August 31, 2017

Oh To Be Young Again!

Yes, to be young again! I was just talking with a colleague about what it was like back when I was in high school and college a while back. That got me reminiscing, became very nostalgic and thought about the things I could have done differently. You know if given the chance, I would undo a lot of the stupid decisions and indecisions that I have committed. I wonder if life would be better or it will just create some butterfly effects. 




Like, if I was wiser with career goals and relationships, would have I been up in the heavens. Not that I am discontented with life right now, don't get me wrong, I am blessed beyond belief and I've never been this happy and at peace with myself and my life without having to depend my happiness and worth from other people. I am joyful now than ever before. And I am grateful for that and I cannot even explain how much I am. 

August 30, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Korvits Grill

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 




Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 29, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Keso Kumpadre

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 



Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 28, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Isha's Little Thai Kitchen

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 





Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 27, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Frit-oohhh!

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 





Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 26, 2017

Buendia Food By The Court: Doss Pares

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 




Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 25, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Brothers Blends

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 


Photo by: Kristian Mendoza


Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 24, 2017

Buendia Food By The Court: Barrel Smoker

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 



Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 23, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Food, Fun, and Basketball

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants.





Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet.

August 22, 2017

Secret Bar: The Exit

Times have become different since the dark era of 1920's Prohibition, when the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages was outlawed. While not outlawed, a great number of these drinks are just as unreachable as they were 90 years ago. While doing some reading about this topic, I found out that most bars and liquor stores carry only 10 to 50 bottles on average. Thus the proliferation of speakeasies across the United States.


Although I have not come across any written evidence that this was also the case in the Philippines during the 20s and 30s even though at that time we were a colony of the US. That's a good thing perhaps. Exactly the same thought that after a while, speakeasies are also springing around the metro. 

August 20, 2017

Rosegal.com Haul 3 + Review

Ciao bellas! How’s life going? As for me, life has been good as always! Busy as well and always toxic at work. And you know what a stress girl needs right? Some window shopping or straight up shopping. I recently added some stuff to my online shopping cart from Rosegal. This is my third purchase from Rosegal and I don’t think you can call it a haul because there’s only two items for this package. But, oh well, let’s call it a haul anyway. 





Btw, if you’re not familiar, Rosegal.com is one of the many Asian-based online shopping sites. They originally offer vintage style clothing but ventured also to contemporary fashion offering clients hundreds of styles of dresses, swimwear, jewelry, shoes, bags and other fashion-related items. Rosegal.com is one of the many Asian-based online shopping sites. They originally offer vintage style clothing but ventured also to contemporary fashion offering clients hundreds of styles of dresses, swimwear, jewelry, shoes, bags and other fashion-related items. 

August 19, 2017

TRSisterhood: Tequila Rose x Sugar Factory

Tequila Rose is a strawberry cream liquer fearlessly combined with an exotic tequila thrill. It flirts with the line between naughty and nice. Tequila Rose is guaranteed to be a good time, anytime, whether it's night or day, staying in or going out, the smooth, easy taste and festive pink color of Tequila Rose is always a recipe for fun. Just ask the ever-feminine but fierce icon rose, "Life is short. Enjoy the roses."




Me and other blogger friend where invited to the launch of TRSisterhood - the sisterhood of women who loves Tequila Rose. The event was held at Sugar Factory Shangri-La The Fort. It was hosted by Philippine supermodel and host Sanya Smith and music was played by DJ Jeremy Blake. Since it was a Wednesday, the attire was strictly pink, because you know, "On Wednesdays we wear Pink." 😉

August 18, 2017

How to Make Your Skin Flawless AF

Summer is nearing an end and it is the perfect time to perfect your skin care routine. Having flawless AF skin is something every girl wants, but it takes time and effort. During summer, your skin is under more stress than usual and taking care of it and helping it recover from sun rays, salty water and heat won’t be easy but it can be done. So, here’s what you need to start doing as soon as possible to get that flawless skin.




Stick to a simple routine
The most important factor determining the state of your skin is your cleaning routine. You should clean your face every morning as soon as you wake up and in the evening just before you go to bed. It’s best to have a simple routine as too many products can irritate your skin and when it comes to sticking to a routine it helps that it is less time-consuming. Your routine should consist of three steps: cleaning, toning and moisturizing.

