Saturday, October 19, 2013

French Baker

I had another macaron craving a few days back and I bought these...

Macarons from French Baker

From left to right: Orange with chocolate ganache, caramel, pistachio, raspberry, chocolate, mocha and orange with chocolate ganache
These guys are winners!  I paid less than Php 200 for these babies and they are worth every cent.  The macarons are on the small but big on flavor.  Definitely better than the over-priced, medicine-tasting Bizu macarons.
If ever you get a macaron craving, I recommend the French Baker macarons.  I hope they create more flavors.  More flavors, more choices.  Yummy!
Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Janina for Jul B Dizon Update

Remember my excitement regarding my purchase from Janina by Jul B Dizon (read it here)?  Well, after only 2 months, my excitement has turned to disappointment.  The earrings I bought had poor quality, as evidenced by the picture below...

Back side of the main earrings
The right earring still has a small hook at the base (this is the thing that you can hook the next part of the earrings to make it dangle).  The left one has no more small hook at the base.  This is soooo sad because I cannot hook the next part of the earrings to make a dangling earring. friend told me that she had a not-so-good experience with Jul B Dizon jewelry.  She said that compared to the other silver jewelries she bought, the one from Jul B Dizon easily tarnishes (even for their gold-plated jewelries).  Maybe that's the reason why gold-plating or silver-plating from the store is free.

I really like this pair of earrings...the stones are nice and the design is great.  However, the setting is really of poor quality.  I plan to bring these earrings to Velayo Inc. so they can gold-plate it and maybe put in a small hook so I can still use the other parts of the earrings.  I'll update you once I consult the Velayo Inc. staff.

I will probably not buy from Janina for Jul B Dizon.  Or if ever I buy from them, I will probably ask Velayo Inc. to fortify and strengthen the jewelry setting.  Haaaay....this is a big disappointment for me.

Thanks for dropping by!  I'll talk to you soon.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Hi guys!  It's a sweets review today.  I know that Bizu has been around for more than 10 years.  I have tried a few of their offerings (mostly cakes and macarons), so I thought maybe it's time to blog about it.  I tried their macarons before and I liked them.  Let me tell you my current experience.  Since I was craving for macarons a few weeks back, I purcahsed some from Bizu.  Since I liked them before, I was expecting to still like them. 

The presentation
I was disappointed in the taste of the macarons. I had high expectations from Bizu since I knew it was one of those fancy shmancy French resto. The macarons tasted like medicine. The only saving grace is that the outside parts are crunchy with a soft center.

Roll call (clockwise): Lime curd (light green), dulce de leche (beige), passion fruit (light orange with brown specks), rose lychee (white with red specks), raspberry (pink), earl grey (aqua), coffee espresso (light brown), caramel (middle macaron)

I'm still looking for my perfect macaron.  I'll update you once I find "the one".

That's it for today.  Thank you very much for reading!