The Quickest Happiest (Studio) Fix!


Hair has always been my most fussed-over beauty to-do. For the last five years, stylist Alex Carbonell of Studio Fix has taken my hair from short to long, straight to curly, and back again full circle. I had time to kill at Greenbelt 5 yesterday and found my feet taking […] Read more »



It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Bruce Ricketts and the crazy but absolutely wonderful things he does at Mecha Uma. But Mecha Uma isn’t the sort of place to go to on a whim. It’s still one of the hottest tables in town so you need to […] Read more »


Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia 2013, Le Serre Nuove Dell' Ornellaia 2012, Ornellaia 2012, Ornellaia 2002

Tuscany is rightly famous for its Chianti and Brunello, but in the 70′s, rebellious winemakers wanted to make wine without the restrictions of the DOC rules and so created an entirely new category of wine, the Super Tuscan. Freed from constraints, these winemakers started to produce wines that blended French […] Read more »

The Champagne Champions League

The Champions League - Bollinger Grande Année, Krug, Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Dom Perignon, Billecart-Salmon Nicolas François Billecart

Paolo Nesi wears many hats. He  operates several Italian restaurants including L’Opera and Balducci, both in Fort Bonifacio. As a Wine and Spirit Education Trust instructor, he lectures on wine at Enderun Colleges, and he is also a certified sommelier. His passion for wines led him to conceptualize a dinner […] Read more »

Review: Erin Condren Life Planner


I am a paper planner junkie (see my 2014 planner round up). I know this because I have been trolling the Erin Condren Life Planners all over the Internet for the last three years. #sorrynotsorry Living in Manila however, doesn’t make this behemoth of a planner easily accessible. Plus, it is priced […] Read more »