The Importance of Food Presentation

The anticipation, the tantalizing fragrances, and the perfect atmosphere – they all come together into a harmonious meal when even the simplest dishes turn into a feast. But few things can disrupt this lovely kitchen Zen like a poorly assembled plate, with one lump of food staring you in the face with no sense of order.




The devil is in the detail, many chefs would say, and if you pay attention to the right ones, your regular daily dining can become as splendid as a restaurant outing. We are visual creatures, but our senses work together to form a unique experience, and your meal is no exception. 

August 17, 2017

Last Call To Join Zaful's back To School Giveaway!

Hi girls! Want to win an outfit for you and for your best buddy? Here's your chance and you have only a few days to join before this giveaway ends! Zaful.com is running a contest called Back To School With Free New Clothes activity which will run from August 8 to Aug 22, 2017 only. 




The steps to join and win free clothes is pretty is. You can go to this link here: Back-To-School Edit and here: Back-To-School with Free New Clothes  for more info. By the way during time too, Zaful will be offering bunch of sale items and free shipping, so hurry and don’t miss that. 

August 16, 2017

Tex-Mex Fare at Encima Roofdeck Restaurant - City Garden Hotel Makati

A few weekends back I was invited to witness the launch the new face of Encima Roofdeck Restaurant at City Garden Hotel Makati which was titled: “Chef’s Table: As Manila’s Sun Sets, Its Culinary Stars Shine”. We were treated with live music, live cooking demos by Chef Dennis Peralta and Chef Mario Bassig while dining al fresco with unlimited Mexican food, drinks and cocktails whilst enjoying the a panoramic view of the Makati Skyline. 




Encima Roofdeck Restaurant is a Tex - Mex roofdeck restaurant overlooking the Makati cityscape at City Garden Hotel Makati's top most floor. If you're a regular visitor of any of my social media accounts, you should know by now that I am an avid fan of roof deck restos and bars, something about them entices me a good deal. These kind of places are your perfect go-to destinations for a night cap, weekend chilling or for a romantic date. 

August 15, 2017

Find Zan.Style Items on Stylebest

Hola chicas! have you seen my latest blog post about Zan. Style.com where I featured a haul of the items I got from this brand? If not you can check it out here: Zan.Style Haul + Review. I am so in love with the items that I got  from this store so I ended up adding a few more items on my wishlist for future reference. 





Zan.Style was born out of our dream of creating a premium daily wear clothing brand for both men and women that seamlessly connects with the sense of who we are. Their clothes have timeless but dynamic styles. They carry out strict quality controls to ensure their products are good for people and the environment.

Win Free Clothes with Zaful's Back-To-School Giveaway

Hi everyone! How's life going? I hope every one of you is doing great. I'm writing this post today to share to you about Zaful.com's latest giveaway! Zaful has started their Back To School With Free New Clothes activity which will run from August 8 to Aug 22, 2017. 




The steps to join and win free clothes is pretty is. You can go to this link here: Back-To-School Edit and here: Back-To-School with Free New Clothes  for more info. By the way during time too, Zaful will be offering bunch of sale items and free shipping, so hurry and don’t miss that. 

August 14, 2017

California Pizza Kitchen's New Premium Pizzas

At California Pizza Kitchen, it's always about bringing innovative recipes to life with fresh, high quality ingredients. It all begins with passionate people and California creativity that ends with unforgettable flavors. With that being said, CPK will be celebrating National Pizza Days this August 15 & 16, 2017 and now on its 6th year run!




On these days, guests who visit any of CPK's six (6) locations in Metro Manila can avail of their BUY 1, GET 1 Free Pizza Promotion: choosing among an exclusive selection of five NEW Premium pizzas that embody the spirit of California Cool & Creativity that the brand is synonymous for. I attended the press launch of this year's CPK's National Pizza Day at their Shangri-La Plaza Mall branch and I got to taste the new artisanal pizzas that will be included in this year's National Pizza day promotion together with CPK's mainstay dishes and drinks. 

August 13, 2017

Zan.Style Haul and Review

"I already have enough clothes" said no one ever. Right? It's just me being a girl and I shouldn't be sorry for that. So you know how ecstatic I am when I came across this new website that offers ready-to-wear apparel: Zan.Style. The style of their clothes reminds me of our go-to clothiers: H&M, Mango, Old Navy, Zara and/or Gap because of their simple and minimalistic designs that are always in season.




