Monday, March 31, 2014

SARABIA: THE RELAUNCH

This Tag Heuer aviators which I posted on my Instagram account (follow me! @PaulThePRGuy) a couple of times has got to be my latest favorite eyewear!

Look! I even brought it to my recent trip in El Nido, Palawan! Like what I've said, it's my new favorite.
I got it at the relaunch of Sarabia Optical where the brand is exclusively sold.

Sarabia Optical is kicking things up a notch higher this year with its relaunch featuring a newly revamped Greenbelt 1 store and a fashion show showcasing premium brands exclusively available at the store last March 11.

Here's a closer look at the brands featured at the relaunch:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

#GETENERGIZED WITH THE NEW POND'S MEN

Pond's launched the first men's skin product to have unique coffee bean extracts which give bright and energized skin last March 18 at Whitespace Manila.

Welcome to the Pond's Men Manor!

Coffee in the evening? Why not?

Aside from being the favorite fuel of most folks, coffee just acquired the added function of making men look and feel more recharged and attractive than we ever have. The Pond's Institute introduces a long-awaited line of product to add to its trusted portfolio of skin solutions -Pond's Men.

Here are the faces of the new Pond's Men.

You wanna know what keep these guys' skins Bright + Energized?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TRENDING: #CLOSEUPFOREVERSUMMER

Closeup promises an even more exciting festival this year as they present Closeup Forever Summer, the first-ever crowd-sourced party in the country. From the theme, to what people wanted to wear, the time and place, and the music —Closeup gives partygoers control over this summer's freshest party.

After months of highly-publicized planning with over 500,000 people on social media, Closeup finally announces the details for this year's Closeup Forever Summer music festival.

"After several polls and asking for everyone's opinion on things like the theme, venue, genre, and artists, Closeup brings back Closeup Forever Summer with a beach-themed,

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) party

set in outdoorsy Circuit Makati," said Closeup Brand Manager, Gem Laforteza.

With the blueprints of the freshest beach party in the city in place, only the lineup of performers has yet to be officiated.

And after weeks of listening in on people's social media conversation, Closeup announced three foreign DJs and four local DJs as the acts for this year's Closeup music festival last February 26 at Republiq.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

SUMMER JUST GOT BRIGHTER WITH HAVAIANAS!

With that unmistakable scent in the air, slight prickle on your skin and sparkling glare in the sky, you know that it's definitely time to whip out those sunglasses and slip on your favorite Havaianas flip-flops as the much-awaited summer season has finally arrived!

Year in and year out, Havaianas has embodied the summer state of mind with their vibrant flip-flops and exciting events bringing forth instant joy to the Filipino market. This 2014, Havaianas will be taking it up a notch by bringing in the perfect summer essential ready to take you through your summer activities with the Limited Edition Bright Neon Havaianas Get-Away Bags!

Always be ready to jump into impromptu beach trips and escapades, as the Havaianas Get-Away bag is your best bet for beach and summer necessities. For a minimum purchase of 2 pairs of regular-priced Havaianas merchandise, you can get to avail of the Limited Edition Havaianas Get-Away bag for just Php350! These premium canvas duffel bags are just right with the Havaianas neon summer vibe in 4 bright neon hues (orange, blue, green and pink).

Jump into summer with the Havaianas Get-Away bag and kick off your summer in style!

*Havaianas Get-Away bags can be availed for a minimum purchase of 2 regular-priced Havaianas pairs at participating stores. Promo period is from March 14 - April 30, 2014.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

UNTIL MARCH 2014 ONLY

An unlikely bunch yes, but hey, all these promos are happening only this month of March!

Talk about pre-summer excitement!

HERVE LEGER NOW IN ASIA

The exclusive and ultra chic fashion house responsible for pioneering the iconic "bandage dress" most favored by Hollywood A-Listers like Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Diane Kruger, Miranda Kerr and Jennifer Lopez, has finally found its way to the Philippines' style capital Manila, opening its only store in Asia.
Originally founded in 1985, Herve Leger was acquired by the BCBGMAXAZRIA GROUP where Designer, Chariman and Chief Executive Officer Max Azria brought new life to the label with his own creations.
Flanked by equally high-end and luxurious brands, Herve Leger opens at the upscale East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza last March 11, 2014.

Herve Leger has always been synonymous with the word sexy. And what better way to celebrate its sexiness than to have some of Manila's beautiful and of course, sexy, people gather together at the launch over cocktails and good music?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

LOCALE GASTROBAR

If I were to neglect my Christian morals and decide to live the rest of my life as a glutton, this is where you'll find me in most of my eating time. Believe me, it's a sin that you'll envy doing. At Locale Gastrobar, of course. In any other place, it'd be just meh.

Being the first gastrobar in the Ortigas Center, Locale Gastrobar is a chic and comfortable place to enjoy a drink and excellent food in the area making it the go-to hub for great food, great company, great music, with a full bar serving local and imported beers!

I was just there the other night and boy I can't wait to come back for more of what you're gonna see next!

2014 SUMMER ESSENTIALS (MAILBOX EDITION)


Straight out from my mailbox, let's celebrate the sun with these 2014 Summer Essentials!

Friday, March 7, 2014

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS 2014 WORLD TOUR (SM ACCESSORIES TICKETS GIVEAWAY)

Winners of 4 Grammy Awards including Best New Artist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are all set to party in Manila on March 16, 2014 at the MOA Arena.

Presented by Viber and VISA, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are ready to give every ounce of their energy as they perform their hits like "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us" and party their hearts out with their Filipino fans!

SM Accessories and I are giving away two (2) Lower Box B tickets valued at Php2,650 each to one (1) lucky reader of this blog.

All you have to do is...
1. Like SM Accessories and The PR Guy on Facebook
2. Follow @SMAccessories and @PaulThePRGuy on Twitter
3. Follow @SMAccessories and @PaulThePRGuy on Instagram
4. Tweet "@PaulThePRGuy is giving away tickets to the #SMAccessoriesxMacklemoreRyanLewis concert! #SMAccessoriesSummer http://bit.ly/1lEYoYN"
5. Comment your Facebook Name, Twitter and Instagram IDs, and the link of your tweet on this post.

I'll pick the winner via random.org on the night of March 13, 2014. The winner should be able to claim the tickets at the SM Accessories office near SM Mall of Asia on March 14, 2014.

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And out of 61 valid entries,

the winner of two (2) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lower Box Tickets is...
Congrats EARL PINEDA! Email me at paultheprguy@gmail.com on how to claim your tickets!

THE PERFECT DATE

In the Private Lives episode of House (Season 6), the team had a hard time treating a *ahem* blogger because she insists on discussing all the details of the procedures on her blog to the point of relying her decisions based on the feedback she gets from her readers. Long story short, she didn't die and still had a happy ending with her husband (he threatened to leave her if she's gonna post about choosing a plastic heart valve for her operation instead of a pig's —she's a vegan, by the way. She chose the pig's).

On a more related (and interesting!) note, three male characters went speed dating. Something I wouldn't do in real life. One character got a lot of positive feedback from the female participants and lost to a bet of him getting most of the numbers of the women based on his character (and profession?) instead of his looks. He had to pretend that he was a bum and was not allowed to mention that he's a doctor but still, he emerged popular among the ladies —based on his looks.

Admit it or not, we are initially attracted by what we physically see in a person. That's why I don't like speed dating or worse, blind dates.

