I love it here
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When we were kids, we used to go to Baguio a lot. But Baguio’s not quite what it used to be, so for me, this is the new Baguio.


Just look at this labyrinth


It reminds me of

Here’s the view from our room


This hotel


reminds me of “Somewhere in Time”

Can you tell I love it here?
I want to stay for a week when it’s cool (like now) and have the boys can knock themselves out on the park, the swimming pool and basketball court, and I can stay in and write and rest and be by myself.
I just feel like I can get a lot of things done in here.

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We’re at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

Ruffa does Bodytite
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You may have already seen the billboard on EDSA.

Ruffa Gutierrez for Belo

But it took Dr. Vicki Belo nearly a year to convince Ruffa Gutierrez to undergo an invasive procedure to remove unwanted loose skin on her tummy brought about by childbirth.
Her two daughters, Lorin and Venice, were delivered the normal way, that’s why the TV presenter/actress initially had apprehensions about surgery.
Ruffa admits she had long wanted to get rid of the loose skin on her body.
“I’ve tried different exercises, workout, diet, but nothing seemed to work for me,” Ruffa. “Then I saw Jinkee Pacquiao who underwent the same procedure with Belo.”
Ruffa’s numerous show biz commitments also prevented her from doing an invasive procedure, which she initially thought, would sideline her.
“I thought I would need at least a week to recover, but Dr. Vicki assured me I could work the next day, so that was another factor that convinced me.”


True enough, Ruffa was mobile the day after her Bodytite procedure.
Bodytite or what is known as Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL), addresses the problem of predominantly loose skin seen on some patients after undergoing liposuction.
Bodytite is a minimally invasive procedure which uses radio frequency (RF) energy applied over the skin and into the fat layer to allow simultaneous lipolysis and skin tightening.
Dr. Belo says Bodytite is best for areas that tend to be loose like the inner thighs, arms and the abdomen.
This happens when skin is damaged by multiple pregnancies and stretch marks, which hamper contraction.
Since Ruffa expressed her desire to have another baby, if ever she decides to remarry, Dr. Vicki assured there is no problem in giving birth again even after the Bodytite procedure.

A.P.C. pops up at Rockwell!
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French ready-to-wear brand, A.P.C. opens a temporary store this Holy Wednesday on the 2nd level of Rockwell’s Power Plant Mall.

APC pop up

Founded in 1988 by Tunisian-born designer Jean Touitou, A.P.C. stands for Atelier de Production et de Création.
The brand is known for its minimalist design, clean lines and simple patterns.
Logos are rarely visible and pieces tend to incorporate the characteristics of military garments.
With a flagship store at 39 Rue Madame 75006 Paris, it has expanded significantly worldwide in London, Tokyo, Osaka, two in New York City (Brooklyn and Soho), two in Hong Kong, and West Hollywood.
In Manila, A.P.C. is exclusively distributed by Homme et Femme.

Spun at Dimensione!
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English artist and designer Thomas Heatherwick (seated below) has produced a startling twist on conventional furniture design—a functional chair formed from a single profile rotated through 360 degrees.

Designer Thomas Heatherwick

Aptly called “Spun”, it transforms the domestic seat into a beautifully rendered spinning top.

spun chair

It allows the sitter to swivel in a circular rocking motion, including being able to rotate in a complete circle.


Watch how fascinating:

Produced in Italy by MAGIS, Spun is available in Dimensione stores at Bonifacio High Street and Rockwell for Php 28,950.