Online shopping locally

DAVAO. Add these adorable safari-inspired pieces to your Christmas tree decor collection. (Photo by Delsur Living)
DAVAO. Add these adorable safari-inspired pieces to your Christmas tree decor collection. (Photo by Delsur Living)

SHOPPPING. Perhaps you miss this -- a lot. Nothing beats heading out to your favorite store and run your fingers on the pieces you covet, try them and take it with you. But the circumstances have changed the way we shop. Online shopping is the safest way to go, and it saves us from insanity.

So running my fingers on the cellphone screen over FB and IG, I found these very interesting items sold locally. Some I got to try and some are on the bucket list for myself and for gift-giving this Christmas. Perhaps, you'd want some for yourself.

Del Sur Living's sarong and house slippers. As a beach lover, I have several sarongs that I use as a beach mat and towel. Del Sur's pieces are gorgeous. The textile is block printed and the colors are soothing to the eyes. The Colcho slipper is a stylish way to prance around the house. Well, if you spend much of your time indoors you might as well enjoy dressing up for yourself. It can make you feel better. With the year-round tropical weather, the cool pieces are good investments. Check out Delsur.Living on IG.

You've turned into a domestic goddess and discovered your green thumb, why not a home stylist? If you have to stay indoors, make your living space beautiful! The Holidays are coming up, decorate!

These lovely safari-inspired tree trimmings can be lovely additions to your collection. It's eco-friendly and stylish, and can complement the reds and golds on your tree. Check out Trust Home Depot on FB and IG.

If you haven't tried these delectable goodies, you must!

Guava Jam by Ysabelle Gempesaw. What to do with a bountiful fresh harvest of guava? Make guava jam. The guavas are of the Philippine native variety and harvested from the family farm. This jam is a delicious way to enjoy breakfast with a healthy serving of Vitamin C, which is what we need at this time. Contact Ysabelle Gempesaw on FB.

Rekado Davao's vacuum packed meals. If you are craving for your favorite comfort food from Rekado you can enjoy it in the comforts of your home. The bestsellers are now vacuum packed and easy to prepare. The Kare-kare, Pork Binagoongan, Cocido de Robo, Kalderobo and many more are easy to prepare, all it takes is just six minutes and voila! Enjoy a Pinoy feast. Check out Rekado Davao on FB and IG.

Add My Random Kitchen's raddish cake on the meal menu. It's delicious! To make the raddish cake, Jean Ong didn't scrimp on ingredients to make it extra special. The loaf is filled with scallops, imported Chinese sausage, dried shrimp (hibi) and mushrooms. Every bite feels like dining in a premier Chinese restaurant. Check out Jean Ong Jannieo on FB.

To end your feasting, how about a cup of chocolate or creating your own chocolate dessert using the locally produced, award winning chocolate of Malagos Chocolates? The unsweetened chocolate gives you the choice on how sweet you want your dessert to be. And knowing that this chocolate has been recently awarded with four gold medals and a bronze medal in the 2020 World Drinking Chocolate Competition will make the meal-ender extra special. Check out Malagos Chocolate on FB and IG.

Follow ofapplesandlemons on Facebook.

For more lifestyle features, visit

For travel stories, visit

Email me at


No stories found.

Just in

No stories found.

Branded Content

No stories found.
SunStar Publishing Inc.