Thursday, November 19, 2015

Belle De Jour Power Planner 2016 and Petite Planner

This autumn Belle De Jour Power Planner 2016 ( BDJ ) goes to Ewha Womans University in Seoul. Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. The fall foliage is a perfect opportunity to do something new, something bold and something beautiful.


Good thing BDJ's got a year's worth of positivity to help us get started on our dreams, resolutions and bucket-list. BDJ believes anything is possible! It allows us to appreciate the potential we have within ourselves and eventually, celebrate the kind of woman we've become.


BDJ is proud to be in one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea. The use of "Womans" carries a special meaning. The early founders of the college thought that every woman in this community is worth being respected; to promote this idea, they chose the word "woman" to avoid lumping students colletively together under the word "women."

Ewha has grown into a cradle not only for women leaders of Korea but those of global scope, and is now ready to make new leaps to proudly serve the women of the world.


Just like your BDJ Planner, you can make those lists, plot your schedules and even write down great ideas that can revolutionize the world!

The best part? You won't have to do it alone. BDJ's got a big community of women who won't bat an eyelash at giving you the support you need. Connect with other Bellas by liking the BDJ Facebook page or by logging on to


              Features of the BDJ Power Planner

              192 full-color pages
              Available in leather, smyth and spiral hardcover  
              Expandable back-pocket
              Stickers to mark special dates
              5.6 x 7.9 inches
              Php 598 - Smyth and Spiral hard covers
              Php 680 - Leather Cover

         What's Inside?
  • Time Management Principles to guide you on what tasks
  • to prioritize.
  • Goals, Dreamboards Checklist to focus on what's important.


  • Health checklist and menstrual tacker to monitor your health data.

  • Bills and Cash Flow Tracker Pages to manage your expenses and savings.


  • Over Php40,000 worth of coupons inside! 


It's no fun to keep working without enjoying life's many pleasures, so BDJ's giving us budget-saving coupons from lifestyle partner brands. Think of it as our incentive to working towards the life we want for ourselves! Go ahead Bellas, we deserve it!



Get BDJ's newest products at a special 10% discounted rate when you purchase online  

Start your Christmas shopping early and save as much as 30% when you avail these exciting BDJ Pre Holiday Bundles here!


BDJ Petit Planner 2016 is a pocket-sized planner reminiscent of the Belle De Jour Power Planner design for ladies-on-the-go.


4.17x5.51 inches
224 pages
PVC zipper
Monthly Planner
Big Ideas Worksheet
Bucket List page

Php 320

Big Ideas Worksheet to manage insights and daily objectives.

Monthly Planner to take notes of daily errands.

Bucket List Page to list and track down things to do and goals to achieve.


Has zipped pockets used to keep cards, receipts, tickets, etc.


This November 29th mark  your calendars and celebrate 10 years with BDJ at 7th BDJ Fair: Share the Spark at SM MOA, Music Hall from 10am to 8pm.

Pre-register here

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Henry Hotel Manila

I have this huge fascination with Manila's old world charm. Behind those towering walls and gates, I dreamt of the 19th century aristocratic "alta de sociedad" families born in wealth accustomed to elegant mansion living.

The Henry Hotel Manila is a dream come true for heritage lovers who appreciate the aesthetics and architecture of the 1950s.

A 34 room boutique hotel spread across 5 clusters of heritage houses including its own White House Mansion and Apartment 1B in-house restaurant.

Kudos to Hanky Lee, Chairman of Innovoterra Properties for "evoking the old yet not-loosing-its-feel" theme. The Henry has every imaginable comforts found in any modern hotel.

Venture into the realms of sensuality. Approach is gentle, with a nostalgic touch of old world charm

Only the National Artist for Landscape Architecture Ildefonso Santos can truly understand how a 1950s garden looks like.

Think tall acacia tree lined driveway with popular indigenous old plants down memory lane: palmeras, santana, lampana and champaca.

There are 6 classic rooms with 1 suite room per cluster. These houses are interconnected by a pathway from the brilliant minds of architect Justin Basco.

Musings of an old soul. Do you seem to have a special connection to eras long before you were born?

In love with these 1900s rustic Baldozzas ( now Machuca ) Mediterranean tiles with sophisticated border motifs.

Food by renowned Apartment 1B. House salad. Walnuts, grapes, blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette.

Spaghetti Vongole. Manila clams, basil, white wine, tomatoes, olive oil and garlic. Still dreaming of this wonderful pasta til now.
Grilled porkchop in Apple Sauce with veggies. You may opt for rice or mashed potato.

Another surprise awaits! Inside the compound is fashion designer Jojie Lloren's atelier and Albert Avellana's gallery of extraordinary art. 

Eric Paras, the designer behind The Henry Hotel has its own furniture gallery inside the compound. That's a total of 3 clusters of houses full of creative juices flowing.

Come nighttime, a splendid grandiose awaits!

Entering the portal to another time, one can't help but be romanced by the vibe the scene evokes.

A peak of the classic room. Think old wooden aparadors with modern lighting fixtures. Mesmerized. My eyes are craving for more! 

Iron window grills? another check for this highly intriguing boutique hotel.

Corporate social responsibility comes in through handmade items from Kamay Kraft, an NGO Group. Mini bar with carefully sourced exciting Filipino delicacies like dried mangoes in chocolate, biscocho, casuy and banana chips. 

Complimentary coffee is an in-house blend

Bewildered by this chic, sassy, well-lighted restroom 

On a night like this...

The owner's suite has an overlooking balcony and can be booked for intimate private parties for 20 people. Create truly lasting memories.

2680 Compound, F.B. Harrison St, Pasay, Metro Manila
(02) 807 8888