April 23, 2012

A few nights in Bangkok.

Ok, where to begin? Well for starters, we are going to be breaking our 3 week trip into multiple posts so that you aren't overwhelmed with photos and stories! 
We're going to start by saying that Bangkok is one CRAZY city. No matter what time of day you arrive, the second you get out of the airport, you are greeted with a wall of humidity and heat, as well as smells and sounds that you probably hadn't experienced before!

The three of us arrived around 9pm Bangkok time after a full 24 hours of travelling from Winnipeg, to Vancouver to Hong Kong and then finally to Bangkok! We quickly hopped in a taxi to go to our hotel where Derek was waiting for us, cold Chang beers in hand (Derek had been there for a week already because he went to the F1 race in Kuala Lumpur)!
We freshened up, got changed and then headed out into the crazy streets of Bangkok to start shopping! We didn't allow ourselves to feel tired or jet-lagged because we simply didn't have time for it! The two of us girls went off into the night and began picking out pretty new things for our store!

The next day we relaxed in the morning by the pool, ate breakfast and then continued our shopping! We spent the majority of the day at Siam Square-one of our favorite places in Bangkok to shop because it's a mix of new and old!

One of the best parts of this trip was the fact that we got to take our husbands along with us! It was so much fun to have them by our sides on the trip, and we had four extra hands to help us carry as we shopped! 

Derek & I in front of MBK mall, one of the bigger shopping complexes in the city!

The main reason we went back to Thailand so soon after being there in October was to shop! 
They have amazing vintage clothes and we made some wonderful contacts, so this time around we looked into different shipping companies and managed to send back hundreds of incredible pieces for our shops!
We made sure to set aside a day or two to shop for ourselves so that when we got back to Winnipeg we wouldn't want to keep absolutely every piece that we had bought for the store! We are super excited on all of the things that we picked out and can't wait to fill our trailer, Olive as well as our shop with polka dots, pretty florals and lots and lots of color! If you're in Winnipeg or close by, make sure you come and visit soon because we've put out a bunch of new stuff and it's going fast!

After shopping till we dropped, we went back to our hotel (Dang Derm Hotel on Khoa San Road) where we stayed at last time too, mostly for it's convenient location, as well as the gorgeous rooftop pool!

While in Bangkok, we hit up the Chatuchak Weekend Market- twice! It is one of the biggest markets in South East Asia, and if you've been you know how completely chaotic it is! The key is to get there early, with a whole lot of patience and a pocket (or two) full of money! There is a whole section in the 35 acre market that is just for vintage clothing, shoes and bags and it is extremely overwhelming and amazing! If you ever go to Bangkok, it is a MUST visit, unfortunately it's only open on the weekends! 
The photo above is of  Thai popsicles! Small, cheap and super refreshing!

Popsicle break!

We ate a lot of really incredible food on the trip, but one of our favorites was Roti-a pancake (basically a crepe) filled with nutella and banana!

Another one of our favorite things to do after a day of shopping was to go and get foot massages (out on the street) and one night we had to move indoors because of the rain, and when we got back outside after our hour long massages, the streets looked like this... 
We went wading through the streets, and then sat at a restaurant on the side of the street and had some drinks while we watched people dance through the water! It turned into one of the most fun nights of the trip!

Stef and Emery taking a much needed water break our our busy shopping day! Did we say how insanely hot it was?

That's all for Bangkok for now, next we're off to Koh Phangan! 
One last lemon shake for the road...


  1. Looks like a super amazing trip, and that market sounds amazing if not totally crazy!!!


  2. Ahh, it looks incredible! That pile of clothing is amazing, as is that rooftop pool! B)

  3. Oh girls... you have me day dreaming now of the day I too will be able to shop in Bangkok! Amazing, it looks so amazing! I haven't made it to Asia yet but it is definitely on my list!

  4. Beautiful photographs! The water looks magical in the streets :)

    xo Erin


  5. Followed the whole trip on IG, so jealous and want to visit soon!

  6. Looks like so much fun. Definitely jealous!

  7. Oh my this road full of water is the most hilarious thing I have seen today!! :D

     In Whirl of Inspiration

  8. Such amazing photos! You're making me want to travel. Ahhhh wish school was over so I could travel already!!!
    xo Heather

  9. Yes, yes, yes! I can't wait to read every one of these posts! It looked like an amazing trip and I love reading more about you girls. <3

  10. oh my gosh what an awesome place! Your trip looks beautiful!

  11. I never knew that it was a hot spot for vintage fashion there. Who knew. It looks like you score some sweet stuff.


  12. WOW I'm so amazed by these photos!!
    You guys look great.
    I'll have to go to your shop soon because that pile of stock you accumulated beckons me.

  13. What an amazing trip! Can't wait to hear about Koh Phangan!


  14. ahhh! great pics! looks so nice there! can't wait to see moreee!
    Ginger and Lace

  15. I'm off to Thailand in June and as a vintage-obsessed girl, you've now got me super excited to see what great vintage I can find. If you have any tips for great places to go, let me know! x Fran


  16. It looks like such a exciting place to visit, that's an impressive pile of pretty clothes you got too! :)
    Faye x

  17. Wow! What an amazing trip! I still can't get over those purses and that amazing pile of colorful clothes even after seeing it on Instagram. I wish I could come by your lovely shop and pick out a few of the pieces you found! I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip. :)

  18. Hello!! Can you give me some tips on where to find all these vintage clothings at bangkok?:)
    The clothes are really pretty!:)

  19. Wow, I wish Olive would make the trip down to Austin, TX to share some of that awesome looking vintage! Looks like such a fun trip - I like how no one is even bothered by the crazy flooding in the streets. I love your travel posts, excited to see the rest!

  20. I'm sorry if you've already answered this somewhere, but I'm dying to know where the bathing suit bottoms are from?:)

    1. no worries! It's from American Apparel! xo

  21. I think you've visited MBK no ? A BIG CENTER *-*

  22. Nice stuff you got there from Thailand! Yes, it's an exciting experience to shop in Bangkok. Good to know that your husbands were both cool enough to help in carrying your awesome finds! :)

  23. Wow, this is amazing! After Christmas I'm going to thailand and Dang Derm is exactly the hotel that I booked before I saw this site ahaha. Is it nice there? I'm really excited to see the Chatuchak Markets. I love vintage clothes and accessories and the ones that you got are adorable. ^.^

  24. Hi, I do not trust the "famous sellers" now, I really prefer to buy everything from Thailand now, this is where I buy my stuff, for $20 "Personal Shopper Bangkok" (Google it I don't have the exact link) will go shopping for you (anything), cheap and good, I would love to find the same cheap service in Paris or New York !!!

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