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MOMents are best shared—al fresco—at Robinsons Malls

By LAI S. REYES, The Philippine STAR Published May 07, 2021 4:55 am

Working, single and full-time moms are now juggling tasks that had been outsourced to schools, grandparents and yayas with the kind of intensity that has never existed before. They are homeschooling, while cooking. They are doing the laundry, while attending Zoom meetings. They’re policing screen time, while paying the bills online.

While a quick hug from the husband or a child before a conference call may be enough to keep her stress levels at bay, nothing beats a dinner date outdoors — even if it’s just overlooking the superb manicured lawn of your favorite mall.

This Mother’s Day, Robinsons Malls has gone above and beyond to create inviting outdoor spaces and well-curated menus (from partner restaurants) for the whole family to enjoy, while observing safety protocols, of course.

Al fresco dining – It’s all the rage!

Situated on the upper ground floor of Robinsons Magnolia, the Al Fresco Dining at The Garden is designed as an extension of your home.

Equipped with wooden tables, chairs and parasols, The Garden is a cozy space, especially created for shoppers who long to experience the outdoors. Feel the summer breeze, while reading a book and enjoying the refreshing drinks from UCC Coffee Park Cafe, fresh fruit juices/shakes from Cibo or ice cream from Black Scoop Cafe.

At night, The Garden transforms into a promenade as shoppers take their furry friends for a walk, while the artistically gifted mount unplugged musical performances, poetry readings, even sketching/painting sessions.

On Mother’s Day, surprise Mom with her favorite dishes from Cibo, Mesa, Akira, Sumosam, Fiery Style, Kamicos, Kaya Korean Restaurant, Phoa Hoa/My Thai and Max’s, which the whole family can enjoy at The Garden. Check out the restaurant menus and contact details on the QR code boards placed on each table. You can make the order via phone call and have the food delivered right to your table.

Customers are also welcome to purchase their takeout food from other Robinsons Magnolia restaurants and enjoy them at The Garden.

And since seating capacity is limited, you may reserve a table before going to the mall by filling up the online reservation form, or call the mall’s personal shoppers Robbie & Rosie.

As a special treat for Moms, Robinsons Malls, together with Philusa, is giving away exclusive Mom Care Kits to lucky moms spotted at select Robinsons Malls al fresco area from May 8 to 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each care kit contains health and beauty items from Cleene, Apollo and Rhea.

Over at Robinsons Manila, guests can dine and unwind at The Midtown area from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dining setups are strategically placed around the al fresco area. Here, there are so many food choices so you’ll definitely be able to satisfy Mom’s cravings.

Just check out the list of the participating restaurants and their respective menus via the QR code and order away.

Who knows? There might be a special treat for the lady of the house from Ajisen Ramen, Arya, Auntie Anne’s, Bacolod Chicken Inasal, Bon Chon, Burger King, Chowking, Classic Savory, Coco Ichibanya, Denny’s, Gerry’s Grill, Hainanese, Happy Lemon, Italianni’s, Jamba Juice, Jollibee, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Lugang, Macao Imperial Tea, Mang Inasal, New Bombay, Pancake House, S&R, Soban K-Town, Texas Roadhouse, The Dessert Kitchem, Tsurumaru, UCC Clockwork, Uncle Cheffy and Wendy’s.

Take Mom for a short ride out of the metro and let her enjoy the cool breeze at Robinsons Place Antipolo’s al fresco dining area. Grab a box of her favorite S&R or Dominos pizza. If it’s barbecue she likes, treat her to Ineng’s or Bacolod Chicken. These treats may be simple, but will surely put a smile on her face. That is what’s important, right?

Robinsons Place Antipolo Al Fresco area is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Creating moments

Every MOMent counts when building family memories. Taking advantage of the scents and tastes of home will sear the memories into place.

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to create precious moments with your child/children that you can both look back on fondly. Many of these things you can do on a whim — without any planning — like baking cookies, playing dress up or by dabbling in arts and crafts.

From May 1 to 31, Robinsons Malls holds a “My Favorite Moment with Mom” card-making contest. Open to participants 16 years old and below, the first prize winner will receive P3,000, while the second and third prize winners will get P2,000 and P1,000, respectively, worth of Robinsons Universal e-gift certificates from Giftaway.

A minimum single-receipt purchase worth P1,000 dated May 1 to 31, 2021 from any store of participating Robinsons Malls should be submitted together with the photo of the artwork and artist holding the artwork. Receipts from utilities/bills payment are not included.

The card artwork should be original and not been formerly displayed, exhibited or submitted to past and present contests. Child/entrant should also hold all applicable rights to the artwork.

Submit the following via Google forms link of your mall of choice. The participating malls are Robinsons Place Manila, Magnolia, Galleria Ortigas, Metro East, Forum, Novaliches, Las Piñas, Antipolo, Malabon, Malolos, Galleria South, Sta. Rosa, Lipa, Dasmariñas, Imus, General Trias, Starmills, Angeles, Pangasinan, Ilocos, Naga, Santiago, Tuguegarao, Palawan, Galleria Cebu, Fuente Osmeña, North Tacloban, Tacloban, Ormoc, Iloilo, Pavia, Roxas, Antique, Jaro, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Butuan, Iligan, Valencia, Tagum and GenSan.

Get free hand soap when you dine al fresco at Robinsons Tagaytay on May 8 and 9 for a minimum P500 purchase from any of the mall’s restaurants.

From May 1 to 9, Robinsons Place Manila holds a Mother’s Day Fair. Enjoy discounted deals on fashion, beauty and skincare.

Enjoy instant treats with Robinsons Place Magnolia, Metroeast, Malabon, Antipolo, Cainta and Lipa’s Pick-A-Prize promo from May 7 to 9.

From May 7 to 10, plantitas are in for a treat at Robinsons Place Ilocos for a minimum single-receipt purchase worth P1,000 from any retail stores and restaurants.

Robinsons Place Malls Malolos and Angeles hold the TikTok Dance Challenge. Record a TikTok video of you and your mom dancing. Post and tag your friends. Top videos will receive special prizes.

Finally, share a touching story of your mom accompanied by her best photo to win special items from Robinsons Place Imus partner tenants.

Home lockdown? No problem

If Mom is immunocompromised don’t fret. You can still pull off something special, while under “home quarantine.”

And since most restaurants at Robinsons Malls offer delivery service, ordering Mom’s favorite dishes is quite a breeze. Most of these (food) offerings are available for curbside pickup, takeout and delivery via Grab, Lalamove or FoodPanda. Mangan.ph also offers free delivery for a minimum single-receipt purchase of P300 at Robinsons Place Starmills and Robinsons Angeles.

Shop with RPersonal Shoppers Robbie and Rosie on May 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23 and get the exclusive care kit for your mom as an additional perk. Simply message them at 0921-499-2959 for Robinsons Magnolia; 0919-430-5887 for Robinsons Place Manila, and 0968-294-9444 for Robinsons Galleria. Get free delivery from Robbie and Rosie for a minimum purchase of P1,000 from any mall restaurant. Valid on Mother’s Day weekend at Robinsons Magnolia and Robinsons Galleria.

So how do you love Mom? Let Robinsons Malls count the ways.

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