Friday, April 5, 2013

Foodtrip: Relish, Hello Happiness!

Finally!! All 3 of us siblings have gradauted from college! Goodbye expensive, tuition fees for the parents! It was my brother's graduation dinner so after the ceremonies we all went to celebrate by eating out for dinner! It was our first time to try Relish, Hello Happiness at Tomas Morato area.


Too bad I wasn't able to take pictures of the foyer and the interiors. SUPER SUPERB!! Really warm, homey, and perfect for intimate catch-up.

See the paper table mat! Cute right??!?!


We ordered this for appetizer Gourmet tomato pesto with cheese spread! YUM.


This entree is big! Good for 2 pax.
Relish Roasted Chicken Garlic, Lemon, and Oregano. This is half chicken!

 
 
Hickory smoked barbecue pork belly .
Big serving! You can share this!
 

 
Seafood pomodoro


Wild mushroom with truffle oil.
This is my order!!! Lovetttt!!! I wasn't able to finish this plate so I asked my brother to finish it.


 
Chimichuri Chicken Kebabs
My brother just can't get over how gooooooood this is. For him, this is his new favorite! I was too full that I wasn't able to take a bite hehe!



Cookie dough cheesecake
Sweet tooth owners, rejoice!! This is heaven! I love the consistency, texture, sweetness!




Special Relish Delight
It's like a crushed ice/vanila ice cream on top with buko gelatin. One of their specialties



Le brother! Successfully graduating from college!! I handed him one of my grad presents: personalized autograph from UFC star Mark Munoz ;)



The whole fam bam celebrating the big day! Everyone's happy!



Highly recommended!! Will definitely be back next time.
Very affordable meals with a 5 star ambience!!! Worth every cent I paid.
Interior rocks, food rocks, service rocks, and parking rocks too (they have valet service)

Definitely, hello happiness!!

XOXO,

Ghetto gurls

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring/Summer 2013 trends look for less: Stirpes, Floral, and Raffia

Summer is here!! But are you fashionably ready to hit the beach or face the sun?! Here are the top three spring/summer trends you may want to try, without breaking the bank! my wallet and I did find some juicy items similar to branded ones out in the market that I would like to share with you! :)


FLORAL

Spend vs Save
 
Left: Bottomline floral top (Php 345 pesos from a Buy 1 Take 1 at Php 690)
Right: Topshop floral top



 
RAFFIA

Spend vs. Save
 
Left: SM Parisian woven leatherette flats
Right: Burberry woven leather flats



 
NAUTICAL
 
 
Spend vs Save
Left: Forver 21 striped top Php 499.00
Right: Vince Camuto stirped top






Happy!!! Got the looks for less!!
Do you have your own looks for less version?


XOXO,

Ghetto Gurls

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Watsons find: Battery-powered toothbrush

On my way home from work, I always pass by Watsons. Whether to buy another bottle of conditioner, sanitary napkin or refill my facial cleanser stash. Watsons has evolved since the time it arrived in the Philippines. Now, they carry lots of brands that I see in Watsons HK. On top of that, they have their own Watsons line wherein one can definitely get savings!
 
I chanced upon this battery-operated tooth brush! I was always amused ever since with this one. I wondered how it feels to brush my teeth with bristles swivling over and over my teeth and gums. Upon seeing the affordable price, I jumped in!
 
My Watson Power Toothbrush


 
I bought refills so that I can change it monthly! One set gives me 4 heads


 
The bottom part is where you insert 2 AA batteries



The top part is the detachable head from the body



To make my smile even brighter, I bought Watsons mint dental floss too! :)

 
 
 
At first, I was feeling extra weird with the vibrating sensation while brushing haha! But I feel my teeth are extra clean! Because the action is doubled since the bristles are working extra hard in cleaning it.
 
I'm very happy with my Watsons finds!! :) Now I can flash that mega watt smile without having to break the bank ;-) The toothbrush costs around Php 500+ only while those you find in the market usually ranges from Php 800 and above! While the refills cost Php 100+ and the dental floss is like Php 40. Not bad right? :)
 
 
 
XOXO,
 
Ghetto gurls
 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring 2013 Trend: Would you wear White Pumps?

