Red Velvet & Sprinkles

Little Miss is on Summer Break (week 2 and counting), today she wants to decorate the birthday cupcakes I made for Tess. She choose the sprinkles and the Wilton piping tip, I’ve guided her to do a swirl frosting once and she was good to go. Very impressed with her steady hand, way to go Nini!

Happy Birthday Tess xoxo

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Francesca’s Despedida

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My amazing Gravotonic Yoga teacher is leaving Manila this Summer, she is one of my favourite person that I met in the Philippines. A beautiful and charming Italian Lady that always motivated her students (aka friends) to stay fit. As a Thank You I hosted a send off lunch with a few of my yoga classmates today. Cooked some of my favourite Balinese dishes (Jukut Urab, Be Sampi basa kalas, Be Siap matunu & Pepes Be pasih) also baked mini Red Velvet cupcakes (for good luck).

Being an Expat means we’ve been through so many hellos and goodbyes in every place that we’ve lived for certain amount of time. But the truth is, it never get any easier to bid farewell.

Nevertheless, my dear Francesca, as we said it’s not a goodbye but definitely see you again soon, love you.

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12 Days ’till Xmas

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Definitely my favourite time of the year!

My daughter officially on Christmas break, hello sleeping in and cuddle time ❤
We are in Manila for another week to enjoy the festivities, my last day of baking will be December 17, exciting time ahead!

These are red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, absolutely delicious and perfect colours for the festive season.

‘Tis the season to be jolly ……

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Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Audrey’s order for her Night at the Movie party.

If you are in Manila and looking for a new venue to hold private party this is another great option.

My Cinema is a small private theatre in Greenbelt 3, Makati with 50 comfy seats, a big movie screen, and Dolby EX sound for intimate screenings. It shows the latest movies on-demand for families and friends, along with special media screenings, corporate shows, and just about any private audio-visual presentation. It has cocktail and lounge area where guests can chill out before and after each screening.

We watched The Amazing Spiderman 2 and had a blast. Can you spot me among my friends?

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Happy birthday Audrey!