Our last night we had video showing for Nisekrew ! with snacks of course! and cheese!! Most Matakaw awardee #nisekrew Kai @kaisterprimo using her new gadget – cheese/butter curler #h2hcheesefinds #H2HGadgets #H2HPithaya I made a video of all our photos and videos in Niseko/Sapporo! So much fun wot view it together with everyone! Jose @jlm72471 is not only our host but he also prepared #Nisekrew awards for all of us! Best dressed, Best photographer, Best dancer, Best Hotel booker etc. We love you Jose #H2HPithaya Sy kids claiming their parents’ awards! Agawan! haha!!
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BOAT!!! But due to strong waves we were not able to ride the boat A mangrove which they turned into a beach. WOW! Hanging out in the beach Complete with chairs and a bar! with lots of yummy food!!! Banana turn! YUM!! The kids were the ones enjoying!! We were hiding in the shade! and a jet ski!!
View of the guesthouse and Chapel of Pithaya from the Tower.
This is where 7 #nisekrew families stayed for the weekend #H2Hsunsets #H2HPithaya #H2HHomes May layout pa si Jose!! LOVE IT! The day we arrived we all brought our stash of snacks to share with everyone!! Iago in love with all the Japanese snacks from Tito Steve and Tita Lindy Nisekrew love snacks!Irvin’s Salted egg potato chips made it to Pithaya One of our favourites – Pretz sweet corn from Japan brought by Steve and LindyHanging out in the garden
Beautiful lanterns from Hoi An!! Still eating!! haha!! Leftover merienda lasagna – cold lasagna! Matakaw Kai loves California Crunch snack!View from the Guesthouse! This is where the pool is!
Breakfast So happy to be with the kiddos #minisekrew The kids were enjoying so much in Pithaya! They bonded too Love this kid! Iago! Love his shirt which describes our weekend at Pithaya Posing Breakfast!!! Breakfast by sweetie #minisekrew Alexa @iamawesomealexa – smiley hotdogs and Panda hard boiled eggs #hotdogs #panda #nisekrew #H2HPithaya teddy bear bento and Goodmorning bread!! CUTE!!! Love waking up to Alexa’s creations!! Truly brings a smile to start the day right So hot!!! Perfect for a swim!! bonding while swimming #minisekrew #H2HPithaya
From beginning till end, we did not stop eating at Pithaya!!! I want to live here!!! haha!! The busy kitchen! We arrived before dinner so I took a peek at the kitchenYou can always spot an old timer and loyal staff! Our sexy Nisekrew Lindy always feeding us the best! We love her bag! haha!! She brought beef from Japan!!!! Hokkaido beef Aside from having so much food already, everyone brought something to share with the gang!
Yummy Davao pomelo brought by #Nisekrew Carmina @thecrazycook_ph My gosh! I came in shorts for dinner and these lovely ladies were all dressed up. A bit of a hint on where our next adventure will be! Twins! But one is injured and one is buntis! Both pretty in Italian fashion from Marianne Po The most awaited buffet table every day! We all loved the homecooked food at Pithaya. The #Nisekrew gained 10 pounds! Andre of course sat and ate the steak as soon as it arrived sizzling from the kitchen Carmina the Crazy Cook cooked for dinner some dishes!
Chicken satay, Shrimp curry and Pomelo ( Fr Davao) Kale ( Bukidnon) salad with chicken skin #pomelo #shrimpcurry #H2HPithaya
I missed this!Marco and Jackie brought so many cakes and food we thought everything was from them! haha!! Our favourite Salted Caramel Chocolate cake from Sugar Bee
Previous entry: Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake from Sugar Bee June 24, 2015
Yummy gluten free chocolate cake from Osvaldo’s Cakes @joezbaker
He is the pastry chef of Carmina from Davao. He used almond flour to make this. Thank you Carmina @thecrazycook_ph for our birthday cake for the #Nisekrew April birthday celebrants. Carmina had to handcarry this on the plane from Davao till Pithaya #osvaldoscakes #glutenfree#H2HPithaya #H2HCakes #H2Hbdaycakes Stash from our Hokkaido trip!
