While being nice to your dad shouldn’t just be limited to one day a year, Father’s Day is a good excuse to go all out this Sunday for your personal superhero. So save the dad jokes and #TitosOfManila tweets for later as we suggest a schedule of the perfect day for Tatay.8 am. Start the day right by treating your dad to a hearty breakfast. We recommend trying out Bluesmith Coffee and Kitchen’s Beef Tapa, their all-day waffle dishes, and of course, their specialty-grade coffee.9 am. Most guys don’t want to make a fuss, but everyone feels good by looking good, including your dad. Make an appointment at Spectre Manila. The Mandaluyong-based lifestyle hub is a combination of a barbershop, a haberdashery, a leather goods and accessories store, and a whiskey bar. Grab one of their hair products, say the Percy Nobleman Pomade, for his crowning glory, and throw in some skincare. Think Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer.11 am. A fresh face must be complemented with fine fashion. Gentlemen and leather go well together, so pair your dad’s corporate look with a nice leather belt, and a sleek pair of oxfords. You can cop the look from Kevin Love’s collaboration with Banana Republic.1 pm. The day is still far from over, so keep your dad’s energy levels up with a protein-filled lunch. Fill up with Mighty Quinn’s slow-smoked ribs, beef briskets and a swig of beer. After lunch, you can go catch the latest and hottest movies of the season like “The Lost City of Z” as recommended by Philbert Dy.4pm. Play a round of golf, a set of tennis, or watch a basketball game together. The semifinals of PBA’s Commissioner’s Cup is on, a possible do or die match between San Miguel and Star might be played at the Araneta Coliseum. Check for tickets online.8pm. Take him to a hearty dinner at Made Nice Supper Club, a place where your father can enjoy great comfort food with a twist. Afterward, take him to one of the many speakeasies in the city. Introduce him to carefully curated cocktails from The Curator, Blind Pig, or Belle & Dragon.
And, as you cap off pops’ special day, don’t forget to give him a big hug and tell him how much you love him, dad jokes and all.