I never thought that SM would come up with the idea of a high-end mall at the Bonifacio Global City. My family was invited to attend the SM Aura premiere and of course, I wanted to tag along. Having that said, I found my friends a new hang out place as it’s just five minutes away from our school. However I’m pretty sure the mall will be crowded as there’s nothing but positive feedback about the new mall. And I certainly agree, I didn’t know what to expect but as I walked in, I was astonished to be glancing at a very clean and spacious area. Before saying anything else, I chose to wear my ‘famous’ absolutely savvy dress and topped it off with a cardigan. It felt quite weird going around in a smart casual attire, until I saw some people wearing long gowns!
I first went to the fast-food court which reminded me of the food courts in America, oh how I miss it! There were a few restaurants open already, including one of my all time favorites, pepper lunch. My grandpa brought me up to take a quick look at the sky park. I can still recall how we came up the escalator and feeling the moist heat, but after all manila is hot 24/7. The park was open and surprisingly there were a lot of greens like grass, bushes and trees. Not to mention, it’s the perfect place for an outfit post. Looking out, you could see most of the fort and its such a beautiful scenery.
After, I dragged my grandpa and uncle to come with me to the sm department store which by the way, looks similar to Nordstrom. The reason why we went there was to see none other than Sarah Jessica Parker, the face of SM Store. Lately, I have been addicted to the prequel series of her movie, The Carrie Diaries. It was amazing to see the old Bradshaw. Being quite tiny compared to the other adults, I was able to find my way through and take pictures of her up close. I stood in between mannequins! She seemed very kind, she was blowing flying kisses everywhere. She left with just the snap of my fingers, but it was good I was able to see her in person. All we have now are the pictures she leaves behind at the SM Store. Incidentally, she was worked with no other than stylist Pam Quinones, who if i may say is “THE” stylist to look up to. I made my way to the SM Kids fashion section on the bottom floor,I wanted to see if it was different from all the other SM Malls, Oh my , it looked splendid!
We then headed to the SMX convention center for the private cocktail party. I was still hoping to see Sarah again, so I asked my mom if i could stay longer while my grandpa and uncle left. Lucky for me, I was able to find many celebrities and I played fan girl with my friend Alexa, she’s the perfect companion to be with when it comes to these things, she’s never shy! We saw lots of people like Anne Curtis, Georgina Wilson, Mark Mchahon, Pauline Juan, Randy Ortiz, Tessa Prieto and of course, Hans Sy! I wasn’t able to take a picture with Georgina because my friend Noelle did, but it’s alright I was able to meet her.
I had a great time at the SM Aura premiere and for sure the mall will be packed, or in my mom’s words ‘lots of ants’. I love Aura and I know you’ll find me hanging here pretty often.