So the country’s biggest artisan fair, ArteFino just happened last week!
If you are on social media, I am sure your “feed” was flooded with all things ArteFino! It was a crazy 4-day event (from August 30 to September 2) where it seemed like almost everyone was there!
From the young millenials to the Titas of Manila (and everyone else in between who tagged along : the dads, kids, lolos and lolas!), the venue 8 Rockwell Penthouse was jam-packed to the brim!
So let me take this opportunity now to THANK each and everyone of you for braving the traffic, the rain, and the crowd to get to ArteFino! Our booth TASTE BY GRACE HOME was one of the most packed and one that had a huge overflow — day in and day out! Suffice to say, that I am very happy and proud that our table was SOLD OUT every day!
As I stood there on my feet every single day (10 hours from 10am to 8pm with 1 meal in between) and chatted with each one of you who dropped by and said hello, I couldn’t feel any sense of tiredness at all! In fact, it even felt so surreal hearing your stories about how you really tried your best to come and make it to ArteFino to taste TASTE BY GRACE HOME!
Here is a short video (taken during DAY 2) to show you some snippets of this crazy fun event!
I know some of you came from other parts of town (as far as Cagayan de Oro, Cebu and Davao!) and travelled all the way to Manila for the weekend just to make it to our event. Your words of encouragement were my driving force to go on during those looong, tiring and what seemed like endless hours! I felt your sincere appreciation. So, THANK YOU!!!
And to the rest of the local artisan community who were a part of this ArteFino movement and gave their very best for the success of this event, CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is proof and testament that the Filipinos are definitely some of the best — if not THE VERY BEST in the world!
Last but not the least, I would not have been able to survive this chaotic whirlwind of a 4-day selling event without the help and support of my equally hardworking staff! From me to them, my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation! They are a big part of TASTE BY GRACE HOME’s success!
And from me to each one of you who came, saw and conquered TASTE BY GRACE HOME, maraming, maraming salamat po!
Leaving you now with another video (made by event partner Smart Infinity and Jason Magbanua), to encapsulate everything that ArteFino stands for!
‘Till next year! See you in ArteFino 2019!
To read what happened in last year’s ArteFino, click here.
To read more about this event, click here.