My big birthday sale!

THIS IS IT!!!!
My Birthday is coming up and as always I celebrate it with our annual  sale in House of Laurel and Rajo! Rockwell. It is my big thank you to our loyal clients who have been our patrons throughout the years. This year, it will run from May 9- 23,2015. Clients can enjoy up to 90 percent off on selected items. Most of our patrons really look forward to this event as they can also purchase items from our past collections. It is like a Fashion Buffet and is quite a good deal  for everyone. I hope you can all visit and enjoy my birthday treat for you! See you there!

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Homecoming Too- Art Exhibition

Just a month ago, I worked on a secret project in Dumaguete and now i can finally share the output with all of you! It was as if i was travelling through time reminiscing my childhood.  The idea of the project envisioned by photographer Jay Yao is for us to recreate our childhood memories including the places, people and objects that have actively contributed to our aesthetic and work outlook as designers. It was very interesting looking at the photos and seeing my past and present reflected.  Hope you enjoy viewing them as we have enjoyed recreating them!

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#Jakarta-O-Kahon

I recently did a 48 hour trip to Jakarta for work! It seems like my plan on concentrating regionally is slowly getting in place. The great thing about going to Jakarta is that my best friend Bob lives there and I was able to squeeze in a couple of meetings with him as well.
We took the red-eye flight and in no time we were in Jakarta.

Bye Manila

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Last day in Maui!

We spent our last day in Maui combining several activities. We began our morning with a nice little hike up some mountains that showed us how varied the landscape can be. Within one mile from each other you have a lush rain forest and then soon after that you would have a wide flat plain field followed by gorgeous beaches.
I can’t believe that it took me this long to visit Maui and Hawaii. This trip has proven to be one of the most fun and relaxing vacations that we have taken in a while. Let me share with you some images of what we did on our last day before heading back home to reality.

Began our morning with a wet hike up a green mountain.

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Mama’s fish house – Maui!

The entire time I was in Hawaii I kept on looking for that quintessential Hawaiian meal! That defining experience that will say “Now this is Hawaii”! After several attempts I think I may have found it in Mama’s fish house in Maui.http://www.mamasfishhouse.com We were lucky enough to get a table on the same night and the concierge was actually telling us that this was quite rare so I took that as a really good sign.

This is Mama’s fish house.

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#MAUI-Windangkasaganda

The second part of our Hawaiian Adventure took us to the beautiful island of Maui. Just 30 minutes away from Oahu is this spot of  paradise that is really quite laid back and super chill. We were so lucky that Nix’ childhood friends Lester and Christopher joined us in Maui.

Off to Maui we go!

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Last day in Waikiki, Hawaii!

We’ve been running around Oahu island for the last 3 days and Nix and I were so happy that we were finally able to do what we wanted to do in Hawaii. To just “veg” out and do nothing! It was amazing how beautiful and clean the waters are in Hawaii. Amidst the backdrop of the city of Honolulu you will find these pockets of beaches with crystal clear waters so clean that you see these foot long fishes swimming about.

The blue skies to Waikiki.

It’s amazing how a city like Honolulu can have the most pristine beaches and clear waters.

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Be a Part of the 60 Scholars in 30 Days Challenge!

I have had a good start this year and am very thankful for the blessings that I have received. I have always believed in paying it forward which is why I’m grateful for my friend Rafe Totengco for introducing me to a very worthy cause upheld by the Tapulanga Foundation. Their 60 scholars in 30 days challenge encourages people to donate $35 or Php 1,450 per month to be able to put these kids to school. Your donation will go a long way because it will provide for 1 school year including their school supplies and books.

Currently, 4 scholars still need sponsors.  I am encouraging everyone to help us in this effort. It’s a small price to pay and yet you are able to change a child’s future.

For more information please visit their site http://www.tapulanga.org/60-scholars/

Help send these kids to school this June.

 

HUGS,

RAJO!

 

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My Singapore project!

One of my personal goal is to go regional. Meaning to take our brand and branch out in South East Asia. I felt a bit of this goal happening when I had the opportunity to do a show this week in Singapore. I did a private event in one of the most luxurious properties in Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands.
I was really so proud of my team as this was really something special. We did what we normally do to prepare for a show in Manila. Casting the models was a dream as they were all so tall and beautiful. We finished fitting the models and did everything that would be needed to prepare for a show. We were literally in Singapore for less than 30 hours but we were able to do work so efficiently and effectively. I just wanted to share with you a bit of good news and also what we were able to do in Singapore for 30 hours.

This property is really so surreal and beautiful!
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#HonoluluBogLilitaw Hawaii adventure day 3

Day 3 of our Hawaiian adventure was all about being local in Hawaii. Normally visitors of this beautiful island forget to visit the west side of Oahu and because we were lucky enough to have Nix’s uncle as our personal guide we were able to really explore this side of the island with an in-depth perspective.

Loved seeing all these amazing tropical fresh fruit at the swap meet. A lot of which we have back home in the Philippines.

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