Calling all shopaholics! A one day only private sale is happening this Sunday, November 16 ,10am to 5pm at Function Rooms 4 and 5, 8th floor of Saint Francis  Shangrila Place , Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong.  Four  exciting  local brands are taking part in this not-to-be-missed event  –BELLA BANQUETS , ARCHIPELAGO (both under HOME DIRECT INC.),  THE FOOD BIN and &EVERYTHING.

HOME DIRECT INC (HDI) is a licensed distributor/importer of home decors for major department stores.  “We try to make shopping easy, exciting and affordable for  our customers especially during the holiday season, ” say Pin Torres, HDI’s Managing director.  Pin designs and curates for both BELLA BANQUETS (restaurant and event styling supplies) and  ARCHIPELAGO (home decors). “I’m sure people will find something they like from the fabulous wares that are going on sale this weekend!”



Come early to the sale so you can get hold of these items for yourself or for loved ones.


Restaurant owners and caterers should put these lovely chairs on their list!



Make your homes smell heavenly with these scented candles and fragrance diffusers.


Christmas Collection

Nutcrkers, angels, and nativity sets can be bought on a discount!


Love these multifunctional vanity trays!



The Food Bin (TFB) sells both local and imported hard-to-find food products.  Remember the Speculoos CookieButter Craze?  Well, TFB,takes pride in being one of the first establishments to bring products from TRADER JOE’S to Manila.  Among their bestsellers are : flavored Oreos, flavored Chips Ahoy, Pop Tarts, Biscoff Cookies, flavored M&M’s , Nutella  & Go, Jet Puffed and many more.

On Sunday, TFB will have assorted christmas baskets for sale.  Customers can choose from over twenty yuletide packages. Prices will vary depending on the inlcusions (Price range P450 and up).  Owner MICA AGUILA says , “We strive to bring the unique and the delectable to Filipino homes.”

This Yuletide package is perfect for your boss.


I’m thinking of giving this to friends with young kids.


Love the wooden crate and the wicker basket packaging of these tidings!


I’m sure you’ll all be excited to know that individual items will also go on sale!


Food is always a great gift idea for Christmas. Certainly, anyone who receives a Christmas basket from TFB will be smiling on Christmas day!



Iya Prado left the corporate world to put up her own business.  ” &Everything is my creative outlet- borne out of my appreciation for art and the artist.  My brand advocates art in everything, in everday things. My first collection LA PINTURA, features masterpieces from great artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt on beautifully made wooden umbrellas, ”  shares the vivacious mother of three.

Just look at these! Wooden umbrellas (P400 from P500). Foldable umbrellas (P350 from P400/ 3pcs for 1000).

Top : Ballerinas by EDGAR DEGAS Bottom : Irises by VINCENT VAN GOGH


Top: Fruit and Job by ALPHONSE MUCHA Bottom: Walk Near Argentuil by JEAN CLAUDE MONET


Cafe Terrace at Night by VAN GOGH


Almond Blossoms and The Kiss


 QUESTION: Best comments will get prizes from the four participating brands!!!


Leave your answers on the blog!


I’m an incurable shopaholic and I certainly won’t miss this one day sale!  Those candles from Archipelago, the various Christmas baskets on wooden crates  from The Food Bin and the gorgeous umbrellas from &Everything are coming home with this Mama! I’ll see you all on SUNDAY!

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  1. This is great BQP …have not done any Christmas shopping yet!!! Gotta go this Sunday then… love the artsy umbrellas. Also crazy for scents, so I don’t know if I can resist the candle diffusers. I may keep them for myself …LOL.

  2. The oreo, twinkies, cadburry, nuttela and the crunchy cookie butter! Sweetness galore as it’s finest. Perfect gift for myself since I have no boyfie to share, so instead will share it to my friends and family. :)))


  4. I am currently looking for a candles & fragrance diffuser for my room. It has a relaxing scent that can make my senses relax. I also want to buy Christmas gifts for my family, friends and inaanak. I will surely buy those Oreo goodies for my kids, umbrella for my mother, vanity tray for me so I could keep my things organize, Yuletide package for my boss, Sweet tooth package for my friends and a lot more. Ohhh I can’t wait for this 1 day private sale. See you there guys.

  5. i love the..for the sweet tooth.!! my baby and my siblings will like it..! its christmas and for kids also..they will be happy if they receive this christmas!!! <3 <3 <3

  6. The Nutcrkers, angels, and nativity sets will complete our Christmas decoration and will surely be the center of attraction in our sala on Holidays that’s why I need to grab and buy them during the THE ONE DAY PRIVATE SALE 🙂 Great finds at a discounted price is so awesome!

    I would Love to buy Candles and Fragrance Disfuser for our home to smell fresh and heavenly, Speculoos CookieButter Craze for my son because he loves cookies like Oreos, my 2 daugthers also love it so much flavored Chips Ahoy, Pop Tarts, Biscoff Cookies, I love flavored M&M’s , Nutella & Go, Jet Puffed for my children , inaanak and all my pamangkin, Wooden umbrellas for me and my sister and Foldable umbrellas for my daugthers. See you there in 1 day private sale..

