26 September 2012

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

Mickey and I pass the corner of 4th and 26th at Bonifacio Global City everyday on our way home. Each time we pass, I see this new Cafe + Bakery with it's floor to ceiling glass walls and with a good number of diners at night.  It was very intriguing (and inviting!).  "We should try that new place sometime", I told Mickey.   

So here we are on a Saturday at breakfast time at Bonifacio Global City's much talked about eatery, Wildflour Cafe + Bakery.  I called early at 7:30 am and had a table reserved for 9:30 am. The waitress handed us the menu and we ordered the Croque Madame and the Wildflour Breakfast.

While waiting for our food, we observed that there was a good mix of foreigners and locals dining at Wildflour, everyone seemed to be engrossed in their own conversations, the atmosphere was laid back and casual and I love the feel-good music they were playing that time, it was Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" (listen to it here).

Wilflour's casual and relaxed dining atmosphere



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22 September 2012

ColorWash

Ever had a favorite bag, wallet or shoe that you used so much, you refused to let it go even when it’s stained and faded? I know I have.  I’ve hung on to my favorite Prada wallet for years and it sat in my cabinet for a long time because I was afraid that if I bring it to an inexperienced cleaner, they might ruin it. 

I’ve always been hoping we’ll have professional cleaners for luxury brands in Manila. That’s why I was so elated that ColorWash has finally arrived in Manila!

Meet sisters Kate and Jen Osmeña, the wonderful tandem who brought in ColorWash to Manila


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21 September 2012

Secret Fresh x Magis Puppy Chair

I saw these beautiful Magis Puppy chairs in Dimensione High Street and just had to take a closer look.
  
I found out that eight (8) Filipino architects and designers were asked by Dimensione's head honcho, Mr. Ben Chan to give their interpretations of "Puppy", one of the iconic chairs under the Magis Me Too collection designed by Mr. Eero Aarnio.   

The architects and designers who participated in this collaboration are Nemo Aguila, Farley Del Rosario, Jagnus Design, Electrolychee, Mimi Tecson, Tripp 63, Wesley Valenzuel and Whoop.  



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16 September 2012

Gourmandise

Memories of cafes in Paris flash back when Mickey and I first saw Gourmandise.

The aesthetics of the lovely patisserie shop draws us in, and as we walk towards the door, La vie en rose is playing in my head. We walk in and we instantly get a whiff of freshly baked pastries and brewed coffee.

We sat on a table outside and sampled their yummy salted caramel eclair paired with Nespresso coffee, got lost in conversation about beautiful memories of Paris and the rain outside seems to disappear. 



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13 September 2012

Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama infuses bold colors and her signature polka dot patterns to Louis Vuitton's classic silhouettes in their newest collaboration.  It covers everything in the collection from bags, shoes even to the dresses!

Here’s a peek at Yayoi Kusama’s collection for Louis Vuitton:

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04 September 2012

Recaro's furniture collection: It’s a man’s world!

I suppose this post will be for the men in your life. Unless, you're the sporty type.

One afternoon, while walking through Greenbelt 5, I stumbled upon the Recaro Showroom. Recaro is the world-renowned German seat manufacturer of sports cars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, etc.

In the showroom they are featuring Recaro’s Relax furniture collection. You’ll find sporty single seaters to cinema center sofas made of leather in Recaro’s unmistakable form.

If you have a media room or your man would like to build a man cave in one part of your house, these would make perfect furniture pieces. I’m pretty sure he would agree!


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03 September 2012

Momo Café

One of our favorite restaurants that serves all day breakfast is Momo Café in Eastwood.  

Momo Café is one of the fine restaurants under the Raintree group (others are M Cafe, Mr. Jones and Chelsea).  Mickey and I absolutely love the casual dining atmosphere and the delicious comfort food that reminds us of home.        

Here is Momo Café Eastwood in photos:



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