#StorytellSummer: Get a Chance to Win a Trip to Puerto Princesa!

How often do you say "Ang dami ng photos sa phone ko, I wish I had it printed!"? It's always the case for me! I have tons of photos of our family vacation but I always transferred it to my laptop but never go to printing them BUT I recently discovered an app, that is so easy to use and prints will be delivered to your door step in 5 to 7 days!

Just download Storytell Prints (available in iOS and Android) on your phone and you're good to go. The app is very easy to use. The hard part is choosing the photos! For people like me, who has more than twenty thousand photos on my phone, it took me awhile before ordering because I had to sort my photos first. I had to make one album on my phone for the photos I liked then choose again from the albums.
There's a several kinds of prints according to your needs. There's Classic Prints, Board Prints, Magnets, Premium Canvas Wrap, Large Format Prints, and Photobook.

What I love about Storytell Prints is they are pocket friendly. Nothing over Php1,700 and there's a lot of options to choose from under each category. Plus they ship for FREE to anywhere in the Philippines!
You can choose photos from your IG feed, Facebook or from your Camera Roll. 
Choose which photos you like...
 You can edit them on the app or you can edit your photos first, put captions and the like before ordering.
Check your order summary and checkout! Payment options include: Credit Card, Paypal or Bank Deposit.
Easy peasy! My order arrived after 2 days as they promised. Hassle free! Ang saya!!!

And to make you even happier! Storytell Prints is giving you a 20% discount on all prints plus giving you a chance to win FREE PRINTS and A TRIP TO PUERTO PRINCESA FOR 2!!!

Here's the full mechanics on how to join the #StorytellSummer promo! You have until tomorrow to join for a chance to win FREE PRINTS and until June 1 for the TRIP TO PUERTO PRINCESA!

There are two (2) ways to join the promo:
(1) Repost the ‘#StoytellSummer Campaign Poster’ through your Facebook and Instagram accounts
1. Tag @storytellprints 
2. Use the hashtag #storytellsummer in your caption
All social media accounts used should be set to public.
Multiple reposts in one day will merit only one (1) raffle entry. Repost on different days to gain more entries.
One (1) Repost = One (1) Raffle Entry
(2) Order prints from Storytell Prints mobile app using the promo code: “STORYTELLSUMMER”
1. Place and complete an order via the Storytell Prints mobile app
2. Use the promo code “STORYTELLSUMMER” upon checkout. Bonus: you get 20% off your transaction.
One (1) Order = Three (3) Raffle Entries

Schedule of prizes for #StorytellSummer

(A) Free Print Vouchers
1. Two (2) gift vouchers worth 1,500php each are provided. One time use only.
2. Claiming of prize is from: April 21 – July 1, 2017
3. Print vouchers are valid for use until December 31, 2017
(B) Trip for Two (2) to Calaguas
1. Claiming of prize is from: May 15 – July 1, 2017
2. Travel Dates: June 1, 2017 – June 1, 2018
(C) Trip for Two (2) to Puerto Princesa
1. Claiming of prize is from: June 1 – July 1, 2017
2. Travel Dates: June 1, 2017 – December 22, 2017

1. The raffle promo is open to all Storytell Prints fans and users in the Philippines. 
2. Promo period: April 21 - June 1, 2017.
3. All Participants must be 18 years of age or over.
4. A valid government ID is required upon claiming of prizes.
5. Winners will be notified through their social media accounts or email. Subsequently their names will be announced on all social media channels associated or endorsed by Storytell Prints.
6. All prizes are not convertible to cash.
7. Storytell Prints reserves the right to exclude entrants that do not comply with the mechanics, terms, and conditions.
8. In the event that the prizes are not claimed, we reserve the right to draw a new winner from the same pool of entries received.
9. No proxies are allowed in claiming of the prizes.
10. Storytell Prints reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.
11. Joining this raffle promo signifies that you agree with all the terms and conditions stated above.

Order your prints na and Good luck!!!

A&D Antipolo Eats: Vieux Chalet Swiss Restaurant

The main agenda for our trip to Antipolo was to eat at Vieux Chalet Swiss Restaurant. BOS has been wanting to eat here for the longest time. Funny story though..  when I told him that I wanted to try Vieux Chalet, he said "Tagal na kaya kita niyaya dyan!". Haha! Mommy brain, sorry naman! After our brunch at Eggs for Breakfast, we went to Pinto Museum to kill time before going to Vieux Chalet for an early dinner.

I am so glad that there's Waze nowadays, it was easier to navigate to anywhere. But it was still challenge to get there because there was some road works and we need to pass another way going there, but we still arrived just in time for sunset. I also called them on our way, making sure that we'll have a table when we arrive.
Loved the quirky yet homey and cozy vibe.
If you are looking to try a new restaurant and want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Vieux Chalet should be in your list.

