First, I want to thank you for the slice of Myra's cheesecake. It was delicious indeed but she really needs to work on her packaging.
Second, I am not a coffee expert but the Hazelnut cappuccino was delicious to the last drop. I wish you would deliver me a cup every morning here in Peninsula.
Third, as you handed me the cup of coffee, I couldn't help but admire your Patek Philippe 5960R. A little bird told me about how you received this watch as a gift from your mom. I imagined a wonderful story about how your mom suprised you with a box and you excitedly opened it, tearing the wrapper like a child. I pictured your mom with a smile on her face, holding her breath just to see your reaction of utmost joy and delight when you see what's inside the box. I was hoping for a Hallmark moment as you slowly open the leather box....and gasp with happiness.....
So imagine my disappointment when CYT tells me that when your mom handed you the box, your first reaction was "Hmm, how much did this cost?" No jumping up and down, no smiling and hugging and kissing. No "WOOHOOO!!!" Just lifting of an eyebrow curious as to the kind of dent it made in the bank account. And knowing for sure that it was like a feather hitting steal, that shouldn't have mattered.
And just so you know how magnificent this watch is, I want you to watch this video.
After you watch it, go make yourself a cup of Macadamia Nut coffee, drink it slowly. Tell yourself, "Gosh, Candy is right....I am so lucky to have such a great Mom who shops for me. I should really give Candy a gold bullion just to show her how grateful I am for making me realize this." (You may send it to Peninsula and thank you in advance.)
And then, head on towards where your Mom is and give her a big, tight and loving hug. Say "Thank you Mom, for making sure that I will always be fashionably on time with my Patek Philippe.
The winners and I have come to a conclusion. Since I have 6 people who have answered all the questions correctly, they have all agreed to split the 24 prizes equally amongst themselves. Not a bad deal since they get 4 major gifts this Christmas!
Congratulations to my CCContest Winners!!! Thank you for joining.
Victoria Dela Cruz
Caroline Uy Gordiel
Will email you details as to when you may pick up gifts!! Merry Christmas!!!!
The new Tod’s advertising campaign for next Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 features the work of renowned American photographer Elliott Erwitt. Erwitt first collaborated with the brand on the ‘Icons by an Icon’ series last season which depicted families in the Hamptons, in Provence, France and in England, wearing iconic Tod’s products in a set of playful images which are characteristic of Erwitt’s work.
For Autumn/Winter Erwitt shoots his first advertising campaign and as well as providing a showcase for the new iconic pieces such as the D Bag, Icy Glam and Winter Gommino, he looks to tell the story of this quintessentially Italian brand through a continuation of the lifestyle theme that first took it roots in 'Italian Touch' last year. The new campaign features a mixture of international ‘faces’ such as Lord Mountbatten’s granddaughter, India Hicks, and her 2 sons Felix and Armory Flint Wood, American heiresses, Lauren Remington Platt and her sister Ashley Wilcox Platt, English artist Hugo Guinness and American Movie Producer and member of the Johnson and Johnson family, James Johnson.
With his witty and sharp eye, Erwitt uses London and the English countryside as a backdrop to capture the innate elegance and debonair flair of his subjects and to create images which evoke that sense of old world tradition clothed in a marked contemporary ethos that is Tod’s. Playful and relaxed it conveys a sense of spontaneous and effortless chic that only the best of 'Made in Italy' can produce. The new Tod’s advertising campaign for next Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 features the work of renowned American photographer Elliott Erwitt. Erwitt first collaborated with the brand on the ‘Icons by an Icon’ series last season which depicted families in the Hamptons, in Provence, France and in England, wearing iconic Tod’s products in a set of playful images which are characteristic of Erwitt’s work. For Autumn/Winter Erwitt shoots his first advertising campaign and as well as providing a showcase for the new iconic pieces such as the D Bag, Icy Glam and Winter Gommino, he looks to tell the story of this quintessentially Italian brand through a continuation of the lifestyle theme that first took it roots in 'Italian Touch' last year.
This does not happen often folks. This is an amazing production that The Peninsula Hotel has created for all the kids out there who love stories, Santa Claus, good food while having a wonderful time with their cousins and friends.
On Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, 2:30 to 5:00 pm at The Conservatory of The Peninsula Hotel, Santa Claus will visit and make dreams come true to our children!
There are a hundred lotions and hand soaps and bath gels being sold everywhere but only a few stand out for me. I love the ones with great packaging. I am a sucker for these things so when Fruits & Passion came out with their Holiday Collection, I was ecstatic!!! Here's why....(click on photos to enlarge)
A Holiday Season Imbued with Tradition and Passion
Fruits & Passion is pleased to uncover their reflections of the joy and traditions of the season in their 2010 holiday season collection. The Canadian company has outdone themselves once more, offering a wide selection of exclusive products and gift ideas to fit every lifestyle and budget - all artfully decorated and wrapped with flourish.
