Visiting Bidibidi Cafe in Baao, Camarines Sur is coming into the plush and vibrant world of artist, Bernadette De Los Santos, fondly referred to as, BidiBidi. The signage “Cafe des Artes” seen alongside Rizal St marks the place of Bidibidi Cafe. Contained in the gated partitions is an exquisite backyard interspersed with wood sculptures. Vibrant murals envelope the facade of the home referred to as the house of the Burikbutikan Artist Collective, BidiBidi Enterprise Handicrafts and Bidibidi Cafe.
Coming into the home guarded by a large selloum on the entrance, we had been greeted by the brilliant and jovial disposition of Bernadette De Los Santos, fondly referred to as by her mates as Bidibidi. There’s a lot going for Bidibidi. Firstly, she’s a Bicol artivist (artist-activist) recognized for her daring, boundless and vivid colours in her work, from flowers to abstracts. Very like her character.
Stylish and Sustainable Handicrafts
Bidibidi can be an environmental activist with an advocacy for sustainability which she applies in her entrepreneurial enterprise, Fabulously Completely Rural Made (F.A.R.M.). Producing trendy and stylish luggage and equipment utilizing upcycled materials and native supplies. She was capable of present work to native girls to assist manufacture her objects.
I might describe her work as bohemian however she would slightly jest that it’s Buhi-mian since lots of her supplies additionally got here from the close by city of Buhi, Camarines Sur.
It’s clear Bidibidi has embraced the agricultural life and even farming. Produce from her farm, La Huerta de Rosario, are used for her cafe. All pure and natural. They in all probability have one of many tastiest vegetarian burger I’ve tried, the Banana Blossom Burger created from the guts of a banana. We had a sampler plate of pasta, fried sliced bananas, camote fries and Iced Tablea Latte.
The entire place is such a artistic house. It’s additionally a gallery the place works from the Burikbutikan Artist Collective are displayed. It’s a spot to nourish each the physique and the thoughts.
We should always have many extra folks like Bidibidi in our lifetime whose bountiful creativity oozes out to everybody. From her visible arts, to social enterprise and good meals.
Go to Bidibidi Cafe
Baao, Camarines Sur
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning journey photographer, author and blogger. His works has discovered print in publications equivalent to Singapore Airways’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airways’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has additionally lent his experience to varied organizations just like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Basis, Save the Kids and World Imaginative and prescient, contributing high quality photographs for his or her advertising and marketing supplies.