Sunday, July 12, 2015

Back Alley : Rediscover Old School

Cut, shave, massage are some of the services why boys and men go to barber shops or salon.

I was blessed enough again to win in 103.5 KLite's Father's day promo. Aside from the luscious Black Luxe Collection of Belgian Chocolate from Island Rose, there's also a pampering package at Back Alley for Mr. MITM.

The Back Alley Barbershop offers a return to quality grooming and gentlemen's services. They bring back old school rituals using cutting edge tools complemented with amazing products. They don't do shortcuts or fluff it up with fancy.They admire simplicity, quality, skills and hard work. Their talented and equipped barbers have you covered with the basics: a smart, slick haircut, a smooth, clean shave and a solid traditional massage.
Photo from Back Alley's Social media ccount

Let me tell you first how simple Mr. MITM is. He could just go to any barbershop on the street corner to have his hair cut. No arte, whatsoever. Before this day, he kept on telling me that he'll have his hair cut na coz it's long and not pleasant to look at. I would always say NO because I want to surprise him. (Sorry, I know somehow you got irritated. Hehe.)

The whole time he was sitted in the barber chair, I was keenly observing him and Mr. Anjie (barber) . I can see in his face and eyes the euphoric feel when the barber started to massage his head to his back after the hair cut. He really deserves that kind of pampering for all he has done and still doing for our family.
Mr. MITM and Mr. Anjie the barber

What I like about Back Alley, they play music depending on the request of the client. From old school to today's hits. That time, their clients are all of the same age that's why the music is today's genre.
Photo from Back Alley's Social Media Account

After everything's done, when I saw him.. Wow! OMG. I think I'm inlove with him only! I've never seen him that groovy after every haircut from his fave barbershop. He looks like a better man. More relaxed and rejuvenated.
Isn't he adorable? Kudos to Mr. Anjie for a job well done!

After each service, a hand-brewed coffee or craft ale awaits every customer. He doesn't drink coffee, so he got the craft ale, which according to him has a smooth taste and no after taste or smell like our local beer. That's why I think he has found a new buddy. ;)

His new found buddy -Blue moon

 When asked about his experience...

"coolness! i could not remember the last time i actually enjoyed having a haircut! in the usual barbershop, it was all just sit-get the haircut done-finish. i won't be forgetting my trip to back alley, cuz it was pure awesomeness. i actually smiled at my new hair do. be definitely goin back there soon. place feels like im right at home! refreshing experience!" - Mr. MITM 

Oh well, after that, the rest is history. Lol. No, he hugged and kissed me and thanked me for the experience. (Is it the Blue Moon's effect?! I hope not!) I'm grateful I joined 103.5 KLite's contest and won, coz I made my man the happiest that day.

With Back Alley, it's not just a haircut, it's an experience. Every detail makes a difference. And they also believe that great things never go out of style.

Yes! That's me! :)

If you have a companion, he/she can read while waiting. Guess which book I picked?! None. Coz my attention is on my man and the barber. Hehe

This is how jam-packed the shop is during peak day, that's why you have to book ahead. Even asked one of the customers there if it's also their first time. They frequent Back Alley, him and his 2 sons. The people keep coming back because of their service. 

GF Alpha Salcedo Bldg. 
Bautista cor Sanchez St. 
Salcedo Village, Makati City 

website :
Instagram: @backalleybarbershop 
Mobile: +63 947 518 5736 

Select a service and BOOK NOW .

Why get a cut, when you can get CREATION.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Island Rose : The Philippines' leading online flower and gift delivery service

Online shopping or conventional shopping?

Before, I would prefer the conventional shopping so I can see or fit the actual item and bring it home right away. But with my current situation, online shopping is more convenient over conventioznal shopping. I won't get stuck in traffic, be surrounded by many people which makes me feel dizzy, it won't be tedious for me. You can still get or buy the things you need without those rush, anyway.

The first time I did online shopping was with Zalora , and I was so happy with the relaxed transaction and fast delivery. I was fortunate again to experience online transaction with Island Rose, thanks to 103.5 Klite again and again for this chance.

Island Rose is the Philippines' leading online flower and gift delivery service.Their international standard long stem (45-50 cm) roses are a classic among rose enthusiasts worldwide. Their flowers are imported from Europe and grown in their farm in the Philippines.
Photos from Island Rose's Social media accounts

 Here's the step-by-step ordering process for the Bouquet and Belgian chocolates from Island Rose.

1. Go to
2. Create a Peso Account under the Rewards program or Log-in to your account if you are already a current customer.
3. After creating an account, click BOUQUETS for the flowers or click GIFT SHOP for sweets, stuffed toys, jewelry and accessories. 4. Fill-out the necessary details. What I love about this part is you can personalize your greetings!
5. Add the item(s) to your virtual shopping basket
6. Click CHECKOUT if you are done.
7. You can pay via PayPal or credit card
8. You will receive a virtual receipt with your order number
9. Once your order was successfully submitted.( Take note of the order #). You will receive an email from Island Rose of your Invoice and will update you on your order status. In no time, they will email you again of the tracking number via their express courier LBC so you can easily track the status of your order.

That's easy peasy lemon squeezy process with Island Rose!

So what are you waiting for? Put a smile on somebody's face now! You don't need to wait for an occassion to make someone feel they are loved and appreciated. Make everyday, a special day.

Here are the items I ordered courtesy of 103.5 KLite ;)

Aqua baby 3-stem light pink roses (this one lasted for 2 weeks before the petals withered)

Valentine's day 2015

Christine Deluxe - One dozen yellow roses. Flower bouquets are delivered in bud stage, beautifully bunched and wrapped in classic florist designed Island Rose packaging with a personalized greeting card. Perfect for any occassion.
For my SUPERMOM on Mother's Day 2015

The Black Luxe Collection - Liqueur-infused dark chocolate pralines complemented with special ganaches best describes the Black Luxe Collection. Featuring six flavors of handcrafted pralines, this chocolate collection offers a unique palate experience. Each praline is made with 71 percent dark chocolate infused with six liqueurs including Marc de Champagne, Amarula, Hennessy Cognac, Jack Daniels, Amaretto and Grand Marnier. The Black Luxe Collection Bruges Belgian Chocolates are made only with the finest ingredient from exclusive local and international supplier. 
 Bruges Belgian Chocolates
(Father's Day 2015 - for Mr. MITM)

 To know more about Island Rose Click here

Facebook: Island Rose 
Instagram: @islandroseph 
Twitter: @IslandRose 
Call : (02) 816 3091 

Naturally, we wouldn't buy a pig in a poke product, but with Island Rose, you can be sure of its product's freshness and first-rate quality.

"Happiness is an unexpected hug, a kind word, a bouquet of FLOWERS, a delicious piece of CHOCOLATE, feeling at peace with oneself"

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