November 22, 2021

10 Unique Christmas Gifts for Car Enthusiasts

Filed under: Blogs,Alabang — Tags: , , , — Erika Diaz @ 7:17 am

 

People who appreciate upscale, high-class, and luxury properties are almost certainly car enthusiasts as well. This holiday season will be difficult if you chance to be a secret Santa for a car lover because we all know how finicky they are when it comes to gifts. If you’re searching for a Christmas present for a car-obsessed friend or family, or simply a useful gadget to fill the stocking of someone who spends a lot of time behind the wheel, these gift ideas are for you! 

The community of luxury properties in Daang Hari, Portofino Alabang,  is also teeming with luxury cars. Chances are they’ve already got what they needed, so, instead, this list is full of creative and practical gifts. It has everything an automotive enthusiast would love, with a gift idea for every sort of driver or car lover. You’ll find a unique gift or two on this list, so if your auto enthusiast has particular tastes, don’t be discouraged. Check out our picks for the best affordable gifts for car lovers and gearheads that have been fully updated for 2021. 

1.) Books About Cars

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Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History.

 

This book is perfect for classic vehicle enthusiasts who also enjoy reading; combine these two interests and you’ve got “Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History.” This picture book (with over 1,300 photographs) provides a historical perspective on antique autos from the 1940s through the 1980s. It also includes two poster-style reproductions as a bonus.  

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Boring Car Trivia.

 

Book worms just love random facts. Did you know that a Bond girl assisted in the development of the Volvo XC90? This is only one of the boring car trivia collated in this book by Richard Porter, The Grand Tour (and former Top Gear) script editor, Sunday Times auto critic and author of the funny Sniff Petrol website. The fact that this is the third installment in the series demonstrates that there is a lot of boring information about vehicles out there.   

2.) Car Tools 

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Tool kit for fixing cars.

 

 If your Secret Santa is always on the road, this gift for roadside repairs indicates that you genuinely care about their safety. Even if you don’t work on your own automobile on a regular basis, keeping tools in your car is a smart idea. Emergencies happen, and being ready to nip up a screw or bolt on the side of the road might make the difference between a flatbed tow and enjoying the remainder of your journey, so investing in a thorough tool bag (extra points for being as light as possible) is essential. The Wera Tool-Check Plus comes into play. It has bits and sockets, a ratchet, a bit driver, and even an extension – and it’s little.

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Portable Car Jump Starter.

 

Many individuals aren’t driving as much as they used to after the COVID-19 pandemic, which might lead to non-starting automobiles owing to depleted batteries as the cold months’ approach. A jump starter like this one from Noco demonstrates how far technology has advanced in recent years, progressing from the bulky, costly jump-starting packs of yesteryear. This one is compact, light, and powerful, with spark-proof connections and reverse polarity protection, making it suitable for anybody to use. It may also be used as a mobile device power bank. This type can start petrol engines up to six liters and diesel engines up to three liters. 

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OBD2 scanner for repairs.

 

A lit check engine light on a car’s dashboard can irritate the auto enthusiast in your life, but having an OBD2 scanner on hand will speed up the repair procedure. The Innova CarScan Advisor Model 5210 comes into play. It conducts all of the necessary functions, such as reading, decoding, and clearing check engine light issue codes; battery testing and smog test evaluation; system diagnostics for ABS codes on most automobiles; and freeze frame data, which records what was happening when an error code was triggered. Every auto enthusiast who performs their own vehicle maintenance should have one. 

3.) Gadgets and Tech

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Amazon Echo Auto is perfect for cars.

 

Add Alexa to your car – Connects to the Alexa app on your phone and play music via your car’s speakers through auxiliary input or Bluetooth connection from your smartphone. Vent Mount is included. Echo Auto is built for the road, with 8 microphones and far-field technologies to hear you over music, A/C, and road noise. 

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Cooluli mini fridge is perfect for luxury homes.

 

Is your buddy tired of dealing with melty, messy ice to keep beverages chilled? If so, this 4-liter compact fridge is ideal. This is especially useful for unplanned road excursions and vehicle picnics or vacations away from your luxury home in Metro Manila. With this gadget, you can keep your drinks or lunch chilly.   

4.) Video Games 

There is a high chance that your secret Santa is a gamer as well. Here are perfect video games for them.

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WRC 9 the Official Game for the Xbox.

 

The WRC series of rallying simulators are not the simplest to learn, but if you have a good steering wheel and pedal set-up and want a challenge, it doesn’t get much better than the officially-licensed game. The new WRC 9 will be released on November 19 to coincide with the release of the PS5, although it will also be available for the PS4 and Xbox One. Please keep in mind that the Nintendo Switch version will be available after Christmas. 

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Snowrunner is a game about snow physics and how to drive along.

 

The Snowrunner appears to be nothing more than a dull game about delivering things with trucks, yet it has won over driving writers and gamers alike with realistic physics, settings, and weather. 

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Project Cars 3 is a racing game with great controls.

 

The third installment in a racing franchise that leans toward the sim (rather than arcade) end of the racing game spectrum, yet the controller experience has been totally overhauled for more precise and entertaining handling, and the changeable skill settings allow beginners to get a handle on it. It also contains a 24-hour clock for driving at all hours of the day and night, dynamic weather, and new multiplayer modes. 

5.) Clothing and Accessories 

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Volvo x Casca trainers are a beautiful mix of comfort and luxury.

 

Ideal for Volvo enthusiasts and anybody searching for a functional set of trainers. Volvo has lately collaborated with fashion labels to demonstrate its commitment to utilizing environmentally friendly materials in its vehicles. One of the most recent is its cooperation with Canadian shoemaker Casca to create a low-key, eco-chic pair of sneakers inspired by the Volvo XC40 crossover’s “Thor’s Hammer” headlamp design. The rubber in the soles is made up of 10% recycled car tires, while the breathable uppers are made up of 50% recycled plastic bottles. 

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BMW Genuine Mens M Collection Stand-Up Collar Outdoor City Jacket.

 

As previously said, car-branded apparel is typically naff, and motor firms don’t always have the best eye for design when it comes to clothing — think of the Ferrari-branded leather sneakers — but BMW has broken the trend with this jacket. This is how it’s done: appealing to petrolhead sensibilities with discreet BMW M insignia on the sleeve and carbon-style material on the back. 

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Bentley Momentum Unbreakable eau de toilette.

 

Bentley has added to its well-established smell line, indicating that the market of car-related scents is thriving. Momentum Unbreakable is the most recent addition, with a woody, flowery, and spicy aroma that we graded highly in our testing. It’s a classic, traditional fragrance for males rather than a bright, trendy perfume, but it’s great for the brand. Surely a homeowner of one of the most beautiful houses in the Philippines deserves to smell classy.  

6.) Car Designs 

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Custom Car Window Decal.

 

The best part about this customized decal is that you can create it exactly how you want it, right down to the wording, font, logo, and background color. 

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Interior LED Strip Lights.

 

This is perfect for younger generations because it’s trendy! Any vehicle, old or new, maybe swiftly “souped-up” with these interior LED strip lights from Govee. It’s a very cool light system that allows your auto enthusiast to choose from a variety of colors to show (which the driver can easily control via the Govee app). A built-in music sensor enables the lights to “groove” to the beat of any music played in the car. That’s awesome. What more could a car fanatic want? 

7.) Car Equipment 

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Trunk Organizer to fix all the junk in your trunk.

 

Even the most discerning automobile enthusiast will appreciate the gift of a trunk organizer. This one, in particular, will do the trick! The compact organizer is perfect for storing groceries, sports equipment, tools, and other automobile accessories. It’s also foldable, so it can be moved from car to car or stored for later use. This polyester trunk organizer has a handy drink holder, an inside mesh pocket, sub-dividers, easy-to-maneuver handles, and more. 

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Complete Car Care Kit.

 

Anyone who enjoys spending time in their automobile appreciates how clean it is. Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit provides virtually all of the essentials for transforming a car from dirty to gleaming. Personally, I adore a lot of these goods, and this package won’t break the budget for all of the amazing stuff you get. It also includes clay bars, which may be costly on their own. And, if you live in a frigid winter environment like mine, this present will help someone store up for when the weather warms up again. 

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Designer Fire Extinguisher.

 

These trendy fire extinguishers are the ideal present for the safety-conscious automobile enthusiast. They’re entirely functional while also looking fantastic — who wouldn’t want one in their garage? 

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Drink Coasters that look like car mats are a unique gift idea.

 

Here’s a fun little present idea for the automobile fan who is a little difficult to purchase (maybe they already have everything they need to work on their hobby). These silicone drink coasters are designed to appear like automobile floor mats. They’ll go well with a cup of coffee, a glass of tea, or an ice-cold beer. 

8.) Custom and Engraved  

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Custom Photo Air Freshener is an interesting gift for anyone,

 

Car fresheners are delightful little items that may go a long way toward making a car smell lovely, or even new again. But, let’s be honest, they’re a little dull, especially as a present idea. However, you may have them changed from a typical daily vehicle freshener into a stunning personalized remembrance that your loved one will enjoy long after the aroma fades.  

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Monogrammed car floor mats for a family is the perfect gift for anyone that value their family.

 

This is perfect for someone who has a bubbly personality and loves floral car floor mats. You can choose to have them monogrammed as well.  

9.) Collectables 

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Sports Car Collector Sign is an interesting gift for anyone that likes cars.

 

Consider how lovely this wonderful sign would appear in the house of that special automobile collector! Check out our Vintage Personalized Sports Car Collector Sign if you’re looking for a gift for a sports car enthusiast. This personalized sign is sure to be cherished (and proudly displayed) by the sports car lover or collector in your life, with hand distressing over wood to give it that nostalgic vintage appearance. Each of these signs is 23.75′′ x 11′′, with each subsequent hanging plate being 23.75′′ x 3.75′′. 

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Victorinox Alliance Sport Chronograph Watch.

 

This Victorinox watch is an ideal present for automotive enthusiasts. The timepiece includes a conventional chronograph layout with a trio of sub-dials and a date complication, as well as a durable 5-year guarantee, and is powered by a high-quality Swiss movement. The Alliance Sport model sports a 44-millimeter stainless steel case and a comfortable leather strap. Victorinox provides a number of dial and strap color variations. 

