L’s Picks: Favorite Decorating Books

Posted on by

Leave a comment

Happy 2019! I don’t know about you, but there’s something about the new year that get’s me all excited. Perhaps its because we get to start all over again, tackle new challenges and get to improve  some parts of us and our lives that may need a bit of work. One of my favorite things to do at the start of the year is to go around our house, inspect every nook and cranny and see how we can make to better. Whether it be the decor or how we can use the space more efficiently. Aside from Pinterest which is such an amazing tool in digging up inspiration (I wish I had it 10 years ago when we first moved in!) my go-to has always been books! Sure Pinterest has all the images but books, they have all the information. They explain step by step why a room works and how things go together. I’ve poured through dozens upon dozens of design books over the years and while I love each and every one of them, these seven titles I keep coming back to.

(more…)

Continue Reading →

Christmas Shopping with Kidoozi

Posted on by

Leave a comment

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…)

Continue Reading →

Currently Obsessed With: Podcasts

Posted on by

Leave a comment

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.

(more…)

Continue Reading →