Heart On My Sleeve

Cathy S. Babao

    Last February 14, instead of the usual chocolates or flowers. Toto and I sent our moms each a copy of “Heart on My Sleeve,” written by our ever-inspiring friend Cathy Sanchez Babao. I suppose a book about a woman’s “countdown to 50” sounds like an odd choice for […] Read more »

Wonder Skincare by Phina’s Little Factory

glycerin soap

  I first discovered the cult favorite all-natural home-based brand Phina’s Little Factory last year when I was on the hunt for a non-drying, skin-balancing toner to calm my sensitive, pimple-prone skin (yes, it’s never fully recovered from my acne plague in high school). Toners usually dry out my skin, […] Read more »

Buy 1 Take 1 Valentine Sale at Renegade Folk

Renegade Folk

Oh ladies…find your sole mate at Renegade Folk! This indie local brand offers a lovely range of chic, carefully handcrafted sandals that deliver a year-round summer vibe. As a special Valentine treat, buy any pair at Renegade Folk’s White Plains boutique and get another pair absolutely free!       […] Read more »

Hearts and Flowers


  How cute is this quirky glass heart ring from Pylones? It’s the most adorable accomplice if you’re planning to declare your love this Valentine’s Day! While you’re at it, pick up a lovely bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates for the object of your affection—or yourself, why not? […] Read more »

A Birthday at Lemuria

Cepe-crusted Filet Mignon with Potato Risoles, Caramelized Vegetables and Bordelaise Sauce

A good friend of ours (who prefers to remain anonymous) recently turned 60 and invited some of his closest friends to celebrate this milestone at the hidden gem called Lemuria in Horseshoe Village, Quezon City. Although usually closed on Mondays, the owners, Marina and Klaus Schroeder, also good friends of […] Read more »

Diving into Chinese Medicine

Photo from blog.freepeople.com

About a year ago, I experienced this weird twitching in my right eye. Common sense told me it was a sign of stress but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what was putting me under pressure — work was going well, I was practicing yoga regularly, and […] Read more »


Locavore at 10 Brixton St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Kapitolyo has certainly become a hotspot for some of the most interesting restaurants in the city. The main streets of East and West Capitol are home to many restaurants that are now household names and Capitol Commons is now home to even more choices. But restaurants are colonizing other areas […] Read more »