Monday, May 23, 2016

Sorting out albums and choosing which ones to upload is probably one of the hardest things about blogging. It was only 'til last week that I was able to organize my Bali photos - 2,721 to be exact. 
"So where do I start?" The question that I have been asking myself for hours already. There's just too much to share about that 3-week vacation, which I have to say was beyond what I had expected. I knew Bali was going to be great but I was completely blown away with everything. From the villas & hotels, to the quaint little places, to the artsy shops & markets and to the amazing (and affordable) food! 

Since I have already been getting questions with where to stay, maybe it's better to start the with hotels instead. Our first nights were spent in Seminyak, then Kuta and then Ubud. We had 5 hotels in total but today's post will be highlighting Seminyak Lagoon Suites, a semi-private hotel that is tucked in the quiet area of Seminyak. 

Christine, a close friend of mine who I traveled to Bali with, just wouldn't stop talking about how great it would be to bring her special someone there! I couldn't agree more. The hotel had this romantic feel which I believe every couple out there would love to experience! Perhaps get a glass or two of wine,  stay in the deck and swim anytime you want to. But don't get me wrong, it's also great for those friends / family who prefer a little break from the hustle of Bali but still be minutes away from the scene. Unlike the other hotels we stayed in that are situated in the middle of busy streets, Seminyak Lagoon Suites was the opposite - it had this exclusive feel inside and outside. 

The bed facing the pool. Imagine waking up to this every single day! Boy was it hard to leave.

Room was nicely Interiored

our deck which also served not only as a chill spot but also an office area

Balinese coffee, local fruits, fresh juice - the staples in our daily breakfast.

wearing @HeyBabeSwim bandeau & @FetishCouture boho pants

Bikini: @seassentials | Roundee: @bondi.lifestyleph | Sunnies: @iloveflyshades

Hard to be always serious inferno of the cam! #bloopers

For around 2,400 pesos a night (around $50) we were able to get the lagoon suite room that had direct access to the pool. There was also a kitchen and mini living area, perfect for those who prefer making their own food. Such a steal for everything it included right? Wait! Did I mention breakfast buffet too? Yes. And the fruits were amazing!

We loved it so much here that for a day, Christine & I decided to stay in and forget about our "To-go" list. I wouldn't say it was time wasted in our itinerary 'cause it sure was worth it - an entire afternoon and evening just spent at the pool tanning, reading a book and appreciating everything about this hotel.
(You can find Seminyak Lagoon Suites through their website and Facebook page.)

For the next posts, I will be sharing to you 2 other hotels we stayed at. Also I am currently working on a Bali guide which I can't wait to share to you guys! 

Cheys ♥

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

What I was wearing:
Dress: Triaraclothings | Sandals: Syrup Boho purse: Atmosphere

So I figured I should take a quick break from all the Europe posts and share to you an outfit I worn recently - by recent, I mean yesterday. lol I received a package from Triaraclothings a few days back and I just could not wait to show you the rompers they sent. I don't even have words to explain how happy I was with it! The fit? Perfect. The style? Great. AND it's boho, you all know how much of a fan I am with anything bohemian or gypsy. 

Patrick's training was early in the morning so we had the whole Saturday to spend for ourselves. Since we got back from Germany, we haven't really had a brunch date yet. We normally have coffee & food outside, sit, make plans and not to mention, talk about the same things over and over again. When you're together with someone for years already, you surprisingly find yourselves having the same conversation from a day or two ago. haha
We're lucky to be living in an area where everything is walking distance and yesterdays's choice of venue was Wildflour. Enjoyed our dose of caffein and calories for an hour or so and spent the rest of the day walking around High Street. Nothing quite significant, but still something special especially when it's spent with someone dear to you. Cheeseballs! lol

Anyway, I won't go longer and eat much of your Sunday. I do hope though you are having a relaxing one. 'til then lovelies! 

Cheys ♥

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Almost a month since we left Berlin and I'm missing it already more than I have anticipated. The cold  breeze, beautiful architecture and calmness (in comparison to the Philippines) are just some of the things I 'm longing for now. Berlin compared to Amsterdam was colder by the time we visited. It was harder to walk around without wearing multiple layers of cloth, unlike in the City of Bicycles wherein having a jacket over a knitted top was enough already to survive.

