Travelife Managing Editor Ceia Ylagan, is heading our editorial team for a cover shoot out of town from this weekend.
Meanwhile Travelife General Manager Gel Bayona walks the Champs Elysees in Paris and Travelife Associate Editor Carlo Velasco explores the ramblas in Barcelona.
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Ceia sent me her musings on the interesting new concepts of a property she'd recently discussed with industry executives over lunch.
She emailed me some photos, as well; and I have to admit that the property looked pretty amazing.
Ceia writes about the new Garden Towers in Makati:
A NATURAL HIGH
"Vertical Garden Living at the heart of Ayala Center cities conjure images of landmarks—of an urban landscape marked by monuments and towers that embody the ideals and lifestyles of its inhabitants.
Gardens, on the other hand, call to mind the privacy and serenity of the outdoors, abundance cultivated for communion with nature.
Both are beloved for different reasons, and speak volumes of the spirit of a location.
So when a city’s gateway—its most visible and valued location—is marked by a garden climbing 51 stories into the sky, this is a city that’s proud of its growth and continuing evolution.
CENTRAL TO A VIBRANT HUB
Ayala Land Premier recently launched Garden Towers, a two-tower community anchoring Ayala Center’s multibillion-peso redevelopment.
This raises the residential condominium experience to a new level that's changing everyday with the excitement of what Ayala Center promises to be – a vibrant and ever-changing lifestyle hub.
It's a prime location at the core of Makati City, so near premier hotels such as Raffles Residences and Fairmont Makati, and shopping, dining and entertainment destinations like Glorietta and Greenbelt.
A SERIES OF ATMOSPHERES
Garden Towers enriches this iconic lifestyle setting with a carefully planned sequence of atmospheres.
1) Nurturing intervals with nature—seamless green connections with Glorietta’s Palm Promenade, expansive gardens, and approximately half a hectare of open space.
2) Welcoming residents home—a garden and green wall lobby experience.
3) Liberating lifestyles from schedules—fitness amenities open daily, meeting facilities at hand with a simple reservation.
SKY GARDENS AND SUNROOMS
Natural light and open air consistently invigorate life at Garden Towers.
From the fifth level onwards, sky gardens are a remarkable new concept in indoor-outdoor environments. Residents belonging to the same floor share an uncommon park experience of greens, fresh air, and expansive horizons, high above the city.
From the living room, the simple act of opening a sliding door unfolds a special connection to the city.
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A NEW SUNROOM CONCEPT
Meanwhile, in place of the traditional balcony is a new sunroom concept—an all-weather indoor-outdoor space, with floor-to-ceiling windows bathing this exceptional room with a feeling of lightness.
Be it for reading, working, or meditation, waterproof wooden decking and provisions encourage all these activities in touch with nature.
NEW DIMENSIONS TO LIFE IN THE CITY
1- and 2-bedroom residences, Sky Flats, and a limited selection of Park Villas and Sky Villas all reveal the myriad dimensions of city, nature, and self.
An outdoor lifestyle, rain or shine.
A personal sanctuary, next door to the city’s most visited places. Everything you love about living in Makati City, nurtured by everything you’ve always wanted it to be.
And, of course, it's just about the perfect setting for the base of a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.
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