01 December 2016

Casa Villa gets ready for Christmas 2016

My favorite season is finally here!  Christmas sends joy and happiness to our hearts at Casa Villa.  Probably because, it is one great reminder that Jesus Christ was born.  There is no greater way to celebrate this special gift than to gather and celebrate that special day.

I guess you know by now that my favorite thing to do is dressing up our special table for two at Casa Villa.  I always change it up every year and this year, I wanted something very festive, colorful and something bright on the table.  This year, there are new pieces, heirlooms and current favorites.        




20 November 2016

Doña Elena Olive Oil's Festive Flavors at 49-B Heirloom Kitchen + 5 Free Recipes

Doña Elena Olive Oil in collaboration with 49-B Heirloom Kitchen presents Festive Flavors at 49-B Heirloom Kitchen featuring five special dishes by Chef Erica Aquino starting November 20, 2016 until January 2017.  On the special healthy holiday menu are Grilled Shrimp Patacones, Olive and Chorizo Stuffed Roast Chicken, Grilled Tilapia with Red Onions and Olive Relish, Cuban Beef Stew with Yellow Rice and Cheese Panna Cotta. 

Try these special dishes at 49-B Heirloom for a limited time!  After having a taste of these healthy holiday dishes at 49-B Heirloom Kitchen, you can also try making them at the comforts of your own home as Doña Elena Olive Oil in collaboration with 49-B Heirloom Kitchen have shared these special recipes of Chef Erica Aquino as well!




The New Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid Watch Collection

I am a fan of the Tommy Hilfiger brand way back when it wasn't available yet in the Philippines.  Each time we would travel abroad, I go online and search for the stores near the places we visit.  There was one Tommy Hilfiger store in Las Vegas where I literally spent half a day in the store, hoarding clothing, fashion accessories and their home items as well.  Yup, I'm that kind of a Tommy Hilfiger fan.

Can you just imagine my excitement when I got an invitation to the launch of the new Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid watch collection?  I let go of a short shriek when I got the invitation and had a smile on my face while I was reading the details of the event.  The theme was nautical and guests where asked to come in Nautical attire as well in signature Tommy Hilfiger colors of red, white and blue.  

In this photo: Chelle, Maxine, Nikki, Mr. Julian Addison, President of Movado Group Inc., Luxury Asia Pacific Ltd, Ruth, Me and Janeena with our new Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid watches!




19 November 2016

Liese Creamy Bubble Hair Color, Japan's No.1 Hair Color Brand, now in selected Watsons and SM Beauty stores!

I have to admit there were many times when I had to have my hair color done sooner than later because of hair (over) re-growth.  My hair would sometimes look like I had a mini-ombre hair dye process (even if I didn't).  But sometimes, I also have to tide it out, until my schedule will allow me to book an appointment in a salon.  Simply because it would mean allotting at least 3 hours of sitting in a chair until I get the final result.  Let alone driving, parking and going to salon for my appointment.

There were times when I wish there was a simpler, faster and easier way to apply hair dye (even if I have to do it myself), because this would mean I can spend more precious time with my husband, weekends are spent more for adventure and I would get more important things done.  

It was a good thing I learned more about Liese Creamy Bubble hair color, Japan's No. 1 hair color brand, during their recent launch at SM Makati.





15 November 2016

Marriott Manila's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2016

It was a magical evening of twinkling lights, Christmas carols in the air, as guests gathered around the Christmas tree sipping holiday drinks and feasting on gustatory delights to celebrate Marriott Manila's Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony. 

These two are so cute, I couldn't help but take a photo with them!