Birthday Weekend Getaway at Anvaya Cove Beach & Nature Club

Finally, I got to write about what we did and where we went four months ago to celebrate my birthday. We headed off to Anvaya Cove Beach & Nature Club (Anvaya Cove) in Morong, Bataan last February 1 to get a good dose of vitamin sea and have some much needed rest and relaxation.

Anvaya Cove is an exclusive beach and nature club. This means it’s open only to members. Non-club members like ourselves, however, can still avail the facilities and amenities of Anvaya Cove by renting the condo units or villas of its club members that are listed at Airbnb.

ANVAYA COVE SEABREEZE VERANDA
We stayed for two days at the Anvaya Cove Seabreeze Veranda, Building D, Unit 210. It’s one of the units owned by Mr. Mike Naig. It’s a fully furnished one-bedroom condo unit, big enough for a small family like ours. It can actually accommodate up to four people. The price is a bit stiff, though, at Php9,000 per day, but I guess that’s to be expected for a place like this.

This living room is quite homey if you’d ask me. See how cozy our 12-year-old son looked like in this photo. We went directly to this place after fetching him from school on a Friday afternoon.

How I wish we actually live in a condo this size!

The following kitchen equipment are at the guests’ disposal: rice cooker, oven, and kettle. The only thing we did in the kitchen was to heat some water for coffee. Because it’s mommy’s day off, all I really wanted to do here was eat, sleep, and chillax to the max.

All three of us snugly slept on the same bed. There was also a provision for an extra mattress in case the bed wasn’t enough.

The bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower was spic and span. Toiletries were provided as well, except for toothpaste and toothbrush, if my memory serves me right.

As you can see, the condo unit we rented at Seabreeze Veranda was well-kept. We really had a pleasant stay here! Take note of the following restrictions, though. Smoking, bringing of pets, and cooking (EXCEPT heating water for coffee/tea, cooking rice, and reheating of food) are not allowed here.

CLUB FACILITIES
Guests would have to pay Php600 per head per day for the use of Anvaya Cove’s club facilities, half of which is consumable on the same day only.

Anvaya Cove’s pristine white sand beach is gorgeous! Here, the guests can do many sports and activities, like beach football, disc throwing and catching, volleyball, etc. Watersports activities include banana boat, snorkeling, and kayaking, among others.

Anvaya Cove is truly a tropical paradise!

As if the beach isn’t enough, there are also Anvaya Cove’s infinity and lap pools where you can swim at your heart’s content.

The sun was blazing, but we didn’t mind. Mom and son just want to have fun!

Anvaya Cove also has a Golf and Sports Club, Nature Camp, and a Seahorse Kiddie Village, plus a Game Lounge, which unfortunately, we weren’t able to visit. The Nature Camp offers the following activities: Adult Zipline, Kiddie Zipline, Trails, Wall Climbing, Rappelling, and Bird Watching. The young ones, on the other hand, will absolutely enjoy staying at the Seahorse Kiddie Village that has its own children’s pool and play areas. Guests can go to the Game Lounge if they want to play board games or electronic gaming systems, such as X-Box 360, PlayStation 4, and the Wii.

They have a souvenir shop, too!

And then it was time to leave. We were back to our busy lives before we know it. Sigh!

If you’re looking for a place to unwind and chill out with the fambam, you better go to Anvaya Cove. You’ll surely enjoy it there!

Anvaya Cove Beach & Nature Club
Membership Department
PH: (02) 793-9000
US: 1-877-793-9000
Email: members@anvayacove.com
Fax: (02) 793-9088
Mobile: (+63) 917-826-8292
Website: https://anvayacove.com/beach-nature-club/
Open: 8AM – 7PM (Daily)

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Giordano Ladies Debuts Its First Luxury Capsule Collection in PH

Giordano Ladies, a clothing brand known for its timeless elegance, launches its first Luxury Capsule collection of occasionwear adorned with captivating Swarovski® crystals. For its Luxury Capsule collection, Giordano Ladies reimagined the sparkling constellations of the evening skies, which can be likened to the magnificence and elegance of modern-day Filipinas. Included in the collection are various iconic pieces, including a one-shoulder jumpsuit, a chiffon top, and a maxi full skirt, all embellished with Swarovski® crystal elements.

This chic and stylish one-shoulder jumpsuit is the signature piece of Giordano Ladies’ Luxury Capsule collection. The glistening Swarovski® crystals serve as visual highlights on the shoulder. Its wide-leg cut and high waistline show a clean and streamlined silhouette that makes every occasion special.

Classic at first sight, the bonded satin chiffon top has a sheer, airy touch elegantly harmonized by luminous crystals on its sleeve hems. The maxi full skirt is sprinkled with Swarovski® crystals of different sizes onto its hemline, on the other hand, captures a delicate and glamorous meteor shower that flows with the movements of its wearer.