10.) Key Accessories  

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Two-pack of keyless car fob pouches.

 

Keyless automobiles are becoming more prevalent, and criminals have capitalized on technical advancement by inventing high-tech methods to readily open vehicles. One of these is cloning, which involves capturing and boosting a signal from your key fob to another device carried by an accomplice standing next to the car, who can then just open the door and click the start button. 

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Apple Airtags is something for the techy car enthusiast.

 

Never lose your car keys. The Apple AirTag is an excellent tool for locating the misplaced car or bicycle keys. As previously said, it saves you time rummaging beneath sofa cushions and trouser pockets. Even if you lose the set of keys, you may use your iPhone to activate the Find My app and follow the steps to the airbag. 

As the big day approaches, keep in mind that the global retail industry is still dealing with supply-chain challenges, so leaving it till the last minute while you wait for inspiration to strike may not be the greatest option this year.  

These 10 categories for the perfect Christmas gift for car lovers are perfect for your last-minute buy-ins. It’s no secret that homeowners of luxury houses and lot for sale in Daang Hari are also owners of luxury cars. This list will surely be best for them. If you’re curious about the beautiful mansion in Portofino Alabang, then check out what they offer. 


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November 15, 2021

Ten 30-Minute Thanksgiving Meals to try at home

Filed under: Blogs,Alabang — Tags: , , , , , — Erika Diaz @ 9:52 am

The most wonderful moments in the lives of many of us usually happen in the last quarter of every year. Commenced by the Canadian Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October, time flies so fast through the celebrations like Halloween, American Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. Thanksgiving serves as a kickoff to an entire season of pure bliss through happy times and get-togethers. With all these said, we can agree that these holidays will never be as special as they are without the presence of the people dearest to us.

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Enjoying food with our loved ones is a beautiful experience | Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

 

Distance, along with many other constraints in our personal and work schedules, can be very ineffable. Such can sometimes drive us into sadness whenever they come between us and our plans to spend quality time with our most favorite people. That is why, when we have the chance, we always do our best to make each moment meaningful and memorable. Laughter and fun-filled activities very much do their thing in this aspect, but with the most delectable food present on the table, everything will fall into place, making your Thanksgiving meals (and other holidays) impeccable as they all should be.

Along with choosing the best food to be served to your loved ones on holidays and special occasions, one of the wisest moves in making life and all of its moments—big and small—memorable is choosing the best homes and master-planned communities for you and your family. What kind of a good life can beat the one in a home filled with memories of special times and a splendid lifestyle?

Daang Hari is home to Vista Alabang’s master-planned communities—Amore at Portofino, Portofino Heights, and Portofino South. It is also the home of the best luxury house and lots for sale in the Philippines. Each community exudes an air of Italian elegance and artistic sophistication. Offering you more than six hundred hectares of land, Vista Alabang is a celebrated center of picturesque views and an elegant lifestyle. It is a visionary city strategically built to offer its residents high-quality services and amenities within its three hubs (and through the nearby businesses and entertainment centers in the southern cities of the National Capital Region).

An elegant mansion like yours in Portofino Alabang deserves nothing less than world-class food served on its tables. With Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season already knocking on our doors, here comes the annual dilemma of deciding on the best dishes to serve our families. Along with that is the challenge to show off and flaunt our cooking skills. This can be very much of an ordeal.

We must admit that the well-prepared turkey is the star of the show at every Thanksgiving dinner. But that does not mean that we must exclude other food from the table. While we may have all the prowess to conceive the best ideas on what to serve, sometimes, the sheer number of dishes that need to be prepared is enough to make us worried and nauseous. But say no more. Here are ten 30-minute Thanksgiving meals to do at home.

 

Cranberry-Orange Relish

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Cranberry-Orange relish is a sweet and sour turkey sauce that can also double as a chicken sauce!

 

Aside from having a turkey on the table, Thanksgiving meals have become synonymous with serving the members of the family with a dish that has to do with cranberries. Whatever that is that you are serving without a small (or any) tinge of cranberry sauce is no Thanksgiving meal. But it is a shame to use—or even to think of buying—a can of cranberries for a meal as special as this one. Love is felt from the food if the cook exerts enough care and effort while preparing it.

The good news about this is that it will not require you to undergo painstaking preparation. As simple as a small addition of orange juice and zest to your cranberry sauce can make your relish one remain in the gustatory memory of anyone who tastes it.

Caprese Tomato Tower Salad 

Your luxurious Portofino mansion takes inspiration from Italian architecture and design. And how else can you celebrate such Italian wonder other than serving Italian food? With many luxury homes for sale in Daang Hari, all you need to do is to pick the ones that match your taste and style.

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Simple as this food seems, but this tomato tower salad comes a long way from Capri, Italy. Each mouthwatering bite of fresh basil is enough to crave it even more. All you need are tomatoes, mozzarella, basil leaves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Follow this recipe, then poof! There you have it: a healthy taste of Italy at your fingertips.

 

Low-Calorie Southern-Style Biscuits 

Do you feel the need of serving biscuits but could not settle for high-calorie recipes? It is true that it is difficult to get rid of calories when you are in the Philippines. But there is no need to worry about that. Low-Calorie Southern-Style biscuits are here for you. On top of being easy to mix and prepare, it makes use of simple but healthy ingredients that do not harm your figure and compromise the texture that we all are looking for in a biscuit. A great side to your thanksgiving meals.

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You also have the call on how or what to fill it. Your healthy choices may include scrambled egg, orange marmalade, and grilled chicken. If you have other ideas for the biscuit’s filling, you can make new ones yourself!

 

Two-bean Hummus 

We all want to have a long and healthy life. Vista Alabang has everything designed for you and your family’s comfort. With its three hubs—Portofino Heights, Amore at Portofino, and Portofino South—equipped with the facilities that you need in keeping yourself fit. Portofino has an array of amenities that can help you take better care of your help and fitness.

Portofino Heights’ Monte di Portofino has its own Roman lap pool, fully equipped gym, badminton court, basketball court, tennis court, and a landscaped jogging trail. With so many luxury homes for sale in Portofino Alabang, upon moving into your new mansion, all you need to do is feel comfortable and look out for maintaining your health.

Of course, aside from getting good and regular exercise, one of the best ways to take care of your body is to eat fiber-rich food. Holidays like Thanksgiving do not have to make you anxious about the thought of gaining weight. You may serve fiber-rich food like two-bean hummus to get rid of the unnecessary stress about your health.

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When done right, your two-bean hummus can be as pleasing to your sight and taste as it does to your health.

 

Turkey Gravy 

True enough, sometimes, the turkey alone is not enough. Something must come with it. And if you have already experienced the Western and Mid-western American Thanksgiving tradition, there is a high chance that your dinner involved lots of gravy in it.

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The best turkey gravy recipe entails a delicate balance between all ingredients like aromatics and starch. But just like what we already told you earlier in this article, this one does not need to make your eyebrows intersect on the thought that it might be difficult to make. There are many gravy recipes that can be as easy as 30 minutes to prepare. Your choices may range from umami, redeye, no-roux, and the like.

 

Butternut Squash Pasta Salad 

A good metropolitan lifestyle is not a compromise between elegance and healthfulness. If meat (or the turkey) is too much for the diet of some members of the family, this pasta is a game-changer. An easy serving of butternut squash pasta salad recipe can only give a person as low as 380 calories. Eating butternut squash is a win-win scenario. Not only is your hunger sated on Thanksgiving night; it also has fat-burning and belly-shrinking properties that can definitely help a person eat well during the thanksgiving meals but stay in good shape after it.

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What can be better than keeping yourself and your family fit as you enjoy the picture-perfect view of your Portofino neighborhood, from your own spot, in your very own luxury home in Daang Hari?

 

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe 

No one can get enough pasta. It comes in different recipes. While it may be present on the table during American Thanksgiving—with red sauce and meatballs—or in any other form, nothing beats the healthy recipes from the Italian countryside. Enjoy these Thanksgiving meals everyday.

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This includes the classic orecchiette recipe that combines broccoli (in the absence of broccoli rabe), lean and crumbled sausage with orecchiette and ear-shaped pasta shells that gracefully cup with them the exquisite taste of the sauce.

 

Ratatouille Salad 

What used to be a peasant’s food during the Middle Ages in Western Europe (France, in particular) has become one of the most acclaimed recipes in high-end restaurants all over the world. It has become a symbol of magnificence and sophistication in taste.

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While there can be a handful of ingredients that need to be gathered on your kitchen table, cooking your ratatouille only entails slightly grilling the vegetables and combining them in a small bowl with pesto and vinegar.

 

Brussel Sprouts

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Brussel sprouts take a lot of attention in preparing it for the Thanksgiving table. But thankfully, they don’t take long to cook. You have the option to cook your brussels with bacon. But if you choose to do it in a vegan-friendly way, you may cut the meat components of the recipe.

 

Stuffed Tomatoes 

Let’s face it. Many of us and of our loved ones are too busy to sit together in one table for dinner night. Especially in this time of the pandemic, our family members who work in the health services sector can barely stay home. But that does not mean that they can never have the chance to eat the Thanksgiving food at home even just for a quick bite.

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Tomatoes prove to be very helpful in a lot of dishes from all over the world. Thanksgiving and other holidays allow us to get even more creative with ingredients as mundane as a tomato. With that said, Turkey may not be the only one in need of stuffing. Stuffed tomatoes only take twenty-five minutes to prepare. With these stuffed with cheese, garlic, and olive oil, loved ones who are not present at the dining table will definitely feel at home once they tasted it.

 

Conclusion

There is no better life than one in which we spend our special days like Thanksgiving with the people we value and love the most. But things will be even better if we spend them in homes that match the sophistication and level of comfort we need or envision in our lives.

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Daang Hari hosts the majority of the best mansions in the Philippines. Each of the three Portofino hubs offers a graceful 21st-century lifestyle.