I've seen white pumps being worn lately by celebrities as one of the Spring 2013 trends to watch. Would you wear it? ;-) Perfect to wear with your colorful summer outfits! Very fresh!! Watchatink?



Lea Michele



Anne Curtis



Miranda Kerr




XOXO,

Ghetto Gurls

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Foodtrip: Greeka Kouzina

All those born in 1983, 2013 is a year that marks their 30th year on earth... that includes me! All of my girlfriends (and I) are turning 30 this year so it's kinda special in a way to celebrate this  year's birthday. One of my good friend since 3rd grade, celebrated hers with Greek food at one of the Metro's most talked-about Greek restaurant: Greeka Kouzina.
 
I read great reviews about this restaurant. They had the yummiest salad, big servings and prices that won't hurt your pocket! Tucked inside San Juan City, Greeka Kouzina is a gem! Interiors were awesome and great place to hang out and catch up with everyone. It has 2 floors but you have to reserve in advance since only a few tables available. We arrived 630 pm in time for our reservation but the place is already packed! We were sooo full! All the orders here were shared by all of us!
 
 
Fig Roka Salad
Very similar to Cyma's Roka Salata! Huge serving! Tasty!!! :)
 

Eggplant dip with pita

 
 
Watercress pasta
 

 
Couscous




My Favorite!!! Roast Lamb (Arni Lemonato)
Big serving! It literally falls of the bone! Very very very tender!!!



Paidakia (Lamb cutlets)
This one is lamb too but I'm not so much of a fan of this dish

 
Baklava
Good way to end your meal! Yummy! Right amount of sweetness :)
 


Very happy girls!!!! Cheers to being thirty, flirty, and thriving!!!

 
 
Will definitely be back next time! :)
 
Greeka Kouzina
285 Units 4 & 5 P. Guevarra St., San Juan City
(02) 624-5974
 
 
XOXO,
 
Ghetto Gurls

Saturday, March 23, 2013

My first fun run: Race to Raze 2

Back in 2010, me and my friends signed up for a Runrio Nature Valley fun run. Sad to say, we weren't able to attend. Then last 2012, I was able to join 2  fun runs (3K). This year, I signed up for my first 5K! The assembly time was 4:30 am but the gunstart for 5K was 5:55 AM. I just arrived on time during the 5K gunstart. I wasn't able to do some stretching hahaha! but managed to finish it. I'm on the top 84% of all the runners hahahaa!.
 
 
Me and my Finisher's Certificate!! I was able to do my first 5K! Now I know what the runners feel after a run.. definitely a running high!

 
 
With the rookie girls!! All of us did our very first fun run! My foot was aching during the 2.5k mark.. But I still m anaged to finish at 57 minutes.

 
 
My newest baby.... Skechers Gorun 2!!! :) This is a newly released running shoe from Skechers! They launched their commercial during this year's Superbowl. Definitely a runner's charm!!!! Made my running more comfortable (super lighweight!) and I was able to run faster with a longer distance!!! Not to mention that its hot pink color is soooo ME!
 
 
 
 
After 4 days, I tried running with my new Skechers Gorun 2! I did 6k for 53 minutes and 22 seconds!! Personal record!!! :)

 
 
Buckelist: checked!! I'm happy that I was bitten by the running bug. I'm always looking forward in burning off those excess calories and have a great time with friends. Health is wealth!! :)
 
 
XOXO,
 
Ghetto Gurls

Friday, March 22, 2013

Newest find: Tropicana Coco Quench

While scouring for something to eat on the way home, I saw Tropicana Coco Quench at the grocery's chiller. I got the tetra pack.


Tropicana Coco Quench

 
 
It's really refreshing! Pure coconut water at its purest. I thought I needed a straw to gulp it down but upon opening the seal,  I can drink it straight from the carton. The carton seems sturdy so it's not like your juice box (think of the old Magnolia Fruit Drinks and Hi-C back in the day Hehehe!)
 
I'm starting (and trying to!) live a healthy lifestyle. I try to do jogging and eat healthier. So instead of sodas and juices, this coconut water is my new alternative!! Do try one now! You can try to stock some in your fridge since it has a long shelf life :)
 
 
XOXO,
 
Ghetto Gurls
 
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