I had lunch today with Melanie (who is here for a vacation), the sister of my good friend Marivic from London. They’re both based in the U.K.

I asked her what she wants to eat and she wanted Filipino food. So, I brought her to Kafe Batwan.


We had fun chit chatting especially when she asked me to tell her the blow by blow account of my experience flying with expired passport. Only then did I realized that what I did was scary. It was all pure luck.

Marivic sent me something. And I was so happy when Melanie handed me this maroon bag.


Charlotte Tilbury. yay!

Finally, in my hands is Charlotte Tilbury’s Film Star Bronze and Glow. The world’s best bronzer and highlighter. Ever.

The bronzer every make up junkie has to have.


The packaging is so nice. It looks so luxurious from the packaging alone.


Love it! I can’t wait to try this.

She gave Claudia the beginners set of make up brushes from Real Technique. So cute! It looks like baby brushes. Real Technique is owned by the sisters Nicky and Sam Chapman or Pixiwoo as they are popularly known. Both Charlotte Tilbury and Pixiwoo are from London.


She got me a pair of espadrilles from the original maker of espadrilles in Spain, Casa Hernanz.


When she went to Madrid  a few months ago they (Marivic and her cousin Theresa) dropped by Casa Hernanz to buy me a pair. While they were there they took a photo of the shop and posted it on Facebook.


I can’t wait to strut in my new khaki espadrilles! Sino kaya gumawa nito, si Antonio or si Jesus?

You will know that it is really made well and hand made because the fit is different. I’ve had several pairs of espadrilles already especially in the 80’s when it was at it’s peak. And most of the espdarilles that I’ve owned in the past was so uncomfortable. But this pair is so comfortable and fits well.

What a nice day! Thanks Marivic!

The Rock’s comment of my new hair. “You look like Gigi HATID.”







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