Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Restaurants with Spectacular Views

There's this article I came across in yahoo that's titled "10 restaurants with spectacular views" and I can't help but share it with you.. I only picked the top 5 that interests me the most. So here it goes (in no particular order) 

Julaymba Restaurant, Australia
AUSTRALIA, Julaymba Restaurant brings travelers right to the heart of the world's oldest rain forest. The 40-seat restaurant's terrace juts out over an ancient freshwater lagoon while tangled vines drape from the canopy above. From every direction, diners hear the sounds of some 430 species of birds, plus tree frogs, wild turkeys, and wallabies thumping through the brush. The distinctly Aussie menu incorporates pepper berries, wattle seeds, and other native foods used by the local aboriginal Kuku Yalanji people, many of whom work in the restaurant. Make like a local, and order either the smoked crocodile or the kangaroo steak. (credits: 

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
MALDIVES, It's like dinner theater for the dive set—and there's not a bad seat in the house. Ithaa is located 16 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean. Its tunnel shape and glass walls reveal a breathtaking seascape of unspoiled coral atolls, schools of parrot fish, and giant stingrays to 12 lucky diners. The menu is rich with decadent dishes like caviar, line-caught reef fish and rock lobster, but if you'd rather not look out the window for your ordering inspiration, seared veal tenderloin and button-mushroom soup make for suitable substitutions. (credits:

1-Altitude, Singapore
SINGAPORE, A lofty view of a sparkling metropolis.
The 63-story OUB Centre is crowned by 1-Altitude, a three-level venue that offers the best views in the city—plus main-course-quality bar snacks such as wood-fired pizzas, satay platters (spicy Thai beef, chicken, and pork), and Turkish flat bread with dips. The cocktails run the gamut from classic (mojito) to creative (The Narcissist is a tempting combination of Russian Standard vodka muddled with peach, freshly squeezed lime, and rosemary-infused raspberries). The year-old hotspot is always buzzing with young Singaporean professionals, who are keen to kick back after a day's work and survey the skyline. (credits: 

Boucan Chocolate Restaurant, St. Lucia West Indies
ST.LUCIA, WEST INDIES, From the heart of a chocolate plantation.
Calling all chocolate lovers: Boucan Restaurant might just be your dream come true. Every last item on the menu incorporates some form of cocoa, from a green salad tossed in white chocolate dressing to sautéed prawns with chocolate tapenade and, of course, desserts: a chocolate tart, cacao crème brûlée, and espresso-and-dark-chocolate mousse. Even dreamier than the indulgent dishes? The jungle-draped views of the Piton Mountains, lush, twin-peaked mountains that rise almost 2,600 feet above sea level on the volcanic island's southern coast. (credits:

Le Déli-Cieux, Paris

PARIS, FRANCE, A Parisian panorama from one of the city's most iconic department stores.
In a city where shopping has been elevated to an art form, it's fitting that one of the best roof-terrace restaurants sits atop the iconic Printemps department store, in the 9th arrondissement. Serving simple bistro fare (think quiche, soups, and toasted spinach-honey-and-goat-cheese sandwiches) to Parisians and tourists alike, Le Déli-Cieux also delivers 360-degree views of the city's centuries-old tin rooftops and its greatest architectural icons: the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré Coeur, and bien sur, the Eiffel Tower. (credits:

Sigh. . . haha

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pretty Little Things

We all find INSPIRATION in different images for some reason, what I may like you may NOT.  But nonetheless...these are the images that makes me sigh. . . we all need a little inspiration from little things don't we?

(*some photos taken from various websites, some are my personal photos) 

This picture reminds me of J & I...
(Someday, we will own a valuable piece of art. . )

 My husband and I may disagree on a lot of things, we may not have the same upbringing and we may come from different cultures but I'm ever so thankful that ultimately, we agree on achieving the same goals in life ... Marriage surely has its own bitter sweet surprises because everyday you learn a little something new about one another, and then you wonder how you ever ended up with each other... in my case, it's like falling in love over and over again...(sorry i'm gushing...)

because i can't always stop and smell the roses
 I got the habit of buying scented candles from a friend who loves home fragrance to death. Lighting up a candle and being in a deliciously warm scent filled room is always uplifting. . . It's one of those simple things I indulge at =)  

Always learn to do something new
 Last week I enrolled myself in a pizza making class by an Italian Chef. . . One of these days, I will throw a pizza making party! haha

