Coffee, Tea or Me? (my little bloggers event)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Later will be my very first pa-bloggers event! :) Geo texted me last week to invite bloggers to her boyfriend's bakeshop, and then like the typical Anagon, ideas started to pour in. I wanted a tea party set-up, include Geo's corn coffee business (She's a social entrepreneur! They produce the coffee to help the farmers in Sumilao Bukidnon :) I am proud of my friend :))...and then, throw in Anagon Collection to provide the loot bags for this pre-Halloween event! :)

So from 5 required bloggers (as said by geo), I asked if we can have more, and she said I can invite up to 10 bloggers. I didn't realize we set the date side-by-side the Phil. Fashion Week! Some people will not be able to make it, and I have few blogger contacts, so if you're nearby the venue later, do drop by! :) Text me (see invi above), and you're welcome to our little Trick or Treat! :) 

Running late! Wish me luck! Mwah!

I sent this yesterday to the invited people
Cea made the invitation, galing ng kapatid ko noh? ;-)

Food Trip: Magic Bread Bakeshop: Vegetarian Food and Restaurant

Friday, October 29, 2010

Before heading to the early call time of my styling gig for Ipanema in the Philippine Fashion Week (thanks to Pax!!! :)), dad requested that we have lunch together in the vegetarian restaurant he has been raving to me for a long time already. Since it's on the way to SMX, I happily obliged.

Happy signs welcomed me in the restaurant's glass door, especially for someone who always struggles with non-veg friendly fast foods vs expensive vegetarian restaurants:

Cheap thrill!!!

Here's what we ordered:

Dad's ve-g meat tocino with red rice and sayote soup (P55)

I tried the ve-g meat with cream of mushroom and the ve-g bopis, with red rice.
Sulit for its price! (P60)

They also have a very convenient water dispenser and condiments corner

They also sell a wide-array of cookies and other baked goodies for the health buffs:

They also have tuna chicharon (P70), toasted carrot bread (P12/pack), toasted banana bread (P20), gluten powder (P180/kg), malunggay cookies (P35), soya cookies (P35) and even diabetic cookies (P38)! Unbelievable price for healthy treats, huh! :)

Dad having a hard time choosing our dessert

Finally picking a pack of raisin cookies. :) He loves prunes, hehe!

 It was a cool lunch date with pops before the tensed and pressured big styling job later on. I have to say, dad was a big influence in my becoming a vegetarian. Ever since I was a kid, he takes me to indie veggie restaurants and eateries. Dad wanted to become a vegetarian but can't resist meat once in awhile. I guess he passed this on to me, his daughter who is a full-time lacto-ovo vegetarian for more than 4 years already!

Try out the delish and healthy dishes of Magic Bread Bakeshop: Vegetarian Food and Restaurant
No. 25, Gil Puyat Ave cor. Bautista Sts. Palanan Makati City

Now I know how reunions go

Sorry if I tried to rhyme my title, haha. Last Monday, I went on a very biglaan reunion with my friends from early college (we got reshuffled on our third year). These are my very first friends right after I stepped out of high school's comfort zone. I know high school barkadas last forever, but then these people helped me survive the big and cruel university life. Of course, always puno ng kalokohan!

Jam and I were first to meet in Greenbelt, so we had the say on where to hang out before the others came:

Then we watched a movie! Life As We Know It, second time around for me! Cords was late! =/

Although I have formed lots of other cliques in college, from my new block and the different orgs I've joined, I realized how I will always value these people since they were a part of my life. And like the real journalism frosh in UST that we were, we never stopped laughing that day. About our classmates kalokohan, to our professors, to our PE moments, to our class plays! ;p Typical reunion of going back to "the days"!

Me: "Ganito pala yun noh? Yung reunion??"

We had dinner at Banana Leaf, where we had more "looking back" stories

And then coffee at CBTL...

Where we bought 2 slices of cakes from our "pot money" (extra cash from Banana Leaf bill. Journ nga kami, mali mali computations hahaha)

More laughtrips...

And of course, photo ops!

