Entries by thebusyqueenp

Healthy Sweets

  Give in to your cravings without the guilt. Well, almost.  You read it correctly.  The oxymoron title may sound too good to be true but not after you try the products I recently discovered. Lately, I’ve been looking for new food to serve to the family. Our daily fare has become predictable so I […]

Mommy Republic – A Website for Moms by Moms

  A Website for Moms by Moms   A digital storefront  offers award winning, functional and whimsical finds especially curated by moms As a mom, I’d rather go to the mall than order anything online. Previous purchases left me with clothes that don’t fit, damaged goods, and worse, overpriced products that don’t look anything at […]

Preventive Potions

 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This saying resonates immensely with mothers. One of the most difficult things that a parent has to face is taking care of a sick child. We have all dealt with cough and colds, fevers, flu, asthma and a host of other illnesses. But what happens […]

Golden Glow for Two

Valentine’s day is exactly ten days away. For us bitten by l’amour, it’s an occasion that must be made extraordinarily special for those we hold dear. For busy wives, such as myself, it’s a time to rack our brains (again) for the perfect gifts to give our husbands. Ties, watches, polo shirts, that cheesy heart […]

Love, Exclusively at The Grande Dame

  Woo her with fine wine, Ecuadorian flowers and a helicopter ride over Manila bay before sunset Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his third wife 300 years ago. In 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the English throne to prove his love for two-time divorcee, American socialite Wallis Simpson. In Indecent Proposal, David […]

Whip up New Dishes for the New Year!

 As a homemaker, I already have my favorite brands of ingredients. Admittedly, I’m quite skeptical about trying other products because those that I normally buy are tried and tested in making my pasta specialties like spaghetti Bolognese and carbonara. However, I’m also frustrated that I serve almost the same dishes every time there’s a gathering […]

Choose Healthy for the Holidays

  Everybody is busy, busy, busy! Our social calendars are filled with Christmas parties, reunions and annual meet-ups with friends and family. For the ladies who are hosting festive soireés in their homes, the challenge is to come up with a menu that guests will enjoy. Unfortunately, this is the time of the year when […]

Fall in Love with Folded & Hung’s Holiday Collection

Whew! What a hectic week! I sat front row on the first day of the four day long Manila Fashion Festival (MFF).  The Marquee at the Edsa Shangrila Hotel was teeming with designers, fashion enthusiasts, buyers and the press.  All of us were there to watch the much talked about fashion spectacle of the year.  […]

The Deconstruction of Joel Escober

  I’ve been perusing different  accessories, purses and  shoes for the past fifteen minutes. My heart beats a little faster as I ask to take a closer look at one of the more intricate neckpieces. How absolutely gorgeous, I think to myself.  Then I  move on to inspect the clothes by the display window.  A […]

Athleisure by Avel Bacudio

 Whew! What a hectic week! I sat front row on last show of the four day long Manila Fashion Festival (MFF).  The Marquee at the Edsa Shangrila Hotel was teeming with designers, fashion enthusiasts, buyers and the press.  All of us were there to watch the much talked about fashion spectacle of the year.  Aptly […]