Banoffee Pie, Revisited

I still have one more post in the Be Kind, Be True, Be You series but I wanted to take a moment and share with you this recipe from my old dessert blog, All My Sugar. I made Banoffee Pie last week in celebration of the Spring Equinox…

Be Kind, Be True, Part 3

(Second in a series of three posts.)

8. Be nice to interns. Or even better, EMPOWER them.
When Seventeen Magazine launched its first international edition in the Philippines, I was lucky to have been one of the first interns to work there. I’d just spent the summer at my mother’s in Colorado and I literally started my second day back in Manila. Given that the staff was barebones, my editors sent me solo on shoots and assigned sections…

Be Kind, Be True, Part 2

It’s now been almost a year since I’d written “Be True, Be Kind, Be You,” one of the most-read career posts on the blog to date. As the months passed, I began to compile a few more things to add to the original five and that list has now grown threefold, so I’m uploading it in three parts…

Remembering Lola Feleng

By Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Permalink 0

It’s easy for me to eulogize my maternal grandmother. When it comes to describing Felicidad Paras Manaloto—”Mamang” to her children—there is more than enough to fill up a page.

Lola, “grandma” in Filipino, was a woman ahead of her time, a true embodiment of the female spirit: nurturing, graceful, intelligent, selfless, fierce, steadfast, tenacious, and ever generous.

7 Days of Yoga

In connection to a beauty story that I’m working on, I went to seven yoga classes for seven days straight last week—practiced, assisted, or taught. Here’s how it went down:

On My Beauty Want List

By Thursday, January 29, 2015 Permalink 0

Just got today’s Sephora Beauty Insider email and right away, spotted two things that I ADORE… Both are just a bit pricier than I am willing to spend on disposable beauty items and brushes (you know how I feel about brushes). But these…