The Viterboys Project

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Super LOVE these boys – Franco and Enzo- who are growing up so fast. The @viterboys They are so well rounded and raised very well by my friends Quentin @docqviterbo and Vanessa @docv3

the Viterboys Project (5)  They too make tshirts but they are US based. Their goal was to sell 100 tshirts and they reached it so fast. For those of you in the States or anywhere in the world and want to help them help others – please contact them @viterboys or text (302)897-7179 #h2hgivingback #h2hkids#theviterboysprojectthe Viterboys Project (4) the Viterboys Project (3) the Viterboys Project (2) the Viterboys Project (1)

Geno’s Ice Cream at East Cafe Rustan’s

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OMG!!! The famous Geno’s Gabi Pinipig keso ( Taro rice crispies cheese) ice cream from Bataan is available in East Cafe in @rustansph Makati. No need to order all the way from Bataan. You can even buy by the gallon. Sandy @sandy.uy brought this for #h2hfoodcamp dinner before and it was so good. I will try the other flavors next time.  #genosicecream #h2hrustans#rustansph #eastcaferustans #h2hicecream

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Glasshouse Harlan + Holden

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Dinner at @harlanholdendine Literally a place to see and be seen :-)
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The Lechon Diva Hosts The Hungry Tourist

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Our wonderful evening with Dedet, The @lechon_diva and David@the.hungry.tourist

I was surprised to see my son’s bestfriend, Carlo @carlo_alvarez , as the host for David ? ( Well he’s a foodie and a chef so I guess i shouldn’t be surprised. ) @amsalvarez

David was a blogger in Israel since 2010 and he decided to go international 1.5 years ago and now he uses instagram ( with almost 100,000 followers from all over the world) and facebook. He organizes food tours all over the world. Hopefully he will have one in the Philippines. Watch the video and you will find out why @the.hungry.tourist is Heart2Heart approved ! #thehungrytourist#lechondiva #lechon #pepitaskitchen#h2hproudtobepinoy#itsmorefuninthephilipines #h2hlechon#h2hblogers #h2hpeople

The dinner was a labor of LOVE and was much appreciated with LOVE. Boodle Feast Menu last night!

Game

Balut salpicao

Balut

Inihaw na isaw

Chicharon bituka, bulaklak & balat with laman

Hiplog

Crab gulong gulong- napa gulong si Hungry Tourist sa SARAP!

Rellenong alimasag

Lumpiang ubod

Green mango, eggplant, Salted egg salad w crispy kansi

Baked tahong

Baked halaan

Diniguan

Kare kare

Lechon w garlic, chillies & tanglad- Tagalog Lechon

Lechon w crab fat rice & chorizo

Ice candy – halo halo

Pastillas from San Miguel Bulacan w cut paper work

Chocnut

Super Suman

Mango Trifle

Divalicious Labuyo Sauce

Kare kare

Bow :-)
Thank you to Dedet for bringing worldwide attention to our cuisine. She is continuously promoting our country thru food – and in her own unique and divalicious way. Super LOVE her !!

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Forever Iconic: Montblanc Pays Tribute To The Charisma And Beauty Of Marilyn Monroe

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Forever Iconic: Montblanc Pays Tribute To The Charisma And Beauty Of Marilyn Monroe 
 
