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Last-minute Holiday Gift Guide, version 2023

gifts wrapped with brown and green paper, tied with string

Aaand, we’re back with our last-minute holiday gift guide! * cue fireworks *  Whenever the 4th quarter of the year rolls in, I always find myself shocked by the idea that the holidays are just around the corner. You know, when you realize the gift clock is ticking louder than expected? [As a side note […]

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Last-Minute Christmas Gift Guide (Part 2)

Here’s PART 2 of my last-minute Christmas gift guide! If you didn’t see PART 1, scoot over to this link for the first half of my shopping list. I recommended mostly home goodies: furniture, appliances, food items, eco-friendly kitchen, laundry, and WFH stuff, and even eco-sustainable female products.  I’m still dishing out gift options you […]

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Last-Minute Christmas Gift Guide (Part 1)

brown paper package

If you’re at all like me, you’re probably doing your last-minute Christmas shopping right now. This is a judgement-free zone, so high-fives all around!  I was writing down my Christmas list myself and luckily, I have my go-to online resources for gift-shopping (mostly saved on my IG or vendors I’ve previously bought from for myself or […]

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Essential items for the home entryway in 2020

home entryway furniture pieces for small condo units

It’s funny how stepping onto your home entryway has become such an important act in 2020. Last year, I and many other interior designers, decorators, and home bloggers were just mostly concerned about making our and your entryways pretty. Now that we’re all in the middle of a full-blown pandemic, how you fix up your […]

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How to set up an office at home

how to set up an office at home

More and more people are figuring out how to set up an office at home nowadays. I’ve been working from home since 2015, and haven’t looked back since. Of course, I feel fortunate that we have an extra room in the house from which I could find some semblance of an office. But through the […]

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How to keep your kitchen clean and organized

clean organized kitchen with white cabinets and chairs

Had about enough of trying to find tools and food stuffs in your kitchen? One of the best ways to keep your kitchen clean and organized is by using the Konmari method of organization. Let the Philippines’ only Konmari-certified consultant, Christine Dychiao, show you how in this video series produced by Asiaco Corporation. Asiaco Corporation […]

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Organizing and decorating after a major condo renovation

Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after condo renovation story? Check out how we organized and decorated this condo after a months-long renovation, and get lots of useful tips in making a formerly cluttered and cramped home look more spacious, much neater, and more enjoyable overall. I’m so excited to reveal this condo that we recently […]

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Habitat now in Manila

I wrote about the opening of a new home and furniture store that I just know you will go crazy for in yesterday’s Manila Bulletin Lifestyle issue. OF COURSE I FORGOT TO BUY A COPY FOR MYSELF, AND OF COURSE I WAS NOT ABLE TO PROMOTE IT. Luckily, the story’s online. Check it out here. […]

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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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