|Mum got me this shirt from her New York trip. I have always loved seeing I <3 NY shirts on Ashley Olsen.|
So happy to own one, especially that it's reaaaally from NY. It adds to the high. haha.
Whenever I see something nice, I remember my blog and just go "Oh they have got to see this!"
And then I start clicking away and annoying my little brother Kristof. " I'm an architecture kid. I need to take photos of possible future inspirations" is a perfectly good excuse. :D
On our trip to Dumaguete a year ago, I posted an album on facebook and a lot of it were from this place called "Gabby's Bistro", I swore to myself that I'd take more photos when I get back there, this time with our baby Star, the dslr. :D
Gabby's Bistro is the restaurant serving Florentina Homes, It's like a very quirky apartment/ pension house (Yes, you can cook they have a kitchen and 2 bedrooms per unit) It's England-inspired, their units are named after places like York and Liverpool, but that's another story.
Gabby's Bistro is the restaurant of young chef Gabby, a culinary arts graduate from De la Salle University- St Benilde. He is the face of a lot of Culinary Arts brochures in Benilde during his time- the point being: Aside from he's a great chef he's also photogenic. *wink* HAHA.
Anyway, I've never seen a diner-inspired restaurant as artsy as this place. Scroll down and see why. :)
|Say hello to Star's parents.|
|From the FB album, cant help it. See unique couch, toy airplane|
and sky-painted Ceiling
|very "good old granny's kitchen"|
|Don't miss the mural painting! It looks like real stone.|
They also have murals of wall holes and Betty Boop.:))
|checkered floors, that totally contrasts the bright walls|
and painted glass, the wing there is again, another story
|Took lots food photos but this is my favorite|
|Best crepe ever at 110 bucks! :D|
|Even their suspended lamps are hand-painted, every single one!|
see the painted wine bottles above too.
|Gabby's Bistro's al fresco afrea|
|A whole new ambiance at night|
|Series lights. Upholstered Seats with clashing print.|
Notice Painted ceiling.
|That's in one of their CR's.|
They painted towels on the walls. So cool :))
|For private dinners. Another set of painted lamps, potted plants, PINK WALLS|
|Check out the vintage movie posters/ magazine covers and|
|Pink panther? Idk. Marge Simpson and Marilyn Monroe.|
That's at the CR
|CR door. before you enter it, you'll see photos of people who visited the place|
plus news features on Gabby
|The news features and brochures of the owner/chef|
|I wonder what da Vinci's CR looked like|
|I can poo for hours here.|
|Little details like this even on top of the toilet bowl. extreme.|
|Aunt Oprah, Uncle Elvis brushing and Bruce Lee fixing the lavatory|
You can not go to Dumaguete and not visit Sans Rival.
They opened a branch in their new Robinsons mall (which is way awesome than our Robinsons here by the way!) Took photos since the it inspired me for the french interior I was working on during that time.
I like how "Sans Rivaly" it still looks despite the new elements they added like the chandeliers. Talk about good branding.
|Posing before bed. Cozy Reindeer top from BLINDxx. :)|