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Lifestyle Buzz: Flying To New Zealand Soon? How About A Visit To Their Beautiful Woodlands?

Lifestyle Buzz: Flying To New Zealand Soon? How About A Visit To Their Beautiful Woodlands?

The lifestyle scene is always left a-bustilin'. And in this new edition of our weekly Lifestyle Buzz, we serve a more jam-packed list of not just the hottest goings-on. We also gather here the personalities, products, and places rocking the trending topics! Who's buzzin'? What's buzzin'? Where's the buzz lately? Check out all of it here!


Who's Buzzin'

Sam Jeveons is coming to City of Dreams Manila, and invites you to participate in his two upcoming cocktail events: “A Master Class” on May 25, 8-10PM and “A Night of Cocktails” at CenterPlay. The renowned bartender and mixologist has served a number of Hollywood celebrities, including George Clooney and Katy Perry. He made a name for himself as a general manager and beverage director at prestigious hotels in London and Hong Kong (where he’s based) and has conducted trainings, written cocktail menus, and collaborated on brand creations across Asia.  Interested guests can call 800-8080 or e-mail, or visit their website  for inquiries and reservations. 

Filipina fashion designer Kaye Morales is gearing up for the launch of Vomit, her newest and most daring collection to date, at this year’s Philippine Fashion Week. Known especially for streetwear, Kaye’s previous designs have been recognized locally and abroad.  She’s also been featured on British Vogue. “Through [Vomit], she wants to “show people that art is everywhere. While it features my signature traits of pop art and punk aesthetics, Vomit is a collection that showcases my integrity as an artist,” she shares.

While his fellow students juggled extracurriculars with their studies, John Paulo "JP" Alparaz balanced both academics and work as a service crew member of McDonald’s.  His efforts certainly paid off. He was able to support his family with his earnings, and is a recent Polytechnic University of the Philippines graduate with a degree in Human Resource Development Management. Today, he serves as a crew chief of the fast food chain, where he’s responsible for training employees and imparting the same work ethic and optimism he picked up along the way.  Congratulations to both JP and McDonald’s for this inspiring feat! 

What’s Buzzin’

Converse is proud to release its latest backpacks in time for the new school year.  For guys, the Men’s Chuck 1.0 backpack comes with a coated reverse zipper, padded laptop sleeves, an organizer panel, pockets, a back curve strap and mesh panel.  For girls, there’s offer a polyester-made Women’s Chuck 1.0 backpack featuring a zippered tablet sleeve, inside compartments,  pockets, slots and key holder. Colors are black and athletic navy for men, and red and black for women.

Kiehl’s understands how hardworking women are. And to address their constant need for a well-prepared skin care routine, they’ve created four different power serums that best match their lifestyles: the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Daily Reviving Concentrate, Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, and Powerful-Strength, Line-Reducing Concentrate. They’ve also redesigned their flagship store in Greenbelt 5, Makati.  Be sure to visit!

A friendly reminder from carpool service uberPOOL! To make your next ride more smooth and enjoyable take these 10 tips into consideration. 1. Be on time. 2. Save any arguments or TMI phone conversations for after your ride. 3. Feel free to make small, safe talk with fellow passengers. 4. Do a sniff test on yourself before hopping on (especially if you just finished working out). 5. Have a snack if you’re hungry. 6. Look your best (you never know who you’re going to meet, right?). 7. Be mindful and respectful of your space and that of other riders. 8. Politely ask to change the music if it’s not your thing, or just use your earphones. 9. Patience is a virtue. 10. And always be sensitive.

Where The Buzz Is

An arena facade will greet you the minute you step inside the newest HomeCourt store of adidas on the 2/F Glorietta 3, Makati. More than just a retail space for shoes and apparel, adidas HomeCourt was designed to make customers really feel the thrill and excitement of a sports game. Check out their latest footwear range at the Shoebase at Centrefield as well as the locker-room type changing area called the Team Room. 

Living at Ridgewood Towers Premier has its perks if you hail from the Bonifacio Global City area. How? It’s in close proximity to several business hubs. It’s meters away from shopping havens like SM Aura, Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall, and Bonifacio High Street. And it’s only 15 minutes from the airport! Besides the advantages that come with its location, the condominium boasts of luxe amenities like a lap pool, a kiddie pool, an exclusive gym, and two gardens! Interested investors and residents can contact (0917) 808-4905, (02) 882-7995 to 96 or email for inquiries.

If a trip to New Zealand is part of your bucket list this year, we've got five forests for you to tick off with a visit! These are the Waipoua Forest in the Hokianga Northland, the Whakarewarewa Forest (aka The Redwoods), Whirinaki Forest, the Goblin Forest on Mount Taranaki, and Curio Bay’s Petrified Forest. Tourism New Zealand also assures travellers that there are guided tours at each of these forests, so that the experience for them is both educational yet memorable.

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