Sunday, February 1, 2015

Kenny Rogers Brings Back Your Favorites!

There won't be Throwback Thursdays if not for wanting to bring back the good times of yesteryears. Ako, I am guilty of reliving with my kapanahunans our childhood Friday night TV habit (including X-Men and Are You Afraid of the Dark), and 90s hit songs from boy bands, girl groups, and divas who reigned the MTV countdowns. Feeling ko dahil diyan we will never run out of old school remakes, from movies like Annie and teleseryes like Pangako Sayo, because we always welcome them back with open arms.

For Kenny Rogers Roasters, the team brings back last year's favorite Garlic Butter Chicken in their menu. To make it more exciting, we were sent to Kenny Rogers Tagaytay for a fun field trip! 

I am so happy to be invited with this cool group! Hello Ruth, Seph, Trice, Rodel, Jill, Mother Earth, Nikko, Ava, Sarah, Ate Marj, and Paul:

You know you're already in Tagaytay when: 1) there are so much greens, 2) the air felt clean and fresh, ang sarap huminga!

Kenny Rogers in Tagaytay is located at the Sky Ranch, along Aguinaldo Highway. I should go here with the family more often.

We arrived there just in time for lunch. Weee! The Kenny Rogers team served the Garlic Butter Chicken (P235/solo meal and P770/good for 4) + other Kenny Rogers bestsellers.


I love my side sampler. I think I can live with just Kenny's mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and corn muffins!

They also serve brewed coffee here, which I enjoyed after a good meal and with Tagaytay's cool climate.

After the program and chit-chats was the highlight of the day-trip. They treated us to several rides at the Sky Ranch! Yey!

I am a "rides person", not because I am fearless, but feeling ko ang dali lang niya coz there are no skills involved (lol). Takot din naman ako, pero iniisip ko uupo lang naman ako (and sisigaw/mag mumura) haha. Seriously, though, feel ko nasanay lang ako coz our dad used to take me and my sisters to Big Bag Alabang, Boom na Boom, EK, and other throwback Christmas Carnivals back in the day. I rode the octopus when I wasn't even of legal age, haha! Then my high school friends turned out to be adventurous din, so I really grew up seeking the thrill of roller coasters and other buwis buhay rides.

Anyway, less talk na, and on to the photos! The group's agenda for the afternoon, in order (from easiest to screamfest).

Seryoso, ang tugtog during that time sa ferris wheel "I can't stand to flyyy... I'm not that naiveee.." Lol, tawang tawa ako parang sinadya!

Overlooking the Taal. Made the Batangena in me so happy. :)

Excessively high and hyper and happy kid coz of adrenaline rush! Thank you Kenny Rogers for giving us a grand time. :)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jazzy France Dame De Coeur

I am an "instant" person. I want everything fast and convenient, as much as possible. That's how I became a big lip and cheek tint fan, they make makeup application a breeze every morning. Ask my friends, they know that I rely on these type of products. I even asked for 2-in-one makeup products last Christmas as if I never had enough. 

Anyway, I learned about JAZZY FRANCE, the former James Cooper brand, last week during their brand relaunch. The highlight of the event is their Jazzy France Dame De Coeur.

With Mother Earth and Martha:

Abigail Aldaba of Jazzy France showing to us their products:

The Jazzy France Dame De Coeur is available in 3 different shades, and comes in a compact cube packaging that is both sturdy and cute. I would love to check out the other shades when I visit their booths at The SM Store and Watsons this weekend.

A demo on how to use the Dame De Coeur with Lorraine and Abi:

 Easy to apply, affordable, and pretty, the Jazzy France Dame De Coeur deserves a space in my growing lip and cheek stain collection! Worth a try? Definitely!

First 2 photos from Joan Jimenez. Like Jazzy France on Facebook

Formal in Flats

For a "Sleek Black"-themed event a few nights ago, I decided to steer clear from the expected Little Black Dress + Pumps combination. Other than knowing that that look is just not me, I am forming a new advocacy (hahaha) that you can wear flats / sneakers in a formal setting / event! 

Top - SM Woman
Skirt - Suite Blanco
Bag - Long Champ
Sneakers - Gold Dot
Photos - @earthlingorgeous

Another idea is wearing a maxi skirt with sleek mandals. I was browsing online shops and found an amazing selection of maxi dresses at ZALORA. This black maxi dress with slit is my favorite.

On another note, I remembered my family's Vegas vacation 2 Christmases ago (read my posts HERE and HERE). We had 2 nights at the Sin City, and it was just not enough! I'll probably be sporting these outfits if ever I'll be given the chance to explore this side of the States more, and visit The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Mixing modern with classic makes these Cosmopolitan Chic looks pass from day to night -appropriate. I can imagine a breezy morning shopping around the resort's 36,000 square feet of retail space in my trusty houndstooth sneakers. Also, I feel that I will not be over-dressed for a casual Secret Pizza lunch, nor underdressed for a fancy dinner at Estiatorio Milos. All these, of course, before heading to a bar or the casino at night. Ahhh, a girl can dream!