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Our Year Ender Break From the City

A month ago, we decided to spend the last day of 2012 in Tagaytay for a couple of reasons: (1) we were burnt out from work especially my husband and (2) we wanted a good night sleep, away from the noise and pollution brought by New Year’s celebration. So off we went to Tagaytay at 9:20am on December 31 and got there in an hour and half.

(Note: If you’re planning to go there next year, leave on the 31st when everyone seems to be awaiting the new year in their homes. You will still be able to enjoy going around the city and checking out the parks. New Year’s day is traffic day.)

The weather was just what we were hoping for. The light drizzle and cold wind was ideal for sleeping, sipping coffee, movie marathon and hot shower.


A very cloudy day in Tagaytay with light drizzles a.k.a. sleepy weather.

I personally don’t like staying in large hotels especially high rise ones because it’s just too boring and depressing for me. Their elegant, minimalist features that are almost exactly the same with the other 75 or so rooms lack personality. Well, at least for me. That’s why I love boutique hotels (I’m glad the hubby agrees with me). Each room has it’s own theme. A designer’s delight! Hehe!


We tried Lee Boutique through Agoda.com. I have to be honest that I had much apprehension about this hotel ever since I first heard of it a couple of years ago. Their published rate is ridiculously expensive (even more expensive than The Boutique) but they were constantly on promo from Agoda to group buying sites. And finally, we found out.

Ok, this is not a travel blog so I won’t be blabbering about every minute detail about this hotel. You can read my review on this hotel though here just in case you’d like to check it out yourself. Overall, I would give this hotel a 3/5.

Anyway, whenever we checked into a hotel, resort or any nice place, I try to steal something. Yep, I steal! Not those 300 thread count bedsheets or those fluffy bathrobes but rather ideas that I can use for future projects. Look what I’ve stolen from Lee Boutique:


Isn’t this a clever space saver? Next time I have a public restroom project, I’d definitely do this. If you have “stolen” something from your recent vacation (or even not so recent ones), please share it with me…. 🙂

Check out the hotel’s photos below. The overall design isn’t so quite appealing to me though. I still like The Boutique Bed and Breakfast better.

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