Fans of the Cucina line will be delighted to learn that Fruits & Passion will be introducing a brand new exclusive fragrance, for a limited time only - Arancia Dolce - an orange confit scent with delightfully aromatic and warm spice notes capturing the spirit of the season. Arancia Dolce will be available in various products and “ready-to-give” gifts.
In keeping with tradition, Fruits & Passion will spotlight three seasonal fragrances, including their two holiday season classics Orange-Cinnamon and Winter Berries. Iced Vanilla, their newest creation, is a vanilla-based scent with fruity sorbet accents. These three exclusive fragrances will be available in ten products to create a festive atmosphere in the home.
Starting November 1st, the 110 Fruits & Passion boutiques in Canada will be decorated in their “holiday finery”, welcoming customers looking for truly unique gifts.
For the men in your life.
In the Philippines, Fruits & Passion is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio High Street, Alabang Town Center, Mall of Asia, Rustan’s Tower Mandaluyong City, and Trinoma.
31. There is a photo of a bag where in I said “This ____ is to be HANGED for!!!! Whoever gets me this bag first wins hands down. JUST KIDDING!!!! What is the brand of this bag and please send me photo.
Here they are folks!!! The rules of the CCContest! For those I excluded in the contest, please don't send me death threats, I already have enough of them from my sistahs Janina, Lucille, Anne and Ginny. I can only handle 1 death threat at a time.
They are simple enough, so says my lawyer, but to avoid conflicts, I need you to follow them to the dot. Please take note of the additional prize that I posted this morning making the prizes a total of 19!! I will draw lots from all the gifts and group them into three for the 3 uber lucky winners. One companies has agreed to sponsor 2 gifts, which I will split up so that each winner will receive 7 prizes.
CANDIFIER CHRISTMAS CONTEST RULES!!!
1. 18 years and above only. 2. Andreas, Janina, Toby, Ginny, Cedric, CJ, Lucille, Anne, JC, Steffie, Jody, Jacqui, Chad, Toni, my lawyer, Joel, my FFDF (fabulous fashion designer friends) such as Puey, Dennis, James, Ivar and all my ex-boyfriends are NOT allowed to join. I am also disqualifying all my sponsors from joining. Hope you understand. 3. Will post the questions on Dec. 13, Monday, 1:00 pm. Deadline of submission is on Dec. 15, 2010, 6 pm. 4. Only one entry per person. Duplicate senders will be disqualified. 5. Answers must be specific, detailed and emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a fabulous photo of yourself. 6. Winners will be announced when answers have been corrected. If you have to wait, WAIT, because I don’t like to be pressured. 7. All certificates may not be converted to cash. Don’t give my sponsors a hard time please. 8. There will be 3 winners-the 8th, 18th and the 28th senders with correct answers. 9. How to claim your prize will be announced when the winner is announced. The winner will have to agree to be photographed for my blog. 10. Open to the entire population of Earth. You must claim your prizes yourself. If you live in Greece, I know that I have at least 10 readers from there, you must come down to Manila and get it yourself! It’s also a good way to promote the Philippines. 11. If someone from another country wins and claims the prize here in Manila, as they should, I promise to be your tour guide. 12. I am the bloggerina, the rules and decision maker. My word is gold.
When I read Cedric Cid's latest status in FB, he mentioned Diesel and it so happens that I am in the process of writing about the brand. It automatically reminded me of his style and how good they look together.
Here are some bags that would totally fit Cedric's outfits.
Diesel’s FW10 bags are literally stitched together with shoes! Like its main collection, the brand’s bags play with the raw materials of fashion, delivering a handcrafted feel. Wire, chain, stitches and threads inspire construction, colours and graphics. The results are individualistic, rebellious yet creative.
Following the same thread will take you from shoes to bags: the vast range of style will amaze you. On garment-washed lambskin women’s bags, leather is entwined with bold metallic and fine silver chains, turning a functional feature into a design element.
Threads, chains and strings are everywhere, from the chain handles of some dainty bags to casual fleece bags featuring woven handles for a knitted effect.
For its young fans Diesel has created a series of male bags that are durable and practical, yet highly desirable. Amusing features and insane graphics will keep them in the loop.
Men’s bags are also tough and stylish, always instantly recognisable as Diesel items, with their raw good looks and artfully distressed tones. But there’s also a level of sophistication in the men’s leather bags with their smart contrasting piping.
Hold on to your underwear ladies and gents, guys and ghels because this post will blow it all away!!!!
For my CCContest, I have gathered a loot bag that's filled with prizes that you will not believe!!
The last couple of weeks, I have been receiving more prizes from amazing sponsors for this contest and because it is the season of giving, I have changed the rules a little. Instead of just one lucky winner, I am spreading the prizes to THREE winners of the contest.
My lawyer is making sure that the rules are fair and understandable so I will post them as soon as he is done.
In the meantime, check out what you might win if you win the CCContest!