Holidaying In Style: How Filipino Personalities Spent Their Christmases
Some people like cozying up at home for Christmas, while others look forward to traveling during the holiday break. For our favorite Filipino personalities, spending Christmas abroad was one of the best things about the season! From model and influencer Isabelle Daza to columnist and fashion icon Tessa Prieto, see how these lovely ladies spent their holidays, and maybe even pick up an idea or two for next year's Christmas.
Expectant mom Belle Daza gladly chose France to spend her Christmas in. It comes as no suprise considering that her husband, businessman Adrien Semblat, is a Frenchman. The parents-to-be strolled around the beautifully lit Marché de Noël in Strasbourg, a French Christmas market livened up by lights, sounds, and countless trinket and food stalls.
If you've dined at or know of The Wholesame Table, a restuarant that specializes in delicious yet healthy comfort food, then you should turn your attention to its founder, Bianca Elizalde. The Filipino restauranteur is out and about with her family in San Francisco this year enjoying a crisp Christmas spent exploring the west coast city's urban sites and outdoor getaways.
Career-driven woman Steph Kienle may be a busy mom, but she never forgets that family always comes first no matter what. This Christmas, furniture brand Philux's head of sales and marketing is enjoying lots of family time in France, creating memories that will last her and her loved ones a lifetime.
As the wife of Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao, Jinkee and her family are enjoying a white Christmas in snowy South Korea. Updating us on the sumptuous meals her family eats, the awesome places they visit, and pretty much all their moments of bonding together via social media, it's heartwarming to see this family enjoy this special time together.
Award-winning Filipino jewelry designer Ann Ong takes a break from a hectic schedule. She and her family have chosen the Land Down Under to spend Christmas in, and they're in for a real treat when they celebrate the holidays abroad without cold or snow, but with lots of sunshine and beach trips instead!
Tessa Prieto, best known for her head-turning style, is away in California spending time with her family in one of the state's most popular ski destinations, Northstar California Resort in Lake Tahoe. Accessorizing with pink ear muffs and a pompom scarf, this fashionista never fails to look great wherever she goes.
Iza Calzado is in Laguna. Laguna Phuket, that is! Opting for a tropical retreat, this actress is enjoying a holiday away in one of Thailand's most exclusive resort complexes with fiance Ben Wintle. At the end of her trip, she'll surely come home with an enviable tan!
Kris Aquino, along with her two boys (who are quickly growing into dashing young men) Joshua and Bimby, are enjoying a food-filled holiday in Japan. Bundled up in multiple layers, this family doesn't seem to be minding the cold and is instead concentrating on getting much needed quality time together.
Lead photo via Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez Instagram