Weekend Story: Father’s Day 2017 + Gourdo’s Placemats + Tory Burch Gemini Link Tote Bag

Last weekend was spent in Bacoor and Manila. On Saturday afternoon, the hubby and I attended the funeral mass for the cremation of my former boss who passed away due to some physical ailments. She was such a kind, generous, and intelligent woman with great sense of humor. I owed her a lot for giving me her full trust in my first job and for many other things. (Rest in peace, MPV!) On Sunday, we had a dinner with the fam bam for Father’s Day at our fave resto in SM Manila. My youngest sib wasn’t feeling well and Daddy was in the province so they were not able to join us. We made sure though to greet Daddy and let him know how lucky and grateful we are for having him as our father.

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In between those two days, the hubby and I were just at home doing nothing. Haha. Oh, we went to Alabang Town Center (ATC) pala where I got some stuff like these good- and sturdy-looking Gourdo’s placemats (only PHP375 for 6 pcs.) that can be used indoor and outdoor:



I also received a new bag as a thank-you gift from a generous soul. This Tory Burch gemini link tote bag is my first ever Tory Burch bag. I’m not too familiar with the brand but I remember admiring its Ella color block tote before. I was initially hesitant with the bag because of its color. Kamusta naman ang pagiging dugyot ko dyan? Parang hindi ata kami bagay! But it’s quite pretty and posh with its shiny and water-proof canvas and after reading this review of the bag in the same color, I instantly had a change of heart. I realized I might be able to carry it with confidence also. Tiwala lang. We’ll see in the coming weekends!

my failed attempt to capture the bag’s beauty (it’s whiter and prettier in actual!)

Have a great week, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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14 Replies to “Weekend Story: Father’s Day 2017 + Gourdo’s Placemats + Tory Burch Gemini Link Tote Bag”

  1. Hi Edel! Di ko alam if naka comment na ako sa new look mo pero your new hairstyle shapes/frames your face nicely! 🙂 Careful lang when using the tote lalo wala siyang zipper 🙂

    1. Awww, dahil ikaw na nagsabi, maniniwala na ako. Hehe. Salamat, Jackie! Oo nga, need maging conscious kapag gamit ang bag lalo na magnetic flap closure lang ang meron sya sa loob. 🙂

      1. I had a similar bag before (open top with magnetic closure) and I made sure to put my wallet and phone at the bottom, tapos either scarf, payong, pouches on top para hindi ako manakawan.

        Enjoy your bag, but as Jackie said, konting ingat lang din!

  2. Edel! I saw your husband in person na. I attended an orientation dyan sa office ninyo. Actually, nakailang balik na ako dyan. Ikaw na lang di ko nakikita. hehe .

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