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  Finally I get to visit Amelia #ablazablaze2016 @ablazablaze @c_ablaza #H2HHomes #H2HCelebrations #DenimArtWearShow
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Love  this woman – always so alive and happy #H2HGowns #SteveDeLeonablazablaze2016-18 ablazablaze2016-22 ablazablaze2016-25 ablazablaze2016-24 ablazablaze2016-26 ablazablaze2016-21 There is a structure mainly for events and this is where we celebrated Jun Jun’s birthdayablazablaze2016-6 ablazablaze2016-23  Guess the theme :-)ablazablaze2016-9 ablazablaze2016-7 ablazablaze2016-20 Czarina and Joffee Syquiaablazablaze2016-27 the Syquia boys :-)ablazablaze2016-28 Souk!  Ablazablaze style :-)ablazablaze2016-16 ablazablaze2016-17 ablazablaze2016-19 ablazablaze2016-52 ablazablaze2016-53 ablazablaze2016-54 ablazablaze2016-46 ablazablaze2016-45 ablazablaze2016-49 ablazablaze2016-48 ablazablaze2016-47 A Denim Artwear Show by the birthday celebrant – Jun Jun!! ablazablaze2016-38 ablazablaze2016-43The collection of kimonos of Jun Jun were hung on the ceiling of the room!ablazablaze2016-41ablazablaze2016-42ablazablaze2016-39ablazablaze2016-40ablazablaze2016-44  Happy Birthday Jun Jun!!!jun-jun-ablaza-ablazablaze-2016ablazablaze2016-55ablazablaze2016-37 ablazablaze2016-50 ablazablaze2016-56ablazablaze-1ablazablaze-2ablazablaze-3ablazablaze-4ablazablaze-5ablazablaze-6ablazablaze-7ablazablaze-8ablazablaze-9ablazablaze-10ablazablaze-11ablazablaze-12ablazablaze-13ablazablaze-14ablazablaze-15ablazablaze-16ablazablaze-17ablazablaze-18 ablazablaze2016-14 ablazablaze2016-33 ablazablaze2016-32 ablazablaze2016-29 ablazablaze2016-30 ablazablaze2016-31 ablazablaze2016-34 ablazablaze2016-35 ablazablaze2016-36 ablazablaze2016-11 ablazablaze2016-10 ablazablaze2016-15 ablazablaze2016-12 ablazablaze2016-13 ablazablaze2016-1 ablazablaze2016-8

Visiting Carissa Cruz Evangelista

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 Visiting my friend Carissa Cruz Evangelista @carissima23 at work and watching her in action.


I always see her at work in the trade shows whether it’s at Rustan’s @rustansph at Manila Fame @manilafame or at MaArte @maartefair and she’s so soft spoken and quiet. But having her all to myself reveals a super funny, super down to earth and super nice lady  Enjoyed so much with her. I saw Carissa when she first started Beatriz @beatriz_accessories 4 years ago and today she’s already international. More power to you Carissa  #BeatrizAccessories #CarissaCruzEvangelista #H2HDesigners #H2HPeople #H2HProudToBePinoyvisiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-2 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-3 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-4 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-5 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-6 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-7 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-8  Colors at Beatriz @beatriz_accessories As colorful as the personality of the designer – Carissa Cruz Evangelista @carissima23 #BeatrizAccessories #CarissaCruzEvangelistavisiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-9 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-10 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-11 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-12 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-13 Beautiful shawls visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-14 visiting-carissa-cruz-evangelista-15

AND!!!  CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite things!!!  WOW!!!!!

