ON THE RADAR
See what’s been buzzing in Eastwood City
Striking a balance between work and pleasure is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Considering all the stress and fatigue one experiences from the daily grind, it’s best to have a place to unwind. Surrounded by corporate offices and commercial buildings is the heart of Manila’s shopping and leisure capital. Often described as the country’s first cyberpark, Eastwood City has become the place where people come to work in the day and play at night.
More than a business hub, Eastwood City is a neighborhood. It’s a community of officegoers and residents, and is home to a number of commercial buildings and recreational establishments. The place is continuously growing and expanding as more people frequent the area. Adding to the current roster of leisure venues, here are some of the things to try and watch out for in Eastwood.
Sweet and delectable
New additions to the café and dessert scene are Tim Hortons and Blk 513. Canada’s best loved coffee chain is unlike any other in the metro, offering delicious brew and affordable meal combinations that can take you from breakfast to afternoon meetings. Giving an innovative take on the frozen yogurt craze is Blk 513. Their charcoal-infused yogurt elevates the cold confection to even healthier heights with added benefits such as anti-aging and anti-bloating. Want something extra? Choose from a wide variety of toppings.
Giving convenience to residents’ meal preparations and dining preferences are Marketplace by Rustans, Yakitori Nanbantei, and 80 Queens. A supermarket filled with top of the line merchandise, premium artisanal food, and high quality cuts is what gives people a reason to stop and shop at Marketplace by Rustans. If you fancy a nice sit-down meal at a restaurant, Yakitori Nanbantei is the place to try out. This Japanese concept restaurant specializes in the art of kushiyaki or skewered/grilled meats, and is a first in Quezon City. For a more laid-back dining experience, 80 Queens is an easy choice. From the creators of Blk 513 comes another healthy affair: 80 Queens serves nachos infused with activated charcoal and eye-catching beet root fries.
Relax and recreations
Fill your weekends with relaxing activities like a pampering session at Wink or embrace the artist in you by trying out some of the workshops at Mosaic by the Creek. A bonafide expert on painless and safe hair removal and skin whitening technology, Wink lets you achieve that perfect, smooth, and fuss-free skin from head to toe. Going for a more artistic route, Mosaic by the Creek gives you a unique and creative outlet to relieve stress. Here, guests can tap their inner artists and create colorful mosaic masterpieces.
For those who are more into the physical kind of destressing, Kidzoona and Kodanda are cool options to check out. Trying out a new sport like archery at Kodanda might lead to a new hobby. Everyone is welcome, whether professionals or enthusiasts. Guests are encouraged to try out the low-intensity activity that can sharpen one’s coordination and aim, while developing precision and balance. While big kids try their hand at archery, little ones can pass the time and enjoy an unforgettable playdate at Kidzoona. Here, kids can sharpen their motor and social skills while playing in a deep inflatable slide-and-ball pool. They can also let their imaginations run wild while creating Lego-like structures and finding their way around an impressive mini city.
Newly added stores in Eastwood City Clockwise from left: Tim Hortons, Marketplace by Rustans, Yakitori Nanbantei, and Kodanda
To know more about Eastwood City and other Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, visit their website at http://www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com or call 709-9888