Saturday, November 7, 2015

Introducing Avangio Hotel & Mercato Restaurant

As I walked into the Avangio hotel lobby, 
it certainly felt welcoming to be greeted "Selamat Datang". 
A traditional way of Malaysians saying "Welcome". 

Tastefully decorated was the first thing that came to mind upon exploring the lobby and lounge. 
The restaurant is wonderfully cosy! The most stunning private dining room for a group of 12. 

Deciding to explore some more, I went and checked out 2 different types of rooms! 
Avangio hotel has actually 4 types of accommodations for guests to choose from : 
Executive Suite, Privilege room, Deluxe room, and Superior room. 

The pool boasts a pretty poolside bar and comfy sun chairs!
Enjoy the beautiful sunset here. 

Gym in style with new equipment and then enjoy the sauna or join their Zumba classes!

And now to the favourite part of my day, FOOD! 
Avnagio hotel's all day dining restaurant MERCATO unveils its new menu , created under the brilliant collaboration with French Culinary Director of Pullman Surabaya's Thierry Schuller. 

Schuller is known for his passion for artistic and creative expressions through exquisite food presentation and cuisine. Diners at MERCATO can experience many gastronomical dishes carefully assembled by Junior Sous Chef - Chef Idzwan and the kitchen team to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. 

Very light and refreshing salad that consisted of charred slices of tuna. 
Topped with crunchy peppers and zesty olives., Dressed with vinegar.  
Simplicity at its best. 

 A local favorite that has won hearts of all who has had the opportunity to taste it!
Only the freshest of fish will do for this dish, as it will need the acidity of the lime to cook it. 
Mixed with the tiniest bit ginger, cili padi, shallots and sugar. 

 The biggest quiche i've seen! 
Filled with salmon, the cheddar mixture was smooth and the crust was just nice. 
Normally, quiches are overwhelmed by the cheddar cheese, this one was just right.
Some might find it slightly bland so, it might be wise to share. 

Two thumbs up for supporting local produce! 
Here, they used local cheese made by our very own Sabah DESA milk. 
Poppy seed buns, a very generous beef patty and topped with a sunny side up. 
Served with potato fries and your choice of sauce.

 A classic dish that always satisfies. 
Fried in batter to a golden crisp and served with potato fries. 

Deemed as "the best spaghetti" by Mercato's chef. 
A generous portion of ground beef on top a bed of pasta is accompanied by cheesy baguettes. 

Sago  is a starch extracted from the spongy centre of various tropical palm stem, 
after which turns into glutinous little balls when boiled. 
Sago is very popular as a dessert here in Malaysiawhen paired with gula melaka and cream. 

In Mercato restaurant, 
they go the extra mile to top it off with a layer of mango glaze. 

Smooth, creamy and zesty mango hits the right notes with this dessert. 
Topped with cream and a sprig of mint. 

Now everyone can enjoy 10% off their total food bill!
Just say "Mercato New Menu" and TADAH! 
Your food bill gets slashed by 10%.


Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu Managed by Accor has 103 rooms with a 4star rating. 
Exuding modern luxury in the prominent industrial corridors of Kolombong. 

Featuring : 
All day dining restaurant
Pool Bar
3 Meeting Rooms
Business Centre
Outdoor Pool
High Speed Wifi

For reservations and additional hotel information

Call :  088 - 536 888
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This post is sponsored by Avangio Hotel - Managed by Accor

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Adidas StellaSport : Inspiring and Empowering Action Girls.

This exclusive luxury line is now available in the Adidas outlet, Imago Mall!

Offering a modern fusion of sport and style, 
through bright colors, fresh prints and performance 'pop'. 

Adidas StellaSport collection is by Stella McCartney
which includes apparel, footwear and accessories. 

Designed for the young and active, Adidas StellaSport brings you ClimaWarm - the material that keeps your muscles warm during and after your workout. 

The season highlights on an unapologetic bold leopard print theme. 

Go wild with the matching jacket, tights, pants and sport tank in Echo Pink Carbon and White - for a look that is as fearless as you are.  

Offset your outfit with the reflective Hoody in Echo Pink and Solar Yellow 
or opt for the ultimate all-over leopard Print Gym Bag in Bold Blue and Solar Pink.  

Ensure striking style and support in the studio 
with sleek performance silhouettes at all times. 

Craft a workout outfit that really 'pops' 
with the eclectic multi logo graphic tank and tights.  

Definitely for the young and active! 
I was there to check out the new collection and I loved it! 
The colors and prints were brilliant! I personally always thought workout outfits were always so plain and boring, but this collection is really something different. 

I think it was great that they had the ClimaWarm materials used for their outfits to avoid muscle cramps and colds after sweating. So, no more worries about the sudden changes in temperature that causes muscle cramps! YAY! 

The pops of colour and very fun design changed my mind about sports attire being boring. 
I honestly want the bright blue gym bag!

 The official Grace One influencers for Sabah!  
(From Left : Kiyoko Sophia, Corvina Chong and Calista Liew) 

The brand new Adidas StellaSport collection is now available 
at the Adidas Sports Performance Outlet, Imago Mall 
brought to you by Graceone Sdn Bhd. 

Till my next post, HAVE FUN! xoxo