• How to Spend a Sunday with the Family at Westgate Center in Alabang

    Looking for a place where you can relax, dine and bond with your family during the weekend? You might want to head over to Westgate Center in Alabang which offers a variety of family, mommy and kiddie-friendly establishments.
    by Stephanie F. Esguerra .
  • Want to make the most of your Sunday with the family? Looking for that one-stop-shop that offers you the essentials for a relaxing, fun, and satisfying Sunday with hubby and the kids? Then troop on over to Westgate Center in Alabang to get your much-needed fix. We give you a recommended plan on where to go and what to try.
     
    STEP 1: Grab some breakfast at Café Breton.
    Craving for a hearty breakfast to start your day? Try Café Breton, a restaurant that specializes in French crepes.
    You can either create your own crepe or take your pick from their menu. Try their butter and sugar crepe is a must-have if you’re a crepe first timer. You can have a tasty crepe as a meal or you can have it for dessert with some ice cream.
    Or, you can opt for other non-crepe offerings off the menu. There’s something for everyone in the family.
     
    STEP 2: Leave the kids at Lil’ Fun Ranch for a few hours of playtime.
    Want your child to have a blast playing his cares away? Let him try the interactive games and the play area of Lil’ Fun Ranch in Westgate Alabang which is over five (kid) stories high! You can leave your kids to play without unnecessary worry. The play area is secure and safe for your child as each section is kid-appropriate (only kids of a certain height can enter certain sections) and all areas have a CCTV cam monitoring all activities.
     
    STEP 3: Rejuvenate, recharge or re-invent yourself.                                                                                                There are plenty of ways to while away your time at Westgate Center. You can hit the gym and break a sweat at Fitness First , or head on over to Serenity Place, an area devoted to your wellness. All the establishments in this area are dedicated to giving you a dose of pampering or relaxation.

    Need a makeover, or a quick hair upgrade? Try Sujivana Salon , which offers hair and beauty services while keeping your personality in mind. They create a profile of their customers based on how daring or conventional they are when it comes to hairstyles. Their questionnaire even asks you if want your stylist to engage you in conversation or leave you to your privacy! That’s service deluxe.

    For stressed parents, the Sujivana day surgery and spa has numerous massage services (such as the Neo-Ayurvedic massage and even a Drift-to-Sleep massage for insomniacs) as well as treatments to meet your pampering and beauty needs. 

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    After updating your look or getting a relaxing massage, try some low-calorie and low-fat treats from Bona Coffee .

    Taste some of their peanut butter cookies and their healthy fruit juices, muffins, sandwiches and coffee blends made from 100% Philippine grown coffee beans. Or you can go over to the UCC Café Terrace for some Japanese fusion dishes.

    STEP 4: Spruce up your home.                                                                                                                                           Step into the Bohemian Nation Trading Co. store, which has various quality handcrafted Indian and Tibetan antique furniture, home décor, and gemstone jewelry.

    Check out their hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind cabinets, display racks, and even beds. Interesting finds include colorful lamps, incense holders, brass figurines, tie-dyed paintings, spice boxes and real frankincense.

    You may also want to visit Orientique, a store offering antique Asian furniture and home accessories from Bali, Pakistan, India and China. They are also proud of their Persian carpets.

    For all other household needs or supplies, head over to MC Home Depot to spruce up your home or purchase household items.

    STEP 5: Cap off the day with a delicious meal with the family.                                                                        What better way to end the day than with a good family meal? You’ll never run out of options on where to eat when you’re at Westgate Alabang. In the mood for some European or Mediterranean food? Try the following:


    Greek restaurant Sophia’s tzatziki, gyros, mousakka, and other grilled lamb dishes;

    Spanish restaurant Alba with their wide selection of different paella dishes;

    Poquito Mas for their Splatino or mix of Spanish, Pinoy, and Latino cuisine; or

    The French Corner for famous chef Billie King’s Mediterranean dishes like the Chillean sea bass.

    For Japanese favorites, try Sushi-Ya! and Red Kimono for some sushi, sashimi, or maki.

    Check out as well the Hula Hula Seafood and Grill Restaurant with their Hawaiian-inspired ambience and great presentation of seafood and grilled dishes. 
    Want some Pinoy food? There’s:

    Kanin Club with their crispy binagoongan, sigarilyas express, tinapa rice, crispy dinuguan and more.

    There’s also Oyster Boy for some Ilonggo versions of dishes such as binagoongang baboy, mangga talaba salad and baboy sa pinya.You can also try Congo Grille . They have a kid-friendly section in their menu. For other family-related celebrations, they also have sizzling dishes and other grilled Pinoy favorites like crispy pata, lechon kawali, or Bicol express.

    If you and your kids are craving for some good ol’ burgers or some certified Angus beef or wagyu (Kobe beef), then Brother’s Burger and Melo’s are just the right restaurants for you. and 

    You don’t have to travel very far next time you’re thinking of a fun-filled weekend. Try out Westgate, Alabang and spend the day there.

     


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