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The eight reasons you should check out the new Zee Lifestyle website

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Out with the old and in with the new. In line with celebrating 20 years of being Cebu’s premier lifestyle bible, Zee Lifestyle proudly announces the launch of a bigger and better website, designed to showcase the best of our features and pave the way for us to become Cebu’s online lifestyle authority.

So what does our much-improved website mean for our loyal readers? We break down the reasons you should check us more often—that is, if you haven’t set your homepage to us just yet.

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Familiar look, better features

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The new Zee Lifestyle homepage

The Zee Lifestyle website retains the easy-to-navigate interface that frequent visitors recognize and new guests won’t find completely overwhelming. It does pack a few punches here and there in terms of features. Our homepage is now comprised of the most recent articles from various sections such as People, Travel, Shopping and Dining, giving visitors a preview of everything we have to offer. The navigation menu is more streamlined so you can find articles of your interest. Additionally, the updated font family makes reading our articles easy on the eyes.

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A more dynamic sidebar

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A sidebar with links to other articles from the website

You’re going to wind up lingering in our website a little bit longer. Besides highlighting our most recent issue, the new sidebar contains links to our most popular articles, to our most recently published content, as well as to posts that you might like. We retain the mini-gallery of our Instagram posts so you can see what the team is currently up to, and a new search box makes searching for particular articles easier.

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Updates straight to your e-mail

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Enter your e-mail address to get updates

As of press time, our talented web developer Patrick Tsesemeli and online editor Michael Sanchez are currently working on perfecting the newsletter. Sign up, and you get website updates straight to your e-mail address, as well as information on our popular giveaways and other exciting promos (The Ultimate Travel Deals, anyone?).

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Advertising space, finally

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The Partners section is a space where YOU can place your ads

With everything moving towards the digital age, Zee Lifestyle understands the need to strengthen its online presence. Besides our current endeavors, we now offer our partners the much-anticipated option to advertise on a premium space on our new website. For more information, click this link.

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Extra, extra!

Download your free copy of the Hotel Edition

Download your free copy of the Hotel Edition

The internet loves free stuff, and Zee Lifestyle loves giving it. Alongside our abundance of original and magazine-derived content, we’re giving away complimentary editions of the Zee Lifestyle Directory, Cebu’s #1 city guide and usually available in hotels, resorts and restaurants. Simply click here to claim your copies.

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Be on the scene

The Parties section is where you can see YOUR photos

The Parties section is where you can see YOUR photos

Who doesn’t love to be featured online? Our Parties section contains galleries from the hottest events in town. Subscribe to Zee Lifestyle, and you get invitations to even more exclusive sorties, thereby increasing your chances of being on our website. Our Locales section, in which we ask Cebuanos about their favorite places in the Queen City, remains to be one of our website’s most popular features as well.

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Subscriptions made easier

The new Subscription form

The new Subscription form

A new and improved Subscriptions section will definitely change your life. Getting the latest editions of Zee Lifestyle straight to your doorstep is just a simple matter of filling out a form, and in the coming weeks you would have the option of paying via Paypal. Our digital editions are also available via Magzter.

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More original content

Our post on the top places to do #OOTD and #foodporn is one of our website's most popular original content

Our post on the top places to do #OOTD and #foodporn is one of our website’s most popular original content

As much as all these other features are designed to make your web experience better, the heart of the Zee Lifestyle website is in its contents. The team is continuously working to serve you with fresh and original content that would be relevant to you, from exclusive website-only articles to popular listicles you won’t be able to resist reading.

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What do you think about our new website? What else can we do to make browsing through our website better?  Zee Lifestyle would love to hear from you. E-mail us your feedback today!

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CEBU KALEIDO: A Night of Fashion and Celebration at Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa

Miranda Konstatinidou’s beautiful beach wear and jewellery worn by her guests at an intimate beach party at Crimson Resort in Mactan. Konplott is Miranda’s luxury fashion accessory brand sold in Europe, worn by fashion icons and celebrities (no, it’s not sold locally) while her exclusive beach wear in silk are fabric designed by her, are also sold in high end resorts around the world. Meanwhile, Crimson Resort in Mactan will officially close temporarily for a makeover as most of their beachfront villas were damaged heavily by last December.s super typhoon Odette. Here’s to a great reopening of Crimson in a few months. (photography by Steffen Billhardt)

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Largest Skechers Store in the Philippines 
Opens at Ayala Center Cebu

Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™, is continuing its expansion in the Philippines with the opening of its largest store in the country at Ayala Center Cebu.

Following the recent opening of five (5) locations in Metro Manila and one (1) in North Luzon, the new Skechers store in the queen city of the south, Cebu City, is in the heart of the region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, and sets the global lifestyle brand up to deliver stylish and innovative footwear and apparel to more Filipinos in the Visayas.

 

“We are delighted to continue our expansion in the country with the opening of our largest store in the Philippines here at Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City,” shared Skechers Philippines country manager Sue Pasustento. “With its prime location and an extensive offering of Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories, this store will be a showpiece for the brand and allow more Cebuanos to directly experience the comfort, style and innovation that defines Skechers around the world.”

Located on the 1st Floor of Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City, the latest Skechers store in the Philippines features a mid-century modern style inspired design, opening the interior space to bring in the outdoors. The 3,400-square-foot store will offer a wide range of Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories including fashion product, lifestyle looks and Skechers Performance shoes for sport enthusiasts, including Skechers GO WALK, one of the brand’s best-selling categories.