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Bridal Fashion at MJ and Isa’s Wedding

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MJ and isa invitation attire eventsI wish I was able to document what everyone was wearing! :-)  But I am shy! :-)  So here are a few – mostly the family

The most beautiful that day – Isa in Veluz

MJ and Isa Church Wedding (20)The Groom MJ and Bestman Christopher in Ascot Chang and the bridal entourage by Patty AngMJ and Isa Church Wedding (26) Tita Merl Pineda in Terijon ( Rustan’s ) Bridal Fashion (5) Tita Len, Mother of the Bride in Joel Escobar and Anika in Patty AngJoel Escobar MJ and Isa weddingTita Tess Enriquez in Rosanna OcampoBridal Fashion (7)Mio in Kiddos by Rustan’sBridal Fashion (8) Maricar wearing a gown of Lola Glecy which she passed on to our Mom then Mom passed on to Maricar and worn by Maricar and Danni :-)  Gabbi in Hoss  Bridal Fashion (10)Nicole in Ever New, Crickette in Ellie Saab, M. Donnie in Ermenegildo Zegna, Camille in Ever New and Sancho in SpringfiledBridal Fashion (11) Cat Tantoco Huang in Harlan+HoldenBridal Fashion (12) Bea Tantoco Reyes in Rosanna OcampoBridal Fashion (13)  Dina Tantoco in Patty AngBridal Fashion (1) Taty in Rustanette, Anika in and Alanna in ZaraBridal Fashion (2) Margs in Nicole Miller ( Rustan’s ) and M. Jun Jun in Banana RepublicBridal Fashion (3) Kameron in Kiddos by Rustan’sBridal Fashion (6) Pam @pamelarosario in Two Chic by batch mate TC Alvarez Sibal @twochicbytcTwo Chic by TC Alvarez SibalDre in Lovingly Organics ( Rustan’s)Bridal Fashion (4)Cousins in red, white and blue :-)  Kathy @kdyhuang in Margiela, Nina @photographsninaherrerahuang in Inno Sotto and Katrina @katantocolobregat in Rosanna OcampoBridal Fashion

The next cover of Laguna Tatler :-)   @antonsd @irenemfrancisco Dina @datantoco in Patty Ang, Bea @bealels in @rosannaocampo_r Crickette @donnietantoco in Ellie Saab Kathy @kdyhuang in @maisonmargiela Pam @pamelarosario in @twochicbytc Marie in @harlanholden Margs in @nicolemillernyc and Nina @photographsninaherrerahuang in Inno Sotto #rostan2016

Laguna Tatler MJ and Isa


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 I was able to capture some head gears!  Make sure you protect your head from looking like you have dandruff haha!!  When it’s cold, you really need all these accessories to protect yourself.  Boots, gloves and hats :-)Hats (6) Hats (5) Hats (4)JAckie beanie Hats (3) Hats (2) Hats (1) Hats (10) Hats (9) Hats (8) Hats (7)


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 Niseko shoefie! :-)   Your feet are the first you should protect in the cold! Make sure you have the proper boots! Waterproof with rubber soles and lined inside.

Moon boots of Marco and Jackie, Hogan of James, Salomon of Chut Boots (7)Northface of Kim, Kenneth Cole of Steve,  Coach of Cherina, Pucci of Tina, Northface of Jancis Boots (8) Prada of KaiBoots (9) Hunter of Tina, Rica and Ana – Make sure there is a lining or else it will only be waterproof but not cold proof!  I was freezing even with 4 to 5 layers of feet/leg protectionBoots (1) UGG is leather but it was very okay so I used this most of the time.  It’s like you are floating on air :-)  LOVE!!  Thanks to my Mom I borrowed this from herBoots (2) Cherina bought another pairBoots (3) You can use the spikes so you do not slip or slide while walking.  It was not so slippery when we were in Niseko but there were areas that were slippery.  So just be conscious and very aware of where you walk and while you are walking in the snowBoots (4) Sorell!  New ones! :-) Boots (5)  These two handsome guys are “feeling gwapo” because they both have new snow boots  They only realized 4 days after that they needed itBoots (6)

Kit and Ace

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 Love this brand Kit and Ace @kitandace!  Comfortable basics/plainsKit and Ace (6)

 Kit and Ace @kitandace

“Shannon is married to JJ’s father, Chip Wilson, the founder of lululemon. During their time spent travelling abroad and living internationally, JJ and Shannon recognized a void in the luxury apparel industry. After spending years dressed head to toe in stretchy performance wear, they were looking for clothing that offered the same functionality but that met their desire for sophistication, style and luxury. Since they couldn’t find what they were looking for, they created it.

