Antonio’s Balay Dako restaurant in Tagaytay is definitely on the top of my favorite restaurant interiors in the country. I always have this feeling of being at home (or visiting my lola‘s home) and having that light feeling every time I visit. But I always forget to take photos of the interiors and so finally during my recent visit, I took photos of the things that I love about their interior style. But of course, nothing beats the view of the Taal Volcano from their dining room.
I am obsessed with tea rooms. As I wrote in my previous post about The English Rose Tea Room, I dream of one day opening my own tea room in Manila.
Another tea room that I went to with my sister is Lovejoy’s Tea Room in San Francisco. It was another delightful experience at a tea room (and again a full house!). Look at the sign that welcomed us.
My sister and I love going to tea rooms for afternoon tea. Every time I visit her in the Bay Area in California we make it a point to schedule an afternoon tea date. I even want to open my own tea room in Manila! I hope that dream will happen soon.
The first one we tried was The English Rose in downtown Pleasanton, California. I loved their mismatched furniture and tea sets, the variety of tea and all the little details they put in for a wonderful afternoon tea experience. It was also a full house and it took us days to get a table!
The lovely tea room with mismatched furniture, chandeliers and flowers.
Photo Credit: The English Rose website Continue reading “The English Rose Tea Room”
I just came from the Bay Area in California where I spent the Christmas holiday with my family. One of the restaurants on my list to try this time around was Aina, a Hawaiian brunch place in Dogpatch, San Francisco that opened in 2016 . Well, I mainly wanted to go there because that’s my name!
But surprisingly, I loved their food and the restaurant’s interiors too! Even if it was a cold January morning, our brunch felt so warm and homey with their interiors. Also, the restaurant’s acoustics was not noisy and irritating (noisy restaurant acoustics is a pet peeve of mine!!)
Entrance: I adored the wooden signage of Aina (I want one for myself!)
My friend and I were walking around Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui one hot mid June morning looking for a chill (not chaotic) brunch place. We saw this relatively new mall, Mira Mall (well, it’s new for me since it’s the first time I’ve been to this mall) and found Wired Cafe at the basement.
One look at the cafe and we were absolutely sure it was the perfect place to sit back, eat and relax on a Saturday morning.
What did I love about the vibe of the cafe?
The yellow wall