12 MINUTES FULL-BODY YOGA FLOW.

This is a quick 12 minutes full body yoga sequence. It is a slow flow that will leave you feeling absolutely energised. I love practicing in the morning, keeping it slow helps me to fully align each movement with each breath.

It is one of my go-to short sequences because it keeps the muscles working, stretch and tone your legs- especially the gluteal muscles, help tone your arms and abdominal muscles, and overally strengthen your core. Read more

L’EPICERIE GOURMAND, THE LITTLE FRENCH RESTAURANT AT SERENDRA, METRO MANILA.

Metro Manila is full of hidden gems, and even though some might not be literally so, you’ll never know they exist till you stumble upon them by accident. That is exactly what happened to me the other day while as I was strolling around Serendra in BGC, looking for a quiet little café other than the one I had been frequenting. I came across L’Epicerie Gourmand, a café slash restaurant slash grocery store. Let’s call it a “grocerant”, shall we? Read more

ANTIDOTE ROOFTOP BAR IN METRO MANILA.

PSX_20190111_075146-2.jpgWhen you are sitting at Antidote rooftop bar, cool breeze kissing your face, good music playing in the background, taking in 360 degrees sweeping views of the city, a cold and crunchy sauvignon blanc in hand and a waxing crescent moon casting its spell on you, instinctively the day’s chaos melt away. A reminder that life isn’t perfect but it has perfect moments.  Read more

ITALIAN WHOLE-WHEAT HONEY COOKIES

PSX_20190109_085336.jpgThe boys and I are back to our day to day routine. They are out and I am back in my little kitchen trying out new recipes. Keeping it healthy and interesting. I was inspired by She Loves Biscotti to bake these cookies. They are delicious, not too sweet, easy to make and requires very less ingredients. She Loves Biscotti has amazing Italian inspired recipes that I am looking forward to recreate at home. If you are also in need for some inspiration this 2019 be sure to swing by her blog and try out her recipes.  Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

PSX_20190102_203712-1.jpgWhat the world needs most is openness: open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls. This beautiful quote by Robert Muller pretty much sums up my new year resolution.

Happy New Year.

THAILAND | BANGKOK TRAVEL DIARY.

PSX_20181210_173224.jpgUnbeatable travel deals are definitely one of the many perks of living in South East Asia. This is undoubtedly a welcomed blessing for a spirit consumed with wanderlust, such as my own.

My decision to travel to Bangkok alone was a spur of the moment decision. I booked my ticket and hotel stay in a heartbeat without a properly thought out itinerary. I had mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness as departure date loomed. While I was excited about a getaway, I also dreaded the idea of travelling alone in Bangkok. Although I have been to Bangkok before, the city can be overwhelming without carefully laid plans.PSX_20181212_185121.jpg Read more

PHILIPPINES | MOUNT PALIPARAN AND TUNGTONG FALLS.

I’m lucky to be part of a group called “Halo Halo”, a community of women in Metro Manila who hike together. We’re not actually exclusive—the group also invite men to join us in our hikes—but we’re made up of mostly women from different corners of the world and of varying ages and backgrounds. Once in a while, we get together and discover local trails. We take these organized hiking trips as a great opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila, connect, network, and share our different experiences while living here in the Philippines.

Dear Mila, If you get a chance to read this, THANK YOU for being the force behind “Halo Halo”, organizing these hikes and helping us discover the Philippines one mountain at a time. PSX_20181206_170810.jpg

Last week, we went to Mount Paliparan, located at Barangay Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. We left Metro Manila at 5:30 a.m. and arrived at the trailhead just a few minutes shy of 7:00 a.m. There, we registered ourselves at the Barangay Hall, had a short briefing on what to expect, then set off with our assigned guides. Read more

MEANINGFUL FAMILY TRADITIONS.

PSX_20181119_144500.jpgAs a young girl, I always loved the idea of becoming a mother someday. I dreamt of big family gatherings, endless laughter around the dining table, and children running up and about-basically I have always wanted a full house. Read more

SPOOKY LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD FOR HALLOWEEN NIGHT OUT.

PSX_20181101_080941-1.jpgI’ve always taken a back seat when it comes to Halloween.  I’m one of those mums who simply walk into a store the day before and buys a prêt-àporter costume for their kid. Raise your glass if you’re anything like me. Read more