Heirloom Pieces by Tambourine Jewelry

Tambourine Jewelry

Vintage pieces have always held a certain allure, and lately, there’s been a renewed interest in traditional Filipino tamborin necklaces—the kind usually reserved for Filipiniana costumes, but which are now making their way into our everyday style. (True enough, it wasn’t until recently when I realized the appeal–and the value!–of […] Read more »

L’Indochine now at SM Mega Fashion Hall


It was love at first sight for thehappylab when L’Indochine opened at SM Aura Premier in 2013. With their mantra #handpickedforinspiredliving, dynamic sister-in-law tandem Charlene Panutat-Carlos and Leona Lavina-Panutat (C+L) filled the store with lovely finds by local artisans from their Asian adventures. The store quickly became a hit, a favorite […] Read more »

Tagaytay Trip

Taal Vista Hotel View

Last long weekend, Jocel and I took off for an overnight trip to Tagaytay. The timing was great as there happened to be a Deal Grocer coupon for an overnight stay at Taal Vista Hotel. Being unable to pass up a good deal, we took advantage of it. Although there […] Read more »