Found it at Target in Houston about three years ago. I need lots of it. They’re impossible to buy online.
If you’re in U.S. and have seen it somewhere, please tell me where to buy LOTS of it.
Will have it shipped through Johnny Air.
Thank you very much.
CANNES—Gucci outfitted Salma Hayek Pinault for the opening day of the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
At the photo call for Puss in Boots, Salma Hayek Pinault wore a Gucci Fall/Winter 2011-12 Cognac soft leather strapless dress with organza shrug embroidered with hand painted flowers, purple lizard belt with light gold metal detail, tan ostrich high heeled platform pumps and paprika lizard small top handle bag with GG detail.
At the premiere of Midnight in Paris, Salma Hayek Pinault wore a Gucci Première strapless champagne silk georgette evening gown with full pleated skirt, featuring an embroidered bustier of silver beads, sequins, and crystals, breaking up into clusters of crystals and beads over the skirt.
Champagne satin high-heeled peep-toe evening sandals with crystal encrusted heels and a champagne satin clutch completed the look.
In the Philippines, Gucci is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at Greenbelt 4, Ayala Center and Rustan’s Tower, Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
First they chose me as one of Havaianas’ Citizens of Summer, when I am a strictly indoor/aircon girl this season.
Yesterday I was invited to judge the Trendy Awards at the International Food Exhibition of CITEM.
Uhm, don’t these people know I’m the most picky eater in the world and I used to vomit every vegetable fed to me as a child?
When I got there, I was shocked to see the panel:
Chef, food editor, and television host Nancy Reyes-Lumen
Renowned caterer and restaurateur Glenda Barretto of Via Mare, and author of Kulinarya, among others
Food writer and editor Igé Ramos
Chefs and restaurateurs Margarita Forés, plus food writer, Claude Tayag
Freaking pillar of Philippine cuisine, Nora Daza
And then there was me.
I felt like Hugh Grant of Horse & Hound magazine in Notting Hill—like, what am I doing in here?
Basically we had to taste food products of 22 finalists, based on their newness, innovation, packaging, and market demand—everything from mushroom sisig to civet coffee (meaning, coffee harvested from the poop of a civet). They even showed us the poop.
There were about five things I liked; the things I couldn’t eat, I asked Igé to help me in scoring.
Margarita and I liked the Roasted Pili Nuts in Garlic and Chili
Everyone liked the fatty bangus farmed in clean salt water
I loved the portioned banana chips—perfect for dieters, snackers, or diabetics.
In music, there’s Al Jarreau. In banana chips, there’s Aljuron.
This ramen has a very long shelf life, perfect for hoarding during crises and disasters
Something for vegetarians
Antonio Pueo’s Microwave Chocolate Cake needed more flavor
Oh, and this miracle drink has many health benefits
This woman got cured of psoriasis
Good thing they showed me that picture last, after all the tasting was done.
To inquire, contact JNB DIVERSIFIED FOOD INDUSTRIES at (0916) 795-3154.
I didn’t even know there was such a food expo at SMX. After the judging I headed over to the retail hall and bought goodies like the best dried mangos from Guimarás, mango nectar and more banana chips.
The International Food Exhibition continues up to May 14, 2011 at the SMX near Mall of Asia.
To know more, visit http://www.ifexphilippines.com/.
Last Easter Sunday, I was on a Cathay Pacific plane with Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband from HK-MNL.
When we stepped out of the plane, I was shocked to see NAIA personnel with their phones up and ready to shoot pictures or footage of the stars walking out of the tube.
It felt unprofessional more than anything. For the stars, it may be highly annoying.
Watch what happens to stars when they arrive in airports.
Justin Timberlake, deadma lang.
Now watch what happens when an airport staff tries to shove a CD to Justin Bieber on the tube. Take note that Bieber was already sick when he arrived at NAIA.
My father (in neon green vest) tried to get an autograph from Justin Bieber for my sister. But take a look on what he did. He tapped my father’s hand and the CD fell on the floor. Nobody from his crew helped him. Not even an apology from Justin Bieber himself.
Where are your manners now kiddo? i know you’re sick but you could’ve at least said sorry you are not signing anything.
How could you do that to my father?
I don’t think that’s arrogant. I think that’s just annoying.
NAIA, please brief your staff not to bug stars coming in and out of planes. That’s so unprofessional and jejemonic (no offence to jejemons).
He should thank his lucky stars it wasn’t Bjork he encountered.
Me: Jers, whenever you leave your mug on the ledge, you know a lizard enters your mug.
Jeroen: Cute no?
As rodent-phobes, I thought Jeroen would get grossed out, take the mug to the kitchen and wash it. But at 11 PM, there was no way he was getting out of bed.
Jeroen: Dear, could you please bring the mug to the kitchen?
Me: No, I’m tired.
Jeroen: I got your water kanina.
Me: I bought your shampoo.
No one moved.
Ben, the intruder, is sleeping on our bed again. At midnight, Markus comes in looking for the charger for his game.
Jeroen: Markus, can you please sleep na.
Markus: I need my charger.
Me: Jer, just turn on the light so he can find it.
(Puts on light.)
Markus: Daddy, cockroach!!
Jeroen: Where? Wha? Whu?? (panic. gets up. PAK! PAK! PAK!)
Jeroen kills the cockroach with the rage of a terrorist.
Ben: Daddy, why did you have to use my Crocs??!!
Jeroen: Because it’s the first thing I saw!
Ben: (upset) Why do you always use my Crocs to kill cockroach??
Me: (looks up to see cockroach juice on the wall. deadma. sleep, spare me. please.)
Ben loves duck
I love duck. On a plate.
This May, chef de cuisine Andy Chan of Li Li cooks up an exquisite array of speciality duck dishes, like Foie Gras Dumpling, Double-boiled Boneless Duck Soup, Stir-fried French Duck Breast, Charcoal-roasted Pipa Duck and Fried Rice with Chinese Ham, Foie Gras, Scallops and Li Li’s popular and most prized dish: the Imperial Peking Duck.
Artfully prepared using customary methods, the Imperial Peking Duck is roasted to perfection, leaving its skin crisp and golden; its meat succulent and juicy.
Served with traditional condiments of home-made Mandarin Pancakes, Leeks, Cucumbers and Hoisin Sauce, this duck dish is a definite must-try for the most discerning gourmand.
Li Li is at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
For inquiries and reservations, call Li Li at 247 8663 or 245 1234 ext. 7251.