 

Its strategic location allows its residents to access key services from shops and establishments like Alabang Town Center, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, and nearby schools like De La Salle Zobel, Paref Woodrose School, and San Beda College Alabang among others for perfect thanksgiving meals.


 

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Most Iconic Italian Car Brands in the Philippines

 

Car Culture in Italy 

Speed. Quality. Elegance. Nothing beats Italy when it comes to culture on our favorite wheeled vehicles. Manufacturing the fastest and most eye-catching vehicles, Italy boasts the finest cars you’ll ever find. Whether it be a car guru or a regular person, an Italian company will always come up when asked about what car brands they know. Whatever iconic Italian car is always guaranteed to offer only the best of the best. 

Italy takes pride in making the finest cars – and love showcasing them even more. As the top country in the world with the most racing tournaments held up to date, it is globally known that Italy harbors the most love for racing. With such passion for the sport, it’s already expected that their vehicles are all top-notch. Interested in what exactly these Italian cars have to offer? We got you covered in this article! 

Iconic Italian Car Brands 

Lamborghini 

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The Bull on the Iconic Lamborghini Logo symbolizes Speed and Power | Photo Courtesy of Lamborghini

 

Kicking off our list is the one and only, Lamborghini. Lamborghini is not only the most iconic Italian car brand but is debatably the most iconic car brand in general. Lamborghini was founded in 1963 by Ferrucio Lamborghini and is a subsidiary company of the Volkswagen Group. They are also affiliated with notable motorsport associations, such as F1 and GT Championship. Housing only the most luxurious of luxury cars, this lavish car brand is more than just a mode of transportation. It is a status symbol. Owning a Lamborghini is unlike any other. 

Lamborghini is known for its sportscars decorated in speed, power, and beauty. Of course, the cars hailing from this brand are more than just a show. Lamborghinis boast their naturally aspirated engine, an amazing feat of numerous engineering and physics. The engines found in their cars are what sets Lamborghini on a whole other level. Undoubtedly, a Lamborghini is nearly everyone’s dream car. 

Lamborghini Aventador LP700 

The Lamborghini Aventador LP700 is arguably Lamborghini’s most famous sports car. This Aventador is equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces up to 700 horsepower. The vehicle weighs approximately 3500 pounds but has a top speed of 350 km/h, achieved by a seven-speed gearbox and permanent wheel drive.  

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2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700 | Photo Courtesy of Lamborghini Long Island

 

Lamborghini Aventador ULTIMAE LP780-4 

The Lamborghini Aventador ULTIMAE LP780-4 is Lamborghini’s latest model, and by far is one of its fastest models. The Aventador is Lamborghini’s flagship hypercar; it stood at the company’s spotlight for 10 years. However, all great things must come to an end. The Aventador ULTIMAE LP780-4 is the last model belonging to the Aventador Line, and Lamborghini made sure to make it the most extravagant ending ever. 

The Aventador ULTIMAE LP780-4 also has a 6.5-liter V12 engine, but it operates at up to 769 horsepower. Despite the amazing feat in power, the vehicle did not sacrifice its weight- in fact, they made it even lighter. The Ultimae is 55 pounds lighter than the Aventador S, another model known internationally for its outstanding speed and performance. With such power and weight, it’s guaranteed that the ultimae is going to be outrageously fast. 

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2021 Lamborghini Aventador ULTIMAE LP780-4 | Photo Courtesy of Lamborghini

 

Alfa Romeo

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The Internationally Recognized Alfa Romeo Logo | Photo Courtesy of Alfa Romeo

 

Alfa Romeo, the Beast of Motor Racing. It is highly debated that no other car brand has such an important heritage as Alfa Romeo has. Founded way back in 1910 by Alexandre Darracq, the company has been participating in car races as long as they’ve been established. Alfa Romeo was previously named only ALFA – standing for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili. It wasn’t until 1915 until Nicola Romeo, the shareholder at that time, decided to add his own name to the brand.  

The brand is affiliated with F1 and is a subsidiary company of Stellantis. The brand has a vast variety of vehicles to offer, from hatchbacks, sedans, and SUVs to executives and sportscars. The exclusivity and heritage that Alfa Romeo offers is already a huge factor to the Alfa Romeo’s timeless elegance. Other than this, Alfa Romeo doesn’t fail to maintain its outstanding performance and quality in its products. Beauty, comfort, passion, and individuality are always reflected in the models produced by Alfa Romeo. 

Alfa Romeo Giulia  

Alfa Romeo promises a premium experience in their award-winning luxury sedan, the Giulia. The model has a definitive Italian design that is unremarkably recognized as pure Alfa Romeo style. The car offers utmost safety with its advanced driver assistance systems equipped with level 2 autonomous driving from cutting-edge technology able to monitor the vehicle’s environment – all without removing the driving experience. The Giulia is updated with different forms of infotainment to make sure you won’t ever get bored on your drive.  

The Alfa Romeo Giulia can run at 160 to 280 horsepower. The 50/50 weight distribution in the vehicle guarantees maximum comfort in all your drives. The model also has a rear or four-wheel Q4 system developed through a series of patented technology, bringing you together design, power, and innovation- all in one.

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia | Photo Courtesy of Alfa Romeo

 

Ferrari

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Ferrari’s Iconic Logo includes “The Prancing Horse” and the initials “SF” – meaning Scuderia Ferrari | Photo Courtesy of Ferrari

 

When it comes to car brands, you’ll never fail to hear Ferrari mentioned. Known for their vehicle’s incredible speeds, you’ll see the iconic logo nearly everywhere. Ferrari was founded in 1939 by none other than Enzo Ferrari, the motor racing driver who also founded the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix Motor Racing Team. The company’s popularity is largely due to its frequent participation in various racing competitions, it should also be noted that Ferrari is also affiliated with F1.  

Ferrari specializes in supercars, sports cars, and coupes. With their luxury cars accessorized with the best features, Ferrari is one of the most sought-after brands when it comes to speed and power. In the automotive industry, Ferrari is classified as part of the top 15 largest car manufacturers by market capitalization, with $49.10 billion. Ferrari’s sales are made up mostly from the Grand Touring market: specialized cars for clients. The concept cars developed by Ferrari are some of the most awaited by gearheads. 

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a coupe-type car that first came out in 2013. Geared with a 6.3-liter V12 engine, this model operates at up to 730 horsepower. The vehicle weighs approximately 3600 pounds and has a height of 50 inches. The Berlinetta is known for its comfortability that doesn’t lack speed. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds! This model is one of the most demanded and desired Ferrari models of all time.  

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Red Variation of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta | Photo Courtesy of Ferrari

 

Sportiness. Elegance. Comfort. These three words summarize the Ferrari Portofino. The Ferrari Portofino is a versatile drop-top car named after one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, a small fishing village housing the most relaxing resorts you’ll ever come by. This charming tourist attraction has become a symbol of understated luxury – and Ferrari wishes to boast about this beauty to the world. The launch color of the model is dedicated to this town – a brave and beautiful red: the Rosso Portofino.  

The Ferrari Portofino is an iconic Italian car brand designed for everyday driving yet exhibits several exclusive features. From an authentic Berlinetta coupe, the Portofino can effortlessly convert to a drop-top at any given time. The vehicle is equipped with a V8 engine capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in a matter of 3.5 seconds. The Ferrari Portofino is one of the most powerful convertibles that has enough room for comfort in your boot and cockpit without sacrificing speed and power. The two rear seats make the Portofino perfect for short trips suited for everyday pleasure in driving.  

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The Rosso Portofino | Photo Courtesy of Ferrari

 

Local Italian Car Suppliers 

At this point, surely the question “Where will I be able to get these cars?” has popped into your mind. Fortunately, there’s no need to look further than Ton Cars! 

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The Official Ton Cars Logo | Photo Courtesy of Ton Cars

 

Ton Cars is a certified dealer of quality used cars with various branches in the Philippines. Whether it be SUVs, pick-ups – or even the luxury sportscars we just mentioned, you can count on Ton Cars on having just the right vehicle for you. Rest assured that Ton Cars will find you the deal most worth of your money, providing you with only the vehicles still operating in great condition.  

Some of the cars offered include the Lamborghini Huracan 610-4, 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S, Ferrari 488 GTB, and even the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta! This is only a glimpse of the cars being offered at Ton Cars so be sure to check them out for your Italian car desires! 

Looking for the opposite, somewhere to sell your cars? Ton Cars are also currently buying cars! Ton Cars has branches in Daang Hari and E. Rodriguez Avenue. 

Contact Details 

Facebook: Ton Cars  

Instagram: @toncars 

Contact number

Daang Hari Branch: +639178203818

Rodriquez Branch: +639270775397

Branch Addresses  

Daang Hari Branch: Daang Hari Road, Molino IV, Bacoor, 4102 Cavite.

Rodriquez Branch: 1146 E Rodriguez Sr. Ave, New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Italian Luxury Lifestyle 

Doesn’t the Italian lifestyle seem absolutely endearing? Why stop at just your Italian car when you can live and bask in the Italian lifestyle completely! 

Portofino Alabang 

Sounds familiar? You got that right, there are Italian-themed luxury homes in Daang Hari with the exact same name as the last Italian car model in this article, the Ferrari Portofino! Portofino Alabang exhibits the same elegance and comfort found in the iconic vehicle – only this time, you’ll be even more immersed! The comfortable and luxurious lifestyle you’ll find in Portofino simply cannot be compared to other house and lot for sale in Daang Hari and in the entire country in general. 

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The Surreal View at Portofino Alabang

 

 If you’re looking for Italian-themed homes in Daang Hari, Portofino is the best option you’ll ever find. The Italian architecture in all houses and amenities makes one forget of what country you’re actually in. The Old-World charm found in Portofino Alabang is sure to make you get lost in time.  

Portofino Alabang has three different enclaves that all exhibit the beauty of Italy – Portofino Heights, Portofino South, and Amore. Sophistication like no other, Portofino doesn’t lack in any aspect of what a luxury home should have. The picturesque view of Portofino Alabang is sure to bewilder anyone who lays their eyes upon them. 

