December 29, 2015

Lucy in the Sky Café

Why do we put too much meaning on everything?

Longganisa with rice

Malunggay basil pesto pasta

The scream

Passion fruit smoothie

Inspired from a controversial hit Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky Café is a homey vegetarian café and vibrant kaleidoscope art space where you can freely imagine tangerine trees and marmalade skies, rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies, and your very own version of Lucy in the sky with diamonds smile at you as you drift past the flowers that grow so incredibly high.

Lucy in the Sky Cafe
#222 Wilson St, San Juan City
Tel. No.: 370-4113

December 11, 2015

Discovery Shores Boracay

There is no better natural high than discovery. I validated that the moment I set foot at Discovery Shores, undeniably the best luxury resort along the White Beach of Boracay.

I still couldn’t believe that our annual office planning activity was held at the sprawling, exquisite 87-suite beachfront property. It is one of the five resorts in the Philippines which recently won the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2015, and distinctly ranked as among the top-rated 500 hotels in the world and among the best hotels in Asia.

So what did I discover at Discovery?

That Discovery guests are warmly welcomed starting from Caticlan airport, the ferry boat, up to the resort’s doorstep. And it doesn’t stop there.

That the expansive resort may be too modern but blends well with the lush and relaxing surrounding.

That the suites are classy with large, comfortable beds that maybe I could not afford in my lifetime.

That the gorgeous swimming pool and Jacuzzi complement the scintillating beauty of the beach.

That the breakfast buffet at Sands Restaurant, including its endless supply of Yakult, is always something to look forward to in the morning.

That there are amenities – Terra Wellness Spa, Fitness Center, Sandbox Kids Room – for every kind of people who want ultimate rest, pampering or recreation.

That it offers unobstructed view of the beach, mountains and sunset – nature’s beautiful trifecta. 

I wish my workation was longer. Or that I earn like Amancio Ortega or Larry Page so that I could return anytime I want to.

Discovery Shores Boracay
Station 1, Balabag, Boracay
Malay, Aklan
Tel. No.: 288-4500, 720-8888

December 9, 2015

Mateo’s: Spanish-inspired Filipino cuisine

Don’t forget to date yourself from time to time.

Strawberry banana shake

Eggs Benedict

Beef morcon

Spanish seafood and chicken paella

Mango yema torte

#54 N. Domingo St., Horseshoe Village
New Manila, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 696-3724