15 DAYS TO GO. Barkadas in their late 20's and beyond may consider gift-giving a Christmas tradition only meant for children.
Not that it's a bad thing, but if you think your barkada is one of those, then simply spend some time with item in lieu of giving them wrapped presents.
Agree to meet up with friends for lunch or dinner at the newly opened Hatch 22 restaurant in Rockwell, Makati.
Canollis for dessert at Hatch 22. Borrowed from Instagram @hatch22ph
Hatch 22 is a restaurant business owned by celebrity chef and restaurateur Erwan Heussaff, Raymund Magdaluyo, and Ivan Salameda.
The cozy New York-style diner serves a wide array of dishes, including breakfast, which starts at 7:00 A.M.
Its in-house bakery whips up freshly baked breads everyday, and serves single-origin coffee from differents spots around the world, like Brazil; as well as local towns like Benguet.
By night, the place turns into a bar that serves hand-crafted cocktails, making it a perfect one-stop shop for dinner get-togethers that can obviously lead to late-night drinking parties.
One avid customer of the restaurant is Erwan's celebrity sister Solenn Heussaff.
For more information about Hatch 22, check out their Instagram account @hatch22ph.