today: cut + canteen

by christinady

12:10pm The weekend was really tiring (I must be getting old!) so this morning I just watched Fright Night (it was fun, but nothing great) then visited my lovely hairstylist Drea Zulueta at her salon Straight & Smooth.

She’s the only one I trust with my hair. I met her 2 years ago when she asked if she could take my photo (yes, she is also an awesome photographer!), and I’ve used the photo she took as my profile photo ever since.


photo by drea

I visit her monthly for my regular cut, but sometimes I just drop by to hang out. It’s always fun being with Drea. She’s the most honest person I know. (Drea, can I have pink hair!? NO.) Whenever I go for a cut, it’s like therapy. We chat a lot about life, boys, and art. I always feel better after a trip to see her. She’s currently moving to a new place, and looking for some art to buy (hopefully mine!). Her latest quotable quote: ‘Art before aircon!’


hello drea!

Thank you Drea for always making me feel beautiful!

Straight and Smooth is located at Upper Ground Floor, Vernida I Condo, 120 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati. Call 759-5105 for inquiries.


So I promised myself I’d do something new every day right?

1:20 pm I decided I’d eat somewhere new. So I walked around, ended up on Rada St. and ran into my gallerist Isa Lorenzo of Silverlens Lab. We were across Canteen so, well, why not try that place. It promised ‘simple + good food’– ok let’s go!

I entered and the canteen was just one on side, the rest of the place was stocked with merchandise from Vans, etc. Didn’t care for the stuff, but the eating area looked pleasant.


I wasn’t so hungry so I got the vegetable soup (100) and the freshly squeezed lemonade (90).

The soup was ok lang, bordering on the nonsense, but the lemonade was good! Perfect for that hot day.

The staff were courteous and service was excellent, food arrived fast.  Would be nice to hang out here just for the lemonade and some think time.

Canteen is at 110 CYA Building, Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati.