Diwali Bazaar by Mums@Play
Organised by Mums@PLAY, a platform that brings together mums-in-smallbusinesses, the Diwali Bazaar+Cocktail Party held on Friday, Oct 27 in the heart of LKF started with a Big Bang!
This bazaar was the 10th one-day bazaar and second ‘Diwali’ themed event held by founder, Mehroo Turel, a HK Mom, who is also the admin of the 3500+ member Facebook group ‘Indian Mums in HK’. The fair had a massive turnout despite the current environment in the city.
Indians and expats came in large numbers to experience a unique group of small businesses showcasing everything from jewellery, clothing, home décor, lifestyle products and healthy food items. Stunning silk sarees, brocade skirts, and formal kurtas were just some of the things to get you set for the Diwali season. The jewellery stalls ranged from ethnic, modern and gemstone to 18k diamond jewellery.
It was no surprise that the vendors selling home décor were the most popular. The venue itself was decorated beautifully with marigolds, colourful ‘torans’ and festive wall hangings. The bazaar conveniently had all your gifting needs for Diwali under one roof. From porcelain dinnerware and crockery, silver trays, ‘pooja thalis,’ handmade and handpainted customised coasters and platters, food baskets, the variety was endless. Mehroo besides organizing the entire event, was also busy managing her own stall exhibiting her brand “SUMMER” which offers a range of stylish and comfortable cotton maxi dresses, embroidered tops and flowing palazzo pants.
When asked, Mehroo was quite vocal in mentioning that the event wouldn’t have been possible without the strong support of her community. She was also very thankful to everyone who came to show their support for the small businesses featured.
The Bazaar itself lasted till 6 pm, but the party didn’t end there. The group also got together with other expats and locals for a cocktail party hosted at the same venue (The NEST , LKF). It was a fabulous opportunity for everyone to mingle, enjoy drinks and Indian food after a long day of exhibiting. With Diwali festivities in the air, Bollywood music and an enthusiastic group of people the day ended in great spirits.