(SPOT.ph) Salcedo Village might be right smack in the middle of bustling Makati City, but believe it or not, its busy streets transform into a quiet neighborhood on weekends where you can take a walk, grab a bite, shop a little, get a quick workout, and even treat yourself to some pampering.
Here’s where you can shop, work out, and get pampered at Salcedo Village:
POSH Pocket Shoes
This local footwear brand is known for their comfortable flats that you can fold and toss into your everyday bag. They’ve got various styles like ballet flats, strappy sandals, slides, and more. Every POSH Pocket Shoes pair is locally made in their Marikina workshop, and are made with man-made leather while their sandals are made with genuine leather. They’re available in a variety of colors for your everyday looks!
POSH Pocket Shoes is at LG9 Alfaro Place, San Agustin Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Before sustainable living became prevalent and zero-waste trends came about, ECHOstore was already promoting all things eco-friendly way back in 2008. Their store in Salcedo Village carries all the essentials to kick-start a sustainable lifestyle, from something as simple as reusable straws to home essentials like liquid detergent and other natural products.
ECHOstore is at G/F NDC Building, 116 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
The Grey Market Records
Audiophiles who are into vinyl records and turntables will want to check out The Grey Market. The shop carries a wide range of vinyl records from different eras and genres. Some of the records you can find there include Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, The Smiths, Pink Floyd, U2, Oasis, Green Day, Panic! At The Disco, and more.
The Grey Market Records is at UG38 Alfaro Place, 146 L. P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Back Alley Barber Shop
Need a fresh cut or a clean shave? Back Alley Barber Shop is a great place for getting dapper in a jiffy. You can even enjoy a cup of hand-brewed coffee or a bottle of craft beer while you’re getting groomed. Busy dudes can sit back, relax, and take a quick break in the middle of the day.
Back Alley Barber Shop is at G/F Alpha Salcedo Condominium, Bautista Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Felipe & Sons
A barbershop and haberdashery, Felipe & Sons is a one-stop shop for getting a cut or a shave, or picking up a custom-made suit or shirt. They have vintage-inspired interiors that give the barbershop a classic, Old-World charm. They take pride in being a place that pays careful attention to detail, with haircuts meticulously perfected, so it's easy to see why they're considered a local favorite.
Felipe and Sons is at San Agustin Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Spinning is a great way to burn some calories and get your heart racing while having fun, and at Electric Studio, you can work up a good sweat in 45 minutes. One class will cost you P1,000 but if it's your first time, you can avail of five rides for just P1,500. Not bad, huh? If you're ready for a bit of commitment, you can get the five-class package at P4,750 and the 10-class package at P8,500. They have more packages available for those who end up loving the workout.
Electric Studio is at G/F Two Central 107 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Aramesh Wellness specializes in Persian-inspired R&R. They offer treatments like aromatherapy and physical massage that make use of organic essential oils. If you’re pressed for time but want to squeeze in a quick massage, they have an express service that’ll only take 30 minutes. Apart from massages, you can also avail of their other services like facials, scrubs, and laser treatments.
Aramesh Wellness is at Unit 601, 6/F Heart Tower Building, 108 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Yup, you don’t have to drive all the way to Tagaytay to get a spa treatment from QiWellness. QiWellness, one of the best spas in Manila, can be found in the heart of Salcedo Village inside Picasso Boutique Hotel. They have Chinese-style interiors that will instantly put you in a relaxed mood. They offer a variety of treatments like Qitranquility, Swedish Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and more.
QiWellness is at 4/F Picasso Boutique Hotel, L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Dear Alice is where you can go to freshen up your mani-pedi. We recommend trying The Alice—a 90-minute treatment which includes cleaning, clipping, shaping, cuticle care, exfoliation, mask, and a 30-minute hot stone reflexology massage.
Dear Alice is at 2/F Three Central Mall, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Bangs Prime Salon
The easiest way to update your look is by getting a haircut—your hair is your crowning glory, after all. Here’s where you can cop your K-Pop idols’ trendy hairstyles: Bangs Prime Salon is home to Korean hair technicians with years of training. The salon is known for their hair perming services as well as their wallet-friendly haircuts.
Bangs Prime Salon is at 2/F Three Central Tower, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.