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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...
The Bag Hag Diaries Season 3 Announcement

The Bag Hag Diaries Season 3 Announcement

Happy Thursday peeps! Just sharing the opening billboard (OBB) of my TV show, THE BAG HAG DIARIES on Star World, with you all A new episode each week airs every Tuesday at 7:55 pm on STAR WORLD (Fox International Channels). Reruns air throughout the week daily. Hope you can all tune in to watch! Off...
Smitten: The Best Ice Cream in San Francisco

Smitten: The Best Ice Cream in San Francisco

It’s sooooo cold here in San Francisco that everyday I have to go get my big Starbucks of coffee. How very American, right? Hahaha actually such a covenient excuse because this is the only place I get to try all my favorite holiday flavoured coffee– from eggnog, pumpkin spice, to peppermint and gingerbread The Starbucks...
New Year's Brunch at The Cooperage American Grille

New Year’s Brunch at The Cooperage American Grille

Happy New Year!!! 2016 was off to a good start– we had an incredible brunch at The Cooperage American Grille by Fiesta Square in Lafayette– close to our hood. Very nice ambience. This restaurant took us by surprise considering it was our last option as there were a few great ones in the area as...
My Life Lesson Takeaways From 2015

My Life Lesson Takeaways From 2015

Many have quietly gone through tough times this 2015. Though my year was so much better than the last one, I too, did experience a number of bumps. There were so many times I questioned myself and questioned my purpose in this society, in this industry, and in this life. And while many times my...
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...
South Lake Tahoe: Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

South Lake Tahoe: Evan’s American Gourmet Cafe

Woke up on Christmas morning to below freezing temperatures– it was -6 degC!!! The whole house was still in dreamland because everyone slept so late, so I took the opportunity to head out just to take this breathtaking photo. There was a light snowstorm yesterday which brought fresh powder onto the iced lake. It was...