Saturday, December 31, 2011

Crimson Resort and Spa, Cebu

After a few days of nursing our jet lag when we arrived in Manila,  we flew into Cebu to stay at the beautiful and new Crimson Resort in Mactan Island.  We stayed at one of the Garden Villas with a veranda in front.  Service  and our overall experience at the resort was excellent.  I loved the Aum Spa so much, I had to go back the next day and get another massage.  The resort is also child-friendly as they have an outdoor play area for the kids and as well as activity center  (with lots of kid's activities, toys, TV) with babysitting hourly rates.  Here are some pictures:

Overlooking the Infinity Pool from the upstairs reception

The Zen themed Gardens

Kid's outdoor play area

Pool and Lounge Area

Overlooking the Beach

King Sized Bed in our Garden Villa Suite

Luxurious Bathroom

Taken from the Veranda

View of the Saffron Restaurant

Resort World Manila

When I first entered this place, I thought I was walking into a Las Vegas Casino.  The interior definitely are at par with famous Las Vegas hotel/casinos.  I can't believe I was in Manila.

The Marriot Hotel right next to Resort World

I'd love to have this ceiling detail in my bedroom

The shops at Resort World

Newport Performing Arts Theatre

The huge Atrium with surrounding restaurants

I didn't get to take pictures of the casino though- not sure if that would be allowed.  

Resort World Manila

Back to regular programming....

My blog went on a hiatus as we travelled to Manila for our most awaited Family Holiday Vacay.  This is turning into a Travelogue as we travelled to a lot of places this year (the most we've travelled in years and hopefully not the last).  But please bear with me as I update this blog with places and recent inspirations I've encountered the last couple of days to weeks.  Manila sure has changed a lot since the last time I've been here.

Our travels and most hip places in Manila I've visited coming up on my next post....

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Winter Holiday Playdate

I purchased this Winter Candyland party printable over at Fresh Chick Designs for the kid's Holiday Playdate.  They loved spending time with their cousins and they will miss them celebrating this holiday season so we thought of a get together for a Winter Candyland Themed Playdate.  Here are some pictures:

Candy Station

Our White Easter Tree turned into a mini Chritmas tree

Dessert Table with some more candies

Labeled Water Bottles

Ginger bread House

Sugar Themed Cookies purchased from The Cookie Jar

Marshmallow penguin toppers from Oriental Trading

Favors for the kids, Penguin and Snowman pails from Michaels

I can't help but post pictures of the kids as well :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas around the house

Paper trees design I purchased from Fresh Chick Designs

Our Favorite Mouse Mickey

From our home to yours, have a blessed and happy holiday season with your family :)

Making our first Gingerbread House

Here are pictures of our first ever Gingerbread house.  My sister worked on putting it together along with decorating it with my daughter.
while the kids looked on

the finished product as a centerpiece for our candy table