Starbucks Moleskine 2016 Planners

Starbucks x Moleskine 2016 Planners
Starbucks x Moleskine 2016 Planners

Every year when the Ber months come along, the Christmas season in the Philippines begin. And around the same time, Starbucks lovers excitedly wait for the announcement and launch of Limited Edition Starbucks Planners.

This year is no different. A few weeks ago, social media was buzzing with excitement over posts that the 2016 Starbucks Planners is a collaboration with cult favorite Italian notebook maker, Moleskine. For many years already, Moleskine has been a favorite buy of bloggers. It is, after all, designed, crafted, and produced like the notebooks that legendary artists like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway used to sketch and write their creations.

During the Starbucks Davao Bloggers #SparktheSpirit event, the unveiling of the Starbucks Moleskine 2016 Planners was most awaited. I, for one, was excited to see and touch the product.

Ria Jose with the Red Weekly Starbucks Moleskine 2016 Planner
Ria with the Red Weekly Starbucks Moleskine 2016 Planner

I was revealed that there will be 4 kinds of Starbucks Moleskine 2016 Planners: full sized Daily Planners in Green and White, and smaller Weekly Planners in Red and Black. When the Starbucks executives revealed the planners, all the Davao Bloggers in attendance paid attention to how they can own their very own Limited Edition Starbucks 2016 Planner.
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Hong Kong Getaway

Walking around Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong by Madie Boie Sahid
Walking around Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong by Madie Boie Sahid

Do you remember the first time you traveled abroad? I do. I vividly remember many parts of my first Hong Kong Trip with my relatives, way back in 1995. We did a lot of walking, a lot of shopping, a trip to an amusement park. And yes, tons of eating Chinese food.

Fast forward to 2014 on Christmas Day, my friends and I were on our way to Hong Kong for a quick getaway. And we did practically what my relatives and I did back in 1995. Only this time, we did much less shopping. And drunk a bit of booze.

Upon our arrival in Hong Kong, early evening of December 25, we took the bus to our apartment which we rented via AirBnB. And we quickly headed out to the shopping district of Tsim Tsa Tsui to look for food. We were hungrrrrry. I was, in fact, HANGRY.

On our way out of our apartment, I took a photo of our apartment complex and several establishments around it just to make sure I’d be able to go home safely, in case I get separated from the group, or we all forget or get lost. We walked from the apartment to Tsim Tsa Tsui. We chose that apartment from the AirBnB options we saw precisely because it was conveniently just a walking distance from most places we wanted to go to.

That first night was a actually a blur for me. After dinner, I think two of my friends (GUESS WHO) went out to party. It was, after all, the eve of Madie‘s birthday.

The next day, we Googled where the nearest Toastbox is and headed out for brunch.

Brunch at Toastbox Hong Kong
Brunch at Toastbox Hong Kong

Of course, we had to have Milk Tea the soonest time possible. Hehe!

Then, it was time to take the train to the farthest station.

Commuting in Hong Kong
Commuting in Hong Kong

We were on our way to Hong Kong Disneyland.

Winston, Andrew, Ria, and Madie at Disneyland HK by Madie Boie Sahid
The Gang at Disneyland HK by Madie Boie Sahid
Ria outside the Its a Small World Ride outside of Disneyland HK
Ria outside the Its a Small World Ride outside of Disneyland HK

It was my first time in any Disneyland so I was quite giddy. Being the scaredy cat that I am, I only rode the It’s a Small World ride. After even more walking around, watching The Lion King show, and a bit of souvenir hunting, we ended our Disneyland visit and decided to go straight to the Avenue of Stars.
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Starbucks Holiday Mini-Card with Swarovski Crystals

Starbucks Holiday Mini-Card with Swarovski Crystals
Starbucks Holiday Mini-Card with Swarovski Crystals

Gorgeous, right? The 2015 Starbucks Holiday Mini-Card with Swarovski Crystals is a luxurious collaboration between Starbucks and Swarovski. Studded with 29 Swarovski crystals, it is the most decadent Starbucks card yet. It is definitely a must-have for any Starbucks Card Collector.

It is available starting November 2, 2015 in selected Starbucks Philippines branches and you can get it with an initial load of PhP2,500. The 2,500 is fully consumable so you’re actually not paying anything for the card itself. Plus you can consume the load while collecting stickers for the Starbucks 2015 Moleskine Planners.

To know more about the Starbucks Holiday Mini-Card and other Holiday promos and products, visit the Starbucks site at http://www.starbucks.ph/. For updates, follow them on social media: on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StarbucksPhilippines, on Twitter @StarbucksPH, and on Instagram @StarbucksPH.