Mothers Who Brunch x Ten Thousandth Spoon

I don’t attend many events. But when these lovely ladies sent me an invite, I made sure to have nothing else planned for this Saturday a few weeks ago.


Jade, Sabrina, Jaclyn, and Mish the wonder women behind Mothers Who Brunch x Ten Thousandth Spoon

Started by power team Sabrina Cristobal-Go of Sinfully Sabrina and Michelle Ressa-Aventajado of Momma’NManila, Mothers Who Brunch is a chance for moms to spend a lovely weekend morning learning from each other, partaking in incredible food, and discovering a number of amazing local brands. You can read about the first time I attended a Mothers Who Brunch gathering here.

Held at the Viking showroom in Alabang, the most recent Mothers Who Brunch was made all the more with a special with a mobile photography + food styling workshop conducted by sisters Jack and Jayde of Ten Thousandth Spoon,  a food styling Instagram account that is one of my personal favorites. Here are some snaps that capture the beauty of this really fun morning. All photos from super photographer/videographer Jay Santos:











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Here’s a video also done by Jay Santos (I told you the guy was talented!):

And here are some iPhone pictures I took from our lessons with Jac who was a wonderful teacher: 



I also really enjoyed getting to know other bloggers like Amber of A Momma Abroad and Pam of Green Lunch Diaries while we snapped and chatted away while feasting on a wonderful Filipino themed buffet. Mothers Who Brunch is really one of my favorite events and one that I work hard never to miss.

And of course, none of this would have been possible without these wonderful sponsors:

Shorts Gourmet: Delicious shortbread cookies in a sugar dome.

Burts Bees: I am loving the hand cream I received from this day. I use it every night.

Wooden Canvas: A chance to print your photos on wooden slabs.

Istorya: Pretty jewelry with a Filipino touch

Jam Foods: Delicious tapa that I had for breakfast two days straight.

Alex & Ani: Dainty jewelry pieces with pretty charms

The Coolist: Nifty personalized items like wooden serving boards

Bucket Feet: The cutest slip ons and sneakers done by artists all over the world.

Noteworthy: Pretty little decors that you can use on your gifts and Christmas trees.

Coco Natura Sugar: Delicious coco jam that goes perfect in my morning oatmeal.

Deep Dips by Chef Arnold: These canned goodies are so good. I am in love with everything they gave me from daing to bagoong.

Pastry Armoire: Delicious breads and sweets to satisfy all carb cravings.

Boqueria Lifestyle Market: A food stylist’s haven. Follow them to purchase your own props.

A special thank you to Jay Santos for all these beautiful images.

To learn more about Mothers Who Brunch, check out their:

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Or email them at 

A special shoutout to Piandre Salon Alabang for always getting my hair event ready. My hair loves you!


Eat, Drink, & Be Married Episodes 2 & 3


Catch my dear friends Patty Laurel-FilartKelly Misa-Fernandez, and Nicole Hernandez-De Los Angeles in their new passion project, “Eat, Drink, & Be Married”: a web series that shares personal insights, recommendations and opinions on being single, married, and becoming a mom.

The conversations are fresh, unscripted, and just how their real chats are with each other. I love how insightful these girls are and open about their own lives in just five minutes. There’s definitely something to learn.

Watch the second episode here: If you could go back in time and give advice to your single self what would you say? 

Watch their third episode here: Diaper essentials 101


Giveaway: Lonely Planet Kids

My father always said that travel was the best form of education. As proof of this, my brother and I would be taken regularly on countless trips around our archipelago and neighbouring countries. These adventure often included red eye flights, long car rides, and lots and lots of sight seeing with our dad who would often get us up at the crack of dawn to explore as much as possible before we were tucked into our hotel beds at night. On that note, I recently received these two books that I’m sure my dad would have appreciated during this portion of our lives:

Lonely Planet: the publishing company for all things travel related have these two globe trotting books available for anyone who like my father believes that taking your children on adventures is bestowing them with a gift of a lifetime.

Travel with Children is a resource book that offers useful tips for traveling to a number of destinations around the globe. It shares suggestions on places to stay, explore, and venture to in almost every continent. I love how the information is helpful without being overwhelming and the layout is easy to navigate through. Here are some pages from the inside of the book:

While Adventures in Famous Places is an activity book that offers children a chance to learn more about countries through puzzles, stickers, and lots of colouring. It’s a way to get your kids excited to start traveling, something we’re already planting in Fin who’s turning three soon. Here are samples of the pages inside:

Now for the the best part of this post, FULLY BOOKED is offering these books to two of my site’s readers. It’s simple

1. Like my blog’s FB page and like Fully Booked’s FB page

2. Leave your email address using rafflecopter OR leave a comment in my comment box sharing a tip for traveling with children.

3. You must be willing to claim your prize at Fully Booked (Bonifacio High Street branch)

4. Feel free to encourage your friends and family members to join. The more entries, the more chances of winning.

Raffle closes on October 8, 2015

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Lonely Planet Books can be purchased at all Fully Booked outlets. Find out more through their:

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