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Prepare for the Holiday Season with Zee Lifestyle’s Food and Entertaining Issue

Zee Lifestyle, Cebu’s premiere lifestyle bible, teaches the art of living beautifully with this month’s Food & Entertaining issue.

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On the cover are Philippe Lhuillier and Carlos Yeung. As the visionaries behind new real estate company Diamond Hiland, Philippe and Carlos show what it’s like to live the high life with the 128 Nivel Hills, set to be an iconic addition to Cebu’s evolving vista.

Guest editor Kate Dychangco-Anzani puts together an extensive food and entertaining guide, just in time for the holiday season. Take inspiration for upcoming parties with themed dinner setups by Vito Selma, Tess Lampert, Rainier Grossman and Jaime Chua. Cook up the best dishes with top picks from Rustan’s Fresh and serve them in style with choice pieces from Allison Tyler’s home décor collection. Of course, the secret to a good party isn’t just about what’s on the table, as the charming hostess Nena Garcia proves.

Cebu has a fascinating mix of people who turned their passion for food and entertainment into something more fulfilling. Meet this year’s batch of foodtrepreneurs—Iñaki and Pepin Martinez of No. 9, Sarrita Pimentel of Café Sarree, and Michael Sanchez of Sweet Incantations Confectionery. Get to know Market Man and Zubuchon’s Joel Binamira, The Lazy Chef’s Chip Lopez, Cebu Trivia Night’s Alexis Yap, Leica Cruz and Jewel Jalandoni; as well as Dr. Steph Sitoy, who is representing the Philippines in this month’s Mrs. World 2014 pageant.

Explore the latest trends in food and dining, from the newest restaurants in Cebu, Manila and Europe to the most unusual takes on dishes such as The Fat Pig Homebaker’s meat cupcakes and World Pizza’s foie gras pizza.

Read more in Zee Lifestyle’s Food & Entertaining issue, out this month. Grab your copies at National Bookstore and Fully Booked. For subscriptions, visit, 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

Dame Judy Dench (center in white) with gallery owner, Jerry Sibal, Edwin Josue, writer Eva Gullas and artist James Doran-Webb.

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.

Princess Kate Middleton walking the booths at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Dame Judy Dench, who owns several of Webb’s pieces in her garden, with James Doran-Webb and Jerry Sibal discussing the works of James.

One of the flower arrangements competing at the show.

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.

One of the floral gazebo displays recycled chairs and salvaged materials.

Shops at the Chelsea Flower Show are mostly from sustainable materials.

What’s Cebu got to do with the Chelsea Flower Show in London? One person. James Doran Webb (, 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 impressive dragon of James Doran-Webb


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!

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