Sunday, June 15, 2014

The SM Woman Collection

Hey Coffeeholics! Have you heard? SM Woman is now here. With SM Woman, it's fashion day, EVERYDAY! Check out what SM Woman has in store for us.

The SM Store brings together its trademark collection of women’s fashion labels under one name: SM Woman, which will be showcased on Philippine Fashion Week at the SMX Convention Center.

SM Woman celebrates the stylish modern woman – dynamic and exciting, yet casual and relaxed.  She is a career-driven individual who also loves her leisure time. No matter where she goes, from the city to the boardroom, home, and beyond, every day is a completely new experience.

SM Woman clothes highlight the different aspects of her eclectic.

FASHION is the magical thread that holds these different aspects of a woman’s life together. It’s a medley of styles that will keep the SM Woman always ahead of the fashion scene.

CAREER. The SM Woman sends out a fashion memo that power is not always wrapped in rigid construction but also in genius tailoring and creative styling. High on the style agenda are clothes that work wonders in the boardroom and beyond, from office hours activities to after-office events.

EVENING. Modern and elegant pieces combine to create an impressive range of options for an uptown sophisticate ensemble or downtown glam look.

RESORT. It’s eternal sunshine with fashion picks that will brighten up the stylish SM Woman. Playful prints and lightweight pieces you can take to the beach or the city streets.

It’s Fashion Day. Everyday. for the SM Woman.

The SM Woman Collection

SM Woman’s premier collection was launched at Philippine Fashion Week.  These are on-trend clothes that celebrate versatility and the power of mix and match.

Neoprene. Capture effortless luxe with lightweight style and uplifting breathability. Mid-length dresses provide a clean minimalist vibe evoking a strong look with a premium feel.

New Age Digital.  These are prints that jump from techie tablets to the runways - randomly positioned geometric shapes juxtaposed with spliced patterns create a riveting montage for a variety of occasions.

Windowpane Checks. Timeless black and white goes geometric with graphic simplicity.

Artistic Floral. Hand-drawn floral patterns emphasize illustrative techniques in appealing painterly blooms, artful splashes of color and life bring a vibrant look to party wear with elegant flair.

Industrial Graphics. Swirled marble and granite, grayscale graphics, scratchy patterning, and disrupted checks highlight new ways to celebrate industrial style.

Resort. From beach to cabana and beyond, resort rules with feminine watercolor prints on light chiffon, and tropical and abstract patterns on robes and loose harem pants.

The new SM Woman collection is available at all The SM Store. Woohoo.. Can't wait to check it out at The SM Store! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Win #OneVibePH Tickets for June 11!

Who wants free tickets to the party to be at on the eve of the Philippine Independence Day? SM Accessories and Viber brings you to #onevibeph - one nation, one pride. 

Yes you can win 2 tickets and party with Apl De Ap, Mars Miranda, and more this June 11 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. :) Just follow the mechanics below:

1 Winner will win these 2 tickets. :) Good luck and God bless! :)
Many thanks to SM Accessories for letting me host this giveaway.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Shakeys Gourmet Pizza - The Secret is in the Crust

One of the stories my mom would always tell us siblings is she and my dad would go out on a date at Shakey's when they were still in the boyfriend-girlfriend stage. hehe. Shakey's was a favorite date destination for my parents because they both absolutely LOVED the pizza because of the the super thin crust variant! And of course Shakey's has kept its tradition and its special brand of flavor all through out these years. Indeed the secret is in the crust! That's the new tagline of Shakey's Tasty Throwback: The New Pizza 1954.

Shakey's Pizza 1954 -- The secret's in the crust! Yum yum!
Why 1954? Well 1954 marked a great year for pizza with the launch of the first Shakey’s Pizza parlor in America. Year after year, Shakey’s iconic products have found a place in the hearts of Guests who frequent their beloved pizza parlor. This time around, Shakey’s brings a unique dish to the table; a secret recipe perfected over time.

Last May, I was able to attend the media launch of this new gourmet pizza that Shakey's has in store for us at the Shakey's Katipunan branch. The place was full of eager pizza lovers that couldn't wait to taste and find out why the new Shakey's Pizza 1954 is something that we should all be going crazy for.

I guess this particular pizza must be really special since this year also is the 60th year anniversary of Shakey's existence. Indeed that's probably why Shakey’s did introduce yet another amazing innovation with the latest addition to their line-up of beloved dishes. The new Shakey’s Pizza 1954 is a salute to the amazing taste that has built the brand and made Shakey’s a name in creating good times and great memories.

The Shakey's Pizza 1954 has this amazing soft doughy and incredibly tasty crust.. I swear I could probably eat the whole pizza! Its that yummy!
The new pizza joins other iconic products on their menu, giving Guests added variety. This time around, “the secret’s in the crust,” with a new chewy, soft, delectable dough base that is sure to leave mouths watering and appetites satisfied. Combined with the freshest ingredients, the new Shakey’s Pizza 1954 is the first contemporary gourmet pizza for Shakey’s Guests to know and love.

See that crust? It's definitely not the same as the thin crust type that Shakey's is well known for. But for me, this is more delectable! I swear!
Just seeing this picture again makes me hungry all over again. 
“This is truly an innovation for Shakey’s since we are the first in the pizza category to offer contemporary gourmet pizza,” says Koi Castillo, Brand Manager for Shakey’s. “We will further develop this new category of Shakey’s pizza and create more iconic products for our Guests.”

PLUS the yummy smell of the herbs and spices used in this pizza makes you want to stuff yourself silly with it. The pretty basil leaves formed in a shape of a flower is a nice touch.
Indeed, the special touches to the new Shakey’s Pizza 1954 boast both quality and exceptional flavor combinations. Fresh Rosemary and Basil leaves, juicy morsels of Italian sausage and Angus beef, slices of Pepperoni, 100% Mozzarella cheese, savory red onions, and a sprinkling of Parmesan rest atop a yummy soft gourmet dough crust of another tantalizing Shakey’s original.

A certified standout with its unique crust and hearty mix of the finest ingredients, the new Shakey’s Pizza 1954 retains the classic Shakey’s spirit while staying true to the times. The new Shakey’s Pizza 1954 (Php. 450) is currently available in all Shakey’s restaurants, nationwide.

Thank you so much Shakey's for having me! I really enjoyed the event and the delicious pizza. Can't wait to bring my mom and dad back to Shakey's and let them taste the Shakey's Pizza 1954 and make new happy memories. :) So coffeeholics, its now your turn to create happy memories at Shakey's! Do try out the Shakey's Pizza 1954! :)

Check out their website as well: for more info about any updates or promos! Happy eating!