MINISO Japanese Lifestyle Store now open at Glorietta 2

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Japan's fast fashion lifestyle brand, MINISO, opened this week at Glorietta 2.  I passed by the store earlier (on my way home) and found lots of cute items that are perfect for gifting. I'm not a make-up junkie so I skipped the beauty counter, hehe. But I wasn't able to check out their stationery and paper section either (sayang!) because ang daming nagtitingin talaga. ... READ MORE

Exploring Tokyo, the DIY Way (Day 1)

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The hubby and I just spent six (6) full-packed days in Tokyo last week, and this being our first trip together abroad (and our first time too in Tokyo), we wanted to make the most out of our stay by visiting as many places as we can, try as many authentic Japanese food as we can, and - a "must" for me of course - stop (not shop) at every Hello Kitty boutique I can find there ... READ MORE

Roots Satchel Tribe Bag

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Remember the Roots Tri-Fold Clutch Wallet in Tribe Leather that AJ bought for me as pasalubong from his trip in Canada 2 years ago? It has gotten better with age!  After 2 years, it's now sporting a weathered look and a naturally developed patina that is truly beautiful to look at. Just like the wrinkles in the face of a weathered explorer tell a thousand tales, ... READ MORE

Dream Tomica x My Melody (and a surprise giveaway!)

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Just sharing with you the latest additions to my Dream Tomica cars featuring Sanrio characters: I have almost all the Hello Kitty Tomica cars, including the highly collectible Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty 2016 set that I ordered from Japan. The latest additions are the My Melody cars, including My Sweet Piano! Do you still remember My Sweet Piano?  She is My Melody's ... READ MORE

Ordering Cath Kidston Online (2016 edition)

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Longtime readers of my blog know that I heart everything Cath Kidston, and that I've bought most of my CK items online.  Thanks to my Cath Kidston sisters Ellen and Diane, who are also avid CK collectors and online shoppers like me, I was able to get the mugs, bags and other CK accessories that I like - straight from the UK shop. Even when the first Cath Kidston opened in ... READ MORE

Faith.Hope.Love

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I love discovering and trying out natural/organic skin food products, especially locally made ones, because they really do wonders to my skin.  Some of them have become part in my skincare regimen like the soaps, tea tree oil and massage rub cream from GIGA, bee propolis products from Ilog Maria and the pocket hand sanitizers and hand soaps from Human Nature. Now, I'm happy ... READ MORE

Jo Malone’s Herb Garden

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I've always thought that Jo Malone perfumes are too expensive, too overpriced that I never showed any interest in it until that fateful Sunday two weeks ago when I caught a whiff of perfume coming from their Greenbelt 5 boutique. It was from their newest collection - the Herb Garden collection - and I was just curious to find out how herbs would smell as perfume/cologne.  So ... READ MORE

Bespoke Monogram Pendant

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Monogram pendants are popular nowadays not just because it's cool to wear something with your initial or initials on it, but because there's something special about wearing something that defines you. My partner jeweler and I were supposed to launch last year some monogram pendants as part of our catalog, but with other jewelry sellers offering more designs at more ... READ MORE