Birthdays, Cole Sprouse and beautiful frocks!

Let the May showers come with infinite blessings! Our family has been so blessed, with four wonderful children, and our youngest Athena just becoming a teenager yesterday. Born on the auspicious date 05/05/05, Athena was a gift I received in my early 40s. Our age gap can be a challenge. […]

Because, Bhutan

It’s never too late to create and live a more fulfilled and happy life. Finding the true essence of life is always a challenge. Taking time to clear unwanted clutter and embrace positive life force may hold the secret to lifelong happiness. Because, Bhutan. Surrounded by euphoric views of mountains, […]

Happy Easter, everyone!

Happy Easter everyone! Dennis, Athena and I just spent the holidays diving and taking in the breath-taking beauty of Palawan! The sights both under and above the water were just simply magnificent as if to validate the talent and love of the Great Designer in the heavens for us. Taking […]

The Lion King in the Philippines!

Don’t be late! When you watch the Manila run of the amazing “The Lion King,” make sure you are all settled in your theater seat because the opening act is quite incredible. After over two months of rehearsals, the world’s #1 musical began its performances last weekend at The Theatre […]

Summer gets hotter!

Summer gets hotter this weekend as two of my favorite activities are combined into one exciting affair. First off, Rustan’s kicks off the hottest season with a travel fair combined with an amazing showcase of summer essentials at great deals. Not your typical travel fair, Rustan’s “Your Summer Escape” presents […]

Welcome to the Age of Women Empowerment!

Welcome to the Age of Women Empowerment! March is all about celebrating International Women’s Day and the entire month. Women are forces to be reckoned with – formidable powers who push innovation and who reshape the very world we live in. Today, there is no shortage of such women. Ayala […]

I have my own doll!

Move over Barbie, I have my own doll! To my delightful amazement, Mhon Lumabe, a Filipino working in Brunei created two personalized dolls wearing miniature versions of my gowns by fashion designer Cherry Veric. Posted on his Instagram account @fashiondollbn, Mhon first made a replica of my white gown for […]

Strong and Sexy February

Strong and sexy are keywords that seem targeted to those 30 and below. Thanks to my weekly Bikram Yoga classes at the Ollay Aninion Bikram Manila Studio, and my running stints with our Girls Run For Breakfast group, I am thrilled to sometimes hear those words thrown my way. At […]

Looking forward to more in 2018

How lucky are we to have witnessed the Super Blue Blood Moon last January 31? I had to figure out what each of those words meant from an astronomy perspective. Super means a larger than usual moon when it achieves fullness at the closest point of its orbit to earth. […]

Brooklyn Beckham in Manila

You can somehow determine the age group of the people around you based on the topic of their conversations. For the past week, there have been only two hot topics in almost of all the hen lunches, cocktail parties and beer sessions in our city. For millennials, the arrival of […]