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May 7, 2015
by Administrator

Summer Sizzle

San Lorenzo Village hosts the next Backyard Grill At The Park

The lingering heat of summer was felt with the warm reception given by the Loyola Grand Villas residents, Hinge Inquirer Publications’ signature event Backyard Grill At The Park travels down to one of the metro’s most distinguished gated enclaves, San Lorenzo Village on May 16, Saturday, 4PM.

Expect another awesome day-to-night affair filled with good food, spectacular entertainment and fun activities for the whole family. Joining this fare are Tatang’s Boneless Lechon for a taste of Cebu delicacy, Skull & Bones for a selection of comfort food, Baguettini for mouth-watering gourmet sandwiches, Backyard Coffee for all-day breakfast menu and artisanal coffee, Stanford Shaw Brewing Co. for its famous ginger ale, Gourmet Garage for appetizing treats and Papa Diddi’s for frozen delights.

A member of the Inquirer Group Of Companies, HIP involves the community with its noteworthy cause of donating to charities. In the past, Backyard Grill At The Park has been of service to a number of charitable institutions like White Cross Orphanage, Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc., Futkal, and Move.Org to name a few. Continuing the tradition that sets Backyard Grill At The Park apart from any other cookout events, part of the proceeds gained from this leg will go to various charitable institutions.

Backyard Grill At The Park is brought to you by Hinge Inquirer Publications’ HIPEvents, and is made possible by Globe Tattoo Platinum, Crate & Barrel, Robinsons Luxuria, and supported by Inquirer.net and Inquirer Plus. Like us on Facebook – northernlivingmagazine, southernlivingmagazine and inquirerredmagazine; and follow us on twitter and instagram @nlivingph, @slivingph and @inquirerred. For updates, check out #HIPBackyardGrill.

May 5, 2015
by Administrator

Park Affair

LGV residents get a taste of #HIPBackyardGrill

Attended by more than 300 people, the Backyard Grill At The Park held last April 25 at The Gardens, Loyola Grand Villas was undeniably a success. “We’re overwhelmed by the number of guests who came to spend their day with us,” says Marlene Tanjuatco, board member of the LGV Homeowners Association.

Backyard Grill At The Park started June of last year with its first leg held in Dasmarińas Village and was also in Ayala Alabang and Urdaneta Village soon after. The event became a great way to bring a community together and provide assistance to various charitable institutions chosen by each of the concessionaire. For the LGV leg, guests enjoyed the dishes from Frango’s Portuguese Style Chicken and Malcolm’s Burgers. Cravings for sweets were satisfied with Kalookies, Scarsdale Artisanal Delights and Liq My Stick frozen treats. The beneficiaries for this event are Habitat for Humanity, Samaritan’s Place, World Hunger Relief and ATD Fourth World Philippines. Guests were entertained by YouTube singing duo Reese and Vica, and Ukulele Philippines. The latter also gave a free workshop.

Esteemed partners Robinsons Luxuria set up a Photo Booth so guests can have a memory of the fun fare, while Crate & Barrel distributed discount coupons. Meanwhile, Inquirer Plus gave free trial subscription to Inquirer’s Digital Newsstand.

On May 16, Backyard Grill At The Park will head south once more to San Lorenzo Village for another day-to-night revelry. Stay tuned for more details and check out #HIPBackyardGrill on social media.

Mounted by HIPEvents, Backyard Grill At The Park is a signature event of Hinge Inquirer Publications’ Northern Living, Southern Living and Inquirer RED Magazines.

April 16, 2015
by Administrator

Northern Exposure

Backyard Grill At The Park Goes to Loyola Grand Villas

There is something about the balmy wind of summer that immediately urges one to create a lasting memory filled with fun and excitement. While some opt to leave the metro for an escapade, there are those who choose to stay and bask in the warmth of the season with the company of family, close friends, and neighbors.

Hinge Inquirer Publications (HIP), a member of the Inquirer Group of Companies and the publisher of the country’s most popular free magazines, connects with the community through one of its signature events, Backyard Grill At The Park. Launched last year, this event has become synonymous not only to good food and great entertainment, but it has also been known as a fun and gracious way of giving back. “Instead of asking for a premium for being part of this event, we make all concessionaires donate 30% of their profit to a charity of their choice,” says Bea Ledesma, Group Publisher for HIP. “HIP is the pioneer of this kind of event and we take pride that people are always ready to join us in our worthy cause,” she continues.


