Since our last Mother-Apprentice (a.k.a MothApp) vacation in Seoul, we hadn’t gone on any out-of-town trips save the occasional “Inspiration Break” to our favorite jaunt at Publika. Even that has been somewhat sporadic. Having seen a couple of photos posted on my friend’s FB page, an idea crossed my mind that I could make a MothApp trip to Ipoh, primarily to experience a boutique hotel in Malaysia.
Why? Simply because the interior fit-out was BANGING!
Sadly, I’ve yet to come across one in Kuala Lumpur that can be considered as boutique hotel. So, I was willing to drive 2.5 hrs north of KL just to inhale the environment!
However, thanks to serendipity (i.e. no-water crisis at home), we left a night earlier than our planned one-night stay at M Boutique and departed for Ipoh at 2000hrs. Okay, we can do two nights in the quiet “Retirement Town”.
Having Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae, Mamamoo and Apprentice keeping me company, we safely arrived at our destination at 2230hrs. Thank goodness traffic was rather light going North that evening.
So, imagine us unfurling our legs out of the car, stretching our tired selves and walked into this…
I suddenly experienced some visual challenges because my eyes were roaming EVERYWHERE, absorbing and cataloging every little thing within that space. Apprentice was indeed as gobsmacked as I was. NOTHING like this existed in our corner of the peninsula!
I swear, that Verbena collection will fly off the shelves at Mach 3 if they were made available at the M Store next to the lobby… 😉