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Given that our stay in LA was limited, our visit to Disneyland was rushed. Nonetheless an eventful, memorable and the most amazing day was had as we were able to celebrate my daughter's 2nd birthday at the most happiest place on earth. Seeing my daughters face of exhilaration and amazement honestly made me feel all fuzzy inside. Though she is still too young to remember this day I was pretty certain at the time she understood what was happening around her especially when the Frozen parade came on, the look on her face was way too priceless. She yelled out 'Elsa, Ana, Olaf" waving and smiling from ear to ear. Lucky for us, my husband was able to capture the very moment as she saw the Frozen float parade itself in front of hundreds of people. This moment caused me to shed a tear or two.

My daughter may not remember that very day but the photos we took will be proof of how overwhelmingly ecstatic she was. This one topped my holiday, knowing how happy I have made my daughter on her 2nd birthday. Happy Happy birthday indeed!

NY State of mind

I am still in holiday mode hence why I have yet to provide a full update on the whole U.S trip but I promise I will shortly. Let me start by sharing some instagram snapshots of my favourite city which I was able to capture on my iphone. The vibe of this place is just phenomenal and for those of you who have visited can attest, surely.

Believe me, 5 days was not enough for me to explore the big apple. I definitely will be back to make sure I get the whole concrete jungle experience. 


The most anticipated holiday is just around the corner. I am beyond excited to explore different parts of USA with my beautiful family. It has been almost 3 years since my last overseas trip - in between these years I got hitched, knocked up and gave birth to my darling daughter, hence why holidaying was non existent as being a wife and mum was keeping me totally busy.
I will be updating ‘apesylove’ after our holiday hoping to fill it with all the wonderful little adventures and food trips we are about to encounter!
Are you ready for me San Francisco, New York, Washington, Michigan, Los Angeles and Vegas????????? Hope so, because I'm ready for you... Come at me!


The most stunningly gorgeous “sunset by the beach” wedding ceremony which I had beautifully planned with my then fiancĂ©e disappointingly did not meet our imagination and expectation. The whole week of our wedding event rained like it was the last rain Boracay was every going to experience for eternity. Torrential weather put our guests in misery and with Boracay being an island meant all forms of transportation to the island were cancelled or delayed for hours and at most overnight. Mother Nature…. Whyyyy??
I’m not at all fussy with anything however my wedding day made the exception list. It was the one day out of all days that I wanted everything to be perfect. It truly was a heart wrenching moment for me, knowing that my dream of a sunset wedding went bust. Nevertheless, my now husband and I still made the day of it until we were the last ones standing. Reality hit, reminding us that the most significant part about weddings is bringing people together to celebrate the union of becoming husband and wife and we were blessed enough to have our family and friends travel to Boracay just to be a part of it all. For that, I will be forever grateful and can honestly say that I have the most amazing family and friends.
In retrospect, the photos turned out great.
Simple lessons learnt.
1. Nothing in this world is perfect, even wedding days!
2. You can’t have everything, especially having your own wedding instagram hash tag. Wishing instagram was the "in" thing back in 2011. Our hash tag would have been #romslovesapril. How awesome?!
3. Make sure you don't plan a wedding in Boracay, Philippines during December. Your best bet for an uninterrupted sunset beach wedding would be during dry season from March to May.
4. The more you expect, the more you will be disappointed. I know it’s easier said than done but I’m aiming to live by this rule.
Photography by Mayk Photography | Videography by the Fourth Project | Groom Country Road | Bride Carla Zampatti | Groomsmen Zara top and pants | Bridesmaid dresses from Light in the box| Make up by Margaret Albia | Hair by Maricel Dionisio | Fridays Resort - Boracay Island, Philippines

Kangaroo Valley

Our girly weekend getaway was a spontaneous trip planned a few months back over work emails. We were lucky enough to all agree on a date given how busy my girlfriends and I are.
Kangaroo Valley is dubbed to be 'Australia's most beautiful Valley'. The scenic drive, majestic greenery and sandstone cliffs were not the only thing that drew me to this place, it was also the quaint little town and a collection of historic buildings that did. Not to mention the cute bookstores, cafes, antique shops and the best pies around from a shop called, "For the love of pies".
If you're looking for a place to relax, explore or simply admire the best of what mother nature has to offer, then Kangaroo Valley is the place to be!
Photos | Kangaroo Valley

First One

With the busy life of being a wife, mum and juggling full time work, I needed a creative outlet so I thought putting together a lifestyle blog would just do the trick!
My blog will cover anything and everything from food, baking, travel, fitness, family, parenting tips, friends, fashion, home, interior design, love and living the simple life.. I'm not an expert on any of these things but I'd like to think that I am, hehehe.
During Easter long weekend, we went on a day trip up Central Coast, NSW to Terrigal Beach. Although it's Autumn here in Sydney, the weather was close to perfect (apart from the wind blowing hair in my face) I still had the greatest time with my family and close friends.
This is why I miss summer :(
Photos | Beautiful shades of blue sky | My daughter Savannah | Candid shot of my cousin, Leanne.


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