Friday, April 17, 2015

From April 17 to May 10, Ayala Malls, Avida Land, OLX Philippines together with Project Moms' Amanda Griffin-Jacob and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde celebrates Mother's Day with three pocket events.
The Project Mom Favorite Finds Exhibit, which will run from April 17 to May 10, 2015 in Glorietta 1 and 4, will showcase items and services, hand-picked by the Project Mom authors, Ms. Amanda Griffin-Jacob and Ms. Bianca Araneta-Elizalde. This will be a mix of those featured in the book and those curated by both moms.

The Project Mom Favorite Finds Fair will bring together purveyors of one-of-a-kind products for moms, families and home. It will run every Fridays to Sundays from April 17 to May 10, 2015 in Glorietta 1 and 4.

Last Saturday, I attended the media launch at the Avida Land Showroom in Glorietta. I along with my mommy friends got to take a sneak peek on what The Project Mom in Glorietta has in store for us!
Love the wooden board with our names! But I forgot to take this home huhuhu!
The ever so gorgeous Bianca Araneta-Elizalde and our host for that day, Nyko Maca. Bianca talked about how the book started and how has it helped a lot of moms.

On display were some of the Amanda and Bianca's favorite mom finds! Some of them I've loved when I became a mom and some were new discoveries!
And one of the new discoveries was Little Luli! Love the display! I want those dresses and shirt for my kids. And the fabric is super soft!
A showcase of Melissa Shoes, one of the most comfortable shoes there is! I know a lot of moms at least own a pair!
Then there's a bar cart full of Mustela goodies!
Abre Linea bags. Everyone needs a bag like this!
Messy Baby, a line of natural, safe and non-toxic baby products. I like their Bug Repellent Cologne which I've use on myself and the kids.
Ysabel's Daughter is another new discovery. They smell so good! They're also all natural and synthetics-free bath and body products.
There's also food and drinks! Bayani Brew!
A favorite for lactating mommies, Mommy Treats!
Cakes and bocaditos of Baked By Anita. I was so happy when I saw this booth! Got to eat bocaditos and red velvet cake!
The Project Moms' partners

And while I was busy taking photos and making chika with the other moms, I was thankful that there's the Little Harvard Academy booth where Y spent all afternoon doing arts and crafts! Thank you Teacher Katherine for entertaining Y. Heehee!
At first she didn't want to do arts and crafts, but after her first creation, she didn't want to leave na! Haha!
We also got to make our own tote bags at Alessandra Lanot's Tote Bag Stamping Station!

SoMoms with Bianca Araneta-Elizalde!
Thank you for having us on your media launch!

The exhibit and fair will culminate with 100 lucky moms being part of Project Mom Favorite Finds Mother’s Day Event on May 10, 2015, at the Glorietta 5 Activity Center. Taking inspiration from Oprah’s Favorite Things, these moms will have the opportunity to take home 10,000 peso worth of surprises and participate in hand-picked activities specially put together for moms. 

And 1 mom reader of mine will be a part of the 100 lucky moms! You must follow me on Instagram to be able to join! Check out the mechanics below!
Take a photo of you and your mom at the photo op area or at the #ProjectMomFair or at the #ProjectMomExhibit, and post it on Instagram, tag and follow @iloveayalamalls @iloveglorietta @_projectmom @gamechangerph @applesanddumplings and hashtag it with #ProjectMomGlorietta. 
I will pick one (1) lucky mom to be part of the Project Mom event on May 10. 
Winners will be drawn on May 3 and will be contacted via Instagram. 
Winner should also present accumulated receipts (dated April 11 to May 3) from Glorietta merchants or merchants from Favorite Finds Fair amounting to Php 2,000. 
Receipts must be shown together with a valid ID on event day, May 10 at the registration.
Good luck mommies!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's been a while since I did a A&D Weekend Guide and I've been seeing a lot of flyers for events and activities this weekend so I decided to round them up!

It's payday pala yesterday that's why there's a lot of bazaars and sales happening this weekend!

If you are in the Makati or BGC area, you can check out the DVA Bazaar. I've been invited to participate in this bazaar but never got to. Also I've been wanting to check this out, hopefully I'll have time this weekend to drop by!
 For more details, visit DVA Bazaar!

