Summer in the City with Banana Peel | Events

My summer 2015 has been filled with a lot of new experiences as I traveled as much as I could. Now that May is coming to a close, I decided to stay in Manila after my several out-of-town and overseas trips. I didn’t imagine my second best favorite season would follow me here in my territory! Recently, the beach vibe was brought in UP Town Center for Banana Peel’s Summer in the City and I was lucky to be invited to grace the said event. Banana Peel, the first flip flop concept store in the country, showed its appreciation to Read More …

Endless Summer Fun 2015 with Dermplus

Sunny weather usually brings the feeling of brightness, cheerfulness, and endless amount of fun. Summer season is most often associated with sands, shorts, bikinis, and tanned skin that’s why a lot of us love to hit the beach at this time of the year. We love frolicking in the sea for hours and while this seems to be a perfect activity, we are also putting ourselves in risk when we don’t use appropriate sun protection. Exposure to the sun in long hours without a trusty sun block regularly applied can increase the probability of skin aging and worst, skin cancer. Read More …

Escape the Heat in Baguio

It is officially summer and images of beautiful white sand beaches, cool cerulean sea, colorful swim wears and fresh fruit shakes can easily come to mind. To be a little different, I chose to be in a colder clime and escape the heat. For the second time this year, I went to the summer capital, Baguio City. To adapt to the cooler weather in this region, I donned a slightly warm sweater over a girly blue skirt. To be comfortable walking while sightseeing, I used my comfortable and bright sneakers to take me around the city.   Impressions of a Read More …

Summer Shopping Spree at Sunny Side Up Bazaar + Free Passes

Are you 2015 summer ready? Are you continuously waiting for that mall’s sale to arrive before you get your summer essentials in affordable prices? Well, Impressions of a Princess has good news for you. On April 11 and 12, Rockwell Tent Makati will be hosting Sunny Side Up Bazaar – a two-day showcase of selected interesting and promising brands and products in the Metro today. The bazaar will feature a vast collection of unique and affordable finds to give you a more memorable summer this 2015 – from edible treats, drinks, apparel, accessories, footwear, to travel organizers. Aside from showcasing Read More …

The Top Attractions in Davao

Davao, the third biggest city in the Philippines, is becoming more and more of a favourite with tourists. That’s largely because it offers such an appealing blend of urban and natural attractions. In just one weekend, you can make offerings in a Buddhist temple, wander through a garden filled with sculptures and man-made water features, visit crocodiles and eagles, hang out on a blissfully secluded beach and climb a spectacular mountain. Given that the city has become so popular in recent times, it’s a good idea to book ahead, especially if you want to stay in hotels in Davao. Here’s Read More …

Part of Your World: Mermaid Swim at Manila Ocean Park

It must have been every girl’s dream to be an alluring mythical half-human, half-fish, sea-dwelling creature like Walt Disney’s Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Being fascinated by the beautiful, red-haired, maiden with angelic voice, I once imagined myself atop a rock, surrounded by the endless blue sea, talking to Flounder and Sebastian. Or singing “Part of Your World.” Life is indeed full of surprises. In my 23 years of existence, I only recently got a chance to live up my childhood fantasy. Of course, my imagination then was nothing to what I have now. As an adult, I envision myself Read More …

Blogger Summer Party at Club Manila East

It is officially summer! Here in the Philippines, that is. Just yesterday, the city went up to 34 degrees Celsius in actual temperature, with real feel of 38. Living in a tropical country could be paradise if one is in the beach, but residing here in the city could prove to be sometimes hellish. As Mr. Sun is starting to warm-up in its purpose of providing heat to everyone, I expect that Manila would experience hotter days to come. To bear the heat, Filipinos have various ways of cooling off. For those who like to eat, there is a wide Read More …

Club Manila East | Who’s Ready for Summer?

On the other side of the world, spring is yet to come, but in the Philippines, we are already tasting the summer heat. Almost everyone is fantasizing about an escapade with skinny golden bodies, sky blue water, and large waves. Living in an archipelago with more than 7000 islands is sometimes an advantage for beach adventures, but being a city girl also has its drawbacks. One of which is having no nearby sea to swim in. Fortunately, one resort exists amidst the high rise buildings and busy lifestyles in the metro. I was even lucky to be invited in its Read More …

Summer in green!

On the other side of the world, spring is ending and summer is already in the air. It’s finally time to get some tan and show off your fab body! Living in an archipelago few degrees above the equator seems to be a tropical paradise to some. If you discount the times people curse due to the infernal heat and instead wish for the temperature to be at least 25 degrees C, then yes, I can agree that my country can be compared to a heavenly piece of earth. With 7100+ islands, the Philippines is gifted with white sand beaches, Read More …