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

Valentine Teacup: Wedgwood’s Queen of Hearts

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to set the mood for this day of hearts than a nice cup of Rose Vanilla Tea in a Wedgwood Queen of Hearts teacup set: Whimsical and romantic, the Queen of Hearts collection features colourful, romantic heart motifs and lustrous gold banding. The collection in white, fine bone china brings a sense of ... READ MORE

Holiday Highlights {2015}

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For the first time in many years, I started my Christmas preparations late.  As in really late.  If not for our week-long break due to the APEC summit held in Manila last November, I wouldn't be able to start wrapping gifts. Swamped with work and project deadlines, I skipped decorating our apartment for Christmas.  I thought I'll have to forego Christmas shopping as ... READ MORE

Best Selling Korean Products are now in Manila through NWorld!

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Celebrities and beauty junkies swear by the instant effects of Korean beauty products.  I have been doing my research on them for a while now so when I heard that there’s finally a Philippine-based distributor for them, I grabbed the opportunity and bought a package immediately. However, I think I got more than what I bargained for.  I was just supposed to buy the products ... READ MORE

Feel-good favorites from Robinsons Selections

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It has been said that the things that constitute one’s daily life are extensions of who they are, and the products they surround themselves with, a reflection of their personalities. These are what shape their moods and it is important that they always have these staples around, to keep them feeling good all the time. Despite being subjected to an ever-changing ... READ MORE

Product Review: Lenovo Vibe Shot

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I got myself a new Android smartphone 2 weekends ago, the Lenovo Vibe Shot. I've been using Lenovo gadgets for close to 2 years now and I'm very satisfied with their performance.  The smartphone I was using before the upgrade was Lenovo K900 and it has served as my camera backup in many occasions, earning raves from my colleagues and readers alike when they saw my crisp and ... READ MORE

Christmas Home Decors at The Landmark

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It's that time of the year again! Christmas trees are now on display at the Landmark and they're all so festive! My favorite is the one decked with polyresin figurines of Santa Claus, angels and snowmen: Up close: I found the wooden carousels as ornaments in another Christmas tree.  It comes in pack of 6's and costs only ... READ MORE