Gift Guide #4: Fiori di M, Holiday 2012

This season, Fiori di M offers stylized floral arrangements and wreaths using nature discards and indigenous materials.
When ordering, quote the style number below. Please note that flowers or materials depicted in the photos may be replaced if not available at the time of your order.
To order, call 729-0030 or email

FC-01 (Php 3,050)
FC-01 [MG_0006]

FC-02 (Php 3,850)
FC-02 [MG_0020]

FC-03 (Php 1,250)
FC-03 [MG_0027]

FC-04 (Php 1,350)
FC-04 [MG_0039]

FC-05 (Php 2,700)
FC-05 [MG_0049]

FC-06 (Php 2,350)
FC-06 [MG_0056]

FC-07 (Php 2,000)
FC-07 [MG_0061]

FC-08 (Php 1,800)
FC-08 [MG_0069]

Fiori di M

Gift Guide #3: Comme des Garçons Bright Stars

“Bright star” is a textile created by Milanese designer Luisa Cevese for Comme des Garçons, which combines black polyurethane and tiny aluminium stars.
They are handmade in Italy in a sustainable production environment, where human beings, not machines, are involved in the manufacturing process. For that reason each piece is unique—similar but not identical.
Polyurethane is a unique material that offers the elasticity of rubber combined with the toughness and durability of metal. Like silk and leather, expect this special material to change over time from use, lack of use, or exposure to elements.
The Bright Stars collection is available at Comme des Garçons, One Rockwell Tower, Makati.
CDG bright stars
CDG bright stars
CDG bright stars
CDG bright stars
CDG bright stars
CDG bright stars

Gift Guide #2: TWG Christmas goodies at Greenbelt 5

TWG Tea used to be one of our favorite meeting places in Singapore. It’s where my mom likes to cool off her heels after a day of shopping at Ion Orchard.

TWG Greenbelt 5

Known for the finest luxury teas, macarons, and even burgers, it was a nice surprise to walk into the newly opened TWG Tea at Greenbelt 5.
Obviously they didn’t cut any corners to recreate this fancy teahouse in Makati.

TWG greenbelt 5
TWG at Greenbelt 5
TWG at Greenbelt 5

Aside from delicious-looking sweets on display, it was great to see the sparkling new store fully stocked for the holidays.

TWG at Greenbelt 5
TWG at Greenbelt 5
TWG at Greenbelt 5
TWG at Greenbelt 5
TWG at Greenbelt 5

This season, TWG Tea offers a Christmas collection designed around the rarest silver needle white tea.
Noel! Noel!’s golden caviar tin contains a black tea blend with a scattering of Yin Zhen white tea glows with fragrant spices and tones of clementine and rich Tahitian vanilla.

TWG teas

The Noel! Noel! Tea Set is composed of a tin of Noel! Noel! Tea, a Design Teapot, conceived to keep tea warm for a whole hour, a silver tea scoop and 100% cotton tea filters enclosed in an elegant box and sleeve.

Noel! Noel! tea set

For privileged connoisseurs, White Christmas Tea is a Yin Zhen white tea melded with an exquisite blend of fruits and spices, creating an enchanting mix of flavors.

TWG teas

The Winterland Tea Set reunites the White Christmas Tea and Red Christmas Tea into a magical pair of 50 gram tins encased in a TWG Tea gift box and sleeve.

TWG teas

Midnight Hour Haute Couture Tea is a magical infusion of decaffeinated black tea blended with a swirl of fragrant tropical fruits.

TWG teas

Best of all TWG Tea wraps them beautifully, making your gifts look even more special.

TWG at Greenbelt 5
TWG at Greenbelt 5

See for yourself at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati.

Gift Guide #1: Dessert du Jour Holiday 2012

Of all the homemade desserts tried, two names stand out: Mrs. Yulo for Strawberry Shortcake and Mara de la Rama Poblete for her well-curated Dessert Du Jour selection.
This Holiday 2012, Dessert Du Jour offers its bestsellers ready for gift-giving, packaged with ribbon and tag.

dessert du jour
Gateau de Crepes: Layers of paper-thin crepes with your choice of:
Vanilla, Php 1,200
Low-Sugar Vanilla, Php 1,300
Nutella, Php 1,300
Chocolate, Php 1,300
Pistachio, Php 1,300
12″ round serves 12-16

dessert du jour
Flourless Truffle
Bittersweet Belgian Chocolate
9” round serves 8-­12 (Php 800)
7” mini (Php 600)

dessert du jour
Quezo de Bola Cheesecake
With graham crust and muscovado whipped cream
9” round serves 8-­12 (Php 1,200)
7” mini (Php 800)

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Torte
Salted Caramel and Chocolate Torte
Crushed shortbread with chocolate pain de genes, ganache, and salted caramel mirror
9″ round serves 10-­14 (Php 1,200)

Nutella nutter butter
Nutella Nutter Butter
Everyone’s childhood fantasy: Milk chocolate Nutella krispies with peanut butter bombe and chocolate mousse
9” round serves 10-­14 (Php 900)

dessert du jour
Date and Nut Bars
A true classic with mediterranean dates, butterscotch, and crunchy walnuts
24 bars (Php 700)
8 Bars (Php 300)

dessert du jour
Belgian Brownie Bites
The bestseller is back by popular demand!
One dozen two-­bite morsels at Php 250 per tin

Tres Leches Cake
Vanilla sponge soaked in three kinds of milk. With cinnamon whipped cream
9” round container serves 8-­10 (Php 700)

Chateau Gateau de Crepes (available in December or until supplies last)
Layers of paper-­thin French crepes filled with chestnut crème. A stellar addition to your Noche Buena table!
12” round serves 12-­16 (Php 1,400)

Order at least two days in advance. Call or text during office hours:
MARA (0917) 811.6272
SHIRLEY (0917) 803.6272
Landline (02) 806.9511

December kitchen schedule:
Monday to Friday — 7am to 8pm
Saturday — 7am to 6pm
Sunday — 7am to 2pm
December 22 and 23 — 7am to 2pm
December 24 — 7am to 2pm
December 25 to 27 — CLOSED
December 30 — 7am to 2pm
December 31 — 7am to 2pm
January 1 and 2 — CLOSED

All orders for pick up only at Unit 51, Ecology Village, Makati
(Take EDSA Gate 5 beside the Magallanes MRT station entrance on the QC lane of EDSA)

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