A few months back, I was invited to attend an event here at our hometown. I was really excited to be part of it, since it was (I believe) the first time an actual (blogger) event was happening at my place! Martine de Luna led the Make it Blissful "Home Gatherings" (Southern Living) workshop at Nuvali. She is the perfect person to listen to when it comes to making or having a more blissful living. The day started at Early Bird Breakfast then at Craft Coffee Revolution (I was late huu!) so I attended the second half at The House of Bawai in Solenad 3. It was a rainy afternoon, but I felt at home and safe knowing I was just a few KMs away from home.
Southern Living: Nuvali
Menu Card at The House of Bawai
So since I just arrived at the venue, I had no idea what was in store for us. The friendly bloggers greeted me as I entered Bawai. I love how they placed these menu cards, it really helps and makes you at ease knowing what the restaurant is serving you. Plus points to Bawai for this!!(:
Both the Spring Rolls and Noodles (sorry I forgot the name!) were really good! Yes, I can still remember the taste, but not the exact name haha! Basta masarap!(:
Their best-selling noodles! So good!
After getting our tumtums full, we had a little tour around Nuvali. I'll never get tired of this place even if I'm here everyday haha!(: They showed us the new developments and establishments around the area and they also shared with us the future plans for this place. So I'm telling you now, if you CAN, please INVEST. The future is HERE! I am praying that Ayala will keep their promise of keeping 70% of the place green. Coz I think that's what makes Nuvali standout. Dba!
After the short trip, we headed to Avida Nuvali's Showroom and met with Martine. She showed to us some of the scale models of the available Avida homes in Nuvali. And they are really lovely. Hay.... Someday, we'll live here too with my family.... But for now, let me just daydream and inhale the fresh air from all the greens surrounding me here!(:
Martine of Make it Blissful
And the love of her life, Ton; owner of Shophouse Coffee
Martine started her workshop on Home Gatherings by sharing with us how to make our own coffee at home. Interesting how making coffee can be a good conversation starter especially when you have guests. You entertain them plus you're already serving them with your own DIY coffee mix! Nice!
Martine teaching us how to make coffee in a different way
The Art of Table Setting
Then she introduced to us the girls of Boqueria Lifestyle. I was all ears while they were talking, coz I'm a fan of how they style. So effortless!
The gorgeous ladies of Boqueria Lifestyle Market
See? Just look at this setup. And it only took them a few minutes to come up with this!
Such a dainty setup!
Every small detail counts. It makes your guests feel at home when you create a beautiful setup. It is best to come up with a theme and work from there.
Simple yet elegant!
After the Boqueria girls' lecture, it was time for us to practice what we've learned.
We had a few minutes to gather all the props we need from this table and create our own signature setup.
Our setup (:
My team came up with this! The red makes the setting come to life, don't you think? So now, I want red plates for my own home haha (:
Love this setup (:
This was my favorite setup since it was really minimalist and they only used the props that were left at the table! Ang galing. They were able to make it work.
Be sure to drop by Nuvali and check out the Avida properties that they are currently offering.
Make it Blissful at Avida Nuvali