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 . . .
The day before we were going to Tagaytay, I was in panic-mode I wanted to find a sanitizer that was guaranteed to be anti-viral and antibacterial... that can clean the air and surfaces, while not . . .
We are slowly opening up our social bubble so while we were in Tagaytay we met up with our friends from the Super South Mutya and Jinggoy Buensuceso. We know that they are very careful especially as . . .