Category Archives: Beyond the Hills

Drooling for LA DOLCE VITA!

I’m not much of an Italian food fan. It’s not something I can have all day, everday. But, I do have my moods for a good pasta dish, pizza and gelato. I also love cocktails… not to the point of

Drooling for LA DOLCE VITA!

I’m not much of an Italian food fan. It’s not something I can have all day, everday. But, I do have my moods for a good pasta dish, pizza and gelato. I also love cocktails… not to the point of

PAMANA

My New Tagaytay Fave: PAMANA

Hubby and I just discovered another great restaurant in Tagaytay, on the main road (Aguinaldo). We’d always see it but always after a heavy meal. So the last time we hit the road for Tagaytay and we were hungry… voila!

PAMANA

My New Tagaytay Fave: PAMANA

Hubby and I just discovered another great restaurant in Tagaytay, on the main road (Aguinaldo). We’d always see it but always after a heavy meal. So the last time we hit the road for Tagaytay and we were hungry… voila!

Foggy Baguio

Foggy weekend in wonderland

Last weekend, I fell into my favorite rabbit hole into the foggiest wonderland. I love Baguio, the city of pines. But, I had to struggle to enjoy this particular trip. Damp weather = mold = allergies = congestion! My fault.

Foggy Baguio

Foggy weekend in wonderland

Last weekend, I fell into my favorite rabbit hole into the foggiest wonderland. I love Baguio, the city of pines. But, I had to struggle to enjoy this particular trip. Damp weather = mold = allergies = congestion! My fault.

Ukay Wonderland

I wouldn’t call myself an expert in Ukay-Ukay shopping at all. I just revisited Ukay-ukays lately since I’ve been on road trips a lot this summer. I find provincial ones less daunting. I’m pretty sure the ones in Manila have

Ukay Wonderland

I wouldn’t call myself an expert in Ukay-Ukay shopping at all. I just revisited Ukay-ukays lately since I’ve been on road trips a lot this summer. I find provincial ones less daunting. I’m pretty sure the ones in Manila have

Subi with plants from Ming's

Back to Ming’s

My birthday weekend wouldn’t have been complete without a trip to my favorite nursery – Ming’s Garden. Picked up gardenias to start the hedging in the lower garden near the gazebo site. And, I couldn’t resist this Medinilla magnifica that

Subi with plants from Ming's

Back to Ming’s

My birthday weekend wouldn’t have been complete without a trip to my favorite nursery – Ming’s Garden. Picked up gardenias to start the hedging in the lower garden near the gazebo site. And, I couldn’t resist this Medinilla magnifica that

Candelabra

Vintage fixation

My Hubby says I’m obsessive. He claims that whenever something piques my curiosity, I end up throwing myself into it and won’t stop until I know everything about it or if that something can be purchased… He wouldn’t hear the

Candelabra

Vintage fixation

My Hubby says I’m obsessive. He claims that whenever something piques my curiosity, I end up throwing myself into it and won’t stop until I know everything about it or if that something can be purchased… He wouldn’t hear the

Ming’s Garden

My absolute favorite plant shop is MING’S GARDEN in Tagaytay! Friendly & informative staff – check! Great interesting selection of plants – check! Huge, walkable grounds – check! Reasonable prices – check! Cafe – check! Clean restrooms – check! The

Ming’s Garden

My absolute favorite plant shop is MING’S GARDEN in Tagaytay! Friendly & informative staff – check! Great interesting selection of plants – check! Huge, walkable grounds – check! Reasonable prices – check! Cafe – check! Clean restrooms – check! The