Anina Rubio: A New Space For Creativity
Artist Anina Rubio had been working in a corporate office for a big telecom company for a little over three years, when she finally felt the need to seek new opportunities. She was looking for a renewed sense of purpose and passion, which she did find after picking up the paint brush and falling in love with the smooth, relaxing strokes of calligraphy.
“My art is not only expressive, it’s also a form of healing for me,” she begins. “On some days, when I get frustrated, instead of lashing out that negative energy, I paint. Might as well convert that negativity into something beautiful, right?” she says in her blog. And this is what she’s been doing over the years; channeling all of her thoughts and emotions and transforming them into something beautiful that all can appreciate.
From simply doing “art” as a hobby, the 32-year-old former engineer has now embraced it as a calling and has allowed her passion to grow. From calligraphy, her art has evolved to watercolor, acrylics, mural painting and now even installation art. Her imagery—a wonderful and whimsical mix of botanicals, letters and prints—is romantic and nostalgic, but it always aims to send a message. “With my current projects, I’m trying to raise awareness and encourage people to take a more active role in protecting and taking care of the environment. My work, in that sense, is very personal and serves a purpose, too,” she says.
As an artist who works in solitude for hours on end, she has very specific needs when it comes to her creative space and process. “For me as an artist, though I love the thrill of new adventures, and though I’m sometimes drawn to uproot and move, I think it’s very important to have your own space. I think everyone can relate to the fact that at the end of the day, you just want a place you can call your own.”
Anina’s home has always been the bustling neighborhood that is Kapitolyo. With the dynamic food choices and strategic location, it’s easy to see why the vibrant area suits the free-spirited artist’s lifestyle. Even her new home, The Vantage by Rockwell Primaries, is found within the cozy community.
Not only does The Vantage offer a sense of familiarity and community, it also offers her stability and the creative space to grow as an artist. “I love the neighborhood, it really feels like home. I can go around my bike freely – to the mall, grocery store, restos,” she adds. “On the other hand, when it comes to my unit, I appreciate how the layout is very generous and there’s a balcony where I can view the sunrise. I’m looking forward to seeing that every day.”
While situated in the homey neighborhood of Kapitolyo, The Vantage delivers the signature Rockwell lifestyle, one that promises security, exclusivity and elevated city living. In addition to the beautiful views of the sunset and the city (which you can also admire from the development’s Sky Deck), The Vantage also boasts several amenities that help you to achieve work-life balance in the bustling city.
For families, there’s an expansive kid’s play area, a swimming pool and fitness gym for those who want to get into a healthier lifestyle, and function rooms and meeting rooms for gatherings. For professionals, entrepreneurs, homemakers or even artists like Anina, The Vantage becomes the ideal home.
“Even if I am carefree, owning something very tangible is a sign of maturity and adulting,” laughs Anina. “For me, whether or not I’m going to live here in the long run—there are so many things that can happen in three years—I think The Vantage is perfect for me in this specific phase of my life. Plus, it’s an incredibly good investment.”
Whether it’s to be a space for her work, a place that she can come home to, or a property for lease in the coming years, The Vantage gives Anina Rubio the flexibility and freedom to live the life—and future—she chooses.
To check out Anina Rubio’s works, visit www.aninarubio.com
Delectable food and therapeutic activities to nourish the soul
Both guests and residents will have the perfect opportunity to kick back and unwind in East Bay Residences’ Sunday Feasts this July.
They don’t call it a feast for nothing: Start things off with delicious sausages from Three Guys and a Grill or zesty chicken wings from Super Lemon. To awaken the senses, sip on Filipino cold brew coffee of Zip Sup Cold Brew or enjoy the chocolate-covered waffles from Gaufre. Other delicious food choices include Pop’s Pop’s Lumpianiza, Mad Dough and Black Wagyu.
