Paradise Dynasty : Best Xiao Long Bao in Manila

It’s hard to impress someone like me when it comes to dining because I love to try all the best restaurants whenever I’m traveling to a new country. I feel like there are only a few outstanding restaurants in Manila despite the numerous number of establishments opening left and right. I did not expect to be blown away by the food when I was invited to Paradise Dynasty because I’ve never heard of it before and I wasn’t able to try it on my last trip to Singapore. But damn, they have the best Xiao Long Bao in Manila. InRead more

Watsons K-Beauty

Long before Korean drama addiction began in the Philippines, I was already hooked with Korean skincare. It all started when I visited Korea back in the early 2000’s and I fell in love with Etude House. Since then, I would always bug friends and family to bring home Korean makeup and skincare whenever they fly to Seoul. But now, it’s so convenient to buy my preferred brands because most of these Korean products are already available in our local stores and most of them can be found in the Watsons K-Beauty section! With the booming popularity of K-Beauty, Watsons is curatingRead more

Puttanesca Pasta Recipe for Dummies | Contadina Supermarket Run

My family has been crazy about Contadina ever since I brought home a basket from their launch last October. We stopped buying other instant pasta sauces because theirs are the most appealing to our very Chinese taste buds. I couldn’t say no when I was asked to join a supermarket run at Robinsons Selections Mckinley so I can pick out ingredients that I need for a pasta recipe. They have very affordable olive oils, pastas, sauces and canned tomatoes. I was supposed to use spaghetti or linguine noodles but I went for penne for a change. You can check myRead more

Shiseido Beauty Dash & Newest Boutique in Manila

I gave my mom an early Christmas gift by treating her to one of Shiseido’s luxury facials. Their newest boutique in Manila located in SM Megamall has two facial cabins instead of the usual solo room so we were able to have it done simultaneously and finish at the same time. Upon entering the store, the first thing I noticed was their latest EVER BLOOM products in their center table. I absolutely adore the fresh, floral and powdery scent. The store is bigger than its old one in Mega Fashion Hall so the displays are more complete and you’ll reallyRead more

Tommy Hilfiger x GiGi Hadid Watches & The Girl Fragrance

Tommy Hilfiger and GiGi Hadid collaborated to come up with a Nautical-themed watch line and a twist to the classic Tommy Girl perfume. I was able to see and try out the watches during the #GetNautiWithTommy launch at Cafe Naya a few weeks ago. Here are the three watches under Tommy x Gigi: Nautical striped strap (model 1781723) P8,350.00  Gold chain link (1781722) P9,350.00 Silicon strap (model 1781724) P7,950.00  Out of the three, this has got to be my preferred model. You can find Tommy Hilfiger watches at their kiosk in SM South Mall, SM Megamall, The Watch Store SMRead more

Contadina by Del Monte x Nigella Lawson

One fact about myself that is not prominent in my blog (because it’s mostly about makeup and travel) is that I LOVE to cook. I’ve never had any formal training of any sort in the kitchen but I think I inherited my mom’s special ability to whip up fantastic dishes without looking at the recipe. We never measure our ingredients so we base it on taste and estimate it ourselves. My favorite thing to experiment on is always pasta dishes. It’s the easiest thing to cook up especially when it’s unplanned and I need to feed all the hungry stomachsRead more