I’m thinking about…

 

 

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01 I’m loving pleated dresses this moment. And this one with its gorgeous floral print is just perfect. Meadowlight Dress from Anthropologie.

02 Another flash sale. This time from One King’s Lane. Whenever you see a sterling silver anything at a yard sale, don’t think. Just buy it. As long as it’s sterling silver and not just plated. This is extra lovely as it stands on 4 legs. Vintage Sterling Silver Mini Pot Used to be $225 now $79.00 for a couple of day only.

03 Riding on the trend started by Dior, Bauble Bar has its own line of 360 stud earrings. This has the arrow point design. Check out their site to see the spherical versions as well. Pave Stud 360 Studs.

04 Adorable umbrellas with pet silhouettes. I particularly love this one from San Francisco Umbrella Company – “Dog Park” Welsh Corgi Umbrella $25.90 (regularly $40.00) Link closing in 1 day.

05 A perfect combination – carved wood and delicate glass. Wood & Glass Pedestal Plate w/ Dome from One Kings Lane $59.00 (originally $140.00). Hurry because OKL doesn’t keep their items posted for long.

06  India, particularly the Rajasthan area, is one place I vow I should return to. I loved everything – the architecture, history, culture, textiles, jewellery. I’m glad I splurged a little while I was there and bought me some fine jewellery. This particular piece is a beautiful take on Indian jewellery by Amrita Singh. Maharaja “Nadra” 18K 22.00 ct. tw. Turquoise Enhancer It is currently 65% off in Rue La La. For two days only.

07 We are redecorating our home office to make room for the kids’ study area. I’m thinking, something like this would do the job. I like that it folds up. Retractable Writing Desk from Anthropologie.

08 I’ve always been a fan of chunky rings and gem stones. Here’s a good deal from Rue La La. Ippolita “Modern Rock Candy” 18K 14.00 cttw. Gemstone Ring on flash sale at Rue La La for $1,199.90 (original price $3,000.00). Link valid til July 3, 2014.

nawwTy with O&M Home

 

 

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Home of Trish Panlilio

 

Last week I received an invitation for lunch at Trish Panlilio’s home. Unbeknownst to many, the very fashionable Trish has developed a love for cooking. It began as a simple hobby of cooking for friends and as a daily labour of love for her sons. By October 2013 Trish introduced “nawwTy’s kitchen” to her public with home cooked meals on order-basis. nawwTy’s kitchen not only offers homemade a mix comfort food like roast chicken and decadent meals like crab fat paella and prime rib roast, they also can deliver straight to your home and custom cater your events of up to sixty people. For info on how to order, see directory at the bottom of this post.

Trish’s luncheon at her home was also the setting of lovely tableaus showing pieces from Oliver & Maude Home, an online seller of all things monogrammed — acrylic trays, carved tangile cheese boards, pillows, placemats and napkins.

 

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With the pretty hostess, Trish Panlilio, who was hands-on at the kitchen while making sure all the guests were comfortable and well-fed.

 

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With Javi Martinez, Tessa Valdes and Vicki Zubiri

 

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This is the only photo I have of the ladies at the table. Sorry if we all look like we are attacking the paella. Haha. Seen in photo, Grace Barbers Baja, Cheryl Tiu, Rory Manzano and Rica Lopez de Jesus of one of my favourite local blogs heart2heart. So, about the paella, from left to right, crab fat paella, paella valenciana and paella negra.

 

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The very aromatic T’s pollo arrosto

 

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Prawns thermidor

 

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Prime rib roast

 

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Herbed butter logs

 

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I couldn’t resist taking snapshots of Trish’s homey place.

 

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I loved her accent pieces such as this wing chair

 

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I was charmed by all the little pops of colour

 

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That blue chair!

 

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Every woman needs a glamorous reading corner.

 

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Interesting mix of textures

 

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Her pool bar and garden was the showcase for Oliver and Maude’s pieces.

 

 

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Acrylic tray

 

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Julia Morales of O&M Home

 

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Personalized napkins, glass

 

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Placemats and napkins can either be monogrammed or have your whole name embroidered on it. Same goes for the wooden boards.

 

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So ya, in my future next home, I want an outdoor bar (as well-stocked as this).

