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Sunday, September 7, 2014

QiWellness Living: My Secret Sanctuary in Tagaytay

All my friends know me too well. I love visiting places that provide the privacy and much-needed quiet time that we all long for once in a while. When my dear friend and colleague Dr. Tina Lacaba mentioned about QiWellness Living in Tagaytay, she insisted that I go. She briefly described her experience there and despite the problems brought about by Typhoon Glenda, QiWellness Living openly welcomed them. She could not stop raving about it. 

One free weekend, I decided to drive to Tagaytay for a massage in QiWellness Living. I was not prepared to fall in love again. As soon as they opened those big red doors, my eyes couldn't stop looking at the view and all the details. I found another favorite place in the south. If you think Tagaytay could not get any better, think again.

QiWellness has given me another alternative when it comes to wellness, relaxation and dining (I usually frequent the favorites Antonio's and Sonya's Garden). Designed by Budji Layug and Royal Pineda Design Architects, QiWellness goes beyond its simple industrial (concrete) design. The moment you arrive, you are welcomed by the sound of a chau gong. That announces your arrival or any guest that would enter that commanding red door with brass lionhead knockers.

With all the design elements combined, it doesn't seem like you are in Tagaytay any more. QiWellness has been inspired by China's centuries-old architecture, cuisine and healing practices. However, it does not stop there. What they wanted was to bring something new to anyone visiting Tagaytay. They have integrated the newest in design and culinary techniques to give you a spectacular experience in this beautiful setting. 

The lobby.

Communal Dining. I am in love with beautiful chairs. It's like I am waiting for the Mad Hatter's party to start.

As you go down, you'll find the the Tea house + Opium Den. The first thing you'll notice is that authentic Chinese Pagoda that was brought in from China.