For the fitness enthusiasts, Flow Retreats hosted several fitness and wellness activities with an exciting twist on July 15. Located in East Bay’s spacious Central Amenity, guests enjoyed a relaxing class of yoga with essential oils in the well-equipped gym, Pound Rockout Workout and African Dance by the clear blue swimming pools, and music meditation in the expansive Function Room, and more. On July 29, sign up for a fun yet challenging Pilates class by Move with Options.
To de-stress, workshops like Watercolour Succulents by Life After Breakfast and Crystal Healing will be available.
This New Retail Destination Adds More Color to Kapitolyo’s Vibrant Neighborhood
(SPOT.ph) Kapitolyo has been known as a foodie haven for years. Dozens of well-loved restaurants and cafés call the neighborhood their home. But did you ever wonder why there’s a scarcity of retail spots in the area?
The Vantage Gallery is a three-storey development that offers a nook of respite to a neighborhood that’s more popularly known as a gustatory destination. This new retail destination gives regulars—and first-timers—another reason to visit and explore Kapitolyo.
So here’s what we know about The Vantage Gallery so far: it’s a pocket of the Rockwell Lifestyle in Kapitolyo that offers well-loved pop-up brands, a classic coffee shop, and an actual home, giving regulars and first-timers another reason to visit and to explore the area.
The first Rockwell development houses retail stores, where singular brands like Seek the Uniq will open pop-up stores for a limited time. Here, you will find exclusive fashion and lifestyle items and discover colorful, creative brands that are bound to become quick favorites.
After shopping, you may head on over to the second level and chill with a cup of coffee at UCC Clockwork Café. The café has an al fresco area where you and your friends can relax amidst all the bustle of the city. The interior of the shop offers a dynamic space for people who just want to kick back and take things slow. Choose a variety of coffee creations crafted from all over the Philippines and all around the globe. You can have your coffee done using the pour-over method (single origin) or the syphon method (blends). They also offer a wide selection of delectable dishes. We recommend the Japanese Pancake Waffle (P190) and the Crabby Fatty Omurice (P350).
In addition to being a well-curated retail space, The Vantage Gallery also offers a home to people who want to experience a vibrant and cozy lifestyle in Kapitolyo. On the third level, The Vantage Gallery showcases a two-bedroom model unit of The Vantage, the newest Rockwell condominium that is set to rise in the vibrant Kapitolyo neighborhood.
The Vantage at Kapitolyo is a two-tower, mixed-use development with a 36-story residential unit where homeowners can expect an upscale living experience in a vibrant urban landscape. The first two levels will have retail shops, and the 7th floor will house an amenity deck that will feature an adult pool, kiddie pool, lawn play area, a courtyard, function room, fitness studio, fitness studio deck, and meeting room. This Rockwell development will also feature landscaping with terraces, a courtyard, and a boardwalk.
If you enjoy the Rockwell lifestyle, you can finally get to experience it in Kapitolyo once The Vantage Gallery is complete. Drop by The Vantage Gallery to shop, dine, and get a glimpse of the unique Rockwell lifestyle that you can enjoy at The Vantage.
Elevating lifestyle in Kapitolyo
Future residents can look forward to the famed Rockwell lifestyle at The Vantage in Kapitolyo, Pasig.
It’s all about the life well lived.
Tucked within the bustling Kapitolyo food scene in Pasig is a small, cozy destination offering a unique vantage point on what the famed Rockwell lifestyle is all about.
The Vantage Gallery—the newest destination in this fave melting pot of food and novelty shops—is a lifestyle hub with three floors, offering pieces and elements that have become synonymous to the exclusive Rockwell lifestyle.
Here, people can curate their own lifestyle journey whether through coffee and food, or lifestyle home and fashion pieces, or a vision of their new home made by Rockwell.
This vertical village, for one, is home to brands you’d see at Rockwell developments, such as Seek The Uniq where you can find chic, unique, and carefully edited retail pieces, as well as artisan made accessories and home furnishings. A pop up shop of Seek The Uniq can be found at the first floor.
