Chunky Purple Yam Jam

Ube Jam!

This is not just another ube jam made in Baguio. This one’s CHUNKY! Definitely chunkier than Tantamco’s and less sweet than Good Shepherd‘s. I got it as pasalubong from Ericke who delighted in chilly December weather in a pea coat and boots in the mountain city over the weekend.

PNKY Ube Jam

She grabbed a bottle at the PNKY Cafe, not the PNKY Collection I posted in September. The cafe and home are in a different location, on 13 Leonard Wood Road.

I missed visiting the cafe which was actually on my to-hit list. Her photos are making  me so jealous. Check out the counter wrapped in lomo photos. By Liana I suppose.

lomo photos collagePNKY CafeEricke at PNKY

Top image by Blauearth. Other photos via Surprisingly Kitsch
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Baguio Photo Diary: PNKY Collection

Baguio's PNKY Collection

Before heading out to Baguio, I actually planned on visiting the PNKY Collection and Café on Leonard Wood Road. I discovered they have another shop at the Baguio Country Club where we were billeted, and so I entered and browsed through the well-edited eclectic collection.  Now I know exactly where to go when I need something in future home decorating projects.


A wonderful moment, I was talking to a voice from the little office and when I turned around, the voice was from Ms. Pynky Magsino, the owner of PNKY and the lovely mom of Flickr friend Liana Garcia Joyce, who I featured together with her photography in the blog (here). I spontaneously asked her for a photo op. Afterall, I’m a fan of Liana’s photography and it is such an honor to be photographed with her equally creative mom. She’s also a very nice lady. The wooden camera in the collection is testament to the family’s love for photography.

Meeting my Flickr friend's momPNKY Vintage Jewelry

The familiar exotic Tinguian or Itneg accessories and clothing surely caught my attention. The unique, colorful Filipino-made minauderies too. A great stop in Baguio if you’re into uncommon things.

Tinguian BeadsPNKY CollectionMinauderiesPNKY Collection

PNKY Collection Baguio 13 Leonard Wood Rd., Baguio, Philippines Contact: 074 444 5418/0922 818 4247
PNKY Collection Baguio Country Club Country Club Drive Baguio, Philippines Contact: 074 442 5352/ 074 619 2050 local 529
PNKY Collection Makati Showroom LRI Design Plaza 210 N. Garcia St. (Reposo), Makati, Philippines Contact” 02 403 0392/ 0922 818 4237
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Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012