Calling out all '90s kids and fans! This year's Make Your Own Havaianas is all about the funky, playful, and colorful millennia that we all love! Talk about being nostalgic to the days we went gaga over Jolina that even her fashion sense is our ultimate #goals. Who remembers owning those butterfly hair clips that Jolina was famous for? We surely had a ton of those.

Last May 19, we were invited for an exclusive look at the #MYOH2017, and boy it's as if we stepped into a time machine that brought us back to the '90s! It's the total #FlashbackFriday - just look at the venue set-up complete with our favorite snacks and treats (yay for MikMik and HawHaw). The photo booth was decorated with the '90s icons and let's not forget the family computer where we enjoyed our all-time favorite arcade games. Of course, the highlight of the event is designing our very own Havaianas flip-flop, I went with a classic nude slippers that I can pair to any outfit. It was super fun and I really had a great time!

You can also create your funkiest combinations of soles, straps, and pins at All Flip-Flops SM City Naga on May 25 to 28, 2017. There will be a lot of styles to choose from - I heard there would be glow in the dark straps and 3D printed pins! Exciting!

To help you out, here are the three easy steps to create your own Havaianas:

See you there Havianaticos! Be sure to bring your creativity and revive the '90s kid in you!
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Pasta-lovers you will definitely celebrate for this! Avenue Plaza Hotel's Café Plazuela offers a new concept for Bicolanos for the whole month of May - "Pasta Fiesta" a do-it-yourself pasta buffet where you can create your own pasta just the way you like it.
There will be a set-up buffet table at Café Plazuela where you will be guided by these three steps:

Step 1: Choose your PASTA
Step 2: Choose your SAUCE
Step 3: Add on your favorite INGREDIENTS
For your pasta noodles, you can choose between the following choices: fetuccini - a ribbon-like pasta which matches perfectly to any meat sauces, penne - a perfect bed to any sauces because of its tube shape, the widely loved spaghetti by which you can pair to nearly any sauce, and linguine which is perfect for light sauces made with cream and seafood.
After you get your perfect base, it's time for the sauce. You can choose from the five choices: Alfredo, Puttanesca, Al Pesto, Marinara, and Vongole.

You can also jumble the steps based on your preference. What I did is that I first choose my sauce since for me it's easier that way. Being a seafood-lover, you've probably guessed what I've requested - Linguine with Marinara sauce.
Once you're done with the sauce, you can request to add your favorite ingredients. There's a variety of ingredients to choose from - for me, I added a lot of shrimps on my pasta. #seafoodislyf Hahaha! 

Your personalized pasta will be cooked in front of you. It's just amazing to see your creation coming to life. If you're a newbie to pasta dishes, don't fret because Avenue Plaza's chefs will be there to recommend the best option for you based on your own liking.
Here are some of our pasta creations:

Pasta Fiesta is available daily from 2PM to 5PM for only P180++. It's time to #CelebrateTheGoodLife with your DIY pasta experience!
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By the time you read this, I would assume you already knew that this lifestyle brand has reached Bicol and everyone's loving it! Who wouldn't? Sunglasses have been a staple accessory since the time began (okay, that was over the top, but you get the point. Haha!)
Sunnies Studios has been in the rise for about four years now. They started as the brand that offers affordable stylish sunglasses that we go gaga about because 'It' girls have been wearing it on social media.  Now, still having that signature vintage-slash-Califonia-vibe, they have evolved to offering graded specs and opening the ultimate interior/foodie heaven - Sunnies Café.

I have been coveting to get my hands on these sunglasses every time I go to Manila because they have become my "affordable luxury." (I know someone can relate with me on this. Hahaha!) That's why I'm so giddy when Soleil Store announced that they are bringing Sunnies Studios here in Bicol! Now I don't have to travel that far just to get the styles I see on Instagram. *wink*

 Soleil Store sells a range of escape essentials thru its San Pablo City, Laguna and Legazpi City, Albay stores. They are the official retailer of Havaianas, Bensimon, Thread 365 and now the Sunnies Studios in South Luzon. I love that they carry my all-time fave brands for traveling, plus their stores are so cute! Would you agree?

As the new addition to the Soleil family - the Sunnies stand was full packed with their designs perfect for every face shape, age, and style preference. I would guarantee you'll find something that you'll love! The best part is that your wallets won't hurt since you can get a pair of sunglasses for as low as P300!!! #shookt

For those still thinking of possible gift ideas for the Valentines, this could be it!
Go visit Soleil Store at 2F, Ayala Malls Legazpi

Thank you Sunnies Team for having us during your opening

What I'm wearing: Sunnies in Winona; top, Glam Theme Boutique; skirt, Forever 21; sneaks, Adidas Stan Smith
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