Cover photo by: Jayson T. Jacinto @bartjayson | Words by: Kyla Paler
As the new year rolls in, so does a fresh start—a chance for us all to chase after goals we weren’t able to achieve last year and create new memories worth remembering. This year, may we all be brave enough to finally do the things we’ve always wanted to do – including traveling solo to somewhere you’ve never been!
History-telling meets watchmaking in the latest collection of this Filipino watch company. And with an iconic love story to note.
Taste the sweetness of Bicol with La Vie Sucre by Phillip James maker of the iconic Bicol Fantasy, a local take on that decadent layered dessert, made with pili and tablea to showcase the flavors of Bicol!
Ibarra Manila. A product of pure Filipino pride and talent. Ibarra was established in 2015 by founder and physicist Nico Moreno who had a strong passion for the art of watchmaking and the dream to rekindle the Filipino heritage of timekeeping. Being the first locally-assembled Filipino watch brand, Ibarra offers timepieces that showcases the skill and ingenuity of Filipinos in an industry that has been present across the globe for centuries.
Traveling gets us all super excited, but sometimes along with that excitement is the overwhelming thought of planning it all out, getting the most out of the trip AND saving money. We’ve been at that route, and we still are, but here are some things that we’ve learned along the way to minimize cost and maximize experience.