Lady San Pedro

The British Blues

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Notting Hill

The skies are not always blue in my new home city. But when they are, they're poetic. Patches of cerulean peek out from tufts of pale cornflower, giving shape to copious clouds. Powder blues gradate, diminishing in saturation before fading into grey.

London skies may require romanticizing but indisputable is the historical, architecturally sensational cityscape it canopies. A month since moving here, I haven't yet had many chances to roam beyond Notting Hill, which has been a peaceful and charming place for starting yet another leg of life.

There's still rest of the city to see though. And I hope for the blues, at least with regards to the sky. See you around!

Kensington Park Gardens, photo by Lady San Pedro.

Design for the Future

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aDA 2015 Jury

This Month, I take part in the Adobo Design Awards as a member of the jury. Headed by Graphic Arts Medal awardee Lucille Tenazas, the panel of industry notables will be tasked to screen works by some of the brightest creative talents from the Philippines and the world.

On its 2015 installment, Adobo Design Awards progresses with the theme "Design for the Future" in typography, packaging, press and poster, photography, brand identity, illustration, publishing, outdoor, spatial, product, video, digital and wearable design. Judging takes place mid-March, with the awards ceremony to be held on Friday the 27th.

I look forward to seeing the works and wish the best of luck to all participating designers.

Follow the event at adobodesignawards.com and read my jury-member feature on adobomagazine.com

On-Cam and In Print

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Lady San Pedro YStyle

On a recent trip to Manila, I had the privilege of coming out on national broadsheet. The interview covered home, fashion, beauty and self, in a style profile that included a shoot with photographer Kimi Juan. It's not everyday that I am styled and lensed by a pro, and it was an enjoyable change not having to do the writing or art directing. As a child, I aspired to be an actress after all.

Should it interest you in any way, the article is online too at www.philstar.com The piece lightly reveals my closet essentials, femme fatales, neighborhood haunts and other personal miscellanea. And in the spirit of being on-cam, I've also divulged my favorite audition song.

Be my lady on YStyle, the Philippine Star. Interview and styling by Carla Villanueva, photography by Kimi Juan.

Green Mobility

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Electric Bike Illustration

I am so pleased to share an animated illustration I made for Barcelona bike brand Brost, whose foldable electric bikes offer a new "green mobility" for greener living. Travelling up to 40km daily at zero emissions and zero cost, the electric bikes provide an efficient, alternative mode of transport that is safe, sustainable and ultimately enjoyable. Equipped with pedal-assist, it's the bike that helps you uphill, because let's face it, nobody wants to show up sweaty at meetings and engagements.

Going green can be fashionable. But at its core, it must be sensible. Enjoy the ride!

More about Brost at brostbikes.com

Big on Culture

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A year ago, Miniguide's Michael Mueller gave me the wonderful opportunity of writing for one of the few English-language culture mags in Barcelona. Prior to this, I had written for advertising, marketing and my own blog, but writing for a magazine proved a new experience altogether. In the past 12 months I've covered art events including Wolfgang Laib at Blueproject, Javier Pérez at La Taché, Jean-François Rauzier at Villa del Arte, and Josep Tapiró at the Museu Nacional, dining concepts Sopars amb Estrelles, ArtTe and The Parmentiers, as well as other topics in design, beauty, wellness and innovation. October featured my cover story on Yök Casa + Cultura, and their aim of attracting more responsible tourism in Barcelona.

Writing for Miniguide has helped me grow more curious, more social, and has even forced me to further my languages; press kits and events all come in Spanish or Catalan. Best of all, writing for Miniguide has helped me get to know Barcelona even better than I would have on my own. Culture is endless in this city, however mini.

Visit my other stories on miniguide.es/topics/lady-san-pedro