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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Leila's Cafe, Vigan Ilocos Sur

Located at Gen. Luna st, Vigan Ilocos Sur, Leila's Cafe is one of the newest establishment in the area.  First time I saw the place, I fell in love.  Interiors are quaint, quite lovely and cozy. We all ordered their coffee concoctions.  My cousin ordered their best seller longga crepe and since I'm sort of on a diet, I ordered their spicy tuna crepe - which unfortunately they forgot to make.  I try to understand them... it's Holy Week and it's pretty crazy in Vigan, but still good service always matters.   I cancelled my order and told them that next time please be mindful of the orders of their customers, they're polite enough and sincerely apologized.  On my next trip to Vigan, hopefully not holy week, I will go back there and try their menu, let's see if it'sworth going back to. 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sweets Are My Fancies

No matter how currently big I am, I can't seem to skip my sweets.  They're just constant in my lifestyle.

chocolate cupcakes, going in the oven

chocolate cupcakes!

chocolate chip cookies

pavlova of masseto restaurant

ube cake

Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Vigan is the capital city of Ilocos Sur and is the home of precious Spanish Colonial houses.  Because of the well-preserved houses built centuries ago, Vigan is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  In Vigan you will find Calle Crisologo, where the picturesque Spanish Colonial Houses stand side by side. It's a camera-worth taking. 
Along Calle Crisologo you will discover goodies and stuff that will definitely be giddy about, browse through and see things you might like!

goodies destination... calle crisologo


harp and furniture

native bags

more native bags

lasona (red onions)... i love the small bunches


read the sign and your mouth will water


colorful vigan "walis tambo"

colorful native ball decors

Trip To The Nostalgic ILOCOS

During Holy Week my family and I make our usual trip to Vigan, Ilocos Sur, our hometown.  It's a long drive, but once you get there you will be de-stressed by the entire concept of Ilocos.  Scroll down as I take you to places to visit while you're up North.

first destination... kapurpurawan, rock formation, ilocos norte

"boracay of the north"... pagudpud, ilocos norte

my hometown... vigan, ilocos sur

the kalesa

white carriage

tickled pink!

people at the plaza

bell tower, st. paul's cathedral, vigan

facade, st. paul's cathedral

knights of the columbus


nostalgic details

refurbished and rustic

cafe leona

calle crisologo at night

the perfect cup

street lights

leila's cafe

Thursday, April 28, 2011

In Bloom

Flowers... lights, prints, any other way...very positive

Happy Easter!

Easter Sunday, guess what my mom gave me... :)


ribbon with colorful eggs

cuteness! HAPPY EASTER everyone!