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Much Ado about Hermes Birkins

Much Ado about Hermes Birkins

It was in 2003, shortly after my 1st child was born, that I purchased my first ever Hermes bag– it was an Hermes orange Kelly in 35cm, with palladium hardware. When I carried the bag around with my baby, one of the younger “ladies who lunch” whom I visited  in her family’s retail shop asked...
Shopping for Vintage Designer Merchandise in Paris

Shopping for Vintage Designer Merchandise in Paris

If you get tired of shopping along the more famous shopping streets of Paris like Avenue Montaigne, Saint Honoré, or the tourist- packed Champs Elyseés,  why not try vintage designer merchandise shopping around the city? I confess this is actually one of my favorite things to do when I have free time. Because while you...
Travelog: On Bangkok Food & Designer Clothing

Travelog: On Bangkok Food & Designer Clothing

I travel a lot lately– so much more than I used to. If I travel for a job, I am usually left with very little alone time to shop. I take my time and explore the city or town instead of go shopping. I guess this comes with age somehow– that I feel I need...
Watch Episode 1 of The Bag Hag Diaries Season 3 on Star World HERE!

Watch Episode 1 of The Bag Hag Diaries Season 3 on Star World HERE!

I am so delighted to announce that we will now be able to upload episodes of The Bag Hag Diaries (Season 3) on my YouTube channel! It might take a bit of time to update it though, because the upload speed of my internet is just soooo unbelievably slow *booo!* But here it is, the...
Behind the Scenes: My Lifestyle Asia Mag Cover Shoot in London

Behind the Scenes: My Lifestyle Asia Mag Cover Shoot in London

In between Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, I made a detour to the city of London for my cover shoot of Lifestyle Asia  (LA) Magazine’s April cover. I won’t lie– call me narcissistic but I really was so thrilled and beyond ecstatic at the thought of being a cover girl for a 2nd...
Celebrity Bag: Kris Jenner's Gucci Cat Lock Bag

Celebrity Bag: Kris Jenner’s Gucci Cat Lock Bag

Who knew that the Gucci bags of Alessandro Michele would fly off the shelves once they hit the shop floors? I certainly didn’t expect that. The very first time we were introduced to the Dionysus bag, I thought that there was no way that the logo-a- gogo bag would become a favorite among bag lovers....
Milan Fashion Week: Fall Winter 2016-2017 Favorites

Milan Fashion Week: Fall Winter 2016-2017 Favorites

Hello everyone! Finally managed to have a bit of time to write! Currently in my car en route to the train station to head to another city, and this is quite possibly the only time I have at the moment to write. Been going back home late nightly because of work dinners and such, and...
Discovery Primea: A Most Relaxing Staycation Experience in the Heart of Makati

Discovery Primea: A Most Relaxing Staycation Experience in the Heart of Makati

I gotta confess: I did not think that a staycation in a hotel right in the heart of the busiest part of Makati, Philippines, would be a very relaxing one. So reflecting back on our weekend stay at Discovery Primea, I have to say that was one of the most stress- free few days I’ve...
A Most Relaxing Saturday: Terazi Spa at Discovery Primea, Makati

A Most Relaxing Saturday: Terazi Spa at Discovery Primea, Makati

I am currently billeted at the Discovery Primea Hotel in the heart of the central business district in Makati for the Chinese New Year weekend. I have been needing a much needed weekend getaway– it’s funny I should say that because I travel so much. But I do travel for work and while I do...
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...
Travelog: Flying Qatar Airways to Paris

Travelog: Flying Qatar Airways to Paris

I’ve always been a diehard loyal passenger of Emirates Airline, having had a consistently lousy experience travelling with Etihad to Europe (search my blog for the experience). This trip to Paris though, I am flying Qatar. The flight from Manila left at 5.50pm in the NAIA 1 Terminal. I haven’t set foot in this terminal...