Sunday, May 22, 2016

Miss Selfridge Premium S/S 2016 Collection

Last April 22, one of my favourite clothing brands Miss Selfridge launched its Spring/Summer 2016 Premium Collection at Le Jardin Manila, Bonifacio Global City. We got a sneak peek on some pink, nude, and cream hues, and vintage style embellishments inspired by prohibition era flapper dresses and couture gowns. It features a mix of twenty-one pieces composed of fully embellished tops, floor-length gowns, and short, striking evening dresses.

Miss Selfridge's Premium Collection is available at Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Greenbelt 5, and Mega Fashion Hall.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Week in Singapore

I've been to Singapore several times, but none of those previous trips ever lasted more than four days—so when I found out that I was going to be there for a week, I thought it would be boring. What I didn't realize back then was that, although Singapore could be considered quite small, you can never run out of places to visit and things to do.

We met up with a few friends who showed us around and brought us to places popular among locals (and of course, thanks for letting us stay in your apartment for an entire week!). During this trip, I could say that I got to experience Singapore in an entirely different way—taking trains to travel from one place to another (I now have the train stations almost-memorized!), and stopping by hole-in-the-wall kopi tiams for breakfast. Even though we've been to most of the touristy places before, we still didn't mind coming back to Orchard Road, Haji Lane, Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark, and Marina Bay Sands.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Color Manila Blacklight Run 2016

I clearly remember the time when I joined Color Manila's first running event last 2012 at BGC. It was very early in the morning and I had to force myself to get up so I could make it on time. I like working out and going to the gym, but running? Nah. Perhaps it's because I get tired easily. Although I feel that way, I wonder why running still excites me and I still regularly join running events (weird lol).

So when I was invited by Color Manila to join their Blacklight Run on May 28, I was completely game! They had a press launch at Prive where they gave us a sneak peek on what's going to happen in the actual run. It was really fun to watch the neon colours glow in the dark!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Phuket Day 3

On our third day in Phuket, we caught up on things we didn't get a chance to do the past two days. We woke up extra early to go to the beach to watch the sunrise, had a poolside breakfast at the hotel, then took a quick dip in the beach. The best thing about this day was that we weren't in a hurry at all. We took our time and enjoyed every moment of it!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Phuket Day 2

The second day was no doubt the highlight of our trip. We went island hopping to the various beaches of Phi Phi Islands (apparently, there are two Phi Phi Islands -- Phi Phi Lay, and Phi Phi Don). We visited Khai Nok Island, Monkey Beach, Viking Cave, Pileh Lagoon, and Maya Bay.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Phuket Day 1

Crossed another country off my list -- Thailand! Although I didn't visit the country's capital which is Bangkok (I'm saving that for another time!), Phuket is just as exquisite with the crazy shopping, the insanely spicy food, and the pristine white-sand beaches.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Glamourtini x Gourmet Society PH Giveaway (CLOSED)

One of the things I love doing lately is trying out new restaurants around the Metro. And to document my foodie adventures, I even created an account on Zomato where I regularly post my reviews. Always eating out can get costly so when Gourmet Society announced that they have a loyalty card that takes 20% off your bill, I got quite excited!

Gourmet Society Philippines offers membership cards giving 20% discount to over 200 restaurants in Metro Manila with no minimum purchase. Membership for one year is Php 1,999 but the awesome team behind Gourmet Society offered 10 Gourmet Cards to be given away to my readers! Click here to view the full post and join my giveaway.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Weekend at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

I think I've been bitten by the travel bug! I've been to quite a lot of places in my lifetime but they're never enough and I feel that there is so much more to see! As early as now, I've started planning some of my trips for the year (I'll be in Phuket this weekend!). I have work on weekdays so I can't really be away for long. But on weekends, I like going on road trips, exploring new places, and challenging myself to do things I've never done before (hello, scuba diving!). On this particular weekend, I visited Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

If you haven't heard of it, it's a heritage park located in a huge property in Bataan where they reconstructed traditional Filipino houses from the 18th to the early 20th century. It really felt like I was transported into the past with the cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture, complete with a breathtaking view of the mountains, some rice fields, and the beach. An overnight stay wasn't enough because there were so many things to do!

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