Food Trip: Breakfast at Antonio’s

“Breakfast at Antonio’s serves an all-day breakfast menu designed to rouse the senses. From comforting breakfast favorites and European brunch fares, to classic deli favorites and sweet treats, the heartwarming menu complements the restaurant’s relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. Freshly baked bread, homemade jams, curds, and yogurt, as well as prepared meats add to the restaurant’s rustic charm ” – http://antoniosrestaurant.ph/breakfast-at-antonios/
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BREAKFAST at ANTONIO’S is back where it started at the Tagaytay Ridge. The restaurant with its still elegant black-and-white motif boasts of its unobstructed view of the Taal Volcano.
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Travel: Exclusive Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club

My inter-process team composed of team managers servicing the US and Canada portfolios of a well-known international bank deserved a break. The team needed its much awaited escape from work. Escape from stress. Escape from the everyday city hustle and bustle.

Pico de Loro. Our escape. Our relief. Our team R&R.

In Pico de Loro, a coastal escape awaited. Our relief began the moment we set foot in this very exclusive and private full-service country club (read: this country club was very exclusive, you’d need a member to get in and your guest list finalized a week before your visit- – special thanks to Cres for taking care of everything). Pico de Loro 001

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Travel: Tranquility at T House Tagaytay

Serenity. Peacefulness. Tranquility. Words that wouldn’t remotely describe my current state of mind in the work place as I handle an ongoing migration from Canada to Manila, meet the demands of 4 different business partners whose timezones are very much different from mine (think 12 to 15-hour difference) and as I lead a team of 140 plus plus employees towards business vision and company goals.

 

I am not complaining. Am loving my extensive span of control, in fact. Am oh so liking the idea of positively influencing 140 plus different souls from all walks of life.

 

But when my blood pressure stabilized (or not) at 130, no make it 140, no make it 150 over 100, it’s time to give my body some R and R time. It’s time to give the company nurse a break from worrying about whether to send me to the emergency room in the nearest hospital because Lozartan failed to keep my BP at bay again.

 

So off to Tranquility house I went with my beau one weekend in April. It was a tranquility house in every literal sense of the two words. We went to Tranquility house aka T-house one hot and humid April weekend up the rolling hills in the supposed-cool-weathered Tagaytay.

 

“Everyone goes through life with a set of goals and dreams. Most, if not all, seek to fulfill these aspirations relentlessly, trudging through drowned in work and creeping deadlines. T House Tagaytay offers an escape from such pressure, an escape littered with palpable, indulgent diversions. Here, you’ll forget about the stresses as you embrace unperturbed luxury at a tranquil pace. The journey to success should have its intermissions, so reward yourself and relish these moments. For you deserve the finer things in life.” – – http://www.thouse-tagaytay.com

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