Who’s On The Cover?
April is traditionally our travel issue – there’s something about the summer months that activates our wanderlust. This issue tries to show you how you can make the most of your upcoming beach trip with the barkada, how to make every day of summer sulit (even if you have limited VL’s left!) and how to finally start checking off items on your bucket list. Lovi Poe, a perennial beach babe favorite, graces our summer cover and shares the unbearable lightness of her being – she’s so happy it scares her. We’re thrilled for her, and wish this kind of happiness for every one of our readers. She relates the secret of her happiness as well as her determination to grow as an actress.
Heed the words of wisdom from Editor-at-Large Bianca Gonzalez: There is no better time than now for you to travel. Think about it: we are young and single, we have the energy and enthusiasm to explore, we need to create our networks, and we all have much to learn – travel and experience are the best life teachers.
Do you know you can have your dream Boracay weekend on just P5000? Of course, it won’t be as luxurious, but it’ll be just as fun – and more of an adventure to boot! On that note, what exactly is the Boracay body? This ultimate summer destination demands the ultimate summer body – or does it? We asked real guys and girls to break it down for us. Did you get some summer lovin’ during your trip? Real guys dish details on how to tell if your romance is a fling or the real deal. We’ve also got an interesting story on international love: real life interracial couples share how they make their love work through cultural (and sometimes even long distance) barriers.
Summer is all about sun-kissed beauty, but realize that it’s also about protection from the sun – summer means sunscreen: the ultimate skin must-have. You can’t just slap it on and call it a day. We help you choose the best kind of sunscreen for every level of protection your skin needs. Trust us, sunscreen is worth it. Get maximum beauty mileage with our recommended beauty travel kits, tailor-fit for any destination or travel situation.
Ever wondered what the best 8 cities to travel alone to are? We’ve got them all lined up inside, along with tried and tested tips that every traveler will want to know. No VL? No problem: feel like you’re on vacation even when you’re stuck in the city. Make the most of your summer by paying it forward – volunteer. Get some ideas from four organizations who try to help in every way they can, and be inspired by volunteers who have taken the leap and are all the better for it.
We couldn’t have done it without:
Photography: Cyrus Panganiban
Art Direction: Tin Lagula
Assisted by: Ionne Ocampo
Styling: Rain Dagala
Assisted by: Portia Ladrido
Makeup: Paolo Maranan
Hair: Jaime Sy
Sittings Editor: Ning Hilario
Shoot Coordination: Bea Gabuya
Photography Assistant: Kyle Shih
Shoot Assistants: Jay-Anne Aguirre and Guia Galvez
Shot on location at F1 Hotel, Bonifacio Global City
Special thanks to Juju Eats