Living in a strategically located piece of property means being a stone’s throw away from almost everything—offices, schools, shops, and entertainment places. You’ll never run out of interesting spots to visit. And when these establishments jibe with your hobbies? You couldn’t be luckier.
Pursuit of Passion lists five home and lifestyle shops that are located in the vicinity of booming developments in and out of the metro. There’s bound to be one that fits your interests.
1. Art Bar
The name of the store pretty much tells you what you can find inside. This two-story shop in Serendra teems with art materials like paint, paintbrushes, canvas, various media, sketchpads, and even art books; basically everything you need to create your masterpiece. You can even order a cup of coffee from Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters which is located inside the shop. Then head to Art Bar’s al fresco area to enjoy your cup while creating your very own work of art.
Art Bar, G/L Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
If you’re looking for merchandise that is not commonly found in malls, then this place is for you. Here, you’ll find products from online local sellers, such as shoes from Sheshe; clothing, cosmetics, and skincare products from Scaira; bags and novelty items from Hip ‘n Chic Shop; and others. It is located near LRT 1’s Quirino Ave. station. If you live in Avida Towers Prime Taft, Grey Avenue Lifestyle Boutique is just a couple of minutes away via LRT.
Grey Avenue Lifestyle Boutique, 2106 Taft Ave., Malate, Manila
Interior inspiration abounds in this shop along Sheridan Street in Mandaluyong City. Mozaic Living offers bespoke furniture pieces that are proudly Pinoy-made. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind pieces to furnish your home with, you might find one here at Mozaic Living. This showroom is also a cozy cafe, where you can spend a quiet afternoon with a delicious cup of coffee. Mozaic Living is a few minutes away from Avida Towers Centera; you’ll get there in no time.
Mozaic Living, 7 Sheridan St., Mandaluyong City
Stationery lovers and collectors will definitely find this shop a little piece of heaven. Print Cafe offers chic paper goods, calligraphy sets, notebooks, and magnetic boards that will be good additions to your work desk. Print Cafe can even create personalized stationery for you. Aside from these, the shop has a charming, vintage feel that will transport you back in time when handwritten letters and notes were a big thing. Nuvali residents are lucky to have this quaint shop as part of their neighborhood.
Printcafe Print & Paper Co., G/L Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
5. Lucina Home
Want a break from the sleek, modern style that is prevalent in today’s homes? Head to Lucina Home in Nuvali, where you won’t run out of sophisticated choices for your space. This home shop’s classic pieces make for eye-catching conversation starters. Not all the items were made with a modern slant, though. Some are more vintage and romantic–perfect for lovers of the shabby chic and bohemian vibes. If you’re not looking to buy, visiting this store is still worthwhile, as perusing the pieces within will give you your daily dose of design inspiration.
Lucina Home, 2/L Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna