Showing posts from August, 2021

HOME DESIGN: Merlgen: cabinetry that compliments every bathroom design

If someone says that the bathroom is the most important room in the house, would you agree? Give it a second though, it might get you nodding.    The bathroom is where one starts and ends the day, and an escape zone when seeking solitude, or a good hiding spot. Believe it or not, the shower is where inspiration can strike and the perfect area to decompress. How much time do you use this room daily?   In designing homes, the bathroom, does not get a s much attention, which shouldn ’ t be the case. It is one of the most used rooms in any home. Did you know that house guests can judge you by how this room looks?    “ The golden rules of bathroom design lists proper ventilation, ample natural light coupled with good mood lighting, and  attention to details . When we say details it means all appointments must be cohesive, it should have a theme and space conscious. Then the rest will fall into place —  the color, tile layout, fixtures and the right cabinetry, ”  said Honeylet Lim, manager o

CONDO LIVING: Festival mood at Legacy Leisure

“ One of the main considerations in planning an event is the space, ”  said Candice Respicio of the Zegen Group, an Davao based events management company that holds an impressive list of clients from the private, corporate and political sectors.    “ The wide outdoor area of Legacy Leisure can be an exciting venue for a private festival like the Kadayawan for its residents. The amenities can be used for other purposes other than its intended use, ”  she added.   Impressive and unique is how to describe the amenity area of CrisRon Legacy Leisure Residences , the rising condominium project along Ma-a Road.    “ It is unique because our design goes the opposite direction of the regulated community developments which allots 30% of the total area to open space. Legacy Leisure ’ s open space will occupy 70% of the 2.4-hectare project, ”  said Clark Yap of CrisRon Holiday Builders, Inc.   “ To make the open space impressive, Legacy Leisure is going world-class on its amenity development. Acro

FOOD & LIFESTYLE: Cooking with Dona Elena

Cooking has always been a breather for me. The kitchen is every mom's fave go-to-place whenever we feel the need to be alone. Today, I am glad to get hold a bag of Dona Elena products at home. I have a reason to play around the kitchen!  MINT PESTO PASTA WITH DO√ĎA ELENA ANCHOVIES & CASHEW BITS Ingredients:  100g Dona Elena Pasta Dona Elena Pure Olive Oil Dona Elena Anchovies Toasted garlic bits Pesto Powder or Pesto Sauce 1tbsp unsalted butter (optional) Salt & Pepper to taste Garnish with:  Mint Toasted garlic bits Cashew bits Directions: Bring to a boil 300ml water . Cook pasta for 8-10 mins. Set aside Heat pan. Pour olive oil.  Saute garlic bits. Add butter (optional) pour pesto powder. Stir until well blended. Add cooked pasta. Mix well.  Serve and garnish with mint, toasted garlic & cashew bits.  Serves 2.  ANCHOVY GARLIC BREAD Ingredients Basic Bread:  1 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/8 cup warm water 1 tsp instant dry yeast 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/8 tsp sa