The Valet

This is the blog of the life and adventures of avant-garde artist named Matthew Lopez.
Painter, artist, student, one-time model, art critic and lover of wine, art, watches and life.

Copyright © 2013
Doing personal research at the @filipinasheritagelibrary. Thanks to my new @ayalamuseum membership. #bookporn #instagram #nerd #studentlife  (at Ayala Museum)

Doing personal research at the @filipinasheritagelibrary. Thanks to my new @ayalamuseum membership. #bookporn #instagram #nerd #studentlife (at Ayala Museum)

Enjoying this vintage @girardperregaux Gyromatic. Perfect for a tailored shirt. #instagram #horophile #horology #hodinkee #watchesofinstagram #watchporn #vintagefashion #vintagewatch  (at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila)

Enjoying this vintage @girardperregaux Gyromatic. Perfect for a tailored shirt. #instagram #horophile #horology #hodinkee #watchesofinstagram #watchporn #vintagefashion #vintagewatch (at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila)

An Elgin 18K Gold Filled Pocket Watch from 1930’s. It was thought that most of my grandfather’s watches were stolen, years ago. But that did not happen because majority of the collection went to my uncle who later migrated to the US and has been passed down to me. Still missing you, Lolo :( #horology #horophile @hodinkee #vintage #pocketwatch #elgin  (at Maison López)

An Elgin 18K Gold Filled Pocket Watch from 1930’s. It was thought that most of my grandfather’s watches were stolen, years ago. But that did not happen because majority of the collection went to my uncle who later migrated to the US and has been passed down to me. Still missing you, Lolo :( #horology #horophile @hodinkee #vintage #pocketwatch #elgin (at Maison López)

We are now champions! #GER #Germany #WorldCup2014  (at Maison López)

We are now champions! #GER #Germany #WorldCup2014 (at Maison López)

Enjoying the @seiko_watches Titanium Sports Chronograph from the 1980’s. #horology #horophile #seiko #wotw #watchporn #vintage (at University of Asia and the Pacific)

Enjoying the @seiko_watches Titanium Sports Chronograph from the 1980’s. #horology #horophile #seiko #wotw #watchporn #vintage (at University of Asia and the Pacific)

One of my many Yes! Moment. #instagram #tbt

One of my many Yes! Moment. #instagram #tbt

Sunday aftermoons at the @ayalamuseum seeing the Tabacalera Exhibition which ends until July 6. #instagram #manila #cigar #sundays  (at Ayala Museum)

Sunday aftermoons at the @ayalamuseum seeing the Tabacalera Exhibition which ends until July 6. #instagram #manila #cigar #sundays (at Ayala Museum)

Black Enicar with some beer. #watchesofinstagram #beer #chillfridays #watchporn #instagram #vintagewatch  (at Mozu Cafe Ortigas)

Black Enicar with some beer. #watchesofinstagram #beer #chillfridays #watchporn #instagram #vintagewatch (at Mozu Cafe Ortigas)

Enjoyed a very interesting lecture by Amb. Agnes Nyamende-Pitso on the lessons learned on Decolonization. #instagram #lecture #diplomacy (at University of Asia and the Pacific)

Enjoyed a very interesting lecture by Amb. Agnes Nyamende-Pitso on the lessons learned on Decolonization. #instagram #lecture #diplomacy (at University of Asia and the Pacific)

To the guy who always got my back through thick and thin for me and to the man who although distance taught me how to live a great life, Happy Father’s Day to my Lolo and my Dad. #family #happyfathersday #goodvibes #throwback  (at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel)

To the guy who always got my back through thick and thin for me and to the man who although distance taught me how to live a great life, Happy Father’s Day to my Lolo and my Dad. #family #happyfathersday #goodvibes #throwback (at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel)

Dugged from the old whiskey cellar, Ballantines Scotch Whiskey 30 Yrs. #drinkporn #drinking #instagram #whiskey  (at Maison López)

Dugged from the old whiskey cellar, Ballantines Scotch Whiskey 30 Yrs. #drinkporn #drinking #instagram #whiskey (at Maison López)

My #throwbackthursdays: I would like to wish my good friend and trusted partner in crime, a very Happy Birthday @arianaconchitapunyeta! Hoy! May baso ka ng Johnnie Walker Double Black galing sa akin hahahaha! #HappyBirthday #tbt #friend  (at Maison San Diego)

My #throwbackthursdays: I would like to wish my good friend and trusted partner in crime, a very Happy Birthday @arianaconchitapunyeta! Hoy! May baso ka ng Johnnie Walker Double Black galing sa akin hahahaha! #HappyBirthday #tbt #friend (at Maison San Diego)

The skys are bright on a very sad day, for me and my family. Lolo, thank you and I will see you again. #RIPLolo #sunshine  (at Arlington Memorial Chapels)

The skys are bright on a very sad day, for me and my family. Lolo, thank you and I will see you again. #RIPLolo #sunshine (at Arlington Memorial Chapels)

Haven’t hanged out with my good friend in years. #highschooldays #instagram #reunion  (at Rue Bourbon)

Haven’t hanged out with my good friend in years. #highschooldays #instagram #reunion (at Rue Bourbon)

Relaxing my Sunday night with a documentary on Balthus, one of the last great masters of Modern Art. #swiss #art #chillsundays #balthus #instagram  (at Maison López)

Relaxing my Sunday night with a documentary on Balthus, one of the last great masters of Modern Art. #swiss #art #chillsundays #balthus #instagram (at Maison López)