Penshoppe App: Your Guide To Everyday Fashion

The long wait is over! Staying in fashion has never been easier. Penshoppe goes mobile as they launch the much-anticipated PENSHOPPE APP!

Whenever we don't have operations for Shibusa 渋さ, my nights usually revolve around binge-watching Kdrama or browsing through online shopping applications. But for the latter, I only shop from brands that I'm familiar with. There have been cases of expectations versus reality with other shops, on top of size, fabric, and delivery issues.

Thank heavens, the Penshoppe App is finally here!

Keep yourself up to speed with the latest trends in casual fashion. These are what you can expect from the Penshoppe App:

Updated with the latest collections, right as they come out!

Store Locator
In case you'd like to try the clothes on first.

Wish List
To make you feel more inspired to save up for that dazzling piece!

MyPenshoppe Loyalty Program
Where you can enjoy perks like for every P10.00 earns you 1 point, which can be used to redeem P100.00 e-vouchers for your next shopping spree!

Even if they just launched the app, Penshoppe is already working on more features. Soon, this can be used to register online for promos, get first dibs on the next launches, or even gain entry to exclusive Penshoppe events.

Download the Penshoppe App now! Available in Appstore and Google Play for FREE! :)

We Got This by Toby's + An Exclusive Promo

"We got this!" 

This has been our mantra whenever we're bound for something big and challenging. And to be honest, those three words really work for me.

Now, Toby's Sports used these encouraging words as part of their national campaign to promote sports and an active lifestyle. "We Got This" highlights an individual's journey to achieve success in whatever sport or fitness activity he takes on.

They released a compelling video that examines the mental and physical hardships - from aching, calloused body to a state of frustration and self-doubt - upon which every success story is written. I'm sure you can relate to the scenes, too!

“When you take on a new challenge or set a new goal for yourself in the realm of sports and fitness, you undergo several hurdles that make you want to give up. #WeGotThis is our rally cry to keep them going; to let them know that as the leader in the sports industry, Toby’s Sports is not just here to provide them with the right gear, but to also give them the support they need to succeed. Simply put, we have their backs every step of the way,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc., the parent company of Toby’s Sports. 

Aside from "We Got This", Toby's Sports has also officially launched its e-commerce site, where customers can have the best shopping experience from the Filipinos' favorite sports retailer, even beyond mall hours! :) At, we can browse through product information and photos, and shop unique sizes without having to go from store to store.

The best part? If you need to return products, you may do so via your nearest Toby's Sports store or LBC branch.


In line with the new campaign, Toby's Sports' online store will be giving away limited edition #WeGotThis statement shirts to its first 100 customers today. Hurry and click this before stocks run out!

About Quorum Group of Companies
Quorum Group of Companies (QGC) has been at the forefront of the Philippine sports industry since its establishment in 1978. Over the course of 39 years, QGC has expanded its interests into specialty retail and distribution. QGC’s retail arm, which operates under Quorum International Inc., has four brands under its belt—Toby’s Sports, a sporting goods store; RUNNR, a running specialty store; Urban Athletics, a cutting edge sneaker and street wear store; and Move, a fitness specialty store. QGC’s distribution arm, Sports Resources Inc., is the exclusive distributor of a wide array of top international sports brands in the Philippines.

About Toby’s Sports
Toby’s Sports is the leading multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, having delivered the best in sports and fitness products to millions of Filipinos for 39 years. Established in 1979, Toby’s Sports is included in the Hall of Fame of Most Outstanding Retailers by the Philippine Retailers Association. Toby’s Sports, which now carries over 100,000 items from 150 trusted brands in various sports, currently operates over 50 stores across the Philippines, as well as an ecommerce store ( Toby’s Sports is part of the retail arm of Quorum Group of Companies. For more information on Toby’s Sports, follow us in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

NOTE: Toby’s Sports and the Toby’s Sports logo are service marks of Quorum Group of Companies.

7 New Dishes to Try at Amici

Amici is definitely one of my favorite Italian restaurants since high school - whether with friends (before night-outs) or with family (after hearing Sunday masses). If you're set to dine there anytime soon, don't forget to order their newest dishes! I swear I loved Amici even more after tasting those!

Spinach Artichoke (P285.00)
Irresistible appetizer! Deo and I couldn't stop munching on these parmesan coated pizza crust wedges, served with creamy spinach artichoke dip. Yuuum!

Bacon & Cheese Gnocchi (P368.00)
NEW FAVORITE: Gnocchi (pronounced as Nyokki) is a traditional Italian style pasta pillow made of potato. Amici's gnocchi pasta is homemade from scratch!

Honestly, I haven't had any gnocchi dishes from other restaurants yet, but I'm totally coming back for this!!

The Italian Burger (P368.00)
How can you go wrong with this choice? Their beef patty is mixed with Italian sausage and seasonings, topped with fried onion rings, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato between butter toasted brioche buns. An order comes with a side of potato wedge fries!

