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culture by Jacs T. Sampayan

Trove is a way to discover everyday indulgences

The trunk show features brands that you should remember heading into the holidays

Jenni Epperson, one of the proprietors of Trove, says the decision to organize the trunk show came to their group organically. “We were just chatting online one day, and we realized that we all had businesses that sell products and provide services that help elevate everyday life,” she says. “What better way to showcase our passion projects than through this? Plus, it’s fun working with friends, too!”

These passion projects run the gamut of lifestyle: Ria Francisco-Prieto’s RiaRecommends.com is an online platform that features exclusive pieces from the likes of Gian Romano and Ivar Aseron as well as Ria’s own chic placemats; Always Sunday is an online retailer by Epperson and her VJ daughter Aryanna, which sells a fuss-free skincare line whose names read off like a dessert menu. Check out their scrubs like Brownie Batter and Pink Coco and face mists Minty Matcha and Limoncello; Bijoux Fäh and Fäe is by entrepreneur Macky Fäh, who funnels her experiences and inspirations in living abroad, traveling, and motherhood into a selection necklaces, earrings, and bracelets (the former) and a beeswax-based home candles and soaps (the latter); designer Hindy Weber oversees wholistic food producer Holy Carabao, whose fresh produce, meats, poultry, dairy, grains, and pantry staples are seen in select supermarkets and specialty retailers. The brand has expanded to include home and garden ware. Their salad dressings are must-buys; nawwTy’s kitchen is by Trish Panlilio, and serves local and international high-quality comfort dishes. It has grown into a stylish artisanal marketplace (The Gourmand Market) and a full-fledged restaurant (Mulberry Door), which will be the venue of the trunk show.

Trove comes from the French verb that means “to find,” and Epperson says that visitors can expect discover a lot of “everyday indulgences” at the whole day event. The group plans to host more trunk shows and the future. With their personalized lines, they hope that the items their guests will purchase will uplift the body and soul.

 

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Macky Fäh, Hindy Weber, Trish Panlilio, and Jenni Epperson
TROVE, A TRUNK SHOW OF KEEPSAKES WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 7. 11AM TO 8PM AT MULBERRY DOOR, GROUND FLOOR, FORBES TOWN CENTER, BURGOS CIRCLE, BGC.
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Jacs T. Sampayan
He's the current Editor of the The Neighborhood, Managing Editor for Rogue, and an editorial consultant for a top public relations firm. In his spare time, he helps run a volleyball training camp, hosts trivia nights, channels all sorts of drama into whacking a tennis ball, walks along major highways to surpass his FitBit goals, and sleeps as little as possible. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @jacs_do_it.
food + drinks by Alyssa Castillo

Try This: Mouthwatering Dishes Brimming with Topnotch Ingredients

From the woman behind NawwTy’s Kitchen and The Gourmand Market, Mulberry Door is the ultimate gateway to luxe, comfort food heaven.

Born from NawwTy’s Kitchen, mother-of-three Trish Panlilio built Mulberry Door along with the help of her sons Quintin, Matteo, and Luca.

Having guests over at home on almost a daily basis became Trish’s routine to practice her cooking and experiment with different dishes. Support from family friends boosted their confidence into taking the next step after 3 successful years of NawwTy’s Kitchen’s custom-catering services. After all, people seemed to enjoy Trish’s cooking and all her boys wished for was for their mom to share her food and cooking skills with more people. In turn, they worked together to set up this base as an avenue for her to do exactly that.

mulberry 1Mulberry Door serves luxe comfort food dishes with a touch of homemade twists. Lip-smacking and indulgent, some of the main bestsellers were already staples from NawwTy’s Kitchen: the Callos, the Crab Fat Paella and the Paella Negra. Besides that, all three boys chose something to be named after them: Matteo’s Lamb Burger with Homemade Taro Chips, Luca’s Mango Elixir, and Apple & Q-rizo Salpicao for Quintin._MG_3105A little out of the ordinary but nothing over-the-top, their homemade twists stem from the types of ingredients used or the way the dishes are cooked. For example, the lamb burger is blended with Mozzarella and Emmental, served with Dutch crust buns and taro chips. It’s the little things, like how their Caesar Salad might have a bit more bacon and sauce than usual. Their French Onion Soup, which–if that isn’t sinful enough for you–can also be served with bone marrow. They also serve tomato gazpacho, an indie-European soup not often seen here.

Tip: Popularized by The Gourmand Market, they also serve their freshly made juices (Mint & Apple Green Juice, Purple & Orange Dalandan, amongst others)–but you can also take them as smoothies upon request._MG_3084Trish shares that she’s never had professional training and doesn’t follow recipes. Back at home, with guests pouring in, she would serve bountiful dishes and wouldn’t hold back on ingredients; with great homemade cooking, there are hardly any rules. The same goes for Mulberry Door — making sure their customers feel that what they’re getting is sulit, mostly for the calories consumed.mulberry 2Mulberry Door is all about giving off a relaxed vibe. From its ambiance and design, you can find a quiet place to read a book, work, or study. In a relatively small space, they’re able to set up communal tables, a lounge area, and corner spots to accommodate the different moods of a mixed crowd. Quintin, the eldest, quips, “If there’s anything to complain about, it might be the music selection–you can blame Matteo for that.”

Produced by Alyssa Castillo
Sittings by Sam Potenciano
Photography by Renzo Navarro

DROP BY MULBERRY DOOR AT G/F 8 FORBESTOWN CENTRE, BGC TAGUIG, ANYTIME BETWEEN 11AM TO 11PM ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. YOU CAN ALSO LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK AT FACEBOOK.COM/MULBERRYDOOR AND FOLLOW THEM ON INSTAGRAM AT @MULBERRYDOOR. FOR RESERVATIONS, CONTACT (02) 810-5427 OR (0918) 998-7474.
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Alyssa Castillo
Alyssa Castillo is a freelance writer and is concurrently Rogue Media's Editorial Assistant for The NBHD. She reads for fun, writes for a living, and wastes too much time entertaining the possibility of a zombie apocalypse. Find her on Instagram as @lysscstll.