Escape to Azalea Baguio Day 1: Hotel, Cafe Yagam, Ukay Finds & Night Market

I am back from hiatus! Took a break 'coz of work and also because of our 8-day Japan trip which I'm very excited to share with you guyzzz. Anyway, working on overdue posts and backlogs. Starting with our super fun Baguio escape last May! Got invited by Kuya Melo and Azalea to join other bloggers in a 3-day adventure as we discover more of Baguio and more of the hotel. I have experienced Azalea Boracay this year and it was epic. So of course I had to say yes to Baguio! :) Had a great time bonding with the gang who are all adventure lovers like moi! You might have read some of the posts they shared but here's my version. Here's what happened during our first day in the City of Pines starting with what I wore...

 Coat from Gobuy.com.ph

Backpack from SM Parisian!

Wanted to wear something comfy on our way to Baguio hence the shirt and jeans. Haha! Also love this coat I got from Gobuy.com.ph for just P600, I think. Great quality, nice material!:) Stories and photos below...

 Our vans waiting for us at Centris:)

 Van mates

Was able to sleep on the way, when I woke up we were already in Azalea, Baguio!

Set 2 km from Burnham Park and Baguio Cathedral, this elegant, sculpture-fronted apartment hotel is 11 km from the BenCab Museum. Polished apartments offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, as well as kitchenettes, dining tables, and sitting areas with sofabeds; some feature balconies. Upgraded apartments add separate living areas; some have extra bedrooms and bathrooms. Room service is available. Freebies include breakfast and parking. Other amenities consist of a casual coffee shop, a chic lounge bar and a kids' play area. Spa treatments are available. :)

 This reminds of the Harry Potter quidditch ball hihi

 Time to unload!

 Love the interiors

 Front desk

 While waiting for our bags, we made tambay here at the Eight Degrees Lounge also located at the lobby

Rooms were not yet ready so we ate lunch first at Tradisyon resto, Azalea's resto serving Filipino cuisine. :)

 Cute interiors too

 Chika muna while waiting for our food

Sorry no food shots because I was super hungry and I devoured what's in front of me as soon as it touched the table. Sareeeh. Haha! Posting food shots later on. ;) Food was delicious. After lunch, time for our room assignments!

 Elevator selfie haha

 2nd floor hallway

 Looking down at the lobby

 That open door on the right is our room!


I shared the room, or should I say suite, with the clingies Tracy and Ana. We were given a 2 bedroom suite with fully equipped kitchen and a balcony. It was just perfect for the 3 of us. :) 

 This is supposed to be the sala or living room but the sofa bed was set-up na when we got there. 

 This is the smallest room! It's cozy if you're not that sensitive to noise because you would hear footsteps and other people's voices since it's facing the hallway. 

 There's a dresser and closet inside! No toilet.
 This is the common toilet located between the living room and kitchen

 Kitchen! :)

 Love this photo on the wall

 Main bedroom with queen bed

 Closet with robes and other things you need for your stay like slippers, laundry bag, sewing kit, iron, etc.

 The main bedroom has its own toilet! Inside the toilet are toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels, shower cap, shaver, lotion, etc. 

 Happy campers!

Our suite's published rate is P13,200 during regular season or P14,700 during peak season. They have ongoing after summer promotions! I checked the price of our suite and it's down to P9,450 a night!!! They are also giving away free room upgrades. Goooo!

 If you want to know more about Azalea's different rooms & rates, click link below:


Our jampacked itinerary

After freshening up, we headed downstairs to meet the others for our scheduled coffee & meryenda at Yagam Cafe!
 We tried to take OOTD photos before leaving, success naman. Haha. There are a lot of nice corners in Azalea which bloggers would be happy to take photos of.

 After a short ride, we're finally at Cafe Yagam!

 Saw these hardworking people sorting coffee beans outside the cafe:)

Do you know that Cafe Yagam always serve freshly grounded coffee made from Cordillera beans? Awesome. 

 Cute ni Tracy hehe

 It's super artsy and homey inside. A great place to spend your afternoon over good food, drinks & conversation. There are also tons of books which you could borrow and read.

 Tatlong bibe haha

They prepared snacks for us! Drools. 

Kiniwar or rice cake is the local name for biko priced at P40. Inanchila (the one that looks like suman) is Kalinga sticky rice cake with 'ladek' which you could buy for P60. I also ate 2 slices of the snadwich they served! So good! It's layered with chicken, pesto, egg, tomato, etc. An explosion of flavors which is perfect if you're dead hungry. Lol. 


Cabinet display

 Since I don't drink coffee, I ordered their hot cocoa which was only P50. It was not as rich as batirol but it was still good. :)

 Meryenda in style. Haha! Flatlay by my loves Mike Will Fly & Michael Macalos! Galeng!

 If you're a coffee person, you could go crazy and choose the type of brew, roast and strength you want. 

Such a nice corner inside noh?

Shempre inavail namin ni Trice! Hehe

Cafe Yagam 
Address: 25 J. Felipe St., Gibraltar Baguio City 
Contact Number: (0921) 256-5677 | (0946) 455-0364 
Open Hours: 11:00AM to 11:00PM Everyday 
Facebook: Click Here 
Menu: Click Here 

After spending 2 hours in Cafe Yagam, it was time to go back to our hotel...

We were given an hour or two to rest & recharge (I was able to nap for an hour yaaay) before we were called again for dinner at Tradisyon and then a group challenge afterwards. :) 

 Pasta, pizza and chicken

 Lamon pa more haha

 Cupcakes for dessert!

After dinner was the ukay challenge! We were grouped into 4 and was given P500 which we used to buy clothes for the styling challenge. It was my jam and I loved it. Haha! I was given the task to shop and come up with outfits. I also ask the team's (Duane, Nicole & Trice) approval as we went along. Team effort! So much clothes, so little budget & time! 

The ukay lover in me wasn't able to help it, I had to shop for myself too! Kahit we were only given an hour to shop. Was able to buy super nice pieces for dirt cheap prices! I even went back the day after 'coz nabitin ako. Lol. 

These are the oufits we came up with! For less than P500 we came up with 3 outfits that's perfect pang back to school. All clothing pieces were thrifted. :)

 I loveeee it

 We didn't win the challenge but we were still super happy with the outfits we came up with! 3 sets pa!

 A lot of people loved it too! Yey!

Nicole & Trice's jumper were P120, My skirt was P50, sweaters were just P50. May sukli pa P500!:)

That ends Azalea Day 1! Had to do 2 posts for the outfits haha. Day 2 & 3 next! :)

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