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Pre-Valentine Weekend @ Parque España Residence Hotel

Whoever said Valentine’s day should be celebrated on February 14 only? As long as you love each other, you can always declare Valentine’s day whenever you want it! Personally, I’m not fond of going out for a date on Valentine’s day (February 14). It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate love, but because for some reasons. First, I don’t want to be celebrating it just to conform with the idea that someone should have a date on Valentine’s day. Second, sooo many couples dating that everywhere seems to be sooo crowded. Third, dinner date during Valentine’s day is much more costly than ordinary days, not to mention another big cost for flowers, etc. And fourth, as I have said, romantic valentine’s celebration can be done on other days than February 14 and there is no difference at all. Well that’s my personal opinion.

And so for us, we chose to celebrate it on a weekend staycation before  the Valentine’s day at Parque España Residence Hotel. And we never regret celebrating it there! Parque España is located at the heart of Filinvest Corporate City in Alabang. It’s a home away from home with complete kitchen, dining area and living room feature in a very affordable price.

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We booked for a 1 bedroom deluxe thru Agoda. And the room is just perfect for the dinner date I have imagined.

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Our queen sized bed…
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we have another TV in our bedroom.. 🙂
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our nice toilet & bath…
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our complimentary toothbrush kit, shower cap, shaving kit, vanity kit, body lotion and shampoo & conditioner 
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spacious kitchenette with complete kitchenware, gas range and ref…
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there’s also a microwave, electric kettle and goodies for sale…
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the living room with big TV and a balcony …
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and the dining area where we will be having our dinner date…

Since I want to make use of the kitchenette and I want to make our staycation extra special, I will be the one to prepare for dinner and breakfast. We went to nearby Alabang Town Center to buy everything we needed for our dinner date and breakfast. But before we entered the grocery store, we of course availed first of the meryenda date package from Taco Bell. 🙂

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Going back for our dinner date, we just takeout a meal from Shakey’s then I cooked Aglio E Olio in Spanish Sardines (hope to share my recipe for this in another post). Then hubby bought me a bunch of Pastillas roses and Strawberry Heart Cake from Tous Les Jours. And we also brought with us a bottle of Raspberry Sparkling Juice. So dinner date simple and perfect!

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Solo Pack (chicken and mojos) from Shakey’s
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Captain’s Choice (fries, calamari and fish fillet) from Shakey’s
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American Salad with Raspberry sauce
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my own Aglio E Olio in Spanish Sardines
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Strawberry Heart Cake from Tous Les Jours
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bouquet of Pastillas roses
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i displayed the scrapbook valentine’s card I gave hubby on our 1st valentine’s day as a couple 
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our dinner table setup with scented candles…
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nice to see my diy hearts adorned candle 🙂
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“i love you” in different languages are written in my diy heart attack poster…

i even DIYed some heart attack decors… 

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me & my mahal 🙂
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me and my mahal with heart attack poster and heart garland in our background…
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one more selfie before dinner…

The night was simple yet special and memorable. We ate, we talk, we hug and kiss and watch movie afterwards. Dinner date at fancy restaurants are indeed romantic and ideal, but for me there’s nothing more perfect than having simple dinner date with my love like this. I don’t need to be conscious with other people nor with my outfit. We can talk anything we want without being conscious with the time. And most especially, I can express more of my love by my labor of love. 🙂

The following morning, I prepared simple breakfast for us. We did not booked room with breakfast inclusion since I really planned to cook breakfast for us. I cooked egg (sunny side-up), sausages and chicken ham. I also prepared Cranberry Red Velvet Waffle (which again I hope to post the recipe some other time). Then of coarse a breakfast wouldn’t be complete without his cup of coffee and my cup of tea (Strawberry Mango flavored tea for that morning).

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our humble breakfast prepared with love 🙂
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selfie first… 🙂
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Mahal is ready for his breakfast 🙂

Our valentine celebration may not be that elegant but I can say that it really made me sooo happy. Happy wife happy life indeed! 🙂

Before we checked out, we went to the rooftop first to check the hotel’s swimming pool and cafe (Bistro del Cielo). We were not able to take a picture of the pool and cafe but I can say its also nice. We will surely be back next time. 

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on the 14th floor lobby
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on the way to Bistro del Cielo
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Parque’s valentine decor going to Bistro del Cielo
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the love of my life 🙂
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selfie daw muna ulet… 🙂

So till our next love adventure! 

How about you friends? What is your valentine story? 🙂  

Parque España
5309 East Asia Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1781
T: +632 850 5880 to 81
E: reservations@parqueespana.net
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