This past holiday season we had the pleasure of providing Cambio Market and Merienda Filipino Snack Bar with our design and decor services for their Halo Halo Holiday Pop Up - Toronto's first-ever fair-trade fashion pop-up and Filipino fusion snack bar (You may have heard about it on blogTO or ABS-CBN)!
Portland Market provided us with a great intimate space complete with white walls and natural light, giving us endless options when it came to creating the perfect atmosphere for this holiday market. There's even a large, beautiful tree out front that we were able to hang a welcome sign we designed and printed for the market!
Cambio Market and Merienda Filipino Snack Bar approached us to create a full and emersive experience, which reflected a tropical-chic vibe, brining in elements from the Philippines. This included beautiful pastel colours, tropical flowers, lush greenery and lot of lights!
We wanted to create a strong sense of the event and its partners, with strategic placement of branding, ideal for recognition and social media photo ops.
We designed event signage which encapsulated the sought after vibe, in soft shades of coral pink, mint green and purple (similar to Pantone Ultra Violet). This was used in various locations, including this large scale wall decal paired with an eye-catching tropical wreath made up of natural wood material, banana leaves, orchids and anthuriums.
The windows were draped with lush garland which included tropical palms, Italian ruscus, orchids and anthiriums. Fairy lights were added to the garland adding the perfect amount of twinkle. These babies were especially stunning when the sun set!
We forgoed the evergreeen Christmas tree and opted for a festive white birch, more fitting of the space. To decorate the tree, we used Gold geometric ornaments filled with Sampaguita flowers (national flower of the Philipeans), and pastel purple ornaments that we topped with green miniature palms, beconing the shilohette of a miniature pineapple.
The second room was turned into an educational and dining space, where attendees could dig into the delicious fare prepared by Merienda, while learning about the wonderful artisans partnered with Cambio Market. The room featured large photos we printed of the artisans and their products, as well as reading materials on the history of various Filipino textiles and weaving techniques.
The window was wrapped with more tropical garland, and tables were topped with pastel coloured pineapples.
It's one thing to enjoy working with your clients (because they're super cool and kind people), but it's another when you really admire the great work they do through their business! That was the experience we had with Gelaine and Jérôme of Cambio Market. Head over to cambio.market/ to see the wonderful work they do, together with their vendors!
It was also a pleasure working with the highly talented Chef Carl Mandrique of Merienda Filipino Snack Bar, particularly because we got to sample all of his delectable dishes.
For the featured item, Chef Carl created his own signature deep-fried halo halo, which we still dream about! It was HEAVENLY!
We want to send a big thank you to both Cambio Market and Merienda Filipino Snack Bar for choosing The Blue Hummingbird!
Event Design: The Blue Hummingbird | Graphic Design & Stationary: Footprints by The Blue Hummingbird | Floral Design: Enchanting Flowers