Vieux Chalet is a one of Antipolo's best kept secret. Vieux Chalet is owned by the Hassig Family and it first opened in 1984. It is our first time to try Swiss food so I was very excited. I've also checked blogs for review and recommendation but I've noticed the menu is different. I just asked the Restaurant Manager Rico, who was our server for recommendations. Rico was so nice and accommodating, he made us feel at home.
For starters, we had the Swiss Raclette. I'm new to the whole cheese game. It was my first time to try raclette. I love everything except for the pickled onions.
The kids had the 5-Cheese Grilled Pizza. Generous amounts of cheese, just the way we like it. I love it!!! The kids removed the arugula and alfalfa when they ate it though.
BOS and I are meat lovers! I ordered the Pork Fillet Mignon. It was tender and juicy. I finished everything in my plate! Hindi ako gutom pero naubos ko haha!
BOS had the Beef Tenderloin, cooked medium rare. BOS gives it a thumbs up!

I wish I had room for dessert, that Ricotta Cheesecake on the menu sounds yummy! We went home with happy tummies. I hope we'll have another chance to visit Vieux Chalet again in the future. Too many restaurants to try, so little time! Thank you BOS for always letting me know which restaurants to try even when I'm not always listening haha!

Vieux Chalet Swiss Restaurant
456 Taktak Road, Sitio Sampaguita, Brgy. Sta. Cruz
Antipolo City, 1870

A&D Antipolo Eats: Eggs for Breakfast

Another weekend, another road trip! After Y's exam week, I needed my much deserved break. Ako talaga? Haha! We all needed a quick trip to enjoy ourselves, revisit a favorite and discover new restaurants and feed our soul. BOS has been wanting to go back to Antipolo to try Eggs for Breakfast and Vieux Chalet (next post!) and so we did last March.

We were choosing between Rustic Mornings and Eggs for Breakfast. Since we were all hangry na and Eggs for Breakfast was nearer, we had brunch here.
Eggs for Breakfast is located at Velada Estate, #21 Don Juan Street, Villa Cecilia Subdivision Sumulong Highway, Barangay Mambugan, Lower Antipolo, Antipolo, Rizal. Just Waze it! :)
Very instagrammable place!
The place looks like it's a part of a compound of events places, parang a guest house turned into a restaurant. It's a small cozy restaurant which can seat probably around 40? Before arriving at the cafe, I checked for reviews online and suggestions on what to order. I also always asked what's the recommended dish/es whenever we try new restaurants, so here's what we ordered:
BOS ordered Lemonade, Php40.
While I had their Flat White Php130. They served good coffee ha..

BOS had the One Pan Breakfast, Php470, which probably was the most sulit dish we ordered that morning. We all ate from Papa's Plate!
The kids shared this plate of Buttermilk Pancakes with Eggs and Bacon, Php280. It was just okay. Kids didn't finish them. The pancake was a bit bland. They like the fast food kind more.
I had the Eggs Benedict, Php330. It was good but nothing special. I really wanted to like it but it was just okay for me.

Verdict? Food was just okay. Price point is a bit high. Maybe I would have enjoyed our food if it wasn't so hot inside. Order the One Pan Breakfast if you are going to try Eggs for Breakfast, the others weren't as memorable.
Eggs for Breakfast
Velada Estate, 21 Don Juan Street, Villa Cecilia Subdivision, Lower Antipolo, Mambugan, Lower Antipolo, Rizal
Operating hours: 7AM to 5PM
Contact Number: (02) 213 2434
Facebook Page: Eggs for Breakfast

TICKLES is Now Open in SM North Edsa!

I am a kid of the 90s and TICKLES very much a part of my childhood. I still remember their store in Glorietta and how we would always check out the store each time we would go to the mall! One Christmas, my Achi and I pooled our angpaos so we can buy this bear lamp for our room. That was such an achievement for us haha! For all of your quirky and cute things, Tickles is now open at SM North Edsa!
Loving the whole festive circus theme of the store! The ambiance makes it more fun to shop, parang lahat gusto mo bilhin. I took Y with me to another Tickles store and she doesn't want to leave! Danger zone haha! I guess that's what my mom felt whenever we entered Tickles before.
Y loves anything with owls. These pens reminded me of her.
Headbands and hair ties for the kikay in you!
Quirky signs! I wish they had Pilates-holic!
They also have wallets and pouches too! There was one time that I was obsessed with buying wallets. Bakit kaya? Haha
Don't forget to look up!
Left: Coin banks for different purposes and goals! Ang cute nito!
Right: Organizers for your undies, shoes, clothes and more!
They have super cute stuffed toys!
Aaccck! You can't resist the cuteness of these. I wanted to buy everything!
Vintage looking clocks, they make nice accents for your home!
Monogram plushies, mugs and patches!
There's something for pet loves too!

I was at the store for maybe an hour thinking of what to get my kids. So many choices, so little time! So I decided to get things we need for our trip to Ilocos! I bought us neck pillows, organizers for our slippers and shoes, and bubbles for each of the kids.
Animal Neck Pillows are Php350 each, while the Plain Neck Pillow is Php300. Shoes and Slippers Organizers are at Php249.50 each. The bubbles are Php90 each, ubos na by the time I took the photo!

For all your quirky and cute things, visit a TICKLES store now!