Jenni Epperson

Family + Fashion + Food

This is my temporary blog while my website (www.JenniEpperson.com) is still under construction.

Savor the Flavor

I was invited last week by Jollibee to be one of the firsts to sample their new product. I was happy to oblige as according to them, it’s been around 35 years, since they’ve introduced their sweet-style spaghetti and this time, they have a new pasta out.

Can you guess what it is?

The new pasta is savory, yummy, and swak sa panlansang Pinoy!

I wanted to blog about this as soon as I tried the pasta but I had to wait. Well, now the wait is over and I am happy to share with all of you Jollibee’s newest product!

Look what arrived at Maison Epperson the day after my taste-testing:

A tower of goodness!

Ladies, gentlemen, and gays, presenting, Jollibee’s latest offering…

Chicken & Mushroom Pasta!

Jollibee’s new pasta is different from their iconic sweet-style spaghetti. I can’t even compare the two as they have different flavors. In my opinion, the new Chicken & Mushroom Pasta is more of an adult pasta — it’s got a smokey and peppery taste to it but not too spicy.

The sauce is made with generous potions of real ground chicken meat, sliced mushrooms, combined with a blend of tomatoes, herbs, and spices which gives it a unique flavor and special taste. It has a reddish brown color, a tad sweet but peppery taste, and topped with grated cheese. Mmm…

Try the Jollibee Chicken & Mushroom Pasta with your favorite chicken combo!

Happy fiesta!!!

Pricing:

• Solo, P55

• Value Meal with regular soft drinks, P70

• With 1-pc. Chicken Value Meal (plus regular drink), P122

• With 1-pc. Chicken Barbecue Value Meal (plus regular drink), P122

Thank you to the jolly Jollibee girls who invited me! That was a fun food tasting affair and you guys were a hoot!

From left: Coleen Niguidula-Ducusin, Jollibee Marketing Manager; Twinkle Aniceto Brand Manager; Dianne Yorro Assistant Brand Manager; Arline Adeva PR Senior Manager; Cet Calleja PR Specialist

Dear Coleen,

Please text me the name of the medicine you gave me for allergies. Panalo s’ya! Pero, nakalimutan ko and pangalan girl! Haha! Congrats on your pregnancy too!

In fairness, hindi sila nagtipid sa sahog! Bitin ang isa! Order two packs to satisfy your taste. You won’t regret it.

Jollibee Chicken & Mushroom Pasta is a must-try… a new favorite!

It’s lunch time! Order now!

Available at all Jollibee stores nationwide starting Feb. 9!

Pretty for Prom

Looking for last minute prom attire?

Visit Religioso for some dreamy dresses and candy-colored frocks that will sure make you feel like the belle of the ball!

Do the classics in ivory and black

Sweet yet sultry in this year’s color of the year: Tangerine Tango

Feel like royalty in jewel-toned hues

Leave the mean girls green with envy

Pretty in pink

What’s old is new again! Lace + Beads = Ladylike luxe

Dance the night away in fuchsia punch and a neutral colored obi sash

Remember, prom is about looking your best, not looking like someone else. Choose a dress that best reflects your personality and just have fun with it!

Enjoy shopping!

Religioso is located at the 2nd floor, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Things I Learned From Madonna

I’m in Cebu right now. Trying to relax and getting some work done too.

While looking for some serenity in my life, an earthquake rocked the Southern part of the Philippines (I’m OK. Where I’m at, I hardly felt it) and Madonna just rocked Superbowl XLVI!

I guess no matter where I am, what I’m doing, or who I’m with, excitement finds me!

 

Before anything else, Madonna’s outfitey:

From: @marceloburlon:

“One of the 3 Givenchy HC outfits of Madonna at the Super Bowl. # madonnasuperbowl #madonna #givenchy #religion #riccardotisci #MadonnaSuperBowl”

I thank my guardian angel for protecting me against Mother Nature. God knows my family especially my kids still need me.

I don’t know but it must be the fresh air and the peaceful surrounding that’s making me emo lately — while watching Madonna’s Superbowl performance, I can’t help but analyze her career. Ano ba ito? Haha!

Anyway, pagbigyan n’yo na aketch. Minsan lang ‘to!

Things I learned from Madonna:

Harness your power so that you may release it with a bang! Madonna has been under the radar for quite some time. After years of being quiet and letting other artists take center stage (ahem, Lady Gaga), Madge finally came out with a series of pasabowgs: she won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song over Elton John; she just released her new album, MDNA; and to top it all, she had a phenomenal performance at the Super Bowl XLVI Half Time Show! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! Lola still rocks!

The real fountain of youth. The fountain of youth lies in creativity. Continuously reinventing yourself, being creative, and moving forward in life keeps one young at heart. As Madonna would say, “Express yourself… Hey, hey!” Haha!

