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Now is the time to take charge and carve a path that leads to better days. While we’re still adjusting to the “new normal,” there are numerous ways one can observe the Chinese New Year safely.

Here, we have listed ways to commemorate the occasion whether through a grand or symbolic gesture.

ONE-OF-A-KIND LUNAR NEW YEAR COLLECTIONS

1. Beauty refresh

NARS Claudette collection; Laura Mercier LNY collection; L’Occitane Shea butter hand cream
NARS Claudette collection; Laura Mercier LNY collection; L’Occitane Shea butter hand cream

While setting new resolutions this year to improve one’s overall well-being, don’t forget to include some beauty resolutions as well. Some of the daily makeup and skincare must-haves may have gone to waste last year and as sad as it may be to throw them out due to expiry dates and past shelf life, it’s time to update the beauty cupboard with fresh products to better take care of one’s skin. Set eyes on these Lunar New Year collections from NARS, LauraMercier, and L’Occitane.

2. Space savers

MakeRoom’s organizer cases

Ushering a New Year can also be the perfect time to Feng Shui one’s home by sorting and organizing belongings or redecorating to create a more harmonious vibe while everyone continues to stay indoors. This is the perfect time to do so with MakeRoom’s “Buy and Get 15% Off on All Regular Items” promo from February 12 to 15. Find the best deals on storage savers and home accessories to start a house makeover.

3. Dream trip

Samsonite’s Chinese New Year collection

While travel plans may be on hold at that moment, this is the perfect time to start planning for your next dream destination. Make sure to have the best travel companion and choose from Samsonite’s range of luggages that best fit one’s needs. Whether going on a local road trip with friends or flying somewhere new and exotic, keep your essentials well packed and safe with Samsonite.

FOOD DELIGHTS

1. Nespresso, the Shanghai Lungo: A Cup of Smooth and Fruity

World Explorations Shanghai Lungo

Wake up to motivating mornings with a delicious cup of Shanghai Lungo, the newest coffee from Nespresso’s World Explorations coffee line, a new exciting range that is now available in stores and online.

The smooth and fruity blend of Arabicas from four distinct origins represents the diverse taste of a modern city such as Shanghai, where coffee remains ever-evolving. Enjoy it by adding a splash of cream and taking it on-the-go.

2. Diamond Hotel, Chinese culinary treasures

Chef Yang Yong; Crab Beehon; Yeesang

The year of the diligent, honest and dependable Ox calls for a serving of magnificent feasts. Corniche restaurant will offer Chinese culinary treasures at the lunch and dinner buffet from February 10 to 12 with a starting price of P3,180 per person.

Indulge in traditional Chinese New Year favorites and other celebratory dishes prepared by Chinese Chef Yang Yong such as Roasted Suckling Pig, Steamed Crab with Garlic Butter Sauce, Roast Duck, Double Boiled Black Chicken Soup, Chinese New Year Pan Cai (all-in-one dish), Sliced Pig Knuckle Aspic, and Assorted Dimsum. Leave room for dessert to enjoy Almond Jelly, Tikoy (glutinous rice cake) and other sweet treats.

What’s more, every minimum of P5,000 spent at Corniche during this period is entitled to “pick-a-prize” from the Prosperity Tree where one will have a chance to win surprises from the hotel.

3. Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, Nian Gao delicacies and specialty hampers

 
 
 
 
 
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Exclusive hampers curated with gourmet goodies and delicacies

Share the gift of good fortune and ring in 2021 with Canton Road’s signature Nian Gao available in two flavors: Coconut Nian Gao (Double Fish) and Radish.

Wish family and friends their happiness and prosperity with exclusive specialty hampers in three varieties with the Spring Hamper, Longevity Hamper and Prosperity Hamper.

4. The Peninsula Manila, Limited-Edition Lucky Chocolate Trees

Lucky edible chocolate Mandarin Orange and Golden Fortune Money Trees

The Peninsula Manila, long recognized for its lavish hampers, teas, cakes, and chocolates, has rolled out a limited-edition line of edible chocolate trees this year to welcome the Year of the Ox. They will be available at The Peninsula Boutique from February 1 to 15.

Edible to the core, Senior Sous Chef Annalyn Solano and her team have created two Chinese New Year-themed trees – a Mandarin Orange Tree and a Golden Fortune Money Tree – using Auro Single Origin Chocolate. Painstakingly molded and finished by hand, even the “soil,” trunk, branches, leaves, and fruit of the Mandarin Orange Tree and the goldfish-embossed gold coins of the Golden Fortune Money Tree are made of chocolate. So, once going through all the orange fruit and coins, keep on munching!

5. Conrad Manila, Takeaway treats

Curated Yee Sang, Suckling Pig and Peking Duck; Signature Nian Gao (Images from Facebook.com/ConradManila)

Share the sparkle of the coming Chinese New Year with China Blue by Jereme Leung’s curated Yee Sang, Suckling Pig and Peking Duck all available for pre-order and takeaway until February 12.

China Blue by Jereme Leung also offers a specially made Signature Nian Gao available in the following must-try flavors: Traditional brown sugar, Coconut, Orange, and Red date with ginger.

The Nian Gao Treasures are beautifully presented in the collector’s edition Christy Ng designer bag or the luxe Conrad Manila jewelry case.

6. Grand Hyatt Manila, Afternoon Tea

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy sweet and savory offerings, including traditional Hong Kong egg tarts, matched with free flowing tea and coffee

Bring good fortune to the celebration for the New Year as The Lounge offers treats for The Lunar Afternoon Tea Set available until February 14.

One can also take home a box of lunar treasures with flavors that would include the Traditional Nian Gao, Ube, Coconut, and Pandan. Also available at The Lounge and Florentine with a starting price of P1,588 for a box of four.

7. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Authentic Cantonese dishes

 
 
 
 
 
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Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng

This coming Lunar New Year, Lung Hin of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila has prepared a feast to welcome the Metal Ox. Offering featured menus specially made for the occasion such as their authentic Cantonese dishes that will delight the palate to symbolize a promising year ahead.

Reservations are now open for guests who wish to dine in the restaurant, as well as those who wish to place advanced orders for takeaway for this auspicious occasion from February 11 to 20.

8. Manila Marriott Hotel, The Alaskan King Crab

 
 
 
 
 
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The Alaskan King Crab

Come and indulge on Lunar New Year as Man Ho will feature the Alaskan king crab. Enjoy the rich flavors of a king crab whether it’s steamed or served Singaporean style, with braised E-Fu noodles and black truffle sauce.

The Alaskan king crab is good for two to four persons for P22, 888.

9. New World Makati Hotel, Grand Feast

A grand feast with Jasmine (Image from Facebook.com/NewWorldMakatiHotel)

Experience a sumptuous feast at Jasmine. Enjoy set menus with a starting price of P10,888 for six guests. Featuring an array of signature dishes such as Braised baby abalone, Wok fried prawn, Deep-fried spareribs, and more.

Jasmine’s renowned all-you-can-eat dim sum will also highlight premium selections signifying abundance for the Year of the Metal Ox. Limited table reservations are available.

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