31 May 2010

Style and Relax with Baby!

Hi everyone! I've been meaning to update this blog ever since I gave birth a week ago :) My now normal waist line, nose, and feet are so excited to bring you fashion news, style ideas, and beauty tips (getting back from pregnancy).

Kindly stay tuned while I squeeze in blogging to my new busy schedule as a mom.

Here is my little boy, Ashton :)

18 May 2010

Style Star: Maja Salvador at the miadidas Launch


Inside the adidas store in Greenbelt 3, we met actress Maja Salvador during the miadidas launch. She was there tinkering with a computer, designing her own pair of adidas rubbershoes. That's what miadidas is all about, customization. And like other celebs such as Karylle and basketball players, you too can make your pair of adidas uniquely yours.

Of course, I just had to ask Maja some questions about beauty, fashion, and her new short hair :)

You can now catch her in a new TV series called Impostor. I like Maja, she's friendly and always smiling. It's just a breeze talking to her.


More on the shoes - The unique customization process of miadidas allows you to create a shoe according to your preferences. Choose from array of models to tinker with, including the Predator PS, Barricade 5, Pro model Team Color, adiEro ACE, Microbounce, TS Bounce Commander, BTB LT, and the TS Lightning Creator.

14 May 2010

Meeting V Factory's Jared and Nick

So the Then and Now Massive Music Festival 2010 is happening tomorrow at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, and last night was one of those lucky days for me because I got to meet Jared and Nick of V Factory! :)

Jared Murillo and Nick Teti from V Factory

Both guys are techie, handling their own social networks like Twitter and Facebook. And thank God they know what bloggers are.

Myrus Ramirez (left) was also there, an upcoming pop R&B singer. He will be the front act for tomorrow's music fest.

Jojo was suppose to meet us too but after spotting her dining at Sofitel's Spiral, we learned that she was super exhausted and opted to rest for the concert tomorrow.

The two guys were extremely nice and handsome that I couldn't do anything but just record what transpired during a short Q&A session with them. (Looks like my husband stole my video credit and put his name on it! oh well x.x)

Thanks to Renzie of Divan Media Group - the organizers of the Then and Now Concert

Grab your tickets via Ticketnet, they are fast selling now as International artists have started flowing in the country since last night. Today Diana King is arriving! For more details, log on to

12 May 2010

11 May 2010

Do you like Grapes? Meet GrapeBella from Watsons

They say, to get that "glow from within" girls should use natural products sourced from fruits. From oranges that fight radicals to antioxidants-rich berries. Watsons has launched a new beauty line called the Watsons GrapeBella. Each product contains wine extracts from French grapes that are naturally rich in protective antioxidants. Its regenerative Grape Seed Oil moisturizes to help prevent the signs of aging for soft, smooth skin.

I can already smell fruity scents just by looking at the vast product range, perfect for smelling "berry" fresh this summer! I got the body wash but I can't wait to try their lip balm too because the dry weather has chapped my lips endlessly.

GrapeBella’s head-to-toe range of premier skin products targets your whole skin from top to toe for a complete, effective regimen. Watsons GrapeBella exfoliating body polish is a body scrub with wine extract and tiny apricot seeds that gently exfoliates skin to prevent visible signs of aging. Watsons GrapeBella moisturising shower cream maintains moisture balance to keep skin soft and smooth. Watsons GrapeBella revitalizing shower gel is an invigorating cleansing gel with grape extracts to keep skin refreshed while Watsons GrapeBella softening body lotion keeps skin hydrated and moisturized all day long. Watsons GrapeBella nourishing hand and nail cream contains keratin to keep nails strong while moisturizing hands and nails on the go. Watsons GrapeBella Lip treatment lip balm has vitamin E and jojoba oil to lock in moisture.

SM Advantage cardholders and BDO Rewards members get a 20% discount with every Watsons GrapeBella purchase. For a limited time, each Watsons GrapeBella product comes with the gift of Everything Italian with Watsons GrapeBella Privileges for discounts at Italian bars and restaurants like The White Hat, Browhaus, Caruso Ristorante Italiano (Café Caruso), Joey Pepperoni, Buenisimo, Ralph’s, Barcino, Sicilian Express, Il Pirata, and other wonderful establishments like Strip, My Lash, Segara Villas and many more.