After its successful legs in Ayala Alabang and Urdaneta Village, Backyard Grill At The Park now goes north to The Gardens at Loyola Grand Villas in Quezon City, on April 25, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Apart from the delectable offerings from Scarsdale, Frango’s, Malcolm’s Burgers, and Kalookies, there will be activities such as arts and crafts, DIY, and a giant Jenga to keep kids and kids at heart entertained. Music courtesy of indie pop duo Reese and Vica will definitely round up the summer mood.

Backyard Grill At The Park has been of service to a number of charitable institutions like White Cross Orphanage, Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc., Futkal, and Move.Org to name a few. Backyard Grill At The Park is brought to you by HIPEvents, and is made possible by Crate & Barrel, Robinsons Land Corporation, and Hinge Inquirer Publications.

March 5, 2015
by Administrator

Scout goes to De La Salle University – College of St. Benilde

After the resounding success of its first leg held at the Ateneo de Manila University, Scout, the freezine for the cool kid, is once again set to hang out—this time with the young and talented crowd of De La Salle University – College of St. Benilde, on March 11, 2015 at the SDA Cafeteria as part of the Scout Campus Tour.

Inspired by the fresh and invigorating vibe of the CSB campus, Scout will treat everyone to a day of free coffee and cupcakes, exciting activities like Instax photo ops and the Writer’s Block where aspiring Scouts can submit their work to the magazine, and entertainment courtesy of CRWN, Similar Objects and BP Valenzuela. There will also be games throughout the day and prizes are up for grabs for lucky participants from our esteemed supporters such as Toms, Sonja’s Cupcakes and Instax.


For more details about this exciting event, visit www.scoutmag.ph. Keep up with the latest trends by following us on Twitter and Instagram at @scoutmagph and liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scoutmagph. Scout is a monthly free-zine of Hinge Inquire Publications.

January 19, 2015
by Administrator

Southern Living, Northern Living, and Villa Del Conte present PICK AND GO MADNESS

Chocolate brand Villa Del Conte, Northern Living, and Southern Living greet the new year with exclusive discounts to their wide selection of authentic, first-grade cioccolatos. From January 20 to January 31, get a 40% discount on select praline flavors in the Pick and Go Pouch. Follow the voucher mechanics below:

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Voucher Mechanics:

1) Download and a) Print or b) Share on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook the photo voucher and present to any of the Villa Del Conte branches upon purchase.

2) Vouchers are only for one time use and will be retained upon purchase.
3) Vouchers are valid for PICK AND GO POUCH only.
4) Vouchers are not exchangeable for cash and cannot be combined.

Villa Del Conte is available at the following locations: Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Alabang Town Center, Resorts World Manila, and Robinsons Magnolia.

December 9, 2014
by Administrator

Backyard Grill in Makati spreads holiday cheers this weekend

This Saturday, Backyard Grill at the Park by Hinge Inquirer Publications’ Southern Living and Inquirer RED returns to Makati. This time, Backyard Grill at Park is bigger than ever, with 9 participating food partners. Held at Urdaneta Park in Urdaneta Village, Makati on December 13, this cookout for a cause encourages families and friends to come together for a fun meal before the holiday season ends. With 30 percent of the day’s profits heading directly to charity, it’s a holiday experience with a giving spirit.

Like the previous ones held in Dasmariñas Village and Ayala Alabang Village, the kids and the kids at heart will get to enjoy activity sheets and DIY pinwheel kits, as well as learn ukulele courtesy of Ukulele Philippines. Sing your hearts out as Reese and Vica and Carlo Lava serenade everyone throughout the night.

The last grilling of the year will have more concessionaires from all over the metro this time. But as always, the restaurants all have chosen charities to give back to. Satiate your sandwich cravings with Bun Appetit’s seafood buns and Pepi Cubano’s Cuban sandwiches, with sales benefitting FutKal and Ang Bandang Pinoy Co-op, respectively. Representing Kapitolyo will be Gostoso Piri Piri with its Portuguese barbecue and piri piri chicken, all for the Holy Family Church of Kapitolyo Pasig’s Social Service Ministry, as well as Locavore with its modern Filipino dishes for Samaritan’s Place.

