A long time ago, I was asked about what I love most about living in Metro Manila. I said I love that it gives me the best of both worlds–the bustling metropolitan and then just a few hours away, the unpretentious beauty of nature. Resorts, beaches and various getaways are just a short road trip away, much like my family’s favorite quick escape–Tagaytay. We were actually just there 2 Sundays ago to celebrate my brother’s birthday. He requested for us to spend it at his favorite restaurant, Antonio’s. Because we’re such foodies, everyone was game to travel the distance. Of course, while all of them were thinking about food and food alone, I was thinking about the ambience as well. (Welcome to a fashion blogger‘s mind.) Antonio’s is so beautiful–like a vintage Filipino mansion mixed with modern accents. I don’t know why I’ve never taken outfit shots here until now! It’s the perfect backdrop for a bold and high contrast outfit like this. The vibrant greens and romantic browns go so well with my clothes’ eye-popping colors. Everything just works. Sigh. How I wish I had a backyard like this.
Chanel vintage earrings | Seven Dials (by Details) top (available at Details boutiques, The Ramp Crossings located at Glorietta, Shangri-la and Trinoma and Wellworth Department Store at Fairview Terraces) | Details skirt | Kate Spade clutch | Pretty Little Blings rings and infinity bracelet | Mango heels