RAJO LAUREL
Summer in Paris and the Hotel National!

July

25

2017

A dear friend of ours was going to get married in Morocco and we planned a neat little get away starting from Paris. Nix and I availed of the fantastic promo of Qatar and even if their country is having an international diplomatic scuffle, we managed to have a really great journey. In my humble opinion, I think that Qatar is really one of the... Continue Reading
#Tokyoohoo with Family!

June

19

2017

One of the highlights for me this trip was having to spend time with my cousin Alexis Laurel Loinaz. He lives in New York now and although I really try to see him as often as I can. It has proven to be far and in between. In fact I haven’t seen him in over 2 years so when I heard that he was going to be in Tokyo to support my Dad I was ecstatic. Continue Reading
#PugliaAmore #PamgotAllisoned WELCOME DINNER!

June

6

2017

The welcome dinner of my friends Chris and Pam’s wedding was the welcome dinner. It signaled the true beginning of the bridal festivities. I got ready quite early and meandered to where the welcome dinner was going to be held and I was left speechless! It was one of the most beautiful tables that I have seen in a long time. It truly... Continue Reading
ROME in 24 hours!

May

26

2017

Been delinquent in my blogging due to the fact that we took a few weeks off. First because Nix and I were attending our dear friends wedding in Italy and second because I really believe in the power of the pause and boy are we going to be taking full long pause/stop. It’s like a creative break where I don’t think about work too much.... Continue Reading
Labor Day Escape!

May

25

2017

May for me really signals the start of the summer vacation. I always remember this as when Labor day hits I begin to slow things down a bit and take it easy. Nix and I didn’t really plan anything for the long weekend as we had a really long trip coming in May so when we were invited by our dear friends to come join them on the weekend, we... Continue Reading
Davao Dolphin Show!

May

10

2017

On a recent business trip to Davao we were treated to a fabulous dolphin sighting. I was travelling with my friend and colleague Bernice Palanga who I have known since were in the 4th grade. She is an avid diver and as we were headed to our meeting, she spotted a few dolphins. We were travelling with people who are always in the area and in the... Continue Reading
Sunset Show in the Sky!

May

9

2017

I love sunsets! I equally sunrises but sunsets are easier to catch. I particularly loved these times of the day when on a flight. So when it happens I really am very happy. On the flight back from Tokyo we were treated to a beautiful show of lights. Nix and I had one last sushi meal at the airport. The meal was actually really good and I got a... Continue Reading
NEZU SHRINE & The Back streets of OMOTESANDO!

May

8

2017

One life’s greatest luxuries is the ability to actually just get lost, wander, meander and just soak everything in. Nix and I had really nothings planned on one day of our Tokyo trip and we just wandered about and let things naturally flow. Now if you know me this is actually quite a departure. As I love agendas, scheduled activities,... Continue Reading
BIRDLAND GINZA!

May

5

2017

Japan is home to more michelin stars than any other country. The Japanese has this fastidious attention to detail that is dazzling and bewildering at the same time. I have heard of Birdland form friends who have come to visit Tokyo and the restaurant always comes up. Some say it’s good while others are underwhelmed. I for one wanted to give... Continue Reading
YOKOHAMA!

May

4

2017

En route back to Tokyo from KAMAKURA we saw the YOKOHAMA stop. Nix and I looked at each other and said lets get off. Nix is actually the more spontaneous traveler between the two of us. I like things pre-planned and organised to a fault. However I have learned that there is something about seizing the moment and just doing things off the cuff.... Continue Reading