All posts by Heart2Heart

Cebu Foodie

By | Foodie, Travel | 2 Comments

When you are in a resort, it’s important that the food is good so that you do not need to keep leaving the place just to eat.  At Shangri-la Mactan, be assured of beautiful restaurants with nice ambience and good food.Breakfast is included with the room and you can have it either at Tides, the coffeeshop or at Acqua, the Italian restaurant.  Since the hotel has 2 wings, they made it more convenient for the guests to go down to whichever restaurant is nearer to their rooms. BREAKFAST AT TIDES

 We walked all the way to Acqua even if it is in the farther wing because it is not as full as Tides. Breakfast buffet is almost the same as Tides, but we prefer a more quiet and stress free breakfast Tea of Spring seems to be the family’s favorite.  We had dinner……..429424095503_0_bg.jpg one of the favorite dishes..prawns wrapped in bacon with mayo…461425095503_0_bg.jpgand then lunch for the dimsum ACQUA, Italian Restaurant We were able to eat outside the hotel a few times….Always a must is to pass by Pipo’s at Ayala mall for an After 8 gelato!14.jpg23.jpg  3.jpg Tried out this japanese restaurant for the first time ….and enjoyed it! They had some interesting dishes which we never had in other japanese restaurants. 137830406503_0_bg.jpgAnd of course, SUNBURST!!!  Eversince we were kids and we  first went to Cebu, Sunburst is the chicken place to be. [email_link]

Chi Spa

By | Spas, Travel | 3 Comments

Chi Spa   Shangri-la Hotel Mactan, Cebu – What a treat!!!!!  Just being there is a vacation in itself…. If you are in Cebu, try Chi.  Inquire about packages which come with the room so you can get better rates Website:  **************************** 

Spacious Luxury in a Private, Personal Spa

Designed as a secluded village, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La allows you to enjoy the privacy and luxury of an enchanted world of 6 spacious villas and 8 garden suites, a private garden patio, water pavilions, sunken tub, herbal steam room and shower.From the calm serenity of the Spa’s welcoming Sanctum, guests enjoy the experience of the unique CHI Water Garden Pavilion, featuring vitality hydro pools, herbal steam rooms, aroma-relax beds and body scrub salas as a prelude to a relaxing and revitalizing body massage.Cabanas beside the CHI pool allow you enjoy the serene gardens and spacious timelessness of CHI.

Understanding Ch’i

In traditional Asian philosophy, ch’i is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For people to maintain good health, it is believed that ch’i must flow freely within the body.Exercise, stretching, massage, hydrotherapy and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body’s natural renewal, forming the basis of the CHI experience.*********************************************************************************************** A retreat from a retreat! [email_link]

Abaca boutique resort + restaurant

By | Foodie, Travel | One Comment


For now, Abaca is a restaurant but soon they will be having accomodations as well.  They have been operating the restaurant for a year already.  More power to Jason Hyatt, executive chef and owner.  Look for Glenn Ylanan, the manager, when you visit the place and he will definitely take care of you.  Hopefully we get to stay here one of these days.  We will definitely be back to try to other dishes.



Les Chocolateries

By | Yummy! | 12 Comments

Another cookie discovery!!!!!! YUMMY!!! BELGIAN CHOCOLATE LACE COOKIES!!!971137137503_0_bg.jpg



It is Belgian chocolate in between lace cookies!!!! I have never tasted or seen a cookie like this before and it really tastes good!  I only tried the DARK chocolate, will have to try the WHITE chocolate which is my favorite kind of chocolate. 

 681137137503_0_bg.jpg Comes in 4 variants:  Dark, Semi sweet, White and Milk chocolate Contact Sandra ( Manila Distributor ) at 0917-8555502  ( Do not follow the cellphone number below )300 grams P 360.00 and 600 grams  P 560.00 390017137503_0_bg.jpg[email_link]

Princess Mischka’s birthday!

By | Celebrations, For kids | No Comments




Remembering Joel

By | Tributes | 2 Comments

We remember Joel especially today and always…..Joel will always have a special place in the hearts of all the people whose lives he has touched….in small ways and in big ways.  I have heard many positive remarks from many friends and acquaintances about Joel.  Thank you for having great memories of Joel and for keeping him close to your hearts.  We love you Jo and we miss you!