Window shopping



I miss window shopping, Toronto-style. While I was home at my parents’ over the spring, my sisters and I did what we loved doing… going for walks along the shops in Oakville. I hardly bought anything. But I got a lot of ideas for objects that were mostly made in the Philippines. I loved perusing through Anthropologie’s home section. And all those little indie boutiques.

Here in Manila I am itching to comb through my favourite thrift shops again. Our living room is in need of an update. While I don’t have time to do that, I sifted through my partner sites and found these lovelies I want for my home and my closet. Hope you find inspiration in them.


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01  A decorative tray can go a long way. You can leave it out as a catch-all on your coffee table or bar cart. Or use it for serving coffee or tea. This Dwell Studio Peacock Lacquered Wood Tray is perfect for all that.


02  Since I worked on my new kitchen, I’ve been very particular about lighting fixtures – especially pendant lamps. They can make or break a look. I’m loving this one from Dwell Studio, the Ulysses Pendant. Those brass paillettes give the perfect glow.


03 Serena & Lily Fresco Beverage Bowl for entertaining. Fill it with ice and you have a perfect wine cooler. Or use as a fruit bowl. I would actually just put it on my desk and dump all my nicknacks in it.


04 Anthropologie Beaded Bali Pouch. The perfect accessory when traveling. No need for other embellishments if you have something like this.


05 I know a lot of you use the word “simple” when describing me (based on the emails and comments). I wish I had a simple life. Believe me, those who know me know how complicated I can be when it comes to my choices. Haha. I guess the final product just comes out appearing well-edited. I love this headband. But if worn with other accessories, your look can go totally wrong. If you have this, wear only this and nothing else. And go for a monochromatic outfit. Evita Peroni Lacey Hairband, Greenbelt 5 and Rockwell Power Plant Mall.


06 These shoes from Anthropologie look like they’ll break your back and ankle. But wedges have this funny way of being so comfortable. I don’t think I’ll stop loving wedges. Tasseled Peep Toe Wedges.


07 This Anthropologie Eiko Cabinet will look good in any type of decor – whether formal, classic, laid back or themed. I love reused wood.



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