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Catriona Gray checks out El Nido’s Kalye Artisano

It’s now a cool lifestyle destination
By: - Contributing Editor
07:46 AM June 02, 2018

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Straw hat, jeweled necklace, Aldo; pink bikini top, Aerie by American Eagle Outfitters; denim shorts, American Eagle Outfitters

After a few hours of fashion shoots and romping around on the beach, To be You took Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray on a quick tour of Kalye Artisano, a new and interesting place in El Nido, Palawan.


A short drive from the airport to Lio Tourism Estate near Lio Beach, Kalye Artisano is a cool lifestyle destination with artsy graffiti walls and quaint shops selling local handicrafts.

Sit in colorful deck chairs and enjoy the ambiance.

This retail hotspot, with its Instagram-friendly ambiance, is a pilot concept that aims to support the trade of local crafts people and facilitate the exchange of products and ideas between communities.


Supporting local craftsmanship doesn’t just keep longtime trades and skills from being forgotten. It allows the community to earn, as well as gain a sense of identity and pride. For beach lovers like Catriona, it’s reason to come back again and again.

Catriona poses at K Collective store, known for its colorful “ikat” shawls.
Blue sunglasses, Bench; tropical-print one-piece swimsuit, Aerie for American Eagle Outfitters

Catriona Gray wears hoop earrings, Aldo; statement hoodie, cropped denim shorts in pink, American Eagle Outfitters

Manggad sells proudly Palawan-made clothes and bags in vibrant colors and prints.

Classic aviators, “Love” print tee, Bench; hoop earrings with tassel, fanny pack, Aldo; floral denim shorts, American Eagle Outfitters

Tropical-inspired murals make an Instagram-worthy backdrop.

Green dangling earrings, Aldo; pink lace top, bikini bottom, Bench; pink “ikat”-weave shawl, Binalkay

Photography Shoun Nicholas David
Styling Luis Carlo San Juan
Makeup and Hairstyle Theresa Padin
Special thanks to El Nido Resorts, Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc., Gines Enriquez and Liliana Soriano

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