I have this new friend. We were friendly online through social media, but just recently, she invited me for a “Girl’s Day Out” and some pampering. You may know of her already, if you follow bloggers from the south. Her blog has a ton of food reviews for places near by if you live in the Alabang area. I was just excited to meet Jane in person since we had exchanged so many witty and fun comments on each other’s Instagram feeds.
At any rate, she invited me to come have a spa day with her and her friends. I didn’t have anything planned for that Sunday (which is unusual) so I said yes to hanging out with some new ladies. She invited me to visit her at a nail studio which I had yet to hear of, and since I DO like to indulge in mini spa days, not just for myself, but also with my daughter, I was pleased to learn that Coco Nail Studio is just down the street from where we live, thus making it really easy to visit again.
The interiors of Coco Nail Studio are warm and inviting. The atmosphere is relaxing with plush white sofas to lounge on while you’re receiving your treatments. Staff is uniformed and pleasant, all having a very cheery disposition, willing to help you unwind for calm and rejuvenating treatments. Many times, mommies like me need to escape the house to find quiet time (especially when you have four kids) and having a manicure or pedicure is something that is easy to justify for the time spent away from the responsibilities of house and home.
Jane introduced me to Chef Anna, our sponsor for the day, from Pink Wasabi and I was so happy to learn that one box of the cute sushi looking treats was being given to each guest attending the pampering party!
Chef Anna informed me that she also does catering for small events. She can set up a table with savory and sweet treats for your parties and get togethers. For the savories, she partners with Orange Whisk which is the love child of Chef Isaiah Ortega and Chef Korrine Lirio. She also shared that she helped with some of the desserts for Lasa, which is right down the road from my place as well!
Some of the desserts here were created specially for Lasa in Commerce Center. If you would like to order them, you can contact Lasa directly. My favorite one was the Calamansi Tart. (bottom left next to the ube cheesecake) It reminded me of another favorite Key Lime Pie…just the right combination of sweet and tart in one little bite.
My favorite cookie? That is easy…I am the kind of cookie eater that likes soft and chewy on the inside with a little bit of crisp nutty flavor as well. So-Anna’s Cashew cookie which is made from cashew nut butter (NOT dairy butter) is the answer to the chewy goodness that I crave. I’m sorry to say that I don’t even have a pic of that particular cookie because I gobbled it up so quickly!
I really enjoy the fact that every thing was bit size. It makes it easier to be graceful when you eat, even if you are starving! Little bites also allow you to taste a lot of different flavors without filling up too quickly like you would with a big slice of cake. The flavors were sophisticated, but not over done. My kids thought it was super cool that the cakes looked like sushi, but were surprised to taste nutty firm cakes and some even with a creamy filling!
Why Pink Wasabi? Because it summarizes the very nature of her products. “Pink Wasabi fuses sweet desserts with the simplicity and perfection of sushi.” Yes. It does. Thanks Jane for such a wonderful afternoon.
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