Mom-Grocer: Magnolia Popsies

First Friday of the month:  Food / Grocery It’s the first Friday of the month and if you’re a regular reader, you might be expecting Foodie Friday with a recipe or a dining post for today.  Well, there’s something new and a bit different. Since May is my anniversary month, I planned some new additions … Continue reading

Subic Summer Retreat at Lighthouse Marina Resort

Third Friday of the month:  Fun / Travel and Leisure “Like a beacon that steers boats to shore, this magnificent establishment on the Subic waterfront can serve as a venue that beckons travelers seeking world-class comfort.”– http://www.lighthousesubic.comIt was a brief yet relaxing summer retreat for my family last week when we decided to forego a choice destination by … Continue reading

Healthy Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothie

Nothing beats a cool, healthy and refreshing drink on a sizzling hot day! This simple blend of frozen-fresh strawberries and yogurt is the answer. I did not plan to post this since it’s just so simple and I’m sure most of you had already whipped up something close to this, or exactly the same smoothie. It … Continue reading

Summer-Perfect Ipanema Hot Sands Sandals

The month of March signals the beginning of summer here in the Philippines, and we can all expect something new and fabulous from our favorite fashion brands, from clothing to footwear. Ipanema is no exception as the popular Brazilian flipflop brand recently unveiled the Gisele Bündchen Hot Sands Collection — a colorful and summery collection … Continue reading

Ready for the Sun with Beach Hut

It was our first Serenitea “tweet-up” and I was having great conversations with bloggers Noemi, Jane and Rone.  Noemi then spotted a friend there who, incidentally, is one of the young folks from Dragon Edge Group. This dynamic company is 100% Filipino-owned and carries the brand Beach Hut, among others. Beach Hut Kids with SPF 65 is a mild, clear … Continue reading

Fresh Fruit Shakes for Summer…or any day

I just realized I hoarded an assortment of fresh fruits since last week — succulent mangoes, avocados, juicy red strawberries, crunchy apples and pears, sweet papaya slices, bananas, melon, ripe seedless oranges and grapes, take your pick! With most of the fruits now stocked-up in the fridge, we are forced to eat at least a … Continue reading