Scarves at Theodora & Callum



I know I'm silly taking self-portaits. Wearing Anokhi at Oberoi Ambervillas.
Ever since my trip to India last year, I’ve been very much into wearing comfortable cotton clothes with an ethnic vibe. These are woodblock printed fabrics.


Lily wears her Anokhi kurta from India (with jeans & sparkly sneakers)
Lily loves wearing her kurta with jeans and sparkly high tops.


The 2yr old wears Anokhi tunic dress from India.
And Stella wears her cotton dress complete with jewellery and hair thingies.


I really wish I had bought more in India. I’m kicking myself for not buying even one scarf! I’m going on a trip soon and it’s in a cold country. I wish I had a bright printed scarf to keep me all warm. Then I was browsing through the website of one of my new blog partners Theodora & Callum and found these lovely ikat-print scarves. Now I’m obsessed. They call them Tie Alls because they are so versatile they can be used as scarves, shawls, pareos, skirts, strapless dresses and beach blankets. They’re made of linen and viscose blend. Check out how Hollywood celebs use Theodora & Callum Tie Alls.


Reese Witherspoon in the Paris airport on January 26th wearing the Black Multi Ikat Tie All Scarf


And no less than Oprah Winfrey in a Coral Multi Serengeti Tie All Scarf during her visit to the Taj Mahal.


Blake Lively wearing the Gold Multi Goa Tie-all Scarf appeared in the January 26th issue of In Touch Magazine in Style Spy.




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Prada sunnies



Better late than never. Yay. #prada #baroque
I posted this on Instagram. My caption was, “Better late than never.”


I joined the bandwagon on this one. Prada’s baroque line is so irresistible. You may still find them in Adora or LS Pascual in Rockwell. Though I’ve heard that they may be sold out.


For Spring/Summer 2012, Prada’s Linea Rossa Line continues to be inspired by the world of sport. Metal, injected plastic and nylon are just a few of the materials used to create sun and optical models, sometimes enhanced by details that give greater emphasis to the sporty nature of the brand.

SPS 52N 1BO-3M1
A vintage-inspired wraparound model with a sporty feel reinterpreted with a modern twist. The sleek front is enriched by a thin bridge in harmony with the silhouette. Available in Matte Black, Matte Gray, Matte Burgundy, Matte Dark Brown and Black.


SPS 51N 1BC-9P1
This is an aviator model with a sporty spirit. The ribbed double bridge recalls vintage ‘70s models and the iconic looks of back in the day with a clean and understated style. Color options include Matte Black, Ash, Matte White, Matte Burgundy and Black.


Available in Adora and LS Pascual Optical, Powerplant Mall.



Raffle from Zen Natural + Organic



As promised, here is the giveaway from Zen Natural + Organic. I featured the brand a couple of weeks ago here. It is always nice to have a more natural and organic alternative. Z.E.N. was born from the principles of  using Virgin Coconut Oil and its healing properties. Studies show that VCO can alleviate and even cure various skin ailments. The first range of products really began from VCO-based massage oils, which quickly expanded into VCO-based soaps, body lotions, moisturizing butters, followed by shampoos, conditioners, repellants, scrubs, even herbal balms & rubs.

We will have three winners. I will divide the products into three groups so each of the three winners get a good mix of loot.
















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I’m still here



I’m still here. I’ve just been incredibly busy the past week. It was all about my school homecoming, my daughter’s pool party, my parents’ arrival and planning a trip. I haven’t had a moment to sit down and blog. I do have some stories in the back burner.

Just wanted to share some photos taken by my friend Dan Gil. I grew up with Dan in the same quaint neighbourhood back when we all had beautiful backyards and we could skateboard down tree-lined streets. Those were The Wonderyears. Fast-forward to now, Dan is quite the creative genius. He runs a music/audio provider and recording studio called Liquid Post. He’s part of an ad agency, and he’s in a band called Chillitees.  He does a lot more than that, actually. Two weeks ago, we had lunch in Makati. We’re hoping to do a project together — purely for the love of creativity.

While waiting for our food, Dan whipped out his Fuji camera and began shooting me. I didn’t have makeup on that day. Ok, so I may have drawn on my brows with K-Palette. But no other chorvas. And I was running so late that day, I didn’t get to wash my hair. It was in a messy bun. I’m sharing this because I think in this day an age of over-styling and rampant (and useless) photoshopping of my square jaw, I find raw images like these quite refreshing. Or am I delusional?








All photos by Dan Gil.



Once upon a time



Once upon a time…


My childhood
I played in this beautiful tree house in my school yard.


Mi familia
It was another life. Almost literally, for our family. Pre-Canada days are all a blur to me. With what my family went through in 1986, I think my mind chose to edit my memory. Try losing your home and your country overnight. The wounds are deep. One day I will tell that story. (Side note: I was probably the only girl with faded uniform back then. Where my mother bought my set, I don’t know. My sister got to experience going to the same school, but only for Prep. I went all the way to Grade 7.)


Old school.
Yesterday, for the first time since 1983, I went back to my old school – St. Scholastica’s College, Manila. It was just as I remembered it. Perhaps even more beautiful now, but smaller. I didn’t get emotional. I was happy.


Front door #febphotoaday
The campus had a perfect balance of progress and restoration. I loved that the St. Scho nuns and alums value architectural heritage. It’s an architectural gem in the middle of the City of Manila.


I learned how to play the piano here. Good to see it's a protected heritage site.
I was stunned by the beauty of St. Cecilia’s Hall. The stage, backstage, seats were all upgraded. But it still maintained the original Art Deco beauty and details. My mom made me take piano lessons here. I still remember those narrow little hallways with piano rooms. It was spooky and creaky. But I survived it. I even went as far as having my first recital in St. Cecilia’s Hall. Then one day, I decided piano wasn’t for me. Now, I have zero musical skills.


I am joining my elementary batchmates in celebrating this St Scho reunion (still hoping I could get a copy of the grade school yearbook). Even though I didn’t go to high school with them, I feel the connection. I’m even going as far as joining the dance show. OMG.

I love seeing the faces to the names I once knew. I love reconnecting with old friends again. This is the closest thing I’ll have to feel the home and country I once lost.