Motag Living Museum Malay Aklan

Motag Living Museum: Planting rice (near Boracay) is fun!

If you are looking for one more thing to do before leaving Boracay, do check out the Motag Living Museum in Malay, Aklan – just a half hour from Bora. It was the brainchild of  Nenette Aguirre Graf, barangay captain of Motag in Malay, Aklan, but a lovely English lady named Louise has brought life…

One Farrer Hotel, Little India, Singapore, Agoda

A Gem of a Hotel in Little India, Singapore

For the past nine years, I’ve been going to Singapore at least once a year. Sometimes twice. I have never stayed at the same hotel twice though because it is just such fun exploring the different options in this very vibrant city. Last year, I got to check out two really sexy hotels in hip…

Robuchon Saint Germain, Paris

It was summer when I visited Paris so most restaurants were closed. But not Robuchon Saint Germain. Open at 10:45 p.m. Jackpot!! It was comforting to find a familiar hall, similar to the Robuchon Atelier in Hong Kong. The black hall, the red hues. The bar also allowed me to simply enjoy my meal even…

Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams Manila. Design. Photo by Margaux Salcedo for margauxlicious.

Nobu Hotel Manila: Zen in the City

It’s true, what Paulo Coehlo said in The Alchemeist: “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” I had just posted this rant on my Facebook page  … … a few days later I’m experiencing a fantastic staycation, checking out Nobu Hotel at the City…

Margaux Salcedo Photo Raffles Lobby

Raffles Opens in the Philippines

One of the highlights of 2012 for me was staying at this chichi hotel in London called The Savoy: “To stay at The Savoy is to follow in the footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Maria Callas, Claude Monet and Katharine Hepburn.  An iconic hotel brilliantly reinvented for the 21st century where an unashamedly…