I am the host and producer of a home design TV show, Urban Zone. I am a mother to three young daughters. My husband, children and I live in a 60-year old home in traditional Philippine architecture. In my previous life, a.k.a. pre-marriage and pre-TV, I lived and studied in Toronto, Canada.
Years of work on TV have given my name and reputation a bit of trust and influence that I now have home products under my brand Daphne® – luxury bed linens, handcrafted fine furniture and fine jewellery.
I started this blog in 2007 as an extension of the work I do on TV. Every second and every word costs money in TV production; but in blogs, “airtime is free.” That was the subheading of my original blog titled “Daphne’s Diary.”
I have been appointed a UNICEF Special Advocate for Children. My work with UNICEF takes me around the Philippines to bring out stories on health, breastfeeding, early childhood education and safety of children. This is very important to me, as a mother, to see that every child is protected. I am also an ambassador for National Geographic Live Curious campaign, a position I cherish because I do live my life asking a lot of questions.
I tell a lot of stories here. I also shoot a lot of photos. This blog has evolved to include my inspirations, thoughts, activities and advocacies. But it is mainly a design blog focusing on homes and how people live. I also share my personal style diary and snippets of my family life.
Tell me what you think.