Last month, Marry Me - The Store by Candice Pereira, opened shop on the first level of Candies (the Pali Hill outlet). Being a huge fan and loyal patron of Candies and the bazaars they frequently have, the idea of them now running a little store there in the middle of all that buzz intrigued me to bits!
WHAT'S THE STORE LIKE? The shop is definitely cleverly constructed. Candice has made the best use of the small space available above Candies (earlier where a few bazaars used to be held). The interiors - the off-white walls, pastel-coloured door and furniture, and flower patterned wallpaper work well to give you that vintage-y Paris village and English tea shop feel. Most of the furniture is among stuff Candice's been collecting over the years, and those have been refurbished to decorate the store. The space is also plenty spacious to move around and you can inspect the goods carefully at your own leisure.
THE STASH: Gift boxes, bejewelled hair bands, ring boxes, cuff links, recipe cards, stationery (diaries and gilt pads by 61C), gift tags, bath products (scented candles and soaps, aromatic massage oils), storage trunks, vintage vanity suitcases, personalised envelopes, lip balms in small tins (see pictures), oil diffusers, and yes, even, personalised fancy collar tags for your pet + so much more.
VERDICT: While you might think that most of the items in here are typically wedding-related and are meant just for a bride (or groom), you're wrong! The store also stocks favours for bridesmaids (Hallelujah!) and collectibles like the old school jewellery boxes that make for really cute gifts even otherwise.
My favourites are the vintage suitcases, paper storage and trinket boxes, tinned lip balms and scented candles! I left the store happily with a nice little paper box (Rs. 225) and a scented candle (Baked Pear for Rs. 210). I intend to come back and purchase more goodies (*GLEE*).