Category Archives: New York

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)

Culinary Institute of America

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 We visited the @theculinaryinstituteofamerica in Hyde Park, New York. I want to study here  #culinaryinstituteofamerica #H2HNY#h2hnyc2017 #h2heducationCIA (2) CIA (3) CIA (4) CIA (5) CIA (6) CIA (7)It used to be a church which explains the dining room :-)
CIA (8) CIA (9) CIA (10) CIA (11) CIA (12) CIA (13)  Old Diamondside artwork by John Sendelbach at the @theculinaryinstituteofamerica It’s a 360 pound sturgeon made out of 700 knives, 400 forks and 600 spoons #culinaryinstituteofamerica #H2HArt#JohnSendelbachCIA (14) CIA (15) CIA (16) CIA (17) CIA (18) CIA (19) CIA (20) CIA (21) CIA (22) CIA (23) CIA (24) CIA (25)  The Egg is already the focal point of student life on campus. In addition to the many dining options, it features seven lounge areas with seating for 500, additional outdoor seating for 150 with spectacular views of the Hudson River, a special events stage, large multi-media screens for movie and sports nights, and dozens of charging stations.( CIA website ) CIA (26) CIA (27) CIA (28) CIA (29) CIA (30)CIA (31) CIA (32) CIA (33) CIA (34) CIA (35) CIA (36) CIA (37) CIA (38) CIA (39) CIA (40) CIA (41) CIA (42) CIA (43)  GymCIA (44) CIA (45) CIA (46) CIA (47)  Typical dorm room CIA (48) CIA (49)  Chef Thomas Keller in CIA @theculinaryinstituteofamerica#culinaryinstituteofamerica#ChefThomasKellerCIA (1)

5 Birthdays

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Even if it was a stormy, wet and windy day in Manhattan, we all met up to celebrate 5 birthdays- Rolando, Adeling, Marden, James and I. Though Rolando and Adeling treated really for their bday and we had pizza. We enjoyed so much especially while listening to the stories of Rolando and Adeling. It was also like a reunion with Marden and Cherry. Looking forward to our next reunion when we go back to NYC ?? #h2hny #h2hnyc2017

Whenever I’m in New York I make it a point to visit Adeling ( in orange) in the office. So happy to also see Gloria, Virgie and Cherry who used to work for Rustan’s Home and now part time for us in New York.  Love them #H2HPeople #h2hny #h2hnyc20175 Birthdays (3)  So happy to also see Rolando in the office. He has been working with the family since Rustan’s San Marcelino time in 1963 as a gift wrapper! He is now 72 years old and still with us for a total of 54 years with the family  #H2HPeople #h2hny #h2hnyc20175 Birthdays (4)  For 26 years that I’ve been going to New York City, this small but terrible lady was there that even when I was alone, I felt safe that she was around. Adeling. She’s been with the family for 45 years since Rustan’s San Marcelino. She is so efficient that the whole family relies on her. She’s so soft spoken and super nice she won’t hurt a fly!! But she’s smart and tough and knows what to do even in the city where everyone is so hard to deal with. She is 64 years old and still goes all over the city doing errands. Super LOVE Adeling !  Truly a one of a kind person.  We love her!   #H2HPeople #h2hny #h2hnyc2017#h2hrustans5 Birthdays (5) 5 Birthdays (6) 5 Birthdays (7)  Another loyal Rustanite! Cherry Coralde. She started in 1987 and we worked together in 1995 and she was handling the kitchenware department and one of the few managers that always reached her targets. She had to go to New York for family reasons in 2004 so she had to leave but she says she would still be in the company had she not gone to the States. This is what I mean about our people – they remain our family even if they are not working with us anymore. Cherry brought this yummy Sour Cream Apple walnut pie from the Little Pie Company in the Big Apple @littlepiecompany as our birthday cake for today’s celebration/reunion  #H2HPeople #h2hrustans #h2hny#h2hnyc20175 Birthdays (2) 5 Birthdays (8) 5 Birthdays (9) 5 Birthdays (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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Urbanspace

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Nice food hall in Grand Central Station – Urban Space @urbanspacenyc  with 20 eateries and seating in the middle. Thank you to my son Jaime and cousin Marie @marie.pineda for the recommendation #urbanspacenyc #h2hny #h2hnyc2017Urbanspace (3) Urbanspace (4) Urbanspace (5) Urbanspace (6) Urbanspace (7) Urbanspace (8) Urbanspace (9) Urbanspace (10) Urbanspace (11) Urbanspace (12) Urbanspace (13) Urbanspace (14) Urbanspace (15) Urbanspace (16) We ate in La Palapa Taco Bar and really enjoyed it!! YUM!!Urbanspace (2)Urbanspace (17)  Yum!! Steak carne asada taco with salsa, queso and cream at La Pallapa Taco bar in @urbanspacenyc  #urbanspacenyc #LaPallapa #tacos #h2hnyUrbanspace (18)Urbanspace (1) Urbanspace (19) Urbanspace (20) Urbanspace (21)

Edwin and Jerry

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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)
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Bare Burger

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 So happy to be with family.  We had lunch with my cousin Marie @marie.pineda who always follows me in NYC haha!!  Whenever I’m here she’s here and I’m happy :-)  Marie the newlywed who is vegetarian ( and ate that vegan burger) and hopefully will have a baby soon :-)  #h2hny #h2hnyc2017Bare Burger (1)

 Love this place where we had lunch today. @bareburger They have 44 branches in 5 countries :-)  #Bareburger #h2hnyc2017

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 First time for me to see a vegan burger :-)  Farmstead Burger at @bareburger
Sweet potato and wild rice patty, green hummus, tomatoes, baby kale, and avocado basil dressing on collard green wrap. Vegan and gluten free #Bareburger#h2hny #h2hnyc2017 #h2hburgersBare Burger (4) Bare Burger (23)Bare Burger (7) Bare Burger (3) Bare Burger (24) Bare Burger (8) Bare Burger (9) Bare Burger (10)

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Our ingredients for our yummy burgers, sandwiches, and salads are sourced as close to home as possible.

Our ingredients for our yummy burgers, sandwiches, and salads are sourced as close to home as possible.

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