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July 19th, 2010

A Dinner at Mandy’s!

You all know that one of my great pleasures in life is being invited to someone’s home for dinner.  There is something really special about this experience because it’s like your host is literally opening up their heart and home.  I recently had the privilege of dining in the home of one of my dearest friend Mandy dela Rama-Santos.  I consider Mandy one of the most stylish woman I know!  Style just oozes  CHIC out of her every pore, from the way she dresses up to the way she fixes her home all the way to the manner that she entertains.
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It is all so effortless!  Mandy is also an exceptionally good cook!   I love her FABADA!  However that evening she was showing us her take on Thai cuisine.  It was all so good!   The evening had all the ingredients of a  great dinner.  A fine mix of new and old friends!  I for one had a great time learning about angel readings and a book that I have to read called the The Outliers.   Here are some photos of that fun evening!

My favorite Solenne welcomed me with a shower of rose petals and a lovely pose!  Check out her chic dress designed by her Mom!

My favorite Solenne welcomed me with a shower of rose petals and a lovely pose! Check out her chic dress designed by her Mom!

 I love Mandy and Duane's home because there is something Parisienne about it.  A mixture of various elements all personally put together that reflects warmth and chic!

I love Mandy and Duane's home because there is something Parisienne about it. A mixture of various elements all personally put together that reflects warmth and chic!

 I noticed some new paintings that they recently acquired.  My guess is that they are from a Vietnamese artist.  I found it amusing that his name was "Van Tho" LOL!

I noticed some new paintings that they recently acquired. My guess is that they are from a Vietnamese artist. I found it amusing that his name was "Van Tho" LOL!

I personally liked this painting.

I personally liked this painting.

A lovely corner of the house, with a giant bloom that Mandy hand carried from Paris!  OMG!  I am so guilty of that, i go shopping for  our apartment sometimes and have to lug things home in the plane because they wont fit in my luggage.

A lovely corner of the house, with a giant bloom that Mandy hand carried from Paris! OMG! I am so guilty of that, i go shopping for our apartment sometimes and have to lug things home in the plane because they wont fit in my luggage.

 Her dining room!  I adore the use of antique capiz windows painted in white as a foil to a very deep colored dining room.

Her dining room! I adore the use of antique capiz windows painted in white as a foil to a very deep colored dining room.

 I appreciate how all her beautiful items  seem randomly arranged but there is an order to it all.

I appreciate how all her beautiful items seem randomly arranged but there is an order to it all.

The living room!

The living room!

My super chic friend Mandy!

My super chic friend Mandy!

Another view of the living room.

Another view of the living room.

Solenne gives Tita Ruffa a kiss and a hug!

Solenne gives Tita Ruffa a kiss and a hug!

 What a beautiful table!  We dined alfresco, enjoying the cool evening breeze.

What a beautiful table! We dined alfresco, enjoying the cool evening breeze.

Dinner mates group one!  Duane, Ruffa, Nix, Mandy, Chris and Anton.

Dinner mates group one! Duane, Ruffa, Nix, Mandy, Chris and Anton.

Whoops....lest we forget to add Mon and tweetie!  LOL!

Whoops....lest we forget to add Mon and tweetie! LOL!

HUGS!
RAJO!



  1. Fabulous people, fabulous set, fabulous house, fabulous dinner — what else can you ask for?

  2. rajo says:

    YES! It was a great evening filled with good friends and excellent conversation. Super my type of evening!

  3. eli says:

    such a lovely group of people to have dinner with.
    I’m sure you guys had a great evening of goof food and good conversation…

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