Friday, August 29, 2014

She's Turning 4 In Eight Days...

And I'm feeling sad, happy, proud...  mixed emotions!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A&D Mall Finds

Do you have must-visit shops whenever you go to certain malls? I do! I make it a point to visit these stores, they're like my wasteland but more expensive! Well, except for Japan Home Store and Daiso.

First up are these super cute espadrilles for kids I saw in Lucky Chinatown Annex!
Infant size is just Php250!

The mason jar fever is still on! Get them at Robinson's Department Store!

I like browsing Gourdo's selection of plates, pots, pans, crafting supplies and a whole lot more! Hay, I can stay in Gourdo's for hours lalo na pag sale heehee!
Plates in Buy 1 Take 1 and Cake Stand at Less 50%!

And last but certainly not the least is True Value! I used to dread going to True Value because I always thought True Value is just a hardware. But it's not! So much good finds!

 Super chic kitchen towels!
Glass Dispensers at Php1,295 each! I want but no space and no use at home hehe!
 And last but not the least is these super cute Mason Jar Salt and Pepper Shaker for Php495/pair! Sana mag-sale ito! Haha!

My other favorite shops are Daiso, Japan Home Center, SM Department Store, Landmark, Quirks... any more stores you think I should check out? Kindly leave a comment :)

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales

Come one, come all! Bring your family to the most exciting show happening next month at SM Mall Of Asia Arena.
Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they take audiences on a captivating journey and magically bring to life three timeless fairy tale adventures. 
Discover Snow White as she searches for her one true love; Cinderella getting ready for her magical night at the ball; and Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, as she finds happiness in the most unusual place. 
Anchored amidst a transforming set, captivating choreography, innovative lighting and breathtaking costumes, this authentically-woven tale of “happily-ever-after” is a heart-warming Disney experience for the entire family.

Disney Live will have a 5-day run from September 10-14 at the SM MOA Arena! Here's the ticket prices and show schedules for your reference!
You can avail of special discounts by getting in touch with Limitless's Sales Officer Loida Manuel at +639157757770+639989642590 and +632-2180651. Just mention the #SoMoms to avail of that special discount!

For more information on the show, visit and like Disney Live Philippines Facebook Page!

A&D Weekend Guide: MaARTe Artisan Fair 2014 and Bento 101 With The Bento Mommas!

Happening this weekend! Prepare your shopping money! Or join the Bento 101 with The Bento Mommas! Heehee!

maARTe is a volunteer-run endeavor that showcases museum-quality Philippine arts and crafts. It will bring together up to sixty (60) participants engaged in the production of handcrafted, indigenous, and artisanal products not commonly found in the malls, thereby providing visitors a unique shopping experience.
Here's just ome of the things you'll see at the fair! I wish I can go! If you love handmade and artisan products, this is the bazaar for you!
And here's the list of the exhibitors this weekend!
 See you there!

Follow and Like!
Facebook: maARTe
Instagram: @maarte_artisanfair

Or if you want to learn how to make bento, you can join the Bento 101 by The Bento Mommas this Saturday at The Crib at Fun Ranch!
August 30, 2014, Saturday, from 2-4pm.
Limited slots are available. Pre-registration is required!
Register here.

Follow and Like!
Facebook: Bento Mommas
Instagram: @thebentomommas
Twitter: @thebentomommas

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A&D Eats: Breakfast For Dinner at Hatch 22

Two weeks ago, Mish, Chessy and I had the opportunity to meet the people behind Limitless Ventures, the ones who brought Disney Live! to Manila happening this September! And it so happens that Ivan and Miles of Limitless are also part owners of Hatch 22!
I've been wanting to eat at Hatch 22 for the longest time but the timing isn't always right. It's either  the line was long or I have a bazaar in Rockwell Tent and couldn't have lunch that long! Hatch 22 is a cafe and a bakery! I didn;t know the latter! They serve comfort food with a twist.
Quinoa Salad For Mish
Eggs Benedict
And because Mish liked to try my Eggs Ben and me also with her salad, we shared our dishes and both loved it! 
And latte for me!
And Chessy had this yummy dessert

Whenever I dine out, I don't only check out the food but also the interiors. I love a good ambiance.
Loved how my photos came out! Ganda ng lighting!
This is Hatch 22's Bakery! They have different kinds of breads and they go on sale at 9PM every night!
Photo blogged. Nice interior right?

