NORTH­ERN EX­PO­SURE

Real Living (Philippines) - - News - For a spe­cial be­hind-the-scenes video of our Baguio shoots, go to www.re­al­liv­ing.com.ph

Ah, Baguio—more than a week­end get­away, it’s a place that’s tied to mem­o­ries. And for most of us, the City of Pines is a hodge­podge of mem­o­ries: sen­sory de­lights such as plump straw­ber­ries, rain­bowhued walis, the crunch of pinecones un­der­foot, and ponies with blonde tufted manes. It is a pre­cious place that oc­cu­pies our mind with mem­o­ries of child­hood sum­mer va­ca­tions, lost loves, and nights out with friends on Ses­sion Road.

In the Real Liv­ing realm, it’s com­posed of vi­sions of high walls of araal, the soft patina of hand-carved wood, and creak­ing floor­boards that emit the scent of old pine. It is also a city of the pol­lu­tion and over con­tra­dic­tions—amidst de­vel­op­ment, there are still pock­ets of misty, oldworld charm; and among the kitschy things, there are finds that are artsy and cool.

This month, Real Liv­ing goes to Baguio and shares our jour­ney with you. In our Spe­cial Sec­tion on p. 22, we fea­ture new dé­cor shops and places to stay in, holes-in-the-wall that re­veal unique hand­crafted pieces, and quiet spots that let you take in the beauty of this charm­ing city. Hope­fully, even more mem­o­ries will stem from this ad­ven­ture.

CooL bEAns. THE RL STAFF WITH

(clock­wise from top left) PHOTOG DAIRY DAR­I­LAG, NAT CLAVE, RACHELLE ME­D­INA, KATHER­INE LOPEz, TALA SING­SON,

SUN­SHINE FUNA, PAULA DE GUz­MAN,

AND DAGNY MADAMBA WISH YOU

HAPPy HoL­i­DAys!

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