My Birthday Giveaway (part 3): Face & Skin Clinic and Slimmer's World (CLOSED)

Since it's the last day of my birthday month, I'm doing another giveaway.  For the beauty and health conscious this is perfect for you because I'm giving away P3,000 worth of gift certificates from Face & Skin Clinic and Slimmer's World!

Chubby's Rib Shack and Buffalo's Wings N Things in Commercenter Alabang.

I love Deal Grocer. Unlike other groupon sites I've tried in the past (read my blog post on Group Buying Sites: The Metrodeal Scam), I've never had a problem with Deal Grocer so far.  So when I saw a deal for Chubby's Rib Shack and Buffalo's Wings N Things in Commercenter, I purchased one.  If you're in the US, a group buying site you can try is Coupon Wind.

Are You The Next Food Hero?

Do you have an intense passion for food and dream of being on TV? You could be crowned the "Food Hero" and be the newest talent on either the Food Network or the Asian Food Channel!

VELOCI Watches Spotted on Celebrities in Boracay!

One of my weaknesses is being on time but ironically, I can't leave the house without wearing a watch.  It's challenging when I'm on a summer getaway since the watches I own are not really made for the beach.  That is, until I got introduced to Italian-inspired VELOCI watches. It seems like a number of celebrities were sighted in Boracay recently wearing VELOCI watches as well.

Marc Nelson

Mind Body Soul Goes to Forbes Park Makati!

I was lucky to be invited to another MBS event called The Beach Body Project held at the pavilion of North Forbes in Makati last week.   My rarely used Manduka mat was happy since it got to see the light of day again :D

Serenitea and Captain Pepper's Chicken Delight.

T and I have been Serenitea addicts to the point that staff in Serenitea branches we frequent look for me or T when they don't see us at least twice a week.  A few days ago, my mom said that when she had drinks delivered, the Serenitea staff asked how T was because they haven't seen him in a while.  So cute and funny!

I also like Serenitea's food.  Pepper Tofu and Chicken Chops have been constant favorites of mine, that is, until I discovered Serenitea has a new snack!

UNO de 50, Now in Manila!

The famous Spanish brand UNO de 50 is now in the Philippines! And last week, I was invited to the VIP launch of their first store in SM Aura.  I believe this is also the first branch in the whole of Southeast Asia.
You must be wondering about the name UNO de 50 (pronounced oo-noh deh see-kwen-tah). Apparently, the brand started out with the original and exclusive philosophy of creating only 50 units of each design, thereby supplying the trademark name.

Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery in BF Homes.

Not to be confused with Magnum Cafe in SM Aura, Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery is a hole-in-the-wall treasure located in BF Homes Paranaque.  I'm always on the hunt for good coffee so while waiting for the lenses of all of my eyeglasses to be replaced (my grade went up!), I asked T if we could go there.


My Birthday Giveaway (part 2): Firmoo Cat Eye Glasses (CLOSED)

Firmoo has always been generous by sponsoring my previous birthday giveaways. And since my birthday is coming up again, they're giving away $150 (P6,750) worth of vouchers to lucky readers of Joei & Me.

OOTD: In The Heat of Summer.

I don't know about you but I'm finding it harder to dress because of the warmer temperature. I mean, I wouldn't mind tees and shorts but unfortunately, I can't wear them all the time. I'm missing the cold weather which meant layers, boots, and what nots.

Pancake House's Mad Mallow Creme Toast.

Ever since I was a little girl, Pancake House has always been my favorite. Melvin, who was our favorite server when I was in grade school, is still there until now. And I learned later that the supervisor on duty also remembered little ol' me in my school uniform dining there with family or friends. Wow, talk about loyalty. These guys have been there for a while!
So because I'm a Pancake House fan, I immediately said yes to an invitation to try their Mad Mallow Creme Toast!
Server Melvin and I should have a loyalty award :D

I Cut My Hair!

I don't remember the last time I had short hair.  I always wore it long, even past my waist, but never above my shoulders.  Not that I wasn't tempted to cut it every so often.  I've kept magazine pegs, downloaded hairstyle photos, but I never got to do it...

Until this week.

Chairman Wang's in Molito Alabang.

Food lovers that we are, T and I are happy to see more and more new restaurants sprouting in the Alabang area. So when I got an invite from Chairman Wang's Prime Beef and Noodle House, I said we were game!

Because of the decor, the noodle house may seem intimidating but it's really a casual dining restaurant. I know that's a concern to us who live in the area because we're always in casual clothes, but Chairman Wang's said they have no dress code so we can come in with our tees, shorts, flip flops and all.

Now on to the food...

Pandora Spring Paradise Collection & Mothers Day Collection 2014.

Last week, I was invited to an intimate high tea party where Pandora unveiled its Spring Paradise Collection and Mother's Day Collection 2014. True to its theme, an assortment of soft florals, pretty pastels, and delicate swarming butterfly decor greeted us as we entered Spices Restaurant of the Manila Peninsula Hotel.