Yesterday was filled with some of my favorite things–great friends, delicious food and amazing art. Art in the Park, the annual art fair in Salcedo Park, was packed with people when we got there at 4pm. People were busy browsing the different booths and in the thick of shopping for interesting items or picking out their favorite pieces. Luckily the weather was good, if quite humid, and we ran into many of our friends as we wandered around the park.
There was so much interesting art on display and so many unique fashion styles to look at, it was fun just soaking in the creative vibe and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere of the whole place. Here are just a couple from some of the many, many pieces that caught my eye…
Jenny Angel & Rommel Pidazo’s amazing piece that patchworked our history with modern technology & found objects
Leeroy New’s “Saprophyte” made from assorted plastic toys from Divisoria
Ran into good friend, Meli, with her beautiful niece, Regina de Vera, who was modelling Leeroy New’s “Botany”
Leeroy New’s “Sacred Heart” wall pieces blended religious iconography with a healthy dose of street sensibility…
…I couldn’t resist purchasing his “Sacred Heart” pendant with the chains running through it 🙂 (Check out http://delirium.com.ph for other limited edition, specially designed pieces)
Also bought some contemporary handmade pottery from Cornerstone Pottery Farm in Silang, Cavite–perfect for ice cream or affogatos at home!
So much art to see, so little time! We had to run and leave Art in the Park early to meet some friends for dinner. Ito and I picked up a few items at Terry’s for a potluck tapas/wine/dinner night at our good friends’, John and Jade Amon’s, home. I first met John and Jade when we all worked together in JWT quite a few years ago. These days they head their own successful advertising agency (AMP/Amon+Maneze) and have not-so-recently immersed themselves into yoga and a healthier lifestyle.
Starting off with various tapas and wine before John’s delicious and healthful roast chicken dinner
Enjoying the lovely weather and lounging poolside with Jade, Ito, Cris, John, John & Kish
Adorable Suunto shares my sunnies since we also share the same hair, LOL!
Rocko Amon, the lady-magnet, finally joins us and gets lots of big hugs from Tita Cristina!
Great dinner & lots of laughs–thanks so much John & Jade! Hope these aren’t John’s sentiments after tonight’s get together 😉
Easy, relaxed and filled with positive vibes, now these are what good weekends are made of 🙂 Here’s to more of the same!