Day 288/365: Eton Centris Walk

Day 288/365: Eton Centris Walk

October 16, 2011

Looking for alternative malls to chill out other than SM’s, Robinson’s, Megaworlds and Ayala’s? Yes, from the Tycoon list of Henry Sy’s of SM Malls, Gokongweis of Robinsons Galleria’s, Andro Tan of Megaworld Properties (Eastwood, Mckinley Hills), Zobel’s of Ayala Center, Serendra and High Street and introducing Lucio Tan’s Eton Place-Centris.

About Eton Centris:
A milestone project of Eton Properties Philippines Inc., Eton Centris is poised to change the skyline of Quezon City with its urbane master plan and distinctively modern architecture.  It will offer a seamless blend of posh residential towers, well-planned office blocks and vibrant retail and leisure destinations, providing a fully-integrated and self-contained lifestyle.
Some of the existing and upcoming components of Eton Centris
Centris Station- A two-level commercial centre with a direct link to the Quezon Avenue MRT station.  It is anchored by SM Hypermarket and hosts an interesting mix of specialty food outlets, specialty stores and service-oriented shops.
Centris Walk- This exciting strip is master-planned to be the new dining, lifestyle and entertainment capital of the metropolis. It caters to Metro Manila’s gourmet food enthusiasts, bar hoppers and party lovers. This new dining and lifestyle oasis will feature lush landscape, covered walks and pedestrian-friendly promenades, making use of “green architecture”.
Eton Cyberpod Centris- This is the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) office space component lined along EDSA. One Cyberpod Centris was completed last October 2009 while Two Cyberpod Centris is under construction and expected to be completed on the 1st Quarter of 2012.
Elements – This is an upcoming events venue that will be well located and suited to accommodating social functions like weddings, birthdays, family parties, and corporate functions like conferences and seminars.
Ascent – an upcoming three-tower residential condominium development that provides a quiet, genteel, & upscale green-oriented lifestyle in the heart of Quezon City’s upcoming Triangle CBD – espousing green philosophy with landscaped open spaces – but with well-organized and urban conveniences aside from quick and easy access to the rest of Metro Manila.
Other components eyed for development within Eton Centris include a hotel, medical tourism facilities, small offices/home offices, among others.
Eton Centris – more people-friendly and accessible
ETON Centris is situated at the corner of two major arteries connecting the metropolis – EDSA and Quezon Avenue. It is directly connected to Metro Rail Transit (MRT) – Quezon Avenue Station which allows people to have easy access to the new development. Developers are always hard pressed in ensuring the public views their development to be accessible and people-friendly, but with the advantageous location of Eton Centris, there is no struggle from Eton to deliver this feature to the market.
A “new lifestyle hub” at the heart of QC 
Eton’s project wishes to conform to the vision of QC Government to develop the Triangle Park Central Business District as a globally competitive district.  As one of the first developments in the QC-CBD Triangle Park, ETON Centris intends to provide a semblance of a genteel and upscale lifestyle– to live life in the city with style and glamour.
The “Triangle CBD” concept
The Urban Triangle Development Commission (or TriDev Commission) with assistance from the World Bank formulated a comprehensive framework for the development of the Triangle Park CBD that is meant to transform the center of gravity of all commercial activity in Metro Manila to Quezon City in the coming years.  Based on the QC-CBD master plan, ETON Centris lies within the Triangle Exchange that will have the high traffic district with the highest land values. It is meant to serve as the center for mixed-use commercial, residential and office development, and thus Eton’s own master plan for the land is envisioned to accommodate the demands of the market as planned by local government
The Eton Centris Lifestyle
The ETON Centris Lifestyle embraces the concept of new urbanism where walkable and cyclable areas are considered through its landscaped and wide sidewalks, and where most, if not all conveniences are within reach.  As Eton Centris is envisioned to contain various land uses that make for a fully integrated lifestyle, the area will also be an excellent choice for families, young professionals, among others who prefer ease and accessibility.
Other Information
The township is within a quick 5 to 10 minute reach of major commercial, leisure and institutional establishments:
  • Commercial Centers/ Retail Areas: SM North EDSA, TriNoma, Tomas Morato
  • Schools & Universities: University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College, Angelicum College, St. Mary’s College, College of the Holy Spirit, New Era University, etc.
  • Hospitals: Philippine Heart Center, Lung Center of the Phils., East Avenue Medical Center, National Kidney Institute, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Capitol Medical Center, etc.
  • Leisure: Veterans Golf Club, Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park, Quezon Memorial Circle, Phil. Zoological & Botanical Garden
  • Government Offices: Quezon City City Hall, Social Security Systems, Department of Justice, Central Bank, National Housing Authority, Land Transportation Office, etc.

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Day 280/365: Il Padrino Coffee

Day 280/365: Il Padrino Coffee

October 8, 2011

Have you been to Italy or Venice just to have a drink of your favorite coffee? Or probably you went to Paris, just to enjoy your latte and a slice of blueberry cheesecake? Too much imagination for me to fulfill that dream tour yet, but I am lucky to visit this place in Quezon City, Philippines for their beautifully inspired European  Cafe and be friends (and a buddy too!) with Il Padrino General Manager- the ever dearest energetic-believer! Michelle Pangwi!

Il Padrino is located at Unit 1 Mt. Sinai Heights Bldg. 71-B Commonwealth Avenue, East Fairview Park, Quezon City. Yes its too far from where I live, and it is nice that the food-coffee industry in the Philippines is starting to bloom ad its not just Starbucks whom we all know in the sake of being “in” and have your annual planner collection which is worth almost P2500 per piece. Well three years ago, I was able to produce  5! and after that, I am no longer a coffee drinker. I still do drink coffee but probably once or twice a month with a maximum of 2 cups.

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is another shop which is usually on my top choice to have my Vanilla Latte. It’s ambiance suits best my taste of a country-like interiors. Who’s next? Mountain Province Brew which is located in Tiendesitas, Frontera Verde in Pasig City. I love their coffee choices which includes our very own Batangas Coffee, just add some cream and brown sugar? Perfect!

And speaking of Mountain Province Coffee, this is the ultimate difference in dining experience at Il Padrino Coffee, the taste of Philippines Coffee from the especially roasted natural brewed in the best of Europe’s Picturesque! This is by the way a real collection of beautiful and original captured picture images from the owners Europe Tour which makes the place truly special.










Good Food, Perfect Coffee Blend surrounded by the best of Europe places.  A stress and worry place for everyone, Il Padrino Coffee!

Il padrino Coffee