travel & lifestyle blog by ruth dela cruz

Things That Make Me Happy (Lately)

May 8, 2017
Kipling Dream Garden Collection
Things That Make Me Happy (Lately)

There are only a few people who can make me really laugh but it only takes simple things/gestures to make me happy.  I had my “moment” last week  and now I am back on the game: staying focused, and dismissing unnecessary thoughts. 
There are a lot of things that make me happy – let me share some of them:
Kipling Makes Me Happy – Always!
Kipling is celebrating its 30th year and I visited the newest store in Uptown Mall. I was pleasantly surprised with the new collection – minimalist yet still dainty. Love that the new Kipling bags are more for my age but still keeping the fun on each bag with its signature Kipling money which is named after a Kipling employee. 
Kipling’s history started in n Antwerp, Belgium’s fashion and design capital,  when  three passionate  and  enterprising  men -Paul  Van  De  Velde,  Vincent Haverbeke  andXavier  Kegels,decided  to  try  their  hand  at  shaking  up  the handbag world. The crinkled nylon is a happy accident during a dying process which the team adapted and is now used for Kipling’s functional and durable handbags. 
Kipling has since collaborated with different artists.  The Art M is part of this year’s Spring 2017 collection including the  Defea, another favorite  design  for  consumers  across  Asia.  This perfect bag is available  in  a  dynamic Dream Garden bright floral and leafy print exclusively for the Asian market and for the 30th anniversary, it offers a free 30th Year Monkey in Pink Frost until the 30th of May only.

Kipling is one of my fave (travel) bags that can carry all my stuff. 

Harry Potter – Inspired Event by Robinson’s “Learn Wellness” Campaign
We had a little fun time playing games to discover the road to wellness with Robinson’s Supermarket’s Route to Wellness Campaign. 
robinson's back to school promo
The setup reminds me of my Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party. 
It is a perfect theme as we prepare for the back-to-school season. No one is exempted to continue their journey towards healthy living as we discover nutritious and rewarding food choices in  “Learn Wellness”. 
The event was held in Eastwood Central Plaza and we love the enchanting setup with fun wizarding activities from a VR game, potion-making and mind-boggling games. We love that I, Rodel and Rod won the games. We got really simple prizes (like coffee mugs and lotion sachets) but for some reason, we felt too happy with them!
robinson's back to school promo
robinson's back to school promo
robinson's back to school promo

Here’s a treat: from May 1 to June 30, 2017, shoppers will get Php 100 OFF coupon for a minimum single receipt purchase of Php 3,000 at Robinson’s Supermarket. Purchases must be inclusive of Php 500 worth of participating products from Nestle, CDO, Splash, Wyeth or Purefoods. Shoppers even get additional 10 Robinsons Rewards Points when they buy selected Nestle products. Check out for more information. 

Monday’s Made Better with Coffee Bean

coffee bean promo mondays made better

Okay, I don’t dread Mondays as much now after I went fulltime in blogging and left corporate world. I remember how my Monday’s would feel back then – we always start with a quick catch up on how our weekends went while enjoying a cup of Ice Blended Coffee. We always go to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. 
coffee bean promo mondays made better
coffee bean promo mondays made better
Here’s a treat,  give Monday a nudge in the right direction with the return of Mondays Made Better promo. For all Mondays until Juue 5, get your favorite Ice Blended Coffee Drink for only Php 100! I wish I have a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf store next to my house! 
I really love the Ultimate Mocha Ice Blended 😀 Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf invented the ice blended drink that people now call the Frappuccino! It is always good to drink the original! 
Php 33 Sides on Thursdays at Wingstop!

Tuesday used to be my favorite day for Wingstop because of their promo 20 wings for only Php 499! I had it last week during my “me time” (didn’t finish everything by myself, of course). 
Now, Thursdays are no longer just for throwbacks. As Wingstop hits 3 years in the Philippines, enjoy Php 33 for featured sides every Thursday from April 20 to July 20! That’s half the price!
Plot the Thursdays for Cheesy Nachos, Onion Rings, Nachos and Sweet Potato Chips and the rest of the 14 featured sides for the 14 Thursdays. Post your photos and tag @wingstopph! 
Patches and more patches!

I am seriously obsessed with patches now and I love my finds from @3cheeese and #Row101SummerPopUp! I just need to find the time to work on this project. 🙂 
What makes you happy? 
Have a great week ahead! 

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