Previous entry: Nikka Distillery Otaru March 3, 2016 The only time we are always complete is when it is eating time! haha!! Another Pithaya painting in the dining room but this photo is a photo of Tito Raymond from his hometown in SpainOne of the specialties is the tinapa rice. YUM!!!! Everything is yum and love the Filipino food!! Sansrival from Tita Marot Oozing caramel from the Salted Caramel Chocolate cake from @flourjarmanila Thank you #nisekrew Marco @iamarcoantonio and Jackie @jaxcantonio for bringing all the yummy desserts!! As Marco said – getting together once a month is dangerous because we are going to gain weight each time!! We might become the “baboycrew” haha!! #nisekrewdiscoveries #flourjarmanila #saltedcaramel #chocolatecake #H2HCakes Our traditional Nisekrew photo will be the dining table photo!! where we all get together to dine like a family one big family! All the staff of the Morenos also gather in Pithaya when they are there. Thank you to the wonderful staff that took care of us!!
First agenda for the weekend was a nature walk around Pithaya. Someone sexy did not get the memo and came in a dress and aqua shoes! haha!! But some got the memo and were prepared! Our host and tour guide Raj! So peaceful and so calming to be surrounded with nature in Pithaya
We entered this gate and WOW! Just love adventures with our gang 14 out of the 19 #nisekrew doing the nature walk More animal sightings
Analyze this photo!
Because only one of us got the hiking memo, only one of us was dressed for it!
Posh girl Lindy @lindycas who is always dressed to kill and came in a dress and Aqua shoes! Chop suey girl Carmina @thecrazycook_ph who came in a hat, Embroidered rash guard, slippers and @filipinna shorts. Anna @aangara the true hiker who was the only one dressed for the event and Kikay girl me who came in lace shorts, havaianas and blouse definitely not for hiking.
The Spice girls of #nisekrew at Pithaya! definitely a nature walk to remember #H2HPithaya OMG! Ana found this while hiking! Nice souvenir from Pithaya! Thank you Steve and Cherina for our rehydrating drinks!
The evening we arrived, we came late and missed the sunset view from the watch tower It is by the main house The main house from the garden Garden With a beautiful Balete tree. This tree is part of the logo of Pithaya More trees that are all lit so beautifully Walking towards the tower You can take the stairs ( no i didn’t haha!! ) Or take the elevator Dumbwaiter to bring up the food to the top! There are 4 bedrooms in the tower! Merienda upon arrival Nisekrew kiddos!! YAY!!! On our last day in Pithaya I rushed back from the beach to the Tower to catch the sunset The top of the tower is a hang out in itself You can dine or just relax up here Love the ceiling which is like the sky BEAUTIFUL!! BREATH TAKING!! Wherever we go in Pithaya there is food!
Caviar pie from VB Kitchen brought by Chut when he passed by
Previous entry: Caviar Pie by VB Kitchen August 18, 2014
The Nisekrew gang was so blessed to be invited by Tito Raymond and his family – Nisekrew Jose and Tin and Raj and Kai to their beautiful home, Pithaya! We went for the weekend and it was a perfect place to reunite with the gang and get together.
Around Pithaya are different paintings depicting scenes from the place and he commissioned an artist to paint them. I asked him if his favorite color was green because it’s green all over Pithaya and he said “Obvious ba?” haha!! Tito Raymond is the visionary bringing things to life and the good family man. ? He bought Pithaya in the 1980s and built a whole place for him and his family. And for his family to bond together and extended to friends. We are lucky to have shared their beautiful home. Blessed and grateful #nisekrew #H2HPithaya #H2HPeople #H2HTributesThe road leading to Pithaya is magical!!
