L’Indochine Workshops x Life After Breakfast

A few weeks after Nara was born, Patty Laurel-Filart invited me to attend a special workshop that I knew I couldn’t pass up on. It was a chance to learn the art of batik making with my fave craft teacher Alessandra Lanot. This unique workshop was held at the flagship store of L’Indochine at SM Megamall.  (All the beautiful photos are courtesy of Patty!)

P1290652Some of the bloggers and personalities who attended the workshop. (Monica Manzano, host Patty Laurel-Filart, teacher Alessandra Lanot, Paula Peralejo, Janice Villanueva

This store seriously looked like Alibaba’s treasure cave with beautiful accessories, homeware, and clothes from exotic places. This workshop served as the start of the many workshops they plan to have at this beautiful location in the very near future.

P1290555Sabrina Go, my awesome foodie site partner!

P1290588The lovely ladies behind L’Indochine: Charlene and Leona together with Alessandra.

I love how Charlene and Leona get to travel the world in seek of beautiful treasures to bring home to us. They are seriously my new life pegs.

P1290568We didn’t learn how to to do the traditional batik method of wax and constant re-dipping. Instead we learned how to use fabric dye and glue to make a similar type of design. How cute are these batik trays from L’indochine, though.

Here are a whole bunch of photos from the afternoon all courtesy of Patty:












P1290576A great big thank you to Patty, Alessa, Charlene and Leona for such a nice afternoon break from mom duties and for the very generous swag bag:

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Here is a list of all their wonderful sponsors for this event: 

Chelsea’s Kitchen for the amazing sandwich spread and mushroom chips.

Uniqlo for the super soft Ines de le Fressange scarves.

Shine Bakery for the yummy cupcakes.

Nifty Manila for our really cute gift cards.

Celeteque for the perfect summer cooling gel.

Digital Train Case for our Lucas Papaw Ointment.

Mommy Mundo for our Top Mom books.

Caren Carlos for our free family pictorials.

Forever 21 for their generous GCs.

Smell Chic for their fresh room and linen sprays.

Real Living for some very helpful back issues.

Fino Leather for my new makeup clutch.