Sufree Tea Party

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

There's no denying that I'm a self-confessed sweet tooth. Yup, I take pride in all the pastries and coffee posted in my instagram account. I almost always look forward to dessert time because let's admit it, what is a full course meal if there's no dessert to top it all off. Times come though when I realize how much sweets have I been intaking and its long term effects on my bod.

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Thankfully, I was introduced to Sufree Stevia Sweetener few weeks ago at Sip and Gogh in Kapitolyo. I'm not really fond of sweeteners since sugar is always another option. But on this day, I was introduced to an all natural sweetener and I couldn't be any happier.  

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From Coffee Expert Dave Dource: Right Equipment for a Perfectly Grinded & Blended Coffee

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I've been a certified coffee addict ever since college and trying to make a good cup myself is certainly a challenge I've been trying to conquer for quite sometime already. Nope, making good coffee is not as simple as mixing coffee and hot water.

Take it from a coffee artisan and barista instructor Dave Dource, who was launched recently as BREVILLE® s new brand ambassador at the two-day selling exhibit at Rustan's Alabang Town Center.

“You cannot have good coffee without a good brewing tool,” he says. In his eight years of being in the coffee industry, Dave has already made a name for himself by winning in latte art competitions here and abroad. He was certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, and a member of the Barista Guild of America.

Anecdotes of Turning 22

Monday, May 16, 2016

It's not just a feeling anymore, I already turned 22 last May 11. Welp! Even though it's kind of late, I want to write everything down so that this blog post will appear in my timehop in the future. lol

But really, jotting all these happenings will make me reminisce the moments and the feeling when the following people (from the past and present) remembered and shared their love as I add another year to my existence.

Living more than twenty years so far taught me that life is meant to be imperfect and that I should strive in this mad world we live in. Days ago before my day, I even uttered to myself the hardship of being an adult: the responsibility that comes with all kinds of freedom and upgrading of skill set (to mention some).

But since it's my birthday, I knew that I had to live in the moment for a bit and treat myself for a job well done.

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Here's a story: I've played the guitar since 6th grade until college. However, I had to stop playing during my junior year in college because I got preoccupied with school works. Then lately, I realized that I wanna rekindle my love for music and bug Jonas about it.

May 7 came and I got my first surprise. Jonas led me to his bachelor's nook and gave his early birthday gift. Guess what, he bought me a guitar and we named it Merunda. So much for a good name, right? lol

That night, we felt nostalgic and played all the songs we grew up with. My Herione, Stars, Your Call, Your Guardian Angel, Remembering Sunday, even Narda was in our set list. We also laughed about the fact that we had to check the tabs at Ultimate Guitar online. Surprisingly, the website is still up and running. Indeed, it was a great night with my bae. <3

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Let It Be Great, a Grand British Festival at Makati Shangri-La

Friday, May 13, 2016

From all the good things I've been hearing about Great Britain, it's a no-brainer that this country is included in my must-visit list during my entirety. Not only famous for its royal family, Great Britain has been a nook for music, fashion, dining and innovation as well.

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Luckily for us here in Manila, Makati Shangri-La Manila brings Let It Be Great, a weeklong affair that offers a charmed lifestyle inspired by Great Britain. 

The celebration will highlight six main events: The Grand British Buffet at Circles Event Cafe, a Grand High Tea at Lobby Lounge, a wine dinner created by Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Galmiche, the Seven Senses Whisky Experiene at Sage Bespoke Grill Private Dining and the British Pub Nights at Sage Bar.

The Grand British Buffet

Wellspring of Morocco Argan Oil Beauty Review

Monday, May 9, 2016

Argan Oil? I'm definitely not new on how this wonder ingredient works. December last year, I made sure to include an Argan Oil in my stash of Holiday Beauty Haul last December to see how good this thing works with my hair.

Just in time when I fully consume my bottle of Argan Oil,  I got in the mail a 10mL Wellspring of Morocco Argan Oil bottle. This little blue bottle immediately caught my attention of how exquisite the bottle looks. The bottle is also well sealed to make sure that no oil will be wasted.