Blackbird + Valkyrie, a girl’s weekend

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No, I did not just land. I’ve actually been in town a good full week, been to the beach and then some, before I had this fantastic girls weekend. Started things off with a wine night celebrating big movements in some of the ladies I know. Rain or shine wine night hosted by Jo Weise […]

Meet Joey

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There will be a particular set of people you’ll come across in your life who will bring a certain light and lightness. Inexorable. Glowing. Fated. It can be one specific thing or an amalgamation of everything. You’re touched by the openness of their smile, generosity of their heart — a personality that’s unfeigned, unadulterated, unpracticed. […]

MNL Stop Over: 71 Gramercy x New Hair

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Let me first tell you about my new hair. It’s a month in now, hence, normal to most haircuts, they would look twice better as when you first step out of the salon. Oh yea, I haven’t been in town for the last few months — with just the occasional popping in to take care […]

ITCHY FEET: 2013 Travel Run-through.


I know, I know! It’s half way through January and I just posted a recap of my travels last year. I’m sorry… My schedule was crazy during the holidays and going back to work was no different. I realized I was out of town almost every month,except July! haha Yes I have an itchy feet! […]

Tog du jour: Tough x Free spirited, Shwedagon Pagoda

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“For folks who really know me and how I celebrate my birthdays, this year offered a colossal difference to how I went about my special day. Moving to a new place (a different country) with no friends and family, I had to make an effort to fashion the occasion to be less depressing than one […]

StyleManila Meets: E.Z. and Tony, Organisers of GRIP 2013

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Last minute decision to head off to Filinvest Tent in Alabang, I sent a quick message to my friend to meet me there. With the weather suffering indecision, unsure if the bit in the program I was looking forward to will still push through. It did; as I had shifted my car to park a […]

Sandy Toes and Salty kisses: An All White Beach Wedding


The uptight and overly self-conscious crowd, weird and unnecessary moments during the looong reception programs, and the ceremony? (ugh) It’s like a slow moving motorcade, a procession in the name of boredom. These are some of the reasons why I have become a non-avid fan of attending weddings. Probably because when I was young, my […]

Tressed to Impress: Faster Blow Dry Time, Softer Hair — My Amazing Blow Dry Secret

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I got 99 problems, but my hair ain’t one. “Hair trends come and go, but hair that is silky, full of bounce and incredible shine will never go out of style,” says David Lopez, one of today’s most in demand celebrity, editorial and session stylists. “My Amazing Blow Dry Secret is my new secret and […]

Rooted & Rising: A benefit show for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda

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Rooted and Rising Org Rooted & Rising is a social initiative and collective of local creatives and entrepreneurs that have been shaped and inspired by their lives and experiences in the Philippines, who in turn, aim to create sustainable ways and outlets to give back to those in need, to manifest change and action in […]

The Kids Are Not Alright Honey, They’re Dead

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You know those people who say being dead is not a costume? Yeah who cares about those people. This is the day of the dead! And for the living – an excuse to party! Last minute skull makeup with Hannah as my dead kid accomplice. Quite easy. Tips: Don’t hurry. Paint early. Sometimes using your […]