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This Is How a Fashion Designer Does a Trip to the Philippines

Craving a getaway? Click through Monique Lhuillier’s travel diary from the island of Cebu—it’s kinda the same thing.

By: Meagan Wilson

If you’re sitting at your desk or listlessly scrolling through your phone, chances are you could deal with a getaway. Consider Monique Lhuillier’s Philippines travel diary, below, a mini-vacation for your brain: we dare you to scroll through the images of mangos cut into flowers and the sunny shores of Cebu and be able to swear you don’t feel the vitamin D radiating through your screen. We can swear we did.

“Every year, my family and I go to the Philippines for the holidays.”Read More

“My travel partners. Went with my sister and family that live in Paris.”Read More

“Packing essentials.”Read More

“Good morning! Breakfast at Mom’s house in Cebu. Best mangoes in the world! Also my favorite.”Read More

“Exploring the island of Cebu.”Read More

“Vacation city style.”Read More

“Welcome to my childhood home! Christmas at Mom’s house.”Read More

“Christmas dinner, seafood paella. Yum!”Read More

“Next we traveled to Pamalican Island Amanpulo Resort. Pristine beaches, only accessible by plane. 300 inhabitants, no cars, only golf carts for transportation.”Read More

“Cerulean sky and turquoise sea merge at Amanpulo, a whisper-quiet private island retreat in the Philippines. Part of the Cuyo Archipelago, northeast of Palawan Island, guests arrive by private plane to the island’s own airstrip.”Read More

“Beach villa.”Read More

“Island style.”Read More

“Aerial view of us on the beach—heaven.”Read More

“Beautiful beaches with clear blue water.”Read More

“Beach lunch: arugula salad with fresh parmesan.”Read More

“Boating around the island to snorkel and feed the fish.”Read More

“Sunset cruise.”Read More

“Hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour on the boat.”Read More

“Breakfast and morning yoga.”Read More

“Daily beach walks. Wearing Audrey sunglasses.”Read More

“Island style.”Read More

“Chocolate lava cake on the island.”Read More

“Happy New Year! Sunset view.”Read More

“Last night in paradise. Dinner under the stars. Lechon de Leche, a Filipino delicacy.”Read More

“Seafood paella at Amanpulo.”Read More

“Heading back to L.A.!”Read More

“Till next time!”Read More

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