Article by Christian Viñas / Photos by Chellisa Bongar
Picture this: it’s the end of your work week and you’re planning to get some much needed R&R. What’s the perfect way to enjoy the long weekend? A staycation! Partying or going to the mall may be exciting, but nothing beats staying in an airconditioned room with your loved ones (or by yourself – that’s fine, too).
Staycations are popular these days because it’s a fun way to relax and unwind after a tiresome week at work. You get a nice, comfy bed; cable TV; and a great view of whatever city you’re in. Just add your favorite comfort food and you’re good to go! For great comfort food, we recommend gelato, which is smoother, creamier, and more flavorful than regular ice cream.
For delicious gelato, we recommend Carte D’Or, one of Europe’s premium gelato brands. There are four flavors to choose from: Salted Caramel, Double Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, and Pistachio. Staycations are the best occasions to indulge in your favorite treats because you deserve it!
4 Ways You Can Enjoy Your Next Staycation with Carte D’Or Gelato
4. When you’re in bed
Ever thought of going on a reading or watching binge? A staycation is the perfect time for that! We recommend a themed binge night, like a Star Wars movie marathon or a Harry Potter book fest. Take the marathon up a notch with some Carte D’Or Pistachio with pistachios grown in South Australia and California and mixed with thick Australian cream. It’s definitely a good addition to your cozy staycation!
3. When you’re pampering yourself
Pampering yourself after a week’s work is a reward in itself. It’s your way of putting the world on hold and taking you (and your nails) first! Pair it with the Double Dark Chocolate, which has chunks of Belgian chocolate added to thick chocolate gelato. Yum!
2. When you’re swimming
The climate in the Philippines is a major factor as to why most people would want a staycation, with the heat becoming unbearable. Most hotels have pools, so why not get a tan with the Chocolate Hazelnut – filled with hazelnuts from Turkey, delicate wafer crisps, and a rich chocolate hazelnut gelato base?
1. When you’re hanging out with friends
Chikahan with the barkada can be a bit tiresome, so we suggest whipping out some gelato for you and your friends to enjoy. The Salted Caramel will be an instant fave with your friends, with real Australian cream mixed with butter, caramelized sugar, and a dash of salt.
A staycation is fun, but you can make it even more exciting with the perfect comfort food: a pint of smooth, creamy, and flavorful gelato! For gelato in Manila, make it Carte D’Or. The brand is now available in grocery stores and convenience stores!
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