• Family Weekend Itinerary! Where to Go, Shop, and Eat on July 13 to 15

    Here's a list of things you shouldn't miss this weekend.
    by Kitty Elicay .
  • Family Weekend Itinerary! Where to Go, Shop, and Eat on July 13 to 15
    IMAGE Power Plant Mall/Facebook and @macaoimperialteaph/Instagram
  • There are lots of new things to try this payday weekend! Explore an outdoor expo, try a newly-opened restaurant or just chill at a relaxing cafe. There are also sales for mom, dad, and the kids! Here's a list of things you shouldn't miss this weekend:

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    What to do

    Visit expos

    Warner TV Pop Expo

    If you and your kids love superheroes and pop culture, then head out to Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City on Saturday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 12 midnight for the Warner Pop Expo. The event is free with loads of exciting activities like board games, trivia contests ,and even archery play! There will also be talks on film and writing, comics and art, and toys, sculpture, and tech. Shop around as local exhibitors will be selling their merchandise and expect freebies and giveaways for those who will sign up for the event. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

    Pet Express Dog and Cat Expo 2018

    You’ll get to bond with the family and even take your furry friends along at the Pet Express Expo happening on July 14 and 15 at the SMX Mall of Asia. There will be a pet blessing, a pet costume contest, and pet lifestyle and wellness talks. You’ll also get exclusive discounts on various pet products!

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    Where to eat

    The Grid Food Market 


    Power Plant Mall’s new wing features a food hall called The Grid Food Market that has 15 tenants offering a variety of flavors so family members can each try something different. From the interiors alone, it definitely has an upscale feel that sets it apart from mall food courts.

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    From Bun Appetit’s Lobster Mac and Cheese, La Chinesca’s street tacos, Tsukemen’s ramen and Le’ Chon’s Lechon Porchetta, your tummies will definitely be filled with good food!

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    DC Super Heroes Café


    Even if you’re unfamiliar with the DC universe, you and your kids will still enjoy dining at this café inspired by the Justice League superheroes. The interiors are inspired by DC landmarks, and they even have comics, toys, and various merchandise for sale.



    Kids will enjoy the Deep Cacao Milk Chocolate Smoothie and the Berry Cheesecake Smoothie while mom and dad can try the Salmon Green Curry. (Check out our feature of the restaurant here.)

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    Macao Imperial Tea

    Here’s another cool spot to hang out with the kids! The milk tea brand, which celebrated their first anniversary last month, is known for its cute reusable tumblers and colorful drinks.

    Mom and dad can try the matching For You and For Me drink, which is their signature iced caramel macchiato and iced strawberry milk respectively. Kids can try any of their soda series, like the Over the Rainbow soda made with strawberry and lemon syrup or their Cherry Blossom soda.

    Where to shop

    National Book Store Thank You Sale

    With some schools opening a new school year this July and August, you still have time to buy supplies and get big discounts at National Book Store’s Thank You Sale from July 13 to 18. Score up to 75% off on imported books and brands and school and office supplies. You can even shop online via their website!

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    Ogalala S.T.E.A.M. Sale

    Get your kids to love S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) by engaging them with toys that are designed for active learning. Check out Ogalala branches in Shangri-La Plaza and Ayala Malls the 30th and get up to 80% off on fun toys! You can also shop via their website. Sale runs from July 13 to 23!

    Etude House Sale

    Treat yourself to new makeup with up to 40% discounts on selected items. Promo runs from July 6 to 31, 2018!

    The Sports Warehouse Big! Big! Sale

    Get your new kicks at the Sports Warehouse sale happening on July 13 to 15 at The Block Atrium, SM North Edsa. Get up to 80% off on brands like Nike, Adidas, and New Balance. Entrance fee is Php20.

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    Bid Bad Wolf Book Sale



    Big Bad Wolf is back and it’s now happening in Cebu! Choose from over 1 million books at 60-80% discounts. The sale will run from July 13 to 23 at the IEC Convention Center, Cebu City. Want to know what to expect? Click here for a review of their Manila sale earlier this year.

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