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Noel In the Kitchen

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 I visited my friend Chef Noel Dela Rama @nrdelarama who is back from New York and has a new home in Manila which he apparently opens for private meals. So he does off site cooking and now you can dine in his beautiful home. Its an old building that’s so 70’s and has so much character !   It can fit up to 16 people. I came before his guests arrived and he had tapas prepared!   Contact him for more info and bookings at noeldelarama@me.com #H2HChefs#h2hcatering #h2hinteriors#NoelintheKitchenNoel In the Kitchen (2) Noel In the Kitchen (23) Noel In the Kitchen (3)  It’s so cozy and he took some elements from his ancestral home including the beautiful Narra flooring.Noel In the Kitchen (27) Noel In the Kitchen (4)Lights from the ancestral home 
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 Moved to his place :-) He told me that the family members had to bid for the items from the house – of course at family friendly prices :-)  Noel In the Kitchen (1)  His den which can convert to a guest room :-) Noel In the Kitchen (5)Wooden floor from the ancestral home as wellNoel In the Kitchen (9)  Portrait by Mikko Sison :-)  Noel In the Kitchen (8)  If you do get to dine in Chef Noel’s @ndelarama place – ask him to show you his photo wall and explain each photo.  It’s beautiful photos from his travels using his iPhone  Photos with stories to tell #h2hphotography#h2hinteriorsNoel In the Kitchen (7)Noel In the Kitchen (6)Noel In the Kitchen (26)Noel In the Kitchen (25)Noel In the Kitchen (24) Dining areaNoel In the Kitchen (11) Noel In the Kitchen (12) Noel In the Kitchen (22)Balcony.  The grills of the door are also from his ancestral home :-)  
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Noel In the Kitchen (13)Noel In the Kitchen (16) It’s tapas theme :-)  
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Sip Sak part 2

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We were so happy to be back in Sip Sak

 Previous entry:  Sip Sak November 17, 2014
Sip Sak Part 2 (2)  Grilled Portuguese Octopus
Plum vinaigrette at Sip Sak #sipsaknyc#h2hny #h2hnyc2017Sip Sak Part 2 (3)  Braised Artichokes and Fava Bean
Fresh dill & lemon in Sip Sak #sipsaknyc#h2hny #h2hnyc2017Sip Sak Part 2 (4) Sip Sak Part 2 (5)  Lamb Shish Kebab at Sip Sak #sipsaknyc #h2hny #h2hnyc2017#H2HLambSip Sak Part 2 (6)  BaklavaSip Sak Part 2 (7)  For 3 full days I didn’t go out but today we had lunch with our dear friend Jonathan @jonathanmattiwho is always so stylish!   Our goal is to meet up with him wherever we are all over the world :-)   We are supposed to consult with him for interior design but we consult with him for everything :-)  James asks him all sorts of advice  And we enjoy him .   Today he had a witty line “If you have an ugly house in America, it’s your fault na!”  haha!! #h2hny#h2hnyc2017 #h2hinteriordesigners#H2HQuotesSip Sak Part 2 (1)

Juice +

By | Health and Fitness, Homes and Interiors, New York | No Comments

Love pre ware homes!  juice (2)juice (1)

 We came to visit Carla and Sam juice (19)

 In Carla’s beautiful home!!juice (9) juice (3) juice (6) juice (5)  With a beautiful view!!!!juice (8)juice (4) juice (10)juice (13)
 Even in New York City, the Pinays are health conscious and are taking Juice + Carla Villacorta and Sam Lopez @samanthalopeznyc has a magic product is and contact her if you are interested. She will be coming to Manila in June #juiceplus #h2hny #h2hnyc2017#h2hhealthyproducts #h2hdralovejuice (18) juice (14) juice (17) juice (15) juice (11) juice (12)juice (16)juice (7)Click below to go to the website and to contact Sam Lopez

Juice Plus+ provides whole food based nutrition to promote a balanced diet to ensure you get enough servings of fruits, vegetables & grains. Learn more now!

