Happy long weekend! If you’re one of the lucky people who get time off from work, here’s a suggestion: actually take the day off! You don’t need studies to prove that taking a break does wonders for your mental and physical health. Even if you find yourself without plans to go out of town, there’s a hideout in the metro that helps you get out of work mode–yup, we’re talking about Santolan Town Plaza. But what’s there to do? Here are a few suggestions on how to spend a long, relaxing, fun-filled weekend.

Catch Up on Reading


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Check out @_fullybooked’s must-reads and new titles to inspire your daily grind #OnThisSideOfTown!

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Remember your New Year’s resolution to read more books this year? Use the time off as an opportunity to finally pick up that novel you’ve been eyeing at Fully Booked, which welcomes you when you pull up the driveway. As soon as the cashier rings it up, peel it open and start turning pages!

The best part? Santolan Town Plaza has quiet, comfortable nooks perfect for some alone time with a book.

Tackle a Home Project

After Marie Kondo inspired you to tidy up, aren’t you just raring to spruce up your space? The long weekend is the perfect time to get cracking on a home project. If you’re looking to make big changes at home, pieces from Furniture Source could help make your Pinterest board come to life. 

But if had smaller additions in mind, you can always run to True Value. Stock up on tools, equipment, and materials that will help get you started on your DIY project.

Do One Thing You’ve Been Putting Off

Yup, no more excuses! Santolan Town Plaza can help you check off that thing that’s perpetually on your to-do list. Get your specs upgraded at Asian Eye Institute; get a check up at Medical City; have those pants tailored at Altersmith. Whatever it is, just do it! Getting it done will make you feel better.

Plan a Movie Marathon

The Oscars are airing over the long weekend. What better way to celebrate than with a movie marathon of nominees for Best Picture? Catch Green Book, A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Black Panther at Santolan Town Plaza until February 26. Book hassle-free via www.santolantownplaza.powerplantcinema.com/

You can also watch new releases: Lego Movie 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World this weekend.

Unplug and Unwind


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Indulge in no-fuss, relaxing mani-pedis at Nail Spa #OnThisSideOfTown!

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Recent research suggest that spending too much time on your devices is correlated with anxiety and depression. Use the long weekend as a chance to put your phone away for a few hours while getting pampered. Book an appointment at Nail Spa, Piandre, or Wink Laser Studio for much needed R&R.

So many things to do, so little time! The good news is this is just the first of many long weekends in 2019.

See you at Santolan Town Plaza!