Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nest Worthy

Recently visited Nest-one of country's haven of rtw fashion, chic decor and home furnishings - to find out five reasons why they are an imprint in Manila's style map. Curated by tastemakers, it is a showcase of contemporary lifestyle.

Old world geographic attractions.

Objects of Art.

Real beauty.

Modern home.

Fashion forward. Rhett by Rhett Eala.

Nest is located at 40 Jupiter street., Bel-Air village, Makati city.  Store hours: Mon-Sat. 10am-7pm.  Tel no. +6324033062

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Restaurant Aziza

Cebu's legendary Tinder Box was recently under renovation and has now opened its latest foodie attraction-Restaurant Aziza. Chic minimalist interiors with Japanese influences display an amazing exposition of contemporary design. Painted immaculate chic,  the geometric space is luxuriously set by renowned interior designer Alex Medalla.  Modernity breathes anew as stylephiles flock to the simplicity of elegance.  Nature touches visionary appeal with a tapestry of modern surfaces into nowness.  Taking Cebu forward,  Restaurant Aziza pioneers molecular gastronomy into the city's dining landscape. The art of refinement echoes through the luxe experience of feasting on a degustation five or nine. Savor an amazing wine and dine treat for the senses prepared by Chef Marleen Ong. If you're on a diet and probably don't feel like indulging, they have an a la carte menu to satisfy even the most discerning palette. Definitely a must-go to in Cebu where practical fine dining is definitely more than worth it!  Congratulations!

Statement piece by Ann Pamintuan.

Lost in space.

Luxe setting.

A touch of glass.

Degustation 9.

White Gazpacho.

Sweet Roasted Foie Gras.

  Ginger Mojito Granita.

Beef Tenderloin and Choron sauce.

Triple Choco.

Chef Marlene Ong.

Hostess of the mostess Aziza Mondoñedo.

Batch 3 at Restaurant Aziza(L-R) the author, Cybil Gayatin,Kaye Luym Sala, David Ortega,Javi Martinez Pardo, Aziza Mondoñedo , Mia Arcenas, Neil Philippe, David Jones Cua.

Restaurant Aziza is located at The Tinder Box in Banilad, Cebu city.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chuck and Leon casuals

Chuck and Leon's casual holiday collection unfolds in bold brights, prints and must-have accesories. Stylesetting a new wave in Manila's youthquake, the brand is gaining a huge cult following in contemporary everyday wear. From the streets to the beach, tailored dressing is made casual in key wardrobe pieces such as polos, shorts, jackets, pants and shirts.  Adding up to the chic look are must-have accessories such as ties, bow ties, scarves, hankies, caps and backpacks. Holidays are fashionably exciting with Chuck and Leon as they paint brights and neutral hues into the wardrobe. Never a dull moment as the brand fashions a variety of interesting prints to add fun into one's day to day look. Loving the easy and cool pieces that create a stylish casual feel that echoes today's vibe.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sweet Incantations

Cebu city recently opened the answer to Manila's successful names in cupcake confections-Sweet Incantations. Located  at Escario street near the Ayala Center, the quaint and well designed habitué for the sweet tooth boasts of their mouth-watering cupcakes.  Modern flavours and toppings all rolled into one define these irresistible temptations. Each piece is made to perfection by pastry tastemakers with nothing but the best ingredients. Excellent coffee, teas and sinful gelatos complete the must-go indulgence. The ambiance is solitary with a light and contemplative mood for the creatives. Where ideas are borne and conversations are heard, the intimate space is void of clutter and reflective of polished refinement. Loving the sleek contemporary look showcasing an industrial feel as seen on highlight furnishings. The simplicity of interiors with clean lines and plethora of surfaces is amazingly distinct. And if a picture paints a thousand words, the gallery of frames showcase the owner's jetset lifestyle and the stories to be told.   A delightful taste to your palette, check out and visit Sweet Incantations while in Cebu-definitely something you wouldn't want to miss!