Juice Plus+ provides whole food based nutrition to promote a balanced diet to ensure you get enough servings of fruits, vegetables & grains. Learn more now!

Dinner at the NYC Sweeties

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 Lovely dinner at the new home of Tito Stephen @88sdy and Tita Reggie which is truly so full of LOVE!!Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (1)

 They have a big balcony in front and behind their condo so they grilled some steak and lamb for dinner. Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (12)

Everything was Yum!  Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (6) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (7) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (8) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (9) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (10) So happy to have dinner with the “Sweeties” – Tito Stephen @88sdyand Tita Reggie Young- Our family here in NYC. Truly the sweetest couple.  So much LOVE in their new home in New York !  Soon they will be opening a lingerie store and a restaurant called Burger and Chismis  in the lower east side. Looking forward ! #h2hpeople #h2hny #h2hnyc2017Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (13) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (14) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (15) So nice to meet Carlo @steadythugand Monica Santos who are newly married and both working in New York #h2hny#h2hnyc2017Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (3) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (16) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (17) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (18) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (19) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (2) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (20) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (21) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (22) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (23)Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (11) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (4)Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (24)Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (25)Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (26)Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (27) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (29)Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (28) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (30)  LOVE this Guest book – so funny and unique. It was inside the guest bathroom of Tito Stephen @88sdy and Tita Reg #h2hny#h2hnyc2017Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (31) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (32) Dinner at the NYC Sweeties (33)
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Edwin and Jerry

By | Decor and Set ups, Homes and Interiors, New York | No Comments

So happy to meet Edwin Josue. He has been a real estate broker in Manhattan for more than 30 years. There were only 5,000 brokers when he started and now there are 30,000 in New York. He is now with Halstead Properties.

Edwin and Jerry (11)He is also the partner of Jerry Sibal @jerrysibal. He moved to New York 30 years ago and worked for world renowned Floral designer, Preston Bailey.  He went on his own later on and did interior design and event styling. He published a book with photos of the events that he did. He’s favorite client is Richard Branson who he says is very very nice. Other clients are Oprah and Celine Dion.   He has a warehouse to keep all his props though he says he never repeats a design #jerrysibaldesign #h2hny #h2hnyc2017#h2hpeople #h2hdesignersEdwin and Jerry (12)Edwin and Jerry (2) Edwin and Jerry (3) Edwin and Jerry (4)
Edwin and Jerry (5) Edwin and Jerry (9) We also visited their home :-) of course designed by JerryEdwin and Jerry (10)Edwin and Jerry (8)Edwin and Jerry (6)Edwin and Jerry (7)Edwin and Jerry (1)

Pottery Barn launches its Designer’s Circle Rewards Program

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Infuse your personal touch and style to create a truly warm and welcoming ambience. Transform any space into a beautiful setting or a house into a home with fine furnishings from Pottery Barn, the premier destination for home and décor.

(Top Row L-R) Wilfrid and Maritess Magcase

(Middle Row L-R) Carlo Calma, Dominic Galicia, Emmanuel Miñana, President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Anna Angara, sisters Cynthia and Ivy Almario, Eric Paras, Cyndi Fernandez-Beltran, Dan Lichauco, and Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan

(Bottom Row L-R) Susan Joven, Nina Huang, Jason Buensalido, Joey Yupangco, and Chito Antonio

Through this members-only initiative, Pottery Barn aims to help designers bring to life their style visions through special rewards, promos and discounts, and access to exclusive products reviews and events.

1“Pottery Barn has an uncompromising devotion to quality, and this is seen and felt in all of its collections and family brands such as West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids. With its extensive selection of home furnishings – from décor to furniture and more, Pottery Barn helps interior designers meet the demands of their discerning clientele. With Pottery Barn, you are assured of quality pieces that exude warmth and a timeless appeal,” says Anthony Huang, President of SSI Group, Inc.

Nina Huang and husband, President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang2From the living room to dining room, bedroom and bath, Pottery Barn adds that perfect touch to create a comforting, yet contemporary feel in your home. With its wide palette of soft textures and versatile fabrics, Pottery Barn offers its customers timeless collections of unparalleled quality, style and value.

