A month seems like a short time when you have lots of things to do and places to go, so don't waste any moment and plan some fun activities and trips with your barkada. Better do it now before the dreaded Christmas rush! To help you fill out your calendar, we've again compiled a few recommendations. Enjoy October, Candy girls!
Try the newest cubanos in town at PEPI Cubano.
Unit 17 G/F Tropical Palms Condominium Gallardo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
PEPI Cubano just opened a new branch in Legaspi Village, and you need to pay a visit, stat! The place serves authentic Cuban sandwiches in different flavors, so you and your friends will surely find something that suits your tastebuds. There's the classic Pepi Cubano or the sinful Pan De Lechon, to name a couple. Just be sure to drop by early because the place is always packed. Check out their updates via Facebook before you drop by.
Do some early shopping at the Manila Sundance Bazaar.
Metrotent, Ortigas, Pasig City
You'll love the "Gypsy Wonderland theme" of the Manila Sundance Bazaar, happening from October 16 to 18 at Metrotent. The event will showcase your favorite online merchants with boho-chic holiday styles in store just for you. Take this chance to score yourself your holiday and music festival outfits! For more updates and information, visit them on Facebook.
Have some R&R with the girls at the Lotus Pod farm.
Bay, Laguna; with an online shop: www.lotuspodph.com
Manila, although we love it, can be such a hassle sometimes. All the pollution, traffic, crimes, and bad news can really be stressful. That's why you should consider planning an out-of-town trip with the girls for some quiet time. Head over to the Bali-inspired Lotus Pod farm in Bay, Laguna. They conduct agritours where you can learn about organic farming, and it's also a good place to buy organic products that you can bring home to your folks. If you can't pay a visit just yet, you may also order online via their Web shop www.lotuspodph.com.
Get your monthly dose of culture at the Pelicula-Pelikula Spanish Film Festival.
Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Makati City; Intramuros, Manila
Gather your cinephile friends and catch contemporary Spanish films at the Pelicula-Pelikula Spanish Film Festival from October 8 to 18 at the Greenbelt Cinemas, Makati, and October 19 to 25 at Intramuros, Manila. Attending the event is a good opportunity to widen your knowledge of cinema; plus, it can be a new bonding experience with your friends. Visit Instituto Cervantes de Manila on Facebook for updates.
Make Circuit Lane your new hangout spot.
A.P. Reyes Avenue and Hippodromo Street, Carmona, Makati City
Circuit Makati just launched Circuit Lane, a new destination for food, shopping, and entertainment that you should definitely check out with the girls. Establishments like Backyard Kitchen + Brew and Steveston Pizza are now open, while more like the Miracle Art Museum, Mudpie Heaven, Henry's, and Vans are set to open this October and the coming months. Stay updated by liking the Circuit Makati Facebook page.