Fit at every age. It is not by chance nor having good genes that Madge is fit and fabulous at fifty. It is through discipline and her desire to be healthy and active that puts her on top of her game. One needs to be healthy to “run” the course of life. A sedentary life or overindulging in food or the lack of discipline can bring down one’s self-esteem.

Kaya bukas na bukas, magexercise na tayong lahat!

March to your own beat. Do it your own original way and while you’re at it, ilabas na rin ang banda! Hala bira! LOL

Madonna once told Britney Spears to “be true to yourself”, kaya lang di nakinig si bagets kaya ang ending, nagpakalbo si Brit-Brit! Haha!

Love your family, friends, and “fans”. They are your best cheerleaders! They will be there for you during rough times and in your victories. They will love you unconditionally. Focus on people’s love, ditch the haters! Don’t even recognize them.

"L-U-V, Madonna! Y-O-U, you wanna!"

Aim for longevity. Talent, passion, creativity, and ambition are the key to keep you going through life. Follow your dreams and map out a plan on how to achieve them.

"I always say fame can get you in the door, but it takes talent to keep you in the room." - Madonna

Have fun! Just from watching Madonna perform, you know that girl just wanna have fun! Find your passion. Do what you love, love what you do.

The key to having fun is being in the moment and not taking yourself too seriously.

Pray. “Like a virgin” you gotta say “a little prayer”… Believe that there is a higher power. Have faith that everything happens for a reason.

Thigh-high boots forever. Because age is just a number, whether you’re fifteen or fifty five, pasok sa banga ang thigh-high boots basta keri! Haha!

SO…

“Ladies with an attitude
Fellows that were in the mood
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it
Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it

Vogue! Vogue! Vogue!

Let your body move to the music
Ooh, you’ve got to just
Let your body go with the flow
Ooh, you’ve got to”

Let’s pray for those who were affected by the earthquake in Negros Occidental and some parts of Cebu.

I Love Pinterest

Thanks to Ruby Gan, Pinterest has become my black hole! Haha!

Follow me: JenniEpperson

I love this digital mood board!

Style Inspiration: Kirstin Dunst

I’ve always loved Kirstin Dunst style.

Remember the Hollywood “It” girls phenomenon? While Paris, Lindsay, and Nicole were flashing their season’s must-haves, Kirstin went under the radar with her cool chic style.

Her effortless chic look is modern yet timeless. I so love it!

Note to self: Buy a Lanvin-esque bowtie

Na-achieve ko na ‘to!

Kirstin is the only gal I know who can rock the hoop earrings without looking ghetto. Haha!

Love the over-the-shoulder-blazer paired with LBD. Check out her ponkan lipchook!

Tee + Skirt + Pumps = Effortless chic

Red lips lang ang accessory!

Peg!!! Haircut, check. Rockin’ body…working on it.

Who needs accessories when you’ve got a hot boyfriend!

Garrett Hedlund <3 Kirstin Dunst

"Fans can make you famous, a contract can make you rich, the press can make you a superstar, but only luv can make you a player… L-U-V, MADONNA! Y-O-U, YOU WANNA!"

Video premeire for Madonna‘s “Give Me All Your Luvin‘” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.!

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

If you’re looking for ideas on what to give or cook or how to prepare a table setting for two, or what to wear (or all) for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, grab a copy of my book at National Book Store and Powerbooks!

I have a whole chapter on Valentine’s Day:

An easy yet sexy meal

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Romantic table setting

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Do’s and Don’ts of Gift Giving on Valentine’sDay

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Timeless Treats

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Dating Tips

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The “New” Sexy Statement

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MORE!

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"Fashion + Food: Entertaining at Home in Style" is available at National Book Store and Powerbooks

More of Gwyneth’s Rockin’ Body

I woke up today with Gwyneth Paltrow’s body on my mind. At 38, the actress/author/modern lifestyle guru puts Hollywood starlets bodies to shame!

Gwyneth Paltrow looking hot in Barbados over the President’s Day weekend. Photo Credit: Splash News Online

I want her body! According to Gwyneth, she “kills” herself working out 5 times a week, 1.5 hours. OMG. I’m not sure if I’m ready for that kind of commitment! Where do I even find the time? Haha!

Maybe if I had a tea house to workout in, just like Gwynie’s, exercising would be more fun. Check out her sea foam green tea house featured in House and Garden Magazine, November 2007:

Inside Harper’s Bazaar March 2012 issue: Gwyneth in a black Anthony Vaccarello gown

Can’t wait to get my hands on this issue!

Grabe Ka Gwyneth!

I remember Gwyneth Paltrow saying this on the Rachel Ray show:

The reason that I can be 38 and have two kids and wear a bikini is because I work my [expletive] ass off. It’s not an accident. It’s not luck, it’s not fairy dust, it’s not good genes. It’s killing myself for an hour and a half five days a week, but what I get out of it is relative to what I put into it. That’s what I try to do in all areas of my life.”

Peg!!!!!!!

Harper’s Bazaar March 2012 issue. Photographed by Terry Richardson

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