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 […]

“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 […]

Match Points & Tinder Commandments

  To those single this Valentine’s month—or God forbid, left single: there’s an app for that. The top location-based dating app is Tinder, where the search for a mate can end with a swipe of your phone. A mutual right swipe of profile photos matches two users, while a left swipe is a user’s “no […]

B/TV: “Nice to Meet Me” – A Celebration of Singlehood

By now, you may have spotted BENCH’s “Love All Kinds of Love” campaign along EDSA. While the billboards elevate and equalize love in all its forms, we shouldn’t forget about the relationship that keeps us loving—the one you have with yourself. Even without a date or mate this Valentine’s, one can be perfectly fine on […]

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 […]