If you’ve been following our blog for quite some time, we’re pretty sure you’ve noticed that we’ve been hopping on a plane quite often. Well, there’s a reason behind it—- a couple of months back, we were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to use our creative juices and set up shop— that’s right, put up our very own lifestyle store! With our passion for interiors, décor, fashion and searching for special, limited edition items (and ok fine, shopping!) we of course, jumped at the chance.
What we didn’t know coming in was the rollercoaster ride that came with the task. Sure, the traveling and exploring was fun at the beginning and we became extremely close after spending almost a month together (we communicate through grunts now instead now words, haha!) but being away from our children did take its toll. No buying trip would pass by without us breaking down at least once. But because of this, we learned to lean on each other when it came to family matters. A hug helps—big time!
On the work front, there was also extreme pressure to find the best merchandise possible. You see, what makes our store different and well, harder to stock is that we don’t buy from big suppliers. Most of our products are handmade by craftsmen whose skill and expertise has been handed from one generation to the next. We travel to craft villages, personally meet with artisans, and purchase our products directly from the source—carpenters, artists, lacquerware masters and even hill tribe folk. For us, each buying trip felt like a treasure hunt. Our goal was to discover and bring in only items that we ourselves would use in our own homes.
All the items in our store were lovingly chosen and curated. We can tell you the background of each and every product, its source and its history. That’s how personal this business is to us.
We are extremely proud to introduce our store L’indochine. It is a product of our love, hard work, blood sweat and tears. It is our latest adventure and we’d love for you to join us!
L’indochine-handpicked for inspired living.
Visit us at the 3/F of SM Aura Premier. We officially open on May 17!
C & L