Pasta Nero (P398.00)
I find other squid ink pasta dishes too strong, but Amici's version has just the right balance. Pasta Nero has squid ink and pomodoro sauce mixed with spaghetti, topped with crunchy calamari and garlic aioli.

Spicy Italian Sausage Pizza (P468.00)
This is recommended only for those with higher spiciness tolerance. High five! They serve this pizza with honey on the side to make it more palate-friendly.

Seafood Diablo (P378.00)
A sure delight for seafood lovers! It's a plate full of clams, scallops, tomato and cream sauce on spaghetti, sauteed with chili flakes and chili oil. 

Bistecca Striploin Steak (P795.00)
I'm sure my dad will love this mouthwatering dish! Don't get overwhelmed with the price, as this, too, is good for sharing! You can choose among two sides: rice pilaf, baked potatoes, mixed vegetables, or sauteed mushrooms.

Aaand finally, dessert! In case you didn't know, Amici and Caramia are under one group! If you haven't tried their gelato offers yet, then you're missing out big time!

Matcha Gelato and Salted Caramel Gelato (P90.00 per scoop)
I finished my cup of Salted Caramel Gelato even if I'm not a huge fan of sweets. So mark my word, this is truly good! :p

Thanks so much, Amici, for the great feast!

Visit Amici at the following branches:
Tomas Morato | Alabang Town Center | SM Megamall | Ayala Triangle Gardens | Greenhills | SM North EDSA The Block | Venice Piazza

Tickles | Gift Ideas for as low as Php29.00

I was literally smiling like a kid while strolling around Tickles last week! Indeed, happiness has always been the brand's guiding principle since 1979!

North people, rejoice! Tickles has opened their new flagship branch at SM North EDSA! This is definitely your one-stop shop for quirky items and fun knick-knacks. Scroll down for my favorite finds and gift ideas below P1,000!

Starting off with this PUGTATO CHIPS pillow. My heart must not melt... oh my gosh.

This coming Mother's Day (or Father's Day in June), you can reward your folks with a sash! I'm sure your parents will love to flaunt this everywhere!

Inspire yourselves to save up! They have a lot of cute designs and purposes to choose from - like for wedding, travel, shopping, and more.

No boyfriend/girlfriend? No problem! Go ahead and cling with these until you fall asleep! Hahaha!

For your BFFs: Unicorn stuffed toy (or choose from other characters in their racks)

Best P80.00 deal ever - Ballpen with Fan! You can get one for yourself, and a lot more for your whole neighborhood! :p

Make your rooms more alive with these hanging toys!

Bought these nautical decors for my bedside table! The lighthouse serves as a candle holder, by the way! I feel more inspired to work because of these. :)

Note that this is a bit above P1,000, but can delight your hearts for life!

Aaand my ultimate MVP (Most Valuable Pillow, haha) - this big chicken which reminds me of my favorite fastfood chain :p I'm sure you know how much I love Jollibee! Hahaha!

Oh, and I also scored these, not over P60.00:
Memo Pad Post It - P55.00
Dove Facial Cleansing Wipes - P52.00
Pink Feather Pen - P40.00
Hair Ties (Assorted) - P29.00

From wacky food-themed plushies and witty pillows, to funny eye masks, they know exactly what will tickle the fancy of the Pinoy market. You'll find affordable gifts which relate to someone's interests - whether it be a pig or a panda, plushie, pillow, phone case, and hugot items!

Go ahead and shop from Tickles! They're located at SM North EDSA, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, Power Plant Mall, SM Megamall A, TriNoma, UP Town Center, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Robinson's Place Manila, and Ayala Center Cebu.

Thank you, Tickles, for the lovely shopping experience!

Cream Silk #SummerHairExpert with Kim Jones

I really think I'm meant to be a tropical girl. I love going to the beach, and we're lucky the Philippines is gifted with beautiful islands! We'll never run out of destinations and activities to experience during this season.

Now, we're at the peak of summer and I'm pretty sure you've already had your dose of sun, sand, and sea! But did you know that your sun-kissed hair can turn into sun-damaged hair in an instant, especially if unprotected? If you have this problem, you'll notice dry and brittle strands, dryness, and frizziness in your crowning glory. Such a big no-no!

With my loves Pax and Ava | Photo by Charles Rudolfo #CharlieShotMe

Don't worry - Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is here to address your ultimate summer hair concern! You won't have to splurge in salons to get a hair treatment, as the Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is a daily treatment conditioner inspired by the power of three expert treatments, namely: hair spa for damage repair, hot oil for softness, and keratin for smoothness and shine. Exactly what we need, ladies!

Along with my blogger BFFs and fellow Modern Filipinas (naks!), we graced the Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue event, and spotted Suyen Salazar (hair stylist to the stars) and Kim Jones (digital creative, beauty icon, world traveler, and the epitome of a Cream Silk Platinum woman).

