Dumaguete has always enamored me, even as a kid. in summer, the ferry from Dipolog usually stops over en route to Cebu and my cousins and i would step off for a bit, walk around the boulevard and eat street food — barbecue and tempura. as we’re walking, i’d crane my head to peak at the establishments along the boulevard and the streets beyond them, thinking to myself how peaceful and adorable everything is and imagining myself walking in and out of those shops.
then i met Harry, who was born and raised in Dumaguete and i actually lived my imagination. Dumaguete became my second home and i now consider it as a tranquil escape from the city life. i no longer have to crane my head to see what’s beyond the streets along the boulevard — i have actually walked those streets beyond. the place is as quaint and peaceful as i’d imagined, even after all these years. and what do i do every time i’m there? this i never miss — have a slice or two of Espanola pizza at Hayahay. the yummiest pizza ever.
polka dot mini dress – bangkok find | sheer cardigan – thrifted | grey flats – solemate, sm dept store | tan bag – sm dept store | black hat – metro ayala | bangles – downtown finds | wasp ring – downtown find | necklaces: elephant tusk – bangkok find, black stone with chain fringe – downtown find | leopard print scarf as bag accessory – gifted by Aqui