ICYMI: Palacio de Memoria Kicks Off 2021 With A Colourful Flea Market
Manila’s stylish set flocked to the charming Palacio de Memoria last 6 February 2021 to enjoy a weekend filled with beautiful art, antiques and home décor. Inspired by the El Rastro de Madrid flea market, the event brought a treasure trove of crafts and goods, plus exciting educational activities to boot. "This flea market aims to bring together people who share an interest in arts and culture. It’s always heartwarming to see how beautiful items for the home can give someone so much happiness, especially during these times. So, after a year of holding our art-related events virtually, it's a nice change to finally hold a live event that’s fun and safe," said Palacio de Memoria general manager Camille Lhuillier-Albani. Dubbed "Flea Market at Palacio de Memoria", it also provided an escape to leave behind the negativities of the challenging times, and simply immerse in the richness of the storied past, amid the venue’s expansive and lush grounds. Also in the spotlight are works by local craftsmen and artisans.
The heritage house was a fitting backdrop for the event, which showcased an array of art and decorative pieces and various Filipino creations. Among the highlights were vintage paintings and photographs from Gallery of Prints, vintage memorabilia from Archivo 1984, luxury bespoke rugs from Studio Soliven, colourful tableware from Tablescapes PH, woven household items from A Basket Full, as well as 19th century and antique finds from Europe and items from Rue Angelique from Buddha Banana Finds by Ram Lopez-Vito Bucoy, among many others.
Guests also enjoyed informational talks by Dr Jaime Laya on notable art pieces from various eras and their significance in the Philippine culture and history, as well as a cognac master class by Remy Martin and an eclusive menu and demo by Cibo di Marghi’s award-wining chef Margarita Forés. A Cigar Night with Tabacalera Incorporada and Don Papa Rum capped the lovely gathering.
To help ensure the health and safety of everyone, Palacio de Memoria implemented strict safety measures throughout the duration of the fair.
For more updates, visit Palacio de Memoria's website here.
- Photography Metrophoto