B/TV: Bench/ Summer 2016 – #EverySummerHasAStory

Under the sun’s stare, anything can happen. The heat spurs us to move – to hit the road, to find shelter, to appreciate things under a brighter light. BENCH Summer 2016 proclaims the season as a setting for adventure, romance, and mystery. This year, the plot thickens with new characters like Coleen Garcia, Michelle Dee, […]

B/Biyahe: Postcard from Nasugbu

  As summer warms up our wanderlust, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations. Through the season, we field postcards from our favorite nomads: travelers who inspire travel through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, new nomad Javy Cang sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Nasugbu, Batangas.   Story behind the snaps:  My […]

B/Biyahe: Postcard from Mt. Pulag

At the start of 2016, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations as a grand resolution. Through the year, we field postcards from our favorite new nomads: travelers who inspire wanderlust through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, nomadic couple Tin Bejar and Jason Chua send us #LoveLocal all the way from Mt. Pulag in […]

BENCH MEETS Oh Flamingo!

Interview by Bea Faicol Since its launch in 2013, Wanderland has become the magical realm that bridges two alternate worlds: the international music scene and the Pinoy music underground. Which is why the music festival’s Wanderband competition is a one-way ticket to the land of legitimacy. An indie band that once wandered aimlessly gets a […]

BENCH Lookbook: “Breaking & Entering”

  Youth’s recklessness racks up most of its damage where love is involved. Wild hormones and emotions can spur two people to trespass on property, stumble around in the dark, and commit a little crime – a metaphor for young love, if you think about it. For BENCH BLOG’s love month lookbook, we sought Arabella […]

BENCH Romances by Shaira Luna

  Few can capture feels like photographer Shaira Luna. From a heartfelt ménage à trois to a dad doting on his daughter, our girl Shaira has summoned many big emotions through her shoots for BENCH BLOG. To celebrate the love month, we asked the gifted photographer to pack even bigger and wilder heart, the only […]

Screen Romance – #LongDistanceRelationshipGoals

Thanks to the sophisticated ways we communicate these days, the long-distance relationship is no longer myth. Chad Pantig and Maan Marquez play a couple that is at odds geographically (one’s in Manila, the other one’s in New York) but slays romantically. With a sweet Viber voicemail or flirty Facetime every now and then, two people can […]

“Firsts” – a Love Story in .GIFs

You remember those moments. They were just seconds but they changed everything—the first time you saw each other, the first words spoken, the first touch, the first kiss. With a whole month to celebrate those moments, BENCH BLOG visits French patisserie PAUL, the delicious setting for a couple’s many romantic firsts, portrayed by real-life twosome […]

B/TV: Get Lucky with Enchong Dee

As the Chinese New Year hangs over us, you’d best know how to swing into the Year of the Monkey in style. BENCH’s resident Chinito problem solver Enchong Dee was more than happy to demonstrate a luck-grabbing list of what to do come February 8. With this “Superchonggo” step-by-step, you’ll be dancing into major swerte in 2016.