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August 7, 2015
by Administrator

Rockin’ The Grove

All roads led to Northern Living Magazine’s and The Grove by Rockwell’s Chill & Grill

The metro welcomed the month August with rain showers and thunderstorms, yet the weather disturbance did not dampen the spirits of foodies to take part in what can be dubbed as the first of its kind to happen inside The Grove by Rockwell. Chill & Grill was undeniably a successful event.


The top class amenity deck of The Grove by Rockwell were lined with dining tents that accommodated over 600 people. Everyone were treated to sumptuous dishes courtesy of the different food concessionaires. Tatang’s Lechon, which offers authentic Cebu lechon was a hit, along with Ribs Manila and Baguetinni. Malcolm’s Burgers had everyone excited with its perfectly grilled meaty goodness, which were perfectly paired with the refreshing home-brewed ginger ale from Stanford Shaw. People queued for Cupcakes by Sonja’s new offerings — milkshakes and cupparons (mini-cupcakes topped with macarons) and the artisanal creamy frozen delights from Carmen’s Best. Apart from the tasty grilled offerings, Chill & Grill serenaded the guests with the soothing melodies of Keiko Necesario and RJ Dela Fuente.


This sunset fete not only brought together the community of The Grove by Rockwell, but also supported a worthy cause. All the concessionaires vouched to donate 30% of food sales for the day to the World Wide Fund for Nature to build awareness for its environmental projects around the Philippines. WWF volunteers went around to show and inform the guests of the organization’s various outreach programs.


Truly, Chill & Grill was a Saturday like no other. Mounted by HIP Events and powered by Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc., Chill & Grill was brought to you by Northern Living Magazine, in partnership with The Grove by Rockwell, with media partners preen.ph, Inquirer Mobile, Inquirer.net, Inquirer Plus, ClickTheCity.com and WhenInManila.com.

July 30, 2015
by Administrator

One Fine Saturday

A new brand of excitement comes your way with Northern Living and The Rockwell Grove’s Chill & Grill!

When faced with the challenge of distance, it is not unusual for old tribes to send a message to each other using smoke signals. This type of visual communication is probably one of the oldest forms of relaying news or serve as a warning for an impending danger. More commonly though, smoke signals are used to gather people to a common area. This may be the idea behind an afternoon-to-night barbecue session. Gather a wide selection of great tasting food freshly cooked on site, and pair them with the soothing sounds of acoustics, and you have yourself a sunset party like no other.

Coming from the success of Backyard Grill at the Park, Northern Living Magazine, in partnership with The Grove by Rockwell, presents a fresh approach to bring the community of the north together. Chill & Grill promises a great time for the entire family and for the benefit of World Wide Fund for Nature’s environmental projects around the Philippines. Set in the lavishly designed Amenity Deck, join us and relish the meaty goodness of authentic Cebu Lechon from Tatang’s, the chargrilled perfection of Ribs Manila and the succulent and flavourful patties from Malcolm’s Burger. Treat your palates to a round of regional flavours courtesy of Cuban sandwiches from Pepi Cubano and Italian wraps from Baguettini. For those who have a sweet tooth, indulge in the sinful confections from Cupcakes by Sonja and Carmen’s Best Ice Cream. Everything tastes better with fresh brews from Backyard Coffee and artisanal ginger ale from Stanford Shaw. 30% of food sales for the day will be donated to WWF, so the more you eat, the more you give back!

Besides some mighty tasty grilled offerings with all the fixins, Chill & Grill will feature performances from indie artists Keiko Necesario and RJ dela Fuente to complete your sunset barbecue experience. What’s more, the event is open to the public so be sure to bring your friends and family with you.

All these and more is set to make your Saturday afternoon the best day of the week, on August 1, 2015, 4:30pm at The Amenity Deck of The Grove by Rockwell. Mounted by HIP Events, Chill & Grill is brought to you by Northern Living Magazine, in partnership with The Grove by Rockwell, with media partners Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc., preen.ph, Inquirer Mobile, inquirer.net, Inquirer Plus, ClickTheCity.com and WhenInManila.com.

July 22, 2015
by Administrator

Northern Feast

Valle Verde 5 hosts Backyard Grill At The Park

Backyard Grill At The Park has given a new meaning to community engagement. Going from one exclusive village to another every month, it has paved the way for community members to take part in something that is relevant. Backyard Grill At The Park supports various charities that were chosen by the different concessionaires by allotting a portion of the food sales for the day. Together with the different exciting activities that can be found in the event, and a slew of talented performers, it promises an afternoon-to-night fun-filled experience.

This July 25, 2015, Backyard Grill At The Park will send smokes up in the northern skies to invite everyone who would like to have a good time with good food and awesome entertainment. The Open Cabana of Valle Verde 5 will be transformed to a backyard fete featuring a fine selection of mouth-watering treats. Take delight in sweet and savoury pies from PIE FACE; fill your senses with wee balls bursting with flavors from FROZEN WEEKENDS; get your pasta fix from COMFORT TUESDAYS; have yourself a serving or two of Mediterranean goodness from KEBS LANG; KAFE BATWAN by SARSA GROUP, on the other hand, is into some serious Mexican business with Burritos; get a dose of flavourful sausages from DOENER HAUS; and finish off your meals with handcrafted ice cream from PHAT BOYS and sticky buns from PASTRY ARMOIRE. As with the other legs of Backyard Grill At The Park, part of the proceeds will go to various charities including Tzu Chi Foundation, VURS, Inc., and Green Earth Heritage Foundation.


