Fall in love freewheelingly with Windscape
Avon celebrates the story of three free-spirited couples to launch Windscape
Global leader in direct selling and the country’s no. 1 fragrance company Avon celebrates the love month with the unveiling of its newest fragrance, Windscape For Him and Her. Windscape is the cool, sparkling fragrance for men and women who live their lives as a daring adventure, who want the sun’s warmth on their skin and the wind rushing in their hair. Windscape evokes the raw power of nature to make your heart pump and your senses come alive.
To mark this special launch, Avon turns the spotlight on three Filipino couples for whom life is a bold adventure, who keep their faces toward change and whose spirits are as free as wind.
SUZI ENTRATA-ABRERA & PAOLO ABRERA: Follow your bliss
Celebrity mom Suzi Entrata-Abrera and triathlete and TV host Paolo Abrera first met in 1997 on the sports-oriented show Gameplan, where they both worked as hosts. Together and on camera, Suzi and Paolo traveled to exciting places, jumped off cliffs, dove into the ocean depths, and took enormous risks to bring the rush of extreme sports to their viewers.
“We were always traveling together, trying out different sports, meeting new people. It was a constant learning experience. It was great to know that there is a huge world out there with so many different sorts of people,“ Suzi said.
“Suzi has a free-spirited and easy-going manner. She has the wonderful gift of always being able to make me smile,” Paolo said on what attracted him to Suzi. “It doesn’t hurt that she’s easy on the eyes too.”
“Paolo still takes my breath away,” Suzi shared. “He is sensitive, kind, funny and devoted.”
“We went on fun adventures in exotic places for Gameplan,” Paolo stated, then adding, “What did you think was gonna happen?”
On 2001, the couple took life's biggest plunge and got married.
Paolo said that they are lucky to work in a “non-traditional” way that has allowed them to be a little more free-wheeling.
“We both love to travel so we would ride on buses, get lost, and find our way again. We don’t mind getting lost because every place has something interesting to offer,” Suzi said. “My parents always encouraged me to follow my own road, and I hope our three kids will see how important it is to follow your heart and be the person you want to be by following your passions and living your dreams.”
“I like being outside and feeling the sun on my skin and the rush of the wind. My ideal day would be spent just sitting at the beach, with no particular plans, just taking things as they come. We go where the winds lead us,” Paolo added.
The couple love going to the movies, having coffee or having lunch together. On weekends, they go running, swimming, go on bike rides or visit the market with the kids. Sometimes, Suzi and Paolo hop on the motorcycle for a ride on weekend afternoons.
However, being in the TV business and not working in 9-to-5 office jobs also presents its own challenges.
“It’s particularly hard for Suzi who has to wake up at the crack of dawn, and sometimes gets home late from taping a second program,” Paolo shared. “It’s hard sometimes to find time for each other, and with three kids as well. But even on extra-busy days, those last two minutes right before you nod off –where you tell each other one last funny story and make each other smile—are golden,” he added.
RISSA MANANQUIL & PAOLO TRILLO: The ordinary can also be extraordinary
“I first met Paolo in a Christmas party for the fashion industry. I was then president of the Professional Models Association of the Philippines while Paolo was managing partner of Fiamma,” said Rissa Mananquil, a model, columnist, and modeling-school teacher.
“I eventually asked Rissa out on dinner dates. As we got to know each other better, I was smitten,“ said Paolo Trillo, Ateneo men's basketball team manager, restaurateur and sportscaster.
“I was impressed by how responsible, hands-on and attentive he was to his business. He always treated his staff well. He’s incredibly down-to-earth, intelligent and principled,” she said.
“I love how Rissa is so humble. She never expects special treatment. I’m so drawn to her because she’s very sweet, considerate and kind-hearted,” Paolo added.
“We love to eat! We enjoy trying different restaurants and cooking together at home. We also indulge in traveling. We like to explore, get lost, and discover new things,” Rissa enthused.
The multi-hyphenated couple always makes it a point to share time with each other, even in extremely bad weather.
Rissa tells how during the height of typhoon Milenyo, which brought Manila to a standstill, the couple just hung out and talked amid the power disruption and general uproar.
“When we’re together, the ordinary becomes extraordinary,” Rissa said.
ISSA LITTON-GARRIDO & TIGER GARRIDO: Open yourself up to everything life has to offer
Issa Litton-Garrido and Tiger Garrido met in a blind date and tied the knot in a Stars Wars-themed wedding ceremony.
“Tiger asked me if I could become his girlfriend by making me check a series of boxes in a placard,” Issa recalled fondly. ”The series of placards began with questions like if I’m happy with him or if he makes me smile, which eventually led to the final question of wanting to be together exclusively.”
“Laughter is definitely a big part of our life,” said Tiger, who is an orthopedic surgeon at De La Salle Medical Center.
“We both don’t take life too seriously, and simply take whatever comes our way,” added Issa, a culinary enthusiast and TV host for a morning show that tackles a grab-bag of topics and a cooking show that features top chefs and their recipes.
“My husband likes to chill and I like fast-paced things yet we manage to make things work between us. Life is definitely not boring having each other and our two daughters,” Issa added.
“I am a surgeon and nobody in the world could imagine me being free spirited, but there are two sides to me: the serious side and the idiot side. God forbid that they overlap!“ he said.
“I love his sense of humor and athleticism. Plus, he’s a really good dancer,” Issa said of her husband, who answered that he loves her competitiveness, resolve, and passion for life.
Tiger proudly stated that free-spirited Issa loves to race on the track, has no problem bungee-jumping off a crane and sky-diving out a plane.
The couple enjoys going to the beach, dancing, watching movies and getting massages together. Given Tiger’s hectic work schedule, they try to enjoy the simple moments of walking together after dinner, or sharing the day’s events with each other, or playing with their girls in their bedroom.
“Life is short. Open yourself up to everything life has to offer. Live with passion. If not, life will just pass you by,” Issa said.
These couples’ free-spirited lifestyle is exactly what Avon’s Windscape wants to evoke with every spray. Windscape For Her features sunny citrus and a hint of crisp apple sparkle through an airy blend of aquatic florals and white musk. Windscape For Him, meanwhile, has zesty citrus that gives lift to a whirl of dewy greens and fresh, invigorating spices. Ah, the scent of freedom, indeed.
You, too, can enjoy a sense of freedom with Windscape. Windscape is now available through Avon Representatives nationwide at a freedom-evoking price of only P800.00. Don’t have an Avon Lady yet? Call Avon Customer Hotline at 8642899 or log on to www.avon.com.ph to find out how you can get in touch with an Avon Representative.
Avon is the world’s leading direct seller of beauty and related products, with $6.8 billion in annual revenues. Avon markets to women around the world through 4.4 million independent sales Representatives. Avon product lines include such recognizable brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Avon Solutions, Avon Naturals, Avon Fashions and Avon Wellness. Avon also markets an extensive line of fashion jewelry and apparel. Aside from providing women with quality beauty products and meaningful earning opportunities, Avon is also the largest corporate supporter of the breast cancer cause. Recently, Avon has announced reaching the new milestone of US$500 million raised and awarded worldwide for access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. More information about Avon and its products can be found on the company’s web site www.avon.com.ph.