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Paul and Joe Beaute Holiday Collection 2007

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Sept. 27, Thursday Shangri-la Hotel, Makati Paranaque room
Paul and Joe introduces its Holiday collection.
Paul and Joe was named after the sons of its founder, Sophie Albou
She wanted to create a cosmetic line that would reflect the same philosophy as her fashion line….
……..for the retro-modern woman, mixing the old with new and creating something unique and different.
Craig Ryan French, International make up Artist and Product Consultant for Paul and Joe introduced RETURN TO RED lipsticks for this holiday season. Red is sexy and red is not about feeling old but about feeling MATURE and MORE SOPHISTICATED.
Craig says that when a woman enters a room, “It is her appearance that catches your attention and it is the personality that captures your soul.” [email_link]

Mezzaluna Turns 1!

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A special degustation night marked the first year anniversary of Mezzaluna, one of Serendra’s signature restaurants. A degustation menu consists of several courses, with each course highlighting the specialties of the house. It was SUPERB!!!
Congratulations to Tito Baby, Tita Bing Bing and Inez on a successful venture. More power to you!! Happy Anniversary Mezza Luna!

Gloria Maris Hot Pot

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Thanks to Tito Bert and Tita Fely for hosting a delicious hotpot dinner at Gloria Maris for the Reyes family and for some of us friends.
Aside from having a delicious yet healthy meal, Rina said Tita Fely enjoyed the evening and was happy to be surrounded by people who love her….and that is what is important.


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180684773503_0_alb.jpgI thought citronella was used only for candles to drive mosquitoes away.  There are so many other uses which I discovered.  

There was a time I was having problems with ants in my house since we leave a lot of snacks and chocolates on our tables or just in the kitchen or pantry.    My cousin, Ana taught me a tip to get rid of those ants!  She is such a great resource for household tips.  

After thorough detergent cleaning, wipe all surfaces which are prone to crawling insects (mainly the kitchen and bathroom) with a cotton pad soaked in full strength citronella essential oil. Use a flat cotton pad over the cotton balls since it makes the most efficient use of a fairly expensive essential oil. Another way would be to dilute it in water as a spray, but, Ana recommends to use cotton in full strength.dsc_0115.JPG
After the area is thoroughly cleaned,put a cotton ball dabbed in citronella inside a small plastic container in the area. Do remember to keep the citronella away from any food which is not sealed tightly as your food might taste lemony or like citronella. 

Citronella keeps away the flying insects to a limited degree, but, it really keeps away all sorts of crawling insects ( cockroaches and ants especially )  and the best part about it is that it is all natural and not harmful.

Available at Rustan’s Supermarket Fresh, Rockwell and Makati. 

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Benefits from Citronella

**This perfect plant for the tropics is a natural insect repellant that can keep household pests like mosquitos, cockroaches, ants and house lizards at bay. Public areas with the likes of public toilets and baths, hospitals, kitchens, stadiums and others are the perfect places to need this essential oil as cleaning agent.

**For household use a few drops of this essential oil in water to clean the floors, toilet bowls and kitchen sinks and bathroom and kitchen walls and ceiling and rooms of the house to keep ants, cockroaches and lizards away and to keep mosquitoes at bay.

 **Its biodegradable and antiseptic property makes it an ecological substitute to chlorine as a swimming pool fungicide.

**Use a few drops in your laundry water to keep the moths from attacking clothes in the cabinets and those to be stored.

**This essential oil can be added to carrier oil in oil lamps to keep mosquitoes away in the outdoors or open places.

**It can also be placed in spray cans to scent the rooms, cars, office space and other spaces to keep it from mosquitoes.

**Most pet lovers dub a drop or two of this essential oil behind the ears of their pets to free them from fleas. Sometimes it is added to pet soaps and shampoos


Maurizio Ristorante

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We had dinner in Maurizio Ristorante since we just found out that this is owned by our friends, Mykie Ozaeta and Emerson Yao of Lucerne. The eggplant dip which came with the pane di casa was very good. The pastas and risottos were very good as well and the black cherry gelato.

Beyond Bamboo

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Isn’t she lovely?
Sheila Bermudez Romero introduced me to her beautiful store, Beyond Bamboo, which just turned two years old this month. It is beyond bamboo because it is not the typical Asian style though some items are sourced from Asia, but MODERN in design and look. She is partners with her sister, Trisha Bermudez who is an Interior Designer. So they can do your whole house and furnish it with all the items that they offer.
Sheila does the business devt., marketing, and other day to day functions and the buying which she enjoys the most as she loves to travel. She used to be a restauranteur and owned Azzuro Bistro but sold it to give way to her motherly duties to her four children. She is a very hands on Mom! We actually met her during the Europe Tour as she accompanied her 14 year old daughter the whole three weeks. Wow! We are fortunate to have met Sheila.You can also visit her multiply website for more photos on their items:

September Mothers Club

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September 20, Thursday 2:00pm
“Get Fit in 10 Minutes!” by Coach Jim Saret
Get Ready for the Holidays with a Festive Meal by MARY GRACE Dimacali (of the famous cheese rolls & ensaymadas)Thanks to Ola and Gigi for organizing this month’s Mothers Club.
We realized we should have been in our gym outfits so we could do the 10 minute workout of Coach Jim Saret….but I was so amazed when our host, Mimie, actually changed into her outfit and demonstrated for us. She is a perfect host and I love it because she is always “game” to participate and lead the group. We were very impressed with what we learned from Coach Jim and how he convinced us to do this 10-minute workout everyday, but after “getting fit in 10 minutes” we go back to eating and gaining back the calories we lost in the 10-minute workout! :-) Mary Grace of course did not reveal her secret recipes for her famous Ensaymadas and cheese rolls, instead she taught us some very interesting dishes which were all very simple to do, yet delicious. Another fruitful day at Mothers club!