Project Mom Favorite Finds Fair pilots this weekend at Glorietta! Will write more about this event on my next blog post! But do check it out when you're in Glorietta this weekend!
For more details on this event, check out Project Mom Book!

And if you have girls age 8 to 13 and hope to be a model in the future, Total Girl Model Academy is happening this Sunday, April 19 at the Glorietta Activity Center. Hit two birds with one stone, shop at Project Mom Fair then take your daughter to Total Girl Model Academy!

The Model Academy has two main exciting parts: 1) The Workshops, where participants will learn basic modelling, how to find their own personal style, and how to pose for the camera, and 2) The Go-See, where they can apply what they’ve learned from the Workshops on the runway.
For more information and how to register online, check out Total Girl Philippines!

Bring your kids to Museo Pambata Sa San Lo this Saturday! It's free and the first 100 kids get a prize!


SM's 3-Day Sale is happening at SM Mall of Asia, SM Bicutan, SM Clark, SM Rosales, SM Lucena, SM Lipa, SM Cauayan, SM Cagayan De Oro and SM Valenzuela! And if you're an avid SM shopper, you'd  know they offer additional 10% off from 10AM to 12NN!

If you're from the south or will be in Sta. Rosa this Saturday, April 18, Gymboree Sta. Rosa officially opens its doors to the public and as an open house special, there's Free Gym Play from 9-11AM!
 For more information, visit Gymboree Sta. Rosa!

Plan your weekend na and enjoy!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I've always had a thing for batik. My MIL lives in Indonesia and whenever she asks what we want for pasalubong, we would always request for coffee and batik dresses or sets for the kids and she always grants them (Thanks, Mama!)! So when I was invited by Janice to a Batik Dyeing Workshop, I immediately said YES!
Workshop with none other than craft queen Alessandra Lanot of Life After Breakfast!

The workshop was held at L'indochine's flagship store in SM Mega Fashion Hall. I've been to their store in SM Aura but this was my first time in Mega Fashion Hall and the store is three times bigger and has a wider selection!
I felt like I was transported into different Asian countries but it's just all in one place! There's clothes, accessories, furnitures, home wares and more! They are all lovingly and expertly curated by Charlene Carlos and Leona Panutat, the duo behind L'indochine.
From left: Leona Panutat, Caren Carlos (official photographer of the day), and Charlene Carlos

We arrived a bit late because we came from Y's RSGK Demo. I don't want to miss this because of Alessandra Lanot. Hihi! I am crafty but not as crafty as BOS and Alessandra (Naks, close?) and so I want to learn from the queen.
We were each given 2 pillows and 2 pillowcases. I only got to made one and Y helped me with it. As you can see, siya ang gumagawa. I was with Shen, Paula (naks, close din? ahihihi! She was super nice, btw), Michelle and Janice.
Kids enjoying the session too! Y was happy to see Izzy.
This was Michelle came up with. Uhm, tao ka ba? Heehee! This was free hand ha! Ang galing!!! Nakakahiya yung sa akin. Haha!
Isa ka pa, Shen. Hehehe! Look at that detail and colors!
Left was my work and right was Y's with a little bit of help from me. Our kindergarten-looking project. Ahihi! It's now in our living room and Y is proud of it! So kebs. Hihihi!

I didn't know there was a contest pala for the best design. If I only knew, I should have brought BOS with me hahaha! And of course, Michelle won! Wuhoo!
Congrats Michelle! You deserve it! Wuhoo!
The rest of the winners with L'indochine's duo Leona Panutat (far left) and Charlene Carlos (far right).

After the workshop, we had a little snack then took more photos of the store. There's no corner in this store that is not picturesque! And I wanted to take everything home. I can live in L'indochine! Pwede?
I wish I have a big kitchen and kitchen cabinets so I can buy all of these!
More clothes and bags!
One can never have enough throw pillows!
More plates and bowls!

Thank you Janice, Life After Breakfast and L'indochine for this awesome crafternoon! I'm glad I went to this event, I got to bond with Y over batik dyeing and we also watch Cinderella after! We took home so much goodies from all the sponsors and I must say it's one of the best loot bags ever! Looking forward to your future workshops and hope Y and I can attend one of them again!
L'indochine
3rd Level, SM Aura Premier

4th Level, SM Mega Fashion Hall

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