Beautiful Leather by The Tannery Manila

Quality and beauty – these are things I look for when choosing personal stuff. When it comes to bags, quality leather is on top of my list. I am so happy when I discovered a homegrown, truly Filipino brand which creates quality, export material, leather bags, belts and accessories and offers leather care solutions as well.

The Tannery Manila originated from Hermoso family, a long line of leather makers who started crafting and honing their skills in leather making as early as 1901. Their workshop is located in Bulacan. They started exporting their products since 2007 to various countries like Germany, Japan, Australia, and added local fairs, online selling and private sales until their very first store opened in Tiendesitas.

How much would you buy a leather bag? I know some people who would shell out PhP 20,000 to Php 75,000 for it. You would be surprised to note that the price range for their bags is P3000 – 9,000 only. A definite steal. 100% Filipino, 100% handcrafted from cow leather with accents of exotic skin.


My new wish list: Something Leather


Accessories – all leather

What I like is that the design of these bags are classic, elegant and timeless, for a very affordable price. They also offer made to order services and can emboss your name or monogram in your bag for as low as P200.00.

What is a lady without a beautiful stylish and elegant bag to hold her personal effects? This definitely goes on top of my wish list.

For all you leather enthusiast, they have an upcoming sale on June 20-21 up to 60% off! Don’t miss it!  See also contest details below to win free stuff!




You may email your concern to or contact them via Tel no. 706-9459; mobile no. 09175964013 or visit their showroom at the 2nd flr., Bldg A., Tiendesitas, Pasig City. Their website:


Have you heard about “The Tannery Manila”?

“The Tannery Manila” is a 100% home-grown brand, which specializes in the manufacturing of leather materials and leather goods. They are not just bag makers, but also experts in leather being in the industry since 1901. They are committed in catering to both product and quality service. The Tannery Manila offers product warranty and made-to-order services for individuals who are looking to personalize, who have specific requirements, or who like to materialize a particular design in mind. The Tannery Manila lets you turn your idea into a reality!

If you want to check the best selection of leathergoods, visit their website at or drop by their store at 2nd Floor, Building A, Tiendesitas Pasig.

For even better news, The Tannery Manila Pop-Up Sale is just around the corner! Coming this June 20 to 21 discover quality leathergoods on sale at the 1st Building A, Tiendesitas, Pasig. This happens only twice a year and with up to 60% price discounts, leather enthusiasts surely won’t want to miss

Get updates on this event by joining on facebook . Log in to to pre-register online.

Don’t forget to join their LEATHER ADDICT – BAG GIVEAWAY! See contest mechanics below to find out how to WIN!







Confessions of a Cheesecake-holic

I have a confession:  I am a cheese person and I have always loved Cheesecake! (Who doesn’t?) It never failed to perk me up when I’m feeling down, tired or stressed out after a long day of juggling work and completing my “to do” lists.  I usually have it in my favorite coffee shop, with coffee (that’s a given) and a good book in tow.  With these, I must say, I can truly relate to the words of Rebecca Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic: “the world seems better, the world is better..”   I simply love the feel and the rich taste of the cake when it melts in my mouth.

That’s why I am so happy to learn that Dolce Trio, a budding homegrown brand in my town, makes super yummy cheesecakes! Pastry Chef Glenn’s cakes is on top of my fave things.  The chef and his lovely wife Lara follow western international standards, having built their careers abroad.

I tried their cheesecake in a cup and immediately fell in love it!  Being a cheesecake-holic, I ordered the big one not long after that!


Dolce Trio’s Cheesecake in a cup is a marvelous, creative work!



Rich, decadent Blueberry Cheesecake!



Make no mistake! They are not only cute, they are fierce!


So soft and yummy!

I support local brands especially when quality is impeccable for much lesser price. Try it and see what I am talking about. Their operations will rest for a couple of months but orders can be made until July.

So when I am feeling tired or down, having some me time, coffee, yummy cake and inspiring books really make my day.  How do you cheer and inspire yourself?11418222_10152895832492304_15316889_n