I’m a bit of a minimalist, so I rarely bring home souvenirs from trips (other than copious amounts of Instagrams, clearly). But two things I simply cannot pass by when visiting another country? Groceries and newsstands. Here are a few treats I stole away in my suitcase from our recent trip to Singapore!:
1. I fell in love with this magazine’s dedication to offline efforts. In a world where the Internet is lauded as #1, it’s sometimes nice to have a bit of competition throwing their hat into the ring.
2. Admittedly, I didn’t purchase this chocolate – it was a gift from a very, very sweet Bloesem student! And it’s not from Singapore; she brought it from the Philippines. But it was – hands down – the best bar of chocolate I’ve ever had. (Thank you, Martine!)
3. I didn’t have a bad cup of coffee the entire time I was in Singapore (iced was a must, however!), so I picked up a few brews (this one is Owl), including a bag from my favorite local breakfast spot, Kith Cafe.
4. This Icelandic-based publication shining a spotlight on local design, architecture and visual arts has been heavily feeding my Nordic wanderlust.
5. The many rock candies of Singapore are stunning, so a handful of Sticky was a necessity.
6. An issue dedicated to the intersection between white space and art? Of course I picked up Not Today.
7. & Premium is a monthly Japanese magazine that I picked up strictly for the imagery. A beautiful layout spotlighting home, food and soulful photography, this one gets a permanent seat on my art shelf in the office.
Tell me, what are your favorite souvenirs for family and friends? I’d love to hear!