Oh So Classy: Robinsons Magnolia

Robinsons Magnolia New Manila Quezon City mall

Can you guess where this is?

For a moment, I thought I was transported to Central World in Bangkok, Thailand. This is Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City. This used to be the site of Magnolia Flavor House and Nestle Creamery.

Robinsons Magnolia New Manila Quezon City mall

Spacious lobby

You can tell they spent a lot building this one. In terms of ambiance, they really nailed it. The lighting fixtures scream “So what, electricity bill!” because lights do make a space brighter—making it register well not just in photos but in real life as well. Who doesn’t want the maaliwalas look?

Robinsons Magnolia New Manila Quezon City mall

Lalala-love the lighting fixtures!

I also like the fact that they used a sophisticated font for all their signages. Thin sans serif fonts = understated elegance.

Robinsons Magnolia New Manila Quezon City mall

Is the font Calibri?

By the way, their food court has THREE milk tea shops: Gong Cha, Chatime and Tea101. Talk about milk tea heaven. One of my faves, Pepper Lunch Express, is also included in the roster of food court tenants.

Robinsons Magnolia New Manila Quezon City mall Pepper Lunch

Pepper Lunch express!

Robinsons Magnolia New Manila Quezon City mall Pepper Lunch

Only evidence for a Pepper Lunch Express meal

It’s big, spacious and has a classy ambiance. Even the parking area is pretty, and that counts a lot. Most of the stores have yet to open, but the mall is really promising. I’ve seen mostly apparel shops, and I am not sure whether there are plenty of service-oriented stores to pop up in the future (500 cd duplication stores and the like, anyone?)

Robinsons Magnolia New Manila Quezon City mall

A posh mall in the metro

The aircon’s on full blast, so consider wearing a cardigan should you find yourself in this mall. Commuters can alight at LRT-2 Gilmore Station. It’s only a 3-minute walk from the said station. It just looks far but it isn’t really—used to do that during the days of Nestle Creamery. Anyway, there are jeepneys that ply the Aurora Boulevard route if walking isn’t your thing.

Can’t wait to go back and check out the Flavor House!

Robinsons Magnolia New Manila Quezon City mall

Photo by my favorite cousin in the world!

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