I'll come back again for sure with my girlfriends! For more information on Hatch 22, follow and like:
Facebook: Hatch 22
Instagram: @hatch22ph
Twitter: @hatch22ph

Friday, August 22, 2014

LJS Warehouse Sale 2014

Mothers! LJS Warehouse Sale is happening next week from August 26 to August 30 at State Center Building in Binondo!
Get up to 70% off on brands like Philips Avent, Aprica, Tiger Tonkita, and more! I will try to go and shop!

Sale dates and time:
August 26 - 12pm to 7pm
August 27-August 30 - 11am to 7pm

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nanay Night Out at The New Il Ponticello, Makati

It's been a long time since I went on a night out and it's also been a long time since the last time I was in Ponti! OMG! College days pa ata!
Love the new interior and concept!
 Chef's Table
Lounge area
Il Ponticello serves Italian food. I remember eating pizzas and drowning ourselves with Azzuri! Today, it serves more than just that!

"Walk up the nostalgic stairs into hang-out heaven.

Sink into hug-me-all-night lounge seats and revel in DJ-spinning beats. Dig in and graze through Ponti's latest Italian greats - Crema di Tartufo pasta, Five-cheese pizza, Spicy Pork Belly Arrabiata and the signature White Pizza - Gorgonzola cream with Parma Ham and Arugula. End the treat with rave-worthy Cheesecake Panna Cotta, as-authentic-as-you-can-get Tiramisu, and must-try Vesuvius Budino chocolate lava cake. Buzz up the rest of the night with fun, fresh cocktails or dizzy yourself with our edited selection of wines and spirits. Take it how you want it, it's always a good time."

Fleur and I were the first ones to arrive. Excited? I wanted to be early so we can go home early din haha! Yes, lola na talaga! Hahaha! Our first nanay night out was actually a year in the making! And now that we've finally sent out, it was also Jenny's despedida. Huhu! I miss you na Jenny! We ordered drinks first while waiting for the other mommies to arrive.
Our drinks (clockwise): Ponti Spritz, Azzuri, Berry Bombshell
I love the Ponti Spritz!
 And since we got hungry while waiting, we asked to have our appetizers served.
 Dunk and chomp! Bread plus olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Bianchetti (Crispy Tawilies) and Fried Mozzarella
I love love the Fried Mozzarrela!
And when the mommies started to arrive, we had our soup served na. The soup was Minestrone but it's not the usual Minestrone na tomato based.
Minestrone Siciliana which has Cannellini Beans, Mixed Root Vegetables, Fresh Pasta, Broth, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
Vongole. I love their version of Vongole! It's not only clams but I like that it has veggies! 
Amatriciana. It's Spaghetti, Onion, Tomato Sauce, Gradana Padano Pancetta
In between chismisan and catching up with the other SoMoms, the star of the night, the one we were all looking forward to was served. Porchetta!
Oh what beauty! It was tender , juicy and super duper yummeh. I like the Arugula Salad on the side.
Cholesterol! But it was so worth it!!
Our sweet ending that night: a sampler of  desserts! There's Tiramisu, Cheesecake Panna Cotta and Vesuvius Budino AJ Cioccolato!

The SoMoms had so much fun that night! It's our first night out with alcohol involved heehee! SoMoms, let's do this at least once a month! It's the perfect me time and bonding with you girls. Although we're sad that Jenny had to leave again, we'll see you next year ha!
They are my family!

Nanays, san tayo next month? Heehee!

Fore more information on Il Ponticello, check their social media accounts!
Instagram: @newilponticello

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