So feed your skin with the goodness that grapes can offer only through Watsons GrapeBella.

09 May 2010

Chase the Sun at the Neutrogena Run!

Neutrogena, the skincare brand most recommended by dermatologists, is mounting its first ever run dubbed Chase the Sun: The Neutrogena Run, on Sunday, May 16, 2010 in Fort Bonifacio , Taguig City . Runners, both men and women, can register for the 3k, 5k, 10k, or 15k races at R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street , Planet Sports Trinoma, New Balance Glorietta and Shangri-la Mall and Athlete’s Foot Alabang Town Center until May 12. Registration fees are P400.00 for the 3k, P550.00 for the 5k, P600.00 for the 10k, and P650.00 for the 15k.

Armed with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ and Waterlight Lotion SPF 50+ PA+++, runners will finally get the chance to run under the summer sun with maximum sun protection.

Filipino running icon, Coach Rio, and his team have taken the Chase the Sun Run to exciting new heights. Aside from the timer chip that every runner will receive, participants can look forward to new and exciting race routes.

In addition to the Chase the Sun singlet, runners will receive a filled-to-the-brim Johnson & Johnson lootbag and an awesome finishers’ shirt made exclusively by Team Manila. Cash prizes also await the winners of each distance from the male and female categories. For an added treat, there will be numerous fun activities and games for the whole family sponsored by participating Johnson & Johnson brands: Carefree, Modess, Listerine, Johnson’s Body Care, and of course, Neutrogena.

For more details, visit or call 703-1736.

08 May 2010

Grendha For Moms on Mother's Day

Doll up your mom on her special day! I've been seeing lots of ladies wearing Grendha lately and I am sure any mom would appreciate a fashionable gift from their stylish offspring :)

Whether she’s a stay at home mom taking care of the kids, a busy professional working in the metropolis, or a do-it-all supermom, there’s no reason for her not to indulge in the latest styles and trends that Grendha has to offer. Check out these hot gift items:

The Grendha Jelly Romantic Fem Exp evokes both fun and romance, with its stylish design and comfy insole. Just the thing for a special date with Dad!

The Grendha Jelly Romantic Thong oozes with charm and elegance, with a simple yet stylish ankle strap that complements the thong’s flower motif. Perfect for a romantic night!

Turn mom into a bona fide fashionista with the Grendha Jelly Happy Fem, a hip and comfy piece that’s perfect for a fun day out with the family. Hit the mall with style!

Make mom the envy of her gal pals with the Grendha Jelly Friends Fem, a classy, strappy number sure to make her a stunner wherever she goes!

Take mom’s style to dazzling new heights with the Grendha Brilliant Fem, a chic elevated sandal that will literally make her stand out in the crowd. Make her the star!

On this special day, moms get 20% discount on regular price Grendha at Bambu Stores in Glorietta 4, Alabang and Trinoma. Get hold of a limited edition Grendha Happy key chains when you buy at Bambu Glorietta 4.

05 May 2010

Patrice Ramos-Diaz at Face Off

Continuing my blog series on the Face Off fashion show sponsored by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Samsung's 3D LED, here are the creations of renowned bridal fashion designer Patrice Ramos-Diaz.

The entire collection was pure femininity. Soft fabrics, light colors, light movement, everything was pretty. I am not sure if it was chiffon fabric used in the skirts and dresses as Patrice Ramos-Diaz is known for using indigenous materials for her work. But whatever fabric it was, it sure fits the woman's figure and movement. It is this element of the clothes that add the right amount of softness. It sure was a breath of fresh air from all the sharp cuts and shapes seen in the earlier parts of the show.

Soft in black

Aside from flowy dresses and skirts, pieces in shimmering fabric also made their way to the runway. This time, the pieces are closer to the body to show off a woman's figure.

Goddess-like pieces from Patrice Ramos-Diaz

Dining at Mario's Tomas Morato

I had no idea why my husband was so excited to dine at Mario's. Turns out that the place is almost legendary, even my mom knew about how wonderful dining at Mario's is. So one night with other foodie bloggers, we went to try their new menu.