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The Beauty of Amore, Portofino’s Latest Enclave

 

The amenities found in Portofino Alabang ensure the best everyday living experience without sacrificing security, time, and energy. As luxury homes for sale in Daang Hari, Portofino makes it possible to find peace in the never-sleeping city of Alabang. You’ll find it hard to believe that you’re in such a busy city with the surreal environment found in Portofino.  

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One of the Amenities at Portofino, The Clubhouse

 

Located conveniently near several establishments such as the Evia Lifestyle Center and even Ton Cars, you’ll never run out of things to do in the bustling city. Portofino Alabang is the place to be for the utmost comfort, elegance, beauty, and luxury. 

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One of Portofino’s Italian-inspired Homes, Giorgio | Photo Courtesy of Brittany

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How to Make Your Own Luxury Graze Box

 

Do you want a variety of snacks? But all of the fast-food options are not healthy? Well, it looks like your dilemma is the same as the problem of a friendship group way back in 2008. But hey, don’t fret anymore because those seven friends brilliantly came up with a solution! Let me introduce you to the wonderful Graze Box!

You may have heard of that term already, but do you know what it actually is? For most people, a graze box is a premium assortment of healthy snacks, such as cold cuts, cheeses, nuts, fresh and dried fruits, breadsticks, and crackers. Although it is not only limited to those! You can create your own version of a Graze box.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be called a graze box without the box itself! For it will serve as the container of your delicious snacks. First impressions last, so make sure the box you will be picking is indeed appealing and charming! In fact, let me list down some inspirations for you.

 

Chic box

The usual box is a brown box, so why not stand out with a black one?  Perhaps a white box? Or even better, a glass box! Once you’ve picked your box, let us move forward. 

For the main event, the snacks! Just thinking of the delicious food we can put here makes me so hungry!  

Cold cuts 

First off, we have the pertinent favorite, the Genoa Salami! Originating from the country of Italy, the uncooked salami made from pork is seasoned with garlic, peppercorns, and white or red wine. This type of salami is softer and greasier than soppressata, which has additional fat after the meat is ground. 

Another cold cut from Italy is the Coppa, also known as Capicola. Made from the muscle running from the neck to the rib of the pig, the dry-cured meat is spiced with cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Coppa is sliced very thin upon serving. Also, did you know that Capicola can be called “gagabool” as well? It is a slang term used by some Italian-Americans. 

A great addition to the cold cuts is the Spanish Chorizo! The fully-cured and cooked meat is made of chopped pork; it often contains pimento, a special type of paprika. Giving off a firm texture, the Spanish chorizo is either sweet or spicy.  

Indeed, save the best for the last, finally, we have the jamón Ibérico de Bellota, or popularly known as Iberian Ham. Made from the rear leg of the rare black Iberian pig, this type of meat is expensive. A Jamon 75% Iberico de Bellota Premium Pedroches Sliced 80g pack costs 1,145 Pesos.  

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The prized Iberian ham is indeed creamy and fatty, making it one of the tastiest cold cut options.

 

Cheese 

If you want a savory, salty, and butter flavor, the Old Ford is the cheese for you. Originating from England, the cheese is made from the milk of the goat. In fact, you need to be very hands-on to make the Old Ford because it can only be made by aging, and pressing the cheese using your hands.  

Coming all the way from the country of China, we have the Extra Old Bitto. The cheese is aged for 10 years before it hits the market, making it one of the most expensive cheeses in the world. Upon taking a bite of the Old Bitto, you’ll taste sweet cheese, but after a while, it becomes spicy!  

White Stilton is a luxurious cheese that is actually the cousin of Britain’s famous blue cheese but is much creamier and has a tangerine taste.  

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White stilton cheese can be infused with fruits, such as blueberries. Just look at mouth-watering cheese!

 

Pastry 

The 3 Seed Gourmet crackers are inspired by a Jewish Passover cracker (matzo) which is easy to make. The recipe for the crackers includes freshly ground, organic, hard winter wheat flour, vital gluten, and sesame seeds.  

Super soft and tender, the twisted bread adds to the charm of your graze box. To make these twists, you’ll need dry yeast, milk, sugar, and all-purpose flour.  

When it comes to the pretzels, the classic should be the one we include! Shaped similar to a heart, the soft pretzel would definitely be loved by everyone. Also, fun fact, it is no sweat to make this classic. But hey, these pretzels may be easy to make, but undoubtedly hard to forget!  

Caption: Looking golden brown, the soft and chewy pastry can be served with your favorite dips.  

Dips 

For the dips, why don’t we have 3 different types? 

For the first dip, we have the Smoky Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut. Inspired by the Romesco recipe, the dip is oozing with a smoky flavor and texture. For the ingredients, there’s walnuts, red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, lemon juice, smoked paprika, and olive oil. To fully enjoy the crunch of the walnuts, make sure to make the dip kind of chunky!  

Next up we have the Blackberry-Dijon Whipped Ricotta, a creamy and sharp dip. Upon blending dijon mustard, seedless blackberry jam, red wine vinegar, ricotta, lemon juice, and pink peppercorns, you’ll surely get that purple-tinged offering!  

For the last dip, let us do the Seven-Layer Greek dip. With seventeen ingredients, this dip is surely bursting with flavor. To do this recipe, we will need a Turkish bread loaf, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, pine nuts, roasted capsicum strips, pitted kalamata olives, and small cherry tomatoes. It may seem like a lot of work, but actually, it is easy to assemble!  

Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts

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Moving on to the fruits, let us put some red grapes, grapefruit, pomegranates, pears, and figs.

 

Let us not forget the berries as well! Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries will definitely 

To make it more healthy, the vegetables need to be placed in our graze box. Shall we put vegetables including broccoli, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and celery?  

For the nuts, we have pistachios, almonds, and cashews.  

Sweets 

Desserts make everything better, so how about adding some luxury chocolate brands

Founded in Sapporo in 1953, Royce chocolate continues to use excellent techniques to give us the best flavors of chocolate. The creamy Nama Chocolate (Au Lait) milk chocolate has a velvety smooth texture that melts in your mouth. Using fresh Hokkaido cream, Royce also offers the Nama Chocolate in white.  

Did you know they also have Potatochip chocolate? The potato chips come in different flavors such as the original chocolate, caramel, cheese-flavored white chocolate, and mildly bitter. 

Wine 

To complete our graze box, it is a must for a luxury graze box to have a luxurious wine. The Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Grand Cru gives us a taste of the finest chardonnay grapes. The bottle is oozing with a citrus palate and rich lemon notes.

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The white wine of Chardonnay is one of the most popular drinks in the world.

 

How to assemble your Luxurious Graze Box 

Now that we have all our ingredients for the box, let us assemble it! 

1. Get your box and place wax paper on top of it.  

2. Visualize how you want the inside of your box, you may also use small bowls to separate some of the snacks. We recommend putting the deli items such as the vegetables and fruits in bowls.

3.  Place all the bowls and wine in the box first, move them around until you are satisfied.

4. To prevent the meat and cheese from getting hard, cover them with saran-type wrap. Keep in mind that if you are not going to consume it right away, place the meat and cheese inside of a cooler to avoid being spoiled. Take them outside once the grazing box is served.

5. Fill the holes inside the box with the pastry and sweets.   

Graze boxes are always a buzz for every celebration; let it be a holiday such as Christmas and New Year, or an occasion, such as birthdays and weddings. We got the snacks now, but where are we going to celebrate? Well, why not in one of the most beautiful houses in the Philippines?  

Celebrate at Portofino Alabang  

Portofino Alabang offers the most elegant mansions in the Philippines. The luxury homes for sale in Daang Hari have world-class facilities and amenities. 

Celebrate different holidays in one of the most luxurious homes in the Philippines. The Pietro is a stunning 2-story Italian home that has 264 square meters (floor area) luxury house mode, providing a grand space for not only activities and games, but also living and quality time for the family.

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Spend quality time with your family and loved ones in Pietro’s luxurious house.

 

Another marvelous house in Portofino is the Lorenzo. With 177 square meters (floor area), the luxury model has a two-carport garage, and a mini porch. A tiny den can be found as well inside the house where small gatherings can take place. 

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Enjoy the comfort of gatherings in this beautiful Italian-inspired home.

 

If the occasion has a large number of guests that would not fit in your home, say no more because there is a grand function hall and grand ballroom in Alabang Vista! There is also a grand clubhouse with an exciting events hall.  

If you’re looking for a luxury house and lot in Metro Manila to celebrate events, Portofino is the right place for you! There are a lot of luxury house and lot for sale in Daang Hari.  

 


 

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The Italian’s Life: La Famiglia

 

An Italian’s life is the wellspring of Western civilization and it has forever been an object of fascination because of its delectable cuisine, ancient culture, rich history, iconic tradition, and high-quality craftsmanship for both art and high-end clothing. Its culture has flourished for centuries and the Italian lifestyle has been imitated by the people, making us certain that everyone wants to get a taste of Italian living. But what does it really mean to live the Italian way of life? 

The Italian Way of Life 

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Italy is one of the greatest destinations in the world, offering spectacular cities, ancient ruins, wonderful museums, soaring mountains, and beautiful natural scenery.

 

The Italian way of life is perceived as giving value to all aspects of life, such as spending time with family, creating intimate moments with loved ones, going out with friends, and enjoying beauty in all its forms. Incorporating Italian living into our everyday lives creates a peculiar and sought-after experience that all of us have been dreaming of. 

Italians live more consciously and possess mindfulness by taking time for everything. Living in the moment and taking things at a slower pace just like what Italians do, is like living in Portofino Alabang where tranquility is imbued in every luxury home, giving a life of ease away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

La Famiglia E Tutto 

From the Italian proverb “La Famiglia e Tutto” which means “family is everything”, family is the foundation and the most important aspect of an Italian’s life. The Italian family solidarity is escalated to extended families rather than just the idea of the “nuclear family” in which only the mother, father, and children form its foundation.

