Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CPK is always a good idea♥

It's almost the end of June... how time flies. Six months down for 2016.  Before this month says "Au Revoir" I want to share last weekend's meet up with my 2nd year high school BFFs.  We are actually 7 in the group but 2 are already based abroad and we have lost touched with 1.  Hopefully soon we will be complete.  It's really a wonderful feeling to be with friends you grew up with.  "Feeling you at heart" (hahaha)...   It's kinda hard to make our schedules meet that is why it took us 5 months since our last get together.  I realized that it's easier to plan and set a get together when we're younger but when when you're at the prime of your life there are a lot of things to consider.   But then, every meet up is as good as the last well sometimes even better... :)

We all have this pizza and pasta cravings that day... The cozy and homey ambiance of California Pizza Kitchen at Edsa Shangrila Mall was our top choice. (It's actually our fave - *wink!)

Our late lunch consisted of Spinach artichoke dip, Garlic Cream Fettuccine with Chicken and The Works pizza.  Dining experience is as good as the last time... at CPK Eastwood city (which was closed already).  

CPK is always a favorite even my nephews and nieces loved it!  Aside from good food, the staff was really very nice.  Service is superb!

Enjoyed every minute of it my BFFs... (espcially when we tried taking groupies in the restroom's mirror - hahaha)  Til our next meet up!♥

Friday, June 24, 2016

Pantene Obsession♥

I am not into trying new things, not a risk taker... If a product is "hiyang" on me, you will have a hard time convincing me to try a different one.  While I was grocery shopping at Unimart with my Tita yesterday: where else do I go right away? At the shampoo section.. (haha)  I'm obsessed with shampoos - Pantene to be exact, I don't know why but I love shampoos and conditioners.  So what did I get this time? I bought the Pantene Beautiful lengths shampoo: I love it's sweet candy scent.

When I got home I brought out my Pantene collection... (I'm a happy girl - wink!*)  
  • Smooth & Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Botanicals Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Beautiful lengths Shampoo

Trivia: Beautiful Lengths variant was developed by Pantene to help provide real-hair to women who are fighting the big C.

Ooops! Wait a sec.. Not only that there's more...

These are aside from Pantene variants that are locally available:

  • Shampoo: Hair fall control 
  • Conditioner: Silky Smooth care and Total damage care 3 minute conditioner.  
They have already phased out their Silky Smooth care shampoo so now I am using the Smooth and Sleek.

Are you also a Pantene fan like me? 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Chanel Vanity Case Collection S/S 2016♥

Chanel has never failed to surprise me!  Still ... day dreaming that someday I will own one.  Maybe be soon...  Chanel's Spring/Summer 2016 collection has officially landed:  their Travel-themed collection are now available in stores.  

source: Google

The vanity case bags are all stunning!  The bags are quilted with top handle and woven chain so you can carry them on your shoulders or cross body.  It has a large CC logo in front and 2 luggage tags that houses a cc logo padlock and a key.  The bag is available in 3 sizes: Mini (5.1 x 6.7 x 2.8 inches), Medium (6.3 x 8.3 x 3.3 inches) and Large (6.7 x 9.4 x 3.9 inches).  It's interior is structured -has 2 compartments and a middle pocket with zipper.  

source: Google

Aside from the vanity case bags, this flap bag is truly eye-catching.  It's quilted calfskin with cc logo in front and a woven shoulder strap. Size: 5.3 x 8.7 x 2.4 inches.

source: Google

Last but certainly not the least.  The Chanel Trolley Minaudiere: luxuriously cute! Size: 11.4 x 6.5 x 6.7 inches. Price tag? $10,500.00 (hihi)

Drool to the max! (hahaha...)  I really enjoy writing about bags, I am a certified bagaholic my loves... I die for bags... ♥

How do you find these new Chanel pieces? Tell me...


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Bag of Beans (with the Accounting group) ♥

After our day tour at Canyon Cove last Saturday, we decided to have an early dinner at Bag of Beans, Tagaytay before we head back to Manila.  I have heard good things about this resto but I have not really tried it.  So I am a little excited.  Before we went to the restaurant,  we bought "pasalubong" (souvenir) at their bakery.  I bought two raisin loaves and a banana loaf.  Will tell my verdict as I go along.

This pot of blooms welcomed us, as we enter their bakery...  As I have earlier mentioned I bought 2 Raisin loaves that is P145.00 each for the small,  large one is at P290.00 and 1 banana loaf at P210.00. Fingers-crossed hoping that these goodies will impress my taste buds.  I bake and cook so I am a little hard to please when it comes to food. (*wink!)

As we went down the wooden stairs - these colorful lanterns welcomed us.

Gardenish feel...very chic and vintage: with plenty of rooms suitable for groups

Our group decided to go al fresco instead of their air conditioned room.

Here's the summary of what we had. Caesar Salad, Chicken Strips (replaced rice with mashed potato), Grilled Chicken on pesto spaghetti (creamy pesto), Grilled Salmon with Mango and tomato Salsa, Tuna Belly and Tanigue Steak. For dessert we tried their Blueberry cheesecake and Black forest shake.  

Took a couple of photos before we left...


That was a delicious early dinner and awesome dining experience.  Now here's my verdict:

Ambiance: ♥♥♥♥♥
Service: ♥♥♥♥♥ - fast service.
Food: ♥♥♥♥♥ - super delish... 
Baked goodies: ♥♥ - don't really like it... (I'm sorry, Baguio Country club raisin loaf is way better and I still go for Purple oven's Banana loaf)
Price: ♥♥♥♥ - just right at Main courses prices starts P350.00
Whole experience : ♥♥♥♥♥ and will definitely come back!


Monday, June 06, 2016

Summer 2016 at the Cove♥

Hello everyone!  I am not really a beach person: my cousins and friends are completely aware of that.  I remember when I first went to Bora in 2004: it was more of my cousin's idea.  She told me that everyone is going ga-ga especially the foreigners in going to Boracay.  I'm from the Philippines and I haven't been there.  Okay, I'm not really into "waters"... I'm afraid of riding a "bangka" or boat.  Swimming pool is fine... beach water is actually a no-no: had skin allergies after Boracay and I told myself that will be the last.  I feel that the salt water is eating up my skin.  Anyway... 

Last weekend our department opted to have our Annual team building/2nd quarterly meeting at Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa at Nasugbu Batangas.  It was a three and a half hours drive from Manila. 

We started our day with fun games at the beach front.  14 in the department we are divided into two groups: I was the leader for Team 2.  Unfortunately we fell short - behind 6 points from Team 1. 

After the games took a plunge on the lagoon-style swimming pool.  

Lunch at Island Cafe which was catered by Max's restaurant.  After our hefty lunch we had our meeting at Canyon Cove's Blu Bar.

It was a great experience... the only thing I don't like is their shower area on the pool side.  Aside from that everything is fine.

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