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Metro Summer Kicks Off With An Exclusive Boracay Party That Rules All Summer Soirées

A warm, sunny hello from Metro from the pristine sands of Boracay! 



Metro Summer Soul, Metro's by-invitation, two-day summer event that treats VIP guests to one-of-a-kind experiences, returns to the country's top summer beach destination this year to shine the spotlight on the island's grand reopening and celebrate Metro's milestones and new beginnings this year. 

Metro Channel's Beached and EIC on the Move are set to launch their second seasons, while Metro Magazine's sizzling Body Issue that's hotly anticipated year after year were just some of the achievements highlighted in the occasion. 


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With Metro's print titles Metro Magazine, Metro Society, Metro Home, and Metro Weddings alongside Metro.Style and Metro Channel's EIC On The Move host Raul Manzano at the forefront of the event staged at the timelessly beautiful Discovery Shores Boracay, Metro Summer Soul 2019 was as memorable as it could have been. 



There to enjoy the festivities were power duos and handsome couples like Beached hosts Marc Nelson and Rachel PetersMetro Society girls Georgia Schulze and Mika Lagdameo-Martinez, models and expecting parents Hideo Muraoka and Fatima RabagoMetro Most Stylish Apples Aberin and Miles Roces, as well as Azkals star Phil Younghusband and his fiance Margaret Hall. 


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Having experienced many of Manila's best events over the years, these guests were in for a whole new experience comparable to none when they arrived for Metro Summer Soul's first day of sunset socials: A very Filipino lunch at Indigo Restaurant, followed by time to refresh in their suites filled with beach and summer essentials from Schwarzkopf Professional, Beauty Bar, Lush, Clinique, Glad, Burt’s Bees, SIP PH, Hello Gorgeous, Lagu, Sining, Serena, Havaianas, Browhaus and Strip, Mandala Spa, Biore, Kool PH, Havaianas, Blanc and White, and The Medical City!

All of these sponsors and more certainly helped make the event Metro-standard, pampering guests like they've never been before. 



Loving our beach essentials for #MetroSummer2019! ?? What's inside our bag? Check out this list: Schwarzkopf Shampoo and Conditioner set, The Medical City lootbag, a Beauty Bar set (highlighter, lip balm and mask), Burt's Bees lipbalms, Clinique set (lipstick and moisturizer in an uber cute Marimekko pouch), a fab pair of Havaianas, Biore Eyemask and Biore UV Spray, Lush soap and headband, Serena tanning lotion, Kool PH Tumbler, Lagu (Beach blanket and beach bag), Hello Gorgeous Glam Box (Pink box), Sining by Jobelle Medina earrings, and a SIP PH metal straw. All our products were waiting for us in our rooms together with a Blanc and White canvas bag, perfect for bringing these essentials to the beach!!???? Follow our official hashtag #MetroSummer2019 to live it up with us in the gorgeous, newly-rehabilitated island of Boracay. ?? . . . @metrosocietyph @metromagph @metrodotstyle @metrochannelph @discoveryshoresboracay #discoveryshores #metrodotstyle #metrochannel #metromagph #summer #summerfun #summerparty #beachparty #party #beach #clearskies #nature #sand #sea #summervibes #summervibes #vitaminsea #goodies #giveaway #gifts #essential #essentials #beachessentials

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Once ready for an evening of wining and dining, the Metro Summer Soul set headed over to sunset-hour cocktails followed by the lushly decorated welcome dinner put together by the talented Teddy Manuel and made better by Moet Chandon and The Write Impressions.


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Guests arrived in stylish summer-perfect ensembles to show off their equally beach-ready bods, all of whom wasted no time in enjoying the sumptuous feast that lay before them and the lovely company they were surrounded with.




Metro Summer Soul's second day of celebrations proved to be even more lively and filled with surprises. 

Kicking things off with a dip in Boracay's turquoise waters, guests stunned in their best swimsuit looks and gamely posed for photos during sunset for Metro's photo booth. The fun continued into the night, with an all-white dinner party set up as the main event.  


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With a satisfying spread and drinks by The Botanist and Remy Cointreau International to fuel everyone throughout the evening, the program began with the warm welcome from CPI Head Paolo Pineda, who talked about the new and exciting plans of the Metro super brand, followed by Metro Magazine and Metro.Style Editor-in-Chief Geolette Esguerra, who introduced the Metro Body Issue campaign. This was followed by hosts Marc Nelson and Rachel Peters who shared their experience working together in Beached; followed by Lala Ventura, Metro Channel head, who soon introduced the new season of EIC on the Move with host Raul Manzano. 

The program ensued with a heartfelt speech by Discover Shores' Hotel Manager Joegil Escobar, a surprise birthday greeting for Shangri-La's Dave Junker, and of course, a grand toast to celebrate everything Metro. 





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In final show of appreciation of its guests, Metro Summer Soul also put together a lighthearted awarding ceremony for those who shone the brightest at the event. Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez was given the most LUSHious Skin of the Night award, Best Summer Hair by Schwarzkopf to Georgia Shulze-del Rosario; and the Summer Maven Award from The Medical City ultimately went to not one, but two guests—Rachel Peters and Phil Younghusband!


Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez with LUSHious Skin of the Night award


Georgia Schulze-del Rosario with Best Summer Hair by Schwarzkopf


Rachel Peters and Phil Younghusband with Summer Maven Award from The Medical City



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All in all, Metro Summer 2019 proved to be a massive hit once again, nine years after it was first held—it definitely retains its crown as the the summer event to attended by Manila's well-heeled. 


Images from @metrosocietyph @eiconthemove_ 

Photographs by Jack Jarilla