If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that John Lewis, one of the biggest chains of upmarket department stores in Great Britain has now opened in the Philippines. It is now available at five SM department stores: SM Makati, SM Aura Premier, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia, which I’m sure you already know, because most of us go to SM for our home needs. Like SM, John Lewis is a household name–the first store was opened in 1864 in Oxford Street, London and has since expanded to 45 stores throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and now the Philippines.
I attended the opening of John Lewis in SM Makati a couple of months ago (which explains why I am still pregnant in these photos) and I could not get enough of their home products. They have luxurious bedsheets, comforters, pillows and blankets in stylish colors and designs. I love dressing up our bed (because we spend so much time here) so this shopping day was such a treat for me. I got neutral and floral sets that I could mix and match and they are the most comfortable linen we own.
I also got a couple of throw pillows in the cutest British designs and they look so good against our plain beige couch set. My favorite throw pillows are the ones that says ‘king’ and ‘queen’ on them–I put those on our bed during the day. I especially love their fuzzy blankets (I got them in polkadot beige and grey) because I get to use them everywhere (the couch while watching TV, the car, and Tristan’s stroller when it gets too cold for him in the mall. These are so soft and warm, it is so nice to use them everyday (if only I could wear them haha).
Oh and I need to explain how cool their comforters are–some of them really are literally cool, because they actually have different “levels” of warmth to suit your needs. And for a tropical country like ours, you’ll want to get a comforter that breathes and keeps you warm (but not hot). This is one of the best things I’ve discovered when I shopped at John Lewis, because most of the time you really don’t get to choose how warm or cool your comforter is.
John Lewis also has a great bath range (their towels are amazing), and other home essentials like scented candles, clocks and photo frames.
As well as glass and table wear, which are really such great additions to your home. I picked up a pretty butter dish, which I really love and a couple of vases and bowls to put flowers in.
I was joined by pretty mommas Cat Juan-Ledesma, Patty Laurel-Filart (also preggy here) and Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio. We were talking about home improvements the entire time (shopping at SM Home does that to you).
If you’re looking to improve your home, you’re in luck! Because John Lewis Autumn/Winter collection is now available at SM Home. I’ve been itching to check out this new collection since I’ve heard about it–I need more John Lewis in my life haha. It is also the End of Season Sale for their Spring/Summer collection (which is basically all the items you saw featured here in my blog post), so if you haven’t already shopped at John Lewis, now is the time! All John Lewis items from the last collection are on sale up to 50% off until November 29, 2015. Remember that these items are really limited so their stocks vary per branch–I suggest you check out two to three SM Home branches to make sure you don’t miss out on anything.
For more information, check out http://www.smhome.com.ph, follow them on Twitter: @SMHome_PH and Instagram: @SMHome and @JohnLewisPH.