Monday, August 22, 2011

three's a charm



The Ramp corset, Tsubaki skirt, Zara sandals, H&M bag, Forever 21 earrings, Banana Republic bracelets


I know I sometimes say that Convi and I are a boring couple, but we're really not. We have the time of our lives when we're together, and there's never a dull moment. In fact, we're always laughing, even when there isn't anything funny. Okay, this makes us sound totally crazy, but I'm not even exaggerating! What I treasure the most, however, after about eight years of friendship and (officially) three years of being a couple, are the sweet and tender moments that happen unexpectedly.

Last Tuesday, the night before our actual anniversary, thinking that he was very busy with school, I got a surprise text from Convi saying that he was right outside my house. Excited, I went to open the front door for him. When I got outside, he suddenly appears with a ukelele in his hands singing Jason Mraz and then something about an angel, and oh god, I just melted into a puddle right then and there. The kicker: he actually doesn't play any musical instrument, and learned the ukelele from his friend at school on that same day while studying for an exam. I never thought in a million years that I'd be serenaded to, that he'd serenade me. I'm positively spoiled now, and have been wanting him to sing to me every night since then.

My present to him? Well, he's in his last year of college and dying over thesis, SO I made him a... Thesis Survival Kit. HAHA, IT'S SO LAME, I KNOW. We both couldn't stop laughing (see!) when I showed it to him. Of course, he loved it. Never mind what's inside, though.

On the 17th, we capped off our anniversary the best way we knew how, which was by surrounding ourselves with glorious food. We decided to have lunch at this lovely new restaurant in Greenstreet Capitol Hills called Stacy's. We had initially planned on going to a fancier, more conventionally romantic place, but frankly, we're not really the fine dining types. We're more into the laid-back, happy, and quirky kind of date places, where we wouldn't have to worry about proper posture, which of the forks to use, or breaking our budget as much. Stacy's seemed to fit the bill perfectly!


Apart from the charming decorations and delightful atmosphere that reminded me of Pushing Daisies (don't know what I'm talking about? Educate yourself!!!), the food was pretty good and surprisingly filling, despite our initial reservations of the serving size. Maybe I was just in a particularly chipper mood that day, but I felt like my meal consisted of sunshine and fluffy clouds. It probably did!

What we ordered: Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, Texas Barbeque Ribs (Convi's), and Big Bangers Breakfast (mine). Per table, they also served a complimentary bucket of popcorn, marshmallows, and pretzel cookies for starters, and then blast from the past Peter's Butter Ball candies for afters. They really added to the whole charm of the place and brought out the little kids in us!





This is gonna come off a bit cheesy, but I'm saying this without bias (meaning I'm not getting paid to blog about them or whatever): you can't help but leave Stacy's with a big smile on your face. It's probably my favorite date place thus far, and Convi and I can't wait to go back to try other items on their menu!

Now I feel like watching Pushing Daisies again...

48 comments:

  1. Aww, your guy is just the sweetest! :)

    Thanks for featuring another worthy resto, I first heard this here in your blog and might go there and try their food! They look awesome. :)

    xoxo,
    LoveSkinBest

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  2. Lovely pictures! You look so happy Gela!

    http://ynaamores.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh wow! lovely lovely! Now I'm craving for Stacy's!! :)

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  4. Oh wow! lovely lovely! Now I'm craving for Stacy's!! :)

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  5. This is so sweet! I want to go there :)

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  6. Uuuuuuy! Will check this place out soon!

    I WANT TO SEE THE THESIS SURVIVAL KIT! :))

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  7. I love the way they serve the rice in a heart shape :)
    Its such a pity that Pushing Daisies was quite short :( There should have been more episodes!!!

    ♪ Vernissage and Cream

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  8. i love your skirt, you look very sweet as always plus I really love you curly hair :)

    http://smallfrequentdressing.blogspot.com

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  9. Jasmin: i know! it was (& still is, i guess) my favorite show. nothing will ever come close to it. :(

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  10. You're stunning girl ! I love your outfit and your hair are wonderfull ! Great blog !
    XX

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  11. Awww! Ang sweet :)

    Mga how much dun sa Stacy's? Want to try!

