Happy Monday


A morning with JG & Mia. I promise the alcohol went into the chocolates not our coffee.

Hi, everyone! Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend.

I was recently invited by Mia Rocha-Lauchengco, the wonder woman behind So True Naturals to spend a morning with her friend JG Andaya, another super woman who runs her own little chocolate empire down south.

We spent a few sunny hours chatting and having really good coffee while I photographed and learned what goes behind making fine Belgian chocolates. I can’t wait to put the post up and will hopefully be able to do so in the very near future.

I’ve noticed that a few of you have been asking what I’ve been wearing in some of my pictures, so I’ll try to share details when it’s worth it to do so. This kimono was made by my sister-in-law Kaila who is based in Bacolod. She’s got a few more for sale that are really nice and much more affordable than some of the kimonos you can buy from Manila-based shops. If you’re interested in learning more, you can contact Arthika Kalma Yoga’s store through their FB page.

Here are my pick of things you may enjoy from around the web:

Humans of New York

A guide to becoming a wine expert. Snobbery not included. 

This picture of multiple exposure picture of take-offs is just crazy. 

20 of the most beautiful children’s books in the world. 

What is fat shaming? 

How Neil Gaiman created The Sandman

Do you know your basic human rights?

15 great destinations near Manila

A beautiful home built out of old windows.