As if we needed any more reason to love shopping and enjoy strolling in the malls these days, MarQuee Mall at A. Gueco Avenue in Angeles City, Pampanga presents itself as another elegant, exciting and vibrant retail center where you can spend just about the entire day shopping, dining, relaxing and simply having fun while bonding with your family, friends or yourself.
Last Sunday was my third time to visit MarQuee Mall. My last two visits were merely stopovers from our trip to Manila-Olongapo and didn’t last long. This time around, together with blogger friends, I had the chance to explore the entire mall in seven hours. Whoa! Seven freaking hours? Don’t rush to think that this duration was long! 😀 Considering the wide variety of activities and things you can see and do inside, seven hours is not really enough.
By emphasizing convenience and entertainment, MarQuee Mall welcomes people in its festive marketplace. Gone are the days where malls house only retail shops and restaurants. To be exact, there are also spots allocated for games and events as well.
Joy Race: My Shopping Experience at MarQuee Mall in Pampanga
After having lunch at Apag Marangle (click here to read my food review), we discussed how we would go about the MarQuee Mall Joy Race. The objective of the joy race is to experience shopping at MarQuee Mall in Pampanga and spend PhP 5,000 in three hours using an electronic gift certificate (EGC) to transact purchases inside the mall.
As much as possible, we must be able to capture something worthy and not seen in Manila. With the limited time given, I felt panicky and overwhelmed with budgeting given the plenty of stores to enter and items to choose from. At the onset, we planned to move as a group, but it was not long when we split our ways to cover and “conquer” more stores that pertain particularly to our own interests. Shopping time started at about 2:30PM and ended at 5:30PM.
First stop was Aldo. OMG, the Aldo in MarQuee Mall is a sale shop. The promos were too tempting: “Buy 1, Take 1,” prices of shoes from PhP 5000 go down to PhP 1500, PhP 1200 and PhP 800, and prices of accessories dropped to up to 70% off. 😀
I bought one gold-plated necklace for a lucky reader. 🙂 (See giveaway details below.)
We went through the fancy aisles one by one, happy to walk into several stalls with the SALE sign displayed—in celebration of the recent Independence Day. Apparently, MarQuee Mall had its four-day sale in the weekend (June 12-15, 2014). Now, prices are back to normal, and we’re just lucky to have availed of some great items at a huge discount. Whew! The MarQuee Mall’s Joy Race was truly fun and pleasurable as it was pressuring. I swear my arms are still aching after carrying all the shopping bags… not that I’m complaining. 😛
MarQuee Mall Beauty and Fashion Haul
Here, ladies and gentlemen, are my purchases: (1) Shower Gels (PhP 237 each) from The Body Shop; (2) Black and White Handbag (PhP 1699.50) from Charles and Keith; (3) Black and Gold Gladiator Sandals (PhP 999.50) from Charles and Keith; (4) L’Oreal Color Riche Anti-Aging Serum True Red Lipstick (PhP 625) from Metro Department Store; (5) Lavender Skirt (PhP 380) from Cache Cache; (6) Mint Skort (PhP 380) from Cache Cache; (7) Beauty Set (Shower Gel, Body Scrub and Body Lotion) (PhP 179) from Metro Department Store; and (8) Gold-plated Cross Long Necklace (PhP 199) from ALDO Sale Shop.
PROMOTION PRIZES: I will be giving away these items: Shower Gels from The Body Shop, L’Oreal Color Riche Anti-Aging Serum True Red Lipstick, Body Luxurious Beauty Set and the Gold-plated Cross Long Necklace from ALDO Sale Shop.
HOW TO JOIN THE GIVEAWAY AND WIN THE PRIZES: To join, please follow the mechanics on the Rafflecopter below. Note: Accomplish the first five MANDATORY STEPS to count! 🙂 This giveaway is open for all residents of the Philippines. It will run for two weeks: from June 17, 2014 to July 1, 2014. The winner will be contacted via email. If he/she does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
Update: Winner is abby_matic!
Style Origin: High Street Fashion Show with Live Performance by Ely Buendia
Our awesome experience at MarQuee Mall did not end after the Joy Race. At 5:30PM, the high street fashion show started in the Activity Center, and it was immediately followed by the live concert performance by Mr. Ely Buendia and his band.
Multiple models in different ages and races went down the catwalk, and we witnessed the collaboration of local and global high-profile brands through the celebration of fashion and style at Style Origin. It was my first time to watch a mall fashion show in front row seat! Excitement filled me in upon seeing people with excellent taste in clothing walking in good posture.
The models’ outfits were put to pristine condition. Hosted by Joey Mead, the event went on smoothly. Cheers from the audience were heard throughout the show, and they were all well deserved.
Without a long break, Ely Buendia (lead vocalist of the popular Pinoy rock band Eraserheads) made a quick entrance to the stage. I’m not a big fan but I also was captivated with his music, surprisingly. 😛
Cocktail foods were provided just in time to quench my hunger. Yay!
They were decent, small portions of deliciousness. Plus, they were nicely presented on platters and cute boxes. Mostly an utter downfall: the more fattening these foods are, the more people like them! On some days, these are treated as snacks. But on that night, I called it dinner. 😆
Good luck to all those who will join my giveaway! Thanks for reading till the end of this post! Have you visited MarQuee Mall lately? Which are your favorite stores/restaurants? Come on, feel free to comment down below and share your thoughts. 🙂
By the way, thanks, Aldous, for the invite! 😀