Whatever your interests are, be it fashion, food, design, or watching TV and/or theatre, there's surely something on this list that will make you happy, what with all these exciting events, collections, and fun-filled happenings and things that are servin' total goodness:
Kenzo x H&M. Following the massive success of their recent designer collaborations with Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, and BALMAIN, Swedish clothing brand H&M this time around tapped the fashion house of KENZO and its creative duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim to design a collection for them which will hit select stores worldwide on November 3.
ZALORA. The retail giant, in partnership with the Red Charity Gala, an annual benefit charity fashion event that highlights the creativity of Filipino fashion designers and icons, tapped renowned designer Chito Vijandre to create an exclusive bag design. which will be produced by and sold exclusively on ZALORA. Only 400 pieces of this limited edition bag will be available for P995, with all proceeds directed to the Gala’s beneficiaries. To add to the special collaboration, ZALORA also tapped eight of the country’s top designers, as part of the silent auction, to embellish their own ZALORA tote bags, which was showcased in their Pop-up Store in BGC last September 27. These designers include Rajo Laurel, Michael Cinco, Dennis Lustico, Furne One, Cary Santiago, Ezra Santos, and Joji Lloren.
Fashion Can Serve. Six of the country’s style visionaries presented exquisite collections inspired by the courageous journeys of breast cancer survivors, to create awareness and raise support for ICanServe Foundation and its advocacy of Awareness and Early Detection. The stories of triumph and survival was interpreted by Randy Ortiz, Dennis Lustico, Patrice Diaz, Rosanna Ocampo, Mark Bumgarner, and Patty Ang.
The women of ICanServe Foundation: Fundraising Committee Head Bettina Osmeña, Chairman of the Board Libet Virata, President Tang Singson, Bibeth Orteza, Malou Fores, Camille Samson, and Sabrina Panlilio
Plains & Prints The Heart of Fashion Collection. Renowned fashion brand Plains & Prints is one with ICanServe in their mission to help raise breast cancer awareness, and this year, they partnered with five of the top designers in the country (Rajo Laurel, Randy Ortiz, Rhett Eala, Vania Romoff, and Maureen Disini)—trust us when we say that these pieces are some of the daintiest ones you'll see, you'd want them all. The best part? You get to help others out as part of the proceeds will go to ICanServe. Visit www.plainsandprints.com
The SM Store Mastercard reward. From October 1 to December 31, 2016, every P3,000 single-receipt straight and installment transaction from The SM Store using a Philippine-issued MasterCard credit, debit, or prepaid card entitles a cardholder to one electronic raffle entry. Those who present their SM Advantage Card, Prestige Card, MOM Card, SSI, Primo, or Love Your Body Card will double their entries. Fifty-seven (57) winners of P100,000 each will be drawn on January 6.
National Book Store. Book lovers rejoice! As National Book store has a lot of exciting events and promos in store for us starting off with a book sale, cutting off 50% on selected titles. Other than that, they also have the Color and Calligraphy Fair Cebu happening from October 22-23 at SM City Cebu and the best part is, it's free admission. And to cap it all off, they're bringing in two best selling authors for fun signing events. First off is Amy Ewing, the author of The Lone City series, on November 12 in Cebu and November 13 in Glorietta 1. And finally, Peter Lerangis, author of the best-selling Seven Wonders series will be signing his books on November 19 in Glorietta 1. So better mark your calendars, now!
AdoboMall. A holistic shopping experience is coming your way with the launch of the Philippines’ first-ever online shopping mall on October 20. This 100% homegrown e-commerce site innovatively moved the entire Shopping Mall experience to a digital platform and sets itself apart by reinventing online shopping.
8th annual CCB (Asia) Wine & Dine Festival. Get a taste of Asia’s gastronomic hub at the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Wine & Dine Festival with over 400 wine and dine booths showcasing celebrated chefs, some of the world’s best affineurs and wineries, and the finest culinary craftsmanship, offering an unrivalled epicurean experience for the enjoyment of visitors and locals alike.
KFC Delivery fans Day. KFC is all about giving back, and to honor their loyal fans, KFC declared September 30 as KFC Delivery Fans Day. On this day, as a reward to customers with at least P300 purchase, delivery charge is free. Those who ordered on the day online or thru delivery hotline got a free 1.5L of Coke, while those who pre-ordered between September 20 and 29 for September 30 delivery via the hotline got 1-piece chicken meal. Now that’s how you do it.
Lifestyle TV's The Food That We Are. Leading the introspective exploration, Chef Tatung traces the ancestral roots of the Filipino people with “The Food That We Are,” a Lifestyle TV four-part special hosted by the renowned Cebuano native chef Chef Tatung, to uncover how Philippine dishes like tinuktok (coconuts noodles wrapped in taro leaves) was established, premiering on October 16 (Sunday). In the four-part special, viewers see how the wide cultural influences helped shape Filipino cuisine, how ancient cooking practices transcended time, and the significance of traditional ingredients in the modern Filipino kitchen.
Yellow Cab's Sriracha Wings. The wing experience just got better with Yellow Cab's new innovation, the Sriracha Wings. With the perfect blend of sweetness and a sour flavor (made with their secret recipe), it makes for perfect comfort food—once you pop, you won't be able to stop. Call +632-7899999 for delivery or visit their Facebook Page for more information.
