With school back in session soon, you and the whole family need to carve time to bond and relax before everyone's schedules get hectic. So here are five ideas you can try this weekend:
1. Go on an afternoon adventure.
Everyone’s talking about the Upside Down Museum in Pasay. It’s an interactive optical illusion museum. We bet you all your Facebook friends will be baffled on how you took such quirky and gravity-defying photos.
2. Shop for yourself
Emphasis on yourself. We know how moms enter the mall with the intention of buying something for themselves and walk out with bags and bags of shopping for the kids. This time, get something for you, mom. To get you excited, did you know Anello (yes, that cute backpack you’ve been seeing around) is finally opening up shop in the Philippines? Their first store in the country opened June 2 at SM Megamall at the third floor of the Mega Fashion Hall. We heard limited-edition backpacks will be on the shelves so come early if you don’t want to miss out!
Call up the relatives and your kids’ cousins for family lunch at a new restaurant that just opened at UP Town Center, Quezon City. Nono’s is a restaurant that’s inspired by comfort food from home that both kids and grown-ups will enjoy. Order the Homestyle Fried Chicken (crispy and tender!) and the classic and crowd-pleaser Mac & Cheese. Truly indulge with their Pork Belly Balsamic Adobo or their Truffle Cheese Wontons. Dessert options include the Chocolate Oblivion, hailed by critics as one of Manila’s finest.
4. Have a beauty session -- right at home If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, there are simple ways to bring the salon experience at home. First things first: schedule a playdate for the kids so you’ll have the house (or at least a room) all to yourself. Your beauty treatment this weekend can be luxurious, shiny hair with the help of coconut oil. “I use coconut oil for hair and on my skin for deep conditioning,” Dr. Tasneen Bhatia, owner of the Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine, told Prevention. Apply to your strands, comb it through and pile your hair into a lose bun. Make it a pampering session by watching your favorite show while sipping a warm cup of tea.
Try:G Stuff Premium Virgin Coconut Oil (Find stores at Powerplant, Trinoma and Alabang Town Center) and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Genmaicha Green Tea
5. Watch a movie at the cinemas.
This weekend’s line-up of films is for the whole family! First, there’s Wonder Woman, played by the stunning Gal Gadot, as she saves the world from a war that will bring destruction to humankind. You can also catch Johnny Depp as he reprises the role of swashbuckling pirate Captain Jack Sparrow with Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge. And if you’re looking for something that’s, ehem, not for the kids, check the screening times for Baywatch, starring hunks Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.