Christmas Shopping with Kidoozi

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Wine, check! Cheese, check! Stretching done. Its time to start shopping! What may you ask are we so excited about? A new bag? Shoes? Or makeup perhaps? Nope. We’re busy scrolling through Kidoozi’s extensive selection of products geared towards babies, kids and mamas! No matter what stage your kids are in, Kidoozi has products that cater to kids from 0-8+ years.

One of our favorite categories from the website is Play and Learn. A well curated collection of critically-acclaimed educational toys and materials that are sure to make learning and discovering through play, extra fun. (more…)

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Currently Obsessed With: Podcasts

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I must admit, I got into the podcast bandwagon pretty late. In fact, my getting hooked on them was purely by accident. It all started with Jenna Lyons. As the self-proclaimed co-president of the Jenna Lyons Fans Club: Philippines Chapter ( I share position this with Anne Bella-Arguelles and Bianca Santiago-Reinoso), I’m always interested in reading interviews or articles about her. Aside from her impeccable style both in terms of fashion and interiors, I’ve always admired her work ethic, honesty and humbleness. Whenever I finish reading, I come away with little tidbits of inspiration and knowledge that I tuck into my little data bank (the tiny bit of my brain that has been unaffected by epidurals, lol) for future use. So when I stumbled upon Christine Barberich’s podcast featuring Jenna, I immediately tuned in and that was it, a podcast fanatic was born.

I suppose the one good thing about Manila traffic is that you get to spend insane amounts of time in transit which gives you just enough time to listen to an episode to two. Which is exactly when I listen to them. So if you find yourself stuck in between meetings, school pick-ups or errands, you might want to listen to some of my favorites and hopefully come out of it a little bit more inspired to take on the day ahead, week or even month ahead.

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My Picks From Archipelago Home -L

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Last Wednesday, we were fortunate to have been invited by sisters Pin and Jack of Archipelago Home to check out their gorgeous store and beautiful new collection. To say we went crazy would be an understatement. Everywhere we looked, expertly curated home accessories were styled to a T, making one long to purchase pretty much the whole vignette. Aside from the items being carefully chosen, they were also very well priced. Pin and Jack believe that great style doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Archipelago Home’s customers appreciate great design but also know how to stretch their decorating budget. Basically, their target market is us. Haha!

After carefully combing through the entire store, it ONLY took me 2 hours to decide (LOL), I finally chose 3 key pieces that I believed would add luxe texture, timelessness and whimsy to our home.

Our current living room situation. A plush oversized velvet pillow great for lounging and a fun marble Tic Tac Toe board adults and kids can play with make this space our favorite hangout spot.

1.Velvet throw pillow. The easiest way to transform a space is by changing up the textiles. Adding new prints or colors instantly update a couch. In this case, I picked up a pair of pale gold throw pillows (with the help of C) that match the yellows from the paintings. Their super soft texture and sheen were a great bonus as they added just the right amount of richness, perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

Archipelago Home Velvet Pillow Case Php 1199.

2. Marble Tic Tac Toe Board. Recently, I’ve been very conscious of the pieces I purchase and bring home. I really think long and hard if it will add value or just clutter to our lives. The Tic Tac Toe set instantly caught my eye. Aside from being really beautiful to look at, I knew the boys would enjoy playing with it as well.

Coffee table essentials. Archipelago Home Marble Tic Tac Toe board     Php 2999.

3. Brass Hourglass. Classic, timeless with a hint of masculine appeal, this brass hourglass was a great addition to our shelf.

The Archipelago Home Brass Hourglass Php 2499 can double as chic bookend as well.

It doesn’t take a lot to add personality and breathe new life into a space, a few well thought out pieces go a long way. Oh and a super duper chic store like Archipelago Home where you pretty much can’t go wrong sure helps!

Archipelago Home is located at the 3rd Floor of Glorietta 4. Follow them on Instagram @archipelagohomeph or on Facebook www.facebook.com/archipelagoph for updates!

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