Friday, January 20, 2012

A Quick Recharge in Tagaytay

Celine, Mona and I went to Tagaytay for a quick recharge.

My friends and I have been so stressed out lately and we just wanted to take a breather.

Stayed at One Tagaytay Place in their 1 Bedroom Suite.

Ohhh.... there was this beautiful place called Balai Taal.

We were allowed to do an ocular.  I told Jing when we have extra money if we could please, please, please spend the night in that place.  LOL  She said: Lia, 50 pesos is extra money, NOT 30,000!

The villa has 5 bedrooms,

living room,

a big dining room,


quarters for the maids and drivers and a spectacular view!

What more can I ask for?

They also allow you to hold small intimate weddings at the garden of Balai Taal villas.

Imagine the bride coming down from the garden stairs.

It was my first time to visit Ilog Maria, a honeybee farm.

Bought a few products, mostly sampaguita scented stuff for my friend Lisa and also for myself.

My favorite scent of all time, a mixture of Sampaguita, Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang.

The glycerin facial soap made the skin on my face a bit tighter.  I plan to order when I finish my bar of soap.  Check out their website:

Another place we visited was Bag of Beans,  so cute and cozy.

Lots of private nooks....

A function room ....

 and a very BIG cat!

I did not have much food choices as a vegan... I had mostly vegetarian food.

Mushroom Sandwich from Mushroomburger.

Vegetarian Pie from Bag of Beans

I brought my own oatmeal and apple and just got the mango from my complimentary breakfast.

We ate at MerBen Canteen Tapsilog sa Tagaytay - Home of Extra Special Bulalo and Crispy Fried Tawilis.

Read it from Heart 2 Heart blog... according to Rica, it was Gaita who recommended the place to her.

Mona said the meat was very tender and the hot soup was delicious.  A medium order was good for 3-4 persons.

Two more servings left in the big bowl.

They asked the waiter to give them extra marrow.

Well .... I had a bowl of  broth because I did not like the vegetable pancit canton I ordered.

They also tried the Crispy Fried Tawilis.

It was a restful couple of days, I am more energized and ready to tackle the upcoming activities.