Wednesday, September 28, 2011

rain rain stay away!

We have been hit by another storm. September is when we have the baddest of all.
Here is what happened to a neighbors tree-oh my.

Kids had no school BFF no office, so lunch we all go--Milkyway our other favorite restaurant! Just look at that crispy catfish =P

Then just like that the next day--winds and rain stop, my best gal pals and I had lunch (frozen margs) then a movie!

knit top: mango
red jeans : zara
flats : HK
purse : prafois (missoni-ish /\/\/\/\)

 did you know that:
• A UCLA study found friends help you live longer. Scientists observed that the more close friends we have, the less likely we are to suffer from chronic diseases, accidents, and psychological impairments.
• Friends are good for the heart and soul. They can help reduce the effects of stress on the body, protect against illness, and help us heal when we do get sick.
I don't know if these are true , all I know they are the best company- best story tellers and listeners, they have the best fashion advise/steals and deals etc etc.. a day is just never enough---never...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Last Weekend

kids weekend..
started with a birthday party of daughters friend.
moms untite!
HBD M. Mae!

Dinner at our favorite restaurant- cirkulo (wink**)

Sunday swimming/biking.. whew (i need another sunday =p)

this is the best thing-- konfidence jacket, its better that any floating device when your child is still learning to swim =)----Jacket has a soft neoprene shell with 8 removable soft foam floats which provide adjustable buoyancy!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Weekend yaay!

These are the sights and sounds I hear come weekends!
hoping the sun will be out!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

hee haw!

my india fever has not horse button down top came out to play with my indian bride bangles.

the little one came along, a whole day of errands.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fever Feast

Perks on being a chefs wife, I get to tag along to great dinners, talk with foodies, wine lovers, travel bugs etc. This week LTB (les touque blances phils) had a dinner in Fever at the Sofitel Hotel. Dinner was prepared by Spanish Chef Chele Gonzales. (If I may say it was quite el buli-ish!)
my all gurls table

yogurt ravioli- yum

death by pan fried foie gras station

lamb tenderloin w/ chocolate crumbs

Happy Weekend!

Coffee ice cubes and milk
serving this tomorrow =)
happy friday.
photo here

Monday, September 12, 2011

Something Old

One of my most treasured keepsake is this antique typewriter that i inherited from my maternal grandfather. I remember him typing away by this bedside while my cousins  and I play -run in and out of his room. For the longest time since he passed away ( 98 years old)... it just sat in our den as decoration/ book ends. 

Then one fine day I had it cleaned !!!

My kids were in such awe! "IT SPANKS MOM! -its like a stamp!"

My daughter writes her BFF a letter =)
("its sooo fun exept it has no delete button..")
Then she asks.. "mom what if i need more copies, how do i print?"
Now that's another story haha!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Happiness

Went furniture 'shopping' at the bodega (storage ) found this charming chair for daughters room. Her little girls room is slowly transforming to a 'tween' room , oh my!

Here is a before and after shot of that-- 'one mans trash is another mans treasure"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

India part 2

Next to the Taj-- this was  unforgettable --such a Nat Geo  experience

The outer appearance of the Fort, being rough and craggy is totally different from its inside. The interior of the Fort has a warm ambience, which is the opposite of its outer appearance. The marvelous decoration of the Amer Fort is influenced by both, the Hindu and Muslim style built in the 1500's

Red Fort in Delhi

India, 'till we meet again...

Im back from India. It was really INCREDIBLE to say the least. No words can describe its beauty, no photos can capture its mystique and grandeur --- well let me try, here are some. (warning, this is a photo heavy entry =)

Day 1 at the Taj- Jaipur

speechless ,breathless

w/ bff Kat who came along with hubby celebrating his 40th !

some locals -always camera ready  =)