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LIFE & STYLE: Food, travel, art, culture, beauty, fashion – July 1-7, 2024

LIFE & STYLE: Food, travel, art, culture, beauty, fashion – July 1-7, 2024


Looking for something new to try? Whether that’s food, travel, beauty, hobbies, or fashion, here are some top recos and upcoming events you can check out!

Bookmark this page to keep updated on the latest restaurants, up-and-coming food businesses, travel spots, beauty picks, arts and culture events, fairs, and artsy activities in and outside Metro Manila.


OPENING: Monza Barcade, F1-themed social entertainment center in Arcovia City 

Monza Barcade, Arcovia City

Monza Barcade, which boasts 16 linked top-of-the-line racing simulation rigs, opened on June 28 at Arcovia City, a mixed-use property of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in Pasig City.

It offers immersive experience for racing enthusiasts, whether seasoned pros or curious beginners. It also offers creatively crafted dishes and drinks that enhance the overall vibe. 

The barcade is open from Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 12 am; and from Friday to Sunday, 10 am to 1 am.

TALK: Filipino American sisters on book writing and migration at ‘Love Letters Home’


Scholars and sisters Grace, Mary, and Liza Talusan will introduce their research and books on the histories, cultures, and lived experiences of the Filipino diaspora at the Ayala Museum on Saturday, July 6, 2-4 pm: 

  • The Body Papers by Grace Talusan
  • Instruments of Empire by Mary Talusan
  • The Identity-Conscious Educator by Liza A.  Talusan
Book Talk Love Letters Home by the Talusan sisters

ART: Patrons of the Arts’ “Originals”


Touted as one of the most highly anticipated art markets of the year, Patrons of the Arts (PoTA) is returning this July – taking on the theme of “Originals,” where Filipino artists will have the chance to showcase “pure Filipino creativity” through their original art. “Originals” is happening from July 6 to 7 at Centris Elements in Quezon City. 

ART: Modern and Contemporary Art Festival (MoCAF) kicks off 2024 edition


Back for its third year, the Modern and Contemporary Art Festival (MoCAF) will feature art pieces from a total of 47 galleries. Set to be held at the Marquis Events Place in Taguig City from July 5 to 7, attendees will be able to browse through four floors’ worth of works by art galleries and artisans, as well as carefully curated special exhibitions.

FOOD: Auro’s World Chocolate Fair returns for its 5th year


Sweet news, chocoholics! Auro Chocolate’s World Chocolate Fair is returning to the Main Atrium of S Maison, Pasay City on July 3 to 7 for its fifth edition. The event is open to the public from 10 am to 10 pm.

Enjoy freshly-baked pastries, drinks, and candies by several local brands, all made from Auro’s award-winning chocolate.

FOOD: National Food Fair happening on July 3 to 7


Kain na! The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be hosting the annual National Food Fair, a show of Philippine cuisine, artisanal products, regional specialties, and local ingredients. It will be open to the public from July 3 to 7 at Megatrade Halls 1-3, 5th Level, Mega B, SM Megamall.