In the Philippines, we have sari-sari stores — small shops usually attached to a person’s home, selling different sorts of goods. As a child, I dreamt of having my own, but I guess this is the closest I’m ever going to come to it. Sharing different stories — sari-sari stories — most especially from my experiences and learnings as a daughter of the King of Kings, as wife of my husband King, and as mom to our three princesses. 😊
Talented is an understatement! Kenneth Cobonpue is a true Filipino artist. In my humble opinion, that is.
I first knew of him from one of the episodes of Project Runway Philippines. I was impressed by his work and his client list, which included Hollywood stars. His name being unique too, I never forgot him. But I totally forgot that he is from Cebu until my cousin Dencee told me that she had inquired if we could visit his factory. I was so excited to see his creations!!!!
She was told that it was by appointment, but I assumed that they would allow visits to the showroom. So we still tried. The showroom manager was kind enough to accommodate us when we showed up, though she did tell us that it is by appointment only and later on she told us that she was surprised that the guard even let our van in. Thank God our risk paid off!
All I can tell you is that if I didn’t feel like we intruded and if I had the time, I could stay there all afternoon just to take it all in and take tighter shots of each beautiful detail of his work. I’m not into trends, but I do know how to appreciate beautiful things. I was impressed that he doesn’t just create unique Filipino furniture, he also co-creates light fixtures and accessories. Plus, just recently he designed the medal for IronMan Philippines! His God-given mind for creativity and innovation just amazes me. Do enjoy the pictures! Just click and view! 🙂
I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & my best friend, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active princesses who keep me on my toes.
Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share my sari-sari stories with you. 😊
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i love beautiful things, too! love that bed!!! i can totally sleep on that one!