Friday, November 17, 2017

Review: Rootote 2-Way Tote Backpack | 5 Reasons Why #iloveROO

The festive season is creeping in... and it's just over a month until I'll be cracking out my shopping list. That being said, I'm so delighted I've found the perfect gift for my sister this Christmas. Ever heard of Rootote? It is known in Japan for the innovation of a simple tote bag into a stylish and functional bag highlighting Japanese street-style fashion. Rootote now has 14 stand-alone stores and are in more than 200 department stores all over Japan, along with stores in Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and now in the Philippines.

It was sometime back in March that I first heard of Rootote from my friend who lives in Tokyo. But it was just last week that I was able to see one. Anyway, I want to let you know the good news, guys -- Rootote is now officially available here in Manila, with its first branch located at The Block in SM North Edsa. 🙂 I actually got one for myself and I'm planning to buy another one for my sister.

This pink 2-Way Tote Backpack from Rootote Philippines is everything I hoped for and more! Functional, stylish, minimalist, with a twist! I am blown away by the quality and it has the perfect balance of form and functionality! Here are 5 reasons why I love Roo:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

OtterBox, LifeProof Launch Full Case Lineups for New iPhones

You’ve just purchased that expensive new iPhone 8, iph8 Plus and the iPhone X.1. You aren’t going to use just any cute case from the bazaar in your neighborhood, aren’t you?

This is serious stuff and you need a case that will protect your phone.

OtterBox has set the standard of iPhone protection from the very beginning. OtterBox, the No. 1-selling smartphone case in the US, continues to uphold that tradition with a full lineup of cases for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Get a Chance to Win an Exclusive Invite to Our Meet & Greet | Christmas Party!

Hey, lovelies! What's up? I'm about to do something that I'm pretty sure everyone will like... hopefully. lol

First order of business, I have reached 5,128,496 page views and I'm hoping to reach 6 million soon. Thank you, loves! 

Now, onto my second order of business.

I want to meet as many of you guys as I can. Like talk to you, get to know you and say thank you personally. That is why I'm having a Meet & Greet with my fellow bloggers and friends (the ones I truly admire for their style, fashion and sensibility. Seriously, they're the best and prettiest bloggers out there!) and we wanted to celebrate Christmas with all of you!

Giulia Takes Home-Cooked Food To A Whole New Level as It Opens at SM North EDSA

After a super tiring but fun day at Maia's Family Day & Fair in school, we had a lovely lunch at what looks to be our new favorite family restaurant. Oh, and it's Giulia, pronounced like the name, Julia.

From the company that introduced Casa Italia to Metro Manilans in 2015, comes Giulia, the newest dining place that beckons anyone longing for home-cooked food.

Taking off from the same location where the renowned Casa left its footprint, Giulia is a full-service restaurant that whips up hearty dishes that linger way after you’ve finished everything on their plates.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cordlife Celebrates World Cord Blood Day: A Celebration of Life

Hi, mommies! TODAY is World Cord Blood Day, and therefore a perfect day to learn more about how cord blood is changing the face of medicine.

In 1988, a significant event happened that changed the way we see our bodies and the birthing process. A cord blood stem cell transplant performed by Dr. Eliane Gluckman in France saved the life of a young boy who was fighting Fanconi Anemia.

Cord blood, a newfound and non-controversial source of stem cells, has since saved thousands of other children from dreaded diseases through 40,000 cord blood stem cell procedures performed to date. Yet, not everyone is aware of the need to preserve this valuable, vital resource. In fact, in 98% of childbirths, cord blood is thrown away as medical waste.

This year, November 15 has finally been designated as the first ever World Cord Blood Day.  Arising as an answer to the need to promote awareness and expand education on the life-saving benefits of cord blood and cord blood banking, this is a celebration filled with talks, lectures and activities geared at reaching more families about this life saving resource and procedure.

Eat, Drink and Play at Rackshack in SM Aura

If you're looking for a place where you can chill with your friends and indulge on a feast of ridiculously good grilled meats and signature barbecue rubs and sauces, check out Rackshack! It's RACK's cooler and younger brother!

This new joint at SM Aura has attracted many "millenials" (and let's not forget the "xennials" like me) for consistently serving ridiculously good fired-up BBQ.  Indeed, the thrill is on the grill!


Rackshack is the perfect place to eat, drink and play! I like its industrial interiors and the bright open space or patio bar that has that hip and laidback vibe. They also have Treat or Dare Darts, Beer Pong, and dozens of board games and card games like Cards Against Humanity and What Do You Meme, that are available at the patio.

Monday, November 13, 2017

SM, McDonald’s Team Up for New Family Fun Experiences and the #NationalThankYouDay Celebration

We had a blast at the opening of #NationalThankYouDay at SM Megamall last weekend. Happy to report that #NationalThankYouDay McDonald’s Caravan will tour at select SM Supermalls on all weekends of November.

 Indeed, the month of November brings to the whole family new and delightful happenings as SM Supermalls partners with McDonald’s, inviting everyone to experience the world through the SM McDonald’s Caravan in select malls, and the National Thank You Day celebration – announced in the recent media launch at SM Megamall.