Shannon’s institutional knowledge and experience in product design teamed with JJ’s insights into fashion and retail have culminated into the vision that is Kit and Ace. Their plan is to deliver innovative products that provide comfort and ease of use to the wearer, while still offering the style and quality of the luxury brands they love.” ( Source : Kit and Ace website )

Kit and Ace (1)Kit and Ace (2) They always have this brochure which is their “The List” and here you will find their recommended spots to dine and entertain yourself in the area where the store is located. So since this is Burlingame, the list is for the Burlingame area and its nearby surroundingsKit and Ace (3) Kit and Ace (4)  Time is Precious. Love the shopping bags!

They only accept credit cards – no cashKit and Ace (5)Kit and Ace (7)

Charriol Pret a Portea at Raffles Makati

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A marriage of two iconic brands, Raffles Makati collaborates with Swiss luxe brand Charriol to launch its third Prêt-à-Portea series at the Writers Bar. Confectionary connoisseurs can enjoy this classically designed afternoon tea from January 15 to March 31. Offered from 2:30PM to 5:30PM daily at Php 1500++ for two, indulge in the taste of tropézien as high tea is inspired by the timeless timepiece of Charriol St. Tropez 35.

Chariol Pret a PorTea at Raffles MakatiPaired with a preferred tea of choice, start-off the afternoon with a medley of savory teacup sandwiches such as the mini club sandwich Riviera, Pisaladiere, and melt-in-your-mouth Focaccia Caprese, to name a few. No tropézien tête-à-tête would be complete without its delectable assembly of French pastries. Embodying the silver, gold, and pink-gold of the St. Tropez 35, a three-tier collection of scones, Tarte Tropezienne with lemon mousseline, chocolate hazelnut éclairs, and plush pink-berry tartlet mascarpone are delicately served. The highlight of the day are the blackcurrant macarons dipped in silver and gold along with the divine white-chocolate lemon cake in tribute to Charriol’s shimmering lunar mood. Add the refined touch of a glass of Rosé champagne at Php 1000++ for a sparkling afternoon.

For more information and reservations, please call the Raffles Makati Restaurant Reservations at 795 1840, or email

About Raffles Makati

Raffles Makati is an oasis of calm and elegance nestled in the most prestigious address of cosmopolitan Makati. The hotel is within walking distance to fashionable boutiques, exciting dining options that offer a myriad of cuisines, and museums and galleries. Raffles Makati offers emotional luxury to the well-travelled through its stylishly designed 32-suites. Bespoke Butler services, relaxing spa and fitness facilities, an open-air swimming pool, and the iconic Long Bar and Writers Bar are found in the hotel. Other culinary options include the vibrant all-day-dining Spectrum buffet, pastry-boutique Café Macaron, and the bustling Fairmont Lounge. The Raffles Makati is housed within a sleek 30-story tower that also includes the 280 Fairmont Makati and 237 Raffles Residences.

