Zee Lifestyle, Cebu’s premiere lifestyle bible, explores the world of the contemporary Filipino man with this year’s edition of the Men’s Issue.
On the cover is the charming showbiz personality Piolo Pascual. The Sun Life Financial ambassador gets candid about moving past his matinee idol status and figuring out his legacy.
Piolo joins a roster of modern-day Filipino gentlemen, including Justin Alfafara, Jom Gonzales, Ken and Kaz Onozawa, Sam Salimbago, Richard Sharpe and Gino Visitacion of Spectrum; Tony Alfonso, Kenneth Dagatan, Vince Lucero and Chad Nimor of Drop Decay; Paolo Rigotti, and John Solon.
This year’s bachelorettes Desiree Grauel, Jessika Knight, Andrea Pateña, Issa Perez and Miles Semblante get together for a slumber party where they dish about the dating scene in Cebu and what guys do that drive them crazy—be it in a good way or a bad way.
Get to know the purveyors of the craft beer industry in Cebu: Cebu Brewing Company’s James Abilla, The Cebruery’s Taylor and Toni Marie Despojo, and The Monastery’s Louis and Honey Thevenin and Chef Anthony Simon.
Read more in Zee Lifestyle’s Men’s Issue, out this month. Grab your copies at National Bookstore and Fully Booked. For subscriptions, click here, or download the Magzter app on your device and search for ‘Zee Lifestyle’.
LONDON IN FULL BLOOM: An Exclusive Look at the recent Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show in London, one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the world, returned in full glory in May 2023, captivating visitors with its stunning displays and landscape designs. Held annually on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, this year’s show proved to be a true feast for the senses, showcasing an array of breathtaking gardens, vibrant floral arrangements, and innovative landscaping. The 3-day event showcased 36 outdoor gardens, including four balcony gardens for small spaces. Inside the giant pavilion, blooms compete with each other, exotic flowers, roses, and many more.
The 2023 Chelsea Flower Show embraced a Nature’s Harmony theme, with a strong focus on sustainability and mental health. The show’s organizers emphasized the importance of sustainable gardening practices and biodiversity conservation, inspiring attendees to create beautiful outdoor spaces while preserving and protecting the environment.
What’s Cebu got to do with the Chelsea Flower Show in London? One person. James Doran Webb (https://www.jamesdoranwebb.co.uk), an Englishman working with driftwood, has been displaying his artworks for several years. James collects cast-off driftwood and shapes them into beautiful animal shapes that find places in some of the most iconic gardens. Leaping horses, owls, reindeer, and the occasional dragon, James Webb’s creations are avidly collected by landscapers to add accent to gardens in all sizes, using cast-off wood, fitting perfectly with the sustainable element—something Mr. Webb has done quite well for the last decade.
The Philippine International Flower Festival will be held at the PICC in Manila from January 14 to 18, 2024. Watch out for more info from our website!