23 October 2012

First Look: Le Monet

While we were in Baguio, we saw a new hotel in Camp John Hay.  From the outside, you'll see their beautiful chandeliers that somehow beckons you to go in.  So we did!
As you enter the hotel, you'll find Le Monet's Dinelli Gourmet Cafe. I love that they used wing back chairs and love seats.  It makes you want to linger longer.


19 October 2012

Baguio Eats: Army Navy Burger + Burrito

Army Navy Burger + Burrito has been around for quite some time in Manila now.  Unfortunately, I haven't tried their food yet in their Manila restaurants.  So, while we were in Baguio, Mickey asked me to try their food at their new Army Navy restaurant at the Baguio-AyalaLand TechnoHub. 


18 October 2012

Baguio Eats: Everything Nice Cake Shop and Cafe

During our recent trip to Baguio, Mickey and I had breakfast everyday at Everything Nice Cake Shop and Cafe.  For two days, we both ordered the same thing on the menu.  The dishes that we ordered were simple but delicious! 


16 October 2012

The shops at the new Baguio-AyalaLand TechnoHub

It’s been two years since we last visited Baguio and it’s amazing how a city undergoes so many changes in a short amount of time. 

While driving through Camp John Hay, we saw the new Baguio-AyalaLand TechnoHub with its retail cottages and low-rise buildings.  It houses popular Baguio restaurants such as Everything Nice cake shop and cafe and Pizza Volante and popular Manila restaurants such as Brothers Burger, Yellow Cab, Army Navy, Pancake House, Seafood Island, Pan de Manila and FIC (Fruits in Ice Cream) Summer CafĂ©.  There is also a 7-Eleven convenience store for basic grocery items.  


15 October 2012

The Manor at Camp John Hay

On the average, we travel to Baguio at least once every two years.  Every time we go, the hotel that is top on our list is The Manor at Camp John Hay.  Years after they opened, The Manor has not lost its touch. Nestled amidst towering pine trees in Baguio’s most pristine location at Camp John Hay, its log cabin design and Baguio stone exterior finish blends well with nature. 

It also boasts of a magnificent view of the Cordillera mountain range, an enchanting garden filled with greenery, colorful flowers that grow beautifully in Baguio’s cold weather, a multi-layer water feature with a koi pond and a romantic gazebo (where Mickey and I also tied the knot back in 2009).   


14 October 2012

What I'm loving now: Yummy cupcakes from Len's Kitchen!

I've finally tasted these yummy cupcakes from Len's Kitchen - baked of course by no less than my talented friend and college barkada from Assumption, Len Sobremonte-Rosario.

Len makes these yummy chocolate and vanilla cupcakes (also available in red velvet) in creamy candy-colored butter cream frosting.  When the cupcakes arrived, they smelled so yummy!  I also couldn't help but admire how pretty they are!


09 October 2012

Ban the broom!

Living in a condo has it’s challenges.  Space is precious that’s why you always have to consider storage.  Pretty much, I guess this may be one of the reasons why we haven’t bought a vacuum cleaner since we moved in our condo 3 years ago.  We just had to find the right one for our space. 

The other day, Mickey brought home what I would call our new best friend.  It was an Electrolux Dynamica vacuum!


01 October 2012

Mandaue Foam

Years back when my dad was assigned in Cebu for work, Cebu City was home to our family for 5 years.  But when it was time to go back to Manila, I remember my mom also had our Mandaue Foam mattresses sent to Manila together with our other furniture.  She tells us that there simply was no mattress as durable as Mandaue Foam mattresses in Manila.  

Years after Mandaue Foam started selling their good quality mattresses in Cebu, they have grown to a full furniture store.  They now have sofas, dining tables, coffee tables, night stands, outdoor furniture, bed frames, wardrobe cabinets, chest of drawers, shoe cabinets, buffet cabinets, home entertainment consoles, chairs and recliners.  They also have lamps, chandeliers, pillows, window panels and accessories, carpets, wall decor, mirrors bed linens and other home accessories.  

I visited Mandaue Foam in Ortigas Avenue Extension, and I'd like to share with you what they have in their 3-level store:

They have mini-showrooms to allow customers a visual of how they can decorate and transform a space.  
These are for dining areas.

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