culture by Gelo Dionora

Create the Perfect Sunday for your Dad

We recommend a solid schedule for this year’s Father’s Day.

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.nbhd-fathers-18 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.nbhd-fathers-29 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.nbhd-fathers-311 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.nbhd-fathers-41 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.nbhd-fathers-54pm. 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.nbhd-fathers-68pm. 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.

Gelo Dionora
If you see Gelo Dionora drinking a cup of coffee, listening to jazz music, or reading a Murakami novel, he’s probably trying to pacify his mind that rarely shuts up. A nature boy at heart, he likes walking inside forests, gardens, or any place that’s full of plants. Check him out on Instagram as @gelodionora and on Twitter as @GDionora.
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