Drink Moderately
It's always nice to have good drinks with good 'ol friends

Santorini Cliff Diving... amazing, isn't it? 
 CLIFF DIVING in Santorini, Greece. Because I really can't skydive or go bungee jumping, maybe, just maybe I will have the guts to do this. It will definitely be in my "bucket list"

Isn't it just appropriate to dine in style?
 In my home, I will strive for the table to always look as neat and as elegant as this

fun & quirky

We're moving into a place of our own soon, I'm so excited to decorate and furnish... I'm afraid i will overdo it though... because your home also reflects your personality, i say NO to boring, predictable furniture! 

Check out the tub! 
It is certain that we cannot have this in our home so. . . On our next honeymoon perhaps? *wishful thinking *

witty idea, eh?
Organization is key 
(photo from:
Huwaaaw! I think that's just 1/4 of the owner's shoe closet.

Inarajan Beach, Guam 

 LOVE: The feel of sunshine on your shoulders, sand on your feet, and the sound of the waves. . . 

 Sunset walks by the beach with your loved one is simply the best =)

I must admit the photos in this post are mostly material things...but, i hope you don't get me wrong, these are purely for inspiration. Sorry I can't help it, I like seeing beautiful things and beautiful things make me happy =)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Style File: Blair Eadie

Let's take a mini break from all that food blogging and let me show you how I'd like to waste my time style stalking the chicest girls on the net... here's my 2nd round.

Wow! I wish I knew how to layer clothes the way she does! (On 2nd thought, we can't really do layering in the tropics, can we?)  Even the way she piles on her accessories, it just seems so put together in a cool messy kind of way... 

To my chica girlfriends out there, my style file posts are for you! We all need a little bit of inspiration from time to time, don't we? Well, I'm sure you'll enjoy their stylish photos as much as I do. So, come and style stalk with me =)

(photo credits:,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sweet Tooth: Bar Dolci

It is, indeed!
I never really cared much for desserts...but during my one year stint in Guam, I have become in touch with my sweet tooth... Thanks (or no thanks!) to my friend Rica (who has this mildy crazy addiction with sweets)  We would indulge ourselves with Haagen-Dasz ice cream on Sundays after mass or just about anytime we're down with the blues. It was the one little pleasure that gave us a quick mood lift...

 gelato!  I swear I would have this everyday, if only I wouldn't gain a pound..

"Gelato is an ancient Italian frozen dessert, a far more recent variant of which is ice cream. It is different from some ice cream because it has a lower butterfat content but it has a higher sugar content than ice cream." - lifted from wikipedia. 

cute colorful macarons

I've heard mixed opinions about their macarons... I am certainly a non-expert when it comes to this little french dessert thingies... but for a macaron novice like me, i say, this ain't bad at all...

Salted Caramel Macaron (P50/piece) & Ferrero Gelato (1 scoop P120)

Bar Dolci
Forbeswood Heights

corner Burgos Circle

Bonifacio Global City

Monday, August 22, 2011

Seafood Fest @ D' talipapa

juicy tender squid

my favorite! i've had it for lunch and dinner, i must have eaten a pound!

grilled oysters


ginataang crabs (forgot to take a photo of the deep-fried crab)

i wonder why they were raising their hands up in the air? haha

I wasn't able to take lots of photos as everyone was so hungry and ready for the feast! haha

Amazing Sunset

The rain didn't stop us from going to the beach... Over the weekend, My husband and I decided to go to a mini beach trip with friends...We were so bummed out that we missed a good half day because we got there at about past 5pm already...But this is what greeted us when we got there....

what more can you ask for?
amazing isn't it?

I can't believe it's been 6 long years since I last set foot on this island... Oh.. so much has changed... lots of commercial establishments, popular fast food chains have already set shop in boracay.. although i love the idea that everything you need is conveniently available at your disposal, i feel indifferent to the very commercial surroundings... I guess that's part of boracay's charm... 

Anyhow, amazing sunset walks by the beach will never lose it's charm for me... it's one of life's cheap thrills ... breathtaking and free =) Here's to catching beautiful sunsets ahead! Have a great week everyone!

Friday, August 19, 2011


crawfish tossed in sweet spicy butter sauce


shrimps tossed in lemon butter sauce

bisquits & fries (pardon the photo)

Chinatown Neighborhood
Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas