The Farm Organics online store



This is so cool.

I just did my week’s grocery shopping at The Farm Organics’ online store. I bought organic beef in different cuts and beef jerky. And they should be delivered to my house by Tuesday. Deliveries in Metro Manila are done every Tuesdays and Thursdays.


The Farm shop
Check out their easy to use shop at


The Farm jerky
Before going to bed, Patrick reminded me to buy beef jerky. We both love this product. Easy snack.


This is always good to have in the fridge, ready-to-eat Roast Beef. All you have to do is heat it. It even comes with yummy mushroom gravy.


The site is easy to navigate and even easier to check out and pay. The only down side is, you get really hungry while looking at the roast beef photos.



Sapato Manila fundraiser



Better late than never. I was actually invited by Sapato Manila to be part of this concept however at that time, I was busy with other design commitments so I had to beg off. Cute concept though –different women were asked to design a pair of Sapato Manila shoes. Proceeds of the sales from this line will be awarded to Museo Pambata’s Mobile Library.


18x30SMLAWChary copy
Chary Mercado is a writer who loves unstructured designs.


18x30SMLAWMonique copy
Monique Borja is a yoga practitioner.


The other women are Marga Espiritu, furniture designer and owner of Bungalow300, Charisse Tinio, a photography services and wedding event entrepreneur and Hirene Lopez from the corporate world. All the women are regular clients of Sapato Manila and like the brand for its versatility, comfort and styles. Here are some of the shoes up for sale…


SMLAWS 3 copy


SMLAWS 5 copy


SMLAWS 2 copy


Sapato Manila is on the  2nd floor Archaeology, Power Plant Mall Rockwell.



Alpha Girls



3/5 Alpha Girls - with Karen Jimeno and Steph Zubiri
We had two (well, with me it’s three) of the Alpha Girls as guests in our talkshow — Karen Jimeno and Stephanie Zubiri.


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Alpha Girls is the theme of September issue of Town & Country magazine. “Town & Country invites you to meet its first batch of Alpha Girls, five notably driven and empowered young women who embody youth, hard work, passion and success. Women who dream big.” (Source, press kit).


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Jewellery designer Joyce Makitalo whose pieces have appeared on the pages of Vogue.


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Lawyer Karen Jimeno who shot to fame with her work on the defense team of the Supreme Court chief justice.


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Social entrepreneur Krie Lopez who created Messy Bessy.
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Restaurateur and food writer Stephanie Zubiri


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And then there’s myself whom they call “lifestyle maven and television host”. Wish I had my hair down, LOL.


Town & Country - September 2012 - Cover
Town & Country September 2012, available at all leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide. For foreign readers, you can download through Zinio.



Cotton On



I missed the opening event of Cotton On because of a shoot.


But the very next day during the public opening I checked it out and met up with the Bench family.


Long lines outside. Cotton On was giving out P500 vouchers for early birds through a Twitter promo.


This Australian brand opened its first Philippine branch in Mall of Asia.


Affordable trendy clothing for teens and the young at heart.


Lots of cotton tees in a special introductory price. I bought a few of these rock and roll tshirts. I regret not getting the oversized Rolling Stones T — because it had Keith Richards instead of Mick.


Skinny jeans, very affordable! Some were P1200.


Cotton peplum tops, blazers and dresses.


Great opening day. Congratulations Cotton On! Congrats Suyen Corp!






Daphne and Donita
The launch of Vitapops was held a few weekends ago, introducing Donita Rose and myself as brand ambassadors.


Vit C Factoid
I have been excited to share this news about Vitapops for a while. Sophia had been taking it since school started. She likes it so much, she’s been sharing it with her friends at school. We even had Vitapops lootbags for Lily and Stella’s joint birthday party.


VitaPops is vitamin C in pop rocks form. VitaPops comes in a single-dose sachet making it more convenient for moms and kids to bring around, has 1/5 the sugar content compared to your regular vitamins and is formulated with Sodium Ascorbate making it tummy-friendly. I carry around three extra sachets in my wallet just in case my kids forget to take theirs at home.


With Associate Active Consultant at Institute of Pediatrics and Child Health and a general pediatrician, Dr. Liz Inciong and my co-endorser of Vitapops, Donita Rose.


Zumbatomic (2)
To unveil this new and fun Vitamin C for children, Unilab hosted an exclusive event—Pop Rockin’ Field Trip — in Active Fun, Bonifacio Global City.


Mom-child bonding sessions were made fun and exciting through prepared kiddie games and educational activities.


Kids with tumblers (2)
The kids got to decorate a tumbler that was meant for growing plant seedlings. My daughters’ plants are growing nicely at home.


There were artists doing caricature.


Tattoo Art 3
And glitter tattoo.


There was a Wii station. But the real fun happened after the launch when the kids got to play for hours at Active Fun. That place is a riot!


Dr. Liz and Daphne (2)
Dr Liz explains to the audience and me, the importance of taking vitamin C supplements. “To be healthy takes more than eating fruits and vegetables. Today, due to handling, processing and cooking, the Vitamin C content in milk, fruits and vegetables is significantly reduced so eating these foods may not be enough to attain one’s recommended daily intake of Vitamin C, especially in children. It is important that moms ensure full Vitamin C protection to keep kids always healthy so they can accomplish a lot of things and enjoy more time with their family and friends.”


Mommy testimonials
Moms from media and mommy bloggers participated in our exchange of ideas about achieving the balance of fun and giving kids what’s good for them.


Influencers with Joseph
“We, at Unilab, are excited to introduce this vitamin that will definitely make taking Vitamin C a fun, memorable experience. VitaPops is the first & only pop rocks Vitamin C in the country,” shared VitaPops Product Manager Joseph Aruta. (Doesn’t he look a lot like Piolo Pascual?)


It was my first time to be at a product launch with my whole family. All three kids had fun. They were doing their own things while I was on stage. After the formalities, Karen Pasolingan of Pep interviewed me. She noticed my daughters’ creativity (music to my ears). She opened her article with, “At the launch of VitaPops, one little lady singing “Call Me Maybe” catches our attention.” OMG that was Stella, my 3 year old with the broken baritone voice. She really does sing Call Me Maybe out loud and in public.


VitaPops is available in all leading drugstores nationwide. It costs PHP10 / sachet. VitaPops can be taken once or twice a day, or as directed by your pediatrician.