Monday, February 23, 2009

Date with Kate

Kate Torralba, one of Manila's most celebrated young designers (and now the star of a Colgate TV commercial!), is a good friend. We've been friends since we were just starting out in the real world, as slaves to a lady senator I will not name. Kate and I call each other "foul-weather friends" because we only see each other when there's trouble. So it's not a bad thing to say that the rarer we see each other, the better!
Last night was not that kind of day, however. She was in town--an unusual event since she's always jetting off somewhere. And I also had to give her her Christmas and birthday gift! Ack! So off I went to her Greenbelt 5 store.

We window-shopped at Adora while we waited for our table in Cibo. I really adore the stuff in Adora but I don't adore the prices! I did fall in love with these chairs--I think they'll go well in my living room!--but, they're property of the cafe, so they weren't for sale.
At Cibo, I had my usual: pomodoro soup and chicken sandwich. Our dear friend JR Isaac, editor-in-chief of Circuit and society editor-at-large of Preview, joined us for dessert--a tiramisu sent over by Cecile Van Straten, Philippine Star columnist and author of uber popular blog Chuvaness, my daily guilty pleasure.
I enjoyed dinner very much. We talked about love, relationships, making money, prayer, God... quite fascinating actually! I really should go out with my friends more. This busy life is not very good.

Kate Torralba's atelier is at the second floor of Greenbelt 5, Makati City. Do visit her store soonest! She has an unbelievable anniversary sale till February 28--all dresses are marked up to 70% off!


  1. Love the new hair! It really suits you!

  2. Hello lovely pics! I want those chairs too!
    I also wanted to let you know I've tagged you in my latest post.
    Come by my blog and check out the questions :)

  3. Hi Frances! Dropping by to follow your blog. Hmm... I think I got a clue on who that lady senator is.

    Regards to your staff

  4. You are gorgeous, it looks and sounds like you had fun!

  5. Thanks, Bucca! Oh my, thanks for the tag, too. I'll work on that soonest =)

    Glaiza, who's your guess?

    DC, thanks! And yes, it was quite fun! =D

  6. Does she have plus-sizes?

  7. Glaiza, I'm not posting your comment but yes, you are correct haha.

    TaniV, yes, she does! And if she doesn't, she'll custom-make for ya!


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