It was Chard’s birthday last Monday and we had lunch at Hatch 22! I like the casual-homey-rustic feel of the restaurant. The walls are bare  except for some paintings. They use couches and big pieces of wood trunks as chairs – though I doubt those trunks are comfortable to sit in.

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Trivia: That painting beside Hatch 22’s logo is by Solenn Heussaff

Our sole purpose of trying this restaurant was to get their NYOB (Not Your Ordinary Benedicts) or their version of Eggs Benedict. Since Chard loves his EBs, he ordered that one.  I ordered their Cafe Daily special for myself and we also tried their New England Chowder for appetizer.

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Maybelline Color Elixirs. It’s a new formulation that’s currently the in-thing for drugstore companies. It is a lipstick-lipgloss-balm kind of hybrid product. I think L’oreal also came up with a similar product late last year. I think they’re called Maybelline Lip Polish here in the Philippines. I’ve seen this once in the local counters and they seem to have limited colors and different color names too.


LUSH HAUL: Celebrate body lotion

I got a little crazy at the Lush store yesterday. I missed on the holiday body lotion Celebrate a few weeks back and it’s now out of stock. I wanted to go to the store to check on their soaps because I need to put something on my wishlist for our late kris kringle. Chard practically pushed me to the Lush store and told me to ask about Celebrate again. He said, “Why not? Maybe they restocked.” I wasn’t hoping since it was sold out everywhere.

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REVIEW: Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen



During the days when I work from home, there are times when I find myself going to the mall before my shift starts. One of those days I walked around the new wing of Shangri-la Mall. It was fairly new then so there aren’t many stores open. I was only looking for an organic shampoo but since it was lunchtime, I looked for a place to eat.   Continue reading REVIEW: Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen

REVIEW: Nars Lip Pencils in Cruella and Majella

I have been hearing a lot about these NARS lip pencils from bloggers and Youtubers from all over the world. I finally succumbed and bought my first one 4 weeks ago at Rustan’s Shangrila. It was actually Anna from VDM who made me do it. She posted about the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella on this post. I was like, okay, I have to get it.

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