Davao Street Fashion

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Davao Street Fashion
The street is one of the most interesting places not just to watch people but to look at how people style their wardrobes to suit their individualities and preferences. It’s like a free flowing runway where you can see the latest frocks out of the rack, run in the mill fashion and occasionally designer vogue. 

As I see it, the way how people in the streets around the city dress, don’t show much flairs and verves in their styles. Unlike people in the streets of Paris, Milan, Japan, Korea and many other fashion-oriented cities that really post elements of refinements in their fashion choices. It’s like you’re watching first row in a runway of a European fashion week only that you’re sitting in a bench in these cities watching them passed you by. 

People in Davao modestly walk around in a street casual dress, shorts and tees and flip-flops, usual rugged denim and tank tops. There are peculiarly dressed, fashion adventurous peeps that sometimes emerge though, but they’re so rare, mostly people dress the way the other dresses. Well, reasons can be obvious - weather, economy, designer proximity can influence the styles and dressing habits of the people. 

Davao City’s street fashion is largely influence by the styles of mainstream mall brands, so there’s nothing much to expect from the varieties that were made in bulk out of the assembly line. 

I spotted this lady (inset) walking along San Pedro St. Clad in spaghetti strap top and mustard zipper shorts and finish it off with a mustard tote and a pair of nude thong sandals – typical tropical street fashion. 

For more tropical street fashion inspired pieces, be sure to check out Zalora Philippines.


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Café el Gato has been serving good food since 2009. I had my share of good times and good friends sharing good food by the clubhouse pool here years back. But because of its location where it is a bit far from downtown Davao, it’s only on exceptional occasions that I get to drive down here. And so when I get invited to join Princess Dizon Marfori for a Special Irish luncheon, I delightedly said yes. 

Café el Gato was initially intended to be a Mexican Restaurant, hence the name. But because of its location and upscale clientele, they thought offering international menu would be most appropriate as foodies are like bees, they'd love to explore and discover delicious no matter how distant or near the honey place would be. Right now, Café el Gato has great and diverse list of food options in their menu. But Ms. Marfori want to present more than their usual food spread. Something that’s less familiar yet interesting enough to discerning Davaoeno palates that bring in influences from her foreign travels and unique cultural food encounters abroad. 

77th Araw ng Davao 2014 Schedule of Activities

Hello there! 

Davao City will be celebrating its 77th Founding Anniversary this March 2014. Lots of exciting activities are lined for those who love to go out and celebrate. Here’s a schedule you can follow throughout the rest of the festivities. 

But really, I always look forward to festivities like this in the city because of the Agri Fair. I can live with only this. You should come down to Davao and find the rarest of plants and ornaments for sale in the Agri Fair. I’ll score several lemon plantlets shortly before they’ll wrap up on March 31st. I’m sure I can get a nice discount on this. 

And Oh, the great Davao Fun Sale is also up starting March 14 until March 16, I heard malls will be dropping bottom’s low on these dates, so see you around and have a great time roaming Davao.