Alessandra Lanot is a watercolor painter of prints and patters, a maker of handmade watercolor tools, and a creative consultant. Life After Breakfast is where she documents her craft experiments, favorite tools, design process, and workshops, all of which begin after the most important (and her favorite) meal of the day.

For many years now, Alessa has been encouraging creativity by teaching watercolor workshops, with over 40 classes per year in various cities–Manila, around the Philippines, and in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong, London, and New York.

To support these workshops, she has created Life After Breakfast handmade materials tools, which are thoughtful, eco-friendly, and travel-sized watercolors, brushes, and ceramic palettes, to fit the needs of modern day creatives.

LifeAfterBreakfast Handmade Art Tools are now available in Common Room stores in Katipunan, Rockwell, Alabang Town Center, at GoLokalxCommonRoom kiosks in Glorietta and NAIA3 Kiss&Fly, and at Make Space Today.

Alessa is also a mentor for DTI, CITEM, Woven, and teaches creative business workshops on Pricing & Packaging Creative Services, Understanding Your Product & Customer, and Goal