Happy New Year everyone!
2016 slipped away. At least that's what it felt like for me. Imagine you're eating a delicious quiche and at the back of your mind, you know fully well, you have the entire dish to yourself? Then by surprise, there was just one bite left. You stare at that last piece and wonder what happened to the rest.
My husband decided to stay behind and celebrate the holidays at home in Cebu. It may have been a long stay vacation with my daughter at the busy capital, but each day was crammed with tasks and part time work. I would say, there's nothing like celebrating the festive season in the Philippines!
|Attended a beautiful wedding at San Antonio de Padua Church in Silang, Cavite|
|Solo flight in Tagaytay sipping green tea|
|Captivated by the sunrise at Taal Lake|
|My daughter's baptism|
|Baptism at Mary Immaculate Parish|
|My friend Cielo prepared a lovely dinner at her beautiful apartment|
|Moscato night with dear friends I met in college|
|My definition of a perfect girls night. (Ayan, obvious Tita of Manila na)|
|Cielo revealed her Ina Garten-like skills that evening|
|With Tricia and Cielo|
|T'was my first time to try rhum cake|
|Santa comes early in the Philippines, that's what I said to my daughter.|
|Christmas Eve - Wine & Cheese night with Baked Potatoes & Raclette|
|Christmas Day Lunch- I made Ina Garten's Stuffed Roasted Chicken|
|Catching up with my artist friend, Tyago Almario after 5 years|
|Lugaw/ Goto (Rice Porridge) Craving|
|She fell asleep during our 2 hour- delayed flight on New Year's Day|
|Ikea + Coffee = Happiness|
|Baking day- Chocolate chip cookies that I will be giving away to friends in Argao|
How was it for you? How did you celebrate? How did you start the year?
Wishing you joy and all of your heart's desires in 2017!
Love & light,