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Wallpaper City Guide Manila

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Congratulations Cheryl Tiu and Kissa Castañeda Mc Dermott on the launch of the Wallpaper City Guide Manila!!Wallpaper Guide Manila (1)

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Beautiful ladies – Cheryl Tiu, Chris Daez and Kissa Castañeda Mc DermottWallpaper Guide Manila (4)

 Cheryl busy signing booksWallpaper Guide Manila (1)

 Fans :-)  waiting to have their books signedWallpaper Guide Manila (3)

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Morsels of Inspiration by Nicole Ortega

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A new found friend of Heart2Heart, Nicole Ortega!  I am so lucky to meet such a nice, sweet, humble, and of course pretty lady :-)  Nicole Ortega blog

Aside from making yummy Cheese pimento

Previous entry:  Pinoy Cheese Pimiento by Nicole Ortega July 30, 2014

and Pasta sauces

Previous entry:  Vegetable Bolognese Pasta Sauce by Nicole’s Kitchen September 19, 2014

 she now has a blog!  She told me about this early this year and I am so happy for her that it is up!  She told me that all her entries will all be morsels of inspiration :-)  She will be sharing her recipes, things that inspire her and things to inspire others.  Click below and find out what she has shared so far.  More power to you Nicole!

Morsels of Inspiration A lifestyle and inspiration blog by Nicole Ortega[email_link]

I Will Always Love You More by Peachy Concepcion

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Seven years ago, Peachy invited me to the launch of her first book, “Hold On Tight” Previous entry:  Hold on Tight December 11, 2011

Today she launches “I Will Always Love You More.”  A heartwarming book for us parents who for sure share the same kind of love for our children.  So nice that Peachy has expressed this in her books.  Congratulations Peachy!  All proceeds will go to Gawad Kalinga :-)peachy concepcion I will always love you more

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The Clover Brewing System at Starbucks Reserve Signa

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Last Sept. 16,  the six meter high ceiling Starbucks store at Robinson’s Signa Designer Residences openedIMG_8676 It’s the fifth Starbucks Reserve store in the countryStarbucks reserve coffees More importantly it’s the first time Starbucks is introducing the Clover Brewing System

The Clover Brewing System at Starbucks

Check out Heart2Heart’s article today on this

Philippine Star Clover brewing System Starbucks


Philippine Tatler Best Restaurants Guide 2014

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 Congratulations Philippine Tatler on your 11th Edition of Best restaurants Guide 2014

The classy and elegant Tita Irene Martel, Publisher and Managing Director of the Philippine Tatler

Anton San Diego, Editor In Chief of Philippine Tatler

Hurry and get your copy of the latest edition of Philippine Tatler’s Best Restaurants Guide 2014

This year, awards were given for different categories

Best Chef – Tonyboy Escalante of Antonio’s ( representative )

Best Restaurant with Gourmet Comfort Food – Sala Bistro- Chef Colin Mackay

The Best Wine List – M Dining – Chef Tippi Tambunting


Congratulations to all the winners!!  

Best Gourmet Restaurant – Sala Bistro

Best New Restaurant with Inventive Cuisine – Vask- Chef Chele Gonzalez

Best Chef- Tonyboy Escalante – Antonio’s

Best Wine List – M Dining – Chef Tippi Tambunting

Best Resort Setting – Rima, Shangri-la Boracay 

Best Buffet – Spirals  


Paella at the Kneedler House

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We love also visiting the Kneedler House when in Baguio :-)

Previous entries:  Dinner at the Kneedler House Baguio Jan 3, 2011

Cottage at the Kneedler House January 4, 2011 

  Lunch at the Kneedler House July 9, 2011

Lunch at The Kneedler House Baguio Part 2 September 9, 2012

Visiting the Young’s :-)

Angels from Tita Emily Campos of Touch of Craft :-)

Thanks to my cousin Edward for this old photo from 2005

 We love taking photos by this wishing well


The beautiful wishing well that eventually became the inspiration for Tito Stephen and his new magazine publication, Taste and Travel  

Previous entry: Taste Travel and Trends July 1, 2014   

It’s so nice to eat at home in Baguio because the weather is so nice and so conducive to cooking outdoors and just hanging out in the house.  Tito Stephen and Tita Reggie have such a beautiful home!  A country home :-) 

This is the usual appetizer table and we look forward to it :-)

Bangus chicharon

Playing in the background was Tito Rj’s CD which is now available in Starbucks!!  I love this CD!!!  Tito RJ is Tita Reggie’s brother in law :-)

Best Foodie friends :-)  Mom and Tita Reg

yum yum homemade paella :-)

Grilling :-)

Special macaroni dish for Mischka :-)

This is the salad table :-)

Seasonings and spices

Dessert table

Inside the Master bedroom dressing room is this Mosler vault.  It is behind a mirrored sliding door so it looks like it’s just a closet.  For 20 years  they have been trying to open this safe wondering what could be inside the vault.  Finally a friend knew someone from Mosler and it took them 24 hours to open it.  


There was nothing inside only another Mosler cabinet that was also a safe.  There was nothing inside the cabinet too :-)  So nice to use this old vault door as a door! :-)