Lace All Over

Who needs fancy backdrops if you’re wearing a dress as beautiful as this? With lace sewn all over my tulle dress, I’ve got all the drama I need. I’m actually pleasantly surprised at how much lace is on this dress, not to mention good quality lace. As a consumer, it feels like I hit the jackpot. I mean, ...

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Festival Fever

There’s nothing like a big music festival to kick off my summer festivities! Last April 5, Closeup brought some of the biggest local and international DJs, namely Marc Naval, Martin Pulgar, Ace Ramos, Mars Miranda, Helena, Alesso and Deniz Koyu together for Closeup Forever Summer. Being one of Closeup’s brand ambassadors, I couldn’t help but feel proud ...

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Have Dinner With Me?

Remember the third anniversary lunch date I mentioned here? Well, it’s definitely happening!!!! Except there are a few MAJOR changes–don’t worry, they’re for the better. Are you ready to find out what they are? First of all, instead of just a dozen readers, I’m inviting THIRTY of you to go on a date with me. The kind people ...

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Make Up Tutorial + Blog Giveaway: Enhance

After 10 long years, I finally came around to making another makeup tutorial for you. I’m so sorry for the delay. I know there have been plenty of requests for this, but as much as I want to pretend I’m a makeup guru–I’m not. I’m just really not. I’m messy and impatient when it comes to ...

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Roponggi

Good food is always one of my top priorities whenever I travel, so on my last day in Tokyo, I made sure to add another restaurant in my growing list of Japan “musts”. The restaurant is called Mercer Brunch, located at Roponggi. It’s a good thing that Tricia and I are both foodies so even if Roponggi ...

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Live Without Regrets

Ever since I started blogging, I’ve become more and more online savvy. Most of the things I want, I get them online–airline tickets, hotel reservations, bags, clothes, shoes, shoes, shoes, shoes, shoes, shoes, shoe, shoessssssss. I just needed to emphasize how much shoes take up my online purchases’ pie chart. LOL! I can’t even remember ...

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Stop And Shop

There’s always time for shopping, right? After taking in the sights of Tokyo, I couldn’t miss dropping by Harajuku street for a quick fashion fix. It was less chilly that day so I was able to wear lighter clothes. I whipped out my florals and set aside my plaids to match the lovely spring weather. You ...

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Shibuya Lights

Hello there, scramble crossing, we meet again. If New York has its iconic Times Square, Tokyo has Shibuya’s scramble crossing. No Tokyo photo diary would ever be complete without it. So even though this isn’t my first time, I still had to take a photo of it. But this time, I took it up a ...

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Travel Diary: Sakura

Although this wasn’t my first time in Tokyo, I’ve never visited the city at the right time to actually catch its famous sakura or cherry blossoms. This time around, I was determined to see one. (Just one, Lord. Even if it’s just one.) And just one it is! I’m so thankful to our #CoolJapan #100Tokyo ...

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Travel Diary: Asakusa + Tokyo Runway

If Europe has its cathedrals, Asia has its temples. This is why a trip to Tokyo wouldn’t be complete without visiting at least one of its famous shrines. During my trip to Tokyo last year, I visited Meiji Shrine. This year, we decided to go to Sensō-ji, a popular Buddhist temple located at Asakusa. Comparing ...

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