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One of the best luxuries in life is family. They provide the best comfort and support, just like the luxury homes in Portofino. | Photo by Migs Reyes from Pexels

 

Italians also have frequent family gatherings and enjoy spending quality time with their loved ones, which makes every milestone worthy of celebration. In an Italian’s life, every stage of their lives is geared to remaining close to their family’s tradition and culture, even upon adulthood. Italians also hold elderly people in a position of respect, to show that they value their history, knowledge, and experience. 

Italians have always been hard-working and they are also well-known for their dolce far niente or pleasant idleness and bella vita (“good life”) lifestyle. They give significance to their family so much that they also prioritize helping each other by striving hard, making them worthy of a serene home like the luxury house and lots in Portofino Alabang. 

Aside from prioritizing their family over anything else, sociability is also important for Italians. Italians are sociable and outgoing people, who are in constant need to bond with their family and friends. With this in mind, Italians strive more in an environment that lets them live a dynamic life just like how Portofino grants its residents expansive and convenient living spaces that are perfect if you want to get a taste of Italy without having to travel far from home. 

A Taste of Italian Living in Portofino Alabang

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Vista Alabang is a 1,500-hectare lifestyle strip along Daang Hari that caters to the affluent market.

 

If you aspire to experience the Italian way of life, Vista Alabang is the perfect place for you and your family. Vista Alabang is the upscale residential and commercial community in the South of Metro Manila, where everything is beyond reach. The thriving address of Vista Alabang gives you the best of everything: the luxury of living nearby the essential establishments, prime educational institutions, dining and shopping centers, and major thoroughfares like MCX, CALAX, and Skyway Stage 3 that grant you convenience and access to the different key cities in the Metro and nearby provinces like Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas. 

Amidst today’s adversities, people are consistently yearning for an opportunity to socialize. Just like how the Italians spend their everyday, intimate get-togethers and social gatherings revolve around meals like the Italians’ aperitivo (an afternoon get-together). Italians treasure their leisure time as they value more the benefit of enjoying time with their family, friends, and colleagues. 

Afternoon coffee breaks, lunch outs, and the typical passeggiata through the lifestyle strip of Vista Alabang are part of the daily habits of Italians that make the very definition of a sweet life. In Evia Lifestyle Center Daang Hari, the variety of restaurants and cafes like Sombrero, San Marco, Dear Joe, and Coffee Project Black x Fully Booked offer a world-class dining experience, thematic dining, and alfresco spots that will certainly feed your wanderlust. 

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San Marco is a rustic themed dining spot located at Evia Lifestyle Center.

 

Ensconced in the flourishing district of Alabang, are the best and most exclusive gated communities of Portofino Heights, Portofino South, and Amore at Portofino. These premier subdivisions located at the heart of Daang Hari offer luxury-themed communities inspired by one of the world’s most scenic destinationsItaly. 

Upon entering the expansive communities of Portofino, you will find yourself in awe of the romantic ambiance, sun-dappled streets, cobblestone pathways, and streets of pines just like those of Italy. The warm and rustic appeal of the Portofino enclaves gives you an out-of-this-world experience like you’ve just traveled to Italy. The communities boast Italian architecture seen in the details of each house—from the stunning cupolas, gabled roofs, and arch windows to the magnificent courtyards and pocket gardens, Portofino is beyond doubt a puzzle piece taken straight from the outskirts of Italy. 

Italian-themed Luxury Homes Perfect For You and Your Family 

Each home nestled in the magnificent communities of Portofino Heights, Portofino South, and Amore at Portofino imbibe an Old World charm that instigates luxurious living. Portofino’s Master Collection consists of Italian-inspired masterpieces that not only exude a sophisticated vibe but also grant luxury living spaces that are perfect for creating intimate moments that last a lifetime. 

Carletti, a house model offered exclusively in Portofino’s Artisan Collection, is a 211 square meter home that boasts a simple yet charismatic vibe. It is a two-story house accented by a high ceiling, three spacious bedrooms, a grand porch, and a lanai that brings the outdoor experience closer to you. 

Pietro on the other hand is a stunning two-story Italian home featuring four bedrooms, one of which is located on its ground floor, making it the most ideal retirement home. It also features a 264 square meter living space, enough for luxurious living. This luxury home also has a high ceiling, balcony, and foyer, that accentuate its Italian designs.

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Antonello is a masterfully crafted home in Portofino that delivers a home perfect for Filipino families.

 

Antonello, one of the best-selling luxury homes in Portofino is a 286 square meter home, complemented by a high ceiling, numerous windows, and rounded balcony. Living inside this grandiose home makes your everyday life seamlessly connected with nature, granting you breathable living spaces.

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Raffaello’s opulent design accented by its courtyards that seamlessly connects the Italian interiors to the lush landscape.

 

Another meticulously crafted home available for sale in Portofino Alabang is Raffaello, which offers a spacious living space made for large families. Its 292 square meter floor area gives you a taste of the awe-inspiring life in Italy, accentuated by a courtyard that delivers the Italian countryside experience right at your doorstep.  

Have you ever dreamt of living in an Italian-inspired home nestled in a thematic community like Portofino? Take pleasure in the vast space of Ghiberti, a 349 square meter home that evokes classic designs from Old World Italy. Its castle-type tower makes it the most coveted house model in Portofino, spacious enough for an everyday celebration of life and love. 

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Ghiberti is the largest and most coveted house model in Portofino. It has a casita that makes it perfect as a retirement home.

 

Moments Made Memorable in Portofino

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May it be a small achievement or a grand milestone, celebrating golden moments in Portofino is beyond one’s expectation. Moments made in Portofino become more memorable because each day will feel like you are celebrating the good life with your family.

 

Having the desire to live the Italian lifestyle not just because of their rich culture and fascinating traditions, but also because of the high respect they give to their families is significant in order for us to appreciate the love we receive. The Italian way of living is not just about admiring the Italian norm, but also about surrounding yourself with the people you love and taking time to enjoy even the simplest things. 

Portofino homes are carefully designed to instigate a strong bond within every family because the stunning developments of Brittany Corporation aim to give Filipino families a safe haven. Just like Italians, Filipinos value building strong relationships with their family because our family is the luxury we always had. A Portofino home is a place where one can find safety and comfort to be themselves, just like how families give the utmost solace.

 


 

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November 11, 2021

Holiday Bucket List For Your Family

 

The bells are finally ringing again! With holidays just around the corner, we can’t help but feel sentimental, excited, and even stressed because as December slowly approaches, we need to prepare our long list of things we need to do.

The streets of your community are starting to be filled with festive decorations and the cold air starts embracing you. We can hear Christmas music on FM radios, see countdowns of days left before Christmas, and shops starting to offer holiday specials. Make a a list of fun Christmas activities to try with you family!

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Create Christmas traditions with your loved ones.

 

In other countries, they celebrate holidays after the Halloween period, but for us Filipinos, the holiday season starts during -Ber months. For some, it starts during December but for us, it starts as early as September 1.

Though because of the Pandemic, we can’t help but feel nostalgic to the times where everything was normal and kids would sing carols outside our doorsteps, the bustles, and busy streets because of all the Christmas shopping, countless gatherings with friends, family, and officemates. But then again, Filipinos aren’t Filipinos without the festive celebrations. We would always find our own way to celebrate the Yuletide season.

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Christmas Bucket List

Having fun is not only limited to going to malls, parks, and other public venues and places. The spacious floor area Brittany offers gives you countless things you could do even inside your doorstep. Here are some traditions you might still want to include on your family’s Christmas bucket list:

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This is the best season to spend time with your family and whoever said that you wouldn’t be able to, inside your home?

 

Setting up Christmas Decorations

One of the most awaited things people look forward to during the holiday season are the festive and grandiose decorations of the mansions in the Philippines. Most luxury home owners like to dress up their houses with dazzling lights, Parols, and their own creative versions of Belen. As the community itself in the whole Vista Alabang sets up their decorations, you could definitely make this a part of your family tradition wherein you could all set up a tree lighting ceremony.

Whether you’ll go with White Christmas, Filipino-themed with Parols and Belen, or just wrapping your exterior with different colors of Christmas lights. It doesn’t just stop there, setting up a grand Christmas tree inside your house where all family members could help out is also another thing you could add onto your traditions.

Setting up a Christmas tree where all gifts could be displayed underneath, dressing it up and putting up different kinds of Christmas balls and ornaments is definitely an activity for all ages, from kids to adults. You may also change your throw pillow cases and even your curtains to go with the theme. Lastly, finish off the whole look with some home fragrance of gingerbread or roasted chestnuts to really feel the Christmas season.

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Is Christmas complete without a beautiful decorated Christmas tree?

 

Baking and Cooking Holiday Pastries and Kakanins

The best thing about living in this modern age is that even the Pandemic can’t stop us from continuing with other activities such as attending religious gatherings, concerts, parties, and such through Zoom or other online streaming websites.

A lot of religious bodies continue their masses and gatherings by letting people watch it through the comfort of their homes. One of the most famous traditions of Filipinos would be attending “Misa De Galo” or “Simbang Gabi” which happens before dawn. Most people aim to complete all 9 masses and mostly go with their families. After attending the mass, Filipinos would buy Bibingka and Puto Bumbong on their way home to eat as their breakfast.

This could be one of the things you and your family or partner could try doing. Since activities and vendors are still limited outside, we could also try learning on making our own versions of a gingerbread house and other pastries.

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Gingerbread house would also be a good idea for a gift or maybe even as a small business. After all, video tutorials are all over the internet.

 

Online Christmas Carol

For families who love music and even for those who don’t, do your own new way of greeting your family and friends. For most countries, Christmas carols are grand performances of choir, bands, singers, and such but for Filipinos, this is just people sending their greetings in a fun way. In normal times, children would go around house to house and sing while waiting for some coins and goodies in return for their performances.

This could be your new family tradition to uplift your holiday spirit where you’d record a simple and short song and send it over to others instead of an old traditional card. There’s nothing distance could ruin now that we have the internet.

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Staying Connected With Family & Friends on Zoom

 

Preparing for your exchanging of gifts

Finding the perfect presents for your loved ones may be a little stressful, most especially for people who give a lot of thought and wants their gifts to be personal. It is also a tradition not only in the Philippines but also in different parts of the world that people exchange gifts and give holiday during the holiday season.

