Birthday Cakes 2016

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This year Heart2Heart received 10 birthday cakes!  That is a lot of blessings and well wishes!  :-)  Thank you!!!!

 Starbucks Birthday cake “Birthday cake”  from Starbucks!! :-)  I love you Starbucks Philippines!! They never forget me every yearBirthday Cakes (9) From Tita Isabel and Isa at Stockton Place.  It as really Dina’s birthday celebration but they celebrated mine too

Previous entry:  Lunch for Dina in Stockton Place May 13, 2016Birthday Cakes (6)Two birthday cakes from Gerry and Tina and kids at Sunday family lunch – two of my favourites!!!  Sans rival and Mocha/Nelusco

Previous entry:  Sunday Family Lunch Surprise April 24, 2016

 Pistachio Sansrival from Jill Sandique of DelizeBirthday Cakes (7) Nelusco from Costa BravaBirthday Cakes (8) Mrs. Fields heart Cookie from Jose and Tin Moreno!! LOVE!!! Birthday Cakes (1) 3 layered cake from the Raffles Hotel Makati

 Previous entry:  Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Hotel Makati May 27, 2016Birthday Cakes (2)  Fondant cake from Cherina by Mannix of Shorts Gourmet

 Previous entry:  Cakes by Mannix of Shorts Gourmet  May 29, 2016Birthday Cakes (3)YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!

 Previous entries:  Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake by Sugarbee June 24, 2015

 Brunch by Rachelle May 28, 2016Birthday Cakes (5)

Thank you to Carlo @cclorenzana and @lacabrera_mnl for my Choco Torta bday cake

According to Carlo this is the Argentinian bday cake. I love it that they addressed me as Señorita not Señora ! haha!! So yummy!! #lacabreramnl #chocotorta #h2hbdaycakes Birthday Cakes (4)

  Yummy gluten free chocolate cake from Osvaldo’s Cakes @joezbaker
He is the pastry chef of Carmina from Davao. He used almond flour to make this. Thank you Carmina @thecrazycook_ph for our birthday cake for the #Nisekrew April birthday celebrants. Carmina had to handcarry this on the plane from Davao till Pithaya #osvaldoscakes #glutenfree#H2HPithaya #H2HCakes #H2Hbdaycakes

 Previous entry:  Meals at Pithaya  May 18, 2016Meals at Pithaya (7) I’m so embarrassed  but my heart  is full of appreciation

Brunch by Rachelle

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 My friend Rachelle @everyday_flair told me she is going to cook brunch for me – I was so excited!!!!!
Brunch by Rachelle (1) Brunch by Rachelle (17)She cooked omelettes ( Gruyere and chorizo Pamplona and Three Cheese ?) today ?? ……. With so much LOVE :-)   Thank you dear Rachelle #H2HCelebrations #omeletteBrunch by Rachelle (7) Three CheeseBrunch by Rachelle (18) with gruyere and chorizo pamplonaBrunch by Rachelle (16)I always love her accessories and plants in her home
Brunch by Rachelle (14)  Pretty Tropical  Theme brunch by Rachelle @everyday_flair  #H2HThemeParties #H2HHomeInteriors #H2HCelebrations #oliviadabovilleBrunch by Rachelle (11) Brunch by Rachelle (12)Brunch by Rachelle (13)  Our tropical brunch  is made up of the home items of Rachelle @everyday_flair Her latest is the charger. They are all proudly Philippine made. The linens are embroidered with her label RCW  Brunch by Rachelle (8)Brunch by Rachelle (19)Brunch by Rachelle (10)  Birthday brunch hosted by Rachelle @everyday_flair

 So much drama in this group :-) because there’s so much love.   To more years of friendship and memories

Thank you Rachelle, Eds @manayesg Lills @lilliannmgmailcom and Jeanne @jeanne_roms  Brunch by Rachelle (3) Brunch by Rachelle (2) Brunch by Rachelle (15) Love the birthday cake from Sugarbee in rectangle version :-)  YUM!!!!

