January 21st, 2015
I am so filled with joy and happiness as one of my favourite couples recently got married. I love weddings! I think it is part of my DNA already as I have been around the wedding industry practically my entire career. I love weddings even more when I can just be a guest and enjoy the festivities and not be anxious about every little detail that would make my clients nervous or be concerned about.
So imagine my glee when I found out that my loves Bea Soriano and Eric Dee were getting married. It was a full day affair beginning in the afternoon at the Cabana of Antonio’s Tagaytay. I have always loved Antonio’s and it was my first time to visit their new space which was so tropical and absolutely perfect for the occasion.
The bride and groom prepared many games and activities for the guests which made the wedding more fun and lively. They had so much wonderful prizes which made everyone’s participation truly worthwhile. After the fun and games the wedding rites took place under this amazing cornucopia of flowers, vines and tivoli lights making everything extremely romantic. I loved the fact that the couple really made their wedding intimate and truly their own. Considering that they could have a “circus” of a wedding they managed to have under 180 guests. A huge feat in Manila.
We then moved to the wedding banquet which was tastefully decorated by Jo Claravall in an abundance of white blooms and modern candelabras. The Six course meal was so delicious and flawless which is the reason why Antonio’s is truly the best restaurant in the country.
I just want to personally congratulate and offer my best wishes to Eric and Bea. May your married life be filed with only joy and laughter and be blessed by children and bliss. Enjoy the photos!
- Passed by Anne to convoy with the girls!
January 13th, 2015
I see a lot of RED on the carpet! this is part 2 of my review. Hope you are having as much fun as I am.
- Heidi Klum’s body is AMAZING! I mean she really has great genes. Loving the colour of her Versace gown but I am iffy about the neckline.
January 13th, 2015
HELLO! Happy new year everyone! It’s been quite some time since I last blogged, I have been so back blogged it’s not funny anymore! However I have to push forward all the work on my plate and give all of you my annual Golden Globe red carpet review. Gosh! Has it been a year already? It feels like only yesterday when Lupita Nyongo rocked my world in that delicious red Ralph Lauren number. Now she is a bonafide style star. So moving forward to this year lets see what we have on display! I love seeing whats going on in the red carpet as it’s really channelling the coming trends for 2015. Enjoy the review.
December 22nd, 2014
On our last leg in our African adventure we headed to Zanzibar! I have always wanted to go to Zanzibar for the simple reason that it just sounds so exotic and beautiful. The name itself conjures so much mystery and splendor that I just had to see the place for myself. Getting there was also an adventure as it took us two small airplane rides and a couple of hours by land. However by this time we were all getting used to this kind of travelling and in a way I kind of enjoyed the process. What I enjoy most about the whole adventure is you get to see the landscape of Africa up in the air.It’s high enough to get a real birds eye view of how beautiful this part of our world is. I often sit beside the window and look out and just enjoy the amazing views. Before we all knew it we landed in the island of Zanzibar! I immediately took some street photos because I loved the vivid colours that the women were wearing. I just wanted to share with all of you a part of our journey to this exotic place.
- Here comes our ride!
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December 17th, 2014
Like all great adventures, this one had come to an end but not without giving all of us another dimension to it’s beauty. On our last day in Singita we awoke with the the whole river views enveloped in fog. Creating this dreamy spectacle. I loved how the sun rose above the fog and greeted everyone with a bright farewell. We all had time to have one more delicious breakfast in this amazing setting before heading toward another adventure. This time we would be flying off to the exotic Zanzibar!
However before we go, I would like to share with all of you one last look at this amazing place. I would also like to thank everyone in camp for taking so good care of us and making this experience truly a magical one.
December 15th, 2014
One of my most favourite person in the world recently got married and it was one of the most unique and special wedding receptions I have ever experienced. That says a lot because I have been in the bridal business for quire a while and I have never had a wedding at the Araneta Coliseum!
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December 11th, 2014
One of the things I love most about travelling is that I get to experience new cuisines , new flavours, new tastes and textures of the places that I visit. In my recent adventure to Africa we were all treated to a beautiful and proper African/Tanzanian meal in the Singita Camp.
We were really spoiled silly in this camp as they even flew a private chef for all of us from South Africa. His name is Frank Louw. I was very impressed with him as he was really quite passionate about his food and it showed in his work. For that evening he and his team worked almost the entire day to prepare this special meal for all of us that evokes African cuisine. It was really quite unique as there were influences of Arabic and Indian flavours but entirely all very African. My personal favourite was the small dried fish that reminded me of “dilis” cooked in a very flavourful curry sauce. I thought that was delicious! Also the various kebabs were very satisfying!
- The main camp at night!
December 8th, 2014
The beauty about being in a Safari is that you really don’t know what your going to get. You are working with nature and because of this you really cannot predict what you will be experiencing and seeing. On one particular beautiful morning we all saw one of the most incredible images ever! We saw two lions making babies! LOL! This was really quite something to see as they actually have sex repeatedly for several hours or even days. The bursts of sex drives would last for a few minutes at each time then they would take a rest and do it all over again. It was really quite fascinating.
The best part about it is that we were all able to catch this rare experience in film and photos. It was like lions gone wild! LOL! Do enjoy the photos and also take a look at other amazing images of this once in a lifetime experience.
December 5th, 2014
When you are in Safari, you end up waking at the crack of dawn to see the first light. This is the time of the day when animals are most active and you can really get to see some action. I have been sleeping so well in this trip. I attribute this to the very clean environment in Africa. It is still devoid of human pollution and because of this I feel so engaged and healthy.
I woke up to one of the most incredible sunrises ever. Our tents were situated on the banks of the Mara river, which meant that only a few steps away you will encounter these majestic animals such as Hippos, Alligators and many more!
- Woke up to see this outside our tent.