How will you give flavorfully?

how will you give flavorfully #giveflavorfully #givingjournal2016
That was the big question of the day as we entered the venue for the #giveflavorfully and the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Giving Journal 2016 launch event at the CBTL branch in the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Giving Journal 2016
We were asked to write our answer on the humongous wall displayed on site.  I was feeling tall that day and so I struggle to write my short but sweet answer.

I will give flavorfully by not expecting anything in return.

How will you #giveflavorfully #GivingJournal2016
That was my answer because that is the sincerest form and flavorful way of giving , unconditional.  On this day and age, most now give something because they expect the gestures to be returned. An expectation that leads to disappointment especially when not fulfilled.  When you give something just let it go and forget about it less worries for you and even to the taker.

Anyway, giving was a topic because like I said CBTL launched the Giving Journal 2016 which is a journal designed to inspire each individual to pursue their passions and find meaning and fulfillment in everyday moments, while at the same time providing them with the opportunities to give back by helping others.

The Coffee Bean and Teal Leaf giving Journl 2016CBTL Giving Journal 2016
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® hopes to give flavorfully this season in ways that warm the soul as much as the body. As a way to encourage its community to brew their best years. For this year, CBTL partnered with Real LIFE foundation as the Giving Journal’s beneficiary. To date, The Coffee Bean& Tea Leaf® has already sponsored 38 university scholars since 2011 – giving them the chance to fulfill their dreams, help their families, and improve their prospects for a brighter future.

#giveflavorfully #givingjournal2016
At present, the brand is proud to share that 13 of the sponsored scholars have alreadygraduated. Evidently, The Giving Journal is certainly not your ordinary planner; it is a gift where the joy of giving and receiving it lasts well past the holiday season.

Take a sneak preview of how The Giving Journal 2016 looks like in this time lapse video:

Aside from instilling with us the real essence of giving, CBTL also held art workshop for us so that we can Brew Our Best Year with the artistic skills we have learned from them and use it when we write on our Giving Journal.

A caligraphy workshop by Alexis Ventura aka @theinkscribber,on Instagram whom I have known from years even before she decided to go full time on her passion for caligraphy and mentor others.   I have tried her workshop before so I decided to try something I have not done before which was paper cutting!

Paper cutting looks easy but it takes steady hands and patience or else!  Karl Ivan Jover aka @larkvain on Instagram was our teacher for this craft.  I think he enjoyed our session as he was happy that I made him laugh a lot when we were paper cutting! Look at my masterpiece! Hahaha Thanks Karl!

Giving Journal 2016 launch event
I tried to do the water color lettering but I had very little patience to do the intricate details of wetting and coloring (the technique was too meticulous) that I was not able to finish it.  I said it was not for me, but I will try some other time!  The other girls did a great job though.

Aside from The Giving Journal 2016, the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf launched their 2015 Holiday Drinks . This Christmas, it is offering its customers two special holiday flavors that make the perfect companions for celebrating the holidays.Each drink comes in two variations: an iced drink, and a warm latte.

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Holiday 2015 Drinks
Fans with a sweet tooth will be happy to try the Toffee Nut flavor, which is a new addition tothe menu. Inspired by traditional holiday confections, its flavor comprises of a butterycaramelized sugar with a hint of nut, paired with the richness of espresso and a sprinkle oftoffee bits. In the Winter Dream Tea, a drink that has come to be anticipated and loved by thecafé’s patrons, rooibos and black tea are blended with sweet spices and hints of Vanilla– abeverage that is truly what holiday dreams are made of. Each drink was lovingly crafted tocapture the spirit of Christmas in a cup, to be savored and enjoyed amidst the chaos of all holiday preparations.

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Stay gorgeous everyone!

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