These photos were taken a day after we got back from Amsterdam. But unlike the usual cold weather we had in Berlin, this day in particular was a little bearable - making it possible to be just in a dress and a winter jacket of course

What I was wearing:
Dress: Atmosphere | Boots: Forever21 Watch: Daniel Wellington

Hohenzollendamm at 3pm

Felt like Autumn

Table set-up

Spot the 2 monkeys!!

Ku'Damm at night

Friends and dark-lit rooms

Cheers to an amazing year!

Later that day, we went over the place of Patrick's friend to have a taste of typical German Christmas dinner - duck, potatoes and braised red cabbage. It was something new to me given the fact that when my friends and I gather, we usually meet, eat and have drinks outside. Like I can't recall the time when a friend made (not order) a full course meal and invited everyone over! Patrick explained that it's more common for them to gather in a friend's place for dinner and head out after, which is quite the opposite for us.  Anyway, food was really great! Wish I took a photo but I was a tad bit shy to take my camera out while everyone else was busy devouring their meals. 

After, we headed out to Monkey Bar which was in the area of Kurf├╝rstendamm (Ku'Damm as how they call it) which is the most popular shopping district of Berlin. It was a cool spot to chill with friends. The bar was at the topmost floor of 25hrs Hotel  and was enclosed by floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Imagine the view, it was superb! Music was great too. It wasn't too loud which made socializing with friends (without shouting) possible. 

It was a great night! Great food and conversations with friends, and awesome drinks with a view of Berlin-couldn't ask for more! 

Cheys ♥

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

just like in the postcards ♥

alleys that lead you to beautiful discoveries
I couldn't help but take a photo. Made me miss my dog, Summer, so much.
beautiful Gothic architecture
Heineken's Amsterdam's pride. Of course, this had to be photographed. 
and I thought I would just see it in the movies
What I was wearing:
Top: H&M | Leg Warmer: Forever21 Sneakers: Stan Smith

Warm days in the Philippines got me thinking about my recent trip to Amsterdam and Berlin. Jet lag is taking its toll on me and I've been doing nothing the last days but sleep and relive the Holidays - in my imagination and dreams. To use my time on doing something different and productive today, I decided to go down, have coffee [decaf this time] and open my laptop. Finally. It took so much courage to leave that monster bed - it does nothing but eat you.

These are just some snaps I took of Amsterdam. There's just too much that I think dedicating 2 or 3 separate posts just for that 4-day getaway is necessary. This time, I narrowed it down to bicycles after coming to a realisation that I excessively photographed it. Like my camera was really filled with it. Besides, Amsterdam is a city of bicycles. I should be excused, shouldn't it? lol

Seeing these photos makes me fall in love with Amsterdam once more. Not that I haven't the moment I stepped foot on this place, but it just has this certain charisma that takes you away. Patrick and I spent hours and hours walking, getting lost in alleys and then ending up discovering new spots. Like finding egg treasures on an Easter Sunday - the more we explored, the more we were taken away.  
It's beautiful and charming, isn't it? 

Cheys ♥

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Onesie: Eigth Mermaid

Bikini: black bough  || Gold bangle: thegypsysoul 
Top: love_deux 

Photos by: Ashley Yee

Currently spending my morning in Berlin sipping a cup of coffee and devouring some German pastries while thinking about the sea and sun back home. Winter is something new to me and the cold is something I am struggling to get adjusted to. Just can't help but miss the tropics so badly especially after seeing these photos just hanging in my laptop. And then I thought it would be nice to share it to you all before I start my Berlin posts. Yes, I am slowly getting back to blogging. School's officially done and so I don't have anything to eat my time anymore :)

finally graduated last month and before flying to Germany I spent my last days at the beach with family and friends anticipating that for the next 3 weeks all I will be having is the cold breeze and gloomy skies. 
I was in Bacolod on the first week of December to visit Patrick for our Anniversary and my friends, Tia and Ashley, said they would take me to the beach. These photos were taken at Carbin Reef and Sumac Island in Sagay, Negros Occidental - a 2-hour drive from Bacolod. It wasn't supposed to be a photoshoot but it turned out to be one. The photos are beautiful (thanks Ashley) and I do hope you like them too!
Till then guys! Can't wait to show you Berlin :)