The south’s Butamaru will serve its much talked-about ramen in support of World Vision, while Holy Carabao Holistic Farms will setup an organic juice and coffee bar for the Freunde Curative Education Initiative for the children and victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban. End the picnic with some Kalookies cookies, Bucky’s not-brownies, and Carmen’s Best Ice Cream, for the benefit of their charities Laura Vicuna Foundation, White Cross Orphanage, and Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.


Backyard Grill at the Park is happening at the Urdaneta Park, Cruzadas St. corner Urdaneta Ave., Urdaneta Village, Makati from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is made possible by Globe Tattoo Platinum, Alveo Land Corp., Avida Land, Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inquirer RED Magazine, Southern Living, and HIP Events.

For more updates on the Backyard Grill at the Park series, like facebook.com/SouthernLivingMagazine and facebook.com/inquirerREDMagazine or follow @slivingph and @InquirerRED on Instagram and also check out #HIPBackyardGrill. Login to www.hip.ph for updates on the next HIP events.

November 13, 2014
by Administrator

Alabang gets a taste of HIP’s Backyard Grill

It was a HIP day in Ayala Alabang last Saturday.

Over 250 people flocked to Makiling Park to attend Hinge Inquirer Publications’ Backyard Grill at the Park. Presented by HIP magazines, luxury mag Inquirer RED and community lifestyle magazine Southern Living, the festivities opened with kid-friendly activities, punctuated by booths helmed by Manila’s most popular food purveyors.

Kids enjoyed the DIY pinwheel and activity sheets provided, while others learned the ropes of ukulele from The Ukulele Philippines Ensemble. The group also provided the much needed musical entertainment with their performance of the hit All About that Bass.

Charlie’s Grind and Grill, Roku Sushi + Ramen, Toby’s Estate, Cupcakes by Sonja, and Bun Appétit (famous for their lobster buns) fed the hungry crowd with some of their bestselling dishes and drinks. Guests dined for a cause, with all five restaurants providing 30 percent of their sales to their chosen charities, which include David Dee, a loving husband and father who was diagnosed with CNS Lymphoma and severe pneumonia; I Want to Share Foundation, a group of women with a passion to help others and a commitment to spiritual growth; Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, a non-stock, non-profit organization that supports programs and projects concerning Down Syndrome; Move.org, an organization that aims to educate children under Habitat of Humanity; and FUTKAL, or Futbol sa Kalye, an alternative football program promoting football in the Philippines.

  • Carla Barretto & Meg Manzano
  • Carlos Cang and Rafael Cang
  • Cookie & Dimples La O' Balaguer and family
  • Connect-the-dots and maze were some of the activities provided for the kids.
  • Pinwheels adorned the wooden tables of Makiling Park.
  • The huge Backyard Grill balloon display during the event
  • Attendees got free ukulele tutorial courtesy of Ukulele Philippines.
  • Attendees got free ukulele tutorial courtesy of Ukulele Philippines.
  • Some of the children did the activities slumped on picnic blankets.
  • The balloon display was a hit with the kids.
  • The park was full until nighttime.
  • At the Grill, Southerners get to enjoy Charlie’s burgers without leaving their turf.
  • Japanese food aficionados dig in on the makis and sushis offered by Roku.
  • The next Backyard Grill will be in Urdaneta Park, Makati on December 13, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Ukulele Philippines’ rendition of All About That Bass was a crowd pleaser.
  • Attendees didn’t mind drinking coffee late in the afternoon just so they can try out Toby’s Estate’s fresh brews.
  • Marga Espiritu & Johann Espiritu
  • Maricris & Patrick Joson
  • Marika Manglapus and son Xanti
  • Vernice Songco of Bungalow 300 with her daughter Nana
  • Bea Lucero-Lhuillier, Stephan Lhuillier, Sandy Prieto-Romualdez
  • Berry Tenchavez-Stehmeier and Paolo Tantoco
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Freebies were also up for grabs during the event. Dove gave samples of Dove Daily Hair Vitamins to the first 200 female guests. Globe Tattoo Platinum provided free Wi-Fi at the venue, as well as prizes to those who tried out the game Bistro Rock. Current Tattoo Platinum and Tattoo home broadband subscribers also received free grub compliments of Globe. Avida gave limited edition Swatch watches for those who took their pop quiz, while Alveo Land granted booth visitors a sneak peek of their perspective for Circuit Makati’s Solstice.

