Saturday, January 20, 2018

LOOKBOOK | 'Tis the season for flannel

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Flannel shirts have a special place during the colder months. They're warm and comfy, and their usually plaid patterns allow for versatility in terms of putting together an outfit.

TRAVEL | La Beaute de Hanoi Hotel: Great value for money

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La Beaute de Hanoi's deluxe room.

So we're already halfway through the first month of the new year. Got any travel plans yet? While I'm already looking forward to summer, wouldn't it be nice to go someplace while the weather's cold?

In that regard, Hanoi in Vietnam would be great since they have winter there--sans all the discomfort that snow brings. Despite all the perceived chaos brought by swarms of motorbikes, Hanoi is a nice city, especially its Old Quarter area.

When we were there last year we stayed at this lovely and inexpensive little hotel called La Beaute de Hanoi. Here's a rundown of our experience.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

LOOKBOOK | Pink stripes in candy land

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Can I eat it?

Speaking of holding on to the holidays, here's another one. In another mall the decor was candy-themed, so there were lots of pink and blue. I just thought the polo with pink stripes I was wearing fit right into the background.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

LOOKBOOK | Black and khaki

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Nothing much really, just khaki pants, a plain black V-neck tee, and a pair of black sneakers for a rather plain and easygoing look. And yeah, holding on to the holidays perhaps.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

LOOKBOOK | A touch of holiday color and a lot of reindeer

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Christmas caroling with some reindeer in scarves.

Nothing much going on with my outfit really; just maroon shorts (which, being close to red, evokes some connection to the holidays--or at least I think it does), an old white tee with a graphic pixelated print, and some gray sneakers. It's a getup that's very relaxed and fit for some malling.

And oh, what fun did I have at the mall! The kid in me was unleashed yet again, thanks to Shangri-la Plaza's reindeer-themed Christmas decor. I went a little crazy as it was reindeer everywhere.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

LIFESTYLE | Spend New Year's at the Manila Pavilion Hotel

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The Manila Pavilion Hotel's coconut panna cotta with red beans and gula melaka.

Still undecided on how to spend New Year's Eve? How about welcoming 2018 with a bang at the Manila Pavilion Hotel? For just Php 1,200 per person, you get to enjoy a night of dance, song, food, and drinks with Sparkle On! The Manila Pavilion's New Year's Eve Buffet and Countdown.

LOOKBOOK | Christmas with on oversize croc

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Christmas installations and decor never fail to bring out the kid in me. So while waiting for a table at the Manila Pen lobby on Christmas Day itself, I just had to have a couple of photos taken. Of me, of course.

I wore another one of Lacoste's polo shirts with an oversize croc logo. It was as if Hermione flicked her wand and muttered "Engorgio!" at the embroidered reptile. I thought it was cute, complemented by contrasting details on the collar and sleeves. Paired it with much cheaper joggers and black sneakers for something comfy and casual.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

LOOKBOOK | Let's go plaid for the holidays

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Invading Andy's room (of Toy Story).

Red and green, ugly Christmas sweaters (which I find cute actually)--now let's add plaid into the mix of holiday outfits, shall we?

Friday, December 15, 2017

LIFESTYLE | Create a 21st century home with Taiwan Excellence products

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Ride the wave of technological innovation and enjoy a state-of-the-art household with Taiwan Excellence products. With their seal of excellence, a mark accorded to the highest quality brands and products only, these products change the way we live.

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