Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stylized By Liz Uy

Liz Uy is one of the many fashion icons that I really look up to. She is a fashion editor and stylist to famous celebrity clients here in the Philippines including Kris Aquino, Georgina Wilson, Bianca Gonzalez and Julia Barretto among others. Her book, Stylized, is heaven-sent to all of us women who wanted to develop our skills in styling our everyday wardrobes. 

I just love how this book gives every detail that I need when it comes to styling basic white shirts, jeans and leggings. I am into jeans as in. I hardly wear sophisticated clothes for the reason that I don't have that kutis porselanang skin. I have got stretch marks all over my body due to drastic weight loss and I'm not comfortable with it. 

That's why, jeans have become a staple fashion item in my life. Usually, I'd go out just wearing a basic white tee, jeans and sandals. Sometimes, I'd add some fancy accessories to make my simple and laidback outfit kind of edgy. 

Hands down to Liz Uy for writing this book. I'm sooo following her fashion tips and ideas! 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Larcys Cupcakery Cafe BF Homes Paranaque

A restaurant's ambiance is a must for me that's why Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe in BF Homes captured my heart in an instant. It has a nice cozy atmosphere that made my dining experience more dreamy and indelible. 

The place is quite roomy to hold guests. My sister and I sat in the corner so we could take a better view of the whole cafe. 

The pasta was flavorful. I didn't expect it to be SOO delicious knowing that Larcy's specialty is dessert (cupcakes). I literally scraped my plate with fork. (eh masarap kasi talaga)

The cupcake is the highlight of our toothy merienda at Larcy's. I got the pineapple carrot cake which I devoured in less than 5 minutes. Definitely, a winner for me 'cause it isn't too sweet. 

Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe BF Homes: 
178 Aguirre Street, BF Homes, Paranaque City. 

Cafe Mediterranean Alabang Town Center

I am the kind of person who likes trying out new things especially when it comes to food. Just recently, Baby and I went for a quick lunch at Cafe Mediterranean in Alabang Town Center. Obviously, this restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes. I have strong liking in the food we have ordered, Gyro Platter. 

Gyro Platter is good for two people. We went for regular pita instead of rice for a change. It is made up of strips of beef, tuna and chicken, Falafel and strips on grilled zucchini and eggplant and is served with Tzatziki and Shepherd's salad. The meat has great flavor and taste especially when dipped into their special sauces. My mouth was partying the entire time because of the succulent and flavorful food I devoured. 

Cafe Mediterranean Branches: 
Greenbelt 1
Powerplant Mall 
Alabang Town Center
SM Mall of Asia
Estancia Mall Capital Commons
Abreeza Mall Davao
Chimes Davao

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Penthouse BF Homes Paranaque

Great news, Southerners! A new shopping hub (The Penthouse) in BF Homes Paranaque has finally opened its doors to cater to all your shopping needs. I have learned about it when two of my favorite shops online announced that they'd be having a branch in the south. 

I asked my little sister to come with me for a little shopping spree two Sundays ago. We didn't have a hard time finding the Penthouse's exact location as I have downloaded the map on my mobile phone beforehand. It's located at 162 Chloe Building in Aguirre Avenue (near Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe). 

The Penthouse is heaven-sent for us shopaholics. They have gathered some of the best online shops in instragram to make shopping more fun and frolic. 

The first thing I checked out was the Flattering Tops (@flatteringtops) as they have a variety of free size tops (small-xl) for a very affordable ante. If you want to spruce up your ho-hum closet, GeliVanelli Couture (@gelivanelli) has some real nice pieces for you.

Other brand partners that you can find at the Penthouse: 

Hapee Jonee (@hapeejonee)
Style Star Manila (@stylestarmnl)
Hue Manila (@huemanila)
Body Secrets PH (@bodysecrets_ph)
Fashtag Infinity (@fashtaginfinity)
Sewn Sandals (@sewnsandals)
Shortcuts Apparel (@shortcutsapparel) 
Stone River PH (@stoneriverph)
DIY Beauty Shop (@diybeautyshop)
Sheos Manila (@sheosmanila)
Draft Clothing (@draftclothing)
Trendy Wanderlust (@trendywanderlust)
The Ilustrados (@theilustrados) 
Juney Shop (@juney_shop)
Dufflers MNL (@dufflersmnl) 
Mumi Bag (@mumibag) 
Seventh Street PH (@seventhstreetph)
The Clothing Hub (@theclothinghub)
Fashion Spice Manila (@fashionspicemanila)
I Love Greenlane Shop (@ilovegreenlaneshop) 
The Clothing Hub (@theclothinghub)
Stylehood (@stylehood)
Craft Department (@craftdepartment)
Anica Chandria (@anicachandria)
Anthologie of the Scarf (@anthologieofthescarf)
Metro Sunnies (@metrosunnies)
Coco x Fifi (@cocoxfifi)
Beauty and Body Balm (@beautyandbodybalm)
Cosmic Concept Manila (@cosmicconceptmanila)
Bikini Wave(@bikini.wave)
Oath Clothing PH (@oathclothingph)
Cinquesorelle (@cinquesorelle) 
Wild Heart Clothing (@wildheartclothing)
Allure Collection PH (@allurecollectionph)
Saudade Couture (@saudadecouture)
MN_LA (@mn_la)
Beauty in Japan Shop (@beautyinjapanshop)
Passion and Grace (@passionandgrace)
Manic Vintage PH (@manicvintageph)
Girls Stuff Online Shop (@girlsstuffonlineshop)
Sakura Shop PH (@sakura_shop_ph)
Top Picks Clothing (@toppicksclothing)
Get 2 Go Bags (@get2gobags)
The Soapery (@thesoapery)
Perch Clothing (@perchclothing)
Anma Lifestyle (@anmalifestyle) 

*Source (The Penthouse Instagram account- @thepenthouse.ph) 

For sure, I'd be coming back to splurge on these brands. (Kailangan magsave ng bongga pangshopping) 

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Apple iPhone 6

Many thanks to my dad for granting my Birthday slash Christmas wish--- Apple iPhone 6. He was supposed to come home last Christmas but his immediate superior didn't allow him to leave the office even for a short two-week vacay. That's how demanding he is at work. 

It was no surprise that my dad got me the iPhone 6 in gold knowing that he loves gold jewelries himself. (pun intended) My previous phone (iPhone 5s) which was a Christmas gift from a relative two years ago came in gold color too. 

Obviously, iPhone 6 has bigger screen compared to iPhone 5s-- Now, I'm more hooked into my favorite online game, Clash of Clans. The camera is A-OK. Even if my hands get a little bit shaky in snagging a picture, the result's still pretty decent. 

Battery life is just average. With continuous internet usage, it only can last for two good hours. But if you aren't a heavy mobile phone user (meaning, text lang and konting calls), the battery lasts for a day.