Monday, November 16, 2015

Summer In November

Hi! It's been a while and I'm saving the time and effort for blog posts that could help your next vacation or fashion issue. 

Anyway, I was away last weekend. Had the time to de-stress and relax by the beach. Don't you just love the smell of new white sheets in your hotel room? Good room service, great resort food, clean swimming pool and clear beach water? Ahhh thinking about these things makes me wanna book another quick vacay again!

Anyway, we went to Thunderbird Resorts and Casino Poro Point in La Union last weekend. It's my first time to visit a Thunderbird resort. They have one in Rizal as well. It's quite expensive to book a room but it's totally worth it. I mean the ambiance, the Santorini feel of the resort is amazing! An overnight stay is not enough! LOL

The moment we got to the gate of the resort, I was in awe! The place looks really nice and peaceful! Perfect when you're all stressed out with work and you wanna clear your mind *ehem* LOL Plus the white and blue Santorini like structures looks really refreshing, plus they super look nice in photos! Every corner of the resort is instagram worthy! ;)

The photo above is their 5ft. swimming pool. See the little dome by the bridge? That's a mini bar! You can order smoothies, cocktails and other alcoholic drinks and drink it by the pool. How nice! Maybe that's why the pool is just 5ft., it's made for plain chilling out and enjoying each other's company.

See what I'm talking about? I can't believe there's a place like this in North Luzon!

This is me having drinks with my love. hihi 

swimsuit, I LOVE KOI | sunglasses, FOREVER 21

I feel so giddy that my swimsuit matches the place. LOL 

Way up there is our hotel room! and obviously our view is their amazing pool and beach! AAHHHH!

bluetooth speaker, NUDE @ Beyond The Box

We got there Sunday around lunchtime and a lot of people are checking out already that's why there weren't much people during our stay. It seems like we rented the place! HAHA Good thing I brought my mini bluetooth speaker so we could still listen to music while swimming. 

Monday morning never felt this good! I've always hated Mondays because it's the first day of work in a week but this time, I fell in love with Monday. Seeing this view the moment you got out of bed is amazing!

I'm loving the white and blue interiors I wanna take them home! LOL

We had our breakfast at Olives Restaurant and they had different choices for breakfast, we chose the Filipino breakfast. Longganisa, scrambled egg, tomatoes, garlic rice and atchara. The breakfast is complete because before they served our main dish, they served us hot bread, muffins, cinnamon, butter, juice and coffee! I'm an ultimate breakfast girl so I really enjoyed this meal! 

We decided to hit the beach Monday morning because we wanna be there early so we went there around 8am and we're the only ones at the beach! Perfect time to take photos hihi!

The shore might look rocky (well it is) but we were amazed with the water because it was so clear! We're so bummed that our underwater camera went out of battery the time we're there! 

off shoulder top, STYLE STUNNER MANILA | bikini bottom, EIKA | sunglasses, FOREVER 21


My favourite view hihi <3 p="">

bikini top, ROMWE | bikini bottom, EIKA | sunglasses, FOREVER 21

There's a funny story behind these photos. So we're the first ones at the beach then few minutes after a lifeguard came to watch over us. Then Mon asked the lifeguard to take our photos then he said, "Sige po, wala akong magawa eh!" He's bored so he wants to take our photos instead. He even asked us to pose in different places by the beach! HAHA Thanks Kuya! :)

After swimming at the beach, we went to the pool for the last time. 

FYI, The same lifeguard took this photo of us. hahaha Many thanks to Kuya this was really a nice shot!

Before we left the resort, we had lunch first at Olives Restaurant.

We had "Devilled Chicken" and Roast Pork with mashed potatoes, garlic rice and vegetables. Both meals were delicious! They served free bread with garlic butter while waiting.

Thunderbird's famous ceiling mural.

Over all, our stay at Thunderbird Resort Poro Point was great and worthwhile! Even though our stay was quick, we got to enjoy their facilities. We even went to visit their Casino at night and had dinner at Vegas Restaurant. I recommend Thunderbird resort for your next get away with family, friends and loved ones. The money that you're going to spend is worth it.

Feel free to drop some questions on the comment section below if you want to ask me about anything related to my trip! I'd be happy to help! :)

Thank you Tin and Awin for this trip! :)

Photos by Raymond Tagle Jr.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Celebrate LIFE: Yoga, Food and Music

How good it is that more people now are interested on improving their health, wellness and lifestyle?  I find it amazing that people become more involved in such activities. 

I go to the gym regularly to keep a healthy and toned body with proper workout. I've tried Zumba, TRX, Circuit training and a lot to maintain a fit body. I've always wanted to try Yoga though. It looks relaxing, peaceful and something different to the activities that I've just mentioned which includes strenuous movements. So I've discovered this new Yoga place in town that not just offers Yoga but appreciates art, food and music as well. Life Yoga Center focuses on the holistic nature of Yoga and maintains a welcoming atmosphere by featuring every facet of our lifestyle.

Last Sunday, I attended their Karma Class. A donation-based class every Sunday that proceeds go to charity. It's good that people still find a way to help through different aspects such as Yoga.

When I came to the place, I was in awe. The view from the glass windows, the silent and relaxing music really builds up the environment for wellness.

I've always thought Yoga is easy but now I know that it's not hehe. It requires a lot of stretching, twisting in the most complex of ways. But besides stretching and twisting, I felt that it gives so much relaxation to the mind and soul. Every move requires a deep inhale and exhale that lets your body feel every movement. I felt very relaxed after this Yoga class.
Doing the Tree Pose :)
sports bra, FOREVER 21

The Prana Square

Isn't this a wonderful view to see while doing Yoga? I felt very close to nature.

The Lotus Room
As what I've mentioned earlier, they also offer food and good music. They have Vibe Cafe inside the studio.

I love how this place appreciates art because as an art major, I felt really welcome in this place.

Went to Karma Class with fellow bloggers Aldous, Lina and Shelley.

These are Life Yoga Center's rates because I know you would all be interested. ;)

Whoever said that Yoga is just for women, he/she is totally wrong! Yoga is for dudes too! Check out Life's BROGA. Perfect for the dudes for their core-strengthening and muscle-toning. Every Saturday at 3pm. 

The class we attended. The Karma class every Sundays at 10am. What goes around comes around, people! It's for charity so why not? :)

Thank you L!FE for this wonderful Yoga experience! Will definitely come back!

Follow L!FE :
don't forget to hashtag #lifeyogaBGC

L!FE is located at 2/F Eight Forbestown Road, Burgos Circle, BGC.

Photography by Raymond Tagle Jr.