Designing spaces is what I love doing. For me, every room deserves to be showcased, even those areas other people consider too private, like the toilet & bathroom. It is important that t&b's are not only functional & efficient but eco-friendly & stylish, too. And this can only be achieved by choosing the right finishes & fixtures. I was then lucky to be re-acquainted with a brand that's a known leader in bathroom fixtures & fittings & trusted over the years - AMERICAN STANDARD.

Through an invite received from Lixil Corporation, I was among those who attended a blogger engagement in the Molito Lifestyle Building in Alabang last Saturday afternoon, July 19.


[store finds : FLOOR PILLOWS & CHAIR PADS]

A white-washed room can use a touch of blue on the floor with these pillows to make it pop out. 


[sexy CHICKEN meals]

Stay-at-home moms like me have the luxury of spending a little bit more time inside the  supermarket.  And almost always, a trip would yield me a new food item or two to try. And this is my latest find - canned chicken in 3 variants.


[the world's smallest & smartest kitchen : THERMOMIX TM 31]

We have an all-around helper in the house so I rarely cook. But lately, my husband & I have been talking about finding a smaller place to stay once my youngest starts college. By then, without a helper, I will go back to doing the chores myself, & that includes cooking.

Cooking can be tedious if you do it by yourself. The preps, the many implements to use, the washing afterwards. But all that will become a thing of the past once you get to know this 10-in-1 wonder machine.

I was among those shortlisted to attend the product presentation conducted by the people from MODERN INNOVATIONS ENTERPRISE, the licensed distributor of the THERMOMIX in the Philippines, who is in partnership with the Vorwerk group.



I love to spend my leisure time around home or furniture stores whenever I have the chance. Not actually into shopping because it has been six years since we purchased the sectional sofa & the dining chairs for our new house then. It's now more on getting some interior inspirations. One of my go-to places is that 3-storey building in Bonifacio High Street, the MOs Design. This specialty store carries various  imported furniture brands. The last time I went there with friends, these pendant lamps & mini soft chairs caught my eye.


[store finds : PARTY NEEDS]

Prettify your party set-up with these.

*table napkins in various colors & designs


[a Korean foodie haven: LEANN'S TEA HOUSE]

Our family will always be drawn to anything Korean, especially the cuisine. The ban chan or side dishes, the grilled meat or galbi & the spicy soups are our usual orders whenever the cravings come.

A couple of weeks ago, I got another shot at trying Korean fare at LEANN'S TEA HOUSE, this time with some new mommy blogger friends. I just couldn't pass up on this chance for another dining experience, even if it meant taking the taxi from a mall where I parked my car which was under the number-coding scheme that day. The love for Korean food just beckoned. :)

I arrived at the restaurant & caught some of the ladies already enjoying some barley tea time. I liked the simple dining area set-up on the second floor with the drop lanterns, dark-colored booth seats & Asian bric-a-brac providing the cozy ambience.



Dress up your blank walls with these nice framed typography & cityscapes.



[learning the basics of food styling at THE MAYA KITCHEN]

Don't you just love looking at food that is so picture-pretty in glossy magazines? Well, I do. :)

Though I know how to cook simple dishes, with pasta meals & desserts being my forte, it's the food presentation that piques my interest. Just like interior styling, I love picking out items, getting them all together & capturing the overall look. :)

Aside from doing interiors, food photography & food styling are what I have been meaning to study & do. In fact, I almost signed up in a workshop last year but never got around to doing it.

But a chance came up two Saturdays ago. I got signed up in such a class at The Maya Kitchen thru an opportunity sent our way by Mommy Bloggers Philippines.

The Maya Kitchen  is located at Level 8 of the Liberty Building in Makati City.

I was one of the early birds so I had time to take photos of the venue.


[A PLDT HOME DSL movie treat - the Amazing Spiderman 2]

For 2 weeks in a row, Friday nights have been fun times for the family. Especially the recent one, when the girls got so excited when I told them, we got free tickets to THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 movie. This came on the heels of that other movie we watched & loved. Super thanks to PLDT Home DSL for both treats! :)