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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

My cousin Angel is inviting you all to a talk by her cousin, Kristine Averilla, a parenting educator, on Learning Parenting the Positive Disciple Way - A two-hour Experiential workshop for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers of young Children. The talk will be held at The Fifth at San Rafael Place in Kapitolyo, Pasig from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Positive Discipline focuses on teaching long-term parenting skills that will encourage children to think for themselves, become more responsible and have greater respect for themselves and others. Why learning positive discipline? Because it helps parents lead their families more effectively. Just like running an organization.

You may just drop by and register on the spot this Saturday, the fee is Php700 - inclusive of materials and snacks.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The Exchange Regency

The day after Berry's party, we spent our Sunday at The Exchange Regency in Ortigas, which is just across Benpres building. Benpres is right beside Tektite. Our friend Kat, whose family owns the hotel, asked us to try it out while it was still on dry run. Of course, we happily packed for an overnight stay and with eagle eyes, scrutinized everything, as she specifically asked, hehehe. 

So fun pala to have a job trying out and reviewing hotels no? Kat asked us to try out all the facilities, quiz the staff, and basically give them a hard time. Just kidding! We were nice no, and besides the staff at the hotel are all courteous and polite, so no complaints there. 

Plus, the lobby is so pretty:

Once we were led up to our two bedroom suite, Berry dived into the bed and scribbled on the notepad on the side table:

While I documented everything. This is the toilet - tiny, but clean and stocked with toiletries.

Here's the kitchenette and dining area. I think a suite like this would be perfect for staycations, or transiting balikbayan families or a group of friends from abroad who want to stay in Ortigas before heading out of town.

This is the living room, see the Benpres building behind the window?

This is at the 3rd floor, where the pool, jacuzzi, function room, gym, putting green and kids' play area are all located:

Of course, Berry had a grand time just going up and down and around the slides. That evening, Dada took her swimming and she had a blast!

The following morning, complimentary breakfast was served at Benassi. The cafe at the ground floor of  The Exchange Regency, right beside the soon to open Tully's. It's equally pretty and it has become a favorite breakfast destination. 

They serve Illy coffee as well as Saint Cinnamon buns...

And breakfast comfort food like pancakes (these were yum! A bit crunchy outside and fluffy inside. Especially yummy when paired with sausages)...

And beef tapa...

The last time we were there, at 8 am, the cafe was abuzz with the comings and goings of hotel residents as well as people from nearby offices having meetings over breakfast. Great atmosphere and energy, plus hearty breakfast dishes. A great way to spend a morning. And I am not even a morning person, haha!

My friend Pam also wrote about their stay at The Exchange Regency, HERE! And as part of her 1st year blog anniversary, one of her raffle prizes is a stay at The Exchange Regency! Bongga diba? Check out her blog, Run Around Girl!

Thanks for inviting us Kat! We enjoyed our stay! =)

For reservations and inquiries please call:

Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue
Ortigas Center, Pasig
Tel: (632) 998 0022

Monday, March 19, 2012

Patrice Ramos-Diaz at Urban Ashram

It's the middle of March and you know what that means? Patrice Ramos-Diaz's first RTW collection - a line of yoga clothing, will soon be out on March 30, at All Things Yoga, the yoga shop inside Urban Ashram!

I was invited to the launch event at Urban Ashram last month and I saw lots of great pieces for both in and out of the yoga studio. The collection has designs for guys and girls, and are made up of a mix of tribal fabric and dri-fit materials, guaranteeing a balanced mix of style and comfort. You may view the complete collection via Stylebible.ph but let me share with you two of my faves:

This tribal print skirt as worn by the model above, and by jeweler Joyce Orena below:

I also love this wrap-around cover up in heather grey as worn by the model in the middle:

Patrice says her inspiration was to create a yoga line that would could "allow for unrestricted movement, all the while looking stunning". See for yourself the yoga clothes designed by Patrice, in action and as worn by Urban Ashram's yoga enthusiasts here:

Maricar Holopainen, Director & Teacher at Urban Ashram shares that Patrice's collection is part of their advocacy campaign to promote yoga as a lifestyle choice, and to reach a wider audience through fashion.

From L to R: JP, Ivy, Maricar, Marc & Martin of Urban Ashram

Thanks so much to the Urban Ashram Team for inviting me. I had a great time at your launch and can't wait to go back to shop the collection =)

PS - Your studio looks great! Love the interiors and the furniture & fixtures designed by Kenneth Cobonpue. More importantly, hope you can have a pre-natal yoga class soon! Hee! =)

Urban Ashram Manila is located at Suite 302, 3 Brixton St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City. For more info, log on to www.urbanashrammanila.com or call 661YOGA, 377YOGA or 0917881YOGA (9642).

Friday, August 19, 2011

Urban Ashram Manila

To all aspiring and practicing yoginis in the Pasig area listen up! 

My friends recently put up Urban Ashram Manila, the first Green Yoga Association certified yoga studio in the Philippines. But more than being committed to earth-friendly and responsible practices making use of natural lighting and ventilation, I think the best thing about Urban Ashram is that they aim to be an urban sanctuary "for every person, regardless of age or previous experience, to discover yoga and deepen his or her practice." Which means, yes, newbies are very much welcome, no flexibility required!

So much so that apart from Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga classes, they also offer the FNR (Flexibility Not Required) series, which is supposed to be a fun and accessible way for you to get into yoga, without having to worry or be intimidated about not being flexible or strong enough to start your own practice.

Ask them about tailored classes too, so if you have injuries or if you're pregnant, but want to continue doing yoga, you have an instructor ensuring that you are practicing safely.

For fees, packages and promotions, click HERE!


- There's a great introductory offer right now, FREE classes during their Open House: August 20 to September 3, but limited slots so only, so make sure to sign-up ASAP! 

- You may also take advantage of the current promotion - Php1,000 for 15 consecutive days of practice

Visit Urban Ashram Manila at Suite 302, 3rd Level, 3 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Mon-Thurs: 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri: 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Email: info@urbanashrammanila.com
Phone: +632377YOGA (9642)
Website: http://www.urbanashrammanila.com

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Plum for the Picking

My friend Angela Operana-Batoon and her mom have been selling dresses in bazaars for a couple of years now, so when they finally found a home at 50th Avenue in Robinsons Galleria, she excitedly shared the good news with me! Their store is called PLUM, and I say their dresses are ripe for the picking!

PLUM is for women who want to be fashionable but want value for their money. They specialize in mostly fluid jersey dresses. "Versatile enough to take us from day-to-night in style", says Angela. Prices range from Php900-Php1,800.

If you've been needing stylish and figure flattering pieces but don't want to spend a lot acquiring them, now you know where to go!
50th Avenue, Robinson’s Galleria
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

For inquiries, comments and updates on new styles, like PLUM Manila on FACEBOOK!
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