30 May 2012

Manila's signature cocktail

If you happen to be in Manila, drop by Makati Shangri-la's The Lobby and taste Manila's signature cocktail, Manila Sunshine.  Recently launched by the Department of Tourism in cooperation with the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, it is infused with distinctly Filipino flavors such as "lambanog" or coconut wine as its base, fresh local fruits of mango and pineapple with a tinge of triple sec and dark rum from Tanduay a local alcoholic beverage in the Philippines.  The cocktail is garnished with  "tanglad" or lemongrass and a sliced pineapple.


24 May 2012

How to tie a scarf - Hermes knotting cards (Part II)

A scarf can make the difference between an ordinary and extraordinary outfit, whether casual or formal.  An Hermes scarf is arguably on top of the list, definitely the finest available anywhere in the world by most standards.

Hermes has a set of lovely knotting cards that come with their scarves - It's really easy, go grab a scarf and have fun! 


15 May 2012


AC +632 – This lovely shop in the midst of Greenbelt 5, is my Europe heaven in Manila.  Each time I am in Greenbelt, and just when I am in a rush to go somewhere, the shop window attracts my attention and evokes feelings of wonder that I can’t help but walk in. 

When I step inside the store, I feel like I’ve been transported to a different world and at a different time. I get lost in all the refinement that is around me, and then the adventure begins! 

In the store there is something for everyone - For the lady of the house who loves fine things, for the fashionable man of the house who loves adventure and also for the creative and playful child.  

Let me start my tale in these photos:

Once inside, you can't help but stare at the collective group of chandeliers


10 May 2012

Edible lipstick

Still thinking of what to give your hip, trendy, chocolate-loving mom for Mother's Day? 
How about a sweet lipstick in white chocolate? These are available at the Mandarin Deli for only PHP 150 each! 

Go get some for mom, but don't forget to tell her it's chocolate!  

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