Cebu warms up with Cebu Liv­ing’s trop­i­cal sa­fari launch

Art, food, cul­ture, and in­spir­ing per­son­al­i­ties meet at the re­lease of Cebu Liv­ing mag­a­zine’s maiden is­sue

Cebu Living - - Contents - By DIANNE PINEDA

Tavolata Bar and Restau­rant in Man­daue, Cebu be­came a lit­tle trop­i­cal par­adise with the re­lease of Cebu Liv­ing mag­a­zine last Sept. 11. Hosted by life­style colum­nist Tessa Pri­eto-Valdes, the event opened with a speech from Hinge In­quirer Pub­li­ca­tions’ group pub­lisher, Bea Ledesma. “Cebu is a city all its own, with its own cul­ture and lan­guage, and we’re so hon­ored to be able to work with Cebu’s finest, colum­nists and writ­ers who un­der­stand the nat­u­ral nu­ance of their home city,” Ledesma said. Led by ed­i­tor at large April Rama, with Jude Ba­calso, the colum­nist for food, and Kym­berly Mait­land-Smith for beauty, the mag­a­zine gives read­ers a rec­og­niz­able voice from the per­spec­tive of Ce­buanos.

The mag­a­zine fea­tured in­no­va­tive fur­ni­ture de­signer Vito Selma on the cover of its maiden is­sue, high­light­ing his lat­est works and re­cent ven­ture into the culi­nary space. “I love how Cebu Liv­ing shows a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive of my city through fresh pho­tog­ra­phy and con­tent,” Selma said. “It’s re­ally great that we have a mag­a­zine fo­cused purely on Cebu and is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­one. I’m grate­ful for this cover fea­ture and I would like to thank the team for mak­ing it a great first-time ex­pe­ri­ence.”

TERESIN MEN­DE­ZONA, CAR­MEN CAMP­BELL, BUD SALA, AND PAULINE HOFER

PA­TRICE RAMOS-DIAZ, VITO SELMA, AND TWEETIE DE LEON-GON­ZA­LEZ

SANDY PRI­ETO-RO­MUALDEZ, BEA LEDESMA, AND TESSA PRI­ETO-VALDES

JUDE BA­CALSO, KYM­BERLY MAIT­LAND-SMITH, AND TESSA PRI­ETO-VALDES

AGNES HUET­TEL, APRIL RAMA, AND GREGG HUET­TEL

PINKY CHANG AND AM­PAR­ITO LHUIL­LIER

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