3 Things to try at the Shang’s own ‘Parisian Plaza’ this February

I know everyone would love to travel out of the country if they had a chance, but at the moment, the malls are the closest we can visit to get a taste of foreign vibes (because we don’t have enough parks in Manila). This February, if you’re looking for a place where you can live your Emily in Paris dreams while celebrating Valentine’s Day and National Arts Month, check out Shangri-La Plaza‘s Grand Atrium which has recently been revamped to look like picturesque towns such as Place Vendôme, Place de la Sorbonne, and Place de la Concorde!

Note: Before heading out to enjoy the great outdoors, please get your COVID-19 booster shots, put your face mask on, bring some handy-dandy alcohol, and always observe social distancing.

Here’s a quick checklist of must-try activities if you’re dropping by in the next few weeks:

1. Take your date or date yourself at the Parisian Plaza

Lounge by the center fountain and shop for food from the selection of quaint stalls featuring delicious pastries from Edsa Shangri-La Bakeshop, dishes from Duck & Buvetteand Cibo, and pretzels from Auntie Anne’s. Get fresh bouquets or unique floral creations from shops like Holland Tulips, Ester Flowershop, Floral Creation by Lynn, Royal, and Dutch Delightto keep or gift to someone special. Then browse and shop for pretty items and nifty knick knacks at brands like Rustan’s Department Store and Daiso.

Like many Parisian squares, the Grand Atrium is also a place for fun and entertainment. The plaza comes even more alive with street performers like mimes and buskers on February 12-14.

2. Treat yourself and shop for stylish clothes

Treat yourself, dress to impress, or shop ’til you drop! Emily isn’t Parisian, but she sure can dress as fashionably as one. There’s a certain je ne sais quoi in the way the French dress, having mastered the art of looking effortlessly put together. They may dress to impress but never look like they do.

At the Shang, one can truly emulate this coveted style with iconic French labels to complete the chic aesthetic. The ever-popular pique polos from Lacoste and elegant and contemporary designs from Daniel Hechter (touted the world’s first fashion label to bring affordable luxury to the high street) should always take up space in one’s wardrobe. And agnes b. is the place to go for stylish leather handbags and cheeky accessories.

3. Dine the Parisian way

In the tradition of French outdoor cafes and bistros terraces, the Shang has enhanced its Dine Al Fresco at the Ledge Level 6 to reflect a decidedly City of Lights style. To add more joie de vivre to everyone’s dining experience, buskers are set to serenade diners there as well as at the House of Wagyu, Streetscape, Corazon, and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leafon Valentine’s Day.

As someone named “Frances”, I’m really excited to channel my inner Parisian and drop by the Shang #FortheLoveofArtatShang this February. Hope to see you there! 🙂

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4 Replies to “3 Things to try at the Shang’s own ‘Parisian Plaza’ this February”

  1. Omg wow perfect place to visit , lalo na ngayong valentines na planong mag date . Super perfect nito . Thank you for sharing ❤️😍

  2. Yay perfect place kasama loved ones natin ngayong valentine’s day for sure mag enjoy tayo jan and magiging unforgettable experience natin 🤩

  3. Super cute Ng mga cakes and sure na perfect gift ito ngayong valentine’s day sure na magugustuhan ng pagbibigyan natin ito looks so delicious 🥰😋

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