 Previous entry:  Sugarbee Salted Caramel Chocolate cake June 24, 2015Brunch by Rachelle (5) Brunch by Rachelle (6) Cactus  for giveaways #H2HCelebrations #H2HThemePartiesBrunch by Rachelle (4) Brunch by Rachelle (9)

Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati

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 Super special to celebrate with the BFFs – Luzanne @ltmanlapit Det @detdeleon Lucille and Brenda @brends.c and Des in spirit always – at the Spectrum @rafflesmakatihotel @fairmontmakatihotel When I’m with this group it’s a different bonding – aside from food- we talk a lot about God and how we can become closer to Him. So it’s nice and it’s a necessity for me.  In a few weeks they leave me to go on their walk at the Camino Santiago de Compostela. I wish I were going but told them to just pray for me.  Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (28)  Special lunch today at Spectrum @rafflesmakatihotel ? Chef Nicolas Cegretin and Chef Wade are here setting up the buffet. They have a secret which I can’t reveal but will do in time  #rafflesmakati #fairmontmakatiBirthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (24) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (20)  I love coming early to buffets when everything is still presented so pretty  At the Spectrum @fairmontmakatihotel @rafflesmakatihotel buffet #fairmontmakati #rafflesmakatiBirthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (25) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (18) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (19) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (10)   Tops are the best and the deadliest. :-O   Roast beef at the Carving buffet of SpectrumBirthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (21)  Eyeing this hasselback potatoes beside the carvings Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (22) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (2) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (23) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (3) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (17) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (4) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (5) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (16) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (6) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (7) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (8) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (9) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (15) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (14) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (12) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (13)Our favorites today at the Spectrum @fairmontmakatihotel @rafflesmakatihotel buffet – Make your own pasta at the Pasta Station, Sinigang sa Miso Salmon, Hoisin lemon pork BBQ, Porchetta from the carving station, fresh Parmesan cheese from the salad station which we eat with everything! Darjeeling mousse, chocolate sheets, Mint Chocolate chip ice cream ( A Must!) and Mango Sorbet. The ice cream is from New Zealand and it’s so good! #rafflesmakati #fairmontmakatiSpectrum Raffles Makati favorites Thank you to the Raffles Hotel for making our get together even more special ? #fairmontmakati #rafflesmakati #H2HCelebrations #h2hbdaycakesBirthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (26) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (27) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (11) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (29) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (30) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (31) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (32) Birthday Celebration at Spectrum Raffles Makati (1)

Amazonas

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Celebrating the exhilarating and colorful “Brazilian tropical movement,” Amazonas sandals create fun flip-flops in their current collection. With styles catering to men, women, and children, the Brazilian-based brand prides itself on being the first company in the world to create eco-friendly biodegradable sandals using recycled materials so wearers can be confident they’re helping the environment in style.

Amazonas (2)Designed to transport you into your personal paradise, where your comfort is key, the sandals reflect a relaxed vibe that allows wearers the ease of consciousness when it comes to beauty and environmental responsibility. Allowing you to be yourself and exercise your individuality, each pair of flip flops come in options of thin and average soles, as well as strap options for every style. Wearers could choose either from the delicate short straps that tends to highlight doll feet, the single strap that’s attached to the feet by the heels, and the long, slim strap or the thick, rounded ones, which embrace the feet in several lines.

The inspiration comes from the brand’s mother country’s abundant flora, blending shapes, colors, and strong contrasts of prints to spice up each pair. The palette truly embodies the beauty of Mother Nature with its complementary colors. The Fios comes from a derivative of PET bottles and fabric residue with a result that’s beautiful with natural lines. The Luxury sandal embeds stones and crystals around the crown of the straps for the wearer that demands attention. The New Eco is made up of 80% recycled materials, an innovative and sustainable style. The New Bio, on the other hand, is composed of natural rubber from the latex of rubber trees, contributing to the riverside community.

Amazonas (1)Meanwhile, the Comfort sandals treat you well with equal support throughout the sole and surprisingly soft, light and flexible feel. Fun escapes from gloomy shades and lets you dive into a world of color. Fun Brazil mixes the diversity of the cultural melting pot into several accents, while Enjoy allows you to be yourself and envision a paradise of your own.

