Get free gift vouchers when you buy Debenhams for kids

As a mom of three boys ages 4, 9 and 10, I’m really glad we have more choices when it comes to kids’ wear.
Our usual stops include Gap and Zara, but what’s surprisingly cool is Debenhams, which offers boys wear not found in the other stores I mentioned.
This is where we buy everything from multipack underwear and socks, to sleepwear and long-sleeve T-shirts for traveling.

Ben my hipster

Debenhams is home to childrenswear from top British designers Matthew Williamson, Jasper Conran and John Rocha for boys up to 14 years old. Kids can also choose great outfits from Debenhams private labels Bluezoo and Mantaray.
Little girls shine in this season’s colors and florals as seen on Butterfly by Matthew Williamson and Bluezoo dresses, or clean and smart nautical outfits from J by Jasper Conran.

Debenhams Kids

Shop now at Debenhams from May 13 to 30 to get a free Php 200 gift voucher for every P2,500 single receipt purchase of Childrenswear. Debenhams Loyalty Card members can also join the raffle for a chance to win a Php 10,000 Childrenswear shopping spree.
Debenhams stores are located at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Trinoma and Abreeza Mall in Davao.

Debenhams Kids

Why The Cake Club isn’t just for dessert anymore

As far as cheesecake goes, my favorite one used to be in a café called So Tired in Aoyama, Tokyo.

So Tired
So Tired cheesecake, Tokyo

Too bad it was no longer there the last time I visited. For the longest time I tried to find good cheesecake in Manila without success. Until last week when we happened to pass by The Cake Club at the new Bonifacio High Street.

The Cake Club

I’m not talking about this kind of cheesecake, because I like my cheesecake absolutely plain and traditional

Cake Club Cheesecake

I’m talking about their cheesecake ice cream, which is so creamy. Jeroen says it tastes like they tossed a cheesecake inside a blender and made it into ice cream.

Cheesecake ice cream

Luckily you can buy these tubs at The Cake Club and take them home.

The Cake Club

Best sellers are Supermoist Chocolate Cake, Baked Cheesecake, Black Sesame and Taro & Jack Fruit.

The Cake Club

While The Cake Club is already well known for its desserts, a lot of people don’t know that they serve really good food, even though the selection is very limited. The truffle fries are my favorite. They’re a winner! Eat them while they’re piping hot. Perfect with an ice-cold Coke.

Truffle Fries

Grace loved the Grilled Reuben Sandwich

Grilled Reuben

George and Len liked the Red Beet Burger in the crimson bun

The Cake Club

Jeroen recommends the Lamb Burger

Lamb burger at The Cake Club

the Roasted Red Beet Soup with goat cheese, green apples, and toasted walnuts

The Cake Club

and Baked Salmon with Mediterranean crust and saffron risotto.

Baked Salmon

The Cake Club originates from the Diamond Hotel. It opened its first branch at Rockwell Mall and a second one at Bonifacio High Street, 7th Avenue.
Aside from hot meals and pastries, The Cake Club also serves coffee and tea. Their selection includes Malongo coffees and Hediard teas from France.

The Cake Club
The Cake Club

They offer a selection of wines

The Cake Club

their famous ensaymada

The Cake Club

and a wide range of Royce’ chocolate for you to take home.

The Cake Club

Check out the full menu HERE.
The Cake Club is now open at Bonifacio High Street, 7th Street, Bonifacio Global City Taguig.
For reservations and private events, call 621-3176.

The Cake Club

The who is this rich Philippine diplomat?

This news item appeared on the Dutch Telegraph yesterday:


PARIS – Burglars in central Paris got the loot of their lives. From the home of a Filipino diplomat they took a mass of precious jewels, vases, watches and other valuables.
Booty had a total value of about 30 million euros, French media reported Saturday.
The stolen items were owned by the former ambassador of the Philippines in Paris. He was traveling when the thieves struck.
An employee of the diplomat discovered the robbery Thursday morning. It is speculated that the night before, the thieves entered through the roof. Using grinder, they broke open the safe containing a suitcase full of jewelery and gems.

Generation gap

For my kids, these are The Avengers (2012)


For some, it’s Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes (1998)


For me, it’s Patrick McNee and Diana Rigg (1961-1969)

The Avengers Special Features disc DVD artwork Optimum 50th Anniversary TV John Steed Emma Peel Cathy Gale Tara King Diana Rigg Das Diadem

And for others, it’s a comic book (1963)


What’s your Avengers?

Project: home office

I do apologize for not having posted much lately.
It’s been difficult during the summer, with the kids around, who wake me up so early in the morning and need my attention the whole day. The only free time I have is when they sleep, and by that time, all I want to do is lie down and watch my downloads.

Everyday I have to squeeze in meetings, appointments, errands and friends who want to see me.
This Monday I finally get to enroll them in school and make sure they have new shoes, uniforms, school supplies, take them to the doctor, dentist, etc.
All the activity in my bedroom has made me decide to convert the “stock room” next door into a small home office and nap room. I just wish it could be done sooner than later, while I look for the right furniture.

Here are some pegs I’ve been looking at:

home office
home office
home office
home office

But who am I kidding? I need a place to nap. I find it hard to sit up all day. These are more like it.

home office
home office
home office
home office

The last one is my favorite.
Note that the space I am working on is about 15 square meters only so I’m looking for furniture that can accommodate, work, nap, and guests.
(To be continued)

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