30 November 2012

Quirky Indie Café: Subspace Coffee House

Thor Balanon of Space Encounters invited me and Mickey to come see their Indie Café, Subspace which is just a skip and a hop away from their funky mid-century modern furniture shop.  

When we arrived at Subspace, there was an on-going pre-nuptial photo shoot.  We found out that a lot of couples who are about to get married prefer to have their photos taken at this quaint and quirky Indie Café.  It’s really a fun place to do a shoot!  

Let me show you the place:


22 November 2012

Space Encounters

I've seen their lovely furniture in numerous lifestyle magazines but haven't really seen them up close until a good friend of ours, Francis, invited us to see his new pad at Bonifacio Global City.  As he opened the door to his new pad, we felt like we were going inside a hip place somewhere in New York.  We loved his new placeI sat glued the entire night on his Papa Bear arm chair (that chair is so comfortable I could sleep in it).  Francis' pad was designed by W. Lopez Designs and the furniture are all from Space Encounters

A week ago, Mickey and I finally were able to go to Space Encounters.  I love the industrial look of the store, it had a mix of mid-century pop furniture, memories of old Berlin (and old Manila) in photos, retro-TVs, radios and telephones that sends us back in time.  To me, they are instant conversation pieces and lovely things of the past to have in the home. 

Let me show you the store in these photos:


20 November 2012

My new Panasonic Lumix LX5 Camera

My camera has been showing signs of dying.  Each time I turn it on, a message on its 6-year old LCD screen reads "no access".  I have to switch it on and off again so that it'll re-set and function well.  "I think it's going to die on me soon", I told Mickey.  The sheer thought of it brings me to a state of panic (I have no back-up digital camera!).  

I've always loved taking photos.  I'm actually the type who goes to a photo lab to have them processed.  I even invested in acid-free Henzo photo albums from the UK (I used to buy them in a specialty bookstore in Rockwell called Quill).  I still have a few of them with me.

The other week, Mickey surprised me with a new camera.  It was a lovely Panasonic LX5 Lumix Camera.


05 November 2012

Got a headache? Get a badger!

When I have a headache, I am not quick to pop a pill.  At least, I try not to until I can still bear it.  Recently, I’ve come across this organic, relaxing headache soother from Badger at Rustan’s Beauty Source.   


03 November 2012

How to jazz up your flats: from flat to fabulous!

I love these Chelsea flats from Lower East Side that I bought from Payless, it’s just PHP 695.00!  Here’s the admission, I have four of these - in black, nude, brown and this latest one in coral.  The reason for the shameless hoarding is that I’ve tested this particular Chelsea flat and it really lasts long (up to more than a year!).  I always kid Mickey, "I've got more mileage on my flats than our car!"  An exaggeration of course, but it just tells you how I love using my flats to walk around in.


01 November 2012

Themed Dinner: Indian night at Circles

A fever that's starting and chills could not stop us from dining at Circles last week.  The food was just too good to resist!  Plus, on Thursdays nights, they serve one of Mickey's favorite cuisines - Indian.  

So, here we are on a rainy Thursday night, where traffic outside seems to have made a parking lot out of the streets, we ride out the traffic (and the rain) to savor authentic Indian food at Makati Shangri-la's Circles.

Circles' open-theater kitchens with its different stations features a selection of specialties from cold appetizers to seafood, Western to Asian cuisines and delectable desserts that are simply irresistible!

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