There’s a pair of customizable Amazonas for everyone and the brand’s environmental and social commitment tells stories beyond that vibrant design. Save the world in comfort and panache with a pair or two of Amazonas!

Available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Rustan’s Ayala Cebu, Landmark Makati and Landmark Trinoma.

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Merienda by Lance

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 Impromptu merienda with the bootcamp gang ( those who could make it) I volunteered the home of Lance @lance_box and brought the party to his house Merienda by Lance (1) Merienda by Lance (2) OMG! 80’s car with a Benetton sticker! :-)Merienda by Lance (12)  Checking out the venue of our next bootcamp party at the house of Lance @lance_box We can fit! haha!! Approved! Love the artworks and antiques #arturoluz #philippineart #H2HHomes #h2hphilippineartMerienda by Lance (3) Merienda by Lance (4) Merienda by Lance (6) Merienda by Lance (5) Merienda by Lance (7)  Super love the 2 month old Labrador pups of Lance @lance_box I was hoping he would give me one but he’s keeping 2, 1 goes to a friend and 1 goes to the stud #h2hanimals #labradorMerienda by Lance (8) Merienda by Lance (9) Merienda by Lance (10)   together with Empanadas merienda from Isa, spaghetti and Chorizo pastry from @tincmoreno Merienda by Lance (16) Oreo from Lance!Merienda by Lance (13)  I love most of all the prayer from Edwin @carolynqching – it’s the best gift ever. Thank you Lance @lance_box Carolyn and Edwin and Sandy @sandy.uy for spending my special day with me in just one text  #h2hbdaycakes #H2HCelebrationsMerienda by Lance (11)  my cake from Starbucks @starbucksph Merienda by Lance (18) Thank you Sandy for the honey from Palawan! Merienda by Lance (15)

Piaget At The 2016 Met Ball

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International Brand Ambassador, Jessica Chastain and longtime friend of the brand, Michael B. Jordan, donned Piaget at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala. This year, the Costume Institute will exhibit “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”, a resume of fashion impacted by technology and its relationship to haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear.

For the most glamorous fashion event of the season, Ms. Chastain chose a pair of stunning long drop diamond earrings in white gold from the Couture Précieuse collection and the Limelight Gala watch with a diamond pave dial to accompany her red carpet gown.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Jessica Chastain attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Piaget at The 2016 Met Ball (4)Michael B. Jordan, star of “Creed,” delighted fans and photographers in an elegant, fashion forward tuxedo with gold accents that he accessorized with one of Piaget’s most modern timepieces, the Altiplano 38mm 900P in rose gold set with diamonds. A matching pair of rose gold cufflinks with hematite completed the look.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: (L-R) Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Nate Parker attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)

Piaget at The 2016 Met Ball (3)Most recently, Ms. Chastain has been seen in stunning Piaget jewels all over the globe promoting her latest film, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.” Mr. Jordan has also made several red carpet appearances in Piaget this year, and recently debuted the newest Piaget Altiplano Chronograph in white gold at the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

Piaget is exclusively available at The Silver Vault, Rustan’s Makati.

About Piaget
It was in La Côte-aux-Fées that Georges-Edouard Piaget set up his first workshop in the family farmhouse and devoted himself to producing high-precision movements. This was back in 1874 and marked the start of an ever-growing reputation. In 1943, the company took a decision that would prove crucial to its future by registering its brand name. But Piaget was also a style: a marriage of gold and an explosion of color, new shapes, precious gems, and dials made of hard stones.  Rich with 140 years of history, the ever-bold brand, innovated by offering jewels in motion, extravagant Haute Joaillerie collections, and incredible watches to become today one of the world’s most prestigious watchmaker-jewelers.

