Thursday, September 19

Tuesday Date Night

Aren't you just grateful for random date nights with your boyfriend or husband? I feel blessed that my boyfriend and I can afford just-because dates once in a while. Last night, we decided to check out the fancy restaurant that caught Miguel's attention for a few weeks now. He at least twice tried to bribe me a dinner date at La Creperie Boheme, just to stop me from traveling to another city for Mercato. He's not really a big fan of food fairs but I love him. Teehee! 

First, wowzah-point for La Creperie Boheme is the location. It is beside our favorite hang-out places Big Sky Mind and Craft Coffee Workshop. Imagine an afternoon of book-reading while sipping your favorite coffee blend at the latter, followed by a fabulous dinner with family/friends at the crepe shop then cap off the night with a cocktail or two at BSM. Aside from that, it is easy to find whether by commute or by car. The popular landmark is the Mcdonald's along E.Rodriguez corner Broadway Ave, Quezon City. 

both inside and outside is lovely
Second and most important for me is the service. Upon entering, the staff was accommodating and friendly. He led us to our table and handed out the menu and drinking water. Obvious ba na uhaw ako? HAHA I appreciate his compassion and being consistent in giving excellent customer service to us. 
chicken tocino & campagne crepe
Let's go now with the food. Miguel ordered Campagne crepe for a savory flavor. (I don't know why we clicked, we're totally different. Of course, I loooove sweets!) It did not disappoint him especially gooey cheese inside. He also liked the salad and even asked if I can make a vinaigrette as theirs. Pressure! Since, I want to taste something sweet but not really wanting a dessert 'coz I'm hungry, I got their chicken tocino ala Paris. Oh boy, I managed to finish my meal in like a minute!!! The meat is tender and just the right hint of sweetness, plus the eggs were cooked right. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Party in my stomach.

happy faces <3
We definitely love French-inspired restaurant with a variety of crepes (sweet & savory), wine selection, pasta and rice meals. There's music in the background too which made it more romantic. Aaaaaaaaand, those paintings and dainty chairs are just winners. With all the branches of the La Creperie, the New Manila branch is I believe where I belong. It ignited the boho queen in me. OMG!!! I should really set a second (but definitely not the last) visit here. 

We walked a little and decided to have a massage at a nearby spa called Body Delight Wellness Spa. Their one-hour massage is only at PHP 25o - very affordable for kuripots like us. Hehe! You can take a bath before and they'll serve hot green tea after the session. The masseuses are certified too so they're practically good.

Thank you Lord for letting us squeeze in a relaxing date in the middle of work-week. 



Tuesday, September 17

All Day Breakfast in Bed

I normally plan my day and I'm pretty much diligent in following everything on the list. But God has a way to intervene my holy-guacamole schedule, in a very pleasant way. 

As early as ten minutes past 10 AM, I got a call from a man saying that I can claim my lost wallet in their office. Wow! That was unexpected to me. Kind of amazing too. I couldn't believe somebody would even bother and make an effort to contact the owner. YAY, I got my wallet back! Kudos to the honest citizens of the world.

To Con's and my delight, as we were walking along California Gardens Square, we spotted this cutesy cafe from afar called All Day Breakfast in Bed. Squealing to our heart's content, we went ahead to check out their menu and decided to have our celebratory lunch there. Before we entered the place, we were planning how to DIY our little home garden like theirs. There was a white mini fence for the rectangular plant boxes and added a homey feel.

a Twitter kind of decor :P
As we enter their glass door, we got excited to take a peak of what is inside. Their interior is very Pinterest-worthy. Too bad, my camera can't do justice, eek! Look at that classic French table. I want to take it home!!! 

Aside from being so chic, the design is clever too! Each dining set is situated to a headboard that exudes the illusion of bedroom/beds hence the name All Day Breakfast in Bed. We chose to be seated at the center where the beautifully upholstered chairs are. 

This lovely chair made me feel queenly.
Their friendly staff approached us for our order. She handed us their menu which was a photocopy. I'd like to think that their still undecided with the food list and would finalized it soon. According to the lady, they just opened like two months ago. 

We were not in the mood for sweets then so we got their two bestseller pastas: Spaghetti Meatballs (for Con) and Spaghetti Tinapa Marinara (for me). The price is okay  but the serving is for those with small appetite. I liked my spaghetti because of its simplicity, with just the hint of smoked fish. I'll give them a ten for their service and ambiance. However, they need to offer variety to their menu. Also, they can offer something unique to them and add home-baked goodies too. Will I go back? Of course! I actually did the next day with my friend Czar and we totally raved about their chairs.

To more beautiful surprises,