Art Pop-Up at UVLA

Going loco over local! Local Loca presents…Alsa Balutan! (Poster from UVLA Store's Facebook page)

What are you doing today? Check out the Local Loca Art Pop-Up Bazaar at UVLA, Cubao X! UVLA (short for Unique Vintage and Lost Art) is one of my favorite haunts for hoarding vintage toys and trinkets. But what makes this nostalgic shop extra special, is that it also features […] Read more »

Flow Bali & Lombok (Part 2)

FLOW Bali & Lombok Part Two

I was looking forward to the Ubud part of our retreat, since I’d read about the place and had known it to be a place full of yoga, healthy food (despite my still-bum stomach), and pretty shops with really cheap finds. The drive there from Canggu was pretty long and […] Read more »

FLOW Bali and Lombok (Part 1)

FLOW Bali & Lombok

I ended 2013 with the FLOW  team in a fun, boho, surf and yoga retreat in La Union and one of the big questions posed to us during the opening circle was: What do you want to do in 2014? I knew my answer right off the bat—go to Bali! Since […] Read more »

ANTHILL: Little Shop of Local Wonders


I’ve been itching to explore Cebu-based boutique ANTHILL for quite a while now, so when I happened to be in Cebu for a fashion shoot recently, I grabbed the chance to drop by this awesome little boutique that showcases local weaves in a fashion-forward way. ANTHILL (short for Alternative Nest […] Read more »

Pack This!

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Some people hate packing for trips; I totally relish it! Weeks before, I’m already mixing and matching outfits in my head, marking each day in my print-out itinerary with crude outfit doodles, and slowly filling up my suitcase in the days leading up to the trip. The long-drawn out ritual […] Read more »



If you’ve won a contest on miss-match, you’ve probably noticed that we use washi tape* any chance we get–to wrap your prizes, seal a letter, or even embellish a plain envelope. What can I say? We love washi! *Japanese decorative masking tape usually made with rice paper. We love how […] Read more »