Sunday, December 28, 2014

Asian Dragon Weddings 2014 in Thailand

Bangkok Thailand is the international backdrop to one of the biggest editorials in the latest issue of Asian Dragon Weddings.  Set among  the country's  famous tourist sights, both nature and industrial unify in a captivating visual exposition of Filipino bridal wear.   Thematically showcasing modern wedding gowns, the concept featured incantations of the sexy bride of the times .  Yes, the lady who walk down the isle exudes confidence and sexiness in elegance with the finest fabrics, details and jewelry.  

Mia Arcenas Resort 2015

Mia Arcenas Resort 2015 is the look of modern day bohemian.  Jet setting style
In ultra understated luxe, the designer's insightful creations unfold a certain nowness to the distinctly popular look.  Check out the full article in

Mendokoro Ramen

Manila's in the moment gastronomic indulgence is Japanese ramen.  With more than a dozen establishments springing like mushrooms in the city, foodies can't seem to get enough to delight their appetites.  The latest name to open its doors is Mendokoro. Located in the current on the radar scene(Salcedo village where hotspots such as Elbert's steakroom, Reidel, Lulu, Toby's Estate, Wildflour, Gino's, La Creperie and Hooch and the recently opened Pablo hold their playground).
Mendokoro is a modern Japanese ramen place with simple yet well made interiors.  Metal and wood is designed in minimalist aesthetics surrounding an open kitchen right at the center of the restaurant. Designed by Noel Bernardo( who's projects in include Republic in NY, most Elite Concepts HK restos) and his design firm EC Studio, one gets to feel the atmosphere as if they were transported to the land of the rising sun. Beauty is in the art of simplicity wherein the study of design and space becomes ultra chic. A variety of neutral tones unfold a refreshing and cool visual perspective highlighted by shadow play.
As soon as you enter, one is welcomed and easily assisted to the counter to order and get a number(yes due to the number of seats available).  Having a concise menu, one is rest assured that everything in it has been gastronomically curated.  Waiting didn't take long as we came in early before lunch. As soon as were seated, the queue outside was quite long.  This author or the super spicy ramen and ordered extra pork plus egg on the side.  Love the explosion of spice and flavors that weren't overpowering.  The pork was cooked well, the noodles seemed like it was the best in town while the egg was divine. The overall dining experience was fantastic!  Simple, quick an without the fuss and flash. Great ambience and good food is simply the best.  Mendokoro is on dry run until February and is open Monday to Saturdays for lunch 11:30am while dinner starts at 630pm with limited bowls until full operation.  A must-go for everyone but make sure to come early, no reservations and special treatments.

Amazing space.

Art of design.

Light and shade.

Linear perspective.


Earth calling.

Not so ordinary.

Spice of life.

The best noodles in town.

Love pork.

Waiting game.

Stick it out.

Table setting.

Turning Japanese with Rita Nazareno.

We are located at the GF of V Corporate Center, on Soliman St. Salcedo Village Makati. 
Tel. 215-1751

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A season of chains

Style this season is celebrating a distinct chain reaction.  Agatha's Autumn-Winter 2014-2015 collection is rocking the holidays in trendsetting attractions.  Glamour is showcasing is touch of tough luxe with necklaces, cuffs, bracelets and earrings in a variety of modern metals.  Contemporary creations display a fusion of metals with details such as leather, pearls, animal skin and rhinestones in beautiful designs. Unchain those inhibitions and let your personal fashion rock hard in this season to shine. 

In the Philippines, Agatha is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) - a member of the SSI Group - and is located at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Greenbelt 5 and SM Mega Fashion Hall.

Asian Dragon Weddings 2014 Groom Story

In some bridal magazines there will always be the man of the hour. In the Philippines, Asian Dragon Weddings latest issue presents a fashion editorial on how to dress up the groom. Top local designers were asked to created pieces to interpret this style directive.  From the staple black suit, there are new shades and hues suggested in modern times.  Fabrication has become exploratory as a fusion of textures display a refreshing red carpet appeal. Tailored in excellence, sleek as dapper and fit for a king, the look is impeccably stylish with aplomb. The whole new approach to this manner of dressing has taken the standard into the world of classic reinventions.

Photography by Mau Aguasin, creative direction and fashion styling by Luis Espiritu Jr. makeup by Ria Aquino, associate stylists Mikka Velasquez, Bang Martinez, Diane Lasam and Tara Subaldo, modeled by Bruno Vanin of Ideal People.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Payless Shoe Source Kids Holiday 2014

Modern times are fashioning kids on the style radar.  With a variety of trends in the market, footwear has relevantly become a child's wardrobe essential.  Check out the full article in