My Special Date

Look at these happy faces! I had such a great time with these girls on my belated birthday celebration that I threw last April 30. As you may recall, I chose 30 of you to go on a special dinner date with me. (I apologize for those who couldn’t fit into this photo.) I promised I’d blog about what went down so here it is. Do forgive me for the delay. We took so many photos that night that I had such a hard time choosing which ones to post.

The venue–Early Bird Breakfast Club at Century City Mall. This restaurant couldn’t have been a better fit. I love breakfast food so it’s perfect place to spend my special day with you guys. The interior of the restaurant is lovely as ever as well.

Here are the little goody bags my sister helped prepare for my dates.

So what’s inside the goody bag? All the things a girl like me would want like Olay Total Effects Anti-Ageing + Fairness Cream, Vidal Sassoon hair treatment, Goody hair accessories, Melissa gift certificatesRabeanco walletZA True White set Majolica Majorca lip gloss and SM Accessories keychain!

First thing on my agenda? Attendance check. I wanted to make sure all my girls were present–old school roll call style. I can finally put a face to all the names I’ve been seeing here on my comments section!

Time to eat! How cute is Early Bird Breakfast Club’s newspaper menu?

The chef preparing our dishes. He was such a hit with my girls. I think I even saw some of them blush. LOL!

Our yummy appetizer, warm asparagus salad.

While we devoured our sinfully delicious meals, all of us chatted about our lives and random thoughts. Imagine 30 girls together. Of course, we were a bound for a lot of story-telling!

Our main dishes are ready, the Adobo Sunrise…

…and some salmon. Doesn’t it look heavenly? Wait until you see what’s for dessert!

Tada! Chocolate and Giner Torte, anyone?

And now, for the big reveal, I, together with my app developer Digital Media Ph’s Patrick, presented the rough version of my then to-be-released mobile app (which you can already download on Google Play and the App store). I really wanted to present this to them first so that I can get their input. Without them, my app wouldn’t be as awesome as it is now.

That was surprise #1. Surprise #2 was that I had more gifts in store for them! We played a few games and raffled off these prizes from Sm Accessories, Olay, Vidal Sassoon and Melissa (not in this photo but those Melissa slippers were definitely the most sought after prize).

Everyone wanted the Melissa slippers!

As if it wasn’t enough that Early bird Breakfast Club was gracious enough to host this dinner with me, they even surprised me with a birthday treat!

I wasn’t the only one giving gifts. My dinner dates were all so thoughtful and gave me some too! I totally didn’t expect this but thank you all for the sweet gesture. I love all the cute piggies, sincere letters, travel accessories, dainty decorative items and more.

I brought my 50mm lens with me so we couldn’t fit everyone in the frame. But to my readers who came, I thank you once again for making this date one of the best I’ve ever had. I’ve always wanted to meet you all personally and get to know you more. And through this event, I got the chance to do so. I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Here’s to more laughter and fun! Hopefully, I get to meet more of you soon. One dinner date at a time, perhaps?

P.S. Last day to join my trip to Korea blog giveaway! Join here!

88 Responses to “My Special Date”
  1. Lourine

    Been blog-away for days but I just can’t miss this. Kahit late reaction. I was there kasi. Haha. Thanks again for this date. Hoping to see you soon, again.

    I wonder, do you still remember me? Hehe.

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  2. Chantel :)

    Finally, u uploaded it…I was so curious if when will be the time that your going to upload this…. Tada!!! Good thing you have time na since your schedule was so hectic.I was so happy on that day, hopefully next time uli, we are all gorgeous there since we idolized you so much.I miz u, hope to see you again real soon.luv you!!! mwahhh :)

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  3. Clariss

    I really regret all those times that i didn’t left a comment on your posts even if i have read them all. I was so shy pa kasi back then but thanks to you i learned to come out of my shell hihi. I hope that i’ll get picked too next time. You look so gorg here! And all my fellow fans of yours also looks gorg! Like idol like fans

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Clariss! Yes, my readers are gorgeous… and smart too! :) I’m happy you’ve come out of your shell :)

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  4. Rocel Dana Alulod

    I’m so inggit :( I wish I could be there next time :( huhuhuhu

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  5. Yanshi Brizuela

    I can’t reply to your comment, don’t know why :( Anyway, I wasn’t able to go to the Banana Republic event :( Had family dinner at Trinoma, my aunt came from the province. Too sad i missed your event huhu, i hope next time I can go. You looked gorgeous at the event btw, saw pics of you and Lissa. Hope to see you soon! :*