Backyard Grill at the Park is made possible in partnership with Globe Tattoo Platinum, Alveo Land, Dove, and Avida. Watch out for the third Backyard Grill at the Park this December 13 at Urdaneta Village Park, Makati. Follow @SLivingph and @inquirerRED on Instagram and Twitter for updates on the upcoming Backyard Grill at the Park.

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November 6, 2014
by Administrator

The Grill Goes to the South

Following the success of its first run, the Backyard Grill at  the Park organized by Southern Living  and Inquirer Red Magazine will once again host another cookout for a cause and this time it will be in the south!

Come to Ayala Alabang Village’s Makiling Park this Saturday, November 8, 2014 for an afternoon of glorious food, fun activities, and pleasing music. Kids and the kids-at-heart will definitely enjoy the DIY kits, activity sheets, and ukulele workshop. Chow down on Charlie’s Grind and Grill juicy burgers, wings and yummy fries, ROKU Sushi + Ramen ‘s sushi, yakitori and apple pie gyoza, and mouth-watering shrimp, crab, & lobster buns from Bun Appétit! To add to that, we have sweets from the pioneer in cupcakes here in the country, Cupcakes by Sonja. and of course artisanal coffee from Toby’s Estate. Not only will you get to savor some of the most sought-after dishes in the metro, you’ll also get to help those in need as 30% of the food sales will go to each restaurant’s chosen charity. Another attraction  to watch out for is the performance by the Ukulele Philippines group.


For more details, follow Inquirer Red Magazine and Southern Living’s social media sites on Instagram and twitter at @inquirerRED and @slivingph and on Facebook, like our pages @southernlivingmagazine and @inquirerredmagazine. Backyard Grill at the Park is happening at Makiling Park, Makiling cor. Cordillera Street, Ayala Alabang Village, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is brought to you by Globe Tattoo, Alveo Land Corp, Dove, Avida Land, Hinge Inquirer Publications,, and HIP Events.

November 4, 2014
by Administrator

Multisport 101 Camp Leg 5: Trail Biking Made Easy

Get your gears ready for grinding as we head down south for the fifth leg of MultiSport 101 Camp. Be at the Nuvali Bike Trail in Laguna this November 8 and learn the basics of trail biking from Coach Donjie Dormitorio and Ariana Dormitorio.


A seminar in trail biking is a first in Multisport 101 Camp. Aside from the basics, participants will learn safety checks, etiquette, and tips and tricks when it comes to trail biking. Leg 5 is open to all, so make sure to swing by as early as 6:30 a.m. to register, or pre-register now at MultiSport Philippine’s official website, http://www.multisport.ph

Multisport 101 Camp is a yearly affair for everyone who wants to get into the triathlon lifestyle. The trail biking leg is the fifth and last leg of this year’s Camp. It is made possible by official sponsors Asics, Mueller, Dan’s, Specialized, GoPro, and Ford; official venue sponsors Bonifacio High Street Activity Center, Bonifacio Global City and Nuvali; and official ambulance service Lifeline Ambulance Rescue.

September 23, 2014
by Administrator

A Welcome Change

Cebu Living magazine steers a creative movement and a new era of publication

There’s always something exciting happening in Cebu –whether it’s an emerging talent, an industry player with a new story to tell, or a hole-in-the-wall destination waiting to be discovered. Not all of these are exposed in the newsstands, as some of Cebu’s best resources for compelling content are either overlooked or often taken for granted while the same, tired faces and banalities always get the spotlight. Cebu Living is the answer to a city starved for a sincere, distinctive and visually inspiring magazine that talks about the community in a substantial, simple and imaginative way.

