Makati is one of the busiest cities in the country. With the Central Business District in it, people usually associate it with traffic, long hours of work, and even crowdedness. I, myself, had my own share of it two years ago, when I worked as a copywriter for a BPO company along Rufino Avenue. I had to brave the daily traffic, endure long lines at restaurants during lunch breaks, and compete with a thousand other workers for a seat (or even just a space) on a public utility vehicle.
But of course, the city also has its own charm. It may be another concrete jungle for some. Yet, the sight of skyscrapers in it, particularly along Ayala Avenue, never fails to delight me especially at night. I have also fallen in love with several establishments in it. It is full of cozy coffee shops and specialty stores where I can always spend a great time and be myself.
One of these lovely specialty stores is Artbox. Located on the ground floor of Glorietta 4, Artbox is like an oasis in the middle of a desert of financial institutions and offices. Here, you can forget about your demanding boss, annoying colleagues, and deadly deadlines. For a while, it can also make you forget about the long line at the MRT station.
The name of the store probably rings a bell to anyone who has been to South Korea. It’s because this store is actually a franchise of the famous Korean brand. It opened last November 28, 2014.
There are lots of things you can find inside Artbox. Once you enter it, you will be greeted by notebooks that come in different colors and sizes. Regardless of what your notebook preference is, there is definitely a perfect one for you here.
Indeed, these notebooks are not only for students, but also for professionals who always need a notebook by their sides. Instead of sticking to plain notebooks, why not get a cute one that will always brighten up your day? Also, wouldn’t it be lovely to write down your daily thoughts in a beautiful notebook?
To make the writing experience even better, Artbox also offers a wide array of pens and highlighters that you cannot find elsewhere in the Philippines. The store also takes pride in its lovely pencil cases.
Cute notepads, clips, stickers, and fancy stationery sets can also be found inside the store. It also has a lot of greeting cards that will surely bring smile to anyone’s face.
You can also run to the store if you are in the mood for some arts and crafts. It also has home items and plastic containers.
Artbox also brags its unique collection of bags, including backpacks and tote bags. Each of them come in cute designs. Same thing goes for comfy shirts, jackets, socks, caps, and other RTWs. Using any of them will definitely make you stand out.
And who would forget about hair accessories? Well, definitely not Artbox!
Of course, the store also has the things you really need as you travel to and from work.
Artbox also offer a wide inventory of home and office decors, ranging from wall clocks, organizers, and other cute stuff to enliven your office table.
Sure, these items are perfect for gifts, too. And if you need to give some of them to someone special, do not forget about the beautiful boxes, gift wrappers, and gift bags available at Artbox. Even some party needs necessary for you to pull off an awesome party can be found inside this store.
Artbox also sells cute slippers and pillows. Wouldn’t it be nice to go home to them after a tiring day at work?
With all these, I can definitely say that Artbox is my new-found heaven. It’s a place where I can feel like a child again, forget about work, and simply have fun. Everything that can be found here has the power to brighten up anyone’s day.
G/F Glorietta 4, Makati City