It has been a while –months perhaps– since I’ve worked with confectioner’s sugar, fondant, royal icing or anything of the sort… Turns out my frosting skills are rather rusty, too. This was all evident to me when I spent an afternoon with GLAMPOP gals, Cyn and Carms. Thank goodness I wasn’t there particularly to pipe […]

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I secured in my pocket the golden ticket to an informative and hands-on gelato master class. Unilever opened the doors to their state of the art lab and offered a lesson on Italian style ice cream, taught by Chef Miko Aspiras and hosted by Carte D’Or. We learned that the label is present mostly in […]

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A Wholesome Gathering



It’s summertime and, as the saying goes, living is easy. Some of my favorite things to do this time of year are hit the beach, work on my tan, go for ice-cream and believe it or not, shop. Ideally, all meals would be al fresco paired with a feel good playlist in the background. If […]

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CRISP on 28th



I got invited to Crisp on 28th‘s second anniversary and it’s quite fitting that I attended as I frequented the place often in their       freshman year of opening. I would always order the buckwheat pancakes, which I’m pleased to see has remained under their all day breakfast dining. Entering anything but the […]

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Foo’d by Davide Oldani



By way of Milan, we have a poppin’ new spot to eat at here in Manila. Davide Oldani, the creator of ‘Cucina Pop’ has partnered with local restaurateurs to give Filipinos an affordable Michelin-starred dining experience. Yup, you read that right… Michelin-star cuisine at friendly peso prices. My husband and I were invited to the […]

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Last week’s launch is up there as one of my favorite events that I’ve attended all year – 2016 isn’t over until it’s over, guys! Indeed, as the recipes I tried were the results of many months of trial and error, product development, research and taste tests. I am awfully     delighted Bianca Elizalde […]

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Toast is trendy. I told my parents this as we ordered the signature crab toast at New York’s ABC Kitchen last year. Their response was “Then we’ve been with it for a very long time.” I guess this is true; I grew up watching my Grandpa slather butter on thin English bread followed by a […]

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Son of a Gun



No trip to LA is complete, for me, without a visit to one (or two, or three…) of Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s establishments. I was in the City of Angels last August when my brother and I took my parents to Son of a Gun; it would be their first time. Not ours. We […]

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I love Jon & Vinny’s so much. This joint fast became a favorite for Jon and me in 2015. Chris first took us in August – we fell in love – so I made sure we returned to 412 N Fairfax when we came back to LA in October. Here are some of the things […]

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Oh, the Chateau. The iconic hotel along the Sunset Strip. While you may have read -or witnessed, perhaps?!- about Hollywood celebrity trouble and mischief at Marmont, I have yet to go after sun down so I don’t really have any misbehaviors to share. The only rule I’m guilty of breaking is taking photos of my […]

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