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They all look good, and perform just as well—if not better. Check out our holiday gift guide of cool steez that allows you to do what you need, in style.   Viviamo! Inc. The Italian word for “We


They all look good, and perform just as well—if not better. Check out our holiday gift guide of cool steez that allows you to do what you need, in style.


Viviamo! Inc.

The Italian word for “We live,” Viviamo! has an extensive line of planners, journals and notebooks that fit your lifestyle whatever it may be.

The Quest Journal2 has a classic exterior design – versatile and stylish that makes it a safe pick for anybody. Whether you’re making plans for your next adventure, important life decisions, or keeping memories of your journeys, the Quest Journal a chic way to go about it.

It contains two elastics for refillable and interchangeable notebooks, as well as a vinyl zippered pouch with small pockets for cards, photos, and other mementos. It’s available in eight colors (coffee, midnight, mint, olive, pastel, powder, rose, and salmon) and comes in three sizes (Travel, Medium, and Mini).

Quest Medium

Meanwhile, the 10th anniversary edition of the Navi Journal1 is the most inspirational yet when it comes to truly immersing yourself in your global travels. Among its plethora of features are 12 monthly divider spreads featuring different festivals from around the world – one for each month!

It also has special pages like packing checklists, bucket lists, and suggested destinations, while also coming with the Travel Curious coupon booklet, which has over PhP25,000 worth of discounts from Viviamo’s partner brands.

A win in every way!

Viviamo! products are available at all leading bookstores nationwide. For more information, visit www.viviamoconcepts.com




It’s everything you can look for in a beach towel—large but compact, super absorbent, yet quick drying, sand-free, and quite a sartorial statement.

Tesalate has developed cutting-edge textile technology with their exclusive AbsorbLite microfiber, which is able to retain up to one liter of water, allows for sand to slip off easily, engineered to dry in half the time, and rolls conveniently into a compact size to fit in your tote.

Australians are known for a lot of things. Now, you can add home of the best beach towels in the world to that list.

Whether you use it as beach mat or a fashion accessory, Tesalate beach towels does it all.

For more info, visit www.tesalate.com



Free Beer Friday

Local brand Free Beer Friday comes from the marriage of style and function. These hip packs are akin to the modern day backpacks – as sartorially in tune, as they are practical.

The Bonnie (11”x4”) and Clyde (13”x7”) hip packs are made of premium synthetic leather and comes in black, white, and brown variants. To check out the rest of their collection, find them on Instagram @freebeerfriday.



Mavic Air

The DJI Mavic Air is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvas easily and without worry, helping you make every moment an aerial one. Its compact size masks a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever.

The Mavic Air is the most portable DJI drone to house a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, its angular vibration range greatly reduced, resulting in steadier shots. In addition to Horizontal, Vertical, and 180° panoramas, the Mavic Air is able to stitch 25 photos together in just eight seconds to create crystal clear 32 MP Sphere panoramas.

The Mavic Air also shoots video at an incredible 4K 30 fps, recording at 100 Mbps, ensuring that every second of your adventures is captured with UHD quality.

Meanwhile, new HDR algorithms help you obtain the right exposure settings intelligently, according to light conditions. This means that overexposed or dark areas are processed for more natural transitions between highlights and shadows, while DSP acceleration allows for more efficient shooting.

An engineering and design marvel, this ultraportable, foldable drone stretches the boundaries of what’s possible – allowing you to stretch your own limits wherever the adventure may take you.