Nope. You’ve read it right. I’m not talking about New Order’s hit song back in the 80’s. What I am referring to, though, is this hip night bazaar, mini concert and street party at Brixton Street, Kapitolyo a couple weeks back.
(poster from Heima’s website)
Bazaar Love Triangle resulted from the collaboration of stores Heima, Satchmi and GRRRL Scouts and was intended to support the start-up of local and emerging brands in the metro. When I learned that most of the stores pledged part of their proceeds for the benefit of Super Typhoon Haiyan victims (the organizers also encouraged people to bring in donations), I was all in for the event!
I had been planning to visit Heima (pronounced as “hi, ma”) for the longest time but just couldn’t seem to get my lazy arse out of bed on the weekends. This whimsical furniture and all-things-indie-and-shabby-chic shop sure draws the attention of those who have at least the tiniest artsy bone in their body.
Lovely interiors! I am seriously struggling to identify an item in this ensemble that I don’t like.
Vinyls from Satchmi. This Phoenix vinyl was quite hard to miss. Can’t wait for their Manila concert on January!
How about this vintage turntable to go with the vinyls, huh?
Wonderwall. More room-spiration ideas!
Quirky level 99! I call this section “Stuff that I don’t need but want anyway.” And notice they named a table after Lord Eddard Stark?
I need this in my wall right now.
Door art at its finest.
What I loved about this bazaar is that it showcased my three favorite things in life: art, food and music. We started with the “art” part. Now it’s time to get some food!
Bronuts Cronuts. Call me a cave-woman if you will. This was my first time to try the most raved-about-and-a-bit-overrated cronuts. The verdict? It was okay. Nothing much special about it other than it ruins my attempt to eat with poise. Nonetheless, it was delish!
One of the items in my “Must-try Coffee Places in Manila” list is The Curator. I’ve heard so many positive feedback about their coffee. It sure did not disappoint! It’s quite tricky to achieve a balance between a strong coffee flavor and rich creamy taste… and their latte has it. Will make sure to visit their flagship cafe one of these days… or weeks… or months.
Co.lab Exchange is a one-room hub where people could sit down and talk, exchange ideas and collaborate (hence the name co.lab). For this event, the place was occupied with DJ’s, independent brands and cafe stalls. Great place to chill.
The mini-concert started at about 10 pm. and was opened by the band Tarsius, a Manila-based psychedelic-electronic duo.
Diego Mapa (of Pedicab) and Jay Gapasin (of Radioactive Sago Project).
Title/Edit. An indie instrumental band which leverages more on catchy guitar riffs as opposed to electronic mixes.
Cheats, a newly-formed indie-rock band in Manila, derived its band name from the members’ common interest in video games.
The crowd started to get wild when Pedicab played. Their funky and playful take on rock music does the trick. They played their hit songs Dito Tayo Sa Dilim and Ang Pusa Mo.
I wasn’t able to finish all the performances but based on the #bltph hashtag on Instagram, everyone seemed to have a pretty good time.
Kudos to the organizers!