Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Craves and Sights: Mesa, Magnum Cafe and Local Edition

Christmas really is the season to get fat! And discover great restaurants, eat great meals, and make my wallet unhappy by eating so much. Here is another set of restaurants I tried the past few days.

I wasn't really planning on eating Filipino food but my friends were craving for rice. So when we saw this restaurant, we just settled for it. The interior wasn't all that jazzy and eye-catching but the use of indigenous materials and local symbols were I thought creative. The use of the straw hat as lighting, bamboo design for utensils, and wicker for the dining set were unique. I love the fact that they made the restaurant look like an old-fashioned Filipino house creating a more homey and welcoming feeling. I also noticed some foreigners dining here so the dishes they served must be really palatable. I know for a fact that Filipino cuisine isn't really globally renowned as some foreigners think our food are weird. But since a few foreigners were eating when we were there, the dishes might have some international twist to it but still retain that unique Filipino taste. And I was right, the dishes were what I would call modern Filipino cuisine. They are not the usual taste I am used to but they have a unique taste and presentation that would appeal to global consumers. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to try Filipino cuisine but isn't quite ready yet for the authentic. 


Monday, December 29, 2014

Sweet 16 Dresses

Sixteen is probably the most wonderful age for any girl. It is the age when you can legally drive. It is the age when you are given more liberty to do what you want. It is the age when society finally accepts you as an adult. But before the evening of your sweet-sixteen-party you have to choose from the many sweet 16 dresses out there. Of course you want to look the prettiest and you want to look your best so choose carefully. Fortunately, SweetQuinceanera Dress has a wide selection of sweet 16 dresses you can choose from. All are guaranteed to be sweet and feminine yet sexy and classy at the same time.

Pastel Colours
Pastel colours are possibly the biggest trend in recent years. We always see them in the runways, in magazines, in bloggers, and renowned fashionistas all over the world. If you want to be on-trend and still look cute and romantic on your sweet-sixteen-party, choosing a dress in pastel colour is a good option. Sweet Quinceanera Dress has a wide range of dresses in various pastel shades you can choose from. Here are a few options:




Sexy Black
Though it is a party to celebrate life and youth, black is still a good colour option. Black represents sexiness, sophistication, and class – which all describe an adult. Since you are celebrating your transition to adulthood, why not choose a sexy and classy black dress? It can instantly make you look sexy and sophisticated without trying too hard. Besides, black goes really well with anything and is a great investment piece. Here are some of your options at Sweet Quinceanera Dress:


White Dresses
If black is a good colour option, so is white. White is very elegant-looking and is very flattering on all skin tones and body shape. It is the most versatile dress colour you can find. If you are feeling a bit insecure about your body and you think other colours do not complement your skin tone very well, you can always go for white. Aside from that, white is the colour of innocence and purity that hopefully, you won’t forget once you become an adult. Here are some of the best white dress options at SweetQuinceanera Dress:


Celebrating your transition from adolescence to adulthood should be memorable. Aside from the great company, good food, and fun party, wearing a nice dress that suits your body and personality is equally important. Choose the best sweet 16 dresses from Sweet Quinceanera Dress and make your sweet-16-party a night to remember.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Marriage and Motherhood


Not to worry as I am not pregnant. I don't have any plans on becoming a mother anytime soon. But I do have friends who are and I could not be any more prouder. We just have different goals and different paths in life. I am already 26 and people have been telling me I should get married soon and start my own family. On top of that, my boyfriend and I have been together for almost 9 years now that everyone just expects us to tie the knot really soon. 2015? 2016? 2017? Who knows? As far as I am concerned, I am not ready to be tied down just yet and enter the mysterious world of motherhood.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Lace Wedding Dresses

Lace is probably the most common fabric used in wedding dresses. There is something very feminine and romantic about lace wedding dresses that attract brides making it the first choice of fabric. It is elegant, sophisticated, and exudes class. You can show off some skin without looking too revealing. Dressestylist offers a wide range of wedding dresses fitted with lace details brides-to-be can choose from. Short dresses, long gowns, off the shoulder, strapless – they have all sorts of styles to choose from.