Wilfrid and Maritess Magcase, Joey Yupangco, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang, Jason Buensalido, Nina Huang

3Sisters Ivy and Cynthia Almario, Nina Huang, and Susan Joven4Dan Lichauco and President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang5President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang and Chito Antonio6Carlo Calma, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan7Cynthia Almario, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Ivy Almario, Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan8 Wilfrid and Maritess Magcase, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Joey Yupangco9Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez and Anna Angara 10Nina Huang and Joey Yupangco11Merchandise Manager of West Elm Clarissa Reyes and Carlo Calma12Joey Yupangco and Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan 13Chito Antonio, Joey Yupangco, and Jason Buensalido 14Maritess and Wilfrid Magcase, Jason Buensalido, Dominic Galicia15Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan, Eric Paras, Chito Antonio, and Dominic Galicia16Jason Buensalido and Cyndi Fernandez-Beltran 17Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan with sister Cynthia and Ivy Almario18Home Stylist of West Elm Isaiah See and Cynthia Almario 19Chito Antonio and Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan 20Cyndi Fernandez-Beltran, Merchandise Manager of Pottery Kids Donn Yambao, and Merchandise Manager of Pottery Barn Katrina Villongco-Albar 21Ivy Almario, Wilfrid and Maritess Magcase, Cynthia Almario, and Emmanual Miñana 22Now, designers can have their pick of elegant pieces that blend seamlessly with any style. From the classic to the contemporary, from rustic to industrial chic, exclusive collaborations, handcrafted collections and one-of-a-kind, multi-function pieces offer an assortment of relaxed versatility. Be inspired to decorate your spaces and make every room your obra maestro.

At Pottery Barn, find everything you’ll need to make your style visions come to life.

In the Philippines, Pottery Barn is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central and Estancia at Capitol Commons. Visit facebook.com/PotteryBarnPH or follow @potterybarnPH and @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon’s

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Super fun evening at Ramon Padilla’s @ramonatlargehome in Brooklyn :-) Thank you Ramon for hosting and sharing your beautiful home with us – definitely better than eating out #h2hny #h2hnyc2017

Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (5)Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (2) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (3) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (4)Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (28) The bed of Beefsteak and the latest carpet of Ramon @ramonatlarge by Piero Fornasseti :-) #pierofornasetti #h2hny #h2hnyc2017
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Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (8)Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (31)Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (15)  Super cute Coton de Tulear of Ramon @ramonatlarge – Her name is Beefsteak :-)  Ramon told us he had to apply and fill out a 5 page form even before she was born. He brings her everywhere he goes Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (9)Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (16)The photo below are her siblings – zoom in to find out their names  #CotondetulearBeefsteak Cotton de tulear dogDinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (7)  Philippine art!!! Thank you Ramon for promoting our very own in New York!!Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (11) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (12)Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (17)Dinner :-)   Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (10)Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (13) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (14)Ramon is a great cook!!!!  
Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (32)Korean kimchi soup – YUM!!!
Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (18) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (33) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (19) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (20) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (21)  Bossam ( Korean roast pork) – pork butt from a Chelsea butcher brined and roasted for 7 hours by Ramon @ramonatlarge – super yum ! #bossam#H2HPorkDinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (34) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (22) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (23)  Yummy!!! Brooklyn Blackout cake – Chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, fudge frosting from Two Little Hens @twolittleredhens  brought by New Yorkers – Marco @iamarcoantonio and Jackie @jaxcantonio #TwoLittleRedHens #h2hny#h2hnyc2017 #h2hchocolate #h2hcakes#h2hdessertfindsDinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (24) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (25) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (35) Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (26)  Portrait of Jerome -birthday gift of Ramon :-)  Dinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (36) So happy to see part of #morokrew @thecrazycook_ph@iamarcoantonio #jpcastiyo@jaxcantonio @james_de_jesus@mannydr and reunite for a home cooked dinner by Ramon @ramonatlarge  #h2hnyc2017 #h2hny #newyorkrewDinner in Brooklyn at Ramon's (1)

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