Patty Laurel’s Blog Launch

I’ve known Patty Laurel for over 10 years and in the span of this decade we’ve seen each other through quite a few transformations: I’ve been a guest on her morning show Breakfast, participated as a poi instructor for her kindergarten class, we’ve ran through Manila during an Amazing-Race-type adventure for a whole weekend, gotten married to two amazing guys (who like to geek about cameras when they’re together), and these days we see each other regularly as lifestyle bloggers.

ZAM_7291 copyPatty and her husband Pat (photo by Zeus Martinez)

If you’ve ever had the privilege of meeting Patty, you will know after just five minutes of talking to her that she is as genuine as it gets. Her public persona isn’t any different from who she is to her family and dear friends. If I had to describe Patty it would be bubbly, hilarious, and extremely generous with her blessings.

Patty has been making quite a name for herself these days as one of the country’s top lifestyle bloggers. She writes about her experiences of travelling around the world, her blessed marriage, local brands that are creating high quality items, and dainty fashion trends. Her blog www.pattylaurel.com was recently redesigned and it is beautiful. If you haven’t checked it out already, I highly recommend you do so here:

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Last week, Patty hosted a morning of delicious food, shopping, and an abundance of surprises to celebrate her blog’s new look. Here are some snaps from our morning together taken by the talented Zeus Martinez.

ZAM_7344 copyPatty showing her bespoke Niqua Bags and letting us know that we could design our own during the launch. Too much fun!

ZAM_7216 copyThe leather choices for our Niqua bags.

ZAM_7348 copyShine Bakery offered us a menu of delicious comfort food like grilled cheese sandwiches paired with this creamy tomato soup.

ZAM_7370 copyMy gorgeous seat mates during the event. (l to r: Mari Henud, Patty, Amina Aranaz, Mikaela Martinez-Lagdameo, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, and Nicole Hernandez- De los Angeles

ZAM_7854 copyWe were offered surprise after surprise during the whole morning.

ZAM_7169 copySea foam colored boxes designed by Bea Marquez and made by Print Cafe.

ZAM_7815 copyLoved catching up with Mari Henud who is one of my favorite people. You’ll be seeing quite a bit of her on this blog in the coming weeks.

ZAM_7799 copyPatty’s mom joined us. Now we know where Patty gets her good looks.

ZAM_7476 copyThe lovely Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio and Paula Peralejo-Fernandez showed their support. How cute is Rica’s son, Philip? Check out their new blog as a family here.

ZAM_7243 copySo happy I finally got to meet Kat San Juan, creator of the beautiful Daykeeper 2014 and now 2015. Buy your copy here.

ZAM_7450 copyMarge Montemayor, évent planer extraordinaire, who looked calm and composed during the whole event. Congratulations, Marge!

ZAM_7586 copyPatty raffled off an bunch of wonderful giveaways. Iya Villania‘s face says it all for how we felt.

ZAM_7636 copySimilar to Spring Fling a few months ago, it felt like we were part of  one of Oprah’s Favorite Things episodes. I’m pretty sure Nikki Gil agrees.

ZAM_7709 copyMartine de Luna (an amazing blog consultant), Paula Peralejo, and I won these hand held mixers from Oster. I have big plans for this little guy.

ZAM_7957 copyAfter the raffle, we were taken on a shopping trip around SM Aura to some of Patty’s favorite stores.

ZAM_7936 copyMikaela, Kelly, Amina, and Rissa at Power Mac Center with their Happy Plugs.

ZM2_1522 copyWe were brought to Kiehl’s and offered a bag of some of Patty’s favorite products. Happiness.

PLlaunchWe stopped by Suite Blanco and were treated to gift certificates that allowed us to purchase anything from the store. Too much fun.

ZM2_1511 copyThank you so much again, Patty for such an enjoyable way to spend our morning.

Here’s the official video:

IMG_6202.JPGA big thank you as well to Patty’s very generous sponsors:

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Comments

  1. Cat!!! I am all teary and mushy right now..I am hugging my screen! Hahaha! Thank you for being so encouraging and sweet 🙂 Your support always means so much to me–kaya you’re always first on my guest list! Love you!

    • Comments like this are dangerous when you’re pregnant and hormonal. 😀 Happy tears! Thank you for being you, Patty. 🙂

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