Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

Emporiyum 2015

11.16.14: YUUUUM!

*So I failed to publish this on Friday.. ha! Anyway, HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!! 

Hello, dolls!! Happy weekend!! ❤ Another week flew by…aah I can’t believe it’s almost April — our anniversary month!! 🙂 The rest of the year is going to be amazing but I know for sure that the best months will be April, May, and June! It sounds random (I know) but thinking about meeting our baby in 3 months is giving me so much excitement!!

Majority of my Facebook friends are posting about Holy Week in the Philippines. It’s making me miss home more and the things that my family and I would do during Holy Week. It’s been a while since I did “Visita Iglesia” — and how it becomes a food trip adventure after. I miss our “staycations” and how we would observe the religious practices each day. I miss how it’s not about Easter baskets and brunch. Ahhh…home.

Anyway, this Easter weekend is going to be pretty good! A and I are going on an adventure tomorrow. I can’t wait!

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Right around April, I get nostalgic about the things that we did when we became a couple and the adventures that we went to celebrate our anniversary.

One of our favorites? Emporiyum!

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We attended the first Emporiyum event in Baltimore 2 years ago. It was in April, a couple of days after our anniversary so I have this I-love-Emporiyum-because-it’s-our -thing- feeling”.

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A couple of months after their successful April event in Baltimore, they held one in Washington DC. We were excited because it’s bigger and we can do something in DC after. Perfect!

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A & R

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“this way please”

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I love this! Very creative.

Astro Doughnuts had their truck parked outside the venue.

We took it as “try me first” ha! We tried the maple bacon..because why not?

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As we entered the venue I told A that we should have a “game plan” so we can try a least 80% of the food stalls at the event.

Here are our favorites. I took so many pictures that day! But of course I can’t share all 200 of them all here haha

Neopol’s Smoked Salmon

Handcrafted Italian Salami. YUM!

Who can resist tacos? Especially if it looks like this!

Squid Ink Pasta!!! 🙂

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Delicious cheddar grits from Geechie Boy Mill

Look at those perfect biscuits!

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What goes best with biscuit? JAM!

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Mike Isabella from Top Chef had a stall at the event

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Now my favorite part….pastries!

I stopped when I saw the cookies. Then I died cause they ave cupcakes and macarons too! OMG

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…and of course I tried most of them while going around the all and forgot to take pictures! haha

They have the wittiest cards that I’ve seen!

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HARISSA!!! Mina’s mild harissa has the perfect balance of flavors.

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Sake Shack time

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Super Fry Frickle Dog

Shake Shack collaborated with Gordy’s, a local pickle company from Washington DC.

Mmm…soooo good!

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Cause I love spreads!!!

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Delicious covered pretzels! The white chocolate sprinkle is my favorite.

Nothing better than fresh almond milk!

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Was so tempted to get one!! But then I realized I could just add it to our registry so I passed haha

More delicious pastries!!

Finally! Laos food is getting promoted here in the US 🙂

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…and of course! We wouldn’t miss a chance to try something new from Woodberry.

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Apple, Pear, and Quince Hand Pie.

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Lechon Tacos

OMG ’em babies!

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Paul Qui in the house!!

We love the show Top Chef (and no we do not dream to be on the show someday, we just really love it!) Anyway, seeing the contestants or winners in person is exciting for us because we get to pick their brain even for just a couple of minutes. A likes to talk about us working in the kitchen too…which makes them a little interested.. I guess. haha

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Like!

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Hamachi, anyone?

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Tsakamen Buns

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Hamachi Don

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Tea!!! Yes please 🙂

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Lunc Box by Bryan Voltaggio

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Perfect grilled cheese with delicious tomato soup

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Unfortunately Milk Bar was already sold out of mostly everything 😦

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Mast Brothers!!! Another one of my favorites!!

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I love their cookbook!!! Their brownie recipe is to die for and the chocolate tart…aaaah

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I have yet to go o heir NYC store. Soon love, promise!!!

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We went to Union Market before heading home.

Found this cute Asian store

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Pilipinas!!!

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1 out of 8

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P.S. We went back yesterday…and it was ah-mah-zing!

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Thank you, Emporiyum!!! Can’t wait to go to the next one 🙂

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I am such a sucker for natural lighting. OOTD pics

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Okay I wasn’t trying to be emo but my hair was getting in the way..and I thought…woah! ANG ARTE! hahaha

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Burgundy and brown are 2 colors that I love to wear together during fall

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Boots: Nine West

Tights and black crop top: H&M

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Adventures with this one ❤

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Another amazing date to remember ❤

xx

R

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