New Restaurant Alert: 210° Kitchen and Drinkery in BGC, Manila

New Restaurant Alert: 210° Kitchen and Drinkery in BGC, Manila

Wow, it has been quite some time since I wrote a blog post about a restaurant in the Philippines! But tonight I was actually excited to go home early because I wanted to write about this new place I just went to for dinner. There is a new French bistrot...

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Happy 2017, my dear friends! I got back from the U.S. days ago and had immediately thrown myself into the heart of Manila’s (music) action, thanks to Glenn and Winston Llamas of Wilbros Live who had brought in the world’s biggest DJ, David Guetta. I thought I was going to nod off because of the jetlag, but nope, Guetta wouldn’t have had any of that, so this one stayed up and danced to his tunes 🙂 And I was pretty entranced with the laser and lights show that accompanied the music too. Congratulations to the Llamas brothers for another musical coup!! I had been unable to write the last few days because there was some login glitch to my blog, perhaps also because a tech team is working on the makeover of this blog 🙂 Hopefully the makeover gets completed before the end of January. Apart from that development, I...
Christmas 2016 Road Trip + Bag Reveal!

Christmas 2016 Road Trip + Bag Reveal!

Special thanks to my family, we are all spending the holidays together again in California 🙂 Last year, we took a trip up north to Lake Tahoe to enjoy a white Christmas. This year, we drove down South to Los Angeles for the holidays after spending a few nights in...
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Christmas Bag Wishlist: Prada Cahier Bag

Christmas Bag Wishlist: Prada Cahier Bag

The Prada Cahier bag has been on the wishlist of many bag lovers, and unfortunately (and expectedly) the brand did not produce enough of this style to meet demand! The Cahier (not to be mistaken as “Cashier” because haha I made this mistake as well before) looks like an old book,  secured by a “belt.”...
On My Christmas Bag Wish List: Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Nano Backpack

On My Christmas Bag Wish List: Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Nano Backpack

Oh for the love of monograms, here we go again about to get haunted by this because we can’t have it for Christmas! This nano- sized backpack is way too cute not be be written up or given a mention, especially with Christmas bonus season 😇😇 The Palm springs backpack in the smallest size made...
What to Do in London for 3 Days

What to Do in London for 3 Days

I have been traveling a lot this year and truth it be told, I thought of making the jump from fashion to travel. It would’ve made perfect sense, but then again I do travel for work in fashion so I can’t just turn my back entirely on fashion. Also because that would mean giving up...
Parisian Craftsmanship: Valerie Salacroux Bags

Parisian Craftsmanship: Valerie Salacroux Bags

Last fashion season, I decided on exploring a bit of Paris in the hopes I’d find new bag designers. I got really lucky. Tucked away on one of the streets of the 3rd arrondissement is the atelier and boutique of Valerie Salacroux. Valerie’s bags are all personally handcrafted by her, using excellent quality taurillon clemence...
A Letter to My 1st Love, My Daddy...

A Letter to My 1st Love, My Daddy…

Dear Daddy, Today, while cleaning some of my old things, your 11- year old grandchild found this photo of us, taken on my 18th birthday. Staring at this photo transported me back in time to that night at the ballroom of Shangrila Makati, where I celebrated my “debut” wearing that crazy heavy gown. There were...
That Wild and Crazy Louis Vuitton Bags Sale in Tokyo!

That Wild and Crazy Louis Vuitton Bags Sale in Tokyo!

Last Friday, I was going through my feed on Facebook and saw an album of photos from my FB friend that made my jaw drop. I met Nivat a few times from when he was still living in Manila as an executive of an international airline company. But he has since left town, and is...
Lazy Long Halloween Weekend!

Lazy Long Halloween Weekend!

Here in Manila, we all had a long Halloween- All Saints’ Day weekend. I took this time to catch up on sleep (because my rhinitis + asthma deprived me of it), and then enjoyed Netflix. Oh boy Netflix, you are killing my social life lol. But the good news there is, I did get some...
So I joined Asia's Next Top Model, Cycle 5...

So I joined Asia’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5…

If you are following both my instagram accounts @thebaghag and @thebaghagdiaries, then you might already have known that yes, I did audition for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 (AsNTM). Pause… *LOL* The executive producer and his team were in town for the open model casting here in the Philippines, and they were hoping to...
Loewe's Newest Bags for Spring Summer 2017

Loewe’s Newest Bags for Spring Summer 2017

Hey peeps! It has been awhile since I last posted something on the blog because well, life caught up with me. Shortly after I got back to Manila, I had to fly out again for a work- related meeting in Hong Kong. And although the trip was short, I was just as tired, not having...
Milan Fashion Week: Fendi's Kan I- Strap You

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi’s Kan I- Strap You

I am currently on the train going to a new city in Italy– because I mistakenly thought I was already going to Paris today, and apparently have another day in Italy! Instead of spending another day in Milan, I took the opportunity to hop on a train to go to another city 🙂 Follow my...
Milan Fashion Week: Gucci's Magic Lantern & the Marmont Bag

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci’s Magic Lantern & the Marmont Bag

It’s the 1st day of Milan Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2017 and Gucci has once again kickstarted another lively season for the fashion folk and for mere mortals like myself 🙂 Of course before the show, a visit to the Gucci boutique is in order! What bags have caught my eye? Actually one has–...
Travelog: Visiting Lu Focaro in Torre di Palme

Travelog: Visiting Lu Focaro in Torre di Palme

Today, I did something I’ve always wanted to do– drive to another region in Italy 🙂 Since I am in Milan a few days before fashion week begins, I decided to go back to one of the most special places I have ever visited, thanks to the Tod’s family (Claudio, Maria Cristina, Simona, Karen, Sabine,...