and exceptional. Wake up to cool, pine-scented mornings, dine in fine cuisines and experience sophistication all day long in the exclusive Swiss-inspired enclave of Crosswinds. Find the luxurious property to complete your life of luxury here at Crosswinds Tagaytay.


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