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  12. You're so pretty, and that outfit looks awesome! the restaurant looks super cute too, I wanna visit it soon! :)
    xx

    http://whatwouldmarellado.blogspot.com

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  13. Number Two Lover: around P150-250!

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  14. Whoa! Pupunta na ako dun sa next weekend!! Salamat talaga! More power to you and the relationship :) :)

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  15. omg, the food looks sooo yummy! congrats you guys on your 3 year anniversary!

    flor,
    xxx

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  16. You look so pretty, Gela! And i love ze photos! Pang-tumblr lang! I'ma try Stacy's! It looks lovely there.

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  17. cute! sounds like a really fun aniv <3 (love love love your skirt btw)

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  18. cute photos. you are a good looking couple. love it! you guys look good together..

    im following your blog now. hope you check and follow my blog too.
    http://noehs-ark.blogspot.com

    stay fabulous and spread love!

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  19. Happy Anniversary to you and your boyfriend, Gels! :) Ganda ng place! Gusto ko din i-try dyan! :)

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  20. Well, first I was going to say that I love your outfit and the print on your skirt, but after reading I have to say that you guys sound adorable and I love all those little photos! So precious. :)

    Cheers to you!

    xoxo
    Kelly
    Sequins & Shadows

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  21. Sooo cute.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  22. so lovely...

    http://lovesimplegreen.blogspot.com

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  23. Aawww such a sweet post! Magkalapit pala tayo ng anniv, haha.

    You guys look lovely together Gela! Here's to many more happy years together - full of kilig moments, sweet surprises and those random laughtrips. <3

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  24. Mmmmmm...yummy food! You guys look so adorable together!

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  25. Getting serenaded is one of the best things :) The ukelele makes it cuter. That's so sweet of him!

    Loving the H&M sandals by the way. :D

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  26. that place looks like a dream! and i love the corset! been dying to wear one as outerwear but im a bit top heavy so it can't help but look quite slutty on me! :P

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  27. OMG ANG CUTE CUTE CUTE NIYO;

    And gorgeous photos by the way!

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  28. Sounds and looks like a lovely day! You look fabulous!

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  29. i miss chuck's beautiful dresses! i miss pushing daisies toooo! +_+

    very pretty pictures! yer bf is so sweet, stay happy! and happy anniversary! =)

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  30. Hello Gela,

    I find your site helpful and stylish thus I have tagged you to three blogger awards!!! :)

    xoxo,
    LoveSkinBest

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  31. You guys are precious and so is your blog :-)

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  32. omg this place is freakin adorable!!! i just died!!!
    and your guys are a precious couple!!!

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  33. you are so pretty and ohmygosh is that rice in the shape of a heart!?!!!?

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  34. Gela! You look absolutely gorgeous for your anniversary! :) So sweet. I'll check stacy's for sure! :)

    hearts,
    Melai of Style and Soul

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  35. Steffy: indeed it is! too adorable.

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  36. Will try Stacy's soon! The place look so nice and the heart rice, very cute din!! Love your skirt too :)

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  37. Wow! Adore your skirt, it's simply gorgeous :)

    -Laura xoxo
    http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

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  38. You and Convo look so adorable together! <3

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  39. You have a lovely blog, very inspirations!!
    Lots of love.

    Ps. Come visit mine :-)

    www.clarillapilla.com

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  40. I seriously love your curls! where did you have perm i'm still thinking where to have mine. suggestions please. thanks!

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  41. Abi: i had mine done two years ago at Celebrity Sports Club in Capitol Hills, QC.

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  42. SUPER KADUPER IN LOVE WITH YOU RIGHT NOW!!!!!

    At ang cute niyo ni Convi :3

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  43. Hi gela out of curiosity, are you using manual or auto focus 50mm? =)

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  44. The place is adorable. Gives off the same feel ast Cath Kidston's designs.

    -GAYLE IS VOLATILE

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  45. Jenine: both. depends on what my subject is & if i'm lazy or not, haha.

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  46. your blog is too cute, and the food looks amazing. congrats on your 3 year anniversary :) you guys are adorable together.

    whitney
    whitwatwear

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  47. I love seeing happy couples! And I love the places you go to! :D

    xo,
    brietachiquita.blogspot.com

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