27 February 2010

Crocs McCall Coral

Because I can't wear high heels and my feet are continuously growing, I decided to get the choice of preggy ladies when it comes to comfortable footwear - Crocs!

Until yesterday, I have been wearing flipflops wherever I go. Comfy but sometimes it's just not appropriate to wear with anywhere. Unless if I am heading to a resort or simply doing the grocery in the neighborhood mall.

I wanted something closed but with great support and comfy material. Enter the Crocs McCall Coral (because it wasn't available in black). I felt so liberated to have a new pair that properly fit my pregnant tootsies!

Looks like this would go well with my hospital gown :)

24 February 2010

Compliments to the Kuse!

At the newly opened Venice Piazza in Mckinley Hills, a new chef is making noise in the kitchen. Kuse (ku-se) a shorter version of the word kusinero in Filipino which means chef, has been getting endless compliments from diners with it's exciting menu and different rendition of Filipino dishes.

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A former kusinero named Larry Cortez who has emerged to become a succesful restaurateur welcomed us to Kuse and Old Vine Grille. Two different yet interconnected dining joints that are owned by the same restaurateurs.

Now let us introduce you to our favorite starter, meet Tessie Tomas (salad).


Made with fresh greens, salmon, prawns, alfalfa sprouts and slices of grapefruit tossed in balsamic vinegar. This salad is perfect to ready your pallette to the explosion of flavors ahead.


An alternative to Ms. Tessie Tomas is someone from the province, ask the waiter for the native Paco salad. This is one salad that is hard to find but luckily, is available at Kuse. This local dish is made with kesong puti, slices of fresh tomato, and onions. Have a serving and benefit from the nutrients of these ferns!


Above is a picture of the delectable lamb spare ribs in curry sauce. If it is your first time at Kuse, this is a must-order off the menu. Note that their dishes are always good for two persons to share but this lamb curry might just be too good to be shared.


Kuse's specialty rice is called the Dulong fried rice. The brown strips you see above are small fishes fried to their crispy yummy perfection. They are called dulong and mixes in the salty taste with the rice. Perfect for any viand like the Lamb Curry.


Finish off with a different type of sapin-sapin, Old Vine Grille's sapin-sapin creme brulee. Personally, I have had enough of sapin-sapin, but this dessert doesn't remind me at all of the usual layered rice cakes. The crispiness of the caramelized sugar changes everything. The perfect happy ending any Kuse can give!

20 February 2010

Ondademar and Grendha at Bambu Glorietta 4

Ondademar Swimwear by you.Ondademar Swimwear by you.

Summer's here and us girls need to look our best from head to toe, and to complement your uber-chic footwear, you should definitely check out Colombian brand OndadeMar. For those looking for a fun and adventurous clothing experience, the renowned brand offers a trend-setting line of swimwear which captures the “gypsy spirit”, breaking away from tradition while remaining stylish and trendy.

Ondademar Summer Dress by you.Ondademar Swimwear by you.

Not only do they offer fancy two piece bikinis but summer dresses that can be worn atop your sexy swimwear. Perfect for lounging in the pool area or walking on the sea shore :)

Grendha is a beloved brand especially among young women, with its Jelly shoes in various designs and vivid colors proving to be a smash hit. These colorful and ultra-comfy Jellies, along with Grendha’s other line of casual footwear, are among the trendiest shoes in the market, and one of the best choices for summer or casual wear.

These brands are available in leading department stores, except for OndadeMar which is exclusive in the hot new Bambu store, located at the 2nd floor of Glorietta 4 in Makati.

Also check out new Ipanema collections at Bambu, including the Giselle Bundchen collection :)