How apt that we would get to celebrate Valentines on an island mostly revered for its white powdery sand and crystal-clear blue water. None of that actually is appealing at nighttime because for one, the sun has set and two, you can hardly make out anything in the beach anymore (unless you count those couples openly making out in public – which by the way, the island has rules against having sex openly on the beach) I have had a dress made for the occasion because I wanted Valentines this year to be cliche. Last year’s Valentines had been a dinner date at Gustavian which entirely gave me acid reflux for a week.
Their mango nectar is uh-mey-zeyng.
Thank you for a dear friend of mine who is very quick and patient to cater to my last minute requests, Yves. Without him I would not have a Valentine dress to wear at Pearl of the Pacific (and make it sound like it is the most important thing in the world to have a dress for Valentines next to world peace). The maxi halter dress in printed chiffon was a design I hurriedly made and Yves took it to himself to tweak it to his liking. I love it! The skirt’s length was long enough for the hem to graze the sand but I overestimated the measurement in the neckline. You get what I mean? Thought of putting on jewelry but cleavage is accessory by itself! Ha! Almost all of the resorts in Station 1 Boracay on Valentines eve were serving dinner buffet meals and we finally decided to eat at Pearl of the Pacific. It was quiet and expensive and sweet.
At P650, you get grilled meat, fish and squid (no shrimp gah!), carbonara, an assortment of salads and one drink. It was one of those dinner dates you know that you spent so much on but adding up the ambiance, the live bossa band and the luxury of being in Pearl of the Pacific itself, you also know that you wouldn’t want to spend Valentines any other way.
Of course, the rest of the night was at Sands Bar. To be continued.
PEARL OF THE PACIFIC
Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan,
R&G Tirol Building, 831 EDSA corner
Eugenio Lopez St., Quezon City 1100,
T: 63-2-9260162, 63-2-9244480,