A Night with Oscar

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 Love the theme of Tito Oscar’s bday celebration. “A Night With Oscar” for Oscar Reyes. A night with Oscar (1) A night with Oscar (9) A night with Oscar (33) A night with Oscar (5) A night with Oscar (2) A night with Oscar (3) A night with Oscar (4) A night with Oscar (6) A night with Oscar (7) A night with Oscar (8) A night with Oscar (28)   Tito Oscar received 7 Oscar awards

Most Thankful, Be Healthy Promoter Award, Most forgiving Dad, Happiest CEO award, Best Performance CEO award, Happiest CEO, Sportsman of the year award
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 Wind Beneath My Wings Award for Tita Edith!!A night with Oscar (21) A night with Oscar (27) A night with Oscar (32) A night with Oscar (23)Such a beautiful gift!!  A church in the name of Tito Oscar to be donated by MeralcoA night with oscar church donation Donnie’s testimonial about his father’s generosity in goodness of heart radiate everyday to all of us here in Meralco in most especially to those who need help the most. We may never completely know how many lives OSR’s touch with his generosity but the joy in his face in the many blessings that he has received somehow give us a hint of the prayer, it is in giving that we received. Recently, OSR mention about small community in Calumpit, Bulacan which need help in rebuilding their church because of the growing number of parishioners in the perennial flooding in the town. Today, One Meralco Foundation in behalf of all of us in Meralco is making a donation in OSR’s name that will help in the construction of the Sto. Nino Quasay Parish Church in Calumpit, Bulacan. We hope that through this donation many more people in Calumpit will spread the line of hope and generosity just like how OSR exemplify this to many of us here in Meralco.

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Kevin Love for Banana Republic

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Banana Republic is excited to announce that power forward and gold medalist Kevin Love will be the brand’s inaugural style ambassador. The partnership marks the first time Banana Republic has teamed up with a pro basketball player.

Banana RepublicThe three time NBA All-Star first posted a teaser across his social channels, @KevinLove, inviting fans to guess about his newest project. Forty eight hours later, he revealed the exciting news, featuring a behind-the-scenes snapshot on set at Banana Republic’s spring campaign shoot. In 2016, Love will continue to bring an energetic perspective to Banana Republic, offering a fresh way to engage with customers and his fans.

“Kevin embodies the confidence and optimism our customers find inspiring,” said Aimee Lapic, SVP and General Manager of Customer Experience, Banana Republic. “He expresses the best version of himself with everything he does, which makes Kevin a natural brand ambassador for fans and customers alike.”

As a style ambassador, Love will showcase the versatility and quality of Banana Republic’s men’s collection–fitting as both qualities are reflected in his everyday life. Throughout the year, Love will engage with consumers through surprise and delight moments across multiple channels, so fans should tune in for what’s in store.

“Banana Republic is such a classic brand and I am excited to be chosen as the first athlete ambassador for the brand,” said Love. “Since I am always on the move, it is important that my clothes are not only stylish, but are functional as well. Banana Republic absolutely hits the mark on both.”

To kick off the partnership, Love will be featured in Banana Republic’s Spring campaign, which debuts across all brand channels when the Spring 2016 collection will be available in stores and on BananaRepublic.com.

ABOUT BANANA REPUBLIC (@BananaRepublic)

Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics, designed for today with style that endures. Through thoughtful design, Banana Republic provides a wardrobe of favorites to style and wear time and time again in new ways. Banana Republic offers fragrances, clothing, eyewear, jewelry, shoes and handbags with detailed craftsmanship and luxurious materials. Founded in San Francisco, Banana Republic is a division of leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS). Customers may shop Banana Republic in more than 750 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide and online. For more information about Banana Republic, its products and stores, please visit BananaRepublic.com.

About Kevin Love (@KevinLove)

A double-double machine with a deadly long-range shot, Kevin Love is in his second season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now in his eighth NBA season, Love is a three time NBA All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist, an NBA Three-Point Shootout champion and was named the 2011 NBA Most Improved Player. Son of former NBA player Stan Love, Kevin grew up around basketball and had a dominant high school and college career earning awards at all levels. Kevin has had as big an impact in the community as he has in the paint through his SpreadLove community platform. You can learn more about Kevin Love by following him on Twitter @kevinlove.

In the Philippines, Banana Republic is located at C1 Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5 and Shangri-La Plaza. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

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