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Calm Before The Storm

It’s past midnight and I’m wide awake. Another work week’s about to start but my system says “nope, stay up, Arns.” Lol. So here I am, browsing through my folders and stumbled upon this set of photos. I can’t believe I almost forgot to blog about this ensemble! :(

Anyway, these were taken at Tagaytay Highlands about 2 months ago. Back when it’s still so sunny in the Philippines, everyone’s on a vacation high, and everything seemed light and easy. Calm before the storm, at least for me.


On me: denim jumpers courtesy of Penshoppe | white top from Terranova | Deo’s cap | Adidas Superstars


Funny how fast things can change in only a couple of weeks. Just when you thought things were going your way, an unexpected huge bump on the road appears. It’s all up to you - whether you drive faster and take risks, drive slowly and be extra careful, or stop and simply give up because you think you can’t. You’re never really prepared for anything, but you know you shouldn’t ever consider giving up.


What matters most is the end goal. Why are you driving in the first place? What do you want to happen next? Who is waiting for you at your destination? When you think of all these questions, you might have better life decisions. We’re all afraid of what’s ahead, unsure of the next inclines, steep roads and rocky paths. But if you’re set to take the wheel, remember to keep going.


Photos by Jez Borlagdan
Thank you bb!!! You take really great photos 

Enough Said With Mi-Pac

The bags you wear reveal so much about your personality. Whether you’re into classy totes or quirky slings, your choice is somewhat an indication of your individuality. It doesn’t always have to be dependent on the bag color. Mi-Pac can help show your creative side with their fun collections!

Deo and I recently attended Mi-Pac’s artsy event at Bratpack UP Town Center. We had fun walking around the branch and having our own Mi-Pac bags customized with patches! More about that in a few!


Born in the summer of 2012, Mi-Pac is an up-and-coming British label with proud roots. They have more than 300 design variations that are available in over 20 countries across 4 continents. This only shows that creativity is at the heart of everything Mi-Pac embodies.


Mi-Pac makes sure that their releases fit the following:
Value for money | Fashion-forward designs | Quality construction


The brand always considers to hold great value to individuality and freedom of expression. My unicorn and ice cream patches can attest to that! :p


Work in progress! Deo’s bag was simple, straight-forward but slayer, just like him in real life. YAS!


I’ll share with you mine in a separate blog post so stay tuned! My Mi-Pac bag deserves its own OOTD! <3


Fashion + function - Mi-Pac lives by these! Unsure about your personal style? Check out Mi-Pac’s releases and you suddenly might figure that out!


Huge love to my Primer Group of Companies family (+ my twin Yna) for having us!

Visit Mi-Pac at select Bratpack and Lady Bag Stores. Follow them on Facebook or check out these social media handles and hashtags: 
@mipacphilippines #EnoughSaidWithMiPac #MIPACph

B Hotel Quezon City

No time to plan for your out-of-town trips? These tiresome days, sometimes, all you really need is a relaxing staycation. Home away from home at the heart of your favorite cities!

Last week, I had my dose of R&R at B Hotel in Quezon City with Ana and some of our blogger friends. This chic and stylish hotel is located along Scout Rallos. Only a few walks away from the renowned hangout places in Tomas Morato! I was actually supposed to go on a night-out while checked in, but B Hotel was such a cozy home that I never wanted to leave. Real talk!


Here are some reasons why I’m totally going back to B Hotel!


Elegantly Industrialized Features

What sets B Hotel apart from its competitors are their exclusive, elegantly industrialized features. My family and I would always do staycations but I’ve never seen any hotel with such interiors!


From the lobby, to the restaurants, its walls, ceilings and rooms, every corner’s Instagram-worthy! :p


Sleek Rooms at Affordable Rates

For only around Php4,000++ per night, you will enjoy all the hotel amenities and have the finest accommodation! Ana and I stayed at their Superior Room and it has:
Air conditioning | Satelllite/cable LED TV | Wi-Fi Access | In-room safe | Mini bar | Shower | Private toilet and bath


You can also request to avail for a connecting room! Families will enjoy this nest!


We also had the chance to visit their 1-Bedroom Suite! This may be the perfect room for your chill get-together over a few drinks! ;) I think they have a promo when you avail of this suite. Visit their website for details!


Photo from Ana Gonzales


Hang Loose Spots

Whether you’re in the mood to swim or want to grab some snacks and cocktails, B Hotel has the best hang loose spots! I'll blog about their dining offers separately!


Now wouldn’t you want to dip here? Now? I’m surely craving for that pool!


Hidden gem spotted! A Jing Monis Salon branch is located at the same floor of their pool area. Pampering's on point!


Functions and Socials

Aside from tourists, B Hotel also caters to corporate events and meetings. They have several function rooms where you can stage your next assembly!


Courteous Staff

Since my folks and I are into staycations, we've had our fair share of warm and snobbish crews, too. At B Hotel, you won't encounter rude staff. They'd gladly accommodate all that they can, just because they want the guests to have the nicest stay possible!


Never a dull minute with you, my big sis! Thank you for the awesome weekend! To more midnight heart-to-heart conversations, tears, laughters and chips! I love you and I missed you, Ana!


I can go on and on forever stating why I love B Hotel but I really think you guys should experience staying in here to find out for yourselves! Planning to go back in a couple of days, actually! That's how I admire everything about this chic home away from home! ❤

Up next: B Hotel's Mezzanine Bar, Lobby Cafe and Pastry Corner!

Visit B Hotel at 14 Scout Rallos Street, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City.
Website | Phone Number: +632 990 5000

GreatValuePlus.ph: New York Army Backpacks

Whether you’re off to school or an adventure, if you’re searching for the perfect bag to accompany you without having to spend much, GreatValuePlus.ph has a wide range of backpacks to choose from! Deo and I picked our favorites from New York Army, one of the brands under GreatValuePlus!


On Deo: New York Army backpack in Camo | On me: New York Army backpack in Black, Gray and Brown


Imagine, these rad backpacks only cost Php395.00 each! They’re at 60% OFF, not sure until when, so better place your orders soon! :) Check out their awesome designs here.


See, even our boo, Jez, loves New York Army, too! She's the person behind all #ArNeo photos you see all over your feed! ❤


And of course, hindi magpapatalo ang Team Tinong and Bert! Hahahaha!
FYI - they're the same #ArNeo parody duo from this post


Satisfaction is guaranteed with GreatValuePlus.ph! Here are some reasons why we recommend purchasing here.

Easy Payment
GreatValuePlus.ph accepts cash on delivery within Metro Manila. They also accept bank deposits, credit cards or bank transfers. So convenient!


Fast Delivery
They offer Express Delivery (within 1 to 3 days) and Regular Shipping (within 3 to 5 days).

Returns and Warranty
I’m sure this rarely happens, but in case you see a defect or size difference in your order, GreatValuePlus.ph has a 30-day Replacement Guarantee. Easy returns!


Photos by Jez Borlagdan
Kisses for ya, bb!

We'll have another post featuring our other picks from GreatValuePlus.ph so stay tuned! Make sure to visit their website and purchase while they're on sale! :)