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 […]

That Day with Dad

  Words by Marga Buenaventura Dads may not always know best. They’re the ones who let us eat too much ice cream, sneak in an extra hour of TV on a school night, or mess up our party clothes at the playground. Our dads may usually be in charge of play, but there are times […]

Bench x SOMA Stores: A Local Label Launchpad

Words by Marga Buenaventura What does it take to make it in Philippine fashion today? Passion, determination, and distinct style, of course. What is for sure is that it’s not as easy as it seems. The young designers featured at the SOMA Stores in Makati’s Green Sun arts center are all too familiar with the […]

Shot at the Night – Stories From the City (Part I)

The impulse to wander may have drifted with summer, but the city still inspires its own journeys. In Part I of B/BLOG’s “Stories From the City,” two lovers navigate the thrilling start of a relationship—and in the perfect date night outfits from BENCH. Chris and Maan play a couple that met one fine summer day […]

Double Take: Model-Photographers Arthur Tselishchev x Eric Soriano

The right kind of exposure in front of a camera might make a model curious enough to look behind it. At least for fine male specimens Eric Soriano and Arthur Tselishchev, photography clicked as a side career to their modeling. After discovering their work on Instagram, B/BLOG unleashed the models-slash-lensmen on the stylish streets of […]