La Dolce Vita is the dream of many Filipinos. We strive and slave for luxury, contentment, and joyous experiences. And if we can't have it now, we read everything about it to be ready to live it.
Because print and broadcast could never encompass the wide variety of Filipino aspirations, hundreds of lifestyle blogs have sprouted to fill the demand. Many have built a formidable audience because of their wit and ability to spark people's interest.
Here is a list of 49 blogs worth reading on their own and for potential insights into their audiences. In no particular order:
1. The Feed
Want to know what's new and popular in the geeky crowd? The Feed gives a sample that can't be found anywhere else.
Billing itself as the Philippines' top fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog, Earthlinggorgeousis designed to cater and empower women.
A personal blog with a wide range of interests and a great deal of heart, Annalyn.net talks about everything that tickles the author's fancy.
When in Manila is the top online magazine in Manila and the Philippines. The blog offers an awesome look into the Philippines, its sights, sounds, and stories.
Cute, girly, and creative, Artsy Fartsy Ava talks about enjoyable experiences and what's making waves.
Juan Manila Express calls itself a magazine-themed blog. It hosts a variety of topics from tech and headline news to entertainment and the daily grind.
Swirling Over Coffee is conversations about interesting things. It talks about gadgets and the latest opportunities for techies and professionals.
Richard Paglicawan's LionheartTV is the leading celebrity and entertainment blog, bringing breaking entertainment news, music, celebrity fashion, and reviews.
Self-described as dumpsite of author Gretchen Gatan's favorite things, the blog is a treasure trove of lifestyle tips and experiences.
John Bueno's blog aims to redefine the everyday life of Filipino Men. It’s filled with discussions on alternative men's lifestyle.
A blog that lives up to its name, a Mix of Everything talks about entertainment, fashion, food, and more!
12. Lifestyle Bucket
Lifestyle Bucket features the latest news, hot tips, rave reviews and personal experiences on travel, food, technology, entertainment and more.
RodelFlordeliz, a.k.a. Radio Jock, Flynn Ryder, is a media practitioner, TV and events host, video editor, and blogger. His page talks about his personal style, brands, fashion, and other things.
14. Orange Magazine
More than anything else, Orange Magazine is dedicated to the constant creation of fresh and true content that excites their readers.
One of the top ten lifestyle bloggers in Asia, Hannah writes about things that she loves including pole dancing, food, health and nutrition, love and life, travel, gadgets, gaming, and the good life.
16. The Fanboy SEO
Just like the name says, it's the blog for every fanboy. Fanboy SEO features movies, comics, games, and gadgets.
One of the most influential bloggers for Luzon, AzraelColadilla's blog reports about his interests in pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media.
ASK by Flow Galindez tackles a wide range of topics including advocacy, entertainment, lifestyle, gadgets and technology, food, sports, and many more.
KathRivera.com has it all. It's a beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and mommy blog that shares reviews on beauty products, makeup and skin care.
Rochelle Rivera's blog is a proud mommy's life journey that deals with beauty, fashion, food, my kids, travel and everything in between.
21. Woman in Digital
Marjorie Uy's blog shares her crazy reflections on life, love for food, and zest for travel, spiced up with health-related topics, beauty, home and household, and gadget reviews.
22. Rockstar Momma
Rockstar Momma chronicles the lifestyle and events of a Filipina mom struggling to balance career and family.
MJ de Leon's blog can’t keep to one subject so it contains a hodgepodge of glimpses on diverse subjects and into a truly original life.
24. All Chucked Up!
From a movie star, Chuckie Dreyfus has realized that he is a blogger at heart. His personal blog covers almost everything under the sun because of his love of a lot of subjects.
25. Manila Shopper
Need to find the best deals for a whole lot of items? Look no further than this blog written by someone who loves the thrill of bargain hunting.
26. Ely's Planet
Overflowing with content, Ely's Planet talks about lifestyle, travel, entertainment, and social issues. Find reviews about blogs and theater shows in one page.
Billing itself as the premiere guide for the latest in Philippine entertainment and lifestyle, Rod Magaru's blog features tons of articles on television, movies, music, travel, food, and more.
Written by couple Rey Belen and Cristell Torres, GirlandBoyThingfeatures the coolest products, events, and places best suited for men and women – whether single, in a relationship,or “it’s complicated”.
This whimsical blog talks about subjects close to a woman's heart: travel, food, fashion, beauty, gadgets, events, theater, and more.
Ruth Floresca's blog is her take on subjects that are not assigned by her editors. As a mother, she writes articles on moms like her, wellness topics, and even business agendas.
Writing about gadgets, food, and more, blogger Ryan San Juan brings his insightful personal takes into his reviews and writings.
Eli Villagonzalo and Raffy Pedrajita collaborate to write about photography, events, models, showbiz, food and restaurants, tech and travel, enterprise news, and more.
As a digital marketer, JonelUy brings a fresh perspective to events, food, style, and gadgets.
In her blog, Ria Hazel Lumandog brings her love for writing, books, singing, traveling, fashion, and photography into the foreground.
35. Shopgirl Jen
Do you love the topics of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle? Then here's a mommy blog for you. It regularly features styles and sales to check out.
Amazing Jing for Life caters to the Amazing – whether it's lifestyle, entertainment, fashion, music, movies, and more – Jing Javier will cheerfully blog about it.
37. Digital Filipina
Digital Filipina discusses subjects relevant to women, especially lifestyle, events, and food.
Myrna Roman's blog specializes in the coordination and intersections between travel, advocacy, business, lifestyle, technology entertainment, food and other social issues.
39. Lemon Green Tea
Lemon Green Tea chronicles a woman's journey towards enjoying all of life's simple pleasures, such as skincare, lippies, fashion, shoes, books, movies, and life stories – with a large cup of lemon green tea.
40. Manual to Lyf
Manual to Lyf offers reviews and thoughts on the latest movies, TV series, music, art, and even health to enrich its reader's lives.
41. Life of Aci
Loud and wacky, AciBornea's blog shows off her personality. She loves to write about her various trips – whether its food or road.
Trixie Reyna's engaging blog carries a great deal of content and opinions on her girlish likes – such asyoga, traveling, dining out, shopping, and makeup.
43. Pilipinas Daily
Pilipinas Daily is an online magazine that chronicles the biggest happenings in the Philippines.
44. Mami and Family
Mami and Family showcases everything in the world of parenting. It includes events, food, places, fashions, music and everything else fit for the familyto enjoy.
A blog written by a girl gone geek overnight, it features refreshing views on everything related to lifestyle.
While focused on health, the more includes travels, adventures, and experiences collected by wife and SEO specialist, Cheryl True.
Eccentric Yet Happy is one of the top 10 emerging influential blogs. With a wide variety of topics at hand, it brings a spotlight on current trends and advocacies.
Written by Ace Paragyo, IamACEsome shares his experiences with food and travels all around the world.
Uberlicious aims to be your guide to the most happening events, food, places, gadgets, and everything in between.