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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...
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...
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...
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...
Merry, Merry Christmas from Lake Tahoe!

Merry, Merry Christmas from Lake Tahoe!

I’m sitting on the bed right now, all warm and toasty, while staring at the window, watching the snow fall outide. Major food coma happened earlier at Red Hut Cafe. I had the chicken and waffle, and it was soooo good!!! The kids and I are watching Christmas Vacation (which is tradition for us to...
Christmas Is About Family and Loved Ones :)

Christmas Is About Family and Loved Ones :)

The last few years of Christmas holidays saw me poring over my phone longer than I could hold a proper conversation with my beloved family members. And sadly, they tolerated it because I knew they love me and accepted that technology formed a very big part of me. Their unconditional love and acceptance of me...
On the Cover of Philippine Tatler Traveller :)

On the Cover of Philippine Tatler Traveller :)

Good morning from San Francisco everyone! My Christmas holiday has officially begun with family and loved ones and I could not be happier. The year 2015 has been an incredible one, and was made much sweeter by Philippine Tatler Traveller (thank you so much Irene M. Francisco and Mia Borromeo & the rest of the...
Paris: More Fun Spots in the 2nd Arrondissement

Paris: More Fun Spots in the 2nd Arrondissement

As promised, I’m sharing some more of my favorite eateries as well as shopping spots around my area 🙂 I think the thing about Paris is, there are many places to eat but a lot in the more popular areas cater to tourists. While many of the bistrots and brasseries serve great food, others are...
My Gem in Paris: the 2nd Arrondissement, 75002

My Gem in Paris: the 2nd Arrondissement, 75002

While many people prefer to stay in the 6th arr. by Saint Germain des Pres in Paris, I always choose to stay in the 2nd arr. perhaps because I’ve gotten used to the area, but also because I really just love the 2nd district. When I talk about shopping in Paris, it is no longer...