Go one flight up and you have a UCC Clockwork Cafe with an al fresco area, where you can easily indulge in your coffee and sweet cravings. Another floor up and a two-bedroom model unit of The Vantage will allow you to visualize what your future home may be like.
Easily, all three floors at The Vantage Gallery paint a fresh new lifestyle that can be had in Kapitolyo, while offering a glimpse of your future home. It’s a showcase of how you can enjoy the quaint vibe of this Pasig community, while you revel in Rockwell’s signature brand of exclusivity and security.
And just a few steps away from this vertical village will rise The Vantage, where you can soon fully savor the good life.
This high-rise development will feature two towers which, as with the other Rockwell projects, also offer a menu of “pluses”, from its strategic location and accessibility, exceptional amenities, exclusivity, and flexible residential units designed to cater to the demands of an urban lifestyle.
Located at the corner of West Capitol Drive and United Street in Pasig, The Vantage is the perfect home for regular foodies who grew up in Kapitolyo, city dwellers, young professionals and couples, and starting families who are looking for a home in the city that would support their desire for holistic, dynamic work-life synergy.
Like The Vantage Gallery, The Vantage itself is strategically located at the heart of four major central business districts: Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas, Mandaluyong and Makati. It is also near the Rockwell Business Center, as well as other leisure and major shopping centers.
Indeed, in this flourishing part of the metro, Rockwell will surely make its mark anew, as it seeks to add more allure to the suburban vibe exuded by this locale.
Just as The Vantage Gallery offers a breath of fresh air within the busy, thriving restaurant scene in Kapitolyo, The Vantage will similarly provide future residents a fresh taste, a new perspective of the high life that is distinctly and uniquely Rockwell.
To know more about how The Vantage Gallery is transforming Kapitolyo, call 0917-111-VNTG.
3 Reasons Why the Suburban South is the Perfect Location for a Family Home
With the growing need for comfortable living spaces located in less congested areas, living in a tranquil community within the urban jungle is considered a rarity. Because of your tiring daily routine, you tend to put a premium on the simple joys of a stress-free day: savoring a well-blended cup of coffee in the morning, spending an eventful day at work, and coming home to a scrumptious dinner with your loved ones. This carefree and peaceful lifestyle can be achieved in a community as harmonious as southern Metro Manila.
Here is a list of the reasons why the south is a great location for growing families:
1. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Enjoy the advantages of urban living but in a more peaceful setting. Instead of sitting for hours in a car to get from one place to another, enjoy Saturday brunch with friends or family dinners on Sunday in top-notch restaurants without having to travel very far. Having a balanced lifestyle is achievable when precious time doesn’t go to waste.
2. It’s close to vacation spots.
The south serves as a gateway to picturesque vacation spots and must-see destinations in the neighboring region of Calabarzon. From the sunny beaches of Batangas, breezy farms of Tagaytay, to the hot springs of Laguna, the south provides urbanites a respite that’s only a few kilometers away.
3. It’s a rising retail and dining destination.
Nestled along Sucat Road, East Bay Residences will soon be home to top retail establishments, restaurants, and cafes. Starbucks is the first to open at the Retail Row.
With more developments to come to East Bay Residences, southerners looking to unwind will have more options that are just a few steps away from home. With the Central Amenity almost a hectare in size, residents can enjoy a warm cup of coffee before a cool swim in the main pool or a quick workout in the well-equipped gym.
Living in the south allows residents to enjoy the best of both worlds: leading a more relaxing lifestyle while being near both city and nature. East Bay Residences offers the ideal combination of Southern charm and suburban living, so families can have a harmonious space to call home.
The Ease Of Living In Kapitolyo
In this day and age, both distance and location have become a crucial factor when adapting an efficient daily routine. Because of the growing factors that affect travel time in the city, the gravity of finding the perfect work-life balance is heavily prioritized when time on the road can be better utilized. Fortunately, there are select neighborhoods that make room for self-sustaining communities, bringing convenience to the area as opposed to having to travel for it.
