Aug 31, 2011

My Top VMA Picks

Just My Luck

Sheer Delight.
(Shirt: Glitterati | Pants with zipper detail: Zara | Shoes: Michael Antonio | Bag: Fendi B-Bag | Necklaces: Piled on Cultus ChiChi floral necklaces | Bra: La Senza)

Wearing pants for once... Me in trousers is more of the exception than the rule but its refreshing to wear trousers every now and then as it is extremely comfortable and easy to move and maneuver in. I especially LOVE this pair with Zara which gives off an edgy twist with an amazing metallic zipper detail. Decided to glam up and keep the sophisticated vibe of the look going with a sheer top from my brand, Glitterati, which I also have in pink and I think already wore in white in this post:
What can I say? I am loving the whole sheer effect. I think it is way too much influence of Cher Horowitz in Clueless circa 1990s that's to blame for this whole "sheer" obsession. Either way, it was an amazing outfit for a fam-bam din-din + BFF night (where I had to change into a lace top, since I kinda destroyed my sheer blouse..) JUST MY LUCK!

xx, JL

Only the Marvelous x SuperSale Bazaar

VMAN: The September Issue X Taylor Lautner

The September Issue of VMAN (The Archetype Issue) is hitting stands tomorrow, with Taylor Lautner on the cover.

A Sneak Peek on the Interview:
About who he really is:
"If I'm not filming, I'm promoting, and if it wasn't Twilight, it was a different movie, so it got really busy. But yeah, no, I, you know, I hang out with my friends, family, and kind of just - I don't even know. It's like, when I am not filming, it seems like - I don't even know what I do"
About walking on the streets of NY:
"There are times when you really don't care about anything anymore and you do it: you'll walk around NYC. And it's crazy, and then you come back and you are like, All right, that was fun. I'm going to take two weeks not doing that again."

About his pre Twilight innocence:
"I hadn't explored much besides Michigan and Calofornia. When I am travelling the world promoting the films I say I am on vacation, but its not really true, I guess - because when I go to a beautiful city I spend the whole time in a hotel room and then I am back on a plane to the next place.
About his Twilight family:
"It was really helpful that all of us were going through the same thing at the same time. I think if we didn't have that sort of relationship it would have been tough. It would have felt pretty lonely. Because when you are filming for these Breaking Dawn movies, we were filming for seven months - and if you're there alone the whole time even with the cast members, like on a day off, or on weekends, you'd go nuts."
About his fans obsession with him:
"Its definitely these characters we are playing. They are in love with Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black. I mean, they feel like they know them. We are just lucky enough to be playing them. But I definitely think its the characters."

Other content includes interviews with A.J Green, Lewis Hamilton, Diego Garcia, Dwyane Wade, Behati Prinsloo and Larry Schiller, as well as Luke Evans and Hollywood's Heartthrobs (Liam Hemsworth, Dane DeHaan, Logan Lerman, Xavier Samuel etc.)

For more on the amazing issue, GRAB THAT MAG or go to

Aug 30, 2011

Born to Blush

Think Pink.
(Cape: Tulle Lace from Glitterati | Shorts: Mango | Tanktop: Topshop | Shoes: Topshop)

Casual outfit in my favorite go to colors, pink and black. The easiest ensemble to come up with on a lazy Thursday spent at Magyar then at Ronza for Music Trivia. I sang Teenage Dream! Haha.


Aug 29, 2011

Magyar: Authentic Hungarian Cuisine

Whenever I hear of Hungarian food, my mind almost automatically goes on default and thinks about Hungarian sausages, probably the only Hungarian food I knew until last Thursday when I had the pleasure of eating in Magyar Hungarian Restaurant, which boasts to be the first Hungarian restaurant in the country. I arrived a little past dinner time, and the restaurant was packed with the after office dinner crowd. The restaurant was extremely easy to find and what I loved the most were the menus and the scrapbooks made by the servers of the restaurant which contained a primer on Hungarian cuisine and photos and captions of the food being served. That added a touch of effort which I very much appreciated.

Owned and managed by Vanessa Qua, with her brother on deck as executive chef, the restaurant serves up fantastic dishes which orient you on the savory dishes that are purely Hungarian and definitely something you'll be coming back over and over again...

As part of our 4-course meal, we were first served Magyar's Pureed Pumpkin Soup....

The dish had perfect consistency and it was flavorful and not bland at all. I found myself finishing the soup and cleaning out the bowl.
It was that good.
The second dish was a salad dish, fresh garden vegetables served with vinaigrette sauce.

I'll be honest, I am NOT a fan of salads as much but strangely, I did enjoy this meal as it was a great palette cleanser from the creamy soup. It was an good injection of freshness.

The main course was the highlight of the meal... trust me, I love it so much! The dish was Roasted Creamy Pork Tenderloin served with Mashed Potato, Spinach and Chili Oil. It was a complete package, definitely the dish to keep on coming back for. The dish had a fusion of so many different flavors that when eaten together combined to be so amazing. Aside from that, the pork was very very tender and the creamy sauce it came with was just simple exquisite!

The meal was capped off by a generous serving of Gundel crepe drizzled with chocolate sauce. Looking at the dish, it seemed to be the perfect nightcap and basically, it reminded me of a holiday in a plate!

A bonus that was served to us (just to try) was the restaurant's crowd pleaser called LANGOS. It was basically potato bread or as I referred to it, a potato pancake but with a twist: it was served with sour cream and cheese. Imagine yourself eating a fusion of french fries and baked potato, and this dish is what you get. It definitely is another must when ordering....

I have to say, when I walked into the restaurant, I was completely clueless what to expect. Food from Hungary seemed to be such an exotic cuisine but having this meal proved that not only was it extremely relatable to the palette, it was also very delicious. This restaurant is definitely a must-try and I recommend you guys to check it out and have your own little taste of Hungary.

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Authentic 4 Course Meal for 2 at the Best Hungarian Restaurant in Manila

xx, JL

Magyar Restaurant
Unit 3, Paseo de Magallanes, Pres. Sergio Osmena Highway, Magallanes Village
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 8531397