I’ve always loved bazaars. In fact, apart from my essentials, I think most of the stuff I own came from a bazaar or a garage sale! I like not knowing what to expect and being surprised at the kooky, eccentric things lying around. I guess most girls (and some guys) can relate to the thrill of rummaging through stacks of trinkets and items, finally finding something that you feel was meant for you. Also, I like seeing different things all packed in one venue – it’s a delight to my eyes, but not so much to my wallet. Hahaha. :p
Last weekend, Isa and I went to the Cuenca Bazaar in Ayala Alabang to support Space Garden (I love their terrariums!) and then yesterday, I went to this year’s BGC Art Mart to help Abbey set up her booth.
Of course, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the million quirky things here and there. They’re like magnets with a pull so strong! As expected, I ended up with a bunch of items that I don’t necessarily need but love (so much)!
I like clean, fresh, powder-smelling fragrances, which is why I think I have an obsession/addiction for baby cologne (and smelling babies’ cheeks! Hahaha). When we were in a supermarket in Bali, I hoarded bottles of Zwitsal, and I have around several different brands lying around. I was so happy that I stumbled upon Swallow in the Cuenca Bazaar last Saturday because I think I’ve found my new favorite baby cologne brand. Do you know how clean toddlers smell like even though it’s already 4 in the afternoon? This is what Swallow’s Lullaby baby cologne smells like. Its sweet notes remind me of baby bath and fresh linen sheets. I wish I could buy vats of this!
I also chanced upon this super cute nautical-themed bracelet from Mia Casa! It’s only PHP 150, and it was the last piece. So, duh! I bought it right away. My favorite charms are the lifesaver and the seashell!
Snagged this breakfast couple at the BGC Art Mart! I have too many notebooks, which I don’t even use. But not only did this notebook by Lorra have waffles (my favorite favoritest favorite~) but it also had BACON! This is my kind of notebook. Paper’s 100gsm, too. Plus it’s creamy and has the right thickness for my ink-heavy pens. I realized after I bought it that it’s bad for me because it’ll just make me hungry, but whatever. I also told Abbey that I don’t know what to do with her coffee print, but it was too cute, so I got it anyway. What is wrong with me.
3. Food Stickers from KWAN
Oh, won’t you look at that – more food! But of course. I mean, where can you find isaw, betamax, and balut stickers?! I’m so happy with this sticker sheet. The balut!!!
I first saw their stuff from Meya, who had a Dr. Seuss coin purse, which she got in Quezon Ave. When I saw their booth, I had to come back three times because I was unsure whether I needed a new card case (no) or a new pouch (also, no). So why did I end up buying them? Well because uhm… Anyways. You can’t ever have enough cute things, right? And the pouch is made from a Berenstain Bears book page! Isn’t that awesome? That’s my childhood staring back at you, yo.
5. Notebook by Abbey Sy
This notebook has a purpose! Okay, so I’m gearing up for something this coming 2015, and I’m honestly FRIGHTENED to start because I am a wuss when it comes to Big Things most of the time. But having something as compelling as this written on the notebook’s cover is enough to push me to take baby steps. I love how it’s a reminder to do the things that scare you, no matter how ridiculous they may seem. (Plus, paper’s 100gsm and has great texture!) Yay, thanks for making this, Abbey! #Pursue2015! ;)
(It’s actually a plot on how to get Dylan O’Brien to come to the Philippines. HAHA JK. But aint he a cutie? He’s the only reason why I watch Teen Wolf okay.)
Hope you all had a great weekend! :)