  8. Nuttela because i love this spread so much its my favorite ^_^ From nuttela i can do different foodies for christmas season like nuttela cookies, nuttela dips and other food for the kids. Perfect for Christmas Season.

  9. Oh! I’m glued at the selection from the FOOD BIN!!! I’d love to have them all!!!
    If I have enough moola, I will definitely buy a lot of those baskets, wooden crates and packages.

    I know that my family would love all those yummy treats…or maybe I’m just saying it that it’s for my family
    when In fact, It’s really for my own consumption…. (shhhh!!! that’s our secret!)

    But on a serious buy, I’d love to have those Christmas Collection… It’s about time, I level up my christmas theme and showcase something new.

    Thanks for sharing the details about the one day private sale!!!

    Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales

  10. The four brands that will be on the sale sell very amazing products. I want to buy those all actually but as a student, I dont have enough money to buy all of those. If i would buy a single item, maybe ill just choose food bin’s product because I really love chocolates. It would be really my pleasure to win here. Thank you so much po, and God Bless those 4 product lines 🙂

  11. There are many nice items and yummy treats to choose from, but what I would really like to buy is the “Cafe Terrace at Night by VAN GOGH” wooden umbrella! I always carry a long umbrella with me. Of course I use it to protect myself from the sun and rain, but I also use it like a cane. I tend to get dizzy easily, so carrying an umbrella like a cane makes me feel more confident whenever I walk outside and cross the street. It helps me keep my balance. I also use it to shoo stray dogs away. I really love long umbrellas because they serve different purposes for me.

    It is so exciting to see paintings by famous artists printed on umbrellas! I once saw an umbrella with a picture of elephants in a safari printed on it. I have been looking for an umbrella like that (bored with plain colors or checkered designs), so &EVERYTHING/Iya Prado’s umbrellas are great news for me! I can have function and visual art appreciation at the same time.

  12. the food bin yung choice ko po… para po sa pamasko para sa pamilya ko… mga kapatid ko, stepfather ko, mama ko at yung pamilya nya broken family po kasi kami ehh at ako yung panganay kaya sana po manalo ako dito magandang pasasalamat po ito sa mga magulang ko lalo na sa mga stepfather ko.. yung sa pampanga na nag-alaga sa akin at tinuring ako na parang sarili niyang anak kahit niloko sya ng mama ko ng ilang beses at ngayon ay tuluyan na kaming iniwan at sya ay nanirahan sa tarlac at kami ay naiwang nahihirapan sa pampanga at ako ngayon ay kumakayod din sa tarlac at stay in sa boss ko… napakagandang gift to para sakanya… bonus na sa mama ko dahil kahit pagbali baliktarin ko ang mundo mama ko parin sya pati sa asawa nya at syempre sa mga stepsiblings ko

  13. This is a nice information BQP! I love it. I would love to buy the Cheese boards, slaters and servers. It’s perfect from my cheeses and whenever I have parties at home. 🙂 So nice.

  14. As usual my wife is really interested with the cheese boards. Hahaha. That’s her weakness BQP cheeses and cheese boards. Anyway, for me I would love to buy from the food bin. The basket with the wine, coffee, etc. I am so interested with the coffee and that fig butter. Just imagining the taste of that makes me sigh with a happy thought. 🙂

  15. I would like to buy the Christmas collections because it looks so nice and elegant. Also this might be my chance to find and buy unique Christmas gift items for my family and friends. I would definitely go there and probably shop a lot. haha

  16. I’d like to buy the yuletide packages from The Food Bin. These would be great Christmas presents for the best people in my life, my parents and siblings. I say they’re the best because they adore food as much as I do. As the saying goes, “People who love to eat are always the best people.”. 🙂

  17. This is such a great post BQP! It’s really perfect for Christmas time. We give gifts for many reasons. To show our love for our families and friends. When I read this feature and browsed the pictures, to be honest I want to buy all 🙂 but I also have my top 4 list…

    First, is the “nativity set” to complete our Christmas decoration. It will be perfect if I’ll place it on a small table near our Christmas tree.
    Second, It’s from the The Food Bin…the assorted Christmas basket. I’ll buy one for my personal use and share it with my friends, nephews and nieces. The wooden crate and the wicker basket is also a perfect gift for my cousin who loves Trader Joe’s products. I’ll also buy flavored Chips Ahoy for some of my close friends who loves cookies.
    Third, from the &Everything. My eyes caught the creative design from creative artist…Van Gogh and Klimt..The Almond Blossoms and the Kiss foldable umbrellas. I really love it. Design is so unique and prize is affordable. 3 pcs for Php1000. I’ll have one for myself and the other two will be gifts for my auntie and cousin. For sure they’ll be happy when they opened the wrapped box.
    Lastly, from the Bella Banquets. I’ll be buying the cupcake stand for my gift to my friend R. She loves baking and just starting her business for cupcakes and other pastries. For sure, she will appreciate it.

    Thank You BQP for this awesome and fabulous blog 🙂 You always have something new to your followers.

    Christmas is sharing and giving. We should always remember that it’s better to give than to receive.

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