Monday, February 13, 2017

Date Idea : A Wet 'n Wild Ride @ Tagaytay!


February is indeed the month of hearts. Not only do you hear wedding bells here & there, but also the cheesiest & grandest proposals you can ever imagine. If you're single this coming V (Valentine's)-day, don't fret, for this I promise you, single or in a relationship, you'll still enjoy V (vacation)-day!

Schedule a daytrip to Tagaytay. It's an adventure you'd never forget. Yes, you can take your special someone or even your family to an exciting day trip right this instant. For now, skip that predictable candlelight dinner at Antonio's or that coffee stop at Bag of Beans 'cause Tagaytay can give you more than just a typical date experience! 


So let's get into the Wet 'n Wild details, shall we? Basically, the itinerary revolves around horse back riding for the breathtaking view of Taal Volcano, boat riding at Talisay and capping off the day with coffee and dinner at Tagaytay Highlands and a romantic stroll at Escala Hotel!
Yes, you'll feel like Mr. Stark here at the newly opened Escala Hotel in Tagaytay. Bring your butts over her for this spectacular view. The place is so modern that its architecture is just beyond words. I could definitely get used to waking up with this kind of view every single day. If you have time left, take a dip into their cantilever pool too!
Budget: Php1500-Php2000 would be safe. The boat and horse ride costs around Php1,000 per person. Trust me, this escapade is worth it! So set aside your budget. It's not very heavy for your pockets. Instead of flowers, you can surprise your love with this trip instead. She'll surely love it too. 
Horseback Riding. It's not the typical horse ride where you just ride on a straight path. This one goes uphill & downhill! Heart pounding at some steep areas. The horseback riding took around 1 hour round trip. What's fun here is you really feel it galloping and speeding up and down the rocky mountain. Don't worry, there's a trained person running around with you, holding the leash of your horse to control it as you go up and down. Just hold on tight and you'll be okay. 
I've never saw Taal in a captivating perspective up until this moment. I just love this shot! The 1 hour ride was a thrill to reach this breathtaking destination.
Oh, I'm missing the wind blowing on my face and the excited heartbeat I got as I pass through different stations of the rocky mountain. 
And my, my, don't forget to cap off your trail with a big ass buko juice. Yum! This is included in the package rate we got for the horse back riding and the boating. 
Oh, got the straw hots as souvenirs too. Tip: Ask the tour guide for the souvenir hat for you to be able to bring it home too. *Wink Wink*
Boating at Talisay. The boat ride was perfect. It emptied and cleared my mind from the stress of work & life. Nature really does make wonders. 
Getting lost in the beauty of the vast sea is a feeling I always long for. It was a splash I'd want to experience all over again. Yes, I got soaked from head to toe! And I loved it! Haha. 
Tagaytay Highlands Stopover for Dinner. We were lucky enough to have a member with us so we were able to tour around the vicinity of this exclusive place. 
So what are you waiting for? Book your trip now! This is a great date idea for those who want to experience something Wet 'n Wild this V day! 
For Valentine's or just a vacation, your loved one will surely thank you for a weekend to remember. This I promise you.
‘Til my next trip,

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

FLASH-BACK

Oh, let's start 2017 right with a bright sight !
It's just been 17 days after the New Year and I've been hearing engagements everywhere.
My, my, this is an exciting year alright, aside from the fact that I'm turning 28 in less than a month!!!
A hopeless romantic that I am, I swoon over love stories & sweet beginnings.
Yes, I believe in 'Happy Ever Afters' 'cause love makes flaws still look perfect.
I don't know with you, but I start every new year with my 3-step mantra:
1) Hook up with a new look ! 


Your hair frames your face. It can either make you look young and blooming or old and boring. Yes, it is indeed your crowning glory so make sure your locks can captivate that hunk you're eyeing. Highlight, color, rebond, relax, shorten, extend---whichever your choice, wear your look with confidence. Everyone would love to have that 'Look at Me' effect!

