Mothers Who Brunch x Tenthousandthspoon

I’m on cloud nine after attending the ultimate brunch event.

1Mothers Who Brunch (MWB) is a series of brunch events organized by kitchen goddesses Michelle Ressa-Aventajado and Sabrina Cristobal-Go.  Each event focuses on a specific theme, such as Mothers’ Day for the first brunch, and MWB Goes Asian for the second one.

via Jay Santos PhotographyMish had previously invited me to one of their brunch events, but it was difficult for me to attend because weekends are always packed with family activities.  I finally made it to the third brunch, which happened to be perfect for me, because the theme was food styling and photography for Instagram!  Whee!

3Mish and Sabrina had invited no less than Jaclyn aka @Tenthousandthspoon to share all her foodstagramming tips and tricks with us.  She has almost 50,000 followers on Instagram, and if you aren’t one of them… follow her right now!  Check out her gorgeous feed here.

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Mothers Who Brunch tablescape by Lady and Steph Badoy of Boqueria Lifestyle Market

I was so excited to meet all these amazing moms, including my Instagram friends Chinky Apostol (@mustlovemom) and Amber Folkman (@amommabroad).  And I was telling Michelle Cu-Unjeng (@jamfoods) that she looked really, really familiar to me, and it turns out that we were both volunteers for Make-a-Wish Foundation at around the same time, many years ago.  How lovely that to be reconnected with her through Mothers Who Brunch!  I also enjoyed meeting the lovely Cat Juan Ledesma (@catjuanledesma), Mish’s sister-in-law Ginger Aventajado, Chef Wencee Villegas, and Lady and Steph Badoy (@boquerialifestylemarket).  Not in photo is party stylist extraordinaire Kaye Garcia (@kayegarcia13), who I tried to book for Naomi’s first birthday party.  It didn’t work out because she was going to beon a family trip the date of the party.  Really such a small world, and we were all brought together thanks to Mish and Sabrina.

via Jay Santos Photographyvia Jay Santos PhotographyI’ll be doing three separate posts about Mothers Who Brunch because there’s just so much to share.  Stay tuned for my posts on Food Styling and Photography for Instagram and Mothers Who Brunch Recipes, coming up soon!

5This was our brunch menu.  Mish and Sabrina did all the cooking themselves, and had spent a day and a half prepping all the dishes — and then somehow managed to welcome us all at the Viking Range Showroom looking fresh as daisies, with not a hair out of place.  How they do it, I have no clue.

via Jay Santos Photography6Longganisa, kesong puti, and tomato tartlets.  Mish and Sabrina used Jam Foods longganisa to make these.  And they thoughtfully baked (more than) a few pieces without meat just for me.

7Kangkong and adlai salad with bagoong babaylan vinaigrette.  This was so good!  I had two big helpings of this.

10Delicious broiled salmon with Coco Natura coco sugar.  Mish says this is the easiest thing to make, so I’m gonna try this at home.  Because I only do easy!

8Spicy seafood stew, another dish I loved!

9And “homemade” chocnut ice cream.  Sabrina and Mish had meant for this to be homemade, but due to a kitchen emergency, they ended up using store-bought vanilla ice cream and chocnut.  They still mixed it manually though, so there’s that!  Haha!  Plus it turned out really well too.

15Pastry Armoire also prepared desserts for us.  Loved their sticky buns made with Coco Natura all-natural coconut jam!

1214IMG_1639And this gorgeous cake by Shorts Gourmet.

via Jay Santos PhotographyOur hosts with special guests Jaclyn and Jayde of @Tenthousandthspoon.

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Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the event by Jay Santos:


Thank you so much to Mothers Who Brunch, our lovely hosts Michelle and Sabrina, and Jaclyn of Tenthousandthspoon for having me!  I’d also like to acknowledge the generous sponsors who made this event possible:

SHORTS GOURMET | Instagram | Contact Number: 0917-8788818

BURT’S BEES | Website | Instagram

WOODEN CANVAS | Website | Instagram | Contact Number: 0927-3667190

ISTORYA | Instagram | Contact Number: 0917-543-2341

JAM FOODS | Instagram | Email: jam.foods.and.co@gmail.com

ALEX & ANI | Instagram

MANILA BULLETIN LIFESTYLE | Instagram

THE COOLIST | Instagram

BUCKET FEET | Instagram

NOTEWORTHY | Instagram | Contact Number: 0926-6367638

COCO NATURA | Website | Instagram

DEEP DIPS by CHEF ARNOLD | Instagram | Email: deepdipsgourmet@gmail.com

PASTRY ARMOIRE | Website | Instagram | Contact Number: 0947-8658624

BOQUERIA LIFESTYLE MARKET | Instagram | Contact Number: 0917-8955239

Official Photographer & Videographer: Jay Santos Photography

Follow Mothers Who Brunch on Facebook or Instagram to learn more about their upcoming events.

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