 

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More monogrammed placemats, napkins and hand towels

 

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The acrylic trays are sturdy and can be engraved with any design or logo.

 

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Monogrammed glassware. This season O&M Home also has a gold santol bowl.

 

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Wooden chopping boards were a very popular gift item last Christmas. I received a couple with “PAEZ” carved on to the boards. Now I have a “Daphne” and a “D”. Next on my list is to have a couple of those acrylic trays.

 

Thank you Trish and Julia for a lovely lunch!

 

For more information on nawwTy’s kitchen check out their Facebook page here, email nawwtyskitchen@gmail.com or call (0918) 936 9854 or (0920) 907 9122

To order O&M Home, email oliverandmaude@gmail.com or call (0917) 809 7287

Rachelle Wenger Interiors at Au Courant

 

 

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“Marble, the first material I am introducing for my home line is a natural material which takes thousands of years to form.  Romblon’s marble is considered one of the strongest if not the strongest in the world.” — Rachelle Wenger

 

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These marble products are specially handcrafted by local artisans from Romblon.  Its beauty lies on its unique grains and lines and no two items are exactly identical. With every acquisition of this product, you help the livelihood in Romblon province and fund scholars.

 

You can find Rachelle Wenger Interiors and other fabulous home and fashion sources at Cura V’s trunk show on May 10th and 11th at Rockwell Centre’s Kirov Model Unit beside the tent.

 

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Garden stuff

 

 

Inspired by gardens — vertical ones.

 

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The vertical garden on The Bund, Shanghai. 2012.

 

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Detail of The Bund vertical garden. Each plant was wrapped in foam and placed on the grid.

 

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Sophia and Lily at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. 2013.

 

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At that same garden in Singapore, the tallest vertical garden I have ever seen. It had a sophisticated irrigation system.

 

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Just last February I was at Bali. The parking building at Bali Denpasar airport caught my eye. It reminds me of the San Miguel HQ in Ortigas… and the Park Square building in Glorietta, which has now been replaced.

 

Ayala Ave tries a wall garden. Nice!
Ayala Avenue as it turns to EDSA also has san impressive set up. I took this a while ago and it seems the wall gardens are still alive. I won’t include the MMDA versions by the tunnels. Because I don’t  understand what they were trying to do.

 

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I like what Dusit Hotel has done in this little piece of wall.

 

I found some interesting garden fixtures from some of my site partners and friends. Of course no one really needs to buy expensive wall brackets for vertical gardens. I’ve seen many versions of it, even the basic trellis would do. But it’s good to have options, especially the one by Gronomics because it has built in pipes for easy irrigation. I’m also loving the quirky planters from Kenneth Cobonpue’s Hive.

 

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1 Gronomics Vertical Garden from Target

2 Sugar Cone Wall Planter from Anthropologie

3 Plantscape Vertical Garden from Target

4 Boulders Table Planters by Jinggoy Buensuceso at Hive

5 Animal Farm by Kenneth Cobonpue at Hive

 

 

Chalkboard labels

 

 

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I tried to organize my pantry the other day. I had some half-opened dry ingredients that ate up too much space in the shelves. So I brought out some of the mason jars I’ve been saving. (My husband was not a fan of my jar collecting. But when he saw that I actually re-use them, he was fine.)

These glass jars are all recycled. The jar on the left was from a cookie-making gift. The one on the right was just from pasta sauce. I have a few “new” mason jars which I use for my green juices. Those were all gifts. I still can’t justifying buying glass jars because we use so much from our groceries alone.

 

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Chalkboard Sticker Labels from Hallmark. These were part of the gift I received from Hallmark and National Book Store. Lookie.

 

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Each pack comes with 6 chalkboard stickers and one piece of chalk. Only P37.00 per pack.

 

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Sophia was my calligrapher.

 

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The kids are into Milo Dinosaurs (cold milk with powdered chocolate mix).

 

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Tadah! The “Milo” jar is labelled.

 

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Soph made a mistake with the spelling of Bisquick. It wasn’t a problem. We erased it using a wet cloth and the chalkboard sticker was good as new.

 

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And there they are. Practical re-usable sticker labels for our glass jars.

 

Chalkboard Sticker Labels by Hallmark are available at National Book Store. Each pack has 6 stickers and one stick of chalk. Only P37.00 per pack.