La Saint-Valentin

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With Taal behind us

I’d like to think the universe had conspired — in the clichést of ways — to get me a class schedule with Tuesdays off. This I say because the day of hearts happened to land on one this year. Carl and I didn’t have any plans except for dinner out, in natural conformity with the Hallmark holiday custom. And because we just love food. 2 weeks before Valentine’s, I spontaneously booked for us The Bath House Experience at the Qi Wellness Spa in Tagaytay. I’ve seen the pretty landscapes on people’s feeds taken in this place and so I jumped at the chance to do something ~extremely cheesy~, and different.

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We were startled by a loud gong sound, meticulously rung as we took our first few steps into the establishment. It was huge. Concrete walls & many plants. Modern with Asian interior. And toward the horizon you could see Taal volcano in all its majesty.

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It was a clear day with blue skies although there were gray clouds in the distance. We were given complimentary tea and took a breather, while calming instrumentals played through the speakers.

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Afterwards, we took a dip in the ying & yang pools. It was very relaxing! We also used the steam room overlooking the volcano. When availing The Bath House Experience, you can opt to have your massage on the sun lounge chairs beside the pond or in a private room that comes with its own sauna, shower & toilet. We chose the latter and both got the Silk massage — one of the best oil-free massages I’ve ever had.

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Overall, the experience was great. I rate it a 4.5/5. I felt very fresh and pampered and I would definitely come back again. I wish the occupancy for the spa reservation would last for 3 hours though. I’ve read in some blogs that it was like that before, but now they reduced it to 2 hours.

Buffets are our thing so we just had to stuff ourselves with dee-lish treats. We rushed to Dusit Thani Hotel to have a dinner buffet at The Pantry. To date, it’s my favorite, go-to buffet place! The food is divine and the staff are friendly.

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The best part about this was that they served unlimited wine! I definitely took advantage of it. I love wine. Wine is life. 

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It was definitely a perfect day to celebrate love on the day of ❤️💛💚 (the day before we actually hit the 3 year and a half mark so that’s cool, too!) But every day feels like Valentine’s Day with Carl so yihee (to myself haha) — I’m a lucky one. ☺️

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Extra: Here are my tulips (thanks Carlie!) that I was obsessing over. They lasted for a week — quite an incredible feat since it’s not that cold in the Philippines. [I placed them in an tall & large vase and filled it with cold, cold water.]

NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. All views and opinions are mine.

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