Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Stylish in Bayong

Back in the good old days, people just use bayongs aka woven bags whenever they go to public markets to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables. Now those trusty bayong bags have now become a fashion statement when it comes to living sustainably. 

Here are 3 approved ways on how to style your look with Bayong:

Perfect bag size for coffee dates. This black clutch makes your look chic and sophisticated. It will easily complement any ensemble you feel like wearing.

Highly recommended for women on the go. This document bayong bag is so sturdy and spacious that you can even store your laptop in it. If yo're feeling creative or just want to set a certain mood, why not style your woven bag with your favorite scarf or handle wraps like so.

And if you love to stroll around the mall, once in awhile, why not opt to do away from plastic and paper bags and store your shopping haul using this fashionable loot. Simple yet effective ways to support the environment. 

Time to hit the beach or the gym with this classic gingham bag. It oozes with style and gives you the right amount of space to store your essentials. You can also use this for your shopping errands if you must. That's how versatile it is.

The beauty with these bayong bags is it comes in different styles, colors and sizes. Simply perfect for your everyday needs. If you want to invest in your own stylish bayong bag or simply want to know more about it, visit or


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Friday, June 28, 2019

An Undiscovered Gem

Being a businesswoman is no easy feat. The amount of time and effort invested on a daily basis can take a toll on your physical, mental and emotional health. If you're like me who is feeling stressed out lately, then a quick escape is the best way to recharge and clear your mind off things. 

This weekend, why not take a well deserved breather. For a relaxed vibe, go for a look that is chic and casual. My personal recommendation are dresses in earth tones and interesting cuts. For eyecatching dresses, I recommend  this Women Summer Dress

The place I want to transport you in is Marcia Adams, Tagaytay. I fell in love the moment I stepped foot on this place. Call it an Oasis or a Secret Garden. It took around 3 hours to reach this place because we left for Tagaytay at peak hour, around 2pm, plus never knew inflation applies to traffic as well. Back then, traveling to Tagaytay was just around 1.5 hours; Well, the secret to smooth driving' is good music and good company. The escapade was definitely worth it. No regrets.

The restaurant boasts a collection of dining areas which is reminiscent of different places in the world each with its own character and breathtaking views.  I didn't get the chance to ask the names of each room so I decided to give them my own.

Dining Area 1-Ivy At The Shore
This area reminds me of the ambiance of the famous restaurant Ivy At The Shore in Santa Monica, California

Dining Area 2-Winterfell
Coolest place in the compound with interiors reminiscent of the famous northern stronghold of the Stark Family in GOT

Dining Area 3-The Sanctuary
A garden that you can enjoy solo , in pairs or in groups

Dining Area 4-Tuscany
By far the most beautiful and intimate dining area;  The Tuscan setting is so homey and watching the sunset through the window was just as romantic and surreal.

For dinner, these are my top recommendations:

Certified Angus Steak with Truffle Butter- One of the Best Steaks I've ever eaten in my entire existence. The strong truffle flavor of the butter just compliments the succulent steak which is seared to perfection. Degree of Doneness: Medium. Trust me, worth every calorie.

Carbonara Special -White sauce over Red, any time; a certified carbonara lover here! This is Marcia Adam’s own unique twist to the Italian classic.  Also a must try!

Fish Souvlaki -Not really a big fan of kebabs but this certainly is an exception.  The fish was seasoned and cooked perfectly that it literally melted in my mouth.  The garlicky sauce and rice were just the perfect complement.

Grilled Orange with Vanilla Ice Cream / Strawberry Yoghurt Ice Cream with Berry Compote/ Panna Cotta with Lemon Sauce - Need I say more. They taste as good as they look. You get to choose your preferred dessert for every main course you order. Just lovely.

And oh, this is also a romantic place that you and your significant other can enjoy. You can either watch the sunset together or be serenaded with good music.

Thank you so much Marcia Adams!  This experience was the perfect “reset button” for my crazy schedule.  Definitely one of the best Saturdays ever. I will be back in the future, this time longer. (bps)  


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Monday, June 10, 2019

Fancy Meeting You

It's been a while since i wrote about food so I figured what's the point of dressing up if you can't go out looking good? If you know me well, I would always choose dining in a quality restaurant over bars and booze any time of day.  I'd prefer to end the night subtly with either coffee, wine or an irresistible dessert. For fancier nights, I'd choose a dress in a deep shade of orange or red like so. 

Just recently, I got the privilege to dine (for the first time) in Kazunori. To my surprise, it is a top notch modern Japanese Restaurant that has been operating for quite a while. Quality of Food and Service is very commendable. 

The restaurant prides itself by importing quality seafood straight from Japan on a daily basis. It also deviates from being a traditional Japanese restaurant by offering modern twists to classic favorites.  

So here's the dishes that filled my hungry tummy

Salmon Sashimi (very good quality!)

Unagi Sushi (proportion of the eel is so much bigger than the rice! Yum)

Ikura Sushi (salmon eggs) , Chutoro Sushi (semi-fatty tuna), and
 Imported Ika Sushi (has a firmer texture compared to local variety)

Gyutan (grilled beef tongue) which is a must try! Comes with two varieties of chili sauces

Buta Kushi Miso

Kazunori’s very own twist to Soba Noodles.  
You basically dip the soba noodles in a sweet and spicy broth filled with 
thinly sliced and marbled Japanese beef 
(similar to the Korean beef stew Galbi Jjim).  I like the twist!

And since I'm a “rice person”, an order of Katsudon!

