Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Just Like My Lola Wore - My Creole Criolla Hoop Earrings

 



My mother used to have antique criola hoop earrings with diamonds, which she got from her grandmother. They wore these with their other tambourin jewelry.
 
I had small-sized criolla earrings but always wanted something bigger. I had my daughter-in-law, Stephanie create a bigger one, and I just got the earrings yesterday. They are beautiful and well-done. These are great reproductions of the antique earrings my mother-grandmother had. Stephanie captured the fine filigree work next to the stones.


Here are some pictures. (Yes, that's me, hiding but showing off my new earrings!)

Stephanie from Jewel Eternal made affordable versions of the Criolla hoop earrings she made for me, a set as low as $300. If you prefer, you can order the earrings in gold or platinum and with real stones. Just let her know. Stephanie Lee from Jewel Eternal created affordable versions of these earrings, as low as $300. You can order it in gold or platinum and with genuine stones if you wish.  Email her at: <custom@jeweleternal.com>






tags: jewelry, earrings, creole earrings, criolla earrings, tambourin jewelry, Spanish-colonial jewelry 



Monday, August 8, 2022

Downtown Cebu Office spaces RENTALS LOWERED

 

FOR RENT: 4 Units in the Dona Filomena Bldg excellently located in the heart of downtown Cebu, on Zulueta Street, near Logarta, in Barangay Tinago, Cebu City. (This is adjacent to the Parian.)

 

It is near the City Hall, and has easy transportation to all parts of Cebu City. It is near CTU, COA, Catheral, Santo Nino Basilica, as well as the 1730 Jesuit House, the Yap-Sandiego House, Casa Gorordo Museum, and Fort San Pedro, among others.

 

Available units;  NOTE RENTALS LOWERED as of 8/8/22

 

2 units, 25 sq. meters each at P8,500 per unit.

 

2 units, 60 sq. meters each at P16,500 per unit.

 

Secure and gated with parking. Best for law firms, accounting firms, dental clinics. Will consider the space as combination office/residence to manager.

 

To view or for more information, PM or call 0917-770-6966.

 


 Tags: #ForRentCebu #CebuCityofficerentals For Rent Apartment office units spaces downtown Cebu City 

 


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Time to Prepare for Baking Fruitcake for the Holidays

 

TIME TO PREPARE FOR BAKING FRUITCAKE for the #Christmas holidays

My friend Richard Little reminded me to get started on my fruit cake. You need to soak the fruit and nuts in brandy or rum before baking; and then you need to soak the cake with brandy or rum as well. I just ordered fruit and peel mix, and I'll be buying nuts shortly. I'll be baking in September so my dark fruitcake will be ready in November and December. The pictures show my recipe for dark fruitcake, and last year's photo of a batch I baked.


 tags: holiday baking, Christmas preparations, Holiday baking 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Book Review of Cecilia Brainard's Selected Short Stories

 

BOOK REVIEW:

Selected Short Stories by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

Published by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House (2021; available at Lazada & Shopee

and PALH (2021); available at Amazon 

Review by Jenny Ortuoste

From "Short Stories to Lull You on Rainy Days" (Manila Standard, Lifestyle , 7/30/22)

 https://manilastandard.net/lifestyle/314247900/short-stories-to-lull-you-on-rainy-days.html


In these stories written and published over several decades, Brainard, a native of Cebu who migrated to the U.S. over half a century ago, explores her life experiences as a Filipino and Filipino American, as well as the entangled history of both countries.