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24 Hours in Cebu: Design Destinations

One day is certainly too short to see everything Cebu has to offer, but if you know what you’re looking for, one day just might be enough. Zee Lifestyle comes up with an itinerary for the design-inclined—with stops that include some of the most well-designed spots in Cebu, this is definitely a day that’ll offer up some visual inspiration.

 

2015-12 DIR final-1478:00 AM – Breakfast at Yolk

Start your day right with a hearty breakfast, and one at Yolk Coffee and Breakfast will definitely set the tone for a great day. The quirky, Instagram-worthy interiors will charm you once you walk in, but the selection of breakfast items (served all day) will have you falling in love. The Chorizo and Eggs in a Pan are a hearty selection, and the Eggs Benny gives the classic a twist a calamansi-infused hollandaise. Don’t forget a cup of joe—their coffee is some of the best in Cebu.
80 Tres Borces St., Mabolo, Cebu City
(032) 231 0411 | yolkcafeph.com

 

2015-12 DIR final-14810:00 AM – Kenneth Cobonpue Showroom Tour

A designer who continuously gains recognition for his fluid and innovative designs, Kenneth Cobonpue’s showroom is definitely a stop to make in the city for design enthusiasts.
3A General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
(032) 233 4045 | kennethcobonpue.com

 

2015-12 DIR final-14912:00 NN – Lunch at House of Lechon

A good number of locals will vehemently pronounce Carcar lechon as the best version of the roasted pig on the island—trouble is, tourists would have to drive more than an hour south to try the juicy meat and flavorful dipping sauce. That, fortunately, is no longer the case, with House of Lechon serving up the Carcar delicacy in the heart of the city, as well as original and spicy versions of the famous pig. And served in a cozy space conceptualized by none other than Vito Selma, it’s a pretty, photo-op worthy stop to your tour.
Acacia Street, Cebu City
(032) 231 0958 | Facebook

 

2015-12 DIR final-1502:00 PM – HoliCow

A portmanteau for Holistic Coalition, and a clever play on words, Holicow is a showroom that brings together local talent and celebrates creativity and innovation. The space hosts pieces from Debbie Palao, Detalia Aurora, Hacienda Crafts, Bunso, Neil Felipp, among others. The extensive collection ranges from furniture and home decor, to accessories and even fabric dolls.
Crossroads Mall, Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
(032) 232 0465 | holicow.ph

 

2015-12 DIR final-1514:00 PM – Coffee at UNOS

The team behind UNOS Design Cafe was actually in the business of restoring vintage motorcycles, but when it came time to find a new place for their workshop, they decided to put in a cafe as well. It turns out to be just our luck, with UNOS decorated with the same attention to detail put into their bikes. From the individually hand-painted stools, the color-washed wooden tables or the mural on the white walls, your eyes will have a great time taking it all in while enjoying a cup of coffee and one of their amazing chicken curry puffs.
A. Del Rosario Street, Guizo, Mandaue City
(032) 520 9225 | unosdesign.com

 

2015-12 DIR final-1527:00 PM – Dinner at Kairos

After a meaty mid-day meal, try something a little bit lighter at the Kairos Culinary Loft. The Pinterest-esque rooftop restaurant is by reservations only and serves delicious plant-based cuisine, with The Lazy Chef Chip Lopez hoping to educate Cebuanos about healthy eating. The menu changes everyday, depending on what’s available in the market or what Chip harvests from her own rooftop garden. With a wide range of flavors using spices, sauces and fresh vegetables, you’re definitely not going to miss the meat.
Mandaue City | Facebook

 

2015-12 DIR final-1538:30 PM – Nightcap at Qube Gallery

What better way to end a day than with a glass of cold beer, and Qube has whatever it is that you may fancy. The selection includes beers from all around the world, as well as locally brewed ones from Cebu Brewing Company. Besides the refreshing brewskies, take time to explore the gallery’s exhibition of the moment, which usually features local artists–both young and old. It’s an artistic answer to the nightcap, and one that’s perfect to wrap up a full day.
Crossroads Mall, Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
0918 807 4175 | qubegallery.ph

 

by Shari Quimbo
Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, December-January 2016. Like Zee Lifestyle Directory on Facebook.

 

Featured image from Travelieu.com.

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Trade in Your Old Watch and Save Big on a New Timepiece at The Watch Store

Watches are an essential part of any outfit, providing you with both style and functionality. But despite their timeless appeal, many people leave their old watches unused at home. If you have an old watch lying around or are considering an upgrade, The Watch Store has a special limited offer: bring in your old watch, and in return, you’ll get a new one at a discounted price!

