Spring lovelies



Collage - Spring Lovelies



01 Kelly Wearstler Ornamented Cuff. From the woman who can never do any wrong design-wise. 18k gold plated brass, Silver screws. $295.


02 Oscar de la Renta, small button pierced earring. Inspired by vintage buttons, these stud earrings are crafted with genuine Swarovski crystals and hand-set in Russian gold. Guaranteed to be a modern heirloom. Post back for pieced ears. $110.


03 Fulham Pink Roxy Bracelet. Crystal gemstones with flirty pink beads. $86.


04 Anthropologie Hummingbird Dinner Plate. An Anthropologie exclusive from Parisian artist Nathalie Lete. I love anything hummingbird. Trying to find a way to carry this back with me to Manila. $24.


05 Pink Ursula Collar from Bauble Bar. Big bugle beads, but there are beautiful bud-like pendants crafted from a cool medley of gems. Very friendly price. $48


06 Serena & Lily Sarah Bird Lamp. Introduce a bit of nature into your child’s room with this whimsical lamp. Two chattering birds perch on a delicate white paper mache lamp with lucite base. Coordinating white paper shade. $395.






Just here



I’m still here.

Just living real life. I’ve been trying to find time to blog but… you know how it is on vacations.

This cold Canadian weather, though a lot of fun for the kids, has caused a lot of skin problems for my girls (and me). Lily has tendency to get eczema, so she was the first one to get dry skin irritation. I came prepared though. I brought our stash of Mustela® — both the Stelatopia range from the Dermo-Pediatrics line and regular moisturizers from the Bebe line.


Stelatopia® Baume Relipidant/Lipid-replenishing  Balm is new. This has helped Lily’s cheeks. We used it as a preventive cream and avoided a full-blown eczema attack. With this Lily also bathes with Stelatopia Milky Bath Oil instead of regular soap.


This is pretty much what my domestic life looks like in my mother’s house. A few magazines, Olay moisturizers and an attempt to finish Grace, A Memoir… and an even more serious attempt to do my nails with some cheap Joe Fresh nail polish.


The magazines have been with me for a week. I haven’t even opened them. The nails are all bare. My hair hasn’t been touched by a brush. And never mind the book.

It is crazy busy for us, but we’re not complaining. Just getting the kids dressed for “winter” is a major task. It’s actually finally spring today. All skin flare ups are under control. One day, I’ll get to brush my hair.

More updates soon! For real-time drama, follow me on Instagram @DaphneOP.

For more info on Mustela and where to buy in the Philippines, please check out their Facebook page.



Abby Asistio on Cocktales



On Friday April 5, 10pm in Aksyon TV, singer-songwriter Abby Asistio joins us for a very inspiring conversation in Cocktales. We talk about alopecia areata awareness.


Abby was born with Alopecia Areata. When she was 4 years old she lost all her hair. She used to cover up with scarves and wigs. Now Abby proudly wears her head bald and let her true beauty shine. And beautiful she is!


Cocktales, 10pm Fridays on Aksyon TV, TV5 International. With replays on Saturdays and Sundays.