Saturday, November 29, 2014


If you've been following our instagrams, you would know that Erica and I have basically been living for work, scratch working for a living.. we've been breathing, sleeping, eating work. Now that we're in the final stages of launching the site, we're basically holding our breaths. Hence, a little runaway time was necessary, so of course, as you would, we headed to Angeles (under the pretense of being on the way to Mexico!).

We stayed at the Lewis Grand for the weekend, and honestly, I didnt know what to expect, what with Angeles not exactly being the kind of place I would choose for an escape. What awaited us was quite the surprise. If you know me at all, you will know, anything white with a contrast of dark woods and lots of light will get me packing my bags any day. We checked in and hung out in the restaurant for a bit, devouring what we now know (seriously) as our favorite sisig in Angeles City - made our of pork belly. It wasnt oily and I didnt feel disgusting after eating it, which is probably the first time I have ever felt this about any sisig. Not to mention the mexican food that the chef ordered up for us especially.. after a few whiskey amarettos, I was a happy camper, and we headed back to our room to get back to work - and play.

The suite we stayed in was fit for a honeymoon - I say suite because it was twice the size of my apartment, with two bathrooms, a hot tub - and I got to share a california king with my twin. It was beyond romantic! The next morning, after a night out "people-watching" and taco-eating, I spent the morning in the sun on the terrace, working, as usual, while getting a tan.

It was hard to leave, and I'm not even exaggerating when I say, the only time I will probably be back in Pampanga, Angeles.. will be if I get to stay in this joint. Thank you Lewis Grand for the lovely weekend!

As a bonus, right next to the hotel, there are several shops where Erica and I stocked up on potted plants. I am now a proud owner of a little palm tree, sitting in my hall like it owns the place. My hydrangeas, on the other hand, are not so happy in my smoky little studio - but my happy little Aloe vera plant looks like it feels right at home by my living room window!

Lewis Grand Hotel
Don Juico Ave, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga
(045) 625 3947

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