Been YEARS since I saw most of them (except for Jam who supports my online shop!! :)). It was nice to get in touch with Jam, Zsa, Chai, Jade, and know what they had been up to since we graduated. I changed a lot, they said--I guess my self-employed status helped me grow as a person. Though I am sure some things never changed...Like how we still manage to laugh at the silliest things. :) 

Zsa posted a photo of our college years in FB when we got home, so I also checked my early Multiply albums! Leaving you with photos of the young Anagon and friends, hehehe. Ang hippie ko na non! ;p

Did you recognize who's who? :)

I guess what I love most about reunions with people you haven't been in touch with for years isn't only about updating with them or laughing on "then-bad memories". I also learned more about how I had been, and where I am now. 

...And I sincerely give myself a pat on the back. =)

Store I Adore: 7 For All Mankind

I am a self-confessed cheapstake when it comes to shopping. But if there is one thing I can't trust the Ukay Ukay, Divi, or any bargain-thrill haven, it's the perfect pair of jeans. When it comes to my pants, I spend a little bit than usual--to get the right fit, length, and the most important of all: durability, especially the zipper and button!

My friend since high school Chicks, looking great in "Roxanne" jeans by Seven For All Mankind

A go-to place for premium denim finds

Seven for all Mankind is a big name as a denim brand, patronized even by Hollywood celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie (my favorite, because of Salt!), and Gwyneth Paltrow, to name a few. Since its launch last year in the Philippines, this first-class jeans brand from California offered quality denims for men and women with different cut (bootcut, relaxed, flynt, skinny, straight) washes and fabric to suit everyone's preferences. I love their dark skinny jeans!

7 for all Mankind continues to expand its product line, bringing beautiful bags, shoes, and belts in their line:

The bags are not only pretty, but they also look sturdy to carry my gazillion of stuff!

*Sigh* I really love the classy and understated feel of the store, the accessories, and most especially the jeans! Since your pants are closet staples which can be used-n-abused for a long time, I'd say a good pair is your best clothing investment. I think I know what I want for Christmas. :)

Seven for All Mankind is located in Greenbelt 5, Robinson's Place Midtown Wing, and Power Plant
Special thanks to Ms. Ayet Quimpo

Store I Adore: Bóboli

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Even I would love to wear their clothes! 

Step into Bóboli's neat and cute boutique in Greenbelt 5 for a wide array of the most stylish and adorable children's apparel. Their Spring-Summer Collection caters the clothing needs of children as young as newborns till kids at their 14. Best news is, they're also currently on sale!

Be greeted by these well-styled mannequins. I sure would love to have kids this fashionable!

This silver long jacket is just perfect for the season!
P3, 960.- 

Nautical pieces for your young ones!

Racks and racks of clothes with detailed designs and good construction.

They also offer adorbs footwear! :)
 P1, 050, currently on sale at P525

My pick for the little girls:
 P2, 370

This simple LRD (Little Red Dress) stands out for its color and details

My pick for the little boys:
 T Shirt - currently on sale at P660,
Plaid Shorts - P1, 450

Will look good on both your little boy or girl:
 Shirt - P1,050
Vest - P1, 450
Shorts - P1, 780

Preppy ensemble, with cute button pins!

Protect your kid from Manila's sun with these fun hats!

There's also a space for the kids to play while you shop for them:

A board where they can stick their artworks:

 And a really chic dressing room!

Love the doodles! Ako yun sa mirror, o, haha!

With Ms. Meanne Barnuevo, cashier for Bóboli:

While taking the photos of the clothes, I was talking to the very accommodating Ms. Meanne about their brand. She told me that Bóboli means "garden", and it was actually quite new in the country (opened last May). Right now, they only have a store in Greenbelt 5, but soon Bóboli will also be in Trinoma to cater the north people. Also, their coming Winter Collection will already provide clothes up to the 16-year-olds.

No wonder Pinoy celebrities and big names in the society are the constant visitors of the shop: Bóboli promises first class clothing at superior quality and trendy styles. The hefty price tags might surprise the buying parents and godparents, but the durable and comfortable pieces are worth it.

I'm sure stylish mommy bloggers DeniseAva, and Lloyda will agree to that! :)

Bóboli is located in Greenbelt 5, Makati.
Special thanks to Ms. Ayet Quimpo