Kamiseta Hotel | Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

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Just got back from Baguio and I have fashionable news for you. The double K logo says it all. Ladies who grew up with Kamiseta, the homegrown clothing brand, will be delighted to know that the kamiseta (shirt) has grown full-blown into an artful patchwork of beautiful patterns, both literally and figuratively. The just opened Kamiseta Hotel is a boutique hotel with themed rooms. It houses the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery and of course a Kamiseta store.

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We were billeted at the Baguio Country Club for an event (Thanks, Yek Yeu!), so I don’t have photos of any room, but you could check out the dreamy rooms here. (Oh, love the toile de jouy room!) And because Irwin of the fab Kitchen Lab in Laoag told the Laoag attendees to try the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery’s strawberry shortcake, we stopped by the cafe on our way home.

The menu is not limited to desserts only, but you know the sweet tooth in me, strawberry shortcake was the first thing I asked. The waiter said it wasn’t available, so I told him it was that cake that brought us to the place, and as luck would have it, he came back to say one cake was given the go-ahead for slicing. Yippee!

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The meticulous Irwin was right. I ordered an extra and actually wanted one more, ‘coz it was kinda light — perfectly spongy with a hint of cream, not too sweet, and layered with fresh Baguio strawberries and nice frosting. I think I love this strawberry shortcake more than the one I’ve blogged about in the past. Brandon says he likes it better, too, ‘coz the other one has gelatin.

Kamiseta Hotel for a vacation on steroids, why not?

Hope to see you again for my next post, a new discovery for authentic Cordilleran fare.

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Kamiseta Hotel
20 Villamor St., Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio City, Philippines
(074) 442-4613 / +639217612872 / +639153846987
kamisetahotels.com

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One Vittoria Hotel: A new boutique hotel near Vigan

One Vittoria Hotel

In business, always at the center of entrepreneur Marsha Navarro Chua’s mind is comfort and convenience (especially for the tired traveler to the North). A pleasurable pasalubong store and rest area, her well-loved Marsha’s Delicacies, which prides of its royal bibingka and other quality delicacies, (along the National Highway in Bantay, only a few kilometers away from world-famous historic Vigan), is complemented by the One Vittoria Hotel, a new place to stay in Ilocos, affording modern amenities for bakasyonistas and travelers alike.

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According to locals, from Marsha’s  former employee I met in Vigan down to the tricycle driver who brought me to One Vittoria Hotel, Marsha’s middle name is nice. I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting one of my most admired, hardworking women entrepreneurs in Ilocos at the FoodPrints Ilocos Sur shoot. Marsha, originally from the land of pili and sili, is married to a Bigueño.

Marsha's Royal BibingkaMarsha’s royal bibingka goes by the tagline, “taste and compare the big difference .”

Sharing a few photos I took of One Vittoria Hotel while waiting for the team.

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One Vittotia Hotel National Highway, Cabalanggan, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines Contact Nos.: +63 77 604 0054 (landline) / +63 925 318 8885 (Sun) / +63 998 984 5101 (Smart) / +63 917 5784728 (Globe) Website: onevittoriahotel.com

Photos with Ms. Marsha Navarro Chua by Melanie de Leon
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2015