The Boho Bazaar: A Weekend for Wanderlusts Eat + Drink / Events

Wanderlusts of all ages were treated to a unique shopping experience during the second installment of The Boho Bazaar, a free-spirited trunkshow curated by Theresa Leung and Claudine de Leon, held last October 9-11.

The moment guests entered the doors of 1Esplanade in Pasay, they were instantly transported to a bohemian’s paradise and were pleasantly surprised with the unique mix of glocal brands that offered them the best eats, finds, and treats. Live entertainment was provided to serenade patrons with acoustic versions of feel good music. A lot mouthed the lyrics to their favorite songs while some occupied front row seats to take a break from shopping and enjoy the performance of Pam and Prince as they took turns to be on center stage.

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Quiver’s roundie towel had a cult following as it’s a celebrity favorite with photos all over social media. Fashionistas loved Brown Belly’s resort wear, ornate handmade bags from Ethnique, fringe bags from Piel, hand-woven clutch and Mindanao silk scarves from Vesti, soft leather bags from Tru Bags, useful canvas bags from Trippy, and gorgeous sandals from Cole Vintage. They also went gaga over RAM’s Rock And Metal jewelry pieces and statement necklaces from Rich Earth Jewelry, while others indulged in a three-piece jewelry subscription from Little Black Box – they are in for a monthly surprise delivered right at their doorstep.

Shoppers who prefer to use their credit cards had a seamless transaction through Globe’s innovative credit card terminal facilities with the use of each merchant’s smart phone.

Those who were feeling artsy had fun drawing and painting on their pair of Keds sneakers and adding leather laces and charms to their Sperry Top-Siders, while shoe fanatics loved the ballet flats from Toes MNL. They also got organic and homemade soaps from Ana Gutch, skin care essentials from V&M Botanicals, facial massager from Jade Roller Manila, succulent greeneries from The Green House Project, and soy candles from Amber Lights Laguna. Seal Stik Manila was a hit with OC moms as it can keep leftover bag of chips fresh and neat with its practical and functional device. On the other hand, stationery lovers hoarded boxes of seasonal gift cards and those with quirky patterns from House of Cards.

Not into shopping? No problem, as they went straight for libations from The Boho Bar powered by Don Papa Rum, a small batch premium rum from the foothills of Mt. Kanlaon in Negros. With or without a cocktail in hand, guests were moved by Rob Leung’s art as he debuted “Wanderlust,” his first photo exhibit. Rob’s photos were enchanting and mesmerizing as everyone was entranced by his vision of a gypsy wonderland.

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The Boho Bar powered by Don Papa Rum

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Christian Concepcion, Olivia Jacinto, and AJ Almario with Rob Leung

Everybody raved about the gastronomic feast laid out for them – starting off with delicious breakfast treats from Delimondo, delectable Hummus by Elijah from the Holy Land, appetizing nachos from La Taqueria Amiga Mia by Chef Gino Gonzalez, and addicting carnitas with homemade tortilla from Global Grub. They could not get enough of Quezo’s bestselling dip, the three-cheese pimiento that goes with anything and tasty chili con carne from Chili Chili Bang Bang. And for dessert, foodies had a hard time choosing between divine cakes and sansrival from Gourmandise by Chef Sunshine Pengson, delectable flavors of Downtown Cookies, bite-size chocolate brigadeiro from Quisses Sweets, pastries from Butter B Kitchen, artisan pure chocolate tablea from Southern Folk, surprisingly flavorful granola from Hola Granola, and soft-serve ice cream from Marley’s.

Nobody went home empty handed as all the guests were treated to colorful dream catcher necklaces and souvenir photo from Smugshot. Lucky shoppers received a special tote bag filled with treats from exciting brands.  A round-trip ticket to Auckland New Zealand from Philippines Airlines was raffled off and won by Monica Araneta. We hope to hear about her adventures in Lord of the Ring’s middle earth (filmed in Auckland)!

The Boho Bazaar was an interesting playground to wander, lust and indulge in a glocal feast.

The Boho Bazaar was made possible by the following corporate sponsors: Globe, Philippine Airlines, OLX, Uber, Keds, Sperry Top-Sider, Don Papa Rum, Digiprint, Tangle Angel, My Amazing Hair Secrets, Browhaus, Strip Manila; and our media sponsors: Clickthecity.com, Mabuhay Magazine, Travel Life, Circuit Magazine & Expat Magazine.


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