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You’re invited to Zee Lifestyle’s Entertaining issue

Zee Lifestyle, Cebu’s premier lifestyle bible, is set to play hostess-with-the-mostest with the release of the November 2016 Food & Entertaining issue.

Zee Lifestyle, Cebu’s premier lifestyle bible, is set to play hostess-with-the-mostest with the release of the November 2016 Food & Entertaining issue.

Zee Lifestyle's November 2016 Food & Entertaining Issue: The Mactan Newtown (Photography by Oliver Echevarria/Makeup by Janice Barillo and Nicko de la Peña/Shot on location at The Mactan Newtown Beach)

Zee Lifestyle’s November 2016 Food & Entertaining Issue: The Mactan Newtown (Photography by Oliver Echevarria/Makeup by Janice Barillo and Nicko de la Peña/Fashion styling by Blaq Mafia/Set styling by Vanessa East/Furniture from Living ‘n Style/Shot on location at The Mactan Newtown Beach)

This edition is the ultimate guide to preparing for the holidays. A Guide to Entertaining is a collection of tips and tricks, as well as recipes, for throwing all those parties this season. Adding further to the festive inspirations, Cebu’s newest dining spots Circa 1900, Trattoria da Gianni, Cocina de la Casa and The Pig & Palm whip up special Christmas-themed menus we’re sure you’re going to want to try out. Meanwhile, we gather a roster of personalities for The Breakfast Club. Deborah Hayes, Gretchen Choa-Uy, K.D. Tiu, Mikaela Pacubas and Juanita Romualdez share morning rituals you’ll want to incorporate into your routines.

On the cover are Roma Villarama, Gigi Mantaring and Beatrice Lim from Concentrix, Manulife and The Results Companies respectively—all top locators inside the major township development The Mactan Newtown. The ladies discover the luxury and lifestyle of bringing the workplace to the beach.

Guest editor Kate Dychangco-Anzani helms this issue, just right before showcasing her entertaining skills further with bespoke table settings to be displayed at Deezine happening from November 10-15, 2016 at Ayala Center Cebu. A continuation of Zee Lifestyle‘s 20th anniversary festivities and a launch for the November issue, the event is a curated shopping party featuring limited edition designer collections.

Alongside Kate’s table settings with Rustan’s and Pink Flora, the pop-up store will also have one-of-a-kind home accessories by Miranda Konstantinidou and Kitkat Lobaton, Lani Pasquet and Selina Romualdez, and several pieces by Francis Dravigny with Doro Barandino, Hannah Lim and Reena Gamboa. A special Zee Lifestyle capsule fashion collection will feature exclusive pieces by Arcy Gayatin, Cary Santiago, Jun Escario, OJ Hofer, Philip Rodriguez, Philipp Tampus, Dexter Alazas, Dino Lloren, Harley Ruedas, Mia Arcenas, Axel Que, Bree Esplanada, Celine Borromeo, Edward James Castro, Jessica Ouano and Mike Yapching. BPI cardholders, Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club members and Zee Lifestyle subscribers get 10% discount on all items.

Be there at the opening cocktails of Deezine. RSVP on Facebook.

Design

Trendy Renovation Ideas for the Home or Condo. Part 4

by Christa M. Cañizares IDr.

Part 4:  Upgrade your Choices

A.  Create different moods with lighting. The use of warm colored indirect lighting such as lamps, colored LED back lights, or even string lights can create a cozy and relaxing vibe after a day’s work.

 

Beautiful lighting can transform a small modern apartment.

 

B.)  Convert to smart home systems. From door locks, CCTV cameras, you’ll also be able to control and turn on lights, appliances even if you’re away from home. All you need is a wifi connection and the applications on your mobile phone.

Smart phone apps can also control lights and home appliances.

C.) Hire a professional interior designer. We always get an impression that hiring a professional would be expensive, but they actually help you make the best choices and save you from making bad purchases.

Go over design options and your color palette with a professional interior designer to get better results and save more.

 

IDr. Christa M. Cañizares, piid
Founding Member, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers – Cebu Chapter
Principal Designer, CMC Interior Design
Specializes in residential and commercial design.
A homebody and renovation aficionado.

 

 

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Design

Trendy Renovation Ideas for the Home or Condo. Part 3

Trendy Home & Condo Renovation Tips. Part 3

by Christa M. Cañizares IDr.

Part 3: Maximize Impact of Small Spaces

A.)  Storage spaces. You can go with concealed storage systems such as built-in cabinets on walls, under the bed or seating. Keep the items that you use often more reachable than the occasional ones. Choose what works best for your space and for your convenience.

There are many affordable storage options to de-clutter your room.

B.)  Showcase your collection of interesting conversation pieces, like items you acquire from past travels, an artwork, an heirloom, coffee table books or a collector’s item. Make sure to save a special place for them in your home.

Your personal collections can be nice decorative pieces.

C.)  Move things around to attract renewed energy into your space. May it be moving a sofa to the adjacent wall, creating a dining nook near a window, shuffling your accessories on to a different shelf? Little efforts go a long way.

Update your living/family areas with bright color accents that complement the dining area.

 

IDr. Christa M. Cañizares, piid
Founding Member, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers – Cebu Chapter
Principal Designer, CMC Interior Design
Specializes in residential and commercial design.
A homebody and renovation aficionado.

 

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Design

Trendy Renovation Ideas for the Home or Condo. Part 2

by Christa M. Cañizares IDr.

Part 2:  Create Visual Interest

A.)  Update your space with a fresh coat of paint. Some would love the white / minimalist theme, but one must also not be afraid to make a bold statement and have an accent wall, or even a wall mural.

A new coat of paint can add that bold accent to your kitchen or room.

B.)  Mix materials and textures to create depth and contrast. Wallpaper is an amazing decorative material that you can use for an instant upgrade. Another inexpensive approach is to use patterns and texture on soft furnishings such as curtains, pillows and sheets.

A right mix of fabrics and textures gives an earthy color palette that sophisticated feel.

C.)  Setting up a coffee station, bar carts, vinyl corner, or workstation seems to be a trend to the young professionals nowadays.  Add functional pieces that serve as décor at the same time.

Your personal work space can show off your favorite items and will be your inspiration to be productive.

 

IDr. Christa M. Cañizares, piid
Founding Member, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers – Cebu Chapter
Principal Designer, CMC Interior Design
Specializes in residential and commercial design.
A homebody and renovation aficionado.

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