Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Are you  in the hunt for unique gift ideas for your loved ones?  Or are you looking for a new hobby,  an art experience, or a bonding activity with your best friend or your child?  Or simply looking for that spark of inspiration on how to guide your child into achieving his full potential.  

Then its time to visit LOKAL:  Home + Art + Fashion in Lilac St. Marikina!

LOKAL opened last October 2015.  Its BIG concept is to feature local products that are beautifully crafted.  The owner and hands-on-mom Connie Macatuno, who is a true blue Marikenyo, wants to highlight her collection of hand painted clothes, chairs and lamp.  She calls it FUNC Art -- that is functional art, everyday items that you can use in your homes that continue to give you good vibes.  Wouldn't it be awesome to display these in your living room --- one of a kind items, and not by products of mass production?

SIT in your face stools

Mommy Connie started her business, by joining bazaars and weekend markets, specifically Legaspi weekend market.  It was then known as "Happy Star Child" -- which is a constant fave of the MaARTe Craft Food and and Design Fair.  It was a collaboration between Mommy Connie and 6 year old Cax, both having innate flair in painting and drawing. 

Mom and Son at work
the finished wall
If you want to know Cax more, his art is all over LOKAL.  The now 12 year old Cax, has already illustrated a book "PIP", wants to start his own "100-floor empire" and maybe.... LOKAL is his one big step towards this dream.  


1.  MOMMY PATCH products - all organic and fresh scented sanitizers and dust mite busters

2. Colorful BUKIDNON Banig by Etniko Pilipino  

3.  Pottery by Manila FAME, Joey de Castro and EJ Espiritu

4.  Ceramic accessories by Mia Casal

5.  Ipad holder by Marsse

6.  Banig Bags from Samar

7.  Cedar Blue wooden items

8.  And the pride of Marikina --- shoes!  Carmelletes has been making Marikina shoes 
since 1958.  


See the funkiest fitting room you will ever see in the metro!  


On weekends,  you might be lucky to jam with musicians on board.  Just bring an instrument and let the music take control!


LOKAL also gives art workshops.  Last February 13 and 14 -- they had SELFIE sessions. Singles and couples get to try a session of self expression proven the relieve stress and boredom.  Check out the awesome portraits drawn from the participants.  

Last February 20, Syke facilitated the "Art of Spoken Words".  Syke, whose real name is Michael Dolero is one of the most respected poetic rap artist in the Philippines.  

And last February 27, they had "Wet on Wet Painting".   

Cax artwork at age 5


This March, LOKAL will feature more art workshops.   Open to all enthusiasts and dreamers to explore a new form of art.  Fees inclusive of all art materials with free merienda and sangria for adults.

Hope to see you all in LOKAL --- 3/F 21 Lilac Street, Hacienda Heights, Concepcion Marikina City.  

For Art Workshop you may contact  09399257053.  Or visit their FB page here



  1. I would love to join in the free SELFI SESSION because I am one frustrated artist. I love to draw and I always help my boys with their school projects especially about arts. Everything I would learn from the SELFI SESSION, I will echo to my boys. I would want them to learn, too.

    1. thank you for your comment Berlin. Do check out Lokal's FB page to find out who won. God bless :)