Thursday, 21 May 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Recently Mei and Zara from the Bloesem Team headed to Bangkok for a super short trip and here's what they got up to.. there's so many things to do and see in Bangkok and so many must-do and must-visit places and things but here's what they got up to with just 24 hours to spare in the beautiful city of Bangkok.
9 AM - Wakey wakey
We spent the night at Tenface hotel. Beautiful interiors, friendly and helpful staff. You could not ask for more. Only thing is that if you plan on walking back to the hotel, it is abit away from the main road and gets pretty dark at night. Other than that, we had a perfect stay.
Head to the breakfast buffet to enjoy a continental breakfast, fill your tummies for a packed day ahead.
11.30 AM - Head to The Bloc
The Bloc is located more towards the suburbs so taxis and hotel staff would suggest you to head over early in the day rather than in the evening to avoid peak hour traffic. The Bloc is an isolated area with stores and cafes set in freight containers. You can find our favourite store (great for instagramming) Things to Make and Do there, as well as Simple Day Cafe, Think Cafe and a restaurant which we personally were to stuffed with sweet treats to try.
We will do another post with more details of what we ate and our reviews on them. (You've got to stay tuned!)
3 PM - Head back to the City
Grab a taxi on the main road and head back to the city. You can either take a cab all the way to your next location or simply take a taxi to the nearest BTS stop (their train system)...
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 by Irene Hoofs
It's quite a change of scenery we have had.. working in the new studio with the greenery and the bird chirping, you feel a sense of calm.. paired with pictures from Julie's instagram.. peaceful and serene..
Welcome to the calmer side of life. Happy Hump Day all!
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.. Bloesem and Zara S. on instagram
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Have you ever had a meal in a restaurant alone? It's something that has been touched on pop culture, namely the scene from Friends where Rachel eats alone and the cute doctor thinks she's a freak.. why is that though? The stigma of eating alone is crushed by Eenmaal - the first one-person pop-up restaurant in the world, a great place for a meal and for temporary disconnect.
Having a meal is a very common practise for people to meet up and chat and get to know each other over, but having a meal alone every once in awhile can make for great me-time and also allow you enjoy the food thoroughly instead of getting lost in conversation. The experience would probably start out feeling kind of odd but I think when you see all the other individuals around you having a great time and that no one is staring at you and wondering why you are alone, you'll feel right at home.
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Monday, 18 May 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Jurianne Matter Sun Poster
Thank you for all the support for our pop-up shop on Friday. We were touched to see that many of you came down to show your support and love at the new location. Coming down before work, trekking through the rain, and even bringing tasty treats - you know who you are. A big thank you to everyone who came down, or was rooting for us from afar! If we could we would thank everyone of you individually, but instead here's our next best option - we are bringing the sale to you. Yes the 30% off pop-up is now online for all to enjoy, whether you are in Singapore or the North Pole, and everywhere in between. We ship everywhere and hope a little piece of Bloesem can reach you.
Use the code "30SALE" at checkout for a more enjoyable price on all the goodies we have. You can still opt for pickup from the Bloesem studio to save on delivery charges. Just make sure to check the "in-store pick up" option at checkout. Happy shopping amigos!
Best buys include: Yield design tote bags, Cluse watches, Lucie Kaas kitchen ware, Tas-ka cushions!
Yield design Market Tote
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For all the long time lovers of peer-to-peer platform for buying and selling handmade and vintage items, we are so happy to say that Etsy is coming to Singapore! The Etsy team will be coming down to the our little red dot from the 18 to 28 May 2015. While they are here, they will be organizing a few different events to spread the word about Etsy, as well as to meet up with current Etsy sellers and hopefully future ones too..
Bloesem is very honoured to be working with Etsy to host a private event for press and social influencers in Singapore to get to know Etsy better. We are looking forward to an eventful day full of treats and activities with the participants who have RSVP. If you have received an invite, we do hope we will be seeing you then!
If you have been toying with the idea of joining Etsy to start selling your handmade and vintage goods to people around the world, this is the perfect opportunity! Etsy is offering a promo code to new sellers to open your own Etsy shop without any listing fees for the first 20 items. Just enter ETSYMEETSSINGAPORE when you visit the Etsy promotions page.
We've planned a fun-filled afternoon - feasting, festivities and of course no Etsy event would be complete without some hands-on crafting fun! We'll be teaching the participants how to create their very own scented candles.. our favourite craft to do with a group of friends. It's incredibly fun to pick and combine the different essential oils to come up with something that everyone loves.
However if you won't be joining us during the Etsy event, fret not! Bloesem candle making class makes a come back this summer with our 2 classes in June and July. Though we do have to warn you, this class is selling out fast, one of the classes is almost fully booked.. so don't wait too long before you grab your spot.
.. Bloesem Class
Friday, 15 May 2015 by Irene Hoofs
The personal workspace..
A very fine bucket tote
A botanical moodboard
Plates specifically for better food photos? What?
7 beauty uses for vaseline
More pieces for your home sweet home to be even sweeter..
this DIY leaf backdrop..
Still riding those Milan fair waves.
Unique desk accessories..
Reporting live from Bloesem's first sale from our new location! Do drop us an email if you still keen on popping by, we will be open till 6pm.
Xo, The Bloesem Team