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.