I know this post comes late for christmas shoppers out there but for some people like me whose family and friends like to schedule get togethers and do exchange gifts right after christmas, you will still find this post useful.
I like shopping for gifts after christmas because I hate rushing to find things to give to my loved ones. I like to take it slow and easy when shopping for gifts and what better way to do it than right after christmas when all the hype has died down. Besides, I love how post christmas shopping brings forth the best that each store has to offer. Plus they bring out the good ones and put red tags on them too. (*wink*wink)
Post christmas brought me to Fab Manila’s new stand alone store in ATC. I just love how Fab Manila has kept all things nice and pretty in their store over the years. I usually linger a wee bit too long when I’m there. At 35, I haven’t really gotten over my love for floral, pastel, and prints.
They have cute coin purses, pencil cases, bags, desk organizers, boxes etc. that left me gushing like a teenager. I suggest you go here for some last minute gift shopping or self-indulgence, you’ll love it. My daughter who had some christmas money to spend went home with this uber chic sling. Perfect with jeans and casuals.
As we all know, Fab Manila is known to produce well crafted bags, travel accessories and organizers. Each design is a celebration of all things feminine and beautiful. It has managed to artistically combine pretty fabrics, unique textures, and fresh colors in each of its product. There’s always that touch of whimsy, dash of fancy, smidgen of cheer and good dose of fun to an otherwise plain and ordinary piece of bag or accessory.
Fab Manila is the brain child of sisters and travel buddies, Jen and Shiela. Their love and passion for all things pretty extend to every product line they make. Each product is a celebration of uniqueness, femininity and creativity. The way they have seamlessly fuse their love and passion for travel and art to create products that are functional yet fashionable, and practical yet pretty. And the way they have successfully showcased Filipino talent at its finest by producing products of excellent taste and quality, truly worthy of the tag Proudly Philippine Made is indeed remarkable.
And now on to the best part, Fab Manila and Blancnotes are giving away these pretty Fab Manila items to one lucky instagram follower of Blancnotes and Fab Manila. Simply follow @blancnotes and @fabmanila in instagram, repost the fabmanila giveaway picture there, tag 3 of your friends, and use the hashtag #blancnotesfabmanilagiveaway. Contest ends Dec. 31.
I was busily downloading cute fonts to use for my classroom decoration this morning when I received a call from my husband informing me that a package for me has arrived. I was trying to recall if I was supposed to be expecting another package other than the previous ones I received the other day when his voice came over the phone again saying it was a bag and a gift from Fab Manila. Yup, that’s my husband, he would definitely fail the marshamallow test. Haha. Obviously he was too excited for me, he opened the package right then and there without asking me first. Anyway, my heart gave a little dance of joy when I heard the news and in my mind, I was doing somersaults. Just the other day, I was sharing how much I love Fab Manila’s new collection, Kismet, for their sheer prettiness. The thought that one of those pretty things was waiting for me at home raised my happiness barometer a notch notch notch higher. I was in a super great mood the whole day.
It turned out that it was one of the two super pretty bags that I was eyeing to buy from Fab Manila’s website for weeks now. I was actually saving up for it. I was really touched by their gesture. It was a patchwork creation of pink, floral, polka dots, and stripes. The things that make me happeee! I. Super. Love. It!!!
What I like about this bag is that it is reversible, you can actually use both of the pretty sides, whichever strikes your mood at the moment. It is made of good quality fabric that is dainty and cute. Thin foam was sewn in the middle to gently cushion things that will be placed inside the bag. The faux leather handles are thick and sturdy too, not one to wilt or flake after several use. Stitches were seamlessly run over, there wasn’t any sloppy stitching or extra thread, it definitely passed quality control with flying colors. It is pretty much perfect!
While I am making this post, I am also browsing Fab Manila’s website and I am happy to share that they have uploaded new Wet Bag Ahoy products that are just absolutely adorbs and to “buy” for too. Check them out as like any of their other products, they run on limited stocks, and are selling like hotcakes.