Skechers’ offering is enhanced with the company’s signature comfort innovations—including its patented Skechers Arch Fit Technology™, Skechers Max Cushioning Technology™, Skechers Hyper Burst Technology™, Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam®, Skechers Relaxed Fit Technology™ and Skechers Stretch Fit Technology™.

Skechers’ wide selection of versatile and functional apparel, which include hoodies, jackets, sportswear and shirts, as well as socks, backpacks and hats, allows consumers to dress head-to-toe in active lifestyle looks. 

Established in 1992, Skechers’ reputation for style, innovation, quality, and comfort have helped the brand expand worldwide. In 2021, the company transitioned its operations in the Philippines, becoming a directly owned operations and expanding its capital investment in the country. Skechers now has five stores in Metro Manila and seven total retail destinations across the Philippines.

 

About Skechers USA Philippines, Inc. and Skechers USA, Inc.

Skechers USA Philippines, Inc. is operated by Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), The Comfort Technology Company based in Southern California. Skechers designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in over 180 countries and territories through department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through digital stores and 4,308 Company- and third-party-owned physical retail stores. The Company manages its international business through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners, and distributors. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Citizens of the World: CAMPAIGN 2KRAINE

Asmara Urban Resort and Lifestyle Village

Citizens of the World: CAMPAIGN 2KRAINE

By Eva Gullas

“We are all citizens of the world. What’s good for you, must be good for all. If you are lost, share a plate with a stranger… you will find who you are.”

-Jose Andres, renowned Spanish Chef and founder of World Central Kitchen

 

Chef José Andrés

Where there are humanitarian disasters, you will find the volunteers of World Central Kitchen.  In their midst will be local chefs, most of them inspired by its iconic founder, celebrity chef José Andrés. Founded in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in  2010, World Central Kitchen established its “chef network,” of global professional chefs. The vision was for a kind of “chefs without borders” program where volunteers would enact positive change by cooking using local knowledge and resources. Last year, they even came to the island of Siargao in response to an Instagram plea for help after typhoon Odette almost levelled this idyllic paradise. WCK sponsored 2 community kitchens for 2 months serving 250 to 500 meals per day in Siargao.

WCK at Siargao with volunteers, December 2021. (Photo courtesy of Ai-Ai Garcia)

Chef José Andrés was born in Spain where he honed his culinary skills at the eponymous El Bulli under Ferran Adria. By the time he moved to the US in 1991, he was well on his way to being part of the celebrity chefs, with his Bazaar restaurant at the then SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills a favorite hang-out for Hollywood stars. Michelin stars and James Beard awards followed closely. These days though, Jose Andres spends his time in kitchens all over the world while his top rated chain of restaurants in the US continue to thrive. There’s a Bazaar restaurant at Las Vegas and Miami, and if you happen to be in the area, check out their amazing servings – it’s worth the splurge especially since it is owned by this great humanitarian!

The Bazaar Restaurant in Miami

With the Ukraine invasion delivered to us in sharp details tru social media and TV, it’s hard to ignore. And so, it was a natural conversation to be able to do something about it even in a small way. On a full-moon evening a few days ago, joining us at a beachside home for dinner was Matthew Wood, the German singer guest of Miranda Konstantiniduo who is here for a few days to shoot his latest music video. Sated with a good meal by the sea, we idly discussed a fund raising event with Matthew. We have been so engrossed with local politics and a looming election in just 2 months, that it was refreshing to talk about something bigger than our small world. Butch Carungay, seated in front of me, took the idea to heart and by the following day, he had the graphics for the event, and a ready rolodex of possible donors for the silent auction. Getting on board the following night was Carlo Cordaro, who happily lent us the second level of Asmara Resort. To complement Matthew, Cebuana singer Doods Osmena also will belt out a few songs. An impressive list of items for the silent auction is being compiled by Butch, composed of overnight stays at top resorts, artworks and furniture pieces from named artists.  We will post a list on the day of event. 

German singer Matthew Wood

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Ribbon designed by Butch Carungay for guests at the fund raising event

It is sponsored by Zee Publications Inc., in our first foray after having been dormant during the pandemic and typhoon Odette. Zee will soon be launching a new artsy printed magazine called Eatz Cebu! 

This Friday, March 25, at 6pm, we open the doors of Asmara Urban Resort (see map) for this fundraising where we hope you can join us by donating a minimum of $50 to the World Central Kitchen directly at https://wck.org/donate. It will be an evening of fun and fundraising, and entry is tru an email or digital receipt of your donation. 

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On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. By February 25, 2022, Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen (WCK) was on the ground serving free wholesome meals to those fleeing the violence. Chef Andrés and his volunteers have already served more than one million meals to Ukrainian refugees, from basements, train stations, and shelters. Still, cooking and distributing food in a war zone comes with unique challenges. “We began operations…over two weeks ago inside Lviv,” says Andrés. “The last two days we saw some missiles falling down. So, the western side of Ukraine, that actually was a safe haven for many Ukrainians leaving war, is already kind of feeling like the war is getting closer.” For Andrés, it’s a humanitarian necessity and a call he answers. “The least we can do at World Central Kitchen is be next to them – making sure they will be fed every day.”

SOURCE: MSNBC

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