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LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it here, but I’m a product of Antipolo City. I spent most of my childhood running around our family compound situated at the end of Sumulong Highway. Our compound was known as the White House.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

We’ve sold our property there, but a relative of ours kept their home and converted it into a resort. The resort is now named LeBlanc. In the last month alone, I’ve been to LeBlanc Resort twice. Had a Pressed Flowers workshop once, and a family reunion/sleepover once.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

Tita Myrna made this mural in honor of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. I wrote about the Antipolo Cathedral in a previous entry HERE.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

When we were younger, we kept bugging our parents and grandparents for a swimming pool. It wasn’t until now, over a decade later, that our childhood wish came true.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

Food at LeBlanc is delicious. We were served plates of food tasting during the Pressed Flowers workshop. What a treat that was! At our family gathering, my Japanese aunt gave in to my request of DIY sushi. Yummy.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

Beautiful flower arrangements are all around LeBlanc. I was so tempted to steal this bouquet to press the petals for later.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

The Pressed Flowers workshop was an intimate gathering. It was a group of family and friends–the best kind of crafting, for sure.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

I wasn’t able to take photos of everyone’s work (because we were too busy making things). Here are a few shots I managed to sneak in that afternoon.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

Gotta love them flowers.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

The next workshop will be on August 17, at Hey Kessy Studio in Quezon City. Sign up for the workshop HERE.

I Try DIY | LeBlanc Resort Antipolo

A Newfound Love for Flowers

I think I was in highschool when my Mom started making pieces with Pressed Flowers. Her pieces were hung in every house we ever lived in. It was one of those special things she gifted at weddings and birthdays. I was never the flower loving type of girl, and yet I’d always marvel at Mom’s work.

This piece right here is one of my favorites. It has an assortment of flowers native to Alaska–picked and pressed at different seasons. It’s hung somewhere in our home in Anchorage.

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