Yummy Magazine x Kitchenaid Cooking Demo with Chef Gino Gonzalez.

Last week at Enderun Colleges, Yummy Magazine and Kitchenaid teamed up for a cooking demo with one of the country's sought after chefs and COO and Head Instructor at the Centre for Asian Culinary Studies, Chef Gino Gonzalez.

La Lola Churreria in SM Aura.

After an event (read my blog post about the Yummy Magazine x KitchenAid Cooking Demo at Enderun) and after having dinner at Todd English Food Hall in SM Aura, T wanted dessert so I suggested that we try the churros at La Lola Churreria.   I'm not sure where the other La Lola Churreria branches are or  if this place is new since I've been out of the country for a while but there's a line when we get there.

Wine and Cheese Pairing at Wine Depot Westgate Alabang.

I just arrived from the States so I'm still adjusting to everything including the time difference but I couldn't pass up an invitation to a Wine and Cheese (they had me at cheese) Pairing at Wine Depot Alabang!

Wood Watches by JORD.

Looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one?  Check out JORD wood watches!  JORD ensures that the intricacy and multiplicity of the wood pieces they use are as distinctive as the owner.   Even the box is so pretty and could be a gift in itself already!

The Wine Depot Fair and their Biggest Sale of the Year.

Calling wine lovers.. Wine Depot is having its biggest sale of the year!  Save up to 40% off select wines, bundle packs, case discounts and bin ends.   

They will also have Wine and Cheese Pairings today at Wine Depot Makati and tomorrow at Wine Depot Alabang.

Applebee's Grill and Bar: There's No Place Like The Neighborhood.

No, I didn't take this photo in the Philippines.  But I heard they're opening an Applebee's in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) this year, which is great!  When we were younger, we used to eat in Applebee's often because it's close to my Dad's house in NorCal.  So when my sister Sab and I found ourselves in an area with an Applebee's, we went there to have dinner.

Cathy's Bags.

I've known of Cathy's Bags since Multiply days and even then I was already a fan of Cathy's work, to the point that I know her success story-- Of how she left her corporate job to focus on her business.  

A few years later, I meet Cathy through T  because her husband is a good friend of T's.  But I didn't know that she was Cathy of Cathy's Bags until T asked me if I saw Cathy's totes because I might want to buy one.  And that's when I put two and two together.   

Before I went to the States this year, Cathy sent me samples of her work and I was really excited to use them during my trip.  Here I am at the Santee Street Fair using my Jenna Striped Abaca Tote.   It also comes with a nice pouch which matches the strap of the tote.  

Top from Forever 21 | Jogger pants from Terranova | Scarf from H&M | Watch from Veloci | Tote from Cathys Bags

McDonald's EspressO'Clock Free Coffee Upgrade.

Good news to those who pass by McDonald's before going to work!  Just purchase any breakfast value meal from 8:00 to 9:00 am and upgrade your meal drink to a Small (8oz.) McCafĂ© Cappuccino – FOR FREE!  This promo will run from July 13-17 at select McDonald's stores nationwide via dine-in and take-out.  

Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman.

This is not a book review.. yet.  I just want you guys to know that it's already here. Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman is now out in stores!   If you don't know what the fuss is about, does To Kill A Mockingbird ring a bell?  It's a Pulitzer prize winner written by Harper Lee which the Oscar winning movie starring Gregory Peck was based on.

For decades, To Kill A Mockingbird has been the one and only known work of Harper Lee.  But apparently, she wrote another one called Go Set A Watchman in 1957 but never published it.. Until yesterday.  And that explains why it's the most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter.  When my sister and I saw the poster for this in Barnes and Noble, we were so excited.  And now that we have our copies, my sister and I can't wait to read it!

The 10 Happy Meal Minions of McDonald's Philippines.

The Minions have invaded Manila once again!  There are 10 Minions collectibles that are now available in-store at McDonald's. Here they are from left to right: Marching Minion Soldier, Minion Vampire, Chatting Bob, Guitar Strumming Stuart, Groovy Stuart, Lava Shooting Kevin, Guard Minion, Egyptian Hula Minion, Minion Caveman, and Martial Arts Minion.

Katherine Heigl Receives Hope Award at Petco Foundation's 7th Annual Hope Gala.

The Hope Gala is Petco Foundation's largest annual event and my sister's dog Speedy (@speedyboyboy on Instagram) is invited to cover the event and do a takeover of the foundation's Instagram account.  It is a black tie event so I bought Speedy a tux.  Despite the size XS, it is still too big for him so my sister Sab had to do some last minute alterations the night before the event.  Now it fits him perfectly. Good job Mommy!

Krispy Kreme Opens in Powerplant Mall Rockwell.

Good news to Ateneo Law students and those who frequent Rockwell.. Krispy Kreme is opening a branch at the R3 Level of the Powerplant Mall this month!