A Summer Mandeko Kito Haul

The third Mandeko Kito took place on the grounds of Berkeley School, in the searing summer heat. Well, as “searing” as Baguio gets, at least. People who love crafts (and food) came together to offer their made-with-love products to like-minded buyers, and the buyers came through. I came away with just a few things, but also with a handful of new small businesses to look … Continue reading A Summer Mandeko Kito Haul

A Happy Hearts Day at Bistro Lokal

Valentine’s day in the time of Coronavirus doesn’t have to be a sad, sterile affair. In fact, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely meal and support local businesses – with masks and face shields on, of course. As always, if you’re heading out to dine or shop, don’t forget to comply with contract tracing measures, and wash your hands often. Be considerate to … Continue reading A Happy Hearts Day at Bistro Lokal

Shop School and Office Supplies from Home with Papercart.ph

It’s that time of year again: Jose Mari Chan and Mariah Carey are making their presence known on every radio station and in every department store. Christmas is just around the corner, and for a lot of us, that means putting aside some time to shop for something special for our loved ones. And with gift buying comes gift wrapping. On that front, Papercart.ph has … Continue reading Shop School and Office Supplies from Home with Papercart.ph

My Mandeko Kito 2 Haul

Baguio has long been a haven for art lovers, including people who love crafts and crafting. The second run of Mandeko Kito (Ibaloi for “Let’s sell!”) hosted artisans from all over the Cordilleras and ran every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of November – perfect timing to get in some Christmas shopping before the holiday rush. I made a few rounds on a rainy Friday afternoon … Continue reading My Mandeko Kito 2 Haul