Mind your own stuff and beware of dropped coins.
My sister lost her carryon, handbag and all its contents at the Berlin airport when she used the restroom and asked her co-worker to watch her stuff.
A man dropped some coins on the floor and people helped him pick them up. That was when my sister’s stuff disappeared. Imagine losing your passport, wallet, cash, credit cards, gadgets, everything, on a trip?
Good thing her husband was there to for moral support and help her make the calls.
While they were taking a train to get a new passport to the Hague, they got a call from the police. Someone had dumped her passport in the trashcan. At the very least it was a blessing to get that one back.
Thieves have no conscience. Be careful even during mass.
In 2005, my uncle suddenly died of a heart attack. While the wake was going on in Malate, some friends and relatives gave envelopes to my tita, who put it inside her handbag. During the mass, her bag was stolen, adding more salt to her wounds.
Not all thieves lurk in squalid, crowded places like Divisoria.
Last night, TV personality RJ Ledesma lost his backpack containing his Mac and other valuables while hosting a wedding at the Peninsula Manila. He had entrusted his stuff to the wedding organizers, who failed to keep an eye on it.
Luckily the hotel’s CCTV captured the thief entering and exiting the Pen with RJ’s backpack.
Unfortunately it’s going to take a miracle to get his stuff back.
I’m really lucky my wallet doesn’t get stolen. I’ve only lost maybe two cameras since 2000.
But what do pickpockets look like? Can they look very chic?
Watch the CCTV below. See all the wallets coming out and see why you shouldn’t multitask in public places.
Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic was a TV show that ran from 1999-2003 on channels E! and the Style Network.
It was my cousin Chelo’s favorite show; I used to hear it from her all the time.
I never paid attention because, well, I didn’t use to watch TV at that time.
My last trip to New York was spent going back to the places I used to know, including shops.
Walking around SoHo one afternoon, Grace and I stumbled upon this store on 117 Mercer Street. (Uhm, can I just say I love this street??)
I was attracted to the crazy petticoat lamps hanging from the ceiling. I nearly bought them!
Lucky for my husband, I couldn’t imagine how to take them home or where to place them.
It was inside the store where I finally got to know Rachel Ashwell’s world.1
I really wanted this antique lamp but the thought of how to take it home stressed me.
Grace and I went downstairs. Luckily, nobody followed us. I could take pictures!
I love all the overstuffed furniture in white. They felt like clouds after a day of walking.
This reminds me of my grandmother
I truly, madly fell in love with the Russian Folk Beds in the back. I want!!!
I decided to buy and handcarry this lamp for my studio.
This October, M.A.C launches two new collections inspired by legendary Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe and French editor and stylist Carine Roitfeld.
Carine Roitfeld, known for her smoky eyes, collaborates with M.A.C to recreate her aesthetic.
The Full Face Kit contains four eye shadows and a Cremeblend blush, eye brows in brunette, Kohl powder eye pencil, Fluidine, 49 lash and two mascaras.
Tropical Mist lipstic, face and body foundation, Mineralize concealer, nail lacquers and brushes create the perfect backdrop for dramatic eyes.
M.A.C Marilyn Monroe is a color collection that channels her luster and sex appeal through lipsticks in rapturous reds, gleaming Dazzleglass, False Lashes Extreme Black, and eye shadows in shimmering metallic and diamond tones.
Finishing the look are a range of nail lacquers and beauty powder that evoke the flawless screen goddess.