Sunday lunch buffet at Mario’s

The Mario's buffet has been there for as long as we can remember. It's truly one thing that never gets old and has stayed consistent through the years. No wonder, families and friends make it a point to flock to the resto on Sundays when the buffet spread gets to be extra sumptuous, as compared to the rest of the week. What you can expect at the buffet which costs only a little more than a thousand pesos net per person: tender and melt-in-your-mouth cochinillo with golden, crispy, crunchy skin; moist turkey roasted to perfection; roast beef and roast leg of lamb ... Continue Reading...

2016 Manila FAME: Boutique Edition on April 21-24

The long-running trade show Manila FAME (or Furnishings and Apparel Manufacturers' Exchange) will hold its first event for the year starting today until Sunday, April 24 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. As expected, Manila FAME: Boutique Edition will showcase export-quality designer pieces for the home, holiday, and fashion sectors. The affair's theme is “Iridescence” to highlight the colorful character of Asian lifestyle and design. One highlight is the Artisans Village which will feature the work of local artisans and master craftsmen highly ... Continue Reading...

Zippy: kids’ wear from Portugal now in Manila!

Whenever we talk, some of my fellow moms complain how difficult it is to dress the kids because the latter's so choosy with what they wear. Thankfully, I've never had a problem with any of my children. But of course the No. 1 rule for fashion no matter what the age is to always stay on the safe side: nothing too loud, ostentatious or overly cutesy. I was certainly happy to discover Zippy - a leading kids' apparel brand from Portugal which has now set up shop in Manila. It was love at first sight when my 6 year old daughter and I previewed the line at their first ... Continue Reading...

Kojie San : the fave brand of Pinays to lighten skin

Product overload! This is how bloggers like me sometimes feel when a lot of samples are sent our way. Out of so many labels in the market, how do you tell the chaff from the grain? In this day and age, going viral through social media is the new 'word of mouth.' Still, there are brands who have solidly built their reputation through the years. In fact, there's a rare few who have gained a cult following. When it comes to beauty and skin care, Kojie San comes to mind. " Hindi ako pwedeng mabuhay ng walang Kojie San!," my friend & officemate Flexy says. ... Continue Reading...

Elephone to be exclusively sold at Lazada beginning April 18

elephone sold at Lazada

After Xiaomi, Lazada Philippines will be the exclusive retail portal of another Chinese smartphone brand which goes by the name of Elephone. Boasting of top-of-the-line specifications at affordable price points, the cheapest unit will go for only P3,999 while a high-end model powered by an 8-core chipset will be offered for P11,499. The Elephones (no pun intended) will officially go on sale at lazada.com.ph on Monday, April 18 at exactly 12 noon. Save the date! Only three Elephone models will be made available and these are the Elephone S1, Elephone P8000 and ... Continue Reading...