One of the perks of having a job (regardless of how hard and stressful it can be at times) is that we get to splurge once in a while because why not? Reward yourself with something you like from time to time. Spending on something (reasonably) that makes us happy, be it shopping, traveling, or relaxing somewhere nice and cozy, is never wrong. We rounded up some of the coolest things, places, and deals that will definitely please the inner sneakerhead, jetsetter, or even left-handed in you:
For the sneakerhead: adidas Neighborhood. Staying true to the adidas Originals vision, the Neighborhood stores in Manila take inspiration from the spirit of the city. “Neighborhood concept stores have already opened in major cities across the world: Berlin, London, New York, and Paris to nam a few, but what makes each store unique is its connection to the city’s neighborhood within which the store resides. Each city’s design style, and ambience are showcased through the interior elements of the store,” says Jen Dacasin, adidas Philippines Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager.
What to do: Check out their latest sneaker highlights, limited releases, and collaborations. To celebrate the launch, Adidas Originals launched 11 new colorways of the famed NMD.
Celebrity Sightings: The star-studded grand opening of the adidas Neighborhood store in Uptwon Mall in Taguig was attended by Manila’s hottest and most fashion forward including Isabelle Daza, Anne Curtis, Coleen Garcia, Raymond Gutierrez, Richard Gutierrez, and Sarah Lahbati to name a few.
Located at Ground Level, Glorietta 3, Glorietta, Ayala Avenue, Makati (contact number: +632-5192145) and Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
For the sports fiend: NBA Store. With basketball being such a major event for us Filipinos, the arrival of the NBA store in our shores didn’t come as a big surprise. Offering basketball enthusiasts authentic NBA merchandise and memorabilia, the NBA stores (there are now three stores so far), feature an extensive selection of NBA products from all 30 teams, including: Official jerseys, footwear, performance gear, lifestyle apparel, basketballs, toys, and other collectibles. “We look forward to providing more fans access to a comprehensive assortment of NBA merchandise, bringing the authentic NBA shopping experience to Filipinos.” Other major sports brand such as adidas, NIKE, and Under Armour, are also available in store.
What to do: Check out their selection of autographed NBA memorabilia and get your own personalized jersey.
NBA store is located at 2/F, Glorietta 3 Mall, Ayala Avenue, Makati City; SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall; and TriNoma
For the party animal: Ibiza Beach club. This ultra-hip beach club has established itself as one of, if not the, premiere go-to destinations for a complete fun and relaxing getaway in the Queen City of the South—Cebu. Just last month, Ibiza Beach Club opened its doors to let each triathlete and participants of the Ironman 70.3 to celebrate its success with all the revelry that Cebu has to offer. Aside from its breathtaking view of the ocean and its stunning architectural design, Ibiza offers its guests a great night of entertainment with nightly performances by the Ibiza show team, where people can dance and sing the night away.
What to do: Be sure to try their famous Tapas and wine pairings. They have a delectable selection from charcuterie, bruschettas, jamon serrano, gambas, and more which you can pair with the award-winning Manny O wines.
Ibiza Beach Club is located at Punta Engaño Road, Cebu City. Contact number: +6332-4927777. For reservations and inquiries you may email [email protected]
For the jetsetter: Singapore Airlines x BDO. Gone are the days when traveling is just a priviledge only a select few can experience. Now, with all the special deals and promos out there, it’s really just a matter of choosing the right one that will suit you. And if you're one that has been checking seat sales and promos every now and then, listen up, Singapore Airlines, one of the world’s leading airline companies, is having an exclusive promo with BDO starting September 1. Travelers who register as KrisFlyer members can book exclusive promotional fares using their BDO cards. If you're flying Economy, you can enjoy all-in fares starting at 150USD to your favorite Southeast Asian destinations. If you have extra budget, you opt to go with their Premium Economy Class promo fares that starts at 1,200-1,900USD to the Middle East and all the way to the New Zealand, and of course, if you really don't mind spending for something that you know will be worth it, then flying Business Class is the way to go, and Singapore Airlines, as part of said promo, are offering Business class fares which starts at 800USD to just USD3,500 all-in.
What to do: Register now and be a KrisFlyer member, and start planning your holiday or quick weekend getway to either the capital and largest city of Laos, Vientiane, or visit Canberra in Australia, and Wellington, New Zealand without breaking the bank.
For more details and information, visit singaporeair.com
For the movie buff and TV junkie: iFlix's new 'Playlist' feature. Ever wondered what celebrities are binge-watching at home? iFlix, one of the leading Internet TV service that lets its subscribers watch thousands of TV shows and movies, recently launched the ‘Playlists’ feature which allows iFlix members to see and follow their favorite celebs' personally curated Playlists. “There is no one in the world that compares to Filipinos when it comes to supporting celebrities. It is instilled in the Filipino culture to be utterly passionate about their homegrown celebrities and entertainment. Our new Playlists feature is the perfect tool to connect our members to their favourite stars.”says Sherwin Dela Cruz, iFlix Philippines Country Manager. Aside from this new feature, iFlix also offers specially curated ‘Collection’ playlists with different themes such as #onlyoniflix, Superhero Squad, Made Indie Philippines, among many others. “At iflix, we are obsessively focused on customer experience. With an immense library of thousands of TV shows, movies and more on offer, it can sometimes be difficult to choose what to watch next. Playlists allows iflix members to engage with their favourite entertainment personalities and influencers to see what they’re watching, or choose shows according to their interests and entertainment preferences for a specially curated experience,” Dela Cruz added.
What to do: Head over to www.iflix.com and register now as iFlix is offering a complimentary 30-day trial with full access to its cool features and content.
For the left-handed: Shell’s Left-handed treat. Perhaps the only downside of being left-handed is that a lot of things in this world is designed for right-handed people, and so left-handed people on earth are left with not much choice but to adjust to the norm. But that’s not to say that we are forgotten, as Pilipinas Shell kicked off Shells Specials by celebrating International Left-Hander’s day last August 13. In this one day only event, left-handed motorists that dropped by any Shell Gasoline Station were given a special treat—a pen designed specifically for left-handers. How cool is that?
What to do: Left-hander's day might be over but it's never too late to celebrate your uniqueness.
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Banner photograph: You can visit Wellington, New Zealand's capital city for as low as USD2,800 when you use your BDO card.