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Travelog: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Travelog: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Haha, I’ve decided to take another “leave” on the blog for a week or so and stick to instagram while on vacation While I kept things fairly nice and easy, doing very little shopping because honestly there were ZERO exciting bags to buy or to covet in the last month or so, I was also...
Back in San Francisco!

Back in San Francisco!

As has always been the case, being back in San Francisco means slower internet at home because we never subscribed to cable internet and instead just rely on mobile hotspotting. Booo However this also means one thing: actually “living” life offline hahaha. A pretty welcome change actually, because I seem to have the phone stuck...
A Gastronomic Adventure in New York

A Gastronomic Adventure in New York

This Easter, I went with my favorite peeps (la famiglia) to New York. And while the trip was supposed to be purely for pleasure, I managed to make it a pretty fruitful one because of the occasional work meetings in between family time (I’m real grateful they still haven’t thrown me out hahaha). One thing...
A Celebration in Intramuros: Perfect for The Piñata Bag!

A Celebration in Intramuros: Perfect for The Piñata Bag!

In the last few days, being in the Philippines has been very exciting because everywhere I turned, every other person seemed to be preparing for the arrival of Pope Francis. The Philippines is a strongly Catholic country, and the Pope is seen as a beacon of hope. And everyone is actually in a celebratory mood...
Christmas Gift Idea: Travel with Emirates!

Christmas Gift Idea: Travel with Emirates!

Ever since I began traveling to Europe for fashion weeks and for work, I have been fortunate to have picked the right partner airline for the long haul trip. I’ve always chosen Emirates Airline. I’ve tried 2 other airlines for travel to Milan and to Paris, but nothing has come close to the service I’ve...
Travelog: More of Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Travelog: More of Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hi peeps! I’m so sorry for the lack of posts in the last week. Things had gotten so hectic in the latter part because I was in between travels and I also had to work on The Bag Hag Diaries on Star World Between those two and juggling motherhood duties, I am left exhausted and...
Travelog: Chiang Mai and Dhara Dhevi Hotel, Thailand

Travelog: Chiang Mai and Dhara Dhevi Hotel, Thailand

It’s the start of fashion month again and it kicks off in New York. While the rest of the fashion cognoscenti headed off in that direction, I went for my last hurrah of a relaxing weekend before my trip to Europe to cover the shows. And this time, that last hurrah took me to Thailand,...
Diving with the Calibre de Cartier Diver Watch

Diving with the Calibre de Cartier Diver Watch

Two weeks or so ago, I was treated to a most unique experience, one that was quite life- changing in fact. I was flown by the Cartier team to Cebu and we were driven 3 hours to a beautiful town called Oslob, where we had the opportunity to swim with magnificent whale sharks in open water,...
A Local Tourist in Manila!

A Local Tourist in Manila!

Nooo, I have not yet abandoned this blog! But boooo it has been 8 days! This has been the longest I’ve gone without writing! *Kicks self* Ok, so the blog posts may have become few and far between, but I’m still alive and well, and the instagram posts are coming along swimmingly I have actually...
Travelog: Singapore for Tiffany and Co.

Travelog: Singapore for Tiffany and Co.

I’m currently in Singapore for the exclusive launch of the newest collection of Tiffany and Co. and the introduction of the brand’s design director Stayed at the St. Regis on Tanglin Road. I love these himalayan salt candleholders at the entrance Staying at St. Regis  was quite a treat because I had a personal butler...
Bag Review: The Bally Sommet Bag

Bag Review: The Bally Sommet Bag

For Bally’s Fall Winter 2014 collection, the standout bag was the Bally Sommet tote. It looked really nice at the presentation but I never got the chance to actually carry the bag around. This June, thanks to Bally, I was given a beautiful monogrammed taupe Sommet! I didn’t realize how versatile this bag was until...
Travelog: Designer Bag Resale Shops in Tokyo

Travelog: Designer Bag Resale Shops in Tokyo

Hello again, dear readers! I am apologizing because I just realized I hadn’t posted anything new for a good week! Shock!! This is also because a lot of things have been happening in real life that the most online time I get would be for instagram!  Anyway I have some good stories to tell you...