I survived a blind date (just one time) when a church mate fixed one for me and this girl. She's not ugly and even has a degree in law. I don't wanna sound like a complete douche-bag, but I was not attracted to her. We talked about a lot of things and eventually found a common interest on business. We just talked about that and nothing else. Well, I actually deflected every "love" topic with non-love ones and boy, I was good at it. As the night ended, I was caught on a crossroad of whether I will kiss her (on the cheek of course, we're born again christians! lol) or not but decided not to and just said my goodbyes and left. Awkward and embarassing, I know. The last I heard of her, she's happily married now and blessed with a kid. Good for her. Good for me, too.

God, I hate blind dates.

If you decide to go on a date one day, make sure that the person you're gonna ask is someone you are attracted to. Mga tipong Ellen Adarna (for the ambitious ones). Or better yet, the ones with really, really good sense of humor! Think the boys of Boys Night Out. Mga gwapings pa!

Also, dates don't have to be over the top to be memorable. Sometimes, the simple and easy ones turn out to be good dates —like a homemade dinner date. Correction: A homemade Top Torikatsu dinner date!

For the Classic lover,
Top Torikatsu Classic
and for the Cheesy ones!
Top Torikatsu Cheese & Chives
How's that for a perfect date?

Follow Top Torikatsu on Facebook!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

6200: MISSION POSSIBLE

The aftermath of Yolanda brought about images of devastation and sorrow in many forms.

But it also brought hope.

A new symbol of hope is coming. Remember this iconic Bench moment?


The boat is making a comeback. And so is Gomez.

Monday, March 3, 2014

TRENDING: #AXEPARTYBUS

The AXE Party Bus jumpstarted its 3-week ride of an all-night Hummer limo and bar party last february 21, 2014.

This is my version of the story.

Pre-#AxePartyBus:
#blobro at @bloheartsasia (Serendra) first before the @axephilippines #axepartybus later.
First stop: Dinner at Aracama.
Ready to wreck (sorry @axephilippines) the #axepartybus with these peeps! @davidguison @lissakahayon @paxieness @ginoboi931 @djtonytoni
It's Hummer time!
O, ayan na ang service!

You guys can also experience riding the #axepartybus! Just follow @axephilippines for details!
Final stop: Party at 71 Gramercy.
Final stop of the #axepartybus! #71Gramercy with Unilever's @cheskieayson and the first Pinoy to go to space @elchupacabraaa @axephilippines
Of course with the Unilever bosses and @djtonytoni at #71Gramercy @axephilippines #axepartybus
The following day...
So this happened last night. And yeah, it was fun! @axephilippines #axepartybus

@teaminstaxph #teaminstaxph
What you just read and saw were just snippets of what actually happened that night. This is the detailed account:

LOOKBOOK #156 - PROJECT LB 14/365 | LAZADA & THE BODY SHOP GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS

Last month was love, now it's graduation season! Oh, how time flies. To those guys graduating, have you thought of what to wear under your academic dress? If I've worn a different kind of pants, I'd definitely suggest this look. Layer like a Yale kid!
21Men button down shirt
Basic House sweater
Topman jogger pants
Fred Perry shoes

HYPE on Lookbook
Photos by Glenn of Fujifilm
Now that school's done (aren't you glad it's over?), what's next? Landing that dream job of yours, of course! Here are some things that might just help you secure it.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

NUDITY ON THE RED CARPET

Hollywood awards season is on full throttle! Aside from the actual awarding itself, this season is also grill time for shows like Fashion Police. It's advisable to not go the safe route (coz it's boring) and arm (or foot?) yourself with what Hollywood's top-notch actors and lifestyle celebrities were sporting these days. The best weapon of choice? Stuart Weitzman's "The Nudist".
Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss wearing black "The Nudist at the Golden Globes 
Golden Globe's Best Actress for Television Drama Series Nominee, Taylor Schilling wearing customized silver "The Nudist"
See the rest of the stars who opted for "nudity" on the red carpet.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

A WEEK'S WORTH OF BLACK

A sad event of epic proportions had me resorting to wearing anything black for the past month. I'm gonna go personal and talk about it on a different entry.

In the meantime, here's a week's worth of everything black!