Cafe Enye: Breakfast, Brunch and Brew

The #TitasofManila would always meet for breakfast. We want dainty cafes, pastel-coloured linen, bright lights and pretty food for our Instagram. Where do we bring the gents? Men don’t want pretty food. They just want one thing for breakfast – real food. And if they can have beer, well that’s heaven!

If you’re looking for a place in Eastwood City where you can have breakfast, brunch, and cold brew, try Cafe Enye. This is where you’d love to have  meetings with your bros because they offer bang for the buck meals which come in big servings. If there’s something we can thank the Spaniards for, that would be the rich culture they have shared with us for 333 long years. I’m sure that deep down inside, you are craving for Spanish cuisine! Cafe Enye serves traditional Filipino and Spanish colonial dishes you’ll love.

Every dish is a must try…


They have a bar which offers Nipa Brew‘s wide selection of all natural, all local beverages both men and women will love. For openminded gals, this is the place where you can have unlimited mimosas and bloody mary for breakfast without being judged.🙂 Did I mention unlimited? For only P200? Really cool place!

laineyloveslife - cafe enye

They’re open daily from 7 am to 1 am. Come together, right now!

The Pigpen Cafe

The Pig Pen - Sta Rosa

Now that my little man enjoys going out for a walk, I feel better bringing him to parks and malls. I don’t like going out on weekends though because the rainy season has already started and people are getting sick. We try to stay away from the crowd as much as possible and these days, it’s hard to find quiet spots where we can enjoy good food.

Whilst exploring Solenad 3, my mom saw The Pigpen Cafe and she instantly said we should check it out because they seem to offer good food (basing on the photos displayed through the glass). The Black Pig @theblackpigmnl in Alabang came into my mind and true enough, I learned that The Pigpen is its sister cafe. I knew even before we walked right through the door that we will be served great food.

We were supposed to order snacks but the photos were so enticing that we ended up ordering rice meals and pasta. What I love about The Pigpen is that the photos on the menu look very close to the actual food they serve – the colours, the presentation, the serving size. What you see is what you get (except for the banana cheesecake which was just half of the one we saw on the menu).

We ordered Chicken Mole, Roasted Garlic Chicken, and Pulled Pork Cannelloni. The colours were enticing and each of these plates were so rich in flavour! Chicken Mole had that scrumptious Mexican bbq taste while the rice accompanying the roasted chicken, albeit plain-looking, was truly delicious and delightful. My mom really enjoyed her tasty cannelloni. The pulled pork filling’s tenderness was perfect.

Laineyloveslife - The Pig Pen - Sta Rosa

Chicken Mole – I learned that [moh-lay] sauce is a fusion of different flavours and spices and chocolate is one of its main ingredients. Wow. I love this already.

Laineyloveslife - The Pig Pen - Sta Rosa

Don’t judge this Roasted Garlic Chicken by the way it looks. Yes, it may look less mouthwatering because it looks plain but it’s really flavourful! Try it!

Laineyloveslife - The Pig Pen - Sta Rosa

Pulled Pork Cannelloni – Perfectly done! The pulled pork filling was very tender.

I wish they have more desserts to choose from. We couldn’t find one that’s unique to call their signature dessert and we ended up ordering staple confections such as banana cheesecake and lemon custard pie.

Overall, we were happy with the food we had and we like the place. It’s casual and not as intimidating as The Black Pig but equally awesome for the great food and wide selection of drinks. I recommend that you try The Pigpen as they serve really delicious food that they craft from scratch. The price is not too steep and if you’re tired of the usual food you eat in commercialised restos, then you’ll find great food oozing with flavours here.

The next time you’re in Nuvali, Santa Rosa, check out The Pigpen!
Have a great weekend, everyone.



#PositivelyBetter Midyear Trip

Bellevue Bohol

The Bellevue Bohol

Time flies by so fast. We’re almost halfway through the year, have you made new happy memories?

If you are longing for another vacay, this is the ideal time to go. The kids are back to school and people are in work mode (because they’ve used up their leave allowance) so you’ll be able to enjoy  more because it’s less crowded. It’s always summer in the Philippines and we Filipinos travel no matter what time of the year. Bohol is one of the most visited provinces in the Philippines for its coral reefs, scuba diving sites, diverse wildlife and the famous and iconic symmetrical mounds we call Chocolate Hills. Look at the photo above and imagine this as your home for a few days. Isn’t is exciting?!

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100% juice, 100% yum, and 100% healthy

Laineyloveslife - Mott's 100% Apple Juice - Applelicious Spaghetti

Applelicious Spaghetti – healthy snack for the picky kid. Smart kid? Smarter mom! Kids won’t spot and remove the apple because mom made it into this super delicious and healthy snack.

The moms are officially super busy now! Luckily, I’m a newbie and my little boy hasn’t gone to school yet so I’m enjoying the early stages of motherhood.🙂 My nieces’ classes will start next week and I thought it’s good to share with you this American juice brand that they love. You and your kids will love it too because it’s healthy and packed with vitamins that your kids need.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away but the USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend two cups of fruit juice daily. These days, it’s hard to find a brand that serves juice without too much sugar and us health conscious moms know that sugar is not good for kids’ health. A can of Mott’s® 100% Original Apple Juice serves two cups of fruits with added Vitamin C. It’s 100% juice, 100% yum, and 100% healthy!


Fly Ace, if you’re reading this, can you please bring Mott’s for Tots here too?

Pierce and I were invited to a fun picnic/family day event by Mott’s where there were lots of activities for kids! Pierce can’t play games yet so mum just enjoyed the healthy food served at the event.🙂 Mott’s also launched a cookbook featuring healthy apple juice recipes by US-Phil Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Cheshire Que, RND, RN, RDN. Wow.. just wow! I tasted the goodies (apple sauce, applelicious spaghetti, caramelised popcorn) and I was amazed with the many ways we can use apple juice in preparing delicious and exciting snacks for kids!

The event was hosted by celebrity mom Christine Jacob-Sandejas. Mott’s brand ambassador and entrepreneur Janice Villanueva was also there with her family and she shared lots of helpful tips in choosing healthy options and preparing healthy meals for kids.

Here are some of the photos I took at the event…



Why settle for sugar-filled juices in the market when you can have 100% apple juice that tastes really, really good? I’ll stick to Mott’s!

42°C in Summer

Unbelievable! The last time I experienced 42°C was when I first set foot in Doha 8 years ago.  My nose bled for days. The summer heat is dangerous and I live in a town just outside Manila where there are plenty of trees. I can’t imagine how hot it is in the city right now. I love summer but 42°C is just too much for me.

As much as I love the sun, I can’t go on a long out of town trip because of Pierce. He’s too young to be exposed to a weather this hot so we just take short trips to the mall or a nearby park late in the afternoon when it’s cooler. I’ve been busy with my freelance work these days (plus being a mom of course which is my actual full time job).

I just want to share with you some of my instagram photos:

I wish to have a garden one day… One that has plenty of beautiful succulents.


I wish you all a lovely day!