Admittedly, I'm a huge fan of Kim Jones! She's probably my definition of #goals! For us to achieve the perfect summer story, Kim curated and gave us tote bags with her beach essentials inside - like Mandala towel, beach hat, and of course, Cream Silk products! I'll show you the loot on Instagram soon! :)

Tested and trusted by celebrated experts in the beauty space, Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is one beauty essential every Modern Filipina should never travel without.

Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is available in 10ml sachets (P7.50), 180ml (P140), and 350ml (P259) tubes in leading drugstores, department stores and supermarkets nationwide.

Manila X Featuring William Singe and More!

The ultimate style and music event is back! This year, Manila X is ready to bring the hottest style trends and the freshest musical acts in a bigger and better festival!

Witness the revolutionary experience at this year's Manila X, happening on May 27 (Saturday), 7:00PM, at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Makati City. You can't afford to miss this - mark my word!

Why? Aside from spotting the most stylish trends, a lot of talented artists, both local and international, will be there to perform. Here's a rundown of the country's brightest performers:

Bamboo | KZ Tandingan | Kiana Valenciano | Sam Concepcion | Curtismith | Jess Connelly | Franco | Saydie | The Juans | Tukar Sinati | A-Team

Yup, you read that right! A-Team, which Deo's a part of, will be there! Watch the video above to see how badass they are!

Also included in the line-up are the metro's hottest DJs: Tom Taus, Ron Poe, Patty Tiu, and Carlo Atendido! To top off the list, international YouTube sensation Willian Singe will be there!

Deo and I are SURELY coming! See you there!

To learn more about Manila X, visit their official website or check out their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Spring Fling

I was actually going to put "You're So Pine" as this blog post's title but I might lose you all right after... Hahaha! These were taken at Tagaytay by my cousin and fellow K-drama fan, Tricia!

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a beautiful week. :) Here's another outfit post featuring my ensemble during the Green Fashion Revolution event last Saturday. We were asked to wear something eco-friendly or any style that resonates with the earth. My top-of-mind theme was the Spring season hence this OOTD. Yay to more salmon tones!

On me: top courtesy of Unarosa | stripes buttondown courtesy of Unarosa | shoes courtesy of Native Shoes (available at Res Toe Run)

That particular event day was pretty long for Deo and I. Those who've seen our Instagram stories can attest to this! :p We didn't have much time to hold a decent shoot, so I packed this whole ensemble with me to our South trip the next day. Hahaha!

Please don't judge, I only wore them again for 10 minutes. #bloggerproblems

I know some of my friends have done the same thing at one point in their blogging lives! How about the rest? Have you experienced this #bloggerproblem, too?

Anyway, these two tops I'm wearing are part of Unarosa's Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. I love how versatile their releases are; you can actually mix-and-match pieces for a total new look! I'm surely wearing these separately next time and I'll share some techniques with you.

From being a go-to place for bold and "by-the-book" smart casual, formal, and corporate wear, Unarosa has adapted to the current fashion needs of millenials. You'll spot more colors, structures, and prints in their new designs. So even if you're off to meetings or other gatherings, you will never go boring nor under-dressed anymore.

To top the brand's revamp, they got Jessica Wilson as their newest It Girl, embodying what a true Unarosa woman is. Aside from being a renowned model, she graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in history and economics, and now works as a Product Manager of an international beauty giant. #GOALS

Photos by Tricia Villanueva

Make sure to visit your nearest Unarosa store and shop! Your closet deserves new pretty babies, I swear! ❤

Your Favorite Brands + Shibusa 渋さ at Row 101 Summer Pop Up

I'm going to this year's Row 101 Summer Pop Up! ;)

And you better be there, too, because Deo and I are bringing Shibusa 渋さ all the way to Whitespace, Makati! To everyone in the South, we're excited to let you taste our sushi and pizza selections!

Set your reminders for Row 101 Summer Pop Up, happening on May 6 to May 7, 2017 at Whitespace, Pasong Tamo. Enjoy 40 brands from lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food entrepreneurs! You'll surely have a great time in this one-of-a-kind shopping experience with all the unique finds, quality products, and interesting items to add on your list of wants (and needs!).

Celebrities and bloggers like Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia, Vern and Verniece Enciso, Janina Manipol, and Chie Filomeno are part of the pop up, too. They have surprise booths so make sure to watch out for this! Vloggers Say Tioco, Joyce Sola, and Genzel Habab will be there to talk about their favorite things as well. :)

Deo, Ava and I went to the media preview of Row 101 Summer Pop Up last week, and some participating brands showcased their offers for the main event.

A quick rundown of my favorites from the media preview: Etude House, Tony Moly, Leaders, Shop Katre, and The Poppy PH!

Say hello to our fellow food concessionaires: Mr. Churros, Boulangerie 22, Bahn Mi, Sunflower Kitchen, and Baba's Kitchen.

For convenience, Row 101 has made sure to partner with several nearby buildings, giving over 100 parking slots for guests to use. Valet service will also be available.

Block off May 6 - May 7, 2017 for the Row 101 Summer Pop Up weekend! We are really really thrilled to see you!