October is almost over!
But before we end another busy month, let me share with you some of my favorite things and discoveries recently :
PERSONALIZED STATIONERY BY POSTSCRIPT DESIGNS
Don’t you just love seeing your name printed on your own stationery? I admit, after having my own personalized cards, I’ve been writing more letters and sending more gifts — to the delight of my recipients!
Personalized gift tags help make gift giving easier, especially if you have to send several of them. Check out what I did with mine : I put a string through the gift tags and tied them around the cakelet boxes I gave away as souvenir gifts in one recent TSM event.
Now I’m excited to have my personalized Christmas holiday cards made!
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PAUL BOULANGERIE in BENCH TOWER, BGC
There is nothing quite like having a nice French neighborhood bistro or boulangerie where you can relax, meet friends, have some freshly baked bread and pastries with a good cup of coffee. The new Paul Boulangerie (the second branch to open) is located right at the ground floor of the new Bench Tower at Bonifacio Global City. I particularly love this branch because it is bigger than the first one and is centrally located, right in the heart of BGC.
Since I’ve been here many times in the past few weeks, I now consider Paul Patisserie as my new favorite hangout place! 🙂 I’m here for my early weekday breakfasts (after dropping off the kids at school) or for my quick mid-afternoon meet ups with friends. They have a good all-day dining menu (soups, salads, sandwiches, seafoods and meats) aside from a great selection of pastries and desserts.
But what I like most about this place is its unique charm. It exudes that chic Parisian flair, that makes you want to stay longer than necessary and Instagram each pretty spot around you! Aside from having my usual favorites like their Croque Monsieur, Almond Chocolate Croissant, Strawberry Tartlette and Chocolate Millefeuille, I always make it a point to bring home a bag of bread and pastries for my little ones too.
G/F Bench Tower, Rizal Drive cor. 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Party Starters has been my go-to children’s party supplier for many years now. Whether it’s a small party at home or a big celebration at another venue, Party Starters has helped me come up with some of the most creative and practical party ideas I’ve ever known. They are a small team composed mostly of young moms who have gone through the whole party route as well, so they know exactly what moms and kids want and enjoy in children’s parties.
Party Starters is a complete one-stop party shop (aside from being one of the firsts in the country too). What I like about them is that I can order just the supplies and materials I need for my party. I’ve used a lot of their DIY party kits in the past and I find these particularly helpful and practical, especially for small parties at home. Meanwhile for those times that I need coordination and styling for bigger parties, I turn to their Style City shop to do the party organization and styling for me.
Party Starters also has Smart Play which offers educational and fun activities for kids of all ages. They have lego tables, sand tables and other activities handled by their dynamic team of preschool teachers who help kids learn while having fun!
But the best part about Party Starters is owner Maan San Buenaventura herself. She is one of the kindest party suppliers I have ever met. She is hardworking, very reliable and honest — qualities you look for in someone you deal a lot with and in this instance, someone who handles your parties and events.
The children’s parties we have done together run from big to small, but none of them were overly done or too costly. No extra frou frous, no unnecessary details which mean no hidden costs to me as well! We are both practical (and yes, still spoiled mummies) who know what we want in a party and how to do it with (sensible and functional) style! 🙂
To see more of the children’s parties we’ve done in the past, click here.
Contact : Maan San Buenaventura at +63922-871-1117 or +632-211 -5744
If you want to see what were my favorite things from last September, click here.