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Match Contract Furniture, Inc.

Attended my first event the other night not as a journalist or magazine editor, but as an events and interior stylist. I remember being inwardly floored when, at the registration, I couldn’t find my name under MEDIA (which is where I’m usually listed), and found it at the top of GUESTS, with “interior stylist, events stylist” as […]

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The Henry Hotel Manila

Firstly, I would like to give props to my good friend Martin, who came up with the “Gal Not Home” moniker. I’m not always at home as my blog name suggests, and I don’t always write or post about home stuff, do I? So, from time to time, “gal not home” will be in session. […]

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Event styling: Glamour-themed 18th birthday party

Just recently, I accepted a project on styling a Hollywood glamour-themed debut (my sister’s events company, Pink Sunshine Events, did the events coordination for it). The budget was pretty tight as the debutante had only decided to hire an events stylist a few weeks before the big day. She basically asked me to improve on the decor […]

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1 reading corner, 2 ways

Hi everyone. Well, I can’t seem to post regularly on my blog now, can I? My sincerest apologies for this. Been going through some, um, things, in life lately, so this had to take a backseat. Anyway. Moving on. We spent the weekend over at my parents. I love (1,000,000x) spending the night at my parents. […]

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How to style and accessorize your condo

condo living room with blue and purple accents

Today, I’m sharing with you tips on how to style your condo with these easy-to-do tricks! Back when I did styling duties for photo shoots for the magazine I used to work for, the owners of homes I styled ended up purchasing the props I brought over. It was a great compliment, because it meant […]

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Making our very own raised-bed roofdeck garden

When I moved out from our over 500-sqm house in the suburbs and into a four-storey, all-concrete townhouse with my own family, one of the things that I dearly missed was having a garden. My childhood bedroom window used to face the west, and outside was a backyard populated by a large santol tree, an […]

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Pulling off an outdoor father's day breakfast picnic

Belated Happy Dads’ Day to all the fathers, single parents, and guardians out there! To celebrate my hubby’s second year as a Papa to our babycat, I pulled off a surprise breakfast picnic for him on our roofdeck. We are both such fans of picnics for its (seemingly) carefree vibe and (seemingly) easy prep and […]

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West Elm is now in Manila!

Pardon for this late post, but I’m sure you’ve all heard it by now: Brooklyn-born home brand West Elm is finally in the Philippines—and it’s their very first store in Asia! Imagine that? I guess that says a lot about the market here…more and more people are getting into making their homes and personal spaces more […]

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Styling my friend's home office and makeup studio

Apart from just being a work-from-home mom, I also style interiors on the side. I still handle a couple of pages in the magazine title I used to work with (that’s Cosmopolitan Philippines), particularly the section called “At Your Place,” where we shoot and feature real Cosmo girls’ living spaces and get decorating tips from them. For the April […]

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