Home Buddies Bazaar marks the community’s first official grand eyeball!
Home Buddies is turning 3 this October!
What started as a Facebook group of Filipino home enthusiasts is set to celebrate its third anniversary with a bazaar event this October 1, 2023.
The bazaar event, aptly titled Home Buddies Bazaar, will feature established and budding local brands in the field of home improvement, décor, and design.
The one-day event will happen at the activity center of the Ayala Malls Manila Bay in Pasay City on October 1, 2023.
The bazaar also makes room for a carefully curated selection of furniture must-haves, household finds, and decoration pieces that bear the online community’s mantra of budget-friendly shopping with style.
“It’s the first independent event that we’re doing, so we have no limits,” shares founder Frances Lim Cabatuando, prominently known as Mayora to Home Buddies’s cult-like following on social media.
She adds, “We’re bringing in amazing home brands, starting with our co-presenters Tough Mama, PLDT Home and Ayala Malls Manila Bay. We’re also bringing the biggest home professional organizations like United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) for free home consultations for our kapitbahays!”
Aside from bringing Pinterest-inspired ideas to life with its booths and shops, it will also double as the first official “grand eyeball” of the growing online community, with more than 3.2 million followers on Facebook as of this writing.
Frances explains, “We just want to celebrate the community and allow its members to meet up in person since it’s now safer to do so. I’m sure one way or another, we’ve all affected each other’s lives.
“And we just want to make them realize that the online group isn’t just a Facebook group; it’s a real, thriving community that helps Filipinos improve their homes.”
Attendees also have to look forward to on-stage segments, games, activities, and performances from Barbie Almalbis and Sandwich as headliners, as well as newcomers I See Bees, New York Heights, Raven and the Papis, and Sofia Carpizo.
The event is hosted by Eryka Lucas, Kevin Montillano, Coco Cordero and Frances Cabatuando.
Home Buddies Bazaar is co-presented by PLDT Home, Tough Mama, and Ayala Malls, and supported by its partners GNN Entertainment Productions, the 210.ph, MStudio, NYMA, UAP and PICE. Special thanks to its sponsors: FWD, Davies Paints, Tinybuds, Samgyupsalamat, Omni Electrical and Lighting, CW Home Depot, 3D Appliances, Bostik, and the rest of their generous brand buddies.
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