January brought in a lot of newness, light, optimism for 2019. And we’d like to believe that February added some much-needed heart into the mix! Here we scouted celebs from around the world who’ve spread love in their own thoughtful ways, as well as places, gimmicks, and treats to really up your Valentine’s plans.
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Michael B. Jordan just became the first global ambassador of Coach menswear. But his influence goes far beyond fashion. To celebrate, the Black Panther star made an unexpected visit to Barringer High School in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey. There he mentored students, co-hosted a student-organized show, and signed a motivational mural—all in support of The Future Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to help the youth discover their potential in aspiring to build a better tomorrow. Talk about a real role model!
Kendall Jenner is once again the face of Longchamp. Her most recent campaign features the supermodel exuding 70’s glam and California laid back vibes at the same time in statement pieces such as sheer animal prints, ikat motif, fringed suede jackets and gladiator sandals. Check out the entire Spring/Summer 2019 campaign which breaks this month.
When Mary Poppins Returns premiered in Los Angeles, California, Donny and Hannah Pangilinan were in on all the red carpet action. The Myx VJ got to interview Emily Blunt (who plays the titular character), who quickly noticed sweater he was wearing and director Rob Marshall, who praised his style of questioning. You can watch Donny’s interview here and the family’s experience on Hannah’s vlog.
2019 has been kind to singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre. She kicked off the year getting married to her longtime love and fellow music artist Jason Marvin. And not long after, the newlyweds’ single “Ikaw at Ako” topped the “Trending Tracks” playlist on Spotify, which has over 101,000 followers! At this rate, who knows what the coming months have in store for her?
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This February, The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical are staging the first Philippine production of Every Brilliant Thing. Directed by Jenny Jamora, the critically-acclaimed Duncan Macmillian original stars Teresa Herrera, who breaks the fourth wall with her audience as her character lists down things that make life worth living. The play aims raise awareness on suicide and mental health, going so far as to open honest conversations on the issue and to hold post-show discussions with mental health experts for audiences. For tickets, visit https://ticketworld.com.ph or contact 0956-200-4909.
These are exciting times for the world of tennis! You may have noticed at the the Australian Open, the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments, Novac Djokovic sported athletic outfits from none other than his own collection with Lacoste. Joining the now 15 Grand Slam titleholder in Melbourne were players Antt Kontaveit, Bernardo Pera, and Marius Copil—who will each wear pieces from the Team Lacoste line.
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Most Valentine’s Days for Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico are spent enjoying as much quality time with each other as possible. This year, however, they decided to #bemoreimaginative with their celebration. The celebrity power couple teamed up to create their own limited-edition Toblerone blank packs in time for love month! Their designs, which feature flora and fauna as well their fur baby Pochola, drew inspiration from the idea that love isn’t limited to romance. Toblerone also collaborated with other local artists to come up with even more designs. Those who want to gift any of the special Toblerone Blank Packs for Valentine’s can get their chocolate bars in Toblerone Valentine’s hubs nationwide.
This Valentine’s season, Red Ribbon is coming out with a heart-shaped version of its all-time favorite Black Forest Cake. And who better to launch it than the cute and talented Paulo Avelino? The General’s Daughter star and self-confessed fan of the cake serenaded guests at a romantic dinner in Discovery Suites Ortigas last January. It comes as an especially sweet surprise, considering that one of Paulo’s earliest TV gigs was a Red Ribbon commercial from 2008! #10YearChallenge, much? Treat your loved ones to this indulgent dessert, available in all Red Ribbon branches nationwide starting February 13.
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The Michael V.-Ogie Alcasid comedy tandem has lasted 20 long years. But the jokes never get old, and the friendship remains strong. Watch them roast each other while eating Mcdonald’s World Famous Fries and Best Tasting Chicken McDo—a duo that tastes better when paired together.
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The word “bai” is Cebuano for friend. And at the newly-built hotel in Cebu which was named after it, guests will get to experience the people’s warm hospitality in a setting that’s nothing short of grand. The biggest hotel to open outside Manila, the 23-story bai Hotel Cebu combines local flair and global luxury with its five-star services, eight international dining selections, and hundreds of modern accommodations and amenities. Convinced enough to book for Valentine’s? Call +6332 3428888 or +6332 3558888 or visit www.baihotels.com for reservations.
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