Clutch | Asos

2) Bang it up by flashing your sexy back ! 


New Year gives me reasons to sport a new look & a new dress. And this is by far my most favorite New Year look. "How so?", you may ask. It's trendy yet versatile. It's simple yet stylish. It's sexy without revealing too much. Yes, I can wear this even on the streets without looking overdressed. So for those of you asking, I got this OOTD from Sammydresshttp://www.sammydress.com/?lkid=353972 ), one of my favorite online shopping sites!


LACE SPLICED MAXI DRESS

3) Play that flashback!


Life is something no one can fully comprehend. We strive hard to get the things we want, but sometimes end up not getting it. We wish for a man who is this and that, but end up having someone completely opposite. God really does move in mysterious ways. Sometimes things happen when we least expect it to and what we once thought of never made sense anymore. It is in those years, in those moments and in our precious experiences that we grow in wisdom. We cry, we smile. We fall, we rise. In the end, what matters most is standing right back up when we thought we never could anymore. Yes, it is in the learning experience that every journey becomes more significant than the supposed destination. Take time to reflect as to how your 2016 has been. Don't be afraid to turn your 'what ifs' & 'what could have beens' to 'been theres' and 'done thats'. Aim to be better than yesterday. Aim to be a better version of yourself every single day.

Dress | Sammydress
Shades | Shana

'Tis the beginning to tick off more items in your bucket list. Yes, like you, I am afraid yet excited of what 2017 has to offer. I do not have everything I need and want, but I will continuously be thankful for having such a blessed life. Even in those trying times, God gave me someone to lean on and that's more than enough for me. Hopefully, I have inspired you to face 2017 with a breath of confidence, knowing that even the simplest thing you do can inspire & make someone smile without you even ever knowing it.


Remember, your outfit is your statement of confidence.
Own your look, smile & stand out amongst the crowd.
Who knows you can be the sunshine in someone else's life?!



‘Til my next SOPHIEsticated post,



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I'M INTO HUE !

Oh, I'm definitely into Hue!
Single & ready to mingle.

Yes, you've got me,
From the moment I wore this Sammydress jumpsuit.

A jumpsuit is a no brainer choice if you want to sport that instant posh celebrity look! 
For that fierce & stylish vibe, a Cruella De Vil animal print look would be fun.
The hues and patterns are so vibrant and lively that no other accessories are needed. 

So if you like my pre-holiday OOTD,
Get my look here at:
Sammydress ( http://www.sammydress.com/?lkid=353972 ) has the perfect OOTD ideas!

'Tis definitely the season to wear that jolly OOTD of yours.
Green. Red. White. Bronze. Gold. Silver.
These ain't just the hues that are in this season,
'Cause I tell you animal prints is the best statement tint baby!

Been naughty or nice?
Oh, who can tell when your outfit roars like a tiger? 
Yes, this jumpsuit is an effortless yet chic choice this Christmas Season.
This is a Great Gatsby Streetstyle Look I'd love to flaunt all year round.

Don't be afraid to go with animal prints,
Christmas ain't just about glitz & glamour, shines & sparkles.
It's effortlessly standing out with a vibrant aura.
Oh, spread the love this season with a smile & an outfit that inspires positivity.

Ho, ho, ho.
Merry Christmas!
Choose to wear bright & colorful hues that make you rock & roll!
After all, it’s a holiday staple look that'll make heads turn and hearts swoon over you.
Believe me, having a pair of jumpsuit is very versatile.
 Pair it with the right pair of shoes, and you’ll be ready in a jiffy! 

For that day look, choose that cute pair of wedges to add height and extra comfort. 
Yes, you can still look cool and stylish with a casual look.


For your night look, simply change your shoes! 
Bring out your stilettos and pointed pumps to create that elegant yet sexy look. 
You’ll be a head-turner alright.

I hope you were inspired with my pre-holiday look. 
More glamorous OOTDs to follow in succeeding posts.

‘Til my next glamorous post,


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