Last Thursday, I decided to take a P2P to Alabang to visit the Common Room & Co Pop-up and Common Room Store at Alabang Town Center.
I felt spiffy as I came from a conference at AIM so I had to take a selfie in the bus.
The trip was quick and I was there in half an hour.
Finally, I was able to catch the pop-up before it closes on 31 January!
I was giddy to be there as I am a huge fan/believer of handmade.
I also had to pose by their most photographed spot.
Note to self: what if I fly?
Every spot is filled wih beautiful murals and quotes.
See how dreamy it was? This was why I made the trip to the south!
I was there to look for a necklace and some Valentines gifts for my parents.
They even painted on the floor and I was ecstatic to find this hopscotch setup.
As a fan of indie sellers and locally-made goods, I stand tall for small shops! Also, handmade is better. Always.
How cute was this tic tac toe setup?
They had everything for every budget and style. These flowers look dreamy.
I had to have my photo taken by this massive wall filled with Christmas wishes! Yes, these were actual wishes posted by customers and handmade fans.
It was difficult to ignore the writings on the wall.
Every time I purchase handmade, I feel as if my dreams are coming true because I have always wanted to transition to a buy local/handmade lifestyle! Supporting shops and pop-ups like Common Room keeps the dream alive and lets me buy from makers as well.
After touring the pop-up, it was time to drop by the Common Room ATC shop. This one is a permanent location.
Like their Katipunan store, this also sports a dreamy yet edgy ambience.
I found Blue Flame Jewelry’s gorgeous display. I wanted to buy everything! But I decided to look around first.
This was Blue Flame’s sterling silver display. All her pieces are handmade.
This was her brass and copper display.
Everything was beautiful and created with so much love.
These handmade flowers are giving me life.
I eventually decided on this delicate silver necklace from Blue Flame. I am partial to onyx, stars, and oxidized metal.
Isn’t it lovely?
This sign is everything.
I had my purchases wrapped and I looked around some more.
Of corse, I had to try the earrings on!
And then, I wore my new necklace inside P2P. It felt like a new beginning.
If you like handmade as much as I do, check out Common Room and support makers who create pieces with passion!