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Afternoon Delight at the Lobby Lounge Makati Shangri-La Manila

The doctor gave my Mom the GO signal to travel already, but I fear she won’t last the whole flight through. Parang nagka-ADHD si mommy after her stroke. Hindi na mapalagi sa isang lugar, hay! She has to keep moving & wandering. Aside from the fact that she now takes baby steps getting anywhere & everywhere, she goes to the bathroom like every 30 minutes or so in spite of her pull-ups. She also refuses to sit in her wheelchair. So no, mahirap siyang i-byahe. Mababaliw ako!

The next best thing is to give her the good life, apart from seeing the world. Mag-hotel hopping na lang kami, at least dun may banyo, lol. Kahit every so often she has to “go”, her nurse can take her there. Mag-sitting pretty lang ako. :P

Lobby Lounge Makati Shangri-La Manila

Makati Shangri-La Hotel-Lobby, Ayala Ave., Ayala Center, Makati (02) 813-8888


Enjoy a view of the lush hotel gardens and cascading waterfalls from the sanctuary of Lobby Lounge Makati Shangri-La Manila. A grand piano or 14-piece orchestra can often be heard in the afternoons, as guests enjoy a peaceful lunch or an intimate meeting.



I highly recommend that you get the Tea & Treasures A Charmed Life. It’s a pink jewellery box afternoon tea set good for two, at 1,890 php from 3-6 pm daily. Both beautiful & delectable. <3



I super love the concept of an afternoon tea, so girly! Pinkies up ladies. ;)



Each box contains a lovely surprise. It’s like opening an advent calendar -except you get to open ALL in one day. I love it!



When spread out, it’s actually good for 4 if you’re a light eater. It’s just afternoon tea, after all. Not a main meal.



I’m glad mom enjoyed a tranquil afternoon with her pretty granddaughters.



For a variety, or if you’re really hungry (like me, obviously) you can also add to your order any of the following..



The Classic Afternoon Tea 510 php (right). Selection of finger sandwiches, scones with homemade fruit preserves and clotted cream, tea cakes and pastries. Choice of fine teas and infusions available from 3pm to 6pm daily. | The Filipino Afternoon Tea 510 php (left). Bibingka (sweet rice cake), lumpiang ubod (fresh heart of palm spring rolls), bistek tagalog sandwich, chicken empanada, guinataang halo-halo (glutinous rice balls, purple yam and banana cooked in coconut), suman (sticky rice), banana turon (banana and jackfruit spring roll). Choice of ginger tea or hot chocolate.



To cap it off, a little bit of “stargazing” on your way out. My absolute favorite.. staring at beautiful chandeliers in posh hotels. #GOALS #WishfulThinking

After a quiet afternoon being serenaded to the point of lulling us to sleep in happiness & contentment, it was time to walk around so Mom can have her daily exercise. And yes, fml, damay ako! :P



Because we are moving homes, it’s so much fun looking at furnitures & decors. It’s becoming our favorite pastime now. Ang mag-window shop, lol.



Kap was born in the year of the earth monkey so I’m definitely getting one of these lamps for his side table. I’m loving the one on the left, but I’m thinking the middle or the one on the right suits his personality more. What do you think?



Oh yes. I’m definitely getting these! <3 <3 <3 I already have a place mapped out for the baka-manok-baboy cabinets! ;) Cuteness overload! Magagalit na naman si Kap my Kap at wala na kaming malakaran trololol!



I live for moments like this. The 2 Luz in my life. <3 My baby girl & my mommy.

Where else can I take mom for afternoon tea do you think? So far we’ve only tried the ones in Manila Peninsula, Raffles Makati (3x!), and now Shangri-La Manila. What other hotels offer Afternoon delights please?

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  • Reply Noel Q

    -dapat isama ang nurse kung mag-travel kayo, para sitting pretty ka pa din #magapplyakofornurse #paramakaabroadako
    -that jewelry box is so adorable! Ang galing! Parang gusto ko din magpunta diyan. =)
    -I’d go for the monkey lamp on the right, hehehe
    -Karen’s Kitchen, I think, offers afternoon tea… although hindi siya hotel, and I think you have to call in advance. There’s also Lartizan.

    Heniways, have a great day, Jane! Mwah!

    February 22, 2016 at 8:51 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Sama ka niel, ikaw ang mag-funding sa travel namin haha. And yes, meron ngang afternoon tea sa KK. Will take mom there, meet up tayo ha pakilala kita. Okrayin natin syang pareho hahaha! :-*

      February 22, 2016 at 8:53 am
      • Reply Noel Q

        BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… I AM LAUGHING SO HAAAAARD RIGHT NOW!!! Muntik na kaming magkita kagabi sa isang resto sa QC, hahahaha… Buti na lang paalis na kme nung dumating siya. =)

        February 22, 2016 at 9:03 am
        • Reply sugargospice

          LQ lang yan ikaw naman. Tampororot hahaha.

          February 22, 2016 at 9:20 am
  • Reply med

    Sofitel has one and after the tea party, watch naman kayo ng sunset. Manila Bay sunset is one of the best in the world!!!

    I am happy to see that your mom is so active again. Pati ikaw napapalakad, which is also good! Hahahaha!!! I know you hate walking. Maybe your mom walks because she knows you’ll walk with her, too! Sneaky mom. LOL

    February 22, 2016 at 9:52 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      She knows I like shopping how come she doesn’t take me there meding hahaha! :P

      February 22, 2016 at 10:34 am
  • Reply med

    Oh yes, your friend Neil, is correct. Lartizan in Serendra is good, too! You may call in advance to reserve the “private room” no minimum charge. Their Sakura tea is one of the best!!! And after that, walking kayo ni Mommy hanggang sa dulo ng HighStreet. I’m sure your mom will love it.

    February 22, 2016 at 9:56 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Wooow I will definitely try that next. Thank you Meding!! :-*

      February 22, 2016 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Photo cache

    Been dreaming of a tea time date for the longest. My feeling is that the one who does tea time is a very civilized activity :)

    Sending your mom continued healing vibes.

    February 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      I’m sure you have a number of lovely tea-time places there Maria. Indulge in a pinkies up relaxing afternoon sesh, you deserve it. :-*

      February 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply marian

    Ms. Jane, you may want to read up here, the author made several posts on afternoon tea around Metro Manila:

    February 29, 2016 at 1:48 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Wow thank you so much Marian! <3 This will help a lot in our mother-daughter dates. :-*

      February 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

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