It’s been a week since the ArteFino fair, a showcase of Filipino artisans. I was once again excited to discover new Filipino brands and artisans for home decor and furniture and also seeing my favourite brands still present at fairs like this.
It was a breath of fresh air to see home styling vignettes at the fifth floor of SM Makati during my recent visit at their home section.
Here are their five styling vignettes and what I love about each of them:
Photo credit: SM Home Facebook
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’m lucky to have found friends who wanted to try glamping with me. It’s been on my list of things to experience for quite some time now. I found the perfect glamp site in Nayomi Sanctuary Resort in Balete, Batangas. It was an easy breezy trip that took less than an hour to reach the resort (thanks to the SLEX and Star Tollway connection).
Finally I’ve visited Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo last month. I’ve been seeing photos of this art museum all over my Facebook timeline and Instagram for sometime now (and loving all the photos!). I have to say it really is a beautiful place. I loved sitting on one of the beds (almost lying down actually) under a tree around the museum’s open area. It was an inspiring place whether I was indoor or outdoor in this property.
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”