About Charriol Timepieces & Jewellery

Charriol is a global prestige brand of luxury timepieces, fine jewellery and accessories including fragrance, sunglasses and leather goods. Charriol was established in 1983 by French entrepreneur Philippe Charriol and remains a family-run business. The company is led by Philippe Charriol, together with daughter Coralie Charriol-Paul as Creative Director, son Alexandre Charriol, as Visual Director and wife Marie-Olga in Public Relations. Charriol’s signature motifs include the Celtic Collection and iconic, patented gold and steel cable designs that offer a modern tribute to the artistry of the Celts, an ancient European civilization. With 185 boutiques and 3800 sales outlets around the world, Charriol jewellery is crafted in Switzerland and Germany; timepieces are handmade in Switzerland. Visit

In the Philippines, Charriol is located at C1 Bonifacio High Street Central, Gateway Mall, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Podium, Power Plant Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Place Manila, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Ayala Cebu, SM Mall of Asia, TriNoma, 158 Designers’ Boulevard (Alabang Town Center, Century City Mall and Marquee Mall), Kiss & Fly Terminal 3, Brandsmart in Robinsons Starmills Pampanga, Abreeza Mall in Davao, Limketkai Cagayan de Oro and Veranza Mall in General Santos City.  

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Arm Candy

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LOVE LOVE bracelets!!  My friend Trish Villanueva has the most bracelets I have ever seen and I look forward to her arm candy combinations on instagram :-)  Here are all the photos I have collected from her posts!!
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 And here is more :-)

 Dr. Gerard Henson Arm_Candy (3)

 Mr. Aymeric Lacroix, Managing Director for Consumer goods Business in Southeast Asia for Swarovski Arm_Candy (1)

Nikki Martel PR and Marketing officer of Beauty BarArm_Candy (2)

My cousin, Val Lopez,  of the Bead ShopArm Candy_ Val Lopez bracelets


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My Mom’s Tiffany & Co charm bracelet which I will borrow!! :-)Arm Candy_ (2)

Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (4)

Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos

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 So happy to visit one of the Top Filipino designers, Rajo Laurel.  He has his own beautiful 5-storey building which has his office, his staff of 270 people, his manufacturing (all handmade) and his showroom. Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (2)

Art installation by Rajo Laurel :-)  right by the entrance of the buildingHouse of Laurel Installation by Rajo LaurelVisiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (3)

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 Rajo is only 43 years old and he is so accomplished and successful – More power to you Rajo!! Come visit him here everyday except Sundays – House of Laurel  6013 Villena cor. Mañalac Street, Poblacion, Makati CityVisiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (6)

 OMG! Rajo is OC and I love it :-)   Appointment book which is so busy yet so neat and organized,

Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (18)his pin cushion which is an artwork on its own the way he organizes it by color

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and his pencils on his desk.

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Overall everything in his space is so neat, organized and clean.

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Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (7) Rajo has a library on the second floor of his building Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (10)

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A batya with a Vermeer which he bought in Art in the ParkVisiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (11)

 and in one shelf he has a collection of Vogue magazines since 1984- so that is 30 years worth of Vogue ( last two rows of this shelf)Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (12)

A vintage Apple computer!!!Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (9)

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 Some of Rajo’s Artworks!! Rajo told me that his art mentor is Dr. Cuanang. He is also a Board Director of the ACCP Asian Cultural Council of the Philippines and he also patronizes the artists.  John Marin an ACCP artist, Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (15)

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 Eugenia Alcaide’s thread art

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and Tom Dixon chair with a vintage Gucci bag Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (19)Fitting RoomsVisiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (20)

OC! haha!! :-)  I love itVisiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (17)

The main fitting room Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (21)

 Kester, Assistant designer for Men’s fashion Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (22)

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 Inside House of Laurel  there is a salon where you can have your make up done by Rajo’s sister – Gela Laurel Stehmeier. She was not there that morning but one of her make up artists, Cat Cantada was there and was waiting for a client to arrive. Tel # 895 5688 or 896 9884 cellphone 0927 3967471 Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (24)

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2nd floor office
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How organised!!Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (27)

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Theme boardsVisiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (30)Visiting Rajo Laurel in Williamsburgos (1) Across Rajo’s building is another lot.  He told me he bought this lot too! New lot House of LaurelMore in store in Rajo’s future!! Another building, another chapter. More new things in store.   So looking forward. He calls his area ( Poblacion) a gentrification of Williamsburgos :-)

Future plans for House of Laurel Rajo Laurel

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