The Parisienne’s Classic Must Haves

With a penchant for black, navy blue and white sprinkled with gold, silver and red, the typical Parisienne’s wardrobe is still highly influenced by Coco Chanel. With our pick of 15 timeless styles that embrace discrete elegance, seduction and smart femininity, we show you how a few key pieces can give you a French chic wardrobe wherever you are in the world.

Black Ballerina Flats

Repetto BB ballerina flats in black leather, €175

Black slims

Topshop Moto skinny jeans in cotton, €49

Mariner stripes

Petit Bateau mariner stripes in cotton, €50

Blazer

Balmain Blazer in velvet and silk, €1,759

Handbag

Chanel Boybag in black leather with a metal chain, €2,250

Veiled hat

Victoria Grant Black Diamond veiled hat, €450

Beige trench

Burberry Trench in cotton twill, €800

Pearls

Chanel sautoir in silver, pearls and gemstones, price on demand

White t-shirt

Theskens’ Theory white cotton t-shirt, €91, available on thecorner.com

Leather jacket

Iro jacket in lambskin, €755

Rolled up jeans

Current/Elliott The Rolled skinny jeans, €255

Little black dress

Lanvin one-shoulder dress in silk and cotton, around €1,300

Red lipstick

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick, €27

Patent leather heels

Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels in patent leather, €425

Rose gold watch

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto watch in rose gold and black leather, €12,400

By Eugénie Trochu, translated by Quinn Connors (via Vogue FR)

Nolita (North of Little Italy)

NOLITA is a New-York inspired resto in Bonifacio High Street Central by Chef Cuit Kaufman. Just like in a Manhattan slice joint, the pizzas are laid out in front of you and calling your name.

The 20-inch pizzas are freshly made each day, oven-cooked and then reheated upon ordering. We had the Spicy Italian Sausage & Onions (P250/slice) and Chicken Parmesan (P250/slice) which they said was their bestseller.

Beer-Battered Onion Rings (P130) Beer-Batter, Onions and Sriracha Sour Cream

Too greasy if you ask me! The Sriracha Sour Cream dip is yummy!

Cannoli (P110)

A crisp flaky pastry shell filled with sweet ricotta cream, garnished with pistachios and finished with candied orange rind. This is good!

Overall, we love Nolita’s casual ambiance. Food is okay, nothing exceptional well maybe except for the Spicy Italian Sausage pizza which reminds me of Cibo’s Salsiccia Pizza Ovale – my favorite. I heard they also serve yummy Angus All Beef Burgers, so I plan to try that next time.

Nolita | 7th Ave. corner 29th St. South, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig | 0917-532-2612 | Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Mondays to Saturdays) and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Sundays)

How to order cocktail in six languages:

  1. A Manhattan in English: May I have a Manhattan please?
  2. A Caipirnha in Portuguese: Por favor, posso ter uma caipirinha?
  3. A vodka drink in Russian: Mogna pagalusta napeetak svodkai
  4. A glass of Sangria in Spanish: ¿Puedo tener una copa de sangria?
  5. A glass of champagne in French: Pourrais-je avoir du champagne s’il vous plait?
  6. A glass of wine in Italian: Posso avere un bicchiere di vino?

Location is everything.

 

6 Ways to Beautiful Skin

1. Get an Early start

Make a habit of washing your face a few hours before bed. If you wait until you’re tired, you’re more likely to blow it off—allowing “toxins and dirt to stay on there all night,” says dermatologist Laurie Polis of N.Y.C. Another consequence? You miss the best time to treat your skin. “At night there’s more blood flow to the skin’s surface, and there’s nothing else on your face to interfere with absorption,” Polis says.

2. Sleep on your back

Note to Audrey Hepburn fans: Lying on your stomach is bad for “beauty sleep.” The average head weighs 7 to 8 pounds—a lot of pressure to be putting on your face every night. In fact, many dermatologists say they can tell what side of the face people sleep on by the number of wrinkles there.

3. Get a Lift

Sleep with your head elevated on two pillows, or put the headrest area of your bed on 2- to 4-inch pieces of wood. Gravity helps lymph and blood flow so fluid won’t accumulate, Polis says.

4. Save Money. Not Wrinkles

At night you don’t need to worry about eye treatments smearing your makeup, so slather on the richest formula you can.

5. Avoid Carb Face

To wake with defined cheekbones, eat a high-protein, low-sugar dinner (try salmon and asparagus, a natural diuretic). Skip the rice, pasta and potatoes. “When our diet’s high in glycemic carbohydrates, our features take on a soft, doughy appearance,” says Connecticut dermatologist Nicholas Perricone.

6. Brighten up with Concealer

Why stop at undereye circles? Dab it on the inner and outer corners of eyes, the outer sides of nostrils, and either end of the lips and—bam!—everything will suddenly lift up. Says New York makeup artist Mally Roncal, “People will start asking who your surgeon is.”

via InStyle

C Italian Dining

I am getting too hungry now to think of words to describe the C dining experience so I will just let my photo do the talking.

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Complimentary Bread with Pesto and Olive Oil dip. This is soooo good.

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Pasta Roberto. YUM. Stan’s favorite!

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This is by far the BEST Panizza I’ve ever had. YUM.

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Stan took this photo:)

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with my forever date, Stan. Thank you, love! Cheers to our 11th!