Amazing Race Asia. A race like no other—that’s what AXN promises as they unleash the world premiere of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5. Adrenaline-fueled action mixed with nail-biting drama and comedic overtones sets this 10-episode season distinct from the rest as 11 teams from six Asian countries (including two teams from the Philippines, Maggie Wilson-Consunji and Parul Shah, and Eric and Rona Tai) vie for the winning crown and the cash prize of USD100,000.
It Girls. We've stalked them on every social media platform they're in, we followed their wedding escapades (at least three of them) earlier this year, and now, we get to follow their lives on TV, too! Solenn Heussaff, Georgina Wilson, Isabelle Daza, and Liz Uy star on It Girls, a reality show that give us a glimpse at the fun and exciting lives our favorite (almost) perfect human beings. It will premiere on October 24 on E!.
Annie. One of the most anticipated musicals this year, Annie finally opened last September 30, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) which featured the onstage debut of two extremely talented and adorable young stars Krystal Brimmer and Isabeli Araneta Elizalde who, under the wing of director Michael Williams, promise to bring to life pop culture’s beloved little orphan since the musical first enamored Filipino audiences in 1980 with a young Lea Salonga playing the lead role. Annie will have shows at the NPAT every Friday at 8PM; Saturday matinee shows at 3PM and main shows at 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are now available at the RWM Box Office, ground floor of Newport Mall and all TicketWorld outlets. Visit www.rwmanila.com or call +632-9088833 for more information.
The Swan, The Fairy, and The Princess. A production that pays tribute to one of the world’s most distinguished composers, Peter Tschaikovsky, whose masterpieces are immortalized in classical ballet, The Swan, The Fairy, and The Princess goes on stage on October 14 and 15 at 8:00p.m., and on October 16 at 3:00p.m at the Aliw Theater. It features excerpts from three of the master composer’s most celebrated works, namely Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty.
Plethora. With the goal to inspire people with their music, Plethora, the band composed of of LJ Herrera (vocals), Aldrin Isaguire (keyboardist), Jesser Pello (drums), and Andrew Isaguire (lead guitarist), won first place at the Greenwich Ultimate Barkada Search, taking home the grand prize that includes cash and a recording contract with Viva Records. “We joined because we really want to inspire, especially the youth. We want to break the stereotype—that musicians are irresponsible and do drugs. We want everyone to know that through music, you can be better, that you, too, can inspire,” LJ says.
Dr. CRB's #EmbraceYourself Campaign. It is important to know that overcoming insecurities starts by accepting them as part of who you are, but if you need more convincing or more encouragement, DR. CRB Aesthetic and Laser Clinic's new campaign that addresses the stigma of being perfect can very well be your staunch supporter. Taking part in the movement are beauty queens Christi McGarry, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, actors Anjo Damiles and Tommy Esguerra, and top model Vanessa Matsunaga, among others, who share their personal insecurities and their positive outlook towards true beauty. Join the #EmbraceYourself campaign by posting a no-make up selfie to highlight natural beauty and include a caption about your physical insecurities and how you see it as something that makes you more beautiful. Afterwards, tag five friends and challenge them to post as well with the hashtags #EmbraceYourself and #drcrb. DR. CRB Aesthetic and Laser Clinic is located at Suite 1608, Trade and Financial Tower, 32nd St. corner 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For appointments, call (02) 955-2375. Like and follow @DrCRB on Facebook and Instgram.
Johnson's 3-Step Bedtime™ routine. Studies show that 20-30% of babies experience difficulty in falling asleep and sleeping through the night, which Johnson's recognized by launching a clinically proven 3-step Bedtime Routine that engages the senses and helps baby fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer in 3 steps: Bath, Massage, and Quiet Time. They also launched the BEDTIME® baby sleep app, featuring a proprietary customized sleep profile tool, access to JOHNSON’S® sleep experts, and many more features designed to equip mothers with information on how to ensure longer and better sleep for their baby.
Robust Energy Capsule. A product of extensive research and development, Robust Energy Capsule gives us the energy boost we need to cope up with our busy and active lifestyle. It contains properties which help boost energy, enhance endurance, improve alertness, and alleviate stress without caffeine. This gives you energy boost without the “crashing effect” of caffeine.
Nailaholics' National Pampering Day. For many, a trip to the nail salon is a rare indulgence. All too often, work and the daily grind of busy schedules keep them from getting the necessary “me-time” that everyone craves and needs. But on October 17, from 10AM to 12 noon, you can head over to any Nailaholics Nail Salon & Spa branch nationwide and get a relaxing manicure and free hand massage for free. With their inviting interiors and efficient service, the promise of getting whisked away from realities of looming deadlines, to-do lists, traffic, and whatever else awaits outside the doors of this quaint Hamptons-themed escape, becomes possible—even if it’s only for a few hours.
Design tips from #TeamKramer via Orbik light bulbs. The Kramers are the ultimate family peg of many for various reasons, one of which is how they set a great example with the choices they make when it comes to their home. One of the things they really invest in are light bulbs, and Orbik is their number 1 choice. “There are several types of LED bulbs to choose from,” says Doug. “You can pick white or warm light—white is best for reading and studying while warm gives off a more relaxed mood, which is perfect for our TV room!” Cheska uses a mix of white and warm bulbs for her dresser because it gives a more natural light when she needs to put on makeup. “Another great thing about LED bulbs is that they use less electricity than regular bulbs and they don’t emit heat.”
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