Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tagaytay MUSTS: Sonya's Garden and Spa

If there is one thing that me and the hubby agree on, it's getting a good massage! Since we had kids, getting a massage once in a while is REALLY a treat for us. As in a TREAT! We always get backaches from carrying them and keeping up with their rough moves. Of course, even if our budget is tight, he insisted that we get a massage at a nice place. (We are used to home service massage and TonTon! Haha!)

I chose Sonya's Sensuous Spa since the price is practical and Sonya's place feels relaxing already. The flowers, all the greenery... The place is peaceful and calm. Our Shiatsu massage was around P850+ per head. We added I think around P150-200 for a Couple's Room, so we can be together. The room has its own shower and there was a window wherein you have the view of the garden and you can feel the breeze from the outside. The massage was really good. I was able to zzZ a little. Place was also clean and as expected relaxing.

Sonya's Sensuous Spa



Shower area

I love flower formations 

Breeze was just perfect!

All set!

Another must-try (spa) tea!

Our room



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Tagaytay MUSTS: Sonya's Garden and Spa

Tagaytay STAY: Neri's Cottage

After 3 years, me and the hubby were able to have some "US time". This is like our first "honeymoon" after our wedding! Crazy right? For us, our priorities are our kids, so we had to make some adjustments and save the fun for later.(: It was worth the wait. We saved up and celebrated our 3rd anniversary at our favorite place, Tagaytay. Haha! No fail, Tagaytay will always give us the "kilig" feels. Yes, from time to time we still feel the love between us. Like on this day! Haha!(: Kidding aside, I do believe, that we all need some timeout, especially the hard working parents out there! To rest, to unwind or to just simply watch the sky. 

Since we are working on a budget. (Yes, practical moms, unite!!) We booked our stay at Neri's Cottage. I've been following Neri Naig-Miranda's "Instagram Serye" and how she's such a Wais na Misis peg. I was curious on how her little project turned out, so the moment she posted the cottage online, I immediately booked it for our getaway. The cottage is P3,500 for an overnight stay. Complete with basic cooking utensils, stove, oven (yes pwede mag-bake!), refrigerator, bathroom, comfy beds, grill and of course the cool Tagaytay breeze! Don't expect a 5-star accommodation. The place is really simple, but if you're in Tagaytay, the more simple, the better. There's is no TV and wifi, so me and the hubby were able to bond (talaga!) as in the whole day! Haha (: We cooked, drank a little and had some friends over. So ang saya!

Our little cottage

Dinning Area

Christmas is here!

All things dainty


Relax and Unwind

Ihaw Ihaw

Happy US!(:

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Tagaytay STAY: Neri's Cottage

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tagaytay EATS: Marcia Adams

Staying married is not a walk in the park. It is a DECISION you make every single day to stay inlove and to try not to kill your each other. That's why every year, we celebrate and give thanks for the 12 (strong) months we've been together. It is a blessing and something we are really proud of. So from time to time, we give ourselves a little break and a little treat. This year, FINALLY! We were able to celebrate our wedding anniversary. And as always, Tagaytay is the place to be! Haha! This place will always remain close to our hearts.

For this year, we decided to have our lunch at Marcia Adams. If you're planning to visit, it is best to book your table overlooking the sunset.(: And get the set meal! Price starts at P770. Super sulit with Appetizer, Main Course and Dessert! Winner! Aside from the food being (so) yummy, the portion is also big for the main course! 

Look at those greens!

Lovely setup

3 years strong

Lovely interior


Appetizer: Shrimpee!

I'd go back for this! And make this my main course! Haha! Ang sarap!

Appetizer: Pita + Dip

My hungry Bi

So nice right?


Our view

Main Course: Pork Slab

Main Course: Chicken Skewers

Super love the effort!

Dessert: Kamote + Choco Dip

Emote muna sa bintana

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Tagaytay EATS: Marcia Adams

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Baguio MUSTS: North Haven Spa

One of my guilty pleasures: massages! I never thought I'd be a "tita" this early. Haha! I guess when you have kids, a little "me time" is needed from time to time. So even when I was in Baguio, one of the first things I did was to book a massage! I forced my mom to book it already coz I want to try the "haplos" of the Baguio people. And you guessed it right, it did not disappoint! 

Everything in Baguio feels different. The vibes, the weather, the ambiance... It is like I am transported back in time wherein life was simple and everything is just beautiful (minus the crowd and traffic! Baguio is getting crowded nadin hay.)! Anyway, we had a few choices, but we ended up at North Haven Spa since it was always fully booked (means good service, right?) and I love, love the "feels" of this place the moment I entered it!

The place is located at Upper Session Road, just beside Mt.Cloud. Very accesible to people. If you're planning to de-stress while you're here, please book early! While waiting for our turn, around 3 more customers/couples went in and tried to book a massage but they're fully booked already (we went there on a weekend). Oh! And I love the tea they served after the massage, it made me all warm inside! Coz hello! Baguio---malamig!(:


Scrub choices

Some of the items for sale

Love the petal details!

Tea area

Some of their packages

Baguio MUSTS: North Haven Spa

Baguio MUSTS: Mt. Cloud Bookshop

I will describe Mt.Cloud Bookshop as the house of Filipino literature. If you want to experience and browse thru books about our country and books by Filipino authors, then Mt.Cloud is the place! Located at Upper Session Road, this bookshop is a MUST (visit) for all the bookworms out there! I was so amazed by the place that I didn't notice the time anymore. (Hubby waited for around an hour haha!)

Mt.Cloud Bookshop



And more books!

Take a peek

Baguio MUSTS: Mt. Cloud Bookshop