Thank you so much for the exquisite dinner experience Kazunori! How I wish I had the appetite to order more. Kidding aside, this was dinner for two people who enjoy good food with great appetite. There are more modern dishes to try like Uni Cream Spaghettini, Mentaiko Pizza, Beef Curry among others which I'll be back for next time .  Looking forward to sharing with you another dining experience. (bps)

2301 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, G/F Mazda Makati Building, Makati


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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Corporate Chic

Lately, people have been sharing their first impression about me. They say I am very intimidating. Well I guess it's true that you can't judge a book by its cover. At times, I may be dressed to the nines or I may have that aura of being unapproachable, but trust me, I'm the exact opposite. So I decided to incorporate a look that will demand respect in the workplace, yet still make you look extra stylish. As for the intimidating look, it is up to you whether you still want to play the part.

I'd say Geometric Patterns and Prints combined with a cool-toned colored dress would do the trick. Spice up your look with a belt or wear it as-is; all depends with your personality. For that extra oomph, I chose dangling pearls earring for a fresh vibe.

Can you imagine a few more weeks and we have officially reached half of 2019. Damn, that was intensely fast. Looking at the brightside, we still have 6 more months to make the most out of 2019. Le's all try to treat every challenge as an opportunity for growth and self-improvement. I know it's hard but with the right support system, we will get through it together. 


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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Cool for the Summer

Neons and bright colored prints are making a fashion comeback. Now that it's summer, it's time to bring out those maxi dresses and rompers as your style staple.

If you're a petite girl like me who loves dressing up, then a striking pair of pumps would definitely be part of your wardrobe. It is simply the fastest way to elongate your legs and add that oomph of confidence.

Of course, for long hours of walking, a good pair of sneakers or flats should come in handy. Only wear footwear that you can manage to walk in; the pain is not worth it. For this look, I'm wearing Jessica Simpson from the Pop Art Tribal Collection. Thanks Simon for this stylish ootd. The Poison Green color is perfect to cool things down.

The romper I'm wearing actually comes with a brown tassle belt, but since I wanted a more posh look, this black belt would do the trick. It matches my bag. Talk about coords. Remember contrast is key. I went a little extra and finished my look with hoop earrings. I strongly feel that this too will make a comeback. Enjoy your summer and remember to stay hydrated :)


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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Little Things

Our finite lives are just borrowed and bestowed on us. Often times, there's so much going on that we forget to pause and appreciate the things and people that truly matter. Who would have thought that something as basic and abundant as water can just ran out. Similarly, life is so uncertain that we can lose someone without having the chance to say goodbye.  More than just a regular fashion post, I'm writing this as a reminder for all of us (including myself) to live a life of purpose and thanksgiving. Blessings are everywhere. We just need to find positivity in all things.  

In fact, our very own Miss Universe Catriona Gray is testament that the journey to greatness is never easy. She may have come a long way to win the crown but it sure is worth it. On her IG feed last March 19, 2019, she posted: "I realized that night that those doors that closed on me in the years prior were not denying me but redirecting to something even better than I could have ever dreamed of. Sometimes the Universe has bigger things in store for you, you just need to stay true to yourself, surround yourself with people who believe in you, put the work in and have faith." These are indeed inspiring and uplifting words from the Queen of the Universe.

So whether you're having a challenging day or week, know that it's only temporary, you'll have better days ahead. Wow, seems like I've done a prelude for Holy Week. LOL. Now let's go back to my OOTD.  Summer is the best time to experiment with different looks. My outfit is actually composed of two garments combined, creating a chic and polished ensemble. The trick is to just find a tube dress in your closet (even formal ones are okay) and combine it with another stylish top. In my case, an offshoulder plaid top is my choice to look more flattering.

After which, decide on your footwear and accessory depending on the occasion you're dressing up for. More often that not, I create my looks depending on my mood. Go extra by curling your hair and wearing heels. It does wonders especially when you need that boost of confidence.

Hoping that you learned a thing or two. Truly grateful for the continuous support. Wising everyone a good day ahead. Remember, we are blessed in more ways than we can think of :) 


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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Summer 2019 Must Haves

And just like that, it's Summer Time again. You've probably read hundreds of fashion articles so I won't bore you with another OOTD for today's post. Instead I figured sharing with you some summer essentials for 2019:

Expect to sweat in this scorching heat. Stay fresh all day with just a spritz of your favorite scent. In my case, the perfume I use all depends on my mood. For this look, I'm using ICON Perfume by Fragrance Box PH .

Summer is the best time to exercise the 3 B's : Big, Bright and Bold. If you're not a fan of wearing accessories, then your bag can be your style muse. These Aurora handle wraps by Oh My Bag PH  can actually double as a bag scarf. Such a perfect match for my chic bag.

For your upcoming beach trips and escapades, I encourage you to use bags that are not only trendy but eco-friendly. Avoid using plastic at all cost; not to mention, it is tacky. Invest in something you can use multiple times. I'm currently using this Gingham Print Bayong by Bayong Manila which for me is the perfect bag size to carry my towels, wide brim hat and summer essentials.

With our very busy lifestyle, our bags also need the best care possible. I'm glad that I found comfort with Oh My Bag PH . They have various bag care products that you can checkout, from bag shapers for your Louis Vuittons to raincoat bags for your Longchamps to their fun-loving bag organizers. Take for instance their Gingham Indigo Backpack cover to which I used  to protect my bag from getting wet while I take a quick swim. 

Being a girl, I am guilty of bringing more than I need. I am not a light traveler and I doubt I will ever be one. That is why I make it a point to use bag organizers for my vanity products. Plus points for this very cute 'Owly Winky' design.

Happy Packing dear readers! Enjoy your summer vacation :)


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