Halloween Wonderland Part 2

Halloween P3

Finally, after almost two months, here is the second installment of the Halloween Wonderland article.  Apologies to those we kept hanging for so long! To continue, unlike prior years, we didn’t limit our Halloween theme to the garden.  To add to the fun and complement the showcase, there would be […] Read more »

2014 Planner Round up

Relaks, Pag-Ibig Lang Yan

It’s about that time of year to get your act together and head into January as organized, neat, and determined-to-get-all-your-goals-accomplished as can be. With that, I’ve dibed into a flurry of fun, locally produced day planners that can help me recoup from the chaos of December and start 2014 with […] Read more »

Two Excellent Wines

JL Chave Hermitage 1989

It’s been a little difficult keeping up with posting on all the food and wine happenings during the holidays because it’s been pretty hectic (in a good way) running my little wine business during this time of year, and there are just so occasions to enjoy great food with family […] Read more »

Last Minute Gifts


Last Minute Gifts Ok, I’m officially in panic mode. It’s the weekend before Christmas, and I’M NOT DONE SHOPPING YET. (Fellow procrastinators, we can do this. Virtual group hug!) I’m already dreading the crush of people at the mall—so I’m trying to visualize exactly what I need to get from […] Read more »

Lucky Feather from My Gilded Nest

Leather Fellow

Countdown to Christmas! Today’s fab gift idea: A leather feather necklace from My Gilded Nest! This whimsical leather feather hangs from either a chain or leather cord and adds a charming boho touch to any outfit. Choose from seven cool colors (our personal favorite: peppermint!). Perfect for the big dreamer who believes […] Read more »

Rags2Riches Sale!


Today’s post comes courtesy of Facebook and Instagram–where an insane amount of shopping seems to be done these days (guilty girls, raise your hands!). Rags2Riches, the chic social enterprise known for their eco-ethical bags made of upcycled materials, has a special sale this weekend for their Facebook fans! Here’s the […] Read more »

Steak and a Very Special Bottle – Anniversary Dinner at Mamou

Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Hermitage 1986

November 30 last year, Jocel and I marked 20 years married. I say marked as we weren’t able to celebrate it due to some medical issues other family members had which required our constant attention. Although we are still having a few challenges this year due to a recent death […] Read more »

Quirky Gift Ideas from Pylones

Pylones bloom bath sponge

We hate to be the ghost of Christmas shopping, but have you found presents for everyone on your nice list yet? If you’re haunted by visions of holidays past spent miserably at the mall till the very last minute, don’t worry, Pylones has your back. This French gift shop is […] Read more »