Halloween Wonderland


When October kicked in, I recall feeling the pressure and saying to myself “Oh no, it’s October na, need to have an idea for Halloween.”  In the past years, whenever I am done with our Halloween décor, I always vow to be prepared early, but alas, never got round to […] Read more »

Parenthood: A Lame Spiral

Fairly Lame Parents

I recently discovered a wonderful mommy blog thru a friend of mine, who called my attention to one post in particular: The Mechanics of Becoming Lame. In it, the author enumerates the “ways in which [she has] become lame over time almost entirely as a result of being a parent.” I guess it’s […] Read more »

Ordre Mondial California Classics Dinner at Prince Albert

Salmon Carpaccio and Asian Tuna Tartar with Pickled Ginger Creme Fraiche and Scallion Tempura

I was at the Prince Albert a few days ago to approve the menu for a wine dinner I was helping organize for the Chaine des Rotisseurs (CDR) wine sub-group called the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Degustateurs (OMGD). It was quite fitting to have the event at the Intercon’s iconic […] Read more »

Paper Products We Love

Rajo + National Book Store

Fellow stationery junkies, unite! Here’s a quickie round-up of paper products we’re loving now: Wrap Star Winter, este, Christmas is coming—are you ready with your wrappers? This year, I’m throwing these cuties into the mix: pretty (not necessarily holiday-themed) patterns and quirky-cool Scandanavian-style prints, to make the gift-wrapping sessions even […] Read more »

The Global Mala Project: All Things Yoga


Last September 21, the Global Mala Project hit Manila with a full day of classes, discussions, yummy food and fun. Organized by yogini, model and host Teresa Herrera, the annual event aims to bring together the yoga community to celebrate all the good things that yoga can bring. It was […] Read more »

Label Private Holiday Sale!


Is your wardrobe ready for the holidays? Update it with chic pieces from Label’s Fall collection! Mark your calendars—the private sale is on October 26 and 27! (Not familiar with Label? Read more on this indie line of polished basics here.) So what’s new? “[We have] Dresses and separates that […] Read more »

Greywacke Wine Dinner at CAV with Kevin Judd

Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2011 and Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Kevin Judd of Greywacke was in Manila recently to host a series of wine dinners and I was able to chat with him a bit and tasted his wines at a dinner at CAV put together by his Manila importer, Lester Harvey of Zen Asia, Inc. Anyone who has serious […] Read more »