My Mother’s Cupboard at Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari

Tucked into a corner of Evia Lifestyle Center along Daang Hari near Alabang is My Mother’s Cupboard: a beautifully curated home & kitchen store with some of the loveliest items we’ve seen in Manila. Carl and I discovered this store last week and knew we had to be back. Upon our return, we nabbed a whole bunch of home decors, a cast iron pan for steaks, and a raclette machine.

If you’re ever in the south, do stop by and it’s a guarantee you won’t leave empty handed. Check out our favorite items in this wonderful store below:

My Mother’s Cupboard is located at the Lower Ground Level of Evia Lifestyle Center along Daang Hari (go south on South Super Highway and exit the MCX, you won’t miss it!) 

Learn more about My Mother’s Cupboard through their:

Facebook Page | Instagram 

Mobile number: 09491461174 / 09054578272


Gautier: Functional French Furniture Now in the Philippines

Gautier is a French furniture brand known for making high quality functional pieces that are perfect for both children and adults. They pride themselves on furniture that lasts and can work well in small apartment spaces. For instance, a bed that can be a desk and a cabinet too!

I was recently introduced to the Gaultier when they offered to lend us pieces for the set of The Parent Files Season 4, which we shot a few months ago. Here are the functional and beautiful pieces used during our shoot:

Gautier Philippines is exclusively distributed by Blims Furniture. Learn more about them through their:

Website | Facebook Page | Instagram 

Gautier’s showroom in Manila is located at:

2nd Flr Podium of the Shangri-la at the Fort, BGC

Tel# 946-3660


Hey Jow Style Stories x Cat JL

Hey Jow is a local accessories brand owned by mermaid Joana Balasteros-Gube. Joana has a talent for putting together layered necklaces and bracelets that are the perfect statement pieces to your wardrobe staples. I have LOVED collaborating with Joana many times in the past, so I was honoured when she invited me to be her September Muse for her Style Stories section in her blog.

Here are some of my favorite images from this collaboration:

Read my full style story and found all about the proudly local clothing I’m wearing here.

Learn more about Hey Jow through their:

Website | Facebook page | Instagram

All photos by the super talented Sheila Catilo courtesy of Hey Jow 

Shot on location at 190 Artists Gallery