Having an Ilonggo dad and Kapampangan mom means growing up around topnotch food. More so if your parents are civic-minded, farm-loving, health-conscious folks who enjoy going to the palengke and preparing dishes bursting with color and flavor. The downside, of course, is when you have to live away from home and in a city where the commute alone eats up a good part of your day. Unless you have a full arsenal of kitchen supplies plus spare hours for groceries and meal prep, your choices for a tasty meal are down to either healthy but expensive, or cheap but oh so bad for you. LiFE Yoga, my happy place, has come to the rescue with their in-house café, Vibe Superfood.
It’s my third #yogapoolparty at LiFE! You’d think by now things would be more of the same, but far from it. Save for the venue—The Palace Pool Club because where else—LiFE Yoga introduces fun new activities each time. The February yoga pool party had Vinyasa and NIA. The May pool party had Paddleboard Yoga, Kundalini, and Poi Dancing. This September, it’s Rock N’ Flow and Acroyoga with some live art and drum music.
Not since Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal have I really been a fan of any other local loveteam until LizQuen. The few times I’ve caught Enrique Gil and/or Liza Soberano, on screen or in person, have convinced me that these two belong to an increasingly rare breed of Filipino celebrity: that which genuinely has what it takes. The most recent movie I watched with my family was their romantic dramedy Every Day I Love You. It was cute, and additionally cool because it’s set near our house in Negros and the cast spoke some Hiligaynon. Liza, especially, just lights up the screen with her childlike charm and radiant beauty. No surprise then, that Liza Soberano has just been chosen as the newest Filipina endorser of global makeup brand, Maybelline New York.
L’Oréal Paris and Watsons organized an exclusive and luxurious hair date with a select group of Filipina influencers. The invite couldn’t have come at a better time. From age 22 on, the only time my hair wasn’t some shade of red was in 2014 when I gave it a year’s rest. Just check out some of my hair color “adventures,” and imagine all the damage it had to withstand… – L’Oréal x Watsons Hair Color Party
It’s not too often I get to whip out this badass leather jacket, but the occasion called for it. At the risk of looking like a poser—I do ride bikes, just not the “big” kind—the chance to play dress-up as a biker chick at the launch of TW Steel’s Maverick Collection was too good to pass up.
In this era of haste and instant gratification, fewer things take time and handiwork to create. Fewer still are those who approach the creation of such things with reverence. One of them is 29-year-old designer Hannah Kong, who recently launched her debut collection at Aruga by Rockwell. Dean & Deluca provided the hors d’oeuvres to go with the elegant Parisian theme.
The sun and I seldom get along. For most of the time, I feel encumbered by its bright orange heat. There are days, however, when summer’s vapors rise high enough to form clouds that calm the sun’s harsh rays. Just then, it becomes the perfect time for something like a pool party: a time to let all worries float away.
Year after year, beloved flip-flop brand Havaianas steps it up with fabulous Make Your Own Havaianas themes. For Havaianas MYOH2016, the Brazilian-born, Hawaiian-named brand went back to Japan to trace its very roots.
Coworking has landed in the South. We drop by Launchpad to take part in the test flight.
After years of non-committal dilly-dallying, I found myself finally ready to bend over backwards for love. Love of self, that is. Much has been said about today’s fast-paced, frenetic way of life, and how much we need to be able to get away from it all and take care of ourselves once in a while. I have found my happy place, my haven for when things get too stressful. LiFE Yoga is a vibrant community of folks with a shared passion for mindfulness, art, music, and good food.