30 July 2013

Pure bliss at Fifth Season Spa, Astoria Plaza

There is a new spa in Astoria Plaza, right in the heart of the Ortigas Center Business District.

The recently opened Fifth Season Spa is a cozy day spa that offers a full range of services ranging from body massages, body treatment services, face therapy, foot therapy to nail care.  It also has five relaxing treatment rooms named after the four seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall) and a fifth season (a season that encompasses the beautiful qualities of all the four seasons).

I indulged in a luxurious 90-minute Rejuvenating Facial, a skin brightening treatment that uses no less than premium spa brand, Pevonia.  The green apple extracts brightens the skin while carrot oil and kaolin purifies and hydrates the skin leaving it smooth and rejuvenated.  I was trying not to fall asleep during the entire treatment so I can savor the whole experience.  After the treatment, my skin felt soft and supple, and the experience?  It was pure bliss!  It makes you want to go and get a spa treatment right?  Let me show you the place:

The hallway that leads to the different treatment rooms  


25 July 2013

Lunch with the ladies at Lusso, Greenbelt 5

I’ve passed by Lusso so many times in Greenbelt 5 but have never really dined there until Monday's lunch with the ladies.  It was a good thing my talented baker-mom friend Len has suggested we had lunch there, I agreed (who wouldn’t?) and so did our always on the go and cam-shy friend Brie.   

It was a good day to have lunch, the weather temperature was low, the sun was not so harsh,  and if you live in Manila, you know that days like these are precious.  


19 July 2013

My picks at Gourdo's mid-year sale!

When Mickey and I got married and moved in to our own place, I noticed that my interests shifted more to home and living.  I love decorating, re-decorating, accessorizing, re-accessorizing and changing the look of our space, mostly when seasons change or whenever I can.

On weekends, when there are no plans to go out, we are happy simply enjoying our cozy space, enjoying home-cooked meals (or ordering in from our favorite restaurants, if we feel like enjoying the weekend), we watch videos from the comforts of our own living room, read our favorite books and magazines and even play board games!  Indeed, home is where the heart is.

The other day, while I was walking around Greenbelt 5, I chanced upon Gourdo's mid-year sale.  I love the variety of things that they sell in the store, which are mostly for the kitchen and and for entertaining at home.  I was telling myself, I will just look around.  Major fail moment as I saw how the prices are so reasonable and mostly on buy one take one  promotions.  So, let me share with you, what I bought that afternoon: 

I bought these popcorn containers for weekend home movie dates with Mickey.  What I love most about watching movies at home is that it's comfortable, you can play the home theater as loud as you can for that cinematic experience and pause the player when you have to go to the loo (Haha!).  Just draw your black-out curtains and enjoy the movie with your loved ones.  These popcorn containers are on promo, at buy one take one for PhP 75.00


13 July 2013

Major shoe mileage in Tory Burch's Quinn and Reva flats

A lovely thing happened when I passed by the Tory Burch boutique in Greenbelt 5 several weeks ago.

I was checking out the current fashion in shoes, bags and clothes at the boutique and had no intention of buying shoes that time, but as I was leaving the store, I noticed that on the left side of the entrance door was a display rack that had flats, wedges, espadrilles and a few bags in them with a very discreet sale sign at the bottom.  I checked the price and was floored when I found out that Tory Burch's Quinn quilted leather ballet flats (in blue) and the suede reva flats (in plum) are on sale at 50 % off.  My head was reasoning with me, two for the price of one, I snagged the flats but only after calling Mickey for a go signal for the purchase and also before I changed my mind.  I love flats and I can see some major mileage in these for years.

The next thing I knew, I was calling my friends Len and Brie about the sale and what do you know, on the same day, we were all at the store but at different times to buy Tory Burch flats that were on sale.  Well, what is it that they say?  Birds of the same feather...are the same birds!  Haha!


08 July 2013

Nestle Acti-V Go Lounge

Last Saturday, we were invited by Nestle Acti-V and Nuffnang Philippines to a relaxing afternoon at Romulo Cafe in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

When we arrived at Romulo Cafe, we were treated to relaxing spa treatments.  I had the peppermint foot massage with hot stone while Mickey had the head and scalp massage with peppermint aroma oil.  We both enjoyed it immensely!


03 July 2013

Afternoon Tea at TWG Greenbelt 5

The lifestyle of current times demands so much of us that we have to make a juggling act, balancing time for activities with family, friends and even for ourselves.

So, if there's even a tiny chance to have tea with family or a friend, you go for it!

One afternoon, I had tea with my friend, Bambi.  For some glorious reason, we were both free that day and just had to take the opportunity to meet for tea and catch up on each other's lives.

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