Tucked away in the melting pot that is Kapitolyo, Rockwell Primaries offers its first vertical development for families that search for convenient city-living. Situated at the heart of the four Central Business Districts (CBDs), The Vantage at Kapitolyo proves to be a strategic location that caters to families that search for convenience, safety, and accessibility. And despite the urbanized lifestyle, The Vantage is designed to be a home for families who search for the Rockwell signature way of living.
At the Amenity Deck, families can enjoy the comfort of lush greeneries, spacious boardwalks, and sprawling lawns. Mornings can be spent by the pool or on the treadmill of the fully-equipped gym and fitness studio. Afternoons can also consist of browsing the retail complex with carefully curated outlets, reminiscent of that ‘hole-in-the-wall’ retail concepts that have sprouted in the Kapitolyo area. These dynamic features combat the resurfacing drawback that is rush hour traffic, considering that everything is now within reach.
Despite the hustle and bustle of the city, The Vantage serves as a home for families who value both quality time and modern convenience. Fridays can consist of eating in the delectable food hubs of Kapitolyo after work or lounging in the nearby coffee shops, proving that time on the road can instead be time well-spent with the people who matter.
Know more about how Rockwell is transforming Kapitolyo by visiting www.rockwellprimaries.com.ph or calling 828-8888
As if it were designed by nature A cursory look at the latest development of Rockwell Primaries in the southern part of the metro shows a promising blueprint for what will soon be an even more bustling community that will thrive in a wide, generous expanse of green and an exclusive, safe and gated mid-density environment, replete with design innovations that will bring the feel of the outdoors inside your building, as well as comprehensive on-ground amenities.
East Bay Residences is indeed well poised to be your much sought sanctuary in the south that can afford you that laidback, suburban feel while allowing you to still enjoy the comforts of modern conveniences. Add to that the company’s unique trademark of groundbreaking design, topnotch standards, and of course, the signature Rockwell lifestyle.
Rockwell Primaries, a subsidiary of the Lopez-led Rockwell Land Corp., aptly summates it into five main reasons how and why East Bay Residences should be at the top of your list as you scout for your next dream home.
- For families who value Southern living
At least in this part of the metro, there remains enough room to allow one to bask in sprawling open spaces where families, friends and neighbors can converge to spend some quality time to bond, nurture relationships, and foster stronger community ties. What further takes it a notch higher is the fact that East Bay Residences boasts of 60 percent open spaces and greenery, replete with expansive on-ground amenities that will cater to the social, lifestyle and wellness needs of the residents. Among its amenities include pools, a gazebo, pavilions, the Great Lawn, a barbecue area, a playground, multipurpose courts and a jogging path.
2. Strategic location
One can never stress enough how important it is for a development to be in a strategic location. And in this case, East Bay Residences, located along East Service Road in Muntinlupa, may be offering the best of both worlds for its residents—key to a holistic, well balanced lifestyle.
For one, its distance from the bustling central business districts (CBDs) allows East Bay Residences to offer an alternative sanctuary, a breather for those who have grown weary of the metropolis turmoil. However, that distance is comfortable enough as these remain accessible for residents via major thoroughfares and soon-to-be completed infrastructure projects.
Scores of other establishments, villages, institutions, schools and universities, malls, entertainment complexes and churches are also nearby, some being a mere three to five minutes away.
3. Exclusive community
Similar to other Rockwell developments, East Bay Residences offers a secure and gated mid-density environment thus providing residents a sense of exclusivity. This pedestrianfriendly community also proves to be a safe haven that is highly conducive to raising families.
It pays of course, that East Bay Residences is backed by a reliable estate management that is Rockwell Property Management Corp. (RPMC)—a team that was primarily established to manage identified common areas outside the respective buildings to be shared with current and future towers of the development.
The team is responsible for the security outside of each building including the main gate, the open parking slots outside the building footprint, water supply of the towers, and waste disposal. It is also tasked to maintain the landscape of common areas outside of each towers, driveways and access roads, and the clubhouse and other amenities.
RPMC was also appointed as the building manager to manage the existing towers, including maintenance of common areas, landscaping, parking slots, and security within the building.
4. Retail Row
It pays to have a one-stop hub for “things to do” outside one’s home.
The proposed Retail Row, which will be outside the private residential development of East Bay Residences, will only add to the convenience of the residents. It will soon house a convenience store, a supermarket, a bank, other service-oriented establishments, and a number of new and exciting dining options.
5. Fordham Tower Rockwell
Primaries’ first residential tower within the East Bay Residences offers an innovative design as well as comfortable unit space layouts for families and individuals.
The 15-storey Fordham Tower, which sports a modern tropical feel, features a garden atrium, skylight at the roof deck, private bridge-ways and floating corridors that allow for passive cooling and natural ventilation throughout the building, thus bringing “the feel of the outdoors indoor.” Available units include a prime and junior two-bedroom, a three-bedroom, and garden bi-level.
Fill Up On Ribs, Crazy Milkshakes, And More At This One-day Only Food Fest
(SPOT.ph) by Henna Yu — One of the best things to do on weekends is to look for weekend markets where you can have your fill of unique and tasty goodies. If you’re a weekend-market lover, and especially if you’re from the South, mark your calendar: On September 16, Saturday, catch Gastroventure, a one-day food fest at East Bay Residences Clubhouse.
The pop-up market also serves as a preview for a new food park coming to the South: The Yard at East Bay. Catch 15 food stalls like Game of Thrones-inspired dishes from House of Griddle, Star Wars-inspired milkshakes from Galactic Frost Milkshake, ribs, fried chicken, and burgers from Southern Grind Bistro, kebabs and other Persian dishes from Zahara Fuxion Kebab. Be sure to register online on their website so you can score some cool stuff, too!
Gastroventure is at East Bay Residences Clubhouse, East Service Road, Muntinlupa City.
Five Reasons Your New Home Should Be In The South
Fresher air, more peaceful and more spacious surroundings, and the quaint lifestyle that accompanies the community. When we talk about what it’s like living in the South of Metro Manila, these and more are almost sure to be brought up. It’s undeniable that staying down South comes with its perks and privileges.
Find that space away from the hectic pace of the urban jungle, a colorful home in the South, with Rockwell Primaries’ first property in the area, East Bay Residences. Ideal for newlyweds, young families, and even growing families to settle in a comfortable new home, East Bay gives you many reasons to be excited about staying south of the metro.
- Enhanced Southern living through the Rockwell brand – Known for providing exclusivity, innovation, and unparalleled quality, the Rockwell heritage bleeds through the soon-to-rise community in East Bay. With the utmost standards in building livable spaces and offering reliable services and facilities, Rockwell Primaries is here to paint the South with its signature of excellence.
- Be where you need to be and close to the places that matter – Located along East Service Road in Sucat, Muntinlupa, East Bay is nestled in the heart of key commercial and recreational establishments around the Muntinlupa and Paranaque area. You won’t be too far from the central business districts, and weekend out-of-town getaways will be very much convenient for families and friends.
- Easy access to premium convenience and leisure with the retail row and amenities – Livable spaces means having everything you need at your doorstep. The retail row will house dining and shopping establishments to ensure your family doesn’t have to go far from home to enjoy. A clubhouse, gym, floating corridors, and lots of open green spaces will exude that outdoor, homey vibe the South brings.
- Allow your family to create wonderful and memorable experiences every day – That warm, inviting home families strive to build with an eye for the future is possible with the different unit sizes available at East Bay. Choose among the Junior 2BR (44-48 sqm), 2 BR Prime (70-73 sqm), and 3 BR Prime (98 sqm) to fit your growing needs and passions. Explore living arrangements that best suits the family.
Unique and exciting living spaces that you can call home – Special bi-level garden units are still available for those who wish to elevate the standard of their home. The exclusivity in owning one can make your modern home all the more special.
Lovin’ The Southern Life: 4 Reasons To Live South Of Manila
MANILA, Philippines – Are you looking for the best place to live? Whether you want to be independent or planning to start a family, choosing the best place to live is an inevitable stage in life that is crucial for all.
One of the promising locations now in the Philippines for property investment and building a home is southern Metro Manila—Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Taguig, Pasay, and Makati. Local property finder MyProperty.ph named Alabang, Bay City, BF Homes, Makati business district, and Bonifacio Global City as investment-worthy properties.
But it is not just the money sense that homebuyers like you should consider when choosing the perfect location for a home. You are also concerned about what your lifestyle is going to be like in a new place. Fortunately, in the South, you would worry less about it.
If you live in the South, you are near leisure hubs like Molito, Alabang Town Center, and Madison Galleries. These establishments have theaters, shopping centers, and several dining spots with a wide array of cuisines.
There are also several country clubs, such as Ayala Alabang Village’s Country Club, Palms, Canyon Woods, Orchard, and Tagaytay Highlands, within close proximity, which offer driving ranges, pools, and recreational amenities for the whole family.
Weekends and after-work evenings will never be a bore with all the entertainment and recreation you can get from these places.
If you think nightlife is dull in the South, you might be surprised by how the bars and the dining spots here cater to every type of after-work craving and social life.
The popular 19 East is perfect for music lovers who enjoy catching the must-see gigs of some of the country’s famous bands. Incognito Music Bar is for a chill night of jazz music and good food with friends.
For those who enjoy more exclusive spots with picturesque views, one of the best bars in the South, Vue Bar, is conveniently accessible at the Bellevue Hotel. Vapor Hookah Lounge is also a recommended spot.
A champagne bar also opened in the South for those who prefer an intimate setup with select wines and fine cuisine. It is called Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar.
One of the recently opened bars in the South, located along West Service Road, is Bar Pintxos. It is a neighborhood bar where a wide variety of wines, good cocktails, beers, and authentic Spanish pintxos and tapas can be enjoyed by anyone.
Living in south of Metro Manila does not actually draw you away from good job opportunities and reputable companies. Bonifacio Global City in Taguig and the Makati Central Business District are homes to countless multinational companies and big local corporations. It is also noteworthy how your daily drive can take only less than an hour with infrastructures like the Skyway.
But if you want to avoid heavy traffic and keep your drive to and from work at a minimum, there is the Madrigal Business Park, which many foreign investors pick to be their headquarters in building a Manila presence for their businesses.
As the southern part of Metro Manila becomes more appealing to home seekers, developers are quick to build communities that offer not only quality homes but also an enjoyable lifestyle.
Rockwell Primaries’ East Bay Residences is an example. Located along East Service Road in Sucat, Muntinlupa and backed by the Rockwell heritage of uncompromised real estate quality, East Bay boasts of spacious condominium units, essential amenities, and innovative design features that bring the outdoors indoor.
The value-for-money units it offers include 2-bedroom Junior (44-48 square meters), 2-bedroom Prime (70-74 square meters) and 3-bedroom units (98 square meters). Once completed, East Bay will have 22 units to a floor of the 15-storey structure and two-level basement parking. It will feature a passive cooling and cross ventilation through innovative architecture that features floating corridors, garden atriums, and private bridge ways inside the residential tower.
Rockwell designed East Bay to have 60 percent open spaces and just 40 percent structure. Residents can enjoy the wide open spaces, swimming pools, jogging paths,basketball court, kids’ playground, and a clubhouse with a fitness gym and a tree court as part of the on-ground amenities. There will also be a banquet hall for formal and casual events.
As for safety and security, East Bay is a gated village and elevators can only be accessed by residents who have a key card.
East Bay Residences will also have a retail row, where residents can conveniently purchase their needs, shop to their heart’s content, and dine in their favorite restaurants without going too far from home.
Having a southern address can be convenient, practical, and fun. The area can indeed cater to your needs and lifestyle demands.
Is it easier now to decide on where to live? Learn more about this part of the metro and East Bay Residences by dropping by Rockwell Primaries’ website.