Do your shopping away from the crowd-A A +A
Sunday, February 3, 2013
CEBU City truly has the crown settled perfectly on her head as the premiere tourist, lifestyle, and shopping destination in the South. Everything is almost a stone’s throw away—white-sand beaches, museums, first-class hotels and restaurants, and malls that carry all that you may need from A to Z.
One of Cebu City’s finest one-stop shop is the Banilad Town Centre located in the heart of the bustling Banilad where schools and residential villages abound.
A jeepney- or taxi-ride away from most of Cebu City’s major destinations, BTC rises almost majestically on a sprawling lot, allocating ample walking, as well as parking, space for every visitor. What makes BTC a cut above all commercial complexes is not only its convenient location, but also the bevy of shops that has everything for even the pickiest shopper. BTC takes pride in its various specialty shops and services, food beverage and entertainment outlets, early breakfast zones and health and fitness spots where one can easily spend a laid back Saturday or Sunday, browsing through wares or ordering and enjoying yummy food.
One of the best features of Banilad Town Centre is actually the home furnishing and retail stores under its wing as they have some of the best and unique items you will ever find.
For the sports enthusiast, Adidas Sports Depot, Bikecology, Gear Up Zone, and Nike Athletic Club are all on the ground floor ready to serve your athletic needs.
Any makeup aficionado would know who Jane Iredale is and you might be giddy to know that Glamour Secret carries the brand, so you can try this world-renowned mineral makeup brand.
If you’re tech savvy or just someone who loves to tinker with gadgets and change your iPhone or SIII cases as often as you change clothes, JV Shop N Shop is the store for you.
While some can be such tech gods, others spend their time tinkering and checking out appliances. Home entertainment systems, flat screen TVs, big booming sound systems, kitchen appliances, you name it, The First Family Appliance Circle Corporation has it. T
BTC may not be a huge mall but they surely have a carefully chosen set of shops for every fashionista. Bergamo has both men and women’s formal clothing for those special occasions where one needs to look dapper, while Chains, EXS, and Republik can take care of your casual dresses, polo shirts, bags, accessories, and whatnots. If you’re into leather bags and shoes, you may want to pay Angels Collection a visit and see all the leather goods they can offer.
It’s all these nifty little details that make a house truly a home. Decorate and define your abode with selected pieces from At Home with Nice Things and Premium Concepts. Let beautiful and intricate home accessories welcome your guests with elegance and warmth. To complete the whole look of your home, you may find some colorful or subdued or classy draperies at Shell Canvass.
When the kids get cranky with all of the shopping, bring them to Toys @ Work where they can enjoy browsing through loads of fun and educational toys, as well as kids’ apparel. It’s a win-win for both adults and children in BTC!
Finally, to cap a fulfilling day of going through BTC’s nook and cranny of awesomeness, you may choose among a variety of restaurants to satisfy growling stomachs. Or you can sooth aching muscles with a massage from any of the spa, or pamper yourself with a manicure, pedicure, and hot oil. All these and more, you can do and find in BTC.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 04, 2013.