Dear Diary

Leather Fellow

There are few things more thrilling (for me, at least!) than a blank journal waiting to be filled with wondrous thoughts and doodles and plans–oh, the possibilities! So can you imagine my delight when this lovely little thing arrived in the mail?   The personalized leather case which can hold […] Read more »

Holiday finds at 10a Alabama Arts&Crafts Fair

Olie Olie

Haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet? Don’t panic—just drop by the 10a Alabama Arts&Crafts Fair this weekend! 10a Alabama is our go-to place for charming, handcrafted finds by local artists, and you’re bound to discover great gift ideas that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Today and tomorrow (November […] Read more »

Handmade Finds at 10a Alabama Arts & Crafts Fair


It’s the 10a Alabama fair this weekend! If you’ve been following this blog (and especially our Instagram account @thehappylab), you must know by now that we always get giddy about the 10a Alabama Arts & Crafts Fair. Held about every quarter at an aptly retro bungalow in Quezon City, it’s […] Read more »

Arts & Crafts Fair at 10A Alabama

10A poster

I’m a sucker for flea markets, arts&crafts bazaars, and basically any place where I can source vintage finds, handmade crafts, and bargain butingtings. Luckily, I live near 10A Alabama (you can find Alabama Street along E. Rodriguez Avenue, close to where it intersects with Tomas Morato), where arts&crafts fairs are […] Read more »

Owl Fever


There is bird flu going around in the Philippines. I’m talking about our recent obsession with owls, of course! A few years ago, it was all about oversized owl pendants, and just as I thought interest was waning, the fixation on these nocturnal creatures seems to have returned with a […] Read more »

Made With Love: Handmade Finds at a Valentine Arts & Crafts Fair


I  love going to bazaars and discovering shopping finds; the hubby however, not so much. I usually leave him to his own devices when I go off on my bargain hunting expeditions, but when it comes to arts & crafts fairs by local talent, he actually tags along. Last month, […] Read more »