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Max’s 1st Birthday!

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

I was so excited to go to the first birthday of my godson Max.  It was a chance to get away from the city and recharge. The party was held at the gorgeous Anvaya Cove! This Ayala Land property is really fabulous! They just need to improve the food as it was very disappointing.  Apart from that, it was a really fantastic experience. The staff were really well trained. Everyone had a ready smile and an authentic eagerness to serve. The birthday party was really laid back and super chill. I loved the idea that the theme was “green” as Max’s parents (Raffy and Pauline Suaco-Juan) are supporters of the eco-lifestyle. I know everyone had a great time! How was you weekend?

 This is my God son Max!  He is so adorable! Check out his outfit?  Its was custom made for him by the talented Melissa Dizon of Eairth.

This is my godson Max! He is so adorable! Check out his outfit! It was custom-made for him by the talented Melissa Dizon of Eairth.

Yummy cakes for everyone to share!

Yummy cakes for everyone to share!

Anvaya Cove's inviting pools!

Anvaya Cove's inviting pools!

My getaway gang... Malu Gamboa and Nix.

My getaway gang... Malu Gamboa and Nix.

 I just love small nuances like this foot bath that dotted the pool area. Its tiny details like this that really make a special experience.

I just love small nuances like this foot bath that dotted the pool area. It's tiny details like this that really make a special experience.

The waves were really strong. The storm just passed the cove and you could really feel this.

The waves were really strong. The storm just passed the cove and you could really feel this.

We climbed the watch tower and got a view of the coves outline.

We climbed the watch tower and got a view of the coves outline.

The watch tower also gave me a chance to see the lay out of the pool.

The watch tower also gave me a chance to see the layout of the pool.

 At the party were chic couple Mano and Daryl.  I loved the energy and the vibe that this two emanated!

At the party were chic couple Mano and Daryl. I loved the energy and the vibe that these two emanated!

The preview gang were in full force!

The preview gang were in full force!

 Raffy Juan's shades were very cool!  It tried it on on the previous photo.

Raffy Juan's shades were very cool! It tried it on in the previous photo.

Pauline and Max shows you how pool side elan is done!

Pauline and Max show you how pool side elan is done!

Vince and Justin were loving the pool!

Vince and Dustin were loving the pool!

Caught the chic couple doing the giggles!

Caught the chic couple doing the giggles!

I loved that the give away of the party were "Chippy" lovingly signed by the brothers of Max.  The story behind this is Pauline had the craving (pinaglihian) for this corn-chip snack when she was carrying Max.

I loved that the giveaways of the party were "Chippy" chips lovingly signed by the brothers of Max.The story behind this is Pauline had the craving (pinaglihian) for this corn-chip snack when she was carrying Max.

HUGS,
RAJO!

Weekend Escape!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

I really needed to get away from it all this weekend! You know that kind of feeling when all you need is a whiff of fresh air and just a change of  environment? We were invited to my godson’s first birthday party over at the Anvaya Cove so I decided to make a full weekend out of it. Never mind if there was an impending storm in the area, I was determined to get out of the city!

I work Saturdays, so right after work, we drove up to Anvaya. I was so surprised at how great the roads were. It was a really quick drive, not counting the traffic along EDSA. It took us under 3 hours, and my driver even said that without the outgoing city traffic, he could do it in under 2 and half hours.  A family friend has a villa up there and they were so generous to let me borrow it.

Anvaya cove ROCKS! It was so beautiful! It was everything I really needed and more. The weather was quite weird – sunny one minute and rains and winds the next. I did not mind because I loved it! The house was perfect, as they had the Jacuzzi warmed up and we had many hours to relax in the pool with our wine glasses in hand! Even if it was just overnight, it was such a treat. I really wanted to stay longer but alas, work beckons.  I do hope that I get invited again?

 The lush greens and the impressive trees were just so poetic around the Anvaya cove.  This is an Ayala land property I think its their first venture in the leisure market and I was very impressed!

The lush greens and the impressive trees were just so poetic around the Anvaya cove. This is an Ayala land property. I think it's their first venture in the leisure market and I was very impressed!

 This was the entrance of the Villa we borrowed.  It was  really nice.  Just the perfect size.

This was the entrance of the villa we borrowed. It was really nice. Just the perfect size.

 The villa is surrounded with so much greenery that you could really feel your lungs take in all the fresh air.  I loved the Jacuzzi/pool as it was so inviting and relaxing.  I went on a lazy mode immediately.

The villa is surrounded with so much greenery that you could really feel your lungs take in all the fresh air. I loved the Jacuzzi/pool as it was so inviting and relaxing. I went on a lazy mode immediately.

The plants here are so healthy!

The plants here are so healthy!

 We peeked inside the villa next door and the I almost collapsed with the beauty of the view!  OMG!  The weather made the waves extra strong!  I really really  want a place like this!

We peeked inside the villa next door and I almost collapsed with the beauty of the view! OMG! The weather made the waves extra strong! I really really want a place like this!

The pool and the deck spread out to this amazing view!

The pool and the deck spread out to this amazing view!

 Pauline came over to try out the Jacuzzi! We actually ended up quite late but it was truly a much needed break.

Pauline came over to try out the Jacuzzi! We actually ended up quite late but it was truly a much needed break.

HUGS!
RAJO!