Backyard Grill At The Park is presented by Northern Living and Inquirer RED Magazines and powered by Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc. and HIP Events, in cooperation with Robinsons Residences, McCormick Friends and Flavor Club and Megaworld Global Estate, Inc. This event is also brought to you by The Bellevue Manila, Monterey Meatshop and Ortigas & Company, with official media partners InquirerPlus, INQUIRER.net, ClickTheCity.com and WhenInManila.com. To know more about this upcoming event, like us on Facebook – fb.com/backyardgrillatthepark, follow us on Instagram – @HIPBackyardGrill and check out our official hashtag #HIPBackyardGrill.

July 9, 2015
by Administrator

Bringing The House Down

Scout Magazine is turning one year old and they are throwing a psychedelic house party for free!

Yes, it has been a year! And we would like to celebrate our first anniversary with you. Come home to the Samsung Hall at SM Aura on July 11, 2015 at 7pm, and chill in the living room with DJs Pastagroove, Bin5, Zomtendo, CRWN, Kidthrones x Curtismith, Xtina Superstar, Samantha Nicole, Out of Scratch, and David Sorrenti. Hang out at the backyard where the music comes alive, featuring: tide/edit, Oh! Flamingo, Ourselves the Elves, Autotelic, Cheats, Ang Bandang Shirley, Jensen & the Flips, Chocolate Grass, Moonwlk, Tandems ’91, and Tarsius. Drop by the arcade room and challenge your friends with a game of Foosball, Air Hockey, Beer Pong, Guitar Freaks, and various games in our Xbox sets. Relax in the bedroom and look through the previous issues of Scout, snap selfies with newfound friends at the vanity corner, scour for clothes in the walk-in closet, and get a chance to win awesome prizes!

Scout Poster with logos

Scout Magazine, under Hinge Inquirer Publications, released its maiden issue in July 2014 and 1,000 guests partied with them during the ’90s-themed launch, “Scout Valley High.” This year, Scout and around 1,500 expected house guests will light up the night with vivid colors as they party the night away!

Mounted by #HIPEvents and in cooperation with SMDC and GTW by SM, the Scout House Party is powered by Hinge Inquirer Publications, and is also brought to you by Pony and Mossimo, with official venue sponsor Samsung Hall at the SM Aura, and official media partners Inquirer SUPER, MTV Pilipinas, JackTV, Radio Republic, and ClickTheCity. For more information, checkout the official hashtag, #ScoutHouseParty, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @scoutmagph, and visit our website www.scoutmag.ph.

RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/ScoutHouseParty

June 17, 2015
by Administrator

Homeward Bound

Backyard Grill At The Park goes back to where it all started

There’s a certain kind of pride that comes when an endeavour you started turns out to be a resounding success. Strengthened by the trust gained from both esteemed partners and the general public, it kindles a fire that renders inspiration to continue moving forward. Backyard Grill At The Park has come a long way from the first time it was mounted last November 2014. It has paved the way for community members to come together for a worthy cause through good food and awesome live entertainment. This Saturday, June 20, at 430pm, it heads back down south to the Makiling Park in Ayala Alabang Village—the same venue of the very first Backyard Grill At The Park.

Known for its delectable selection of food from different food concessionaires, be prepared for a gastronomic feast that you can share with your neighbours and family. Let your tastebuds revel with the savory treats from Bun Appetit, La Creperie, Tipple & Slaw and Schmidt’s Gourmet Hotdogs. Complete your dining experience with confections by Golden Cookie, frozen treats by Louie-Luis and fresh brews from Current Swell. Aside from the food, there will also be DIY kits, activity sheets, giant jenga and more to keep the kids and the kids at heart entertained.
Hosted by Southern Living and Inquirer RED Magazine, Backyard Grill At The Park is an effective community engagement that supports various charitable institutions. Instead of paying a premium, food concessionaires are required to donate 20% of their profit for the day a charity of their choice. Apart from the hot food and cool music, guests are also invited to visit the booths of Backyard Grill At The Park’s esteemed partners: Robinsons Residences offers photo booth services so everyone can snap a photo of those precious moments with loved ones, while Tattoo Platinum allows guests to connect to its WiFi with amazing Internet speeds so you can post, tweet, share and like all you want! Meanwhile, McCormick will showcase a vast selection of flavours to make your stay more exciting.

Backyard Grill at the Park is created by HIPEvents in partnership with inquirer.net, Inquirer Plus, preen.ph and official media partner, ClickTheCity.com, and is made possible by Robinsons Residences, McCormick and Tattoo Platinum. For more details, check out our official hashtag, #HIPBackyardGrill and like us on Facebook, fb.com/backyardgrillatthepark.

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.