New Montblanc Muses Edition writing instrument celebrates the life of one of the greatest style and cultural icons of the 20th century 
Adulated stars, cultural icons and flawless beauties, the supreme elegance and irresistible aura of the 20th century’s most legendary muses are captured in the writing instruments of the Montblanc Muses Edition. As the ultimate symbol of glamour and femininity, Marilyn Monroe is the latest muse to join the edition. A talented actress with incomparable charisma, she appeared in more than 30 films during her lifetime and enchanted audiences with her distinctive music recordings. Above all, Monroe is widely recognized as the incarnation of sensual beauty, embodying a timelessly elegant, but provocative style that is still admired and emulated today. The new Montblanc Muses Marilyn MonroeTM Special Edition includes a fountain pen, ballpoint and rollerball, taking inspiration from the glamorous life of a vulnerable and shy woman who lived her life in the limelight. 
Born Norma Jeanne Mortenson in Los Angeles in 1926, Marilyn Monroe grew up in humble circumstances, overcoming personal obstacles to achieve a life of international stardom. Driven by her untamed desire for success, fame and popularity, she made the leap in just a few years from unknown model to unforgettable screen icon. While she found fame in 1953 with her starring roles in Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How To Marry a Millionaire, she will forever be remembered for one of cinema’s most enduring images – the scene from The Seven Year Itch where she stands on the subway grate trying to tame her billowing white dress. 
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Every design detail of the Montblanc Muses Marilyn MonroeTM Special Edition evokes the film goddess’s signature style. The shape of the writing instrument is inspired by the 4-inch heels Marilyn Monroe favoured, and that became characteristic of her personal style. The colour of the precious cap and barrel of the writing instrument is reminiscent of her red lipstick, created especially for the movie star. The rich red of the resin is paired with fittings coated in champagne gold to create a glamorous look in honour of a woman who never failed to steal the show with her electrifying presence. The slanted cap top is decorated with the Montblanc emblem in champagne tone gold-coated. Among the few fashion accessories she wore was a single row of Akoya pearls given to her by her husband Joe DiMaggio whom she was married to for just 274 days. A single pearl adorns the pen’s clip as a reference to the passionate yet brief all-American romance between the Hollywood goddess and the handsome baseball legend, one of the great love stories of the era. monroe_fp_pr.jpg
Beyond her screen appearances, Marilyn’s voice had a distinctive quality that made songs like “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” unforgettable, and her rare live performances in front of adoring crowds all the more enthralling. In reference to the famous film song, the cone of the Special Edition writing instrument is engraved with diamond shapes alongside the signature of the style icon. The Au585 champagne tone gold-coated nib of the fountain pen features an engraved portrait of the legendary actress. The traditionally rounded heart hole of the nib is shaped as an actual “ heart” – a very first in the Muses collection – to highlight the symbolic of Monroe’s incomparable femininity. monroe_family-shot.jpg
While she was known during her life as a perfectly styled star, her well-cultivated persona was only one side of a complex story. She was a well-read woman with an extensive book collection that included works of literature, poetry and psychology. Often misunderstood, she was not just an effervescent pin-up, but was devoted to the arts and pursued nothing less than complete mastery of her craft. Her desire to make a serious artistic contribution motivated her move to New York in 1954 to found her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions. Through the craftsmanship of the Muses Marilyn MonroeTM Special Edition, Montblanc pays a fitting tribute to a woman who wrote her own page of modern history, and continues to inspire women with her legendary ability to overcome the toughest challenges to achieve greatness. 
About Montblanc 
Guided by the pioneering spirit since 1906, Montblanc revolutionized the culture of writing with breakthrough innovations. Today, the Maison continues to push boundaries and evolve the expression of fine craftsmanship across each of its product categories: the pinnacle of luxury writing instruments, timepieces, leather goods, accessories, fragrances and eyewear. With every innovation, Montblanc offers new functionalities and groundbreaking designs imbued with the Maison’s heritage of sophistication and crafted to the highest standards through the skills of its artisans in each of its manufactures whether Hamburg, Germany for its writing instruments, the Swiss Jura in Le Locle and Villeret for its timepieces or Florence, Italy for its leather goods. Reflecting its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from the most pioneering ideas, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, innovation, quality and expression of style. With its origins deeply rooted in the culture of handwriting, Montblanc continues to assert its cultural commitment around the world with the creation of wide-ranging initiatives to promote arts and culture in many forms, while honouring the modern day patrons who support the advancement of the arts. 

House and Lot for Sale

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This is a photo of my beautiful friend Margie Sy @paellaqueenwho lost 30 pounds Omg!

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But this post is not really about that ! haha !!! She thinks i can sell her house for her even after she gave it to all her realtors !  Well had i just bought it from her years ago when she was selling it, i would have doubled my money already !!!

Previous entry:  Ayala Alabang House for Sale/Rent Sept. 24, 2010

pls do contact her so her belief in Heart2Heart will be confirmed haha!!

