Friday, June 24, 2016

It's not hard to miss L'Indochine in SM Megamall or SM Aura, they always have a nice window display with a mix and match of modern Asian finds like clothes and home accents. I haven't had the chance to really take my time and shop at L'Indochine until last month during the Little Luli x My Little Globetrotters launch and shopping event!
Loved the pastel clad window of L'Indochine in SM Megamall featuring Little Luli x My Little Globetrotter collection!

Char Carlos and Leona Panutat, C&L as they like to be called, are the Inspiration Seekers behind the wonderful artisanal finds at L'Indochine stores. You can find items which are handmade by skilled craftsmen and artisans from Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, and other Asian countries and right now, they are also looking at local artists, designers, and artisans to bring in new products. Last month, Little Luli x My Little Globetrotters, a collection of stylish and functional pieces for babies and kids!
(From L-R) Leona Panutat, Monica Manzano-Eleazar, Lucien Lao-Villaruz and Char Carlos.**

C&L met Lucien at one of L’Indochine’s workshops. “We’re big fans of her children’s line and when we found out that she was collaborating with Monica who is also a friend of ours for My Little Globetrotters we knew we wanted the collection at our stores right away,” they say. “Not only are the clothes beautifully made, but they are easy, stylish and absolutely perfect for traveling. These pieces are exactly what we need while toting our kids all over the world.” Lucien loved the idea as “L’Indochine is known to house wonderful pieces curated by Leona and Chair’s traveling experiences, and this is a perfect place to launch.”


We came from Y's summer class and we were the first ones to arrive! I was really excited to see the collection. I had been wanting to buy from Little Luli for the longest time but I never found the time (to pay for my order haha! Lucien, di ako joy reserver ah... hihihi!). While I met Monica many years ago thru Expo Mom I think? I bought a bunch of stuff from her Indigo Baby booth! Now, she teaches yoga, conducts retreats, and so much more!
Early birds! There's a decorate your own crown station by Little Luli and arts and crafts by La Pomme. I'm glad they had activities for kids to keep my kids busy while I shopped!
I don't know why but my kids LOVE this station! I think they think they're like candies! Hehe! I think we have about 7 crowns from Little Luli na! Haha! Suki kami!
La Pomme always have the most brilliant arts and crafts for kids!
Lucien and Monica decided to create clothes for "kids on the go", clothes that would be stylish and comfortable for kids who want to feel at ease when at play. Both moms are very hand on and prefer to take their kids everywhere with them. I've been following Monica's travel with her kids, if you haven't, you should follow @mylittleglobetrotters on IG! Although we only travel locally, I still need to pack, right? I like packing light clothes and ones that doesn't easily wrinkle! The Little Luli x My Little Globetrotters collection is absolutely perfect for traveling!
Lucien designed dresses that are reversible with two different looks - plain on one side and printed on the other. This is brilliant! Everything is pretty, I couldn't decide which one to get for Y.
Crop top and pants set so you don't need to think what pieces would go together!
Super soft tees! Just wash and wear, no need for ironing!



Little Luli's brand philosophy is comfortable clothing with looser cuts that can grow with kids, as well as details like big buttons, exposed zippers, pockets, and tassels - with L'Indochine touches!

The launch was not only a shopping party but also a time for us mommas to make chika and socialize! Chelsea Kitchen served really yummy food and mommas were also happy because there was wine! Heehee!
Those mushroom chicharon is the bomb! I think some of us mostly stayed by the bowl of mushroom the whole time hihi!**
Fun catching up with these ladies! (From L-R) Me, Amber of A Momma Abroad, Mia of So True Naturals, Tin of Manila Fashion Observer and Monica of My Little Globetrotters and Flow Retreats!
 Thanks for having us! It was a riot but a fun one and loved everything I got!
The cool bunch hihi!

The Little Luli x My Little Globetrotters collection is exclusively available at L'Indochine SM Mega Fashion Hall and SM Aura Premier!

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My kids wore their Little Luli when we visited Parkfest at Nayong Pilipino Park in Luneta last May 29! Were you able to go? If not, check out my photos! I remember my achi had a field trip to Nayong Pilipino near NAIA when we were kids but my batch never got to visit and I would only hear about it from friends. Last February, when we went to Clark, I didn't know there was a Nayong Pilipino there! Argh.. We would have visited it sana. And I also didn't know there was a Nayong Pilipino in Luneta until Parkfest. From the sneak peeks, my family and I got to see Nayong Pilipino and they really did a great job on rehabilitating it! Kudos to all the artists and makers who worked hard for their installations!
In their Little Luli's! I really love Y's dress, Lucien please make an adult size!
Don't forget to look up! Life like paper flowers by Mabby Makes!
Left: Y sticking her bottle cap on the mural!
Right: Find your favorite Filipino merienda and pica-pica hidden on this floor art! 
How cool would it be if there's actually a working jeep like this!
My favorite installation is this Kalesa adorned with Abbey Sy's lettering!
It was a hot and humid day! Dirty ice cream saves the day!

If you haven't been to Nayong Park, make a trip to Manila! There's lots to see, there's Intramuros, the National Museum, and the whole of Luneta to explore! Did you know BOS and I dated once in Luneta? Sa Japanese Garden! We took tons of selfies back when selfies are not yet uso haha! More park dates with the kids, ok?

Nayong Pilipino

Parkfest PH
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