There’s Still Time

You probably can’t count how many lazy Saturday afternoons you’ve spent together, but this one is different. You’re no longer playing house, you’re talking about building a future together. Photographer JL Javier paints a suburban love story where Kit Thompson is the guy who decides that the girl next door is the woman he wants to spend the rest […]

“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 […]

BENCH BITES: Gab & Thea’s End-of-Summer Cocktails

Words by Margarita Buenaventura It’s hard not to be enamored by Gab Bustos and Thea De Rivera’s story: a young couple works together as budding restaurateurs. It’s like a chick flick come to life. And now, we can enjoy the sequel: tucked away on Makati’s Guijo Street is 12/10, the duo’s newest restaurant baby. You […]

B/ A.M. – Bench Beginnings: Tor Torre & Cholo Laurel, Couple

Words by Margarita Buenaventura Mornings are sacred. It’s where our rituals begin, whether that’s breakfast with loved ones or our first mouse clicks through what’s happening in the world. It sets the tone for the rest of the day: waking up on the right side of the bed is usually good, while spilling coffee on […]

My True Love Gave to Me

There’s an undeniable magic to Christmas morning. The feeling of warmth from Michael Bublé holiday covers, the excitement of opening presents, and the abundance of still-delicious noche buena leftovers—unmatched by anything else, really. Presenting a merry morning, B/BLOG shoots a couple spending an intimate Christmas day together in their new Rockwell Primaries apartment. In cozy sweaters and […]