Friday, March 20, 2015

List of Easter Parties and Events for 2015: Top Places to Take the Kids for Easter Egg Hunting in Metro Manila

Looking for an Easter egg hunt for your kids? Search no further. Every year, I make a list of events where kids can have some awesome Easter egg hunts all over Metro Manila.

They pop up all over the place and there's a basket-load of cracking events happening over Easter weekend. I'm pretty sure there is at least one event that will be close to you where kids and kids at heart are sure to enjoy!

All of the following events take place on Sunday, April 5. So grab a basket, check out this list, and hop to it!

What:  Easter trip to Cozy Land with Dibo the Gift Dragon
When: April 5, from 1pm to 5pm
Where: Isla Grand Ballroom
Cost: Call 633 8888 or email events.esl@shangri-la.com Easter egg hunting (0-6 years old)
Easter fun activities (7-12 years old) An Easter show with performances by Dibo and Friends

Sale Alert: Lazada.com.ph Celebrates its Third Year Anniversary with a 3-Day Shopping Extravaganza

I attended the Third Year Anniversary of Lazada Philippines at M Cafe in Greenbelt. a part of Lazada Group which operates Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination. And here's a bit of good news to all online shopaholics! Lazada is celebrating its third anniversary this month with three days of sales from 24 to 26 March. Plus, you also get a chance to win a brand new My View 29" LED TV!


Lazada Group has seen rapid growth since its launch in March 2012. The company now has over 4,000 employees across the region and has raised approximately EUR 520 million in funding from leading sector specialists and investors including Temasek, Tesco, JP Morgan, Kinnevik and Rocket Internet, among others.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Maia's Rainbow Dash Pony 7th Surprise Birthday Party

We threw a surprise birthday party for my daughter's 7th birthday last February 7 at One Cafe in Ortigas. She didn't ask for a big party because she said it's expensive so we gave her a school party instead. But we felt that she deserved more...


We didn’t want to do a normal My Little Pony theme so we picked out my daughter’s favorite pony because we know Maia's absolute favorite and she's currently on a serious Rainbow Dash obsession. So there was no doubt that the theme had to be My Little Pony, Rainbow Dash to be exact.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

FamilyMart Launches its Fresh n’ Lite Line

It has been our daily routine to visit the nearby FamilyMart at our condo for a dose of our favorite Twirl-All-You-Can self-serve soft ice cream and my all-time favorite Nescafe Shake. So I was really excited to attend the launch of their newest lineup of healthy selections..


I love how FamilyMart stirs Philippine retail store industry to where convenience and healthy food meet. With the Filipino urbanites’ fast-paced lifestyle, eating healthy meals has been the easy thing to sacrifice due to its inconvenience. Time-consuming, unappealing, and bland – this is the usual connotation behind hearty and nutritious meals. But what if healthy meals can now be accessible, scrumptious, and affordable?

This year, the spotlight gets brighter on health as Philippine FamilyMart CVS, Inc.launches its Health and Wellness line. Eating healthy has never been this convenient – no need to spare hours to prepare when it’s now just a few minutes away with exceptional ready-meals available straight from any Philippine Family Mart store nationwide.


“We, at Philippine FamilyMart, ultimately want to make healthy quality food accessible to every Filipino,” shares Ed Paredes, Jr., General Manager for FamilyMart. “We hear the cry of our busy and on-the-go consumersfor a one-stop place where they could get tasty and nourishing food that’s fresh, quick, and available.”

Beginning March 2015, FamilyMart beefs up its food selections with the introduction of its health and wellness line featuring ten dishes – ranging from rice meals, to pasta, and even classic snacks Filipinos will surely love.


I was able to sample all ten dishes including the yummy appetizers.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Jack 'n Jill and Calbee: Japan's Calbee Teams up with URC to Bring #BestoPotato Experience

Gooood news! Japan's favorite potato chips is now here in the Philippines! So keep your eyes peeled for the creatively designed pop-up store at a mall near you in the coming weeks.


Universal Robina Corporation (URC) partnered with Calbee, Inc., Japan’s leading snack brand, has launched Jack ‘n Jill Calbee, bringing the #BestoPotato experience to snack lovers all over the country! And yes, snacking will never be the same.

Unboxing: March 2015 Pond's Exclusive BDJ Box

I have a confession to make. I'm a sucker for BDJ Box. I know I don't necessarily need a monthly delivery of surprise "box of joy" but who wouldn't want to feel like a birthday girl once a month? Besides, my birthday's coming in 2 months. So when the box arrived at my door, I felt like I was getting an early birthday present.


And what I have for you today… is another BDJ box review! I just can’t get enough of them, I want to try them all and see which one is the best. It came just in time for summer primping. There's literally nothing in here I don't want.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Into the Woods Inspired Fashion

Have you watched one of the Oscar nominated films of this season, Into The Woods? Saw it over the weekend and I cannot stop obsessing about how amazing Meryl Streep is. I also love the inconceivably intricate designs and brilliant, one-of-a-kind costumes. Amazeballs!

So, I decided to recreate a mom-and-daughter OOTD version of fairy tale looks inspired by the film Into the Woods.


To those who haven’t seen the movie,  it's a mish-mash of fairytales and catchy lyrics right into Sondheim’s magical world deep within thickets of forest. It's a story of a Baker and his wife who will only be guaranteed a child in their future if they help the witch (played by the extremely talented Meryl Streep) to which she would then release the curse she had put on their family. His task is to get the "slipper that is pure as gold” which is what we all know as Cinderella's glass slippers.