Pop Up Kids x Cat JL

teaser-popupkids-x-catjl01So very excited to share that my blog has been invited to do a fun collaboration with the lovely group behind PopUpKids. Please save May 9, Saturday and join us at the Henry Hotel Manila for a day of fabulous finds and fun activities lovingly hand-picked with you in mind.

teaser-henryhotelAnd it gets even better! Pop Up Kids has prepared an awesome staycation package for you at the Henry Manila from May 8-10 in line with our event. You can book a Classic Room for only P4,500net/night with breakfast for two!

Email your reservations (name and contact details) to popupkidsph@gmail.com. This is open to everyone. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Here are some of the brands joining us. Expect more additions in the coming days:  Chic Curator is all about easy elegance for your everyday style. They are one of my favorite finds this year. Their goal is to make shopping for tasteful key pieces easy, affordable and totally fun.

I’ve always loved the casual feel of Bensimon‘s sneakers. They’re perfect for family outings and casual get togethers. Their Ballerina Flo designs are perfect for your little princess. The best part is that you can have the same pair and match with your little one.

Another shoe brand I really like these days is Bucket Feet. I love how each pair designed shows an artist’s unique story and style. Their signature footwear is manufactured with premium canvas and massage bubble insoles for ultimate quality and comfort.

Gouache creates stylish specialty bags for the active, artistic urbanites and the adventure lovers. The brand seeks to introduce canvas waxing to the local bag industry, a technique that requires each bag to be meticulously handcrafted and guarantees that each piece has a unique finish. No two Gouache creations are exactly the same, and like leather, your waxed-canvas bags age and grow more interesting as you wear them. I got one for Carl last Christmas and he loves it.

Gifts and Graces believes in the power of social entrepreneurship as a means to overcome marginalization and poverty. Empowered to earn an income by producing quality hand crafted items, individuals and communities achieve a dignified standard of living, gain pride and become self-reliant members of society. By buying their products, you give them a hand up!

French Sole is the leading purveyor of the most beautiful designer classic ballet flats and luxurious flat footwear. People know know me well, know that I love my flats. These are made from the finest Italian leather and are both extremely comfortable and actually affordable. They’re offering special promos for our event.

Empire Macaron creates our much loved French dessert without premixes or shortcuts. They will also be offering cakes and pies during the event and a free cup of coffee for a certain number of purchases. Yum!

 Havaianas, which means Hawaiian in Portuguese, embodies the fun, vibrant and spontaneous way of Brazilian life. Since their flip-flops made it to our shore over 10 years ago, we haven’t looks back. Neither have my own feet.

Dolldalita dolls are handmade by a mom of two who aims to share natural, simple toys with your little ones. You can tell that each doll is made with love and is something I would happily give my children to play with.

googoo&gaga has the cutest most original casual wear I’ve come across for my kids. They hope to create designs that are both thoughtful, spontaneous, classy yet edgy, effortless yet artsy. Trust me, you will fall in love with their onesies and shirts. Too adorable.

Inspired by the Parisienne’s fuss free keen sense of fashion and their own personal laziness to go through the dressing up part of the day. Facile makes pieces that are easy, comfortable, and always stylish. Read my feature on them here.

I am in love with Pottly n Tubby’s Aussie-inspired teepees and beanies that encourage imaginative play whether indoors or outdoors. Super adorable and so happy that they’re joining us.

Focusing on comfort, quality, and durability, Petite Jolie provides a universe of style possibilities allowing girls all over the world to create their own looks in a fun and colourful way.

Newly launched Saco Manila focuses on creating beautiful leather bags in classic styles, with attention to function and modern simplicity. Their debut collection includes wristlets, clutches, cross body bags and small leather accessories. So nice!

Saya is a proudly Pinoy baby carrier that believes in bringing a gentle revolution in parenting through baby wearing. Their carriers come in an assortment of beautiful colors and are a staple for those who are hands on but also appreciate being hands free.

So True Naturals Castile soaps are made in the traditional centuries-old way: by hand and using only pure olive oil. My son’s skin loves their liquid soap version. They also have other best sellers like vapor rubs, baby oil, insect repellent and the skin repair balm. The brand is also going to be showcasing their line of home scents during our event. So excited!

  Thread 365 was born out of the desire to create classical pieces that endure seasons and trends. I have a number of their t-shirts and blouses in my closet and they have definitely become staples. I also love how its proudly local.

  The Ware Shop provides everyday homeware for the not so everyday person. Their plates are so adorable and perfect for any food or product styling you like to do.

 Style Me Little is a specialty children’s boutique that loves to dress up your little ones in clothing and accessories that allow them to express themselves, expand their imagination, and be the delightful little kids that they are meant to be.

At the heart of Ancestral Crafts is faith in the possibility of making woven and indigenous craftsmanship relevant without sacrificing the integrity of ancestral weaving and native talent.

 Tepiña is a line of products handwoven on traditional looms, using natural fibres by the weavers of Rurungan sa Tubod Foundation in Palawan. The foundation works with artists and artisans who contribute new design ideas and post-weaving enhancements with an eye towards the contemporary fashion scene.

 Creatoday is your one-stop online source for hard to find craft materials, eco friendly art kits, tools and supplies. Be prepared to hoard their kits for your summer activities with your little ones!

And it gets even better! If you join us on Saturday, you have a chance to win an overnight stay for two at The Henry Manila. Simply post your Pop Up Kids x Cat JL finds on Instagram and tell us why they’re like no other. Be sure to use the tags #PopUpKidsxCatJL and #LikeNoOther and tag @popupkids. Winners will be chosen on May 15. See you there!