Last Pinterest Project of 2013..A Cookie Monster 1st Birthday Party!
It’s so easy to pull off a last minute children’s birthday party styling project when the mom of the celebrant is creative and knows what she wants. I would prefer to DIY most of the decorations but given the time constraints and the busyness at work it really helped that my friend, the mom, really contributed a lot to the whole look of the party. It was really a labor of love. The kid’s dad cooked the food, their friends baked the cake/cupcakes and us who helped in the decorating department.
my room looks like this everytime I have an event.
This was a collab between the mom and I. She ordered printables prior to the event. Notice the misspelled birthday bunting.:)
I loved the polka dot balloons
I cut these cookie monster and elmo faces by hand.
Checkered and polka dot patterns everywhere.
Devo’s home-baked cookie monster cake.
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I’m back from a long hiatus and my first entry is something I’m so excited about. As most of you know, MESHROOM is my sister Rye’s brainchild. She partnered with my cousin Boeng to transform her lifestyle store into a It’s the newest hole-in-the-wall restaurant/cozy hangout place back home which I believe will create a VERY big hole in the foodie-heart of Dagupan City.haha.(That was classic Bambi cheesiness).They opened late last year and the concept is the first of its kind back home in my beloved “Dagtown” Dagupan City. My sister is an interior designer by profession but was the one who had the guts to open up a resto/ furniture & lifestyle store/art cafe/ crafting hangout place. My cousin Boeng on the other hand is fresh out of culinary school but is armed with talent and uncanny creativity. With entrepreneurial genes running in the family it was high time for them to start a business. What started as a furniture, accessories and lifestyle store soon transformed into a food business hence the name “Meshroom”, a play on the words mushroom and mesh which means to fit together. Although they added the food aspect,they still offer different home accessories and custom made-furniture.
my sister Rye
my cousin Boeng
It’s a charming little place with an inviting facade and quirky and fun interiors.
Not to be biased, I promise you instagram-worthy interiors and drool-worthy food and drinks.
Customer’s art works and craft projects are proudly displayed in the different nooks and crannies of Meshroom.
They also sell Samanco, a South Korean ice cream, a rice wafer in the shape of a goldfish. It is filled with creamy vanilla/sweet cream ice cream with a layer of sweet red bean paste beneath the top shell. It is the ice cream version of the Korean Street food, BOONGUH BBANG. The creamiest ice cream I’ve ever had, and Melona, a South Korean melon-flavored ice pop, manufactured by the Binggrae Co. A Korean Classic.
They mostly serve light bites and happy grub. I like the way that the menu provides down-to-earth choices and none of the fancy schmancy and pretentious “what is this?!” gibberish that can sometimes make you intimidated while racking your brains out when choosing where to dine out next. They promise comfort food and comfort food is what you’ll get. Chicken wings, blooming onion, fries, chicken tenders, milkshakes, an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are among their menu offerings. They’re still on their soft-opening phase so expect more items to be added to the menu. If you’re bored with the usual dining options our city has to offer then trek to 389 Crisologo Compound, Tapuac District, Dagupan City, Pangasinan. It’s open from 12 noon-11 PM at night.Feel free to like their facebook page. Visit my brother’s Mellow Out skate shop as well which is right next door to Meshroom.( Mellow Out deserves another blog entry altogether.) Pardon my shameless family business self-plugging and thanks for reading!
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389 Crisologo Compound, Tapuac District, Dagupan City
Whistler Farmer’s Market Day Opening
It’s that time of the year again. One of the highlights of my little bubble’s summer. Farmer’s Market opened on Father’s Day this year. I’m just a tad disappointed that there were no cherries and my favourite bread and pastry booth, Purebread. They make the most delicious pastries, cookies and other crazy concoctions.I can’t wait for next Sunday and get my nutella brioche fix.
Tis’ the time of year when dandelions are so photogenic.
At the farmer’s market, a lot of jewelry designers set up tents to showcase their creations.
There are a lot of artsy and fashionista Whistlerites.
Lots of organic produce are sold in the market though it seems otherwise in the picture.lol
Handmate Gelato made in Whistler
an assortment of cheeses made here in BC
This booth sells leather baby bibs. It’s their first time joining the market.
Snowcones, perfect for a summer day!:) I love their vintage branding
This is hands down, one of the best freshly made popcorn I’ve ever tried.
Eva and Voltaire’s Wedding- A Celebration of Love
In this day and age of SDE’s(Same Day Edit Videos), Pinterest and event styling careers, we sometimes forget about what a wedding celebration really is and what it stands for. Two days ago, my friends Eva and Voltaire tied the knot with their closest friends here in Whistler as witnesses. The event reminded me that even though you strip a wedding of the pomp and pageantry, the fireworks and ostentatious display for societal expectations, a wedding is really all about the love of a couple for each other and how they want to bind themselves in a commitment to each other. Of course all those factors contribute to the aesthetics of the event but it shouldn’t be the focus of the occasion.Rarely are weddings found in the same sentence with the word simple. But a simple wedding can be very beautiful as well, as long as the two persons marrying each other offer themselves completely and without any reservation to share their whole life with their partner. Love is indeed all you need to quote the lyrics of that love song. There was no dry eye left in the room as the couple said their vows to each other. We didn’t expect Voltaire to fail in keeping himself together as the marriage officiant asked Voltaire to repeat the vows after her. The tears followed and without tissue in sight, they wiped their tears with linen table napkins from the dining tables. The reaction from us were tears mixed with laughter. I would like to have a wedding like that, a wedding that even if you strip it of all the fine details and planning,what remains is pure love and the bond of two people willing to take care of each other for the rest of their lives. Yes, I’m such a hopeless romantic!
The table napkin.:)
The event was held in front of Green Lake, at the Edgewater Lodge
The beautiful cake by Edgewater Lodge
Whistler friends with the Bautistas.:)