But then now, if you want to snag a reversible tote from Fab Manila and other super pretty items from their Kismet Collection for free, join our on-going giveaway (click here), you just might be one of the two lucky winners of pretty Fab Manila stuffs. And like me, walk away carrying HaPpiNesS on your shoulder.
I have only few obsessions in life and these are flowers & vintage prints, pastels, polka dots, and stripes. Call me old fashion and girly but I like my things all nice and pretty. They’re my source of happiness and inspiration. Carrying my favorite bag in dainty floral prints or drinking water from my pretty glass cup puts me in a super good mood. When I feel out of sorts, I only have to rummage through my boxful of coin purses (believe me I have a lot) and choose the one I find prettiest at the moment, and everything will be right in my world again. Pretty stuffs transform me, they turn me into a gentle, caring, nurturing, happy individual. For me the adage, happiness can be found even in simple things rings so true that I make it a point to surround myself with pretty little stuffs at home and at work. They need not be expensive so long as they are too cute to resist and too pretty not to use, then they will make my happiness cut. As they say Happy people make for productive people.
Recently Fab Manila, yes the Fab Manila that we have grown to love since multiply days and yes the Fab Manila where pretty stuffs are made of, launched its newest collection, Kismet. And I must say I was one of the girls who can’t seem to stop gushing for days over the sheer prettiness of the whole collection.
As we all know, Fab Manila is known to produce well crafted bags, travel accessories and organizers. Each design is a celebration of all things feminine and beautiful. They always manage to artistically combine pretty fabrics, unique textures, and fresh unexpected colors in their products. And because of this they never fail to add a touch of whimsy, a dash of fancy, a smidgen of cheer and a good dose of fun to an otherwise plain and ordinary piece of bag or accessory.
With Fab Manila, it is easy to express one’s uniqueness and individuality. With their wide range of products, you will always find one that would fit your personality. They only produce limited stocks of the same style and design, and make these available only in select boutiques so you won’t have to worry about bumping into another girl with the same Fab Manila bag or stuff. They always aim to provide their customers with one-of-a- kind products that they would definitely be proud of owning.
Fab Manila is the brain child of sisters and travel buddies, Jen and Shiela. Their love and passion for all things pretty and colourful extend to their newest line Kismet. This collection boasts of homewares, papergoods, organizers, and travel accessories that are just too too pretty to resist. They have personally handpicked these products themselves with only one purpose in mind, to bring a little bright spot to our otherwise boring day at work. Let Kismet’s products work their magic on you like the Turkish word they stand for which is fate/destiny.
I guess what endears Fab Manila to its loyal customers is the way they have managed to stir the love for pretty things in us. Somehow they have constantly inspired girls to celebrate their uniqueness, femininity and creativity, and to express themselves in the most fun way with their products. They have manage to seamlessly fuse their love and passion for travel and art to create products that are functional yet fashionable, and practical yet pretty. And what’s more, they have managed to showcase Filipino talent at its finest by producing products of excellent taste and quality, truly worthy of the tag Proudly Philippine Made.
And now the best part! As a way of sharing the love for all things fab and pretty, Fab Manila and Blancnotes are giving away these pretty Fab Manila and Kismet products to 2 lucky fans and followers of bothFab Manila and Blancnotes.
Winners will be chosen via random.org. To join this giveaway, follow this simple mechanics below (you need to follow all steps to qualify for the raffle).
Share this post on your facebook wall with the line: “@Fab Manila and @Blancnotes are giving away pretty stuffs from Fab Manila’s KISMET collection. Join now @friend1, @friend2, @friend3. Giveaway ends on June 15!” (don’t forget to properly tag @Fab Manila and @Blancnotes)
Tweet about this giveaway by sharing on twitter: “@fabmanila and @blancnotes are giving away pretty KISMET stuffs. Join now @friend1 @friend2 http://goo.gl/Mcxvm #fabmanila.” (don’t forget to properly tag Fab Manila and Blancnotes)
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