The wait is over as the new issue of the magazine is flying straight off the press and into your hands with its release at Tavolata Bar and Restaurant in Mandaue City, Cebu, in a tropical safari themed party last Sept. 11. Hosted by lifestyle columnist Tessa Prieto-Valdes, the event opened with a speech from Hinge Inquirer Publications’ group publisher, Bea Ledesma. “Cebu is a city all its own: with it’s own culture and language. And we’re so honored to be able to work with Cebu’s finest, columnists and writers who understand the natural nuance of their home city,” Ledesma said. The magazine aims to give a fresh take on Cebu’s urban narrative, with people who evoke interest and have something to say, buzz worthy events, and curious stories about art, culture, fashion and food. Ledesma explained that one of the unique aspects of the magazine is that all 40+ pages capturing the extraordinary lifestyle of the Cebuanos, beautifully written and photographed, is free and delivered right on your doorsteps. Led by editor-at-large April Rama, with Jude Bacalso, the columnist for food, and Kim Maithland Smith for beauty, the magazine gives readers a recognizable voice from the perspective of Cebuanos.

  • Agnes and Gregg Huettel with April Rama
  • Aimil Gonzalez and Cristina Garcia Frasco
  • Amaprito Lhuillier and Cristale Belo-Henares
  • Angel and Francis Llaban
  • Cebu Living's Brand & Community Editor Dianne Pineda & Associate Managing Editor Denise Alcantara
  • Divine Maitland-Smith, Bea Ledesma, Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez
  • Divine Maitland Smith, Patrice Ramos Diaz, Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Cristale Belo-Henares, Alyanna Martinez
  • Edu and Jaja Rama
  • Jaime Picornell and Sito Ugarte
  • Jude Bacalso, Kym Maitland-Smith, Tessa Prieto-Valdes
  • Loida Montesclaros, Frances Siao, Yvette Vass
  • Pinky Chang and Amparito Lhuillier
  • Rae and Frances Siao, Babie Schaap, Belinda Wong
  • Ria Prieto, Bea Ledesma, Cristale Belo-Henares, Patrice Ramos-Diaz
  • Ria Prieto, Bea Ledesma, Vito Selma, Sandy Prieto-Romualdez, Tessa Prieto-Valdez, April Rama
  • Sandy Prieto-Romualdez, Bea Ledesma, Tessa Prieto-Valdez
  • Sinyma's lead vocalist Jess Connelly
  • Tamsin and Amanda Booth, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Doro Barandino, Mia Arcenas, Pauline Hofer
  • Teresin Mendezona, Carmen Campbell, Bud Sala, Pauline Hofer
  • Tessa Prieto Valdez, Sandy Prieto-Romualdez
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Inquirer President and CEO Sandy Prieto-Romualdez also greeted the crowd saying, “Cebu is a great place to be. We are happy to bring to you a community magazine with a fresh perspective,” she said. Dedicated to capturing cultural trendsetters and industry revolutionaries, the magazine featured innovative furniture designer Vito Selma on the cover of its maiden issue, highlighting his latest works and recent venture into the culinary space. “I love how Cebu Living shows a different perspective of my city through fresh photography and content,” Selma said. “It’s really great that we have a magazine focused purely on Cebu and is easily accessible to everyone. I’m grateful for this cover feature and I would like to thank the team for making it a great first time experience.”

The event brought together Cebu’s present and future creative forces, providing a platform for both established and rising personalities. Well-known influencers in fashion, TV, and beauty, including Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez, Alyanna Martinez, Patrice Ramos-Diaz, Isabel Roces, Divine Maithland-Smith, and Cristalle Belo gathered to attend the launch. The influencers, together with the team behind the magazine, flew in from Manila via Air Asia, while accommodations were provided by SM Seaside City Cebu. The launch was also supported by Pinkflora, B!gseed PR Company, Booze Online, Inc., and Rustan’s.

Cebu Living is available quarterly via subscription and is delivered to exclusive subdivisions, cafes, and malls. Log on to http://go.hip.ph/subscribe and follow Cebu Living at facebook.com/cebulivingphInstagram at @cebulivingph and Twitter @cebulivingph.