Here are the details:

BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC MEDITERRANEAN
HOUSE FOR SALE
Designed by well renowned Architect Anna Sy ( her sister in law)
155 Tanauan Street corner Taal Ayala Alabang Village
582 sqm lot area, 540 sqm floor area
3-storey, 4- big bdrms with big walk-in closet in the masters room, high ceiling, lanai, den, well-appointed garden on the side and front of the house,  ceiling ACs, solid wide narra flooring, clay tiled roofing, lots of storage space,4-car garage in the basement, plus 3-car parking at the front. Contact Margie Sy +63 917 537 1000 #h2hrealestate

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Marina Bay Spa and Lifestyle Club

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@marinabayspa is a Membership club

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with gym, entertainment area- KTV, billiards, mahjong- Beauty salon and spa. The spa is open to the public but if you’re a member you get 10% discount. Marina Bay Spa and Lifestyle club is owned by the @vikingsluxurybuffet group. It is located in the Seaside Esplanade in the Mall of Asia complex. It’s sort of a getaway place because it’s not noisy and crowded in that area. It opened last September so everything is still brand new. All spa treatments come with the buffet!!  Eat and Spa! what a great deal #marinabayspaandlifestyleclub #h2hspa

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Spa and dinner with the Foodies for the Soul #h2hfoodiesforthesoul Jane Go @talesfromtheheart Leah Dy @leahddy Karen Young @karenskitchenphMichelle Ramos @michbramos and Anita Li @bakedbyanita at the newly opened ( Sept 2017) Marina Bay Spa & Lifestyle Club@marinabayspa I started with a hot bath, steam bath and sauna then followed by a coconut scrub, Bamboo massage and a Relaxing Crystal Chakra massage.

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Included in the spa is a buffet !  What a unique xmas get together with the girls ! The club is by membership but the spa is open to all. Come try it while the facilities are still all new. It’s owned by the Vikings group @vikingsluxurybuffet#marinabayspaandlifestyleclub #h2hspa

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Garden by Mikko Sison

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So happy to have special guests at Sunday family lunch yesterday. Our childhood and highschool barkada – Mikko Sison @momorojomaro who is not only an architect, interior designer, artist but also designs gardens! (0917-5262600 )  He helped my dad with his garden. I’m glad he explained it to me because my dad didnt tell us haha!! #h2hpeople #h2hgreens #h2hartist#h2hsundayfamilylunch

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Click below to go to his facebook page

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Click below to go to his instagram for portraits

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Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses

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The longest xmas is always at Dad and Mom’s  ( Sept – January) Almost half the year!  They are the earliest and the last to celebrate. Last January 14  was still xmas. Sunday family lunch for Taty’s bday with special guests Tito Butch and Tita Bing Bing, Tito Ochie and Tita Malyn @malynsantos Tita Chiqui and Mikko and Denise and kidsSunday Family lunch with the Santoses (14)   Manang Corazon who was our cook since i was 5 years old ( she was 36 yrs old) but left 22 years after :-(  Even James met her when he was still courting me and she cooked for him when he ate with us, she even gave him baon or when i wanted to send food to him in his house, she never complained. We all LOVE her because aside from cooking so well she never complained – she fed us with LOVE She is now 76 years old and thinner than how she was but still smiling and laughing. We are so happy she came to visit us yesterday during family lunch #h2hpeople #h2htribute #h2hchefs.  I also made Manang Corazon meet my 18 year old chef #chefjavs Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (2) Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (18)Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (15)Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (6)Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (5)Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (4)  Delicious food by @gourmetgarageph especially the Crispy bagnet wrap  #gourmetgarageph #h2hgourmetgarage #h2hsundayfamilylunchSunday Family lunch with the Santoses (16)  A MUST ORDER IN EVERY CATERING!  Crispy Bagnet wraSunday Family lunch with the Santoses (12)Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (13) Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (11) Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (9)Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (10) Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (8)Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (19) Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (7) Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (3)  Baskin Robbins Birthday cake :-) for Taty Sunday Family lunch with the Santoses (20)

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