Zan.Style was born out of our dream of creating a premium daily wear clothing brand for both men and women that seamlessly connects with the sense of who we are. Their clothes have timeless but dynamic styles. They carry out strict quality controls to ensure their products are good for people and the environment.

August 12, 2017

Zaful.com Haul # 9 + Review

Btw, Zaful is your one-stop online shop for today’s most daring, exciting and edgy fashion apparel. Their affordable collections are all about redefining trends, design excellence and exceptional quality to satisfy the needs of every aspiring fashionista. The original idea is to share the latest news and fashion trends on women’s clothing with fashion-forward, free-thinking girls, and they offer the fast fashion worldwide. 




Zaful was established with a clear vision: to provide the very latest in compelling designs for the fashionably hip along with providing exceptional value, quality, and superb customer service. Zaful offers a select choice of clothing, shoes, accessories and more to deck out your wardrobe with style.

August 11, 2017

Easy 11 Tricks to Choose a Perfect Hair Straightener Brush

If you are looking for hair straightener tips, you are in the right place at the right time. Your hair deserves to be treated properly because this is an important part of your head. So we will let you know more about how to choose the right hair straightener brush out there. Well, here are 11 tricks which will help you to purchase a perfect hair straightening brush. So just follow these tricks and get a good hair brush. Lets see whats included here.



 
#01 - Cut Your Hair
Your hair straightener brush should separate your hair in two right away. The hair straightener brush should get no nasty smell at all as well. The head and handle of the hair straightener brush should not get hot.

August 10, 2017

Zaful.com Haul # 8 + Review

Hey y'all! How's life going? As for it's about the same, but I'm pretty much excited for quite a couple of things happening in my life. For one, I can't wait until the last quarter of this year since I'm going to do a handful of traveling, abroad and locally. And I can't wait for that! If I can fast forward time,I would. Another thing is that I'm having great relationships when it comes to PR stuff, foodie meet ups here and there plus a couple of sponsorship particularly in the apparel area. You know that I am not a fashion blogger whatsoever, but I feel lucky that a couple of online shops are trusting me to review and promote their products.




And one of them is Zaful.com; as you can see in the past couple of months I've been having hauls from them one after the other and now on my 8th haul! How fun and awesome is that? Now I don't have to worry for the outfits that I need for my future trips. Zaful has got that covered. Btw, Zaful is your one-stop online shop for today’s most daring, exciting and edgy fashion apparel. Their affordable collections are all about redefining trends, design excellence and exceptional quality to satisfy the needs of every aspiring fashionista. The original idea is to share the latest news and fashion trends on women’s clothing with fashion-forward, free-thinking girls, and they offer the fast fashion worldwide.

August 9, 2017

Diamonds are Forever

"Diamonds are forever..." This was the slogan used by the world's largest producer and distributor of diamonds, De Beers, since 1948, and continue to do so as of present time. Shirley Bassey also used it in her song with the same title and was used as the soundtrack for the seventh James Bond film of the same name. 




The lyrics goes: "Diamonds are forever, they are all I need to please me. They can stimulate and tease me. They won't leave in the night. I've no fear that they might desert me. Diamonds never lie to me. For when love's gone, they'll lustre on. Diamonds are forever, sparkling round my little finger. Unlike men, the diamonds linger. Men are mere mortals who are not worth going to your grave for. Diamonds never lie to me. For when love's gone, they'll lustre on. Diamonds are forever, forever, forever."

August 8, 2017

Ambition. Dedication. Determination.

I am at my unhealthiest state at the moment. I've been living a very sedentary life for months or a year now. And that has taken a great toll on my body. I always feel tired than usual, I sleep half the hours that I should and I often get sick.




At this very moment I have a tonsillitis is about to erupt which would cause me to call in sick at work for a day or two. And it sucks, I hate being sick, I hate the feeling of being sick. This got me thinking that I need to really really commit to changing my dietary and lifestyle ways.

August 7, 2017

Wow Your Guests with Well-Thought-Out Wedding Favors

A wedding only happens in one day, but it takes months to a year to prepare for that single day. There are so many aspects in a wedding that guests and spectators have no idea how much hard work is put in to it.  The time, stress and the amount of money put into a wedding is to be treated as a big deal because a couple has to squeeze planning and accomplishing a lot of things for their wedding on top of their daily jobs and other personal tasks. 





