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LIFE & STYLE: Food, travel, art, culture, beauty, fashion – July 8-14, 2024

LIFE & STYLE: Food, travel, art, culture, beauty, fashion – July 8-14, 2024


Looking for something new to try? Whether that’s food, travel, beauty, hobbies, or fashion, here are some top recos and upcoming events you can check out!

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FOOD: Yoshinoya hosts first Gyudon Festival with Buy-One, Get-One offer

Yoshinoya Philippines is celebrating its inaugural Gyudon Festival from Saturday, July 13 to Monday, July 15 by offering customers a Buy One, Get One promotion on its signature Gyudon Bowl! The promo is available for dine-in and take-out at all Yoshinoya branches and also for delivery.

Yoshinoya’s Gyudon Bowl is made from thinly-sliced beef and onions, simmered in a sweet and savory sauce, and then served over white rice. The festival will also feature new menu items like the Spicy Gyudon Bowl, Cheesy Gyudon Bowl, and Jumbo Bento, paired with sides such as Chicken Karaage and Gyoza.

ART: Space Encounters Gallery and Everything’s Fine PH’s group show from July 12 to August 9

Space Encounters Gallery and bookshop-gallery Everything’s Fine PH will be hosting a group show, where over 12 artists will showcase their artistic takes on the ongoing tensions in the West Philippine Sea. With the prompt, “The battle for our shared waters is a battle that is also cultural” in mind, these artists were asked to rework a Philippine map.

The show will officially open on July 12 and will run until August 9. The exhibition will be held at Space Encounters Gallery, located at Unit 7C, Padilla Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr. Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

BOOKS: Fully Booked’s Mid-Year Sale happening from July 11 to 15

Bookworms can enjoy up to 20% off on D-Coded Items at Fully Booked’s Mid-Year Sale from July 11-15! Visit any Fully Booked store nationwide or shop online from July 3-7.

D-coded items include discounted books of different genres, plus merchandise. Fully Booked has branches in Bonifacio High Street, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Malls the 30th, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, and more.

BEAUTY: SOLA’s new Daily Screen is a 2-in-1 moisturizing sunscreen

SOLA introduced a new Daily Screen SPF 50+/PA+, an easy-to-use daily sunscreen that combines moisturizing and sun protection in one lightweight formula, suited for tropical climates. It offers broad-spectrum UV protection with no white cast.

It uses Glow-Boost Technology, including Korean Black Ginseng for radiance, Niacinamide to even skin tone and minimize pores, and Hyaluronic Acid for hydration. The demi-matte finish helps skin absorption without causing irritation or greasiness, making it suitable for everyday use and as a makeup base.

SOLA’s Daily Screen is available in two sizes – the 7mL travel mini for P145 and the 30mL bottle for P595 – at select beauty stores and online retailers.

FOOD: Celebrate Chocolate Day at Solaire Resort Entertainment City on July 7

Solaire’s restaurants are all sweetened up for Chocolate Day this July! Finestra is holding Sunday brunch featuring chocolate tiramisu tartlets, coffee chocolate Zucotto cake, and milk or white chocolate nitrogen gelato made before your eyes.

Yakumi is exploring innovative Japanese chocolate flavors and will also offer brunch with seafood, meat teppanyaki and personalized hotpot experiences, as well as Japanese-inspired chocolate cocktails and free-flowing Junmai Daiginjo Sake. Unwind at Oasis Garden Cafe for Chocolate Afternoon Tea, featuring luxury chocolates, finger sandwiches, and pastries. There’s also a chocolate feast at Fresh, Patisserie, and the Food Court.