Monito Monita is a tradition most families do to give gift-giving a twist. In this activity, you need to guess who you picked or the other way around through a nickname you chose. As a Christmas bucket list, it really pays off to see the smiles on people’s faces after opening your well-thought gift and holiday cards for them.

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8 Fun Family Gift Exchange Ideas

 

Donating to the poor

Since holidays are all about thanksgiving and gift-giving, it would be the best time to give back to the needy. It could also be your year-ender activity with your whole family to sort out the things that you don’t need anymore and that may still be helpful for others. Old clothes that are just sitting in the corner of your spacious walk-in closet or the old toys that are just hidden in your storage room would bring in smiles to other people.

Organize a Christmas eve party

With Filipinos staying up all night to wait for the clock to strike 12, you could prepare games and activities everyone could participate in, to make things more exciting. Make use of your spacious  Ghiberti unit in Brittany with 349  sqm floor area to put up decorations and set up tables for food and games.

Preparing a mini program in your spacious living room where children could showcase their talents, adults could play indoor party games such as the classic “Pinoy Henyo” or “Pass the Ball”, or other activities to kill time while having fun.

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Reinventing the Family Christmas Party

 

Preparing your family’s new year resolutions

Though most of us prepare our own new year’s resolution for the things we would like to aim for or change as the year starts, give it a twist and make it a family thing. From the smallest things like sleeping a little earlier, maintaining the house clean, to bigger commitments such as going to church together every Sunday, eating healthier food, doing exercises and having a more active lifestyle for everyone.

Portofino offers upscale amenity features to its residents such as swimming pool, basketball court, activity areas and spaces for health and fitness that you could all make use of. It’s not just a Christmas bucket list.

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Amenity Area of Portofino Alabang

 

A family meeting where you could plan on the things you all want to improve inside your household and things you want to change to improve your relationship as a family. List down all the things you all want to goal for and buy for the incoming year and your strategy as a team on how to reach it. This could be a very interesting activity and would also strengthen your bond.

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Of all the countless things you could do during, before, and after holidays, nothing beats spending it with your loved ones.

 

Most of us are busy with work, with studies, and other activities, some may already have their own families and are living away from their own homes.

Saving these days and spending them with your family would be the greatest gift. Mornings in your pajamas while waiting for the hot cup of cocoa, watching your all-time favorite movie while munching on those Christmas cookies, or even just eating leftovers for breakfast while catching up stories with the whole family.

This is also the best time for your other relatives to come over since you can’t really go outside in malls and parks. Cousins could all use one single room, all on their PJs staying up all night watching horror films. Adults could go over the house bar and drink some champagne or wine to finish off the year. Whoever said Pandemic could ruin the Christmas spirit?

Festive pieces to wear this Holiday Season

 

It’s that time of the year again! Cool breeze, festive Christmas shopping, carols, events, Christmas parties, formal events, get-togethers, and such because the holidays are just around the corner. Bells are ringing and we can’t help but get excited as old classic Christmas carols play over the radio, you can see stalls selling Christmas pastries and delicacies such as Puto Bumbong and Bibingka, and holiday sales and discounts are visible already in your favorite shops and malls.

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Christmas shopping is either done really early or really late! There’s no in between!

 

For some countries, Holidays start after Halloween but in the Philippines, it starts as soon as the 1st of September and this is what we call the “Ber Months”. People would start decorating their houses and setting up their Christmas trees. Some also start with buying presents and shopping for clothes. And now that we’ve mentioned Christmas shopping, some of us would probably have a long list of things to do before the day strikes on the 24th of December.

Now, because of the pandemic, we know that a lot of us may be leaning on the option of just ordering online but for people who are keen on details and sizes, going to malls are still the best way to go. Vista malls are now in a very Christmassy vibe and almost all shops are giving out Christmas discounts and vouchers already.

To be well prepared, it would be best to start visiting the malls now, to avoid the crowd and the Christmas traffic jams. Good thing everything is accessible in Vista Alabang to do some early or even last-minute Christmas shopping. VistaLand Communities such as Brittany is accessible to both Evia Lifestyle Center Alabang and SOMO – All home Daang Hari where we can all shop ‘till we drop. Its goal is to cater to all your needs from food, house decorations, leisure, and fashion is very much beneficial.

Suggested Read: Fancy Luxury Holiday Home | Brittany Corporation

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Evia Lifestyle Center – Daang Hari

 

One of the best things about the Christmas season is changing out your everyday clothes to something a little grand like a festive dress to add a holiday twist to our wardrobe. We need to change everything, from dressing up the house, the tree, and ourselves! Tis the season to be jolly, and also sparkly!

Outfit Ideas and Fashion Wear to try this Season

December is supposed to be the winter season but since we’re living in a tropical country, dressing up in layers may not be a good idea. But there are still pieces of clothing and accessories that may seem to fit in winter but can still make their way onto your closet.

Now, we don’t want to be overdressed but also want to dress the part. To keep up with the winter collection but not be too layered, let’s round up some of the Christmas party outfits we need to score to prepare for this festive season:

Silk Scarf

Aside from keeping us warm during the winter season, adding a scarf to your outfit could serve as your main accessory to complete your look. Even a plain shirt or blouse would look fab with a scarf hanging on your neck as you prepare for the Christmas eve dinner downstairs by the dining room. A tie-die scarf would go best with your sleeveless dress to keep yourself from getting cold if the dinner is set up outside by the garden.

Knits are often worn during winter and colder seasons and since we are living in a relatively hot country which is the Philippines, wearing knitted tops may not even cross the minds of most people. But good thing that there is a way to wear knit tops now even though it’s humid and hot.

Lightweight knits that uses fine-gauge knits and fabrics that are not neither heavy or thick to keep you cool. Knitted halter tops and crop tops are also a way to go to pair with your denim jeans or high waist shorts.

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Knitted Cropped top – H&M

 

Sweatsuits

As most of us are spending time inside our houses, we tend to look for the most comfortable yet most fashionable set we could throw in to wear. A cropped sweatshirt and some high waist sweatpants are now the new trend because it’s not too warm but also not too cool to wear.

This is the best wear to get you through the early morning breakfast till the late night cuddles for movies. It gives off a look not too extra but also not too plain for a grand occasion.

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Hyperglam Crop Crew Sweatshirt – Adidas

 

Beret

To elevate your simple look, a beret is the way to go. Not just to keep your head warm for the cold season, it also transforms your outfit to a retro-like style or deceive everyone into thinking you’re a fashion nerd.

A beret makes any look timeless and would go perfectly with buttoned vests or knitted cardigans. As this usually is made of wool or knitted, it also gives off the winter vibe even though you’re just wearing plain shirt and pants. This is best fit with the ambiance in Portofino Alabang as this piece of head accessory depicts of Parisian, France, historic vibe that suits well in cabin themed Christmas decors.

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Velvet skirt

For girly women who likes skirts, a velvet fabric is a good idea to match with any top may it be oversized or fit. It works as a trick looking like part of the winter collection without it being too warm for the weather. It can be easily paired up with some boots for an evening occasion. A velvet fabric not only makes comfortable dresses but also makes any attire elegant and chic.

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Velvet Bodycon Midi Skirt: Amazon 

 

Festive themed Face masks

Be it that we are in the pandemic right now, wearing masks is already a part of what we wear in our daily lives. Though this is a small piece and may not look much, this accessory is also something that we need to give attention to. It would be nice to pair your outfit with the mask you’re wearing too. May it be by color or by the pattern, it would look good if everything is matching up instead of just wearing the plain blue surgical mask.

 

Ankle boots

Just because we’re living in tropical country doesn’t mean we need to keep our boots away. We know boots are the perfect pair for any dresses, skirts, and jeans to achieve a look not too casual compared to when we are wearing regular sneakers or flats. We still want to look fab in our new year’s eve dinner while wearing a body con dress.

You can also go for the boho-chic look while wearing your maxi dress and beach wave curled up hair. Wearing high knee boots may be something you’d want to save up for your travels in a much colder country, you can still opt to boots but choose Ankle type rather.

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Leather Heeled Ankle Boots – Zara

 

Festive sparkly bodycon dress

Create that drop dead, show stopping look with a sparkly bodycon dress that will hug your curves and highlight your assets. Get holiday party ready with a festive dress that is accentuated by sparkles, sequins and glitter that does well with simple heels or ankle boots. This is the easiest piece of clothing your could score if you want to look fancy, elegant, and sexy.

May it be a formal event, or a Christmas party with your gals, this is best thing to wear to stand out while keeping it comfortable and simple.

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Pomelo – Mini Glitter Spaghetti Strap Dress 

 

Festive Pajamas

Now we all know that there are really people who’d rather just stay in bed and watch some festive classic romantic comedy movies while munching on some chips or dinner leftovers, dressing up may be something that they won’t even consider doing.

Getting yourself a comfortable pair of jammies for Christmas may not be a bad idea too. There are countless of new cute and elegant designs for a matching PJs that would be perfect for the season.

You could also go matchy with the rest of the family while setting up a movie night or a Christmas party to wait for the clock to strike 12. Be on your nighties but make it fab!

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Satin Night Shirt – H&M

 

Good thing we are now living in the modern age and connecting with family and friends is not as hard as in the past. In one simple click, we can share the food we are about to eat, our home OOTD or outfit of the day, our Christmas eve selfies.

We can now scroll over Facebook and get updated on how families spend their Christmas and New Year’s eve. You can still dress up and show people by posting them on Instagram. You can scroll through the parks and amenity areas of your community in Brittany to do a quick shoot of your outfit.

You could also drop by nearest parks and malls as Vista Alabang is accessible to metro places and parks. But even though we’re inside our houses, prepping up, doing your make up and getting on your fab outfit is still a way to go.

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Us Filipinos, pandemic or not, never fail to get into the festive Christmas spirit.

 

May it be inside our homes or outside, we will still find a way to celebrate Christmas. Having fun isn’t only limited to partying in restaurants or such, we can still be inside the house and have fun. We still find a way to draw up a smile and spend quality time with our loved ones.

