Monday, December 10, 2012

{Recipe} Holiday Treats - Pretzel Kisses

It's the holiday season and along with it comes the bountiful treats from cookie exchanges, the box of chocolates from coworkers, the plates of homemade Italian cookies from neighbors, even the unwanted fruitcake from your aunt with 6 cats on Christmas.   

As much as we complain about our unwanted pounds and unwillingly add another notch to our belt, we love it :)  

One of our fav treats that are always a staple at our holiday parties are the "Pretzel Kisses" treats.  Gail introduced this to our family a few years back and since then, its been part of our tradition to make them together with the family over the holidays.  Not only are they addicting, they're super easy to make.  

We wanted to share the salty and sweet goodness with you so here's the easy, no hassle recipe for you :)  Enjoy!!!

(Image courtesy of Spoonful )

Recipe:  Holiday Pretzel Hugs and Kisses


Bite size waffle shaped pretzels (we find the buttered flavored ones by Snyder's to be the best)
Hershey's Kisses and Hershey's Hugs
Holiday colored M&M's candy


- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay down individual pretzels all over the sheet
- place an unwrapped Hershey's kiss or hug on top of each pretzel
- Bake for 4-6 minutes (note that white chocolate melts faster) until the chocolate feels soft when touched with a wooden spoon
- Once the chocolate is soft, take out the cookie sheet and quickly press an M&M down onto the center of each kiss/hug
- Let the treats cool for a few minutes and place in the fridge for at least 10 minutes or so to set.  


 -make a LOT!  WE always find ourselves making a second batch, underestimating how fast these really go so save yourself the time and make a large batch from the beginning
- these make great giveaways and presents so get creative and think of all the fun ways to package these bite  sized treats.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012

As usual, this year's Victoria's Secret annual fashion show did not disappoint.  
It was full of color, bling, beautiful women, awesome music, great abs, and creativity.  
We always love watching the show for inspiration for future Cayetano Legacy Collection pieces.  
Here are some of our fav looks from this year's show.  Pics from Style Bistro

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

{Special Holiday Collaboration} Miadore for the Cayetano Legacy Collection

We have a special collaboration line coming to you for the Holidays.  The Cayetano Legacy Collection teamed up with one of our favorite designers from the Philippines, Yekky Balingit of Miadore.  His designs are beautiful, fashion forward, works of art.  He was just recently awarded "Preview" magazine's "2012 Emerging Fashion Talent Award." Its truly an honor to work together with him to create this special line for you.

Our Miadore + CLC collaboration launches on Thursday, November 15.   Its a 6 piece couture capsule that exudes glamour, color, and luxury.  Each piece is one of a kind and NOT replicated so once its gone, its gone.  So be sure to check out Cayetano Legacy Collection on November 15th.   

"Tanushree" from the Miadore for CLC collection

Here's a little bit more about Yekky and how Miadore came about.

MIADORE was born in the era of DIYs. The first few pieces were made out of boredom and an after-office hobby. Fortunately, last December of 2009, I was able to meet the great Rajo Laurel, and from there—as they say—the rest is history.

Q- how did you start designing jewelry? 

A - It was a night of bored and same old routine, that I decided to put up a small business. The first few pieces consists of left over fabrics from my Mother. Everything was random. It has this peculiar and uneven shape that I found interesting - nothing that can be found in the market.
Every time I wore my creations to work
 and always received a lot of compliments . I even thought of selling them in selected bazaars. 

Q - how did you come up with the name Miadore?

A - MIADORE came from my parent's nicknames MIA and ADOR. While the 'E' stands for my real name Erik. It is my homage to them.

Q - where does you inspiration come from?

A - Every day, everything and everywhere. I always keep my senses open.
The whole world is full of special textures and just depends on how it is interpreted.

Q - if you had to describe your design aesthetic in 3 words what would you say?

A - Paradox. Bi-polar. Odd. 

Q - where can we find your designs

A - Right now, I'm a consignor at House of Laurel (6013 Villena cor. Manalac Steet Poblacion, Makati City Email : )
and Unisex Rewind by JP Singson (126-B West Ave Quezon City             +639228391866      )

Q - any big plans for your line in the near future?

A - Hopefully, a studio then a boutique then Anthropologie. *Finger's crossed*
Q - how would you describe your personal style?

A - Odd. :) Layered casual sometimes draping, muted one day then neon next and oh nothing too formal it makes me itchy. It depends on my mood to cut it short. :) I can go with anything as long I have good pair of shoes. 

Q - if you were to share one piece of advice from your personal experiences, what would you say? 

A - Be pessimistic because with all that negative vibe along the way comes something fantastic and marvelous in the end.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Inspiration

Woo-hoo for Friday!  Today we're working on our Spring 2013 line and wanted to share some of our inspiration with you.  We're completely obsessed with Manish Arora's Spring/Summer 2013 shown during Paris Fashion Week last month - full of vibrant colors, rich textures of fabric, embellishments, and all things reminiscent of the designer's Indian heritage.  While his clothes are absolutely amazing, of course it was his jewelry on the runway that caught our attention.   He collaborated with the famous jewelry designer, Amrapali for a perfect blend of pastels set in rich gold settings. So, here's some great pictures to leave you with you for the weekend. Enjoy and have a fab weekend!!!!!

Pictures courtesy of StyleBistro

Monday, October 1, 2012

{October} Pretty in Pink

We're Going Pretty in Pink During the Month of October. 

Will you join us?  

For the second year in a row, Cayetano Legacy Collection is joining the fight against cancer.  For all Maximina Pink necklaces sold during the month of October, fifty percent of of the purchase price will be donated directly to the Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation, an organization transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helps to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.

To learn more about Susan G Komen For the Cure, please visit the organization here 

To purchase your Maximina Pink, you can do so here.

Friday, September 28, 2012

{Poll} Help Us Create our Holiday Line

Hi loves!!! We're so excited for you to see our holiday line coming up within the next few months - its full of color, crystals, glitz, glam, luxe fabrics, and everything perfect for the holiday season. But we need your help!! You be the judge. We're hosting a poll on facebook. Help us choose which of these 3 options you'd like to see in our Holiday 2012 line. All 3 styles are bib style collar necklaces perfect for your holiday party attire.  Let us know what you think -  the poll will be open through Tuesday, Oct 2 at 11:59pm EST.

Option 1: white raw edge howlite stones with black crystal inlay with gold Japanese seed beads 

Option 2: orange raw edge howlite stones with multicolored iridescent crystals surrounded by gold Japanese seed beads

Option 3: A black version of our Fashion Night out necklace using black onyx stones surrounded by gold, silver, and black seed beads  - we had such a overwhelming response to our fashion night out necklace that we had to create another version

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall 2012 Trends

It's bittersweet having to say goodbye to summer, but feeling that chill in the air and dreaming of all those layering possibilities while drinking a pumpkin spice latte makes it a little easier to welcome fall. Here are a few fall trends that have been consistently making an appearance and are still just as strong for 2012.

fall 2012 trends

More Fall 2012 Trends