Take a break from all my food posts and check out these beautiful and affordable leather bags. No, I’m not turning into a fashion blogger. I just want to introduce the new business of my friend Mary Ann and her niece Kriselle.
I thought I wouldn’t get to see the Marina Bay Sands hotel after taking so many pictures of it from afar. Thankfully our tour guide, Eros, took pity on me and brought us there for dinner after visiting Gardens by the Bay.
You all know I’m a foodie but what you don’t know is I’m an online shopaholic too. When I go to the US and stay in my cousin’s house she is shocked that a lot of packages arrive from Amazon among others. Even when I’m in Manila I often add stuff to my Amazon wishContinue reading “Online Shopping on Taste Central”
What do you when you stay at The Venetian Macao? You shop!!! With over 600 shops inside the hotel it’s a shopper’s dream. I hit two popular Portugese style bakeries in the Shoppes Grand Canal. Both stores are very popular with tourists who buy bags and bags of goodies. Almost everything in the store can beContinue reading “Choi Heong Yuen & Koi Kei Bakeries Macau”
The last store we went to in Place de Madeleine was Mariage Frères (Mariage Brothers), a French gourmet tea shop. Next to coffee my second most favorite beverage is tea so you can just imagine how I felt when I entered the store and the scents of various tea assailed my senses. I have a smallContinue reading “Paris: Mariage Frères”
I wasn’t giving up. I still wanted to find great pizza in Italy. My search took us to Pizzeria Baffeto which was in several lists of ‘must eats’ in Rome. What I neglected to read on my research was the opening hours of Baffeto. No wonder there were no lines, the pizzeria was open forContinue reading “Rome: Pizzeria Dal Paino, Piazza Navona”
For me a good vacation is a fine balance between culture, good food and shopping. If one is missing it doesn’t feel right. The only exception is a beach vacation where I don’t expect any shopping. Luckily my two travel mates are also avid shoppers so dedicating a full day to outlet shopping in FlorenceContinue reading “Florence: Outlet Shopping at The Mall & Space Prada”
Our day tour of Barcelona booked with Barcelona Day Tours and led by the fountain of knowledge named Marta took us to Montserrat, Park Güell and ended with a drive around famous places around Barcelona. We opt not to go to Sagrada Familia since we were going there on our own the next day. We passedContinue reading “Around Barcelona, Xurreria, La Manual Alpargatera”
After Yangmingshan we went to Tamsui (淡水, or Danshui, Danshuei, Tamshui) Old Street and waterfront to have lunch and walk around. While waiting for my cousin Benjie to park his van I saw this Starbucks store celebrating it’s 14th anniversary in Taipei and some products were on sale for 15% off. Tinned egg rolls, cookies,Continue reading “Starbucks Taipei”
To call Eslite just a bookstore is a huge understatement. It’s more like a lifestyle store with everything from food, bags, shoes, houseware and gadgets. When Eslite opened their first 24-hour bookstore 17 years ago, they started a trend. The latest XinYi Store is eight stories and 7,500 pings large and has adopted an evenContinue reading “Eslite Bookstore, Xinyi Taipei”