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Stella & Rocket Room

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Stella and Rocket Room are brainchild of Raintree Restaurants owned by a Filipino-Polish restaurateur who are also the creator of other superb restaurants namely Chelsea Market & Cafe, MoMo Cafe, Mr. Jones, Museum Cafe and the newest addition on their growing list – Kabila Filipino Bistro (beside the new Museum Cafe in Ayala Museum Complex Greenbelt 4). Each restaurant lends a unique concept and target.

Interiors

Opened last May 2012, Stella is a wood-fired bistro that offers a full array of delights peppered with tastes true to the West Coast, the Mediterranean and South America with an influence of European cuisine. The bistro, prominently located in Bonifacio High Street Central, makes use of natural wood in its dishes, imparting the most flavorful aromas unlike any other cooking technique.

IMG_4956_web_1200{ View upon entering Stella }

Stella’s interior is inviting, simple yet fresh on the eyes. Ideal for brunches with colleagues, working ladies who lunch and friends or family get-together dinners.

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Stella is envisioned to be the Star restaurant among all the other establishments in Fort Bonifacio area. See their one star above? *grin* They craft high quality dishes using fresh harvests and mostly organic ingredients. Stella provides sustainable handcrafted cuisine kept fresh and simple.

Rocket Room on the other-hand, is a bar lounge-slash-cafe which is just adjacent Stella.

IMG_4951_web_1200{ View upon entering Rocket Room }

Rocket Room’s set-up is perfect for having small bites of antipasti or their tapas, drinking mixed liquor or lounging during coffee break or after work hours. It is still open in the late hours even after Stella closes.

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It houses a remarkable selection of wines, beers and infused cocktails. With it’s vivid and outré interiors elaborately designed lends a retro vibe to your every hangout.

Stella and Rocket Room were strategically separated and designed differently to accommodate diverse target markets – Stella for families and casual diners and Rocket Room for yuppies and professionals. But you may order dishes from Stella and vice versa.

Food On Our Table

While waiting for our main orders, they served us their complimentary bread and roasted Tomato and garlic with pesto dip. And then…

They first served Stella’s drinks.

IMG_4239_dpp_web_1200{ In no particular order: Peach Lemonade, Buko & Lychee, Passion Fruit Lemonade, Berry and Banana, Raspberry Enchinacea }

IMG_4250_dpp_web_1200{ Roasted Sweet Tomatoes & “Pesto Rustica”. Php195. Cherry, Beefsteak, Native Tomatoes topped with fresh Rizal Dairy Mozzarella, Malagos Ricotta and Thai Basil }

Real bride-to-be? *wink*

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I had to do another bridal makeup, this time with an eye makeup trick to achieve a subtle cat’s eye look! I asked my friend, Connie, to do a free trial makeup with me. She looks even more beautiful, don’t you think?

Subtle Cat’s Eye Bridal MakeUp Look

Model: Connie Gimeno

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Before Pic: Connie Gimeno

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After Pic: Connie Gimeno

After (Closed eyes)
After Pic: Connie Gimeno

 I would love to hear from you! For bridal inquiries, please include the date, time, and location of your wedding and shoot me an email at jaycelleplayda@gmail.com. Thank you!

Modern Bride

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Modern Bridal MakeUp

Model: Racquel Almazan

This is my second time to have Rocky as my model. And each time I am pleased that I’m able to make her look like a real bride or a real beauty at least, without making her look like a gay man. *laughs*

This bridal look is pretty much the same with traditional or classic bridal look that is fresh and timeless but this is considered modern because of a little flicking of the eyeliner to open up the eyes.

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Before Pic: Racquel Almazan

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After Pic: Racquel Almazan

After (Closed eyes)
After Pic: Racquel Almazan

I would love to hear from you! For bridal inquiries, please include the date, time, and location of your wedding and shoot me an email at jaycelleplayda@gmail.com. Thank you!