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Some of My Favorite Places in Paris

Some of My Favorite Places in Paris

When I’m in Paris, I love getting lost. Despite all those warnings about the city no longer being a safe place to get “lost,” I don’t heed those warnings and still go forward with exploring every possible nook and cranny that looks interesting. Here are some spots that you might already know of or have...
Must- Buys When Shopping in Paris (Part 1)

Must- Buys When Shopping in Paris (Part 1)

You travelled a long way to Paris. You have shopping on your mind. But what to get? If you are in the City of Lights for 3 reasons: 1. To shop, 2. To eat, 3. To sightsee, let me give you a few tips for #1. Check your local currency’s conversion but as far as...
My Neiman Marcus Tradition with My Mom + Christmas Bag Finds

My Neiman Marcus Tradition with My Mom + Christmas Bag Finds

I love the downtown SF Neiman Marcus. For years now, it is tradition for them to put up the massive Christmas tree, the base of which, sits in the perfume section I always loved the Neiman Marcus Rotunda’s popover bread, and though the other cafe in- store (it was 2 floors below Rotunda) has since...
Downtown SF Shopping: Barneys New York

Downtown SF Shopping: Barneys New York

Finally after almost 2 weeks of being in the Bay Area, we drove to the city I was secretly hoping to see better stuff in the bargain bins of Barneys NY and Neiman Marcus. We only had an hour to spend in both stores because of dinner reservations *I know right, how is one hour...
Boxing Day 2015 Bags + Shoe Finds

Boxing Day 2015 Bags + Shoe Finds

You have no idea how excited everyone was to go Downtown Walnut Creek (haha we all woke up too late for Downtown SF) for some retail therapy after we were hanging out in snowy Lake Tahoe. Boxing Day usually spells bargains so my wallet was getting a bit nervous LOL. First (and only) stop: Neiman...
A Quick Paris Fashion Week Roundup

A Quick Paris Fashion Week Roundup

Filming has overtaken my time, along with dinners and work- related meetings so by the time I get home, I am pooped beyond comprehension (it’s age, I tell ya). Tonight though, I had a real strong cup of coffee and my mind is still hyperactive even if my body is already asking for my bed....
"I Do" with Jimmy Choo!

“I Do” with Jimmy Choo!

Years ago while working for a weddings magazine, I remember mentioning to a colleague that it would have been nice if the premium footwear labels came out with custom- made bridal shoes. The shoes back then for brides were just bought off the rack. You go with either a pair of white satin pumps or...
Compromising Quality for Profitability?

Compromising Quality for Profitability?

It’s not really too difficult to pack for the beach. Apart from your usual beach essentials which would consist of a bottle of sunblock (or tanning lotion), insect repellant (which I swear by now), a first aid kit, a few swimsuits, tank tops, shorts, kaftans, a pair of flipflops, and maybe a pair or two...
Sandra Bullock's Fashionable Minions

Sandra Bullock’s Fashionable Minions

I couldn’t help but gush as soon as I saw the minion- inspired pumps of Sandra Bullock a.k.a. Scarlett Overkill! Do you still remember when Angelina Jolie a.k.a. Maleficent wore those movie- inspired pumps as well? Her Louboutin shoes were cool *and quite badass* back then but Sandra’s Minion pumps have to take the cake...
Why the Nose Knows...

Why the Nose Knows…

Hi everyone! Sorry for having kept you peeps waiting for this post yesterday. The last 2 days have been hectic but so amazing. A crazy- happy get together with friends at The Pool Club on the eve of my birthday, *special thanks to my cousin Erik Cua, Ryan Singh, as well as to Hennessy Philippines* followed...
Rustan's Christmas Wonders: My Gift Ideas (Part I)

Rustan’s Christmas Wonders: My Gift Ideas (Part I)

Hi everyone! I have not really had a decent “personal” update in the last few months, so please pardon me for throwing it all out here all of a sudden because also all of a sudden, I am experiencing peace and quiet (no work phone calls, no getting stuck in traffic and no work stress)....
About Black High- Heeled Shoes

About Black High- Heeled Shoes

I have never been opposed to shoes with platforms. In fact, I do wear them at times myself, just to add more height. I hardly ever wear the platformed sandals like these YSL tributes though, and no offense, I just don’t get the fuss behind these sandals (the ones I’ve tried on were never comfortable...