Monday, November 24, 2014

Top Places to have Coffee at the Beach in Cebu

"Breaking News: I don't care!"

We have gone too far. As our spontaneous trip continues, our "where to go?" question always pop up randomly. 

Before this kind of trip, I go for a one bottle after my work at the end of the week just for some chill and relaxing and do people watching near the place where I work. It was great not until I got bored? I don't know, but I think I need a new place where I can relax while enjoying my drink. We all do that, like staying in a coffee shop and then surrounded by busy people having meetings and catching up with a group of friends or dating with their special someone. Ugh.

(c) Jewel Clicks

I just can't believe it, I just posted a photo of me with a bottle of beer and nachos when another spontaneous trip occurred! I was like "OMG! You are not!"

Have you ever thought of going to a hotel and resort just to have coffee? It sounds very vain or egocentric (thanks Google translate) but believe me, it is very relaxing.

So why not leave the coffee shops or resto bar in the city? Here are the top places to go:

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

We started to go on a trip on a Monday after our work, who will do that? I mean, you still have work tomorrow and it is too early to chill! So as we are on our way there I just can't believe that I was wearing a lazy Monday outfit and I was slowly facing the fact that we are going to Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu wearing like that. LOL!

Google Philippines shirt for lazy Monday at work because Google is out on Monday. JUST KIDDING! :D 

I ordered Cafe Latte :)

Whoa! the place is awesome and very relaxing we really love it! We had our coffee! :) Unfortunately, Ibiza was closed in the afternoon. Sigh.

Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa

Whoa! It was a Friday, Friday for us that time when we went to Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa! When we reached the front desk we asked where we can have coffee and beach front. We were told that Cowrie Cove is open.

PERFECT location for all of us. We were surprised with a second cup of our coffee is free because its Happy Hour. HAHAHA! We were also surprised with our bill too! :D I am talking about their service charge fee. So we stayed there until 8pm. This was the time that we went to Liv Super Club, story here.

Very relaxing.

JPark Island Resort and Waterpark, Cebu

Perfect to go on a working holiday! "Excuse me, where is Imperial Palace?" as we asked the gasoline boy, then he said this way, turned right. We were like "Ooohhh... it's now JPark Island Resort and Waterpark!" Whatever still the same. Well, we enjoyed our cold coffee. 

Watched the couple having fun.

Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan

We were like, finally! After we had our late lunch at Chix Savour in Lahug, we went to Crimson Resort just to again, to have coffee.

Ugh. Forgive me, we sound like vain. We just want to have fun after our work. We ordered Capuccino and they served it not-so-hot, good thing they asked us if we want to change it and we immediately said, "Yes! of course!" the weather was so cold that time when we were there and hot coffee would be perfect. 

It was our first time, to go there, we really have a hard time finding their entrance even with the help of our GPS and Google map! We got lost again going to the exit of the subdivision. HAHAHA!

Hanging out with these boys are less drama! :)

More spontaneous trip soon! xx

Have a great day everyone!
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Bric's Milano in Cebu

As international brands are coming to invade Cebu, I feel like there's no more reason to go to Manila anymore. As my curiosity continues, I checked this new opened store at the new wing of Ayala Center Cebu.

I saw Bric's store when I was in Hong Kong. I didn't have time to check on it, now that they are open here in Cebu, I finally get to know more about their store.

In 1952 Mario Briccola founded a company, INDUSTRIA VALIGERIA FINE MARIO BRICCOLA, manufacturing suitcases and bags. He knew he could rely on his own resources, initiative, courage, and creativity. Because Mario Briccola’s vision was projected towards a greater future, with ambitious goals, the main investment was on himself and his family. (source)

Bric's celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2012 with the motto "Made in Bric's", which reflects the cultural identity of an Italian company. 

I also found out that Bric's bags are a favorite among Hollywood's A-listers and has been featured in several movies such as Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

Truly "Made in Italy" Bric's is from their surname Briccola. How cool is that? I'm into travel, but I never tried carrying luggage, so these are so lovely and perfect for Europe trip soon, maybe? HAHA #Wishfulthinking

These are my favorite, I'm a sucker when it comes to brown color. I am really into it. In case, I would buy one, believe me, it is really hard to choose what are you going to buy. Except for the different prices of each luggage and different style. They have 20% up to 30% discount!

Left bag is a leather and a laptop bag, how dappy!

Some of their collections:



Spinner Trunk as one of their best seller. Made from polycarbonate, German material and has Japanese wheels. Look how flexible!

These bags are pure leather too! To die for.

Then I got my eyes on these bags over here. Since I am not into luggage (for now), I asked the staff what bag they can recommend to me.

These are what the staff show to me, I don't know what to color to choose. HAHAHA! Their staff are so accommodating, as a buyer it's my habit to ask many questions about the product to make sure that everything is good. I even can't decide which bag to get because all of them are so pretty and sturdy!

I like this color. It complement whatever outfit I wear. 

My forever crush!

Then I choose this one: X-Bag

Lovely pink, but too girly for me. :) 

Polo: 6ixty 8ight | Shorts: Next | Shoes: Palladium Boots

So, I choose this ocean blue color. 

X-Bag is that can be used in three ways, how awesome!

1. It can be as a shoulder tote bag (see the pink tote above) 
2. As a cross body bag (see above photo)
3. Mini shoulder bag - the pouch inside that is detachable that also comes with a strap. Oh-ha!

Here's how to transform the slings in to cross body bag:

The pouch that also comes with a sling transformation:

I also met a blogger that we have almost the same name: Jewey of thepausesbetween.com, she was also there to check their bags.

Jewey x Jewel

Finally, my girlfriends from Manila, Kate and Sheena who had a business trip here in Cebu, dropped by too! These are their picked for luggage bags. They asked if they also have branches in Manila, and yes, located in SM Aura and Shangri-la Mall.

We strike a posed as I was finally done choosing a bag, while Kate and Sheena can't help but to pose with their picked on shoulder bags.

2nd Level Ayala Center Cebu New Wing
in front of F&F store
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Have a great day everyone! x
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