Export-worthy Pinoy Finds at MaArte Fair 2016

MaArte 2016 Logo

Time to go treasure hunting at the MaArte Fair this weekend! Happening this August 28-28 at the Penthouse of 8 Rockwell in Makati (a swanky upgrade from the Rockwell Tent, its home for the past 7 years), the MaArte fair presents over 70 handpicked retailers to showcase proudly Pinoy finds, […] Read more »

Wellworth Department Store now open at U.P. Town Center


It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted a happy place, hasn’t it? Well today, we discovered that shopping in QC has just gotten more exciting with the opening of Wellworth Department Store at the bustling UP Town Center–and coincidentally, their tagline is “the happy place!”     Brought to […] Read more »

Label Holiday 2014 Sale

Bullet train

Our friends at local indie clothing line Label recently sent us some photos to give us a sneak peek (sweet torture, I tell you) at their upcoming holiday collection, which they’re finally launching this weekend! Though their seemingly simple basics are a departure from my usual quirky, colorful picks, Label’s […] Read more »

L’Indochine now at SM Mega Fashion Hall


It was love at first sight for thehappylab when L’Indochine opened at SM Aura Premier in 2013. With their mantra #handpickedforinspiredliving, dynamic sister-in-law tandem Charlene Panutat-Carlos and Leona Lavina-Panutat (C+L) filled the store with lovely finds by local artisans from their Asian adventures. The store quickly became a hit, a favorite […] Read more »

Currently lusting after… Chloe + Isabel baubles

Chloe + Isabel

How was your Easter, everyone? I’m on an extended shopping abstinence, but these charming floral and crystal earrings from the Tresco Isle collection by Chloe + Isabel are proving to be the biggest temptation yet!     My friend Lisa Lazaro Russel introduced me to Chloe + Isabel, an online […] Read more »

Sunday Pop-Up at Whitespace

Sunday Pop-Up

Our friends at Label and MCV Designs/Shophouse 8483 always keep us posted on the chicest shopping events in town, and just in case you’re interested, there’s one happening tomorrow!     According to their FB page, the Sunday Pop-Up at Whitespace is an alternative shopping experience featuring local entrepreneurs with exciting […] Read more »