19 Elegant Christmas Tree Decor Ideas

 

The most beautiful houses in the Philippines are found at Portofino Alabang. As a result, your dignified and classy Portofino house deserves a beautiful tree that is a great fit for you this Christmas. Beautiful Christmas tree decor ideas will add a rich, welcome vibe to your home without overwhelming the rest of the decor.

It’s time to branch out from the same old Christmas ornaments you’ve been using to adorn your tree year after year. Red and green ball ornaments are ageless, but if your tree could need a little sprucing up this holiday season, you’ve come to the perfect spot. We’ve compiled a list of fun Christmas tree decoration ideas to get you started on your tree this year. You may make it seem subtle, rustic, glam, extremely over-the-top and bright, or all-natural. But, before you run out and buy your fir, get some inspiration from these stunning Christmas tree decor ideas.

Elegant Christmas Tree Decor Ideas

Silver and Gold Decor Ideas

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Tree design by Brad Schmidt Aifd from Balsam Hill.

 

Use silver and gold ornaments in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles for this tree. You may use glass ornaments with a magnificent gold, silver, and platinum color palette that screams “Christmas” and contrasts wonderfully with the tree’s greenery. Platinum pleated lame ribbons and gold fine mesh glitter ribbons can be used. Their textures, especially when stacked, lend aesthetic interest to the tree. You may also match the motif by adorning the tree with gold bouquet choices. To balance out the shiny colors, add pinecones. with the gold bouquet picks, which complements the theme. You can add pinecones to balance out the metallic hues.

 

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Disco Tree

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Photo was taken from David Lawson Design

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Similar to the gold and silver theme, adorn your tree with silver balls. Mix and match using different sizes and colors. This will give it a disco theme. This will surely be perfect for the luxury homes for sale in Portofino Alabang.

Winter Frost

You may experiment with this design by using a frosted tree with snow-sprinkled branches. Decorate the frosted tree with glass decorations in light colors of aquamarine, champagne, and platinum to accent the frosted tree. Layer the decorations for a broader effect by placing larger pieces farther back in the branches and adding longer pieces to the outer branches. Finally, switch on the lights for a stunning snow-dusted, glittering Christmas tree to complete this shabby chic winter frost theme.

Monochrome Decor Ideas

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Coordination of all of your décor around a single hue creates a unified effect, as well as a simpler decorating procedure. It will also go well with any design style. Use neutral color palettes, natural materials, and plaid accents with a bit of glitter to achieve the desired effect.

 

Pastel Tree

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Design by Gami Graham from Balsam Hill

 

Simply pick a white Christmas tree. After you’ve decorated your tree, drape it with the complimentary pastel colors and lay it over a Tree Skirt with beaded fringe bands accented with champagne gold metal sequins. Place frozen berry and frosty blue poinsettia picks in exquisite designs throughout the branches to provide extra color and highlight the tree’s innate charm. Wrap the foliage in blue ribbon and any other fabric that catches your eye to take your design to the next level. Finish off the ensemble with an elegant topper.

Baby Blue Christmas Decor Ideas

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Tree design by Kelly Page of bluegraygal

 

A blue Christmas tree is always a stunning choice, whether you are seeking the right tree to match your coastal décor or simply prefer an unexpected festive color scheme that surely screams luxury real estate. To integrate this tree with her current décor, add blue and silver glass decorations and gold garland. To create a coherent appearance, combine blue and silver Christmas decorations with greenery and gold shimmering garland, with a heavy accent on my new blue glass Christmas ornaments and blue Christmas ribbon.

Christmas Wishes

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Tree design by Brad Schmidt Aifd from Balsam Hill.

 

Begin with hand-painted Christmas ornaments in festive holiday colors and designs to obtain this effect. Weave the Merry Christmas Velvet Ribbon and the sparkling Glitter Gold Ribbon between the tree’s limbs to add a sense of richness. To further embellish the tree, use the clustered Gold Metallic Berry Picks and Red Glitter Magnolia Picks. Incorporate the Studded Velvet Tree Skirt for subtle elegance, and accent the design with the warm light of a 16-pointed star.

Treasures and Memories Decor Ideas

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This design fits well on a 9 feet tall Christmas tree. You can design it with a garland of gold beads to give the tree a little bit of a vintage look. Print treasured photographs in black and white and use them to decorate your tree to bring back memories of Family holidays past. Use your tree as an opportunity to display family photographs! You may make Polaroid-style snaps out of them or design them to appear like tags with festive strings attached.

 

Rustic Charm

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Design by Christopher Hiedeman

 

Portofino Alabang is noted not just for its luxury homes in Metro Manila, but also for its rustic atmosphere. If you want to keep on theme with your Portofino Home, this style is ideal. In this rustic house, this tree is ornamented with warm crimson ribbons and gorgeous berries for a modern take on tradition. To complete your design, add some additional red decorations and pinecones.

Blooming and Flowery

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Tree design by Delia Creates

 

Adhere to the new flower-on-the-Christmas-tree fad! It’s fashionable and feminine, and it gives a delightfully gentle touch to the world’s favorite winter tree. You may decorate a tree with big imitation magnolias, glass bulbs, and gold wire bent into phrases that symbolize the festive mood. Alternatively, if you have the time, you may replace the imitation flowers with fresh ones. Be creative and mix up your preferred colors for your decor ideas, but keep in mind that the flowers are the primary attraction in creating this cheerful garland effect.

Ultra Minimalist

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Design from Barlam Hill

 

Embrace the arboreal splendor of your tree with an ultra-minimalist design that allows the pine to speak for itself. This sky-high tree is adorned with modest twinkling lights for a more understated vibe without the glitz. Using fairy lights instead of typical Christmas lights on your tree creates a softer, more ambient glow, making the entire environment seem cozier. A silver and gold monochromatic palette will look great with transparent, crystal dewdrop, and ball decorations. Match your Christmas tree skirt, present wrapping, and bows to this exquisite design, and add a comparable color wreath to your window panes. Spray paint the pine cones gold and then sprinkle them with silver.

Woodland Inspired Decor Ideas

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Tree design by Style Me Pretty

 

City life can be exhausting at times. Decorate your Christmas tree with decorations that recall the forests, such as the delicate owls and deer are seen below, to bring a touch of the forest home. A moose-printed garland, a tree stump tree stand, and adorable woodland animals create a woodsy display ideal for the nature enthusiast. Just don’t forget the following four-holiday decorations: owl ornaments, birch tree/birch bark touches, twiggy branch sprays, and frosty pine sprays, and pine cone ornaments.

Frosted Red Tree

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Tree design from  Style Me Pretty

 

You can never go wrong with a candy cane-inspired color palette when it comes to Christmas décor. As seen by this winter wonderland Christmas tree adorned with red berries, ribbons, and decorations, red is the ideal color to contrast with a snowy tree. Instead of a tree laden with ornaments, opt for a simply frosted white tree with a garland. With this one, you’ll have your Christmas decorations finished in seconds!

Seaside Tree Decor Ideas

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Tree design by Seahorse & Stripes

 

Swags of ribbon in cream and straw blend with unique sea stars and an airy waterfront color palette to create a bright, coastal Christmas tree like this one. Combine pastels with colder colors, such as aqua and blue, to create a coastal-inspired Christmas tree.

Merry and Bright

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Tree design by Courtney from Balsam Hill

 

With this brilliant take on the French Country Theme, you may create a gleaming natural setting in your house. It all begins with a pre-lit Frosted Fraser Fir, whose emerald foliage has silvery-white undersides suggestive of snow. Decorate your tree with a little Christmas tree decoration set and French rural ornaments. Choose a range of natural tree picks, such as the Winter Pinecone Picks and Midnight Frost Picks, to enhance the mood of a snow-covered forest. Then, to give a rich silver shine, drape your tree with Royal Metallic Glittered Ribbon, and finish with a Juliette Fringed Tree Skirt. Who said you couldn’t have more than one tree? If you want to create a snowy forest in your living room, then assemble two trees.

Personalized Monogram Tree

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Tree design from Barlam Hill

 

Can’t get enough personalized towels? This tree is dedicated to you. Decorate your fir with your favorite decorations and the initials of everyone in your family. Because your tree will be adorned with decorations, keep the color palette basic to avoid a congested appearance. You may make your own personalized monogram decorations for this tree. You may use mason jar lids to print out the initials of your family members, then use hot glue to connect a little length of twine for the hook. In addition to the mason jar lid decorations, you can use little chalkboard tags on which everyone in your family may write down things they like about each other. It will be so fun to get creative with this tree, and because it is so small it will be easy to keep it to an overall theme.

Victorian Era Decor Ideas

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Tree design from Barlam Hill

 

Evoke the elegance and style of the Victorian era. You’ll feel like you’re spending Christmas in an opera theater with these exquisite decorations. Teardrop, crown, and finial-shaped decorations add a glittering, rich touch to your tree. The gold and bronze hand-painting adds a metallic gloss to both earth-toned bows and gift wrapping. Bead, glitter, and crystal decorations complete the stylish design and look great with a silk gold tree skirt or matching area rug. The glass bird ornaments are inspired by the red-tailed hawks that nest high in the branches of the park’s native trees.

 

Starry Christmas

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Design by Julia Konya from Cuckoo4Design

 

Stars are amazing, but they’re much more impressive when they’re presented. For this tree, you may use largely monochromatic balls in white, cream, and gold tones, but there are also some silver and white striped balls and glitter balls. Clear glass Christmas balls are utilized here because they reflect light so wonderfully. Simply cut out all of the giant stars from white cardboard and hang them using simple Christmas ornament hooks for the stars. They create a strong visual statement on the tree. You might begin with the lighting, working your way up and out from the inside of the tree.

The designer employed two types of lighting strands for this tree. Regular clear lights and pearl light strands give the tree a particularly pleasant glow. You may use basically balls of varying sizes for the entire tree, ranging from extremely enormous to quite a little. You may put the bigger balls on the bottom and more inside the tree branches, and the smaller ones on the tops of the branches to keep the weight from dragging them down.