I love the trees!! We got there night time already After the gate (Daytime photos )
Museum! M for Moreno and the museum is a letter M Beautiful bougainvillaeas Many old trees all over the place Peeking through and seeing a structure It’s a chapel! More of a church! Tita Marot is so religious and the kids are too! That is why we love them Another structure peeping from the greens – It’s the watch tower! Picnic Grove Spotted a helicopter hovering above There is a helipad! A big one and this is where the boat is also kept Someone is landing!! Only James Bond Chut @chutster arrives in Pithaya in style!!!! Missing Kim @kimm_stagram So glad #nisekrew Chut came even if he had business meetings!!! #H2HPithayaMode of transportation inside Pithaya! Jeepney!!! LOVE IT!!
Garden of the Main house More paintings In this painting is the living room in the main house There is an area in Pithaya which feels like an African Safari. Though I’ve never been to Africa haha!! But I have seen photos Animals around the farm!
This year, Rustan’s is dedicating three months to celebrate everything about and for the Family with Home & Heart – A Family Affair. Throughout the months of April until June, Rustan’s will be hosting various activities that the whole family can enjoy. Weekends will be filled with family-friendly workshops at Rustan’s to make every meal, every bonding moment and every family time even more memorable.
Starting off with a weekend of coffee and tea workshops. Rustan’s Alabang Town Center will host the Afternoon Delight: Coffee and Tea with Delonghi on April 16, Saturday where their resident coffee craftsman, Michael Canlas, will give a workshop on caffeinated and tea recipes. This will be followed by Breville’s, The Art of Coffee – Espresso Appreciation Afternoon with Master Latte Artist, Dave Dource on April 17, Sunday.
As a treat to lovely ladies, Rustan’s will hold a Mother’s Day Fair from April 21 to May 8 at Rustan’s Makati and April 22 to May 8 at Rustan’s Shangri-la. A special Travel Essentials for Mom’s Getaway Workshop by Bespoke and Beyond at Rustan’s Makati was held last April 21, Thursday. Learn the tips and tricks to organizing your luggage and pack perfectly for any solo or family getaway. This workshop will make sure every mom is destination-ready for any out-of-towns or trips abroad.
Great news! Longchamp will extend its personalized Le Pliage services from April 17 to May 7 at Rustan’s Shangri-la. Customize and design the perfect Le Pliage bag for the woman of your life. Pick out from various colors and find a size that fits every girl’s needs.
The 28th of April marks the start of enjoying special deals from the Home Department. Perfect artisanal home accent pieces from brands like Farbel, Acrila, Zoffoli, Arti & Mestieri will be offered at 20% off on selected items. Exquisite Home Luxury brands offer special gifts as well. Receive a Lladro Silk Scarf or a Christofle Silver Money Clip for a single receipt purchase of PHP 45,000 from Lladro and Christofle, respectively. A minimum single-receipt purchase of PHP 50,000 from Meissen entitles one to a luxurious Meissen candle. Spend a single-receipt purchase of PHP 85,000 from Lalique and receive a 100ml bottle of Lalique perfume.
The month of May is also filled with special workshops for every family member to take part in. On May 6, have A Very Vegan Mother’s Day with Jertie’s Kitchen and Breville. Coffee aficionados can join the Delonghi’s Match Made with Coffee Workshop on May 7, both at Rustan’s Shangri-la.
Find the perfect gift for the woman of your life this season and gift her with Home and Décor items from Lenox, Rosenthal, Royal Albert, Kate Spade, and Christofle. Visit the special vignettes curated for moms and pick up a present from the woman’s boudoir like beauty products from Murad and La Prairie, beddings from Ralph Lauren Home, and loungewear from Natori. Find something for the mom cave to satisfy every mom’s artistic and crafty personality with personalized gift cards, stationaries and more from Whisk, and engraved leather items and embroidered linens by Bespoke and Beyond. Lastly, give mom a much-needed break with some Zen-inspired items from BSAB, Millefiori, and Diptyque that will relax the mind and body.
