#IpanemaPerfectPair with Gerald Anderson

Ipanema’s brand new summer collection launch.

Just when you thought the summer season is ready to say goodbye, comes Ipanema’s newest collection launched recently in a romance-themed event – the Ipanema Perfect Pair at the Trinoma Activity Center!

The 3 chosen finalists – picked from those who posted the best ‘selfeets’ in the online Facebook promo – took the runway to show off the distinct Ipanema summer styles: Sweet & Dainty, Sexy Chic, and Bold & Artsy(more…)

Upcycling: What to do with Old Reusable Bags

At one time, I’m sure you thought you needed that new cotton tote bag, but after only a few uses, you probably tossed in the back of the closet with the rest of the reusable bags. Now you’re left with several reusable bags that you don’t know what to do with them.

Before you toss those tote bags in the trash, consider the following upcycling tips to breathe new life into those old reusable bags.

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Storage for Out-of-Season Items

Reusable bags are great for storing out-of-season items. Even a small-sized tote can store small summer toys, while larger bags work well for bathing suits, swim trunks and beach towels. Once filled the bags can be hung from hooks in the attic or neatly stacked in the back of the closet.


Huawei Watch: The Ultra Stylish Smart Watch Designed for Both iOS and Android Users

We’ve probably all have seen smart watches strutting their stuff for a while now but while they may be “smart,” they mostly come in “boxy,” and definitely not so stylish looking. But hey, people were hooked and bought them primarily because of their functionality. A smart watch is a smart watch, right?

But not all smart watches are created equal. Huawei got that so clearly across at the recent Huawei smart watch launch at Green Sun Hotel. The Huawei Watch blends together timeless looks and smart features in a timepiece you’d want to wear everyday, everywhere.

The fully circular watch features a 1.4-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display, scratch-proof sapphire crystal lens, cold-forged stainless steel frame, and comes with a built-in heart rate monitor and 6-Axis motion sensors. (more…)

Finding High-Quality Accessories for Special Occasions

Gemstones like diamonds and rubies are unmistakenly beautiful and elegant. However, opals stand out as one of the most mysterious and delicate gemstones available in the jewelry industry today. It is said that only special people can wear opals. People who were meant to wear opals will find that their opal stones will never break or crack, even though the stones themselves are somewhat fragile. (more…)

Create Your Own Story with F & C Jewelry

Wedding jewelry

I don’t know about you but every piece of jewelry I own has its very own story to tell. The value goes beyond the tag price that came with each one, to be honest. So when F & C Jewelry expressed the same sentiment during their store launch at the SM Store in SM Makati last night, I couldn’t agree more. This totally brought me to the my Chanel designed ring and the charm bracelets I bought during my first year in the corporate world, to the engagement ring that my hubby gave me in 2001 to the one bigger rock he gifted me with for our 12th wedding anniversary. It is so true, that beyond the brilliance, the sparkle, the exquisite craftmanship and the clarity, the stories that come with each jewelry is what makes it valuable. Truth be told, I’d even go forward to even declare each of my jewelry as priceless gems. 🙂 (more…)

Three Things To Look For In A Sneaker Company

These days, many individuals are in search of the perfect pair of sneakers to optimize the aesthetic appeal of their outfit. If this is the case for you, it’s important to note that finding the ideal shoes means that you’ll need to find the ideal company from which to make the purchase. To ensure that you can do so, make sure the sneaker company you select possesses each of the following attributes:

1. A Wide Selection.

One of the first things you should consider when looking for the ideal sneaker company is whether they offer a wide selection. This step is important because it decreases the likelihood that you’ll have to move from shop to shop in order to find what you want. When you start looking for the ideal store, make sure that you consider a great company like In addition to offering customers the ability to shop online from the comfort and privacy of their homes, offers a wide selection which includes both general releases and rare, hard to find exclusives. Whether you’re trying to find a pair of retro jordans for yourself or the perfect sneakers for your child, this company has you covered.


Jewelry can be very Unique

Designer costume jewelry comes in such a wide variety of styles, colors and materials that it is easy to find an innovative piece that will be your very own “signature” necklace, bracelet, chain, pearl strand, or ring. Alternatively, you might be looking for a special gift for a loved one, and such jewelry is the perfect answer.


There are the added thrills of having items included such as Swarovski Austrian Crystals, AAA Grade Cubic Zirconias, genuine semi precious stones, natural stones, white or yellow or rose gold, Rhodium electro plate, sterling silver, stainless steel and more. There are trendy fashion and tennis bracelets and epoxy or hand enameled bangle bracelets. Boxed bracelets present gifts for different holidays.


@SWAPwatch DIY and SWAP Loom by @TomatoPH

There is nothing I love more that personalized stuff. If you have been following this blog for a while, you’ll know this for a fact. This is why it was a delight to know that Tomato Time SWAP has come up with such exciting concept, they call SWAP DIY.

Tomato Time DIY


SWAP DIY is so much fun!

SWAP Design-It-Yourself is Tomato Time SWAP’s latest offering where we can have our personal photo and design turned into a SWAP Watch. I used to order my personalized stuff from Hongkong. SWAP’s quality is a whole tad better.

Tomato Time Swap

Our SWAP DIY with our Family Photo

Since I was looking into giving the SWAP Watch to my son, I asked him what color he wants it in. His favorite color is red, so red it is. He was also the one who chose which family picture he’ll have the design in. 🙂


Shadow Boxes As Military Retirement Gifts

The shadow box has offered memento keepers a practical way to preserve memories connected to different themes of their lives. Typically a wooden box with a glass front for showcasing, the shadow box hangs on walls and provides viewers a glimpse of special moments. The mementos are placed inside, the front is closed, and with a single click, everything is stored like a visible time capsule.

shadow boxes

Military and protective services families have been able to elevate the concept of the shadow box to an even more meaningful level. They make or order boxes carved in the shape of the military branch shield in which a loved one has served. They can then place medals, stripes and bars or recognition pins into the box for display. Keepsake boxes created this way have been popular conversation starters for many family gatherings. They are also a respectful reminder of military servicemen’s sacrifices for the nation.


Jewelmer Joaillerie Marks the Year of the Wooden Horse

The purveyor of fine pearl jewelry rings in the Lunar New Year with a newly redesigned collection with the sparkling Bollicine collection by Jewelmer Joaillerie.


Featuring lustrous South Sea pearls framed with scintillating diamonds, Bollicine is a hallmark collection in the brand’s 30-years of high jewelry and craftsmanship. The symbol of infinity is evoked in gleaming circles of 18-Karat gold, cascading down to dance in anticipation of an auspicious Lunar New Year.


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