21 April 2010

summer of one-oh! ocean series: imperial palace resort


the imperial palace resort and spa at maribago, mactan island.  a free ride with harry's management in his company...woohoo! with rooms at P7,600 ($160) a night, i don't think i can afford it very soon..LOL. this was after i got home from the island hopping, slept at 8:00 PM..woke up 6:00 AM to get ready for another day at the beach! yey to summer!

here's a lowdown on our stay in imperial palace:
♥ all met at I.T. Park at 9:00 AM
♥ ate lunch at one of mactan's best italian restaurant (very cheap too!) -- MB's Tavern
♥ settled in our mediterranean-inspired room complete with a comfy bed with plush sheets, a a huge LCD TV with cable, iPod dock, a bath tub with hot and cold water and a view to the whole resort
♥ was surprised to find sooo many koreans in the resort -- welp, it is after all owned by a korean..hehe.
♥ swam and played all afternoon at all 3 pools of the resort BUT was too chicken to try out the towering slides...boohoo for me!hehe.
♥ had dinner at SUTUKIL -- a line of restaurants in mactan island where you can choose from an array of fresh seafood (fish, crabs, shrimps, scallops..etc) and choose how to have them cooked -- sugba (grilled), tuwa (to prepare it in soup) and kilaw (eat it raw usually soaked in vinegar) -- so YUMMY!
♥ had drinks at cowrie cove in Shangri-la Mactan -- sooo expensive...whoa!
♥ woke up to the sunrise on our window and to my period...damn! LOL.

day 1: black halter bandeau - props | red printed high-waist skirt - thrifted | woven hat - boracay | green flip-flops - havaianas | pink sunnies - thrifted at manalili | black beaded necklace - a gift | coral bracelet - boracay | faux gold bangles - a gift 

day 1 night and day 2 going home: floral dress - thrifted | tan leather bag - thrifted at baguio

day 2 at the pool: polka halter bikini top - props | navy blue drawstring shorts - thrifted | beach bag - roxy

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23 comments:

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Absolutely gorgeous! :) The sunset is very beautiful and you look AWESOME!

Dane said...

Amazing! Love your skirt and missing SUTUKIL very much right now...





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Denise said...

amazing bandeau!love the skirt!very summer!:)

DaMnViXeN said...

its half way through summer and I havent even dipped my toes in seawater.. boooo!

Jen said...

gizelle!! you have no idea how jealous i am of you right now. i would kill to be tanning and relaxing on a beach :)

anyway, i'm loving that skirt of yours and the black necklace. they're killer! and that black bikini top is awesome! :D

kot-itsa said...

the skirt is amazing!cant wait for summer!

sharonlei said...

Gizelle...looks like you're having a blast!! I haven't been to the beach in months... and it's only steps away! Terrible, right?! Hopefully I will get a beach bod soon! ha ha ha.. oooo and I love your skirt.. Super sweet.

xx Love & Aloha

michelle_ said...

i love the skirt and your ipod bling very much !

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Jing said...

i love the combination of black and red!sexy ni gizelle!

Sher said...

Wow girl! you look hot sexy in that bikini and fedora!! Love the pics:)

xx

Elaine said...

How fun!! Seriously, I'm so jealous. I can't wait til we go to the Philippines!!!! P.S. I love your black bikini top.

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gahhhh!!! Gorgeousness! I love these photos. I wish I could be there! It looks magical. :) And you are so pretty in these photos. I'm glad you're having a lovely vacation. xoxo

Jess said...

Totally loving the printed skirt! I'm so jealous - that resort looks sooooooooo amazing

Leah said...

Gizelle, is the Imperial the one near Shangrila? I miss Sutukil. And this popular place that sells broiled native chicken. Alam mo ba I'm always in Cebu during Sinulog for about 10 years na. Na-miss ko lang the Sinulog this year kasi out of the country ako.

Love all the pics here... love the red skirt and white tank ensemble. xoxo

Leah said...

You have a blogger meet-up... oh how I wish I can join but I'll be out of the country the whole May until mid June. I miss Cebu now. xoxo

julianne. said...

i wanna go therrree! it looks so beautiful.
and so do you.
i love how summery and beachy your style is.
i am inlove my dear.<3

Vintage Obsession said...

Total stunner :) gorgeous :)

Psyche said...

whoah! Imperial Palace is that expensive diay? Shocks.

Michelle Elaine said...

maribago, mactan island - mental note to myself that this place is amazingly beautiful! i love the beach and tropical weather. i'm going to have to remember that this could be a great place for a destination wedding.

i just wanted to stop by and say thank you for loving my DIY Miu Miu tights over at The Haute Pursuit's blog.

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Lucy said...

I love the red skirt!!

Carmen said...

Love the red skirt, so cute!

Carmen.xx.

Coco said...

The skirt and bikini top look super cute together!

The Big Bangs Theory said...

love the skirtt!

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