Sunday evening is hardly ever fun—it reminds us of the Monday that always comes too soon. But if we had to spend the last day of the week at a shindig like Recess, the party hosted by the people behind The Girl + The Bull and 12/10 on May 17, who are we to complain?
According to owners Gab Bustos and Thea de Rivera, throwing a rooftop shindig at Baron 3 Garden Suites was the ideal pause from a long year of putting up two restaurants. Not that they wanted to escape completely; after all, both teams from The Girl + The Bull and 12/10 served their food, beer and cocktails that folks have come to love. Attendees got to enjoy restaurant favorites like The Girl + The Bull’s famous Faux Twix as well as Old Fashioned cocktails from 12/10. They even had grilled corn to suit the laid-back ambience — lush carpets, comfy pillows — as they listened to live music. Adding a bit more cool to the party are some of Manila’s favorite local acts like BP Valenzuela, Like Animals, RH Xanders, Lustbass, Similar Objects, and Reese Lansangan.
The party was, in every way, just like the mid-morning school break we all look forward to: the perfect time to catch up with friends over delicious food and great music. And like any fun recess break, this one may have flown by too fast.