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Afternoon Tea at Crimson Hotel Manila

Kathi of MUCKING AROUND MANILA has been so good, not only to me but my entire family! <3 She once again took us along as her guests as she was invited for an Afternoon Tea by her old time friend, TWINKLE LACSAMANA, the new & very driven Marketing Communications Manager of Crimson Hotel Manila. (Click HERE for their all-new exciting promos!)

Twinkle just recently transferred from her long stint at Manila Diamond Hotel & has so many exciting plans for Crimson. Hand in hand with her vision to put Crimson on the map is assistant Karina Leal. Together, they are making sure there will be a big, loud bang for all Southerners to hear!

On the dot at 4PM, my girls & I were at the Lobby Lounge of Crimson Hotel Manila, excited to sample their latest fare.. the Afternoon Tea.



The Lobby Lounge | Php 550++ for two (2) persons

Bring a friend and enjoy a warming cup of tea along with specialty pastries and sandwiches. The Lobby Lounge offers the coziest ambiance perfect for those afternoon rendezvous. The Afternoon Tea is available from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily.


My 2 lovely girls love Afternoon Teas so they were delighted to be included in the invite. :)

Impressive lobby on the 8th floor.


While we were waiting for Kathi to arrive. ;P

The girls loved the modern art by Filipino artists spread throughout.

With Twinkle Lacsamana, Chef Alessio Loddo, and the tall & beautiful Kathi who made me feel like I was an Elf, lels! <3

Our ever gracious hostess Twinkle led us to this magical table laden with so many delightful snack assortments that made my mouth water! <3

The top layer consists of assorted cookies & my favorite scones. <3

I LOVE SCONES. I don’t know where to get these actually. So any chance that I can get my grubby fingers on them, I take! ;) I was happy with the clotted cream & blueberry jam that came with it.

The second layer has an assortment of sweets: cheesecakes, chocolate squares & tartlets.

And the 3rd has various finger sandwiches. Perfect for dainty little fingers in your Mommy & Me time! ;)

The Afternoon Tea comes with bottomless tea of your choice. They have quite a selection so do ask your server for a list. This is Earl Gray which we enjoyed immensely.

I must have consumed several pots as we ladies chatted the afternoon away. ;)

Oh wait, Ladies AND a gentleman pala! ;)) Kathi’s GOOD FRIEND Jericho is so cute! Here he is teaching us the proper way to hold a teacup haha! 


Jericho is so kulit.  ;)) I kept laughing at his antics, but of course, I couldn’t guffaw so loud, seeing ladies who Tea should act prim & proper.


Do try their Afternoon Tea package. I highly recommend this for mother-daughters who want to catch up or simply be two-gether for a quiet afternoon. My girls love classic bonding times where we can stylishly eat from fine china & beautiful table settings, so we are always on the lookout for hotels that serve High Tea.




By the way, Cafe Eight has new buffet prices that you simply cannot pass! Twinkle so graciously extended her Afternoon Tea invite well over to dinner (& drinks!) so we could also sample their buffet with a new, more affordable price!



The wait to satisfy all your gastronomic musings is finally over. Cafe Eight introduces its new buffet prices:

Breakfast (6:00 am to 10:00 am)   –  Php 650++

Lunch (11:30 am to 2:30 pm)       – Php 800++

Dinner (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm)     – Php 800++



Soup for the day was Cream of Broccoli which I happen to love. I sprinkled a generous amount of cheese, bacon bits, and croutons. It was the perfect start to my dinner.


I am so in love with their cocktails! This is the drink of the month, BLUE MOJITO! <3 It came in a tall glass too so I was very happy indeed. For non-alcoholics, you may ask for the virgin version. It’s really cool & refreshing.


My happy appetizer plate. <3


My complete main meal of chicken, fish, pork, beef & carbs! ;)



You caught me. I had a sweet Shirley Temple accompany my dessert plate. I’ve missed eating guavas so this was a pleasant surprise. My dessert plate was healthy this time because I was having..



A big bowl of Halo Halo! WITH EVERYTHING! m/



Before I end, lemme just tell you about Crimson Hotel’s ENCHANTING SUMMER TAILS. OMG this got me SO excited when Twinkle mentioned it to me that I googled it right away to include in this post for your information! I’ve always fantasized about being a mermaid. And this class is for ALL ages! Isn’t this just perfect for summer??? <3




April 7 to May 16, 2014 | Mondays to Fridays


This summer, realize your childhood dreams and explore the world of mermaids and mermen at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila!

Learn the proper strokes, breathing, kicking and maneuvering through the water with a fish tail as coached by the Mer-teachers from the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy.



Spend a magical night with us dreaming about becoming “part of that world”

Php 5,500++ Deluxe Room

Php 6,500++ Premier Room


• Overnight accommodation with Buffet Breakfast for two (2) at Café Eight

• 2- hour Mermaid class for one (1) person (child or adult)

• Use of the gym and swimming pool

• Complimentary parking and valet services

• Scheduled shuttle service within Filinvest City

For a more extensive mermaid training and experience, avail of the GRAND TAIL package, inclusive of five (5) mermaid classes (Monday to Friday consecutively) and an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast for two (2) at Café Eight for only Php 12,500++.

A BOUNTIFUL TAIL is yours to experience at Café Eight. After exploring the fantasy land of the mer-people, enjoy a sumptuous feast for only Php 4,000++, inclusive of 2-hour Mermaid class for one (1) person (child or adult) and buffet lunch for two (2) at Café Eight.

The CLASSIC TAIL is also available for guests who wish to join the Mermaid classes only at Php 3,000++ per person (adult/child).

Terms and conditions:

· The “Grand Tail” package includes one (1) mermaid class per day for five (5) consecutive days and one (1) overnight stay in a Deluxe room with buffet breakfast for two (2) that must be availed during the period of enrolment in the mermaid class.

· The Mermaid classes are available during Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (1st class). The first class can only accommodate a maximum of ten (10) students. Should the number of enrollees exceeds ten (10), an afternoon class shall be conducted.

· Prior reservations are required. Enrolment to the mermaid classes is on a first come-first served basis. Walk-in guest shall be registered and included in the waiting list for the day.

· All rates are subject to 10% service charge and applicable government taxes.

· Promos may not be combined with other hotel promos, discounts and/or privileges.

· Other hotel terms and conditions apply.


For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 863-2222 or visit their website at


Thank you again Kathi, Twinkle, Kar, and Crimson Hotel for having us! <3

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