San Juan residents, rejoice! Running errands doesn’t have to mean braving crowded shopping centers anymore. Whether you’re stocking up on groceries, getting your nails done, or even having your eyes checked, Santolan Town Plaza offers comfortable alternatives for you to tick items off your to-do list, hassle-free:


1. Get clothes tailored (and more)

More than just a place to perfectly tailor your pants, Altersmith can also reproduce your favorite button down, re-style a piece and give it a new life, and even make curtains for your home. Just bring in a sample, fabrics and measurements, and they take care of the rest.

The shop itself is teeming with taste, and the store’s overall appearance is reassuring. You feel that your precious garments, especially investment pieces or delicate vintage are in good hands.



2. Get eyes checked

Asian Eye Institute’s services range from the most basic Comprehensive Eye Exam offered to both adults and children, to Cataract and Glaucoma screenings.

Their optical shop has excellent choices, too. They specialize in Zeiss lens like the Myovision Lens designed for kids age 6-12, reducing the progression of nearsightedness significantly. This lens is recommended for kids whose grade increases yearly so they won’t be burdened wearing such a high grade once they reach their twenties.

AEI also offers Orthokeratology or Ortho-K lens specially designed lenses that are worn at night while the patient sleeps and offers them clear vision for twenty four hours; perfect for those kids or grown-ups who constantly lose their glasses, or for folks who aren’t ready to do lasik.


3. Get groceries

It’s hard not to notice the aesthetics that lure you in a Rustan’s Marketplace branch. From the fresh produce that greet you by the door, to the whiff of ready to heat-then-eat viands and a dairy collection that rivals any huge deli, it has everything you need to whip up a well-balanced meal or even throw an impromptu party.

A fresh orange juice juicer is on hand if you’re craving a bottle or two of natural Vitamin C. Huge fan of nuts? A whole wall is dedicated to just about every variety. Freshly baked pastries and cakes are also on hand for last minute desert ideas and a great wine variety to wash all the gourmet offerings down.

Their STP branch is brand new, inviting and doesn’t scrimp on any of their signature offerings, making shopping for the week’s meals and stocks a most enjoyable experience!


4. Get a mani-pedi

Nail Spa is an expertly styled cocoon that feels more like a cozy lanai than a nail salon, using rich fabrics like brocade and velvet for the furniture with Persian rugs and dark wood tables as accent pieces including splashes of fresh flowers.

It’s one of the few salons in the metro to offer designer nail polish brands like Chanel, Dior and YSL as well as under-the-radar cult brands that quality-wise, is a great investment—it’s chip-resistant and the luster lasts up to two weeks.

Services range from the basic mani-pedi to a luxurious hour-long foot spa, pedi and massage rolled into one relaxing treatment. If you’re craving some me time on your break or after a long day, this haven can’t come highly recommended enough!


5. Get things you need for the house

True Value has a spankin’ brand new branch! You can find everything there: lunch kits and boxes of all types, water bottles for every budget, the usual home tools and supplies, BBQ grills and cleaning agents…the list goes on.

Shopping for home stuff is now a family affair! Dads, moms and even the kiddos will enjoy perusing the aisles looking for what they need and perhaps, want with super helpful and friendly sales staff happy to assist. It’s really a stress-free way to shop for the home with the best value in the metro.


6. Get groomed

Wink, the experts at hair laser treatments are now up and running on this side of town. This branch is bigger, better and more comfortable than their mall-based branch with spaces roomy enough to lie in while you get unwanted hair zapped for good.

The freshly decorated space is void of frills, instead feels like a spa welcoming you to relax. If time is of the essence, you only need to spare 20 to 30 minutes for a session and continue about your day. It’s that fast and efficient! Wink elevates the laser removal experience to another level, one that’s comfortable, relaxing and fun!


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