I love being a part of someone's wedding and even the thought of being invited in a wedding is a huge privilege for me. It actually pains me to see that people nowadays, when they get invited to a wedding, they feel like the bride and groom owe them something. When in fact, the attitude  should be that being invited in a wedding, more so if you're being chosen as part of the bridal entourage, you should feel privileged in a humble manner. 

August 6, 2017

In Crust, We Trust: CPK Cements Its Pizza Authority With National Pizza Days 2017!

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the undisputed authority in innovative & adventurous  California style pizzas always served with a distinct California vibe, is celebrating National Pizza Days this August 15 & 16, 2017 (Tuesday & Wednesday) now on its 6th year run! On these days, guests who visit any of CPIK's six (6) locations in Metro Manila can avail of their BUY 1, GET 1 Free Pizza Promotion: choosing among an exclusive selection of five NEW Premium pizzas that embody the spirit of California Cool & Creativity that the brand is synonymous for.




Whereas the theme of National Pizza Day 2016 was bringing back old favorites, CPK is introducing five NEW artisanal pizzas you can choose from for National Pizza Day 2017: Ham + Mango Cucumber Pizza, Pizza Italiano, Cheese Triplets Pizza, Asparagus + Chicken in Spinach Artichoke Sauce, and their Primavera Delight Pizza. As is the hallmark of all CPK Pizza creations, they will all be served with fresh, premium quality ingredients in season and hearth baked on top of CPK's proprietary recipe hand -tossed dough. 

August 4, 2017

9 Steps to Planning Your Engagement Party

All the glitz and glam that comes with the engagement sure calls for some (or a lot of) attention! Beauty-obsessed goddesses will probably pay even more attention to planning their engagement party than the other cuties but nevertheless – it is the enthusiasm that counts.Hoping to help on this magnificent journey, we're asking 9 crucial questions to push you in the right direction.




Who is hosting the party?
Looking to throw a bash and celebrate your ring? Go for it! The first thing you should do is figure out who is going to host your party. Traditionally, the bride’s parents are the ones in charge – however, these days, it’s all a matter of agreement. So, talk to your husband to be, make the necessary arrangements, and start from there. 

August 3, 2017

Red Bikini Bottoms

I have tried wearing all sorts of bikini style and colors, but one color I haven’t really got a chance to own are red-colored swimsuits or red bikini bottoms. Well, whenever I see a red swimwear, what comes to my mind are those uber sexy Baywatch lifeguard babes I used to watch on TV back in the 90’s. It’s like wearing that color was exclusively for them or for women who have “the body” to wear them.




But nowadays everything is absolutely fine when it comes to fashion; women have become very experimental and confident about themselves: their bodies and skin color that nobody can tell them what not to wear. It is a 365 days of summer where I live. That's why even if it is already the rainy season, I still buy swimwear whenever I see a pair or piece that I really like. 

August 2, 2017

5 Bathroom Renovation Tips for Your Dream Space

Bathrooms may be the smallest rooms in most households, but they deserve attention big time. First of all, considering that you spend a lot of relaxing time there, sprucing up the space goes a long way in boosting your satisfaction. Besides, bathroom renovations, alongside kitchen updates, rank as top projects in terms of ROI. So, if your bathroom is rather bare bones, it is time to roll up your sleeves. Here are some tips on how to bring effortless elegance, beautify your space, and turn into a small domestic oasis.  





The craft of budgeting
Before you start translating your ideas into reality, put the expectations into perceptive. Come up with a budget and identify total remodeling costs. Factor in materials, labor, as well as the size and layout of the bathroom. All these aspects determine how much money you will have to put into the project. Splurge on the things that will act as mainstays of your bathroom’s new identity and save money in other areas. There is no need to spend it like there is no tomorrow. 

August 1, 2017

The Never Ending Battle with Acne

I have an on-again off-again relationship with acne, and it's the worst relationship one can have, more excruciating than having a relationship with a guy (haha!) And until now, I suffer from adult acne. It's in my genes, both my father and mother suffered from them and having both their DNA, I wasn't spared. I started caring for my skin only after college, because back then I really didn’t have much skin problems.




The only skin care products that I use are sweet smelling body lotions from Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body and whatever shower essentials that we have at home. Only after taking my Nursing Board Exams that I started experiencing skin problems. Maybe because the real world of being an adult, commuting and stress at work, put a toll on my skin. My skin broke out and I suddenly had combination skin on extremes, super oily and super dry.

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