Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shopping Handmade: Reyes with Irene

Hey there!

You must be wondering... where are last week's Sunday Shots? Well, they're... in process, in a bit of an unusual turn, I'm the one totally uninspired for them, and Gaurav actually delivered his in time. So while I'm trying to get inspired for last week's and this week shots, I'm gonna write a blog entry that belonged to last month!

I actually had to check, cause I thought I should have been written at the beginning of last month, since I met up with my friend Irene for our exchange of Reyes gifts on the first week of Jan! In most of Spain, Santa Claus is more of a late comer, and gifts have always been given on the morning of Jan 6th, which according to lore is when the Three Magi, Wise Men or Reyes Magos as we call them, presented the baby Jesus with the incense, gold & myrrh.

Well, long story short, we met up for lunch at Vip's, had quite a yummy lunch, I tried the very awesome Toblerone cheesecake and we exchanged gifts!

I got Irene addicted to Dolly bags, and she has quite a loooong list of bags she wants to get, so I usually get her one for either/both Reyes and her b-day. And this year I got her a Ruffle purse, a Sofia cosmetic bag (super roomy) and an eye-glass case, all matching!

And she got me one of the many books available about Hypatia of Alexandria (I have been wanting to read about her for quite a while) and super cute handmade felt Hello Kitty pin that I wore right away!

Hopefully I'll have more blog entries ready this week, cross your fingers for some extra motivation coming my way!


  1. Sounds like a fun day! Great gifts.

  2. That cheesecake looks so good! I wish I could grab it through my monitor and eat it!!

    Thank you for the links!! You are the best! I am off to check those out right now! :)

  3. You're so cute!

    I must have some of that cheescake!

  4. Oh my god.... Toblerone cheesecake!!!

    That's it, I'm moving to Spain.

  5. Looks like you had a great time! The cake looks amazing! Now I have a craving :(

  6. Hi Pili :D
    The cheese cake looks absolutely amazing. Gosh it is a meal itself ;)
    What a fun gift swap.
    Yeah, I wanna move to Spain now too ;)

  7. Is that a Label of Hope top?

    I want some of that cheesecake. Every time you take pics of food over there, I always get hungry. Meanie. ;P

  8. Yes girls, that toblerone cheesecakes was as yummy as it looks!

    And yes Brooke, that IS a Label of Hope top, and one of my favourites!

  9. Mmmm, that desert looks amazing! You two girls know how to have fun! I wasnt to read the book you received, it looks like my kind of story.

  10. So sweet to receieve gifts after christmas! In fact I'll be exceptionally happy if I get something on a normal day because it will be a surprise and I love surprises. PLUS, getting a book is the you-will-never-go-wrong gift for me. Heh heh.

    PS: The cake looks yummy!

  11. Toblorone cheesecake! yum! If only it were vegan ;) cheesecake was my favourite sweet before I stopped eating cheese.
    The Dolly bags look really lovely, you can never have too many bags.
    Thankyou for your comment, Im glad you like my photo albums :)



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