They say one’s house is a reflection of the woman who lives in it.  This holds true for me. I like calm colors, clean lines and simple but elegant home decors and furnishings.

Now who can resist these pillows for for royalty?

No wonder I felt like  a little girl in a candy store the first time I visited the John Lewis store-in- store during it’s opening earlier this year at the 5th level of SM Makati.  My eyes darted from the neatly arranged  royal themed throw pillows to the luxurious bed sheets  to the delicate tableware.  Men and women of discriminating taste where all invited to the launch of renowned home and furniture British brand John Lewis.    The whole event proved to be  a treat to all the guests as the  gorgeous line  lived up to its slogan “Never Unknowingly Undersold.”   Simply put,  these are premium products sold at the best possible prices .

Take your pick from these pillows with Union Jack flags, royal crests and british bulldogs.

Serene Surroundings
In keeping with its singular design aesthetic,  John Lewis has created yet another  exciting  collection.  From its Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, I  particularly liked the pristine beddings which came in grey,  duck egg, blue and white.  It was good, too, that there was an actual bed on the display floor which I was able to style to see what would would work best with the bedsheets I chose. The wide assortment of throws and pillows made it easy for me to mix and match  before I decided on my final purchase.

Perfect sheets for the home. Breakfastware and candle also from John Lewis.


Get your best sleep in these beddings.

This season’s collection also served tableware with waterlily design as well as an all white set. Coffee mugs in bright hues as well as nautical inspired  bath/beach towels were also on display.  I found three small marble dipping bowls on a wooden paddle and double layered cake stands. What lovely Christmas presents! Those went home with me as well.

Gift ideas for the kitchen.


All white, speckled or floral? The choice is up to you.

Shop and Win!
Great news to all  shoppers!  John Lewis is taking part in the Great British Shopping contest which is a project initiated by the British Embassy of Manila.  A trip for two to the UK and prizes from other participating brands are up for grabs.  Every P3000 worth of John Lewis purchase (single receipt) entitles the customer to one raffle voucher. If the customer uses their HSBC credit card, they double their  chances of winning!  The contest will run until the end of December.  Draw date will be on January 7, 2016.  Please visit   and  for more details.
As I walked with both hands full of goodies, I passed by the delightful Christmas trees and holiday decors.  Hmmm…I need those silver snowflakes to hang on my own tree and that Santa inflatable with built in snow would look good in my front door. Five more Mondays to go until Christmas!  I made a mental note to go back to the SM home store and get more Yuletide shopping done… and to join the Great British Shopping Contest, of course!

For more information on John Lewis and the SMHome  , visit Twitter: SMHome_ph and IG: smhome  and johnlewisph

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