Author Archives: Rajo Laurel

Ariel Aid Couture!

I was recently invited to a really cool project called “ARIEL AID COUTURE”  It’s one of those projects that just has a “win-win” situation.  All you have to do is to show up on August 2 & 3 at  Glorietta Activity centre … Continue reading

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EG LOVES MB!

I love destination weddings.  There is really something very special about flying out for a dear friend and celebrating their love. I recently had the privilege of attending my friends wedding Eg and Monique in Hong Kong.  I really had … Continue reading

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Farewell dinner at THE TIVOLI!

There are spaces and places in your life that have been part of your memories. One such special place is The Tivoli at the Manadarin Oriental Manila.  After 38 years they are closing their doors on July 25 and I felt that … Continue reading

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BLACK BIRD take 2!

When I visited Black Bird for the first time I only had drinks as the menu was not fully released. I had the privilege of going back before they fully open to the public and to try out their food. … Continue reading

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THE ACTIVE SCHOOL!

My friend Aya Maceda is one incredibly talented woman!  She recently sent me an email (which I am attaching below) about her project building schools in BOHOL.  I think what she is doing is amazing and I want to spread … Continue reading

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Magical Marinduque!

I have always been afflicted with “wanderlust”  I would take every opportunity to escape and see what brand new adventure awaits. I have never been to the province of Marinduque so when my friends invited Nix and I we jumped … Continue reading

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Black Bird Preview!

Something exciting is about to happen in the world of dining in Manila!  From the men who brought you People’s Palace, Sala  and Sala bistro  comes Black Bird! I was privileged enough to have a preview of the restaurant and … Continue reading

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Thank you London!

On our last leg of our European adventure we had a  day  to decongest in London en route home.  This entry is all about that last day.  We lucked out in staying at the brand new Westin hotel which was … Continue reading

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La Bettola!

One of the best meals I had in Florence was La Bettola!  http://www.florence.ala.it/bettola/  This wonderful little restaurant was recommended to us by our beautiful foodie friend Isabel Daza.  I love how it felt  like an authentic neighbourhood trattoria that had this … Continue reading

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Last day in Florence!

I had a clear idea on how I wanted to spend my last day in Florence.  Obviously it revolved around food.  I wanted to try out the open air market near our hotel that highlight some delicious Tuscan delicacies.  Since … Continue reading

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