The sales and marketing whiz talks about how she puts her fuss-free, functional accessories to work
1. Notebook: “I bullet journal and have been doing it for six years now. I’m into making checklists.”
2. Wallet: “This is one of those RFID-blocker-type wallets. I prefer cards over cash, so this is perfect.”
3. Mobile charger: “I’m always with a power bank. I rarely stay in one place long enough to fully charge anything.”
4. Metal straw kit: “This is for when I next have bubble tea — gotta do my part to save the environment!”
5. Ointment: “This is for my dry skin. I use it everywhere — on my face, lips and hands. I love multipurpose things.”
6. Hand sanitizer: “I’ve refilled this container three times today. It’s the perfect size for carrying around in your bag.”
7. Pocket soap: “I have this thing about having clean hands all the time — mostly because I just always want to be ready to dig into my next meal.”
8. Hand cream: “This is the one cute thing I’ve got in my bag. Other times, I would just take along one of the free, travel-sized hotel amenity ones.”
9. Solid perfume: “This smells super fresh. I apply it on my pulse points.”
. . .
Business talk with Nadine
What’s keeping you busy?
Nadine: We’re opening a taproom in Poblacion. We’re going to have 12 taps, of which five will be dedicated to Pedro. With the others, we’ll collaborate with local brewers like Joe’s Brew and 63 North. We’re also looking to have one tap dedicated to a home brewer, because that’s how we started out — we want to help put new names out there.
What else can we expect from the new taproom?
Nadine: We want to contribute to and preserve the character of Poblacion — our menu is being created to reflect that. We’re quite proud of our “sacrilegious sisig” — which is a little less traditional and a little on the crunchier side of things — a classic deli sandwich (made with pastrami from the local Mister Delicious) as well as a nasi goreng-inspired (Indonesian fried rice) bowl.
. . .
Nadine’s top spots for enjoying local brews and spirits
- Spektral Beer Lounge: “For a true craft beer experience, with a great selection. They have about 30 taps, all local stuff, and some rare finds from islands in the Philippines.” Chino Roces Ave cor Arnaiz Ave, Makati
- The Hotel Bar at Pink’s: “Great cocktails. You can get the bartender to make you something on the fly. I might say, “I like Campari,” and they’ll create something delicious.” 30th St cor 5th Ave, Taguig
. . .
This article first appeared in the December 2018 issue of Smile magazine.