I love going to Bazaars! The St. James Bazaar most especially. It's actually one of the few reasons I look forward to when Christmas is nearing because that's the only time of the year this bazaar occurs. It's the villages way of raising funds for the St. James Chruch. :)
Never have I left this bazaar empty handed! There's always something that makes me go "Aww, I gotta have that!!" or "Oh wow, that's really cute."
Take this necklace for instance!
or this watch! (that my friend eventually bought) and this cute little pouch below. :")
During the previous year, my friend and I bought matching "DIET TODAY!" ballers. We found it extremely fitting to our never ending, Oh gosh "I-feel-so-fat-but-I-want-to-eat-the-world." mentality.
Being the forgetful one, I accidentally misplaced mine but thankfully got to buy another one this year! So everytime I look at my arm, I am reminded not literally to "DIET TODAY!" but to control what I eat. :)
I know I said that this was my favourite bazaar, but the only downside to it is that it is EXTREMELY hot. No exaggeration there. When shopping at the St. James Bazaar, be sure to wear something comfortable and preferably breezy!
That awfully hot day was saved by PINKERTON! :) It wasn't hard at all to spot, I mean look at how cute their vintage looking ice cream carriage is. I bet a lot of you may know that I am in love with all things sweet, so I jumped for joy when I saw all the flavours available.
I went to the bazaar during the first and second day and got to try all their flavours available including their 'Dulce de Leche with Sea Salt'. All were fairly yummy and tasted JUST like what I imagined it to taste like in my head.
I don't normally favour savoury when it comes to ice cream flavours, but I must say that Pinkerton's Guava Basil was probably one of the best flavours of theirs I've tasted!
You all probably think of Sebastian's when you think of cool ice cream flavours, and yes, Sebastian's may be good.. up until Pinkerton came along! I suggest you all try it yourselves. ;)
Meet my beautiful friend, Bai whom I go to the St. James Bazaar with every single year!! It's become somewhat our little tradition ever since the first time about five years ago. :)
Every year, we bring a new set of people, and this year she decided to bring her college friends Jess and Corinne along. *Check out our unplanned shoe colour coordination! ;)
Here are a few other things I fancied when going around the bazaar:
Customized Posters and Book Lockets. :)
I hope this post lured you into going to the next St. James Bazaar! It definitely is worth the trip to Alabang, I promise. :)
There really is a little something for everybody at the bazaar whether it be fashion, food, or furniture related. The St. James Bazaar is definitely the bazaar to be at during the holidays!
I know this post is beyond late, but I hope that all of you had a splendid Christmas. <3