Though I have plastic tape, I try my best to avoid wrapping with it because it's single use plastic that never gets recycled. One of the ways I do this is to use the least amount of washi tape . . .
The amount of waste produced during Christmas is staggering so I want to share some ways we reduce our waste after opening Christmas presents! Even though our building recycles, we know that not . . .
This was first posted on minimaluxe.com in December 2018 Have you ever tried to open a present and the bow was tied so tightly that you gave up and just snipped it off with scissors? The result . . .
If you really must use tape with your gift wrapping, then I recommend using the minimum amount possible, which is my experience is THREE! I recommend using paper or washi tape over plastic tape, . . .
Last Christmas I started reusing brown paperbags and even shopping bags for gift wrapping, because I realized that the holiday season creates a lot of waste, and I would love to be part of a movement . . .
Say bye-bye to tangled Christmas tree lights! I learned about this technique from a book called Real Simple Solutions. This is a great book that I bought in Jakarta many years ago when we were . . .
When we were living in Berlin, we wanted to hang a Parol. It's a very iconic Filipino symbol for Christmas! A parol (/pɑːˈroʊl/) is a Filipino ornamental lantern that . . .
I originally wrote this post in December 2018 on my Minimaluxe website, but I'd like to transfer it here since we use it every year as a basis or guide for when we decorate here in Manila. WHITE . . .
I came home from our Tagaytay AirBnB vacation with a really nice package waiting for me from the exclusive distributor of my favorite Scandi brand called HAY DESIGN. I was so intrigued that even . . .
This was one of the most used items we brought during our recent trip to Tagaytay! I highly recommend bringing a bug zapper when traveling the tropics! Living in the tropics, our beach and vacation . . .