If you love the planet, you will be pleased to know that Temples and Markets feature ethical and sustainable Christmas gift ideas at affordable prices. With demand for ethical products increasing with each day, rest assured that we will showcase more sustainable products from the noblest social initiatives in Southeast Asia. Temples and Markets makes ethical shopping exciting, insightful, and fun.
More and more companies are jumping on the sustainability training, offering Fair Trade, eco-friendly, reusable tote bags that are designed with sophisticated fashion and your everyday needs in mind. So, what will be your weapon of choice in the war on plastic? Here at Temples & Markets, we are extremely excited about the potential impact that these sustainable tote bags can have for you and for the earth.
The jewellery brand, Zsiska, was inspired by women who know they deserve the best. The brand is founded on the belief that luxury should be accessible, affordable, expressive, innovative and well-built. The uniquely beautiful designs combined with modern aesthetics make Zsiska jewellery one of the most fashionable jewellery brands on the market today.
Walking through the paved streets of Vietnam, you can’t help but notice the vibrant-toned pieces of decor with hand-painted finishes being displayed. Visiting homes in this culture-rich country, you’ll also find the same types of items being used and who wouldn’t want to buy some of the beautiful lacquerware?
Fashion is akin to love: even when you try, nothing can stop you from showcasing your sense of style. Despite the many challenges brought about by COVID-19, it seems there’s no stopping us from wearing trendy clothes and accessories. And with summer just a few months away, it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about how we can pull off chic and vibrant looks.
After a long day of working, it’s always nice to kick back and feel the serenity of your own home. A quiet moment of just being at peace can do a lot for your mental health. To make sure you have set up your home into a sanctuary, little details play a big role, and one of the things that can turn a regular house into a place of zen is a Buddha.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already almost in the last quarter of the year. 2020 has not turned out to be the promising year we all hoped for. However, while the COVID-19 pandemic has left most of us with extreme stress, it has also given us a lot of time. With more time in our hands, we get to value more precious moments with people we love and we also get to do things we never had the time to do before.
Your father always says he’s easy-going and wants nothing for special occasions, but when Father’s Day is just right around the corner, you need to come up with something thoughtful and unique. He’s one of the few men who inspired you through the years- a person in your life who guides you up to this day. It’s only fitting that you show your appreciation by giving him a unique and memorable present on Father’s Day.
"Shoppers Paradise" might not be what comes to mind when you think of Vietnam, particularly if you're not familiar with the country, or perhaps you have only visited once on a whistle stop tour. But for me, Vietnam offers some of the world's best shopping experiences.
To discover more of the best of Vietnam shopping you’ll need to venture a short taxi drive away from the centre of Hanoi to Tay Ho Lake District (also known as West Lake) and in Saigon, to Thao Dien in District 2. These are the areas where the expats shop so it’s where you’ll find some of the best representation of Vietnamese artisan made fashion and homewares.
A walk through an Asian market is like an explosion of the senses. The sights, smells and taste of Asian cooking can be found nowhere else in the world. The sizzle of Asian spices and herbs as they hit the wok is the sound of mouth-watering things to come. From the heat of chillies and the heady aroma of cloves, to the earthiness of cumin and turmeric and more, Asian spices are the key to the distinctive flavours of Asian cooking. Here’s the lowdown on ten of the most common Asian spices and herbs.