As the official retailer of renowned international watch brands such as Tissot, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, and Bering, The Watch Store offers a collection of watches that embodies refined quality, high performance, durability, and unparalleled precision. With a diverse range of designs, from classic sophistication to modern innovation, there’s always a watch tailored to capture your style for any occasion. This makes our watches an exceptional upgrade from your old watch and a valuable addition to your collection.

They accept all old watches, regardless of their brand, type, and condition. When you bring a Swiss watch brand, you’ll enjoy 35% off on a single watch purchase, 25% off for a Japanese brand, and 18% off for other brand or non-brand watches. These discounts apply only to selected watches.

So hurry, time is ticking! Don’t miss this chance to trade in your old watch exclusively at The Watch Store Cebu from June 13-17 and at Tempus Ayala Center Cebu from June 27-July 1, and take home a new timepiece for less than its original price!

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A Moving Feast: Cebu Food and Wine Festival 2024 Opens in NUSTAR Resort

by Kara Mae M. Noveda

Taste Cebu! That is how the invitation goes for the two-day opening salvo of this year’s Cebu Food and Wine Festival (CFWF) held at the NUSTAR Resort Cebu. When the doors opened in the plush ballrooms last June 1, more than a thousand guests were treated to a moving feast for all the senses. Setting this year’s festival apart, the CFWF board of organizers put on a multi-sensory approach. Bringing their vision board to life, the opening gala brought large-scale visuals to complement an array of innovative culinary creations. After all, we also taste with our eyes.

Meticulously prepared local-inspired dishes with overflowing wine and alcoholic drinks filled the three tasting zones: Wave, Peak, and Warmth–with each themed zone serving a taste of a distinct aspect of Cebuano food culture.

Beginning with the Wave Tasting Zone that capitalizes on the coastal freshness of the island of Cebu. The emblematic dishes in this zone are bakasi (saltwater eel) stuffed cornmeal topped with bakasi bones and local sea urchin & tarurot (this is sea urchin blended with deep-fried baby squid floss plated in a sea urchin shell). Chef David Thien and his team also served refreshing cold noodles.

Next, the Peak Tasting Zone highlights the mountainous area west and east of Cebu. From these farm-rich areas, you get good produce transformed into incredible base ingredients for memorable local dishes: manok Bisaya (local chicken) and everyone’s favorite, Cebu Lechon. Crowds flocked into the lechon station manned by Chef Sau del Rosario, known in the culinary world as “The Godfather of Philippine Cuisine.”

Finally, the Warmth Tasting Zone celebrates the exciting city life that Cebu also has to offer. Big cities are a melting pot of different cultures, so you’re right to expect fusion dishes in this zone. Samples of exciting hybrid dishes include the coconut wine-marinated conch shell sisig served in corn tortillas and Chef Lisa Revilla-Thien’s Hamachi salad.

The festival’s honored guest, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco, who walked with the media members for a preview, emphasizes the importance of gastronomy tourism. The DOT is keen on supporting programs that elevate the country’s culinary portfolio.

The Cebu Food and Wine Festival is a month-long June festival featuring over 60 pocket events spread in over 40 participating restaurants and 20 hotels.

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The Homes of Zee–Holiday Edition: Christmas House No. 3

Christmas House No. 3

Check out why this holiday home is on our list of 12 Cebu homes this season. Zee.ph offers a glimpse of Cebu’s holiday homes from far and wide. Please follow our series as we bring you a different home in the next few days!

Welcome to Christmas Home No. 3, where the season’s spirit is adorned in elegant white hues. This cozy abode is nestled near Cebu’s bustling IT Park, which radiates tradition and festive cheer. The homeowners, a delightful couple, eagerly await the arrival of their only daughter and her family from Manila.

As you enter this winter wonderland, a white Christmas tree takes center stage, adorned with glistening ornaments that shimmer in the soft glow of fairy lights. The white decor creates an atmosphere reminiscent of a snowy holiday retreat. Opting for a white-themed Christmas isn’t just a stylistic choice; it’s an invitation to embrace simplicity, purity, and serenity during the festive season. The neutral palette provides a canvas for creativity, allowing each ornament to stand out and making memories more vibrant. It offers modern living and timeless elegance, creating a perfect backdrop for family celebrations. Peek inside the magic of a white Christmas as this welcoming home awaits the joyous reunion of loved ones.

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