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  6. Venus Rodriguez

    Belated Happy Birthday to my fashion inspiration! :) better late than never hehe

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  7. Yanshi Brizuela

    One of the best for me this year, definitely! It was such an amazing event, meeting fellow Camille Co Angels and of course having the chance to eat and chat with you. Met beautiful people and got to know you even more, wonderful memories indeed!! <3 Again, thank you for the opportunity :) More blessings for you and more events for us haha :D Been really busy with work, but will try to make time for the Banana Republic event. Naeil bwayo (See you tomorrow)!! :* Saranghae! <3

    Love lots,
    Ransie/Yanshi (얀시)

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    • Camille Co

      Awww you didn’t go! I guess you were very busy. I wish we held the event on a weekend. Oh well, next time! It was lovely talking to you at my special date with you guys :)

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  8. Angela

    Adopt me please. Kahit PA lang. Hihihihi. Aaaah. Whenam I going to se youuuuu?

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  9. denisevhianca

    THANK YOU!! Thank you again for choosing me. That night was so magical (wow) & memorable. May hangover pa ko :( :) So nice seeing my face here o your blog, it’s an honor. Haha! See you again soon!

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  10. Charmaine Distor

    Aww. I’ve been a fan of your fashion sense ever since and how I wish to meet you soon :)) I’d be happy to talk about your healthy lifestyle as well. Why not blog more of your workouts as well? I’ll be glad to scroll down and consider your ways on staying fit :))

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    • Camille Co

      Oh gosh, it’s because I don’t have a super healthy lifestyle haha! And I’m no workout guru but I will try! :)

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  11. Ericka Garcia

    It breaks my heart that I was not able to come due to my location and some financial issues. But I still believe that I will see you in person soon, Ms. Camille. :) How I wish I was there, I would be the happiest fan girl on earth that time if I was there. :)

    Love,
    Ericka Garcia

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    • Camille Co

      Awww maybe there will be a next time, hopefully then you can join us! :)

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  12. Dawn

    Oh! How time flies…. It’s been three months na… I really won’t forget that day, super memorable because I got to know the awesome person behind the awesome blogger, stylist, designer even endorser that I used to see on blogs, social medias and tv. What’s more memorable is that I even got to talk to you pa! Just surreal! That meeting really made me admire you more, took inspirations from you and of course hoping that I’ll meet you again in the near future even though I’m far from Manila. Let’s do it again! : )

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    • Camille Co

      Awww thank you Dawn! :) Hopefully you’ll be back in Manila soon!

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  13. Ralen Beatriz Celorico

    Yey! Finally! And I get to squeeze in in of the pics! Hahaha! Sure had a great time that day and still waiting for more to come! :P
    Again, more power to you, Camille, and God bless! Miss you already! LOL! *kisses*

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  14. Nelayish

    I can still remember that night! I really enjoyed talking with the fellow readers and of course to you Ate Camille. I am still thankful that I was there and part of the 30 lucky readers. :) My pink bag with your dedication for me is still in my bedroom. It motivates to keep on pursuing for my dreams!

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  15. Kay

    Aaaawwww!!! I missed everyone :(( Thank you also Camille for choosing us. We absolutely enjoy our dinner date. It’s like a win in lotto when I saw your email the next morning…I literary shrieked that morning and my mom got annoyed with me because of that hahaha! That day was very special to us also because 1. We have the opportunity to bond and HUG you 2. Got excited with all your gifts for us and last but definitely not the least, I was able to meet beautiful people. I gained friends because of this dinner date! Sobrang bitin knowing how talkative we are hahaha! I hope there’s more dates for us :) We love you Camille!

    PS Do you still remember our faces?? hahaha!

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    • Camille Co

      Yes I do! But baka I might have jumbled up everyone’s names na. I hope not!!!! :) I can do this!

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  16. Joy Dianne Gumatay

    OMG memories! Thank you thank you thank you so much Ms. Camille for this post! No words can express how grateful I am to be part of this birthday celebration of yours! And the best part was I got to bond with Kat, Jam, and Mhaica again! Hope to witness more awesome-mazing events in the future Ms. Camille! We may all grow older by number, you will always be our number one fave fashion blogger/ inspiration. More power!

    xoxo

    Joy, Camille’s Angels

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  17. Katrin Tuano

    Oh my! Throwback Thursday kind of moment! And guess who’s the lucky girl who won the Melissa Slippers? Me! Hahaha this was truly an epic moment. I never thought I would get close contact with you again after the majolica event but woaah, words aren’t enough to express how happy I am that I become one of the 30. Thank you very much and I promise you that I/we will support you in anything and will continue to support you forever and everr. Haha Love you xx

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Katrin! I hope you like your slippers! Galing na you memorized the description on my page! You deserve it!