Styling Lace Wedding Dresses
One of the biggest fears of wearing a lace dress is styling it. Lace is a very delicate fabric that the wrong choice of accessories can ruin the entire dress. You need to choose your jewellery, handbag, and shoes wisely. Make sure there are no spikes or anything sharp on your accessories. These can potentially rip the lace fabric and create a disaster. It is more advisable to wear earrings or a headpiece instead of a necklace when wearing a lace dress as the chain of the necklace can get stuck in the lace which can also potentially rip the fabric. Necklaces are more suitable for strapless lace dresses or low necklines.


The Right Length
With lace wedding dresses, another important consideration is the length. Short lace dresses are advisable for shorter women to avoid getting caught up in the train. As mentioned above, lace is very delicate and can easily rip. When you trip on your lace wedding dress, there is a high possibility that it can rip. But if you really want a long lace dress, make sure your shoes are high enough – but comfortable still – that you can avoid tripping on your dress. Longer lace dresses are more advisable for taller women.


Weight and Material
Lace comes in different forms and materials. There are heavier lace fabrics which are more durable and there are also lighter lace fabrics which are more delicate. While the denser and more durable lace material are good, it can weigh your body down and make walking down the aisle unbearable. Choose a good, lightweight lace fabric that is easy to walk in and comfortable. It is better to avoid lace dresses covered in sequins, beads, and pearls as it adds more weight. A simple, lightweight fabric is good enough.


Lacewedding dresses are truly the best option for wedding dresses. If you are searching for the perfect wedding dress made of lace materials, dressestylist has a wide array to choose from. 

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Craves and Sights: Leona's Art Restaurant, Momo Cafe, and Endless Summer Cafe

There are just too many restaurants to try out every week! Needless to say I've been pigging out again. Here area some of the restaurants I've tried over the past few weeks:

Leona Art Restaurant
This has definitely become one of my favorite restaurants. Not only do they serve delicious meals but they also have a quirky interior. It is a great place to hangout with friends you haven't seen for a long time. The space is quiet - perfect for long chats over great food. I've been here twice and I can say I will come back for more.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Beach Wedding Dresses

There is nothing fancier and more romantic than a beach wedding. Imagine the sound of the ocean crashing through the sand, the beautiful sunset as your backdrop, and the warm beach breeze to amplify the ambiance – it would be the perfect wedding for many people. But the problem with beach weddings is that it can be very challenging to find the right outfit not only for the bride and groom but also for the entourage. Fortunately Dressestylist recognizes this challenge. They have a selection of beach wedding dresses that are the perfect dress to wear on your beach wedding.

Short-Length Dresses
Wearing a short dress is probably the best option for a beach wedding. It will make walking on the sand easier. Walking with a long trail on the beach may sound romantic and dreamy but in reality this is your worst nightmare. Sand can potentially damage your dress especially if it is made of delicate fabric like chiffon and lace. Sand trapped in your dress will also look unpleasant in pictures. Aside from the sand, your second enemy would be the ocean. Yes, it is nice and relaxing to hear on the background but in reality, it can make walking on the beach a dread. It will make your dress heavier and it will attract sand to stick on your dress. Dressestylist has a lot of short-length dress options that retains the delicateness, romance, and femininity of a wedding dress. Here are some:


Breathable and Durable Fabric
Though short-dresses are more practical for a beach wedding, there are still some women who would prefer the traditional long wedding dress. If you are one of those, a breathable and durable fabric would be your best option. There are many other types of fabric you can choose from such as satin and silk which are not as water-absorbent and sand-attractive than chiffon and lace. However, such fabrics may be too thick to wear for a hot and humid beach wedding so make sure to choose the right thickness. Charmeuse is also a good fabric option. Dressestylist also has a wide range of wedding dresses made of breathable and durable fabric. Here are some:



A beach wedding is a dream-come-true for many women. It is the most romantic setting for a wedding. But the most challenging part is finding the right dress for the bride and the entourage. Worry no more as Dressestylist has a wide array of beach wedding dresses you can choose from that are perfect to wear for  beach wedding.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Vintage Wedding Dresses

