In case it hasn’t sunk into you yet, Christmas season is just two months away! While we're all counting down the days 'til the holidays, why not celebrate October the best way you know how? See a play, support a cause, or try something new—these ideas below should help you with that.
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October marks Breast Cancer Awareness around the world. While much progress has been made with regards to treatments and survival, there is still much work to be done. Avon and its Pink Minute Campaign featuring Marian Rivera, Jennylyn Mercado, Iza Calzado, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Daniel Matsunaga reminds all women that it only takes a minute to check their bodies. “We want every woman across the globe to know the risks, the signs, and what action to take when it comes to breast cancer. That way, if a woman does have symptoms, the cancer can be caught early and if necessary, addressed with treatment as quickly as possible,” reminded CEO Jan Zijderveld.
Prepare your dances moves and singing voice because the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! returns to Manila from September 29 until October 21 at the Theatre at Solaire! Watch this musical come to life on stage as it portrays an enchanting tale of family and friendship through the music of ABBA.
It may be far from February, but this bit of news got us excited! Phantom of the Opera—the longest running show in Broadway history—makes its much-awaited return to Manila at The Theatre at Solaire! Here’s the best part: Tickets are on sale as early as October 8 at Ticketworld.
Travel gear brand Pacsafe continues to be on the top, offering travelers with innovative anti-theft gears. “Fueled by the spirit of constant innovation, we have steadily built a team dedicated to inventing ground-breaking carry solutions that keep people’s gear safe when they are on the go. We won awards for our technology, gathered more than 40 patents, and most importantly solved a whole range of security issues,” said Magnus McGlashan, co-founder of Pacsafe. For their 20th anniversary, the brand created bags that are made of Econyl, yarn that’s made from regenerated nylon waste. Talk about eco-friendly!
Traveling anytime soon? Or maybe planning a food crawl with the barkada? When traveling, we do know that comfort is key—always. That’s why we suggest you wear shoes that are lightweight and breathable like Skechers GOwalk Evolution and Revolution. This collection features an ULTRAGO cushioning for a responsive midsole, ULTRA PILLARS for superior comfort, and Air Cooled Gogamat insoles for a cool feeling all day.
Swap your usual rice or pasta side dish for a healthier meal such as salad. Eating nutritious food, knowing where it comes from, and how it was prepared allows us to be more conscious of what we eat and is an indication of positive change we bring to the environment. Asia’s healthy food chain, SaladStop! celebrates wellness with their Eat Wide Awake, Live Wide Awake campaign—a movement to invite customers to be eco-conscious and live a healthier lifestyle.
As early as now, some may already be planning their holidays. To help you with your party planning and gift shopping, allow us to introduce to you The Cravings Group’s latest delectable food choices. “This year, we have two exciting additions: the modern and chic catering setups and the delicious tapas-style cocktail food. We not only deliver prove Christmas recipes, but most importantly our team works closely with organizers and companies to create memorable events,” said Pia G. Trinidad, the group’s Business Development and Strategy Officer. From party trays to cakes and gourmet boxes, Cravings will sure get you covered for any occasion.
SM celebrates fashion in all forms this season with their newest campaign, #FashioniSM. And who better to be the face of this than the 25-year-old Chinese-Australian photographer, director, stylist, and writer Margaret Zhang! Margaret, a fashion icon since her blogging days, transforms SM’s basic staples into fashion-forward pieces injecting her own style—all while being the photographer, director, model, and stylist of this campaign!
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Cravings photo by Vyn Radovan