Gather each member of the family and shop to your heart’s content as you catch great steals from the world’s finest brands with the Rustan’s Lifestyle Passport. Show your passport and avail of exclusive offers and special discounts from the Fashion, Children’s, Cosmetics, and Home Departments of Rustan’s until June 2, 2016.
Just what awesome deals should one expect from the passport? Supermoms can find the perfect arm candy to complete their wardrobe with Fendi and Longchamp, as both brands offer 15% off their regular items. Stylish young women and their moms can have matching shoes from Sergio Rossi, offering 15% off the first pair and 25% off the second on all regular priced items. If looking for wardrobe additions, head down to Marina Rinaldi and avail of the 10% off promotion for one item, and 20% off for two or more.
Of course, Dads get a treat, too! Taking 20% off on regular items and an additional 10% off on sale items are Hackett, Faconnable and trendy dapper brand, Thomas Pink. The man of the house also get to choose from the racks of Adolfo Dominguez, Pedro del Hierro, Ascot Chang at 20% off on all regular items. From leather belts and wallets, to neckties to match ones’ outfits – Miguel Bellido, Buxton and Geoffrey Beene offer regular items at 15% off.
The Rustan’s Lifestyle Passport also has treats and special deals from the Young Adult and Children’s department. Enjoy an added 10% off deal from sale items of Pilgrim and Good Works accessories, Triple C, and Broken Legend accessories. Ready to wear brand Matix and timepiece labels such as Jacques Farel, Giorgio Fedon, Rod, and Flud offer 20% off on selected items.
Update the little ones’ wardrobe and get a free mug for a purchase of atleast P3,500 from Neck & Neck. Purchase any Shopkins Season 2 or 3 item and receive a Season 3 Foil Pack for free. Watch out for more exciting treats and fun activities for kids this season!
Make every family experience a momentous one with Rustan’s. Spend every second with your family and bond over lifestyle workshops and shopping sessions with Home & Heart – A family Affair only at Rustan’s.
To know more about the latest collections available in the stores, you may visit Rustan’s in Makati, Shangri-la, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu. You may also visit http://www.facebook.com/rustansph for more details.
Thank you Mia Borromeo for organising such a lovely event We travelled to 3 different countries – USA, Italy and Germany – just by going to the different floors of Twenty four Seven Mc Kinley of Focus Global Inc A year ago Focus Global Inc- Steven and Loli Sy – opened a 29 story building – Twenty Four Seven Mc Kinley at BGC which has 5 stories for their showroom for all their brands, 8 floors for parking, 2 floors for their offices and the rest are being leased out. Uber is one of their tenants. It’s a beautiful building with beautiful products and beautiful views! Come over and visit #focusglobalinc All the pretty staff that are all well versed with the brands of Focus Global Travel companions that morning Each floor is a food booth where you can have some goodies as you go around the showroom. An American country fair for the Ethan Allen showroom B&B Italia I was so happy to see Maria who took me around before in the Boffi showroom in Greenbelt Previous entry: Boffi Olivier and Co November 24, 2015 Oktoberfest for the German brands DORNBRACHT’s Sensory Sky.
This shower system from Dornbracht aims to simulate the sensation of showering under the open sky. It uses a combination of water pressure, temperature, lights, mist and even fragrance to create different scenarios in the bathroom. It can also come with three pre-programmed choreographies– READJUST, RELEASE, REJOICE. It is controlled through the simple and convenient digital SMART TOOLS of Dornbracht.
These Miele washing machine, vacuum cleaner and butter churn manufactured back in 1909 came from the Miele Historical Museum in Germany. They were given to Focus Global Inc. as gifts from the CEOs, Dr. Miele and Dr. Zinkann, themselves.
This Graphite Grey Similaque Gloss ad Natural Walnut Veneer SieMatic kitchen is equipped with the latest Miele Generation 6000 Appliances.
Reminiscent of smart phones of today, these Miele Generation 6000 Appliances equipped in this SieMatic kitchen have an intuitive M Touch interface wherein you can swipe and scroll through the menu with the tip of your fingers.