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Feb 16, 2017

Vii Love Sushi


It seems like yesterday when my blogger beshie Myla and I went to Vii Dubai for EnVii Ladies Night. I can still remember how much I loved the lush foliage at the terrace. Vii is a bar and lounge, but it has that romantic vibe that made me want to go back with Ed the soonest. 

I startled when I realized that our girls night out happened a long time ago; not last year, but almost two years back! How quickly time flies! 

I wasn't able to go back to Vii with Ed in an instant, but the right time came a day before Valentine's this year. 

Vii Love Sushi

Feb 12, 2017

2 in 1 Brunch: Cielo Sky Lounge X Casa de Tapas


As most of you know, I have always been a huge fan of Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, specifically of the dining venues. It's a no-brainer choice for special occasions and laid back weekends. So far, Ed and I have been to Boardwalk, QDs and Thai Kitchen. And the rest remains in my restaurants-to-try checklist!

So, I couldn't help but do my happy dance when I heard about the 2 in 1 Brunch at Cielo Sky Lounge and Casa de Tapas. Imagine this: Two amazing dining spots! Two different brunch concepts! It's hitting two birds with one stone!    

2 in 1 Friday Brunch in Dubai

Feb 9, 2017

Day Trip at Lakawon Island Resort


Lakawon Island Resort and Spa has been receiving a lot of media attention recently. Based on the photos circulating the internet, it is arguably a well-kept island paradise in Negros Occidental. But based on the feedback from people who have been there, Lakawon has its highs and lows.

Out of curiosity, I gave Lakawon Island a shot during my short vacation in the Philippines last December. 

Day trip at Lakawon Island Resort

Feb 5, 2017

#LetsEAT: Clinton Street Baking Company in City Walk Dubai


Great things start from humble beginnings.

Clinton Street Baking Company - considered as "New York's #1 Breakfast Spot" by Lonely Planet- was once a small wholesale bakeshop started by husband and wife Chef Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman. They had a few neighborhood patrons until their pancakes took NYC by storm! 

And the rest is history!     

Clinton Street Baking Co Dubai

Feb 2, 2017

What to Pack for a Summer Trip to Thailand


Packing for our summer trip to Thailand was less stressful compared to creating a travel wardrobe for our autumn trip to Turkey. One, because I grew up in Philippines; a country also located in Southeast Asia! Two, because I am familiar with the weather in the tropics... the warmth and the humidity during summer! Three, because it was only a 5-day trip!

But here's the catch, I was not accustomed with Thailand's culture! It was my first trip and I was not sure if my clothes are conservative enough for temple visits. Hence, while packing, I mainly relied on common sense. You never really know what you missed until you have arrived though. In short, I experienced a little wardrobe booboo.

what to pack for Thailand

Jan 30, 2017

5 Days in Thailand: Phuket-Bangkok Travel Itinerary


Early 2016, I bumped into a seat sale promotion which perfectly coincided with my homecoming trip. I have been planning to bring the parents to Bangkok and Phuket has been in my travel bucketlist for so long; hence I took the cheap flight offer as a sign to make a family trip happen. 

Wanting to make the most of our less than a week stay in Thailand, I quickly jotted down a Phuket and Bangkok itinerary never really knowing if it's doable for our family or not. Thankfully, although it was quite a hectic schedule for the seniors, my itinerary worked!

Here's our Phuket - Bangkok 5-day tour itinerary.    

Thailand Tour Itinerary