RAJO LAUREL
#dILIOILOcious

February

20

2018

Getting out of the city of Manila is always a welcome respite from traffic, congestion and pollution. I am so lucky to live in a country that is so full of natural beauty that in less than 2 hours anywhere from the city of Manila you get to see nature at it’s finest. Continue Reading
The weavers of MIAG-AO ILOILO!

February

16

2018

I have always believed that we as a people must cultivate, strengthen, develop our culture and our identity. We all must help in one way or another. As a fashion designer my fundamental vocabulary and canvass for my art is fabric. Continue Reading
Mount FUJI sighting!

February

15

2018

On the way home form my short but super sweet trip from Tokyo the skies were clear enough to see the majestic Mount Fuji! It was such a wonderful treat to see this force of nature from a different angle. Continue Reading
Optical Illusions at the MORI MUSEUM!

February

14

2018

I have always loved optical illusions. There is something so twisted and fun about fooling the mind and eye. I love the idea of what you see isn’t often what you think and it is for this reason why I wanted to see the exhibition of Argentine artist Leandro Erich at the Mori museum in Tokyo. https://www.mori.art.museum/en/ The exhibition is... Continue Reading
A fishy breakfast in Tokyo!

February

13

2018

Everyone must start with a strong and healthy breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day. Sadly I normally skip this except when I am travelling. A few months back I saw some images of this insanely beautiful breakfast. Some one once told me that the best day to start the day is with a three way! LOL! So here we were bright... Continue Reading
YORONIKU, TOKYO!

February

7

2018

On a most recent trip to Tokyo I discovered this little restaurant that was just so awesome that I have to share this with all of you. I first saw the restaurant on the IG feed of my friend Pauline Juan and I knew right there and there that I had to make a reservation. Continue Reading
NEW FILIPINO FABRIC!

January

30

2018

Fabric is the canvass to any fashion designers body of work. It is the main language to our poetry and for me it is where one truly begin to create and dream. I am so happy that there is a small glimmer of hope that is happening with our Philippine Fabrics.
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Take me back to Paradise!

January

26

2018

It’s been a full week since Nix and I came back from AMANPULO and in my down time it’s still occupies my mind and fills me with day filled dreams. I am blogging about our last day in Paradise when the SUN fully shined and when the weather became it’s very best. Continue Reading
Swimming with Turtles, Bat fish and more!

January

19

2018

I am so fortunate that my partner Nix is such a health buff that even if I feel like sleeping in being lazy you have someone that nudges you to work out and get healthy. So even if were on a holiday in Paradise we work out. Happily the gym in AMANpulo is just beautiful and just like anything else here it felt like we had the gym all to... Continue Reading
Confessions of an AMAN JUNKIE!

January

17

2018

I think that I may have started a bad case of an addiction. It started several years ago when I visited Thailand and was introduced to a world of luxury like no other. This was more than 20 years ago when I visited an AMAN resort in Thailand. I did not have the means to stay in the resort but I had the opportunity to have a meal there and to... Continue Reading