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  18. maebs

    I envy the girls that was there. they are so lucky to meet and had a chat with you :) I know that I’ve been saying this over and over but meeting you is my biggest dream, it is in my bucket list and I will consider it as one of the best thing that ever happen in my life. (wah! I’m so cheesy!) you’re my one and only favorite blogger in the world.

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    • Camille Co

      Awww thanks Maebs! I’m sure it’ll happen soon! Can’t wait to meet more of you!

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  19. Cristy

    I should be in there! :(
    I hope I’ll be picked next time :) #hopeful

    Congrats to you’ll gals

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  20. denisevhianca

    Yaaaaaas finally! Major sepanx right now. Lol! :)
    Kindly, upload our groupie (the one taken in your phone).

    Hope to meet you again soon :)

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  21. EldenThunder

    Awwwwe :( How lucky those 30 avid fans got a chance to have a dinner date with you on your post-birthday celebration and got a chance to have some chit-chat and got a closer look on their idol. Inggit na inggit talaga ako sa giveaway na yan cause I really love to have time with you ate Cams na we could talk together like fashion stuffs or the things that you want and you don’t want and any random stuffs that we both like, kasi nung time na nakita kita sa Bora parang it’s not a good chance and place to chika cause everyone was partying that time(and you also) I don’t want naman to break the fun with you and your blogger besties no. haha! But I’m still hoping and praying na we could have that time together,but my other concern is-if ever you would have an another dinner date giveaway like this and let’s say na isa ako sa napili baka ma.awkwardan ako/sila kasi puro girls yung andun(but I have a girls mind naman ah!) HAHAHA XOXO

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    • Camille Co

      Hindi yan! :) Girl’s mind ka naman so you’ll fit right in! Don’t worry :) Besides, my readers are the nicest! :)

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  22. Tasha D.

    huhu too bad I was out of the country when this happened. I didn’t get the chance to meet you. you are so loved! no wonder blessings keep pouring for you!

    ang sharap ng mga food! pero mukhang mas masharaaaaap si chef. hahaha!

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    • Camille Co

      Yes! I emailed you!! I really wanted to meet you. Oh well, next time! :) You missed out on the chef LOL!

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  23. Anne

    Awww. Nostalgia hits with matching colorful confetti. I must say that my quick and unplanned trip to Manila to meet you was so worth it Cams. I could not even express enough how happy I was then and up to today. Looking back brings lots of smiles and cheer. I really felt like I hit jackpot in the lottery. LOL. Not only did I meet, chat and hug you but I also earned myself more friends. This makes me so thrilled so the next time I fly again from Cebu and visit, I have more things to look forward to like catching up with my new found friends. And of course, I’ll eat again and again at the Early Bird. I want more of the Chocolate and Giner Torte!

    You gave us an experience of a lifetime. Thank you Cams! I hope we meet again. :)

    Anne’s Scribbles and Doodles

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  24. Janine Co

    It was an honor to be one of the 30 lucky readers and even a greater honor to spend dinner with you. I really had fun chitchatting with you and of course your sister, Atsi Charlotte. Thank you once again for this opportunity! :)

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  25. Yana

    Ahhhh the memories!!! Thank you so so much Ate Cams for that wonderful night and for giving me the opportunity to have dinner with you :) Not only did I have such a great time but I also met new friends who share the same passion for fashion!!! I can’t wait ’til the next event where I get to be with you guys again! Love you Ate Cams! ❤

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Yana!!! I’m happy all of you bonded with each other well!

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  26. Angela

    aaand, i’ve been waiting for this post since May kahit alam kong masasaktan lang ako. Charaught! Hahahahaha. Bitter pala? Hehehe. Love you, Cams!

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  27. Angela

    Awwwww. I’m so envious but happy for all of them, and ofcourse for you! I hope I get to meet you soon! You look like a barbie here. Aaaaaah. I want you to be my sister!

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  28. Kyle Rodriguez

    Aww 3 months ago na pala ‘to?? How time flies! I really had fun that night meeting the Olivia Palermo of the Philippines ;)

    I loved getting to know more about you and meeting a lot of new people (most of whom I still keep in touch with).

    And OMG… That chef though!!! Hahahaha <3

    http://itsthekyliebabii.blogspot.com

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    • Camille Co

      Naks naman! Olivia Palermo is <3 :) I’m glad you guys still keep in touch!!! :)

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