The December rush has kicked in, so pardon me for my delayed posting about my sweet November!
Truth be told, November went by so quickly that I didn’t even realize it was over until I made it past December 1st! And if you are following me on Instagram, I’m sure you all know how busy I was and the many personal events I had to attend to during the last few days of November, which sort of explains my delayed blogging. 🙂
So here it is now, my list of favorite things for the month of November… Of course, I thought of sharing them here with you since they all make perfect holiday gifts too.
Kathy and Kathy Bespoke Locket
I love anything personalized. This customized Clara Bow Locket with my G monogram from Kathy and Kathy Bespoke is simple and yet elegant. I wear it during the day with my white shirt and jeans or at night with a simple black dress and heels.
I love that it has my initial outside but inside, it holds a special photo of my kids. It is the perfect gift for moms who love keeping pictures of their little ones close to their hearts.
Kathy and Kathy Bespoke has many other bespoke jewelry and accessories that make great holiday gifts : cufflinks, pendants, earrings, bangles, among many others that can all be personalized or monogrammed.
Check their Instagram page to find out more about their products.
Kathy and Kathy Bespoke
Email [email protected]
Chibi Momo Store in Century Mall
As soon as November kicked in, I started making my Christmas list. I was so surprised to see that my nieces, nephews and godchildren grew in number in a span of just one year! And because I have children myself too, I wanted to start shopping early so I can plan ahead and stick to the budget.
Chibi Momo has always been my go-to children’s store. It has everything for kids aged 4 and below. Products are sourced mainly from Europe and the US and includes a lot of unique and pretty novelty items such as : clothes, footwear, toys, books and accessories. Every now and then, the store also collaborates with some of our young and talented Filipino designers for exclusive capsule collections.
This children’s specialty boutique store is the first of its kind here in Manila. It is a wonderland in itself, having a very pretty and chic design within its walls. I myself couldn’t help but gush and admire the pretty interiors whenever I visit. But more than the prettiness factor of the store here, this is a well-curated shop of all things kiddie and baby. It sells one-off items that can only be found exclusively here. The store owner, Jackie Antonio, one of Manila’s most stylish, travels the world and carefully selects the merchandise herself.
So if you want to get your little ones something more special than usual, check out Chibi Momo at the new Century Mall.
2nd floor, Century Mall
Kalayaan Ave corner Salamanca Street
Tel no 847-0384
Dowell Air Fryer from SM Home
I have been cooking for as long as I can remember, but lately due to the busyness of this season, I have been cooking less. There just seems to be no time to cook nowadays since the December mad rush started!
So thankfully, I now have this Dowell Air Fryer from SM Home, which came just in time for the holidays! This has always been on my “kitchen wish list”. It is a very practical equipment to have because you don’t need to add oil when frying. This means less expense and healthier dishes for everybody. Dishes cooked with an Airfryer are lower in fat, lower in cholesterol and lower in calorie. Definitely a win-win situation for the whole family!
Now home cooking is made simpler, healthier and more enjoyable. This Airfryer has given me more time to do other things while I am cooking. But more than that, I am just happy that most of our dishes at home now use very little or no oil at all. Kids are now having more delicious and healthier meals. Happy kids, happy mummy!
Dowell Air Fryer
Available in all SM Home
The Spoiled Mummy’s Choice for Holiday Cake by Anitali
You all know how much I love chocolates and strawberries combined, so when Anita, the homebaker behind the popular Anitali (famous for her bocaditos, cakes and other baked goodies) sent me a birthday cake, I was pleasantly surprised to see my two favorite things in one cake perfectly combined! Inside this tall and gorgeous cake is my favorite Valrhona chocolate, layered and covered with fresh strawberry buttercream frosting, and with slices of fresh strawberries in between.
But the crowning glory of this cake are the gigantic, red plump strawberries that are carefully placed on top. The sweet and sour taste of the strawberry fruit complemented the rich, dark chocolate inside. Amongst the many cakes I’ve had before, this is the most strawberry-filled one.
And because good strawberries are in season now, this is the perfect choice for a holiday cake, don’t you think? It is both delicious and festive that will leave your guests surely impressed!
And because Anita says this cake was inspired by The Spoiled Mummy’s love for all things chocolate and strawberries, she named this limited edition cake after me. Thankful, honored and humbled, Anita! 🙂
So when you see this cake adorning your holiday tables, think of The Spoiled Mummy wishing you all a merry and sweet holiday season!
The Spoiled Mummy’s Choice for Holiday Cake by Anitali
Tel (02) 736-2877
email [email protected]
If you want to backtrack a bit to see what was part of my list of favorite things for October : click here.