Mario's is tucked inside Tomas Morato, it was a quiet place compared to what was surrounding it - bars, casual diners, etc. Upon entering, I heard live piano music. A pianist was playing just near the doorway as we were greeted by the maitre d'. Instantly, I knew I was going to have a great dining moment here.

The place is bursting with simple elegance perfect for lovers to escape to. Most have memories of dining at Mario's with their families, because the place is just so convenient and meals are close to home.

Pork Santol Chutney

Speaking of meals, I had the Pork Santol Chutney. It sounded exotic and so I wanted to try it, I never had santol fruit in my meals before.

First off, the pork was magically cooked in a way that you can cut the skin without wrestling with the knife. the meat was just so soft and tender, the skin crispy but easy to cut and chew. I have no idea how the chef did it.

Turmeric Chicken, read my husband's post about it at Food Pilipinas

The pork oozed with its own juice while the chutney provided a naturally sweet flavor to the meat. It was so tasty everyone around me just had to ask for a bite, and so I gave them slices of my little porky heaven.

The rice was a perfect match to the pork santol chutney, everything was flavorful on the correct level, not very saturating and you can easily finish off a plate if you wanted to.
The Mango Jubilee Flambes licked by fire
Me who can't wait to taste the flambes

Just before I finished my meal, the waiter whipped up a dessert called Mango Jubilee Flambes (pronounced as flam-bei). It was more of a performance married to a delectable dessert. On his cart was some liquor, sugar, and sliced mangoes. He then set the mangoes on flame several times to caramelize and bring out their flavor. Then they were served in wine glasses together with vanilla icecream. No words can explain how delicious the Mango Jubilee is. We were all looking around for extra servings because it was that good.

Finished Mango Jubilee Flambes

I also have to mention that Mario's is one of those dining places who serve real iced tea, which is brewed and not powdered. Everything was like an orchestrated dining experience and I cannot wait to go back on our own :)

More desserts to try next time :)

Check out their website to find out more about their menu, reservation, and location.

01 May 2010

A Chic Pirate-Themed Birthday Party for Anya

Our little baby, my niece, Anya is all grown up and celebrated her 7th birthday in such style. I am now a fan of my sister Joni's Martha Stewart-like prowess in party planning. Anya's birthday has been in the works for several months and Joni collected different paraphernalia from ebay, physical shops, etc. to make the theme work well.

They even invited real and trained pirates (entertainers) for the party which was held in their home in Cragieburn, Australia.

Anya's treat bags prepared by her mommy Joni

Even the pies had pirate flags on them!

I am sure Anya had an awesome time, I could feel it in her voice when she phoned me tonight :) And I am very proud of my sister, Anya's mommy, Joni. I am sure she has inspired me and other ladies on how to throw a great party whether for friends or family.
My sister Joni, her husband Vincent, Anya the birthday girl, and a pirate

Point is to plan and think ahead, most of all, be creative!

Style Scene: Fashion Bloggers and Stylists at the Promod Exhibit

Everyone came in their Parisian wear, some complete with mini hats! :)

Getting silly after the show!

My mini hat is from SM Department Store ;)

Joe and I didn't steal the top 2 slots but everyone sure did have a lot of fun! Thanks to Promod and to my partner and stylist Joe Lei for being so wonderful :)

Watch out, Manila! Elle Woods is here!

You may have heard that Elle Woods is hopping on a plane to dazzle us with her talent in the upcoming Atlantis Productions’ presentation of Legally Blonde The Musical. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the hit film that catapulted Reese Witherspoon to stardom, Legally Blonde The Musical features Nikki Gil as Elle Woods, the girl who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious”, Elle packs up Bruiser and her designer clothes, hits the books and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

As you and your fab femme friends get ready for the funniest musical of the year, remember that the best way to do so is by using your Metrobank Credit Card!

Simply accumulate P15,000 spend* on your Metrobank Femme Visa or any other Metrobank Credit Card and you’re on your way to getting up to 50% off on tickets to the exclusive June 25 gala at the Meralco Theater. Just submit your charge clips at any Ticketworld outlet for validation.

Don’t miss out the opportunity to unveil the Elle Woods in you! Get your tickets now! Call Ticketworld at 891-9999 for details.