The limited Luxury Capsule collection is exclusively available at The Shoppes, Solaire Resort & Casino. Giordano Ladies is located at SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Aura Premier, The Podium Mall, The Shoppes, Solaire Resort & Casino, and soon at Ayala Center Cebu. For more information, visit www.giordanoladies.com, or like and follow its facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/GiordanoLadiesPH, or on Instagram at @giordanoladiesph.

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Urbanity Bash 2019 at PSHS-MC

One of the Grade 7 activities that Justin attended at Pisay was the Urbanity Bash: A Showcase of Good Taste and Refinement of Behavior, which was held at the PSHS Gymnasium last February 15. Urbanity Bash was a major requirement in their Values Education I (ValEd) subject and comprised 20% of their grade for the 3rd quarter. The Urbanity Bash allowed Grade 7 students to apply in real life the topics they discussed in their ValEd class like social graces and good manners, as well as virtues like temperance, modesty, self-discipline, etc.

Justin clowning around with Justice, one of his closest buddies in Grade 7.

Grade 7 students were required to dress up in semi-formal attire and to show proper behavior throughout the program, i.e., observing proper table manners when eating and practicing social graces when dancing and communicating with others.

Grade 7-Emerald group picture (photo credit: Justice Abdon)

Dancing was also an integral part of the Urbanity Bash. Each section had to present a group dance. Justin’s class, Grade 7-Emerald, performed a modern dance medley, which was well-applauded. Students likewise had the chance to ask their classmates or students from other section to dance with them.

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Set Sail on a Nautical Adventure This Easter at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Looking for a fun Easter experience for your kids? Look no farther as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila has something exciting in store for your kids this Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019). Take your little ones on a fun voyage across the friendly seas with “Set Sail: A Nautical Adventure” at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.

It’s going to be an absolutely enjoyable Easter for both kids and kids-at-heart starting from 9:00AM onwards with a beautiful line-up of activities that includes a magic show, as well as and arts and crafts activities!

Tickets are available at Php1,500 per person (kids or adults), inclusive of heavy snacks and a bag full of delightful giveaways. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Grand Ballroom on Level 7. For tickets, you may contact the Catering team via catering.mnl@marcopolohotels.com or through (+632) 7207777 local 6310.

You can also make your family’s Easter Weekend all the more exciting with a much-deserved staycation at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. If you book an overnight stay on 20 to 21 April 2019 starting at PHP 9,900, you will get complimentary access to “Set Sail” for four (4) persons. You will also have access to the indoor infinity pool and fitness centre.

For more information about Marco Polo Ortigas Manila and its ongoing promotions, please contact (632) 720-7777 or visit www.marcopolohotels.com. Subscribe to updates via social media through the hotel’s official social media accounts: facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila and @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter and Instagram.

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Santa’s Garden at Baguio Country Club’s Christmas Village

The purpose of our December 2018 trip to Baguio was more for rest and relaxation rather than exploration of the city as we have already done that in 2016, and boy, was it tiring! But we still went out to eat and see some of the places we have previously visited, like Solibao Restaurant, Burnham Park and Mines View. We also got to visit Baguio Country Club’s Christmas Village, a popular attraction of the City of Pines during the holiday season. The Christmas Village’s theme for 2018 was Santa’s Garden.

The Christmas Village was open from October 27, 2018 until January 6, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Thousands of beautiful and colorful flowers (combination of fresh and artificial) adorned Santa’s Garden. The Christmas Village attractions included the Nativity Pageant, Snowfall, Blinking Lights Show, Picture-taking with Santa, Wishing Wall, and Live Performances.

Entrance Fees to the Christian Village are as follows: Php120 for adults, Php85 for senior citizens, Php50 for children aged 4 to 12 years old, and FREE for Baguio Country Club members, children 3 years old and below, and PWDs (Yey, thanks!).

The Snowfall is one of the most awaited activities inside the Christmas Village. It’s fun to watch the young children’s giddy faces as they tried catching the snow. This is artificial snow, however, in the form of bubble foam, which I believe, is made from detergent. Still, it makes the place more festive and Christmassy.

The line to the Christmas Village was long when we went. I guess most of the visitors that night were first-timers like ourselves, and that explains the sense of curiosity and excitement among them. I also realized that there wasn’t a picture of us at the Wishing Wall perhaps because there were a lot of people crowding the place that we got impatient and hurriedly moved to the next activity. 😉 The Wishing Wall, as the name suggests, is a wall where visitors post their wishes written on paper.


WHAT WE LIKE
• The place is festive and Christmassy.
• Everything inside is picture-worthy.
• PWDs and very young children get FREE entry to the Christmas Village.

WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
• There was no designated parking spaces for visitors. We were able to park our car very far from the Christmas Village, so we walked a good number of minutes from where our car was parked to the Christmas Village and back. It’s actually more convenient to ride a cab going there.
• The place is not too big. You can finish seeing everything and having your pictures taken inside in less than 30 minutes.

Reminders for those who plan to visit the Christmas Village: Foods, drinks, pets and rubber slippers are not allowed.

Baguio Country Club Christmas Village
Baguio Country Club Road
Baguio City

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