Check out the Sleepcare Pillow Buffet at Gourdo’s!

Gourdo's is definitely one of my favorite lifestyle stores in Manila. I never go out without a purchase, and sometimes I just get my therapy from staring at their beautiful plates, tea sets, towels and other thingamajigs for the home. Most recently, I was invited to an introduction of the Sleepcare Pillow Buffet at their SM Mega Fashion Hall branch and I could say it was very enlightening, to say the least. Most people take the kind of pillows they use for granted, but I must tell you NOT to. This is because we rest on our pillows for an average of eight hours a ... Continue Reading...

Bakery Fair 2017 in Manila until tomorrow

Bakery Fair 2017: 9th International Exhibition on Bakery, Confectionery, and Foodservice Equipment and Supplies is ongoing until tomorrow, February 19, from 10 am to 7pm at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. As we have seen in the past, expect here the latest eye catching creations from the country's top bakers, seminars about the business and the trends now driving the industry. Guests at the expo can expect to: - see new products in the baking industry - know about the latest innovations in the baking industry - Learn about increasing ... Continue Reading...

Bloggers’ accreditation is a good beginning

And now for something that's not lifestyle- related. There is a snowballing move - with the imprimatur of Malacanang itself - to accredit bloggers for the all-important coverage of President Duterte's activities and of course, the Presidency itself. For an old-time blogger like me who's been in the industry for 12 or so years, this is an historic move which shouldn't be ignored and should elicit the cooperation of dear blogging colleagues. We know how disparate and independent we are but for this one time, we should band together for the long-term survival of our ... Continue Reading...

Casa Roces restaurant in Malacañang

The nice experience we had dining in Feliza Taverna Y Cafe last year made me long to try another heritage restaurant. By some stroke of luck, there's one in the old part of Manila. It just so happened I found myself with two appointments in the area that day, just a few steps away from Malacañang Palace and those imposing gates! This part of Manila called the San Miguel district used to be the enclave of the rich and famous during the Spanish era. Don't be surprised if you see a few old houses and mansions here. I love that the area remains quiet and genteel. ... Continue Reading...

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful – a timely message from Dove

Every now and then, I get these inspiring posts from Instagram about loving yourself and appreciating yourself for what you are. Thoughts like " Admire someone else's beauty while appreciating your own" and "the older you get, the better you get...unless you're a banana." Funny but true, at least for me. I never really loved myself until I got older and had kids. I was looking at my photos when I was in my 30s and I even prefer myself now, 10 years later. The quest to feel beautiful was an uphill climb. In fact, I would like to think the battle scars and experiences ... Continue Reading...