Blissmakers Tea Time at La Creperie, New Manila


My Fave Spot in La Creperie
{Blissmakers Tea Time: My favorite corner that afternoon}

Make it Blissful, formerly known as Dainty Mom, is the blog of Martine. She recently rebranded it to expand the range of inspiration. From a personal blog on motherhood, it now is an online community for inspired, meaningful living.


Blissmakers of Make It Blissful came together a few weekends ago at La Creperie, New Manila. It was such a wonderful afternoon meeting all these fun and sincere women! I’ve already met some of them in person (Martine, Ginger, Tina), so it was a pleasure getting to meet other blissmakers for the first time. We were together for a meet-up and a pictorial, and it was super fun!

La Creperie Menu

La Creperie New Manila’s second floor was the ideal place for us to get together. It was light, airy, private — a perfect venue for women to chat, giggle and have yummy crepes and tea (hot chocolate too!).

Blissmakers’ Afternoon


La Creperie Details

La Creperie Details


This crepe is called the Salidou. It’s one of the classics of La Creperie, and one of my favorites. Salidou is a crepe with salted caramel. Simple and scrumptious. I had this with a cup of Silvermoon tea.

While we blissmakers enjoyed our crepes and hot drinks, we each had our pictures taken professionally for our contributors’ profile pictures for Make it Blissful. I’m not used to having my pictures taken professionally, so this was such a treat!!! I was feeling awkward and shy, but just channeled the energy to excitement. Positivity, positivity!

In front of the camera
{Mary Ann of Shutter Panda Photography was awesome!}

Checking out one of the shots
{Checking out which one looks the least stressed. Haha!}

Toni Tiu - Make It Blissful Contributor
{Here’s how one of my pics turned out!}

While Mary Ann took our professional pictures, we passed around our iPhones and cameras for even more smiles to capture the awesome afternoon.

Make It Blissful Blissmakers
{Top: Ginger and baby Zeeka. Bottom: (L) Mariel, Vanessa and Tina, (R) Riz, Denise and Louise}

Make It Blissful Blissmakers
{With Riz, Martine and Tina}

Thanks to Martine for leading this and being such an inspiration! She really is the epitome of genuine grace and beauty. We’re very grateful that Make it Blissful enables us to reach more women and help inspire them with meaningful living. Super thanks, Marts.

Darling Magazine

So here are the blissmakers of Make it Blissful. Ta-da!

Make It Blissful Blissmakers
{The Blissmakers: Contributors for}
{Top row, L-R: Martine de Luna, Maricel Mendoza, Ginger Arboleda, and Mariel Uyquiengco. Middle, seated: Tina Rodriguez. Front, L-R: Denise Rayala, Marilen Montenegro, Van Salas, Toni Tiu, Louise Fandino and Rhiza Sanchez-Oyos}

Come on over and visit Make it Blissful, and check out the personal blogs of each contributor!

Maricel Mendoza of A Sweet Cottage (DIY & handmade “arti-crafts”)

Ginger Arboleda of Mommy Ginger (Mompreneurship)

Mariel Uyquiengco of The Learning Basket (Homeschooling)

Tina Rodriguez of Truly Rich Mom (Faith & Family)

Denise Rayala of Bebengisms (Homemaking & Lifestyle)

Marilen Faustino-Montenegro of (Home & Interiors)

Toni Tiu of Wifely Steps (Marriage, Motherhood & beyond) [yours truly!]

Vanessa Salas of Shed, Mom (Minimalist living)

Louise Fandino of Mommy Practicality (Motherhood & Lifestyle)

Rhiza Sanchez-Oyos of Chasing Dreams (Faith & Photographs)

Martine de Luna of Make It Blissful (Meaningful Living) – our “mother hen” 😀

We also have international contributors from the U.S., Singapore, Germany and Bangkok. They are:

Ruth Wong of The Momme Circle (Singapore)

Mia Y. Marchadesch-Jaranilla of (Bangkok, Thailand}

Cheryl Goodman of Not Just Yum (Healthy Living) (Seattle, WA, U.S.A)

The DiploWife of The Diplomatic Wife (Expat Living, Design, Travel) (Berlin, Germany)

I’m looking forward to more afternoons with these wonderful women! It’s an honor to be part of this group. Thank you again, Marts, for this lovely time! Thank you, La Creperie, for the perfect venue!

La Creperie has the following branches:
403 F. Calderon St.,Bgy. Little Baguio (San Juan)
Eastwood Mall (Quezon City)
Shangri-la Mall (Mandaluyong)
Robinsons Galleria Veranda (Ortigas)

You can reach La Creperie at
Phone: (02) 570 1788

5 Comments on Blissmakers Tea Time at La Creperie, New Manila

  1. Martine | WAHM. Wife. Blogging Belle.
    April 17, 2014 at 11:12 pm (10 years ago)

    Thank you for this wonderful post, Toni!!! I love it, and the photos are gorgeous. What a marvelous way to capture that lovely afternoon.

    Thanks, too, for being a Blissmaker with me. I’m blessed and humbled, since you’ve been one of my blog-spirations from the start. Big hugs — and coffee, soon, OK?!

  2. Ruth
    April 18, 2014 at 10:34 am (10 years ago)

    A lovely post Toni! It is a great place to gather, someday when I go Philippines I’ll have to visit La Creperie! Looking forward to meeting you ladies one day :)

    • Toni
      April 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm (10 years ago)

      Yes! Let’s have a crepe party at La Creperie when you get here! <3

  3. Denise
    April 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm (10 years ago)

    I didn’t get to talk to you that much to think that we were sharing a table lang. I was dyahe eh. Hehe. So glad I met you in person na, Toni! I’m a fan, promise. Love your blog! :)

    • Toni
      April 28, 2014 at 10:21 am (10 years ago)

      Hi Denise! Thanks a lot for dropping by and the kind words. Ako rin nasha-shy sa inyo that Sunday. Heehee. Ano ba yan, pa-demure ang peg nating lahat! Next time no more hiya hiya for all of us. :) Hope we see each other sooner than later! <3


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