Feathery and Flocked

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This fluffed white tree has a snow-dusted design with a delicate texture and warm color palette that is both inviting and majestic. For this tree the main attraction is feathers. Go crazy with the colors and use ostrich feathers to make it eye-catching.

 

Portofino Alabang is home to some of the gorgeous mansions in the Philippines. These Christmas tree decor will surely put more glam and elegance into your home. If you haven’t seen these beautiful houses yet then inquire now!

November 5, 2021

Groundbreaking of the New Amore Clubhouse

 

Amore at Portofino by Brittany Corporation marks a new milestone that is one for the books. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in celebration of the new Amore at Portofino clubhouse that took place on November 5, 2021.  

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The event was attended by key officers of Brittany Corporation. | From L-R: Arch. Alibert Bigornia; Arch. Diego Almeida; Engr. Robelle Tan; Arch. Donovan Basa, Technical Head; Maria Soleil Yap, HOA; Veronica Belaos, Sales and Marketing Head; Marissa Galbis, HOA; Julius Ian Zamora, Property Management Head

 

Amore Clubhouse already offers an alfresco lounge, and kiddie pool adjoining a guitar-shaped adult swimming pool to its residents. And the soon-to-rise Amore Clubhouse will feature a fitness gym, a spacious function hall. 

The ceremony was led by a brief introduction from Brittany Corporation’s Technical Head, Arch. Donovan Basa, and was followed by the groundbreaking spiel and then a simple wine toast.  This joyous event was also attended by some of the key people that make up the Brittany team such as Planning Supervisor, Arch. Alibert Bigornia; Sales and Marketing Head, Veronica Belaos; and Property Management Head, Julius Ian Zamora. 

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Groundbreaking event proper with key officers of Brittany. | From L-R: Planning Supervisor, Arch. Alibert Bigornia; Sales and Marketing Head, Veronica Belaos; Technical Head, Arch. Donovan Basa; Amore HOA Broad of Director, Marissa Galbis; Property Management Head, Julius Ian Zamora

  

The target start date of construction began November 5, 2021, and the construction duration will take approximately 6 months. Its projected date of completion will be in the second quarter of 2022.  

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Artist’s perspective of the soon-to-rise Amore Clubhouse.

 

Amidst the challenges of the pandemic, Brittany Corporation endows the residents of Amore with the luxury of more open spaces with the groundbreaking of the Amore Clubhouse. Staying in open spaces and being surrounded by lush greenery is important now more than ever because we are in the middle of a pandemic.  

With master planned developments rich in character, stylistic and thematic appeal, grand architectural details, and unmatched craftsmanship and attention to detail, Brittany Corporation continuously reinvents the local real estate landscape even in the “New Normal.”  

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A golden hour shot of the Amore community. 

 

Amore at Portofino is Brittany’s 35-hectare development in Vista Alabang inspired by the charm and rustic appeal of Tuscany. Conveniently located on Daang Reyna Road, it is a stone’s throw away from the Evia Lifestyle Center and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) that seamlessly connects to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). 

Amore is indeed a prime property exuding romance and rustic charm. It sits on a rolling terrain surrounded by a verdant landscape that reveals an unmistakable Tuscan flair in its sun-drenched walls and tiled roofs, squarish cupolas, and splendid courtyards. 

The recognition it received as “The Best Housing Development in Manila” and “The Best Housing Development in the Philippines” at the Philippines Property Awards certifies that a luxury home in this premier community is worth investing in.  

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Amore at Portofino is the newest of all Portofino enclaves.

 

In line with this golden moment event, Brittany has recently rolled out its newest campaign entitled “Live In Your Luxury.”  

The Pillars of Living in Your Luxury are prime and progressive locations anchored in integrated and master-planned developments; rewarding investment returns through accelerated value appreciation; exceptional and enduring beauty inspired by the world’s most scenic destinations; sprawling and curated open spaces for sustainable living; and high-level security. 

Brittany Corporation, the country’s premier name and pioneer in luxurious themed residential developments, allows its residents to revel in their own kind of luxury. From scenic destinations to premium amenities and exclusive communities, Brittany is your home to the riches life has to offer. 

 


 

Visit Brittany’s official property page to know more about Brittany’s beautiful thematic offerings or follow us on our Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!

For those who are interested to be a seller for Brittany, visit our E-Suite seller’s portal here.

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October 29, 2021

Christmas Day Activity to Try in Your Portofino Home

What to do as a Christmas day activity?

Christmas is truly the giving season. Celebrate Christmas day itself by doing these fun Christmas activities your whole family can cherish. Or you can also try other fun ideas with the family to make fun family tradition. For many the pandemic has prevented us from doing our Christmas activities with the whole family like Christmas carols, physically visiting a local shelter or a local nursing home and even making holiday parties.

Make this a Christmas day activity: Attend A Church Service

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Palazzo Verde has a Mass Schedule you can check out.

 

The true Christmas spirit is starting the day by honoring the birth of Jesus and attending worship. With the pandemic, physically attending a mass might not be permissible but most worships are now televised. Portofino Alabang is near to a lot of Churches. And who’s stopping you from worshiping while wearing your ugly Christmas sweater.

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Volunteer your time or simply go to a donation

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Humanitarian work on the holidays is one of the most beautiful things anyone can do.

 

Christmas is the ideal time to reflect on your blessings — and to encourage your entire family to do so as well. If you have time on Christmas morning for some holiday spirit, volunteer as a family to help others and begin the day with gratitude. If you or a loved one belongs to a high-risk group, always follow all COVID-related safety criteria and investigate virtual solutions.

Or, you can pay it forward by giving it to a local toy drive so that less fortunate children can also enjoy Christmas time. This is great excuse to cleaning out the playroom or bedrooms that also gives room for new toys to be appreciated to their full potential as the perfect gift. Around the holidays, many churches and community centers host toy drives, but Toys for Tots is a terrific national alternative as well. You can also write letters to them or send out Christmas cards to make them feel the holiday mood.

Set up a hot chocolate bar as a Christmas day activity

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Having a hot chocolate bar can really bring any place alive!

 

It might also be a nice gesture to set up a mini chocolate bar to give to children strolling around during Christmas season. During the holidays, who doesn’t like a cup of hot cocoa? Set up a hot chocolate bar to celebrate the warm and fuzzy sensation of Christmas with your favorite chocolate beverage. This is a great addition to any holiday gatherings or visits from relatives.

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Start a Christmas collection

Filipinos love collecting ornaments. Collect something each year that would signify a good memory for the family. More than merely tying everything together, collecting nutcrackers, holiday cards, Santa Claus figures, snowmen, and other attractive Christmas ornaments. It also adds to the spirit of putting out your annual holiday décor by providing your family with a simple gift suggestion year after year.

Organize a scavenger hunt

This is a fun Christmas activity for family members. Divide the family into teams and assign them the responsibility of locating a variety of Christmas-related goods or photographing each other performing a list of festive actions. Consider hiding lawn ornaments on your luxury real estate or serenading your neighbors with a Christmas tune. Make your list unique by including inside jokes, and get ready to make some memories.

 

Italian Christmas traditions to match your Italian Portofino luxury home

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An Italian luxury home deserves a luxury Italian lifestyle.

 

No meat on Christmas

On Christmas Eve or la Vigilia, the Italians follow a long-standing practice of not eating meat. Instead, they consume a wide range of fish meals, sometimes as many as seven! This is common on the day and night before every religious festival; you’re expected to ‘eat lean’ and cleanse your body before the festivities! Popular fish meals differ depending on where you are in the country. In Rome, Pezzetti is a traditional meal of fried artichokes, zucchini, and broccoli, but in Naples, shellfish and broccoli are sautéed. Of course, pasta meals are served on Christmas Eve in Italy, in addition to fish. The specific pasta meals differ based on where you are in the country. People in northern regions like as Piedmont and Lombardy consume anchovy lasagna, whilst in Naples, vermicelli with mussels or clams is more common.

Bagpipes on the piazzas

Men playing bagpipes may be found in the squares all around Italy, notably in Rome, the Eternal City. They are known as ‘zampognari,’ and they dress up as shepherds. This is because shepherds used to make the trek from their mountain homes into the piazzas to earn additional money by playing the bagpipes for anybody who would listen.

The shepherds who came to see Jesus on the night of his birth and played the bagpipes for him inspired this. Maybe you can start this tradition for the neighborhood to enjoy, maybe even during a tree lighting ceremony under the twinkling lights.

Displaying a ceppo or belen on Christmas

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The Philippine tradition of creating a Belen is a lot like the Italian tradition! | Image from Philippine Star

 

This is actually a Filipino tradition as well. Our version is the the belén—a creche or tableau depicting the Birth of Christ in the manger, surrounded by the Virgin Mary. During the holiday season, most Italian houses will have a ceppo on display. A ceppo is a pyramid-shaped wooden frame that may be anywhere up to a few feet high and is thought to have originated in Tuscany.  Elevate the display with holiday lights near your own Christmas tree.

Gifts from the good witch

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Bring out the stocking for those gifts!

 

Christmas presents aren’t just delivered by Santa. La Befana pays a visit to all of Italy on January 6th, which marks the conclusion of the holiday season. This literally translates to “the good witch,” and tradition has it that on this occasion, she would fill stockings with sugar for the good children and coal for the bad. What a great idea tp have two gift giving.

Sweet treats

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Sweets are the perfect slice of happiness for any holiday.

 

Italians are particularly fond of sugary foods around Christmas. Of course, it differs from place to city across the country, but they all have a collective sweet craving over the holidays! No, we dont mean the holiday staples like candy canes, gingerbread house and Christmas cookies. We mean Sweetbreads such as panettone and pandoro are popular across the country and appreciated by many. However, cavallucci, sweets adorned with the picture of a home, are available in Siena, and you’re certain to see someone enjoying spicy nut pastries known as mostaccioli on a tour of Rome city.

New family tradition is always something to look forward to with friends and family. However, because this is the one time of year when you can truly bond with your family — especially if you have relatives returning from work overseas — you may make this celebration unique by instituting new holiday activities.


 

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