There is something very feminine and romantic about a vintage wedding dress. They just look more intricate and really emphasize a woman’s body. Most vintage wedding dresses are also made of luxurious fabric and fragile lace or chiffon which makes it all the more romantic and sentimental. If you are a vintage lover or simply dream of owning a vintagewedding dress for its delicate details and intricacies, Dressestylist has a wide range it can offer. Here are other more reasons why you should choose a vintage wedding dress:

Unique Style
These days, you will hardly find a wedding dress style similar to what your mother or grandmother wore on their wedding day. Sure, it may have some similarities but of course, designers are well aware that they have to update the look and make it more modern to appeal to a wider range of customers. But there will always be a market for vintage styles. It may be niche marketing but still, there is a demand for vintage wedding dresses. Why? Because some brides prefer the uniqueness of it. Since vintage styles are no longer on the racks of modern designers which more people have access to, you can be assured you will look unique on your wedding day.

     
     


      Helping the environment
There is a growing concern nowadays to making life greener and lessening carbon footprint. Wearing something vintage is actually recycling old clothes. You can help lessen cutting of trees to get the raw materials for creating a wedding dress. You also lessen your carbon footprint by lessening the amount of tress cut and the amount of energy expenditure in creating clothes. Help create a greener and cleaner environment by wearing vintage wedding dresses.
                                                

      
      Save money
Another reason to love vintage wedding dresses is it allows you to save money. There is no production cost and the fact that you will be wearing something used makes it cheaper than purchasing a new wedding dress. Vintage wedding dresses from Dressestylist range from as low as 139.39GBP for a simple but elegant wedding dress to 359.49GBP for a flamboyant wedding dress. They have a wide selection of designs to choose from.



Vintage wedding dresses are a great option for brides-to-be who want a unique style and design, to help the environment, and save money. Dressestylist is a great source for such wedding dresses as they offer a wide range. 

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Random People


Sometimes I enjoy meeting random people. It flatters me when random people come up to me and talk to me. I enjoy hearing their stories and I find it heart-warming when they give me advice about life. This is probably one of the reasons why I enjoy that part of my job that I have to deal with people, hear their stories, and give them advice. I find a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in doing that.

But there are also times when I get freaked out by random people who approach me. Sometimes there is something with the way people approach you that comes off as creepy and unbecoming.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Wedding Dress Trends 2015

I guess it is every woman’s dream to be a bride: to wear the wedding dress she has always dreamt of, to walk down the aisle with her beloved husband-to-be, to be in the company of her most beloved people. But the most important part of any wedding for any bride is the wedding dress. No wedding will be complete without it. That being said, it is also the most challenging part of preparing a wedding. Most brides spend a lot of time searching for the perfect wedding dress. Look no further as dressestylist has a comprehensive selection of wedding dresses you can think of. They have the latest wedding dress 2015 UK trends you can choose from. Here are some of the wedding dress trends 2015 available for your amusement.
  • Minimalist
For those of you who prefer a clean and fresh style on her wedding day, this is the perfect choice for you. The minimalist wedding gown is one of the biggest trends in 2015 as it easily translates from day to evening and from formal to less formal. It is the wedding dress of choice for low maintenance women who want to feel beautiful, fresh and sultry on their wedding day without so much fuss. Here are some of the selections you can find on dressestylist:

  • Grecian Goddess
This is a style that I think will never fade. The Grecian Goddess style is a classic. It is sexy, elegant, and ethereal. There is something about this style that attracts women. Dressestylist offers a wide selection of the Grecian Goddess style and here are some:


  • The Kate Middleton Style
We can all agree that Kate Middleton is the most beautiful bride of this decade. She just looks stunning and breathtakingly amazing as she walked down the red carpet. Many women dared dream on a comparable wedding dress to the Duchess of Cambridge. With dressestylist, we can now dream the princess wedding we have dreamt since childhood. You can choose from any of the shown below and more when you visit their website:


  • Off-The-Shoulder
If you want to look sexy and innocent at the same time, bearing just your shoulders and collarbone is enough. Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are also a big trend in 2015.


These are just a few of the popular wedding dress 2015 UK trends you will be seeing on the runway and on magazines. If you want to look like a million bucks (which I am sure you do) on your wedding day as well as look stylish and beautiful, you don’t have to look further as dressestylist can help. They have an extensive selection of trendy and stylish wedding dresses you can imagine.


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