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3 Safe Places to Enjoy a Quick Getaway

3 Safe Places to Enjoy a Quick Getaway

Parenting | August 3, 2021
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Amid the pandemic, you too can indulge in good food, a much-needed pampering session, and a quick getaway. Here are some safe places to visit.

Prior to the upcoming lockdown and looming threat of the Delta variant surge, dining out and enjoying the company of friends and family have become more commonplace. For everyone’s safety, restaurants provided outdoor dining options and strictly followed safety protocols. Thus, many settled into and appreciated meals and spa services outside the home.

Here are a few places that Nino and I ventured out for, and enjoyed over the last couple of months:

Farmery Deli

Located in Molito Lifestyle Center, this small restaurant chain is known for good steaks and organic cuts of meat that are great for sharing. With a wide selection of both meat and fish, The Farmery entrees offer discerning palates of quality food at affordable prices. However, choices are not limited to just steaks and smashed burgers. In fact, seafood bestsellers include Shrimp Salpicao and Salmon to Watch Over Me.

Organic cuts of meat and fish are available for purchase as well.
Burgers can be ordered with or without buns, which is perfect if you are on a keto diet. Photo credits: Raffy Simpao
Quality steak cuts done well, paired with a salad and a bottle of wine. Perfect for dates! Photo credits: Raffy Simpao
Entrees are large enough to share. Photo credits: Raffy Simpao
Salmon to Watch Over Me is available in ready-to-eat take out trays.

Farmery Deli has light and airy interiors, making it a great place to visit with small and medium-sized groups. Protocols are strictly followed, and guests are allowed to eat inside because the restaurant has high ceilings that allow for proper ventilation. The staff is also attentive and willing to make accommodations when asked for keto-friendly options.

Having the option of dining outdoors always makes a restaurant more appealing.

For more details, you may visit Farmery Deli’s Instagram and website.

Pinto Art Museum

This Antipolo destination is a combination of safe dining and art appreciation—all wrapped up in one. Weekends are a bit busier, and there is an admission fee per person, but the wide-open spaces allow for considerable social distancing, while enjoying the fresh air of Antipolo.

With exhibits scattered throughout the Pinto property, there are plenty of places to sit and take in the fresh air.

The Rizal Café has pop-up outlets all over the property, allowing diners access to outdoor areas that are large and lush with greenery. To make the most of the trip outside the city, it is important to research beforehand. That way, guests can see all of the different exhibits and galleries located on the property. 

Exploring the grounds is a bit of a workout. Thus, wearing comfortable shoes is a must.
The Rizal Café offers moderately priced dishes with a mix of Pinoy and continental flavors. Plus, guests can safely dine outdoors, with tables spaced apart.

On your way out of the city, make sure to also visit the Cathedral—located in the heart of the city—to purchase freshly roasted cashews.

For more details, you may visit Pinto Museum’s Instagram and website.

Déesse

Not an eatery per se—but rather, a spa. Clients can avail of treatments that include everything from simple manicures with gel polish to eyelash extensions, slimming treatments, and even pedicures with a little bit of scotch.

Déesse has protocols in place, which are not seen in other spas and salons. The entire staff and technicians are dressed in PPEs and are being tested regularly. This spa opened up during the quarantine because Keto entrepreneur Kath Buendia was inspired to provide a place for family, friends, and clients, where they can safely receive beauty treatments.

Treatments for men and women come with a relaxed ambience, fresh interiors, and French music lighting playing in the background. Photo Credits: Paui Guevarra

Out-of-the-ordinary treatments for men include The Jackhammer, which boasts of a pedicure, massage, and foot scrub. Johnnie Walker Black is integrated into the hot soak for extra antibacterial properties, too! On the other hand, immune-boosting IV nutrition such as the Hollywood Drip includes added benefits of energy-burning fat, improved skin hydration, and improved skin regeneration.

With French music softly piped into the modern earthy and relaxing treatment area, this spa is fit with brown leather La-Z Boys. Male and female clients can avail of beauty treatments, for an uninterrupted moment of respite and tranquility.

IV nutrition and beauty drips have slimming benefits that can help produce energy by burning fat and boosting immunity. Added placenta benefits also include aiding the nervous system, improving bone health, muscles, and the heart, while restoring skin tone and elasticity. Photo Credits: Paui Guevarra

For more details, you may visit Déesse’s Instagram and website.

Staying Safe Amid the Pandemic

While continuing to be vigilant in taking care of ourselves, our families, and our health under the extenuating circumstance that a pandemic presents, we can enjoy meals out with friends and or indulge in rejuvenating and comforting pampering. That is, as long as we safely practice proper social distancing and frequent sanitation.

As everyone adjusts to the changing times, we can soon anticipate businesses to adjust, accommodate, and innovate their products and services. In turn, these protocols will ensure our safety, and at the same time provide entertainment, and fare that we love, while still staying true to their principles.

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