21 June 2017

Have a Taste of Ilocos at Fariñas Ilocos Empanada

For authentic Ilocano dishes, there is no other place to go here in Metro Manila than Fariñas Ilocos Empanada (or FIE). With more than 15 branches all over Metro Manila, Batangas, and Cavite areas (six of which are open 24/7), you can get your Ilocano cuisine fix right away. And for those coming from Ilocos, I am pretty sure these dishes would make you feel at home. I know that the first thing that would pop up your head upon hearing Fariñas would be their famous Ilocos Empanada. But there's actually more to FIE than their empanadas. During a recent visit at their Malingap branch, we were able to try out their newest offerings.

20 June 2017

Join and Win a Goody Bag of Tangled Items from Disney Channel

Disney Channel recently launched its newest series, “Tangled: The Series” starring one of my favorite Disney princesses, Rapunzel. Premiering Sunday, May 21 at 11:30AM (Mal/Phil), the series is set between the stories told in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed 2010 film “Tangled” and its short film “Tangled Ever After”. 

With a new visually vibrant animation style inspired by Rapunzel’s drawings in the original film, the show follows Rapunzel on her adventures as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom, and the people of Corona. Along the way, her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world lead her to realize that there is so much more she needs to learn before she can accept her royal destiny as Princess of Corona. 

At the heart of the series is Rapunzel’s relationship with her friends and family. Beloved characters from the feature film accompany Rapunzel on her journey, including love interest Eugene Fitzherbert (aka Flynn Rider); her loyal chameleon sidekick, Pascal; her no-nonsense, dutiful horse, Maximus; and the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs. The series will introduce Cassandra (voiced by Eden Espinosa), a tough-as-nails lady-in-waiting who becomes Rapunzel's confidante; and builds on her relationship with her parents, King Frederic (Clancy Brown) and Queen Arianna (Julie Bowen). 

Rapunzel's relatable, heartfelt and comedic stories model the importance of building and nurturing relationships, and of exploration and self-discovery. With her strength, confidence, positive disposition and creativity, she is a role model for young viewers who are learning to take on new responsibilities just as she is. 

To celebrate Rapunzel’s grand return across Southeast Asia, Disney Channel presents the multi-platform character hunt Tangled Quest. From 21 May to 30 June, kids and families can take part by snapping a picture of Rapunzel, Eugene, Maximus or Pascal with the Tangled Quest insignia on Disney Channel and Disney-owned social platforms and upload it on the Tangled Quest website (www.tangledquest.com). 80 lucky winners will stand a chance to win exclusive Tangled-themed goody bags.

Since Disney Channel is feeling extra generous, it is sponsoring a giveaway through the LBD and Onesies blog! 4 sets of goody bags containing Tangled items (tote, pouch, tumbler, and a Rapunzel doll) are up for grabs. Head on over to the Rafflecopter app to join. :)


This giveaway is open for PHILIPPINE RESIDENTS ONLY! :)

The giveaway will run from June 20 to June 30 only.

Winners will be chosen by me based on the answers you'll give on your Facebook shares. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email with their shipping details. Otherwise, I'll be picking a new winner/s.

Prize will be shipped directly to the winner. :)

HOW TO ENTER: (Please use the rafflecopter application!)

To be eligible to enter:
1. Like my blog's Facebook page
2. Follow me via Instagram (@mishrendon)
3. Share giveaway poster on Facebook 

That's it! Looking forward to your entries and don't forget to check out this new series from Disney Channel. :)

XO, Mish


03 June 2017

De-stress with a Staycation at KL Tower and Serviced Residences

I was supposed to make this review during the Holy Week break as it was then the perfect time to go for a staycation. But this post has been long overdue because I got busy with finals and graduation (which I will be talking about in another post). Anyway, I honestly believe that there's no perfect time for a staycation. Whenever you feel like you need time away from your busy life, there are places such as KL Tower and Serviced Residences that can offer you a relaxing and stress-free break.

We paid KL Tower a visit a few months back. It was during my last semester in law school so I was extremely stressing out. I could say that this staycation event definitely helped me relax a bit. I actually wasn't familiar with KL Tower prior my visit, except for some Instagram posts about the place that I've encountered. FYI, KL Tower Makati is actually one of the serviced residences that Hospitality Innovators Inc. manages. It opened in February 2014 and has been catering mostly to corporate clients ever since. 

Our chic bedroom!