Let us take you back to the old world romance of drive in movies this Valentine's day. Imagine enjoying a lovey-dovey movie under the stars. We will set up hammocks, mats, and big fluffy pillows in our pine garden, so you can snuggle up as you watch a romance flick. We'll even serve up some gourmet pop corn.
Try something new together for Valentine's day! Come try your hand at shaping clay and telling your love story through it. Playing with clay can be oh-so-fun and oh-so-revealing (wink! wink!). We'll set you up so that you can create your own terracotta clay storytellers or paint a Valentine's pot together. It will be a creative new way of getting to know each other.
The weather was fickle. All day it would drizzle then stop, drizzle then stop. We set out our tables, laid out the jute sack runners, and arranged all the flowers hours before the reception, but then fine rain would descend silently, in fact, sweetly. So we would rush out gather everything up again—jute sacks, flowers, plates and cutlery.
We promised an evening of impromptu dance, music, and storytelling to send off the old and welcome the new year at Casa San Pablo. And boy, did we have a splash. For an hour and a half, we were treated to heartfelt, spontaneous performances from artist friends, as well as from guests who jumped into the fun with their own creative gigs.
THE LAST FEW HOURS before the old year turns over to the new have become magical moments at Casa San Pablo. Over the years, we have turned the eve into an opportunity to celebrate and share the talents of the artists friends who gather together at our B&B. Weather permitting, we bring out the hammocks and mats in the garden, and watch impromtu performances from willing guests.
OUR STORY IS OUT. Thank you to Alya Honasan of the Philippine Daily Inquirer for the wonderful feature on our Casa San Pablo clay storytellers. The story captured our journey so well, tracing from my days as an editor and publishing executive to give all that up to be an innkeeper and clay artisan.