27 February 2014

My picks at Living Well and Sleepcare's Sale: Built NY Neoprene Tech/Gadget Cases

Here's a sale I'd like all of you to catch:  Living Well and Sleepcare's Sale!  I stumbled upon these inexpensive neoprene tech/gadget cases from Built NY completely by accident and at surprisingly low prices at the sale.  I checked the prices online and found that these cases range from $59.99 to $24.99 and are now on sale for just Php 400.00 to Php 325.00.  It's a steal right?  Let me show you my picks at Living Well and Sleepcare's sale:

1.  Built NY Neoprene Envelope for all models of Ipad.  It's made of protective neoprene (wetsuit material) and the interior is made of plush material that protects the screen or the aluminum back of Ipad's.  It also has interior zip pockets to store Ipad accessories and is lightweight.  I checked the price online and this Ipad Neoprene Envelope retails online for $39.99, but at the sale it was just Php 400.00!


23 February 2014

Kabila Bistro Filipino

Kabila in English translates to the other side, which is exactly where Kabila Bistro Filipino is, right beside M Cafe which is also under the same restaurant group called Raintree Restaurants.

Kabila is also the place where our Assumption College barkada converged this year for a reunion with our Canada-based friend, Margot.  Of course, when a balikbayan friend comes home, we bring her to a restaurant that serves Filipino dishes, but this time, one where the dishes have been wonderfully reinvented.

One of the many things I like about Kabila is that they not only know how to make the food taste good, but the food looks good too.  Of course, apart from the service which is great, there is just the right amount of tables making it a special place to gather with friends, plus, you can also cross-order from M Cafe's menu.


16 February 2014

Wooden Spoon, Rockwell

This year, Mickey and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Rockwell.  Unlike most Valentine's Day dates we had, we didn't make advance reservations or even choose a specific restaurant.  We just decided that we'll try a new restaurant when we get to The Powerplant in Rockwell.  

While walking past the row restaurants at the ground level, we saw Sandy Daza's Wooden Spoon!  A lot of people have been raving about this restaurant since it opened late last year.  We wanted to try the dishes at Wooden Spoon and it was a good thing that we were able to get a good table (probably because we arrived at mid-afternoon already).

Me and my Valentine date (Le husband, Mickey) at Wooden Spoon, Rockwell


13 February 2014

Bag of the Moment: Kate Spade's Cedar Street Harmony

Last week, my reliable everyday bag finally gave out.  I actually used it for a good year and it held every essential thing I needed everyday before it was forced to retire.

So, for two days, I was on the hunt for a new everyday bag.  I knew that I didn't want an expensive bag, the type that I would be a slave to (I've been there and I've done that and I don't want to do it again, haha!) but I also didn't want one that may be inexpensive but the quality is compromised.

After scouring my favorite stores, I finally ended up with my bag of the moment, Kate Spade's Cedar Street Harmony.  There are just too many things that I like about this bag, I love that it's a shopper type bag with a structured form.  It doesn't get floppy when there's nothing much inside, it still retains it's form. 


10 February 2014

The perfect shade of red: MAC Lady Danger

I am very particular in choosing red shades for lipsticks, for me picking the wrong shade will either make you look older than your actual age or it might borderline on halloween-ish lipstick (never mind if it's the current shade of the season, you wouldn't want to look like you're going to a costume party right?  Although, of course, if it's supposed to complete a look for the runway, that's a totally different thing)  In my opinion, make-up is supposed to make your already beautiful self even more beautiful.

It's been a while since I've visited MAC's cosmetic counter and one Sunday, while passing thru MAC's lipstick counter, a particular shade of red caught my eye.
Ladies, meet MAC's Lady Danger.  The name itself is self-explanatory.  There is something about this shade of red that gives you more confidence, makes the others look and the men would definitely notice (read: ladies, include this in your make-up arsenal).  


03 February 2014

How To Fit a Dining Area Into A Small Space

Can you imagine how you can fit a dining area into a 2.5 square meter space?  Well, that's what Mickey and I did over the weekend, we had a "weekend warrior" moment.  Haha!

For five years, since we moved into our own condo. we had an average look for our dining space.  This year, we wanted a dining space that would not only serve as a place to eat, chat, laugh but also a cozy dining space where we can linger.  We made it our home goal for 2014 that we should be able to have our little nook finished by end of January so we can work on other home goals within the year.  Purchases were carefully made for this space in trickles and it's always a decision that both of us made (married couples, you know what I mean, right?  Read: no girly designs in the common space).

We have decided to use the beautiful dinnerware, flatware and crystal glasses for everyday use.  I know this may come as a shock especially for our parent's generation where beautiful pieces are only meant to be used for special occasions.  Well, not this couple, in our space, everyday for us, is a special day.

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