I love it when I stumble upon new and interesting (and delicious) things, don’t you?
I almost couldn’t drag myself out of bed and onto the wet, cold streets of Bogotá this past Sunday but the independent design fair known as Las Puertas del Cielo was on at Parque del Chicó again and I had planned on going.
After a lot of thought and mustering up the necessary motivation, I finally pulled on my rain boots and trudged out into the rain with my umbrella – and I’m glad I did.
The first find was POCIONES. They’ve been making really delicious fruit spreads (guanabana, maracuya with peach, lulo, tomato, agráz, and more), sea salts from the Carribean coast combined with herbs, and flavored olive oils for several months now. I tasted most of their products and wanted to take home all of them but opted for the Guanabana spread since it was one of the most unusual.
They don’t have a store or anything yet but you can buy their products online (they deliver) and even put together really nice gift boxes like the ones pictured above and below.
Order by phone or online:
Tel: 812 8047
Or friend them on Facebook (Pociones para buen comer) to see what event they’ll be participating in next.
The second find was a company called Btá Capital. They make touristy stuff but really nice, cool touristy stuff. The kind of t-shirts and key chains you would actually use and not be embarrassed about.
We bought some magnets for our fridge with the emblematic boards that are displayed in the front window of Bogotá’s buses. These colorful tablets tell you where the bus is going – and will probably become extinct when the new transportation system starts working – if it ever starts working.
You can find these products in several locations:
La Casona del Museo (downtown near the Gold Museum)
Calle 26 # 5-24 1st floor
Usaquén Flea market on Sundays and holidays from 10 am – 5:30 pm.
Btá Capital is also on Facebook.