Shakeys Holds Manager’s Training at Casa San Pablo
Sykes Asia Goes Team-building at Casa San Pablo
Special Discounts on Conference Packages
Casa San Pablo Meeting Facilities
WEDDING INSPIRATIONS: Ryan and Christine's Wedding
Blue And White Wedding
Bountiful Wedding
Hacienda Wedding
Dining Hall Reception
Garden Reception
Pavilion Reception
Bed And Breakfast
Romantic Stay
Family & Balikbayan Escape

Innkeeper's Blog

Dispatches from an innkeeper's life.

Our Clay Storytellers Christmas Catalogue

Oct
20

WE ARE DELIGHTED to share with you our Christmas Catalogue. If there's anything you find interesting, just email us at casasanpablo.dana@gmail.com. We will send you our prices and help you order.

Developing and Empowering Our Team

Oct
21

EMPOWERING OUR CASA San Pablo staff to serve you better requires regular coaching activities and, occasional formal training sessions. Last week, we carved out three days from the busy inn schedule to learn how to crack numbers. Our kusineros joined our dining and front desk staff, as well as our resevations officer to understand how our services are priced and how to monitor daily expenses.

Pasko Na!

Oct
21

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT we're lovingly creating for Christmas. A belen scene with what I imagine a Filipino barn would have, if Jesus was born in a sabsaban in our hometown. Paying homage to our little baby Jesus are kambing, baboy, manok, pato, and yes, daga.

There's still a lot of work to be done before these are ready. But we just wanted to share the excitement with you,

Bulaklakan

Sep
30

OUTSIDE THE SANTO KRISTO Church in San Juan, Metro Manila, where we live when we are not in San Pablo City, I have a suki flower vendor. I found her almost twenty years ago selling right outside the century-old church walls, her pails of flowers flushed against the wrought iron grills.

Lovely As A Tree

Jul
29

THROUGH THE YEARS, we've had our fair share of broken plates at the inn. And because some of the plates we started the B&B with came from our home collection, some wedding gifts, and early starter sets, my heart breaks with them when they fall and shatter. So I asked our staff to store the broken pieces. One day, I told them, we would turn these into something nice again.

Do You Blog?

Jul
8

THE QUESTION CAME OUT of nowhere, asked by a good friend, a Casa San Pablo regular, in fact. "Do you blog?" I had been asked that question many times before and usually I have a quick answer: "Not often enough." But maybe because he asked so earnestly, I had to pause before throwing out my usual defense line.

Staying True to Our Roots

Jun
17

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS, WHEN all our weekend guests have checked out, are quiet times at Casa San Pablo. This is when the staff comes together to learn from each other about what our guests' need and what we can do better for them.

Palayokan Fame

May
13

ONCE I OVERHEARD a rather animated conversation between two of our guests who were chatting at our veranda:

Guest 1: “Hoy! May pottery barn daw sila dito. Punta tayo! Tingnan natin.”

Guest 2: “Anong pottery barn?”

Guest 1: “Ha?! Hindi mo alam?!”

Guest 2: “Hindi nga, eh.”

Lovely Month of May

May
12

THE RAIN POURED right before dawn, a refreshing burst of coolness after a rather warm night. When the sun peeped out, our garden burst into life. I was barely awake, but the view from our window lured me out of bed and out the front door. Still in my night clothes, I took a stroll, unable to resist the morning colors.

P&G Regional Executives Try Out The Native Cooking Tour

Apr
20

WE HAD A happy mix of participants from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and Japan for our cooking tour. IT Executives of multinational P&G gathered together in the Philippines  and kicked off their getting-to-know-you activities with a culinary adventure at Casa San Pablo.

Meralco's Internal Audit Department Takes the CSP Native Cooking Tour

Apr
14

WHAT I LIKE the most about our native cooking tours is the opportunity to learn from our participants. Coconut cooking is so deeply entrenched in our culture that many of our participants have had their own unique and nostalgic experiences with gata cooking.

Fun & Games for Jag Jeans Philippines

Apr
14

SOMETIMES IT IS the opportunity to be child-like and enjoy the simple games of our childhood that helps bring teams together. Thank you Jag Jeans Philippines for bringing your child-like enthusiasm and youthful vibe to Casa San Pablo.

Craft Escape

Apr
8

BECOMING A CRAFTER was not one of my early aspirations. I thought myself too butterfingered, too impatient, and hopelessly deprived of innate artistry to ambition to be one. To a certain extent, I still believe that.

B&Bs That Serve Excellent Food

Mar
25

Thank you Yahoo! Southeast Asia for featuring Casa San Pablo's market-fresh and home-cooked food. It feels so good to be appreciated. Read about it here.

Dreaming of Weddings At Casa San Pablo

Mar
25

WE HAD AN IMPROMPTU New Year's Eve concert at Casa San Pablo. It was unplanned and unexpected and that made it even more beautiful. It seems that the creative energies we stirred up all through out 2012 attracted a pool of very talented guests on the last day of the year. Some were old friends, others we just met that day.

Fostering Teamwork Through Native Cooking

Oct
25

IT WAS AN outdoor adventure, a fishing trip, a cooking competition, and a teambuilding activity all rolled into one.

Clay Play

Jun
15

There was a moment as I walked the empty hall—where we had just set up clay work areas for 35 students in five long tables with half a kilo of terra-cotta clay each and trays of sculpting tools—when I felt I had crossed the threshold of a dream.

Teambuilding Under the Acacia

Apr
27

We are often told that one of the reasons why groups enjoy having their teambuilding activities Casa San Pablo is because there is enough room to be flexible. I like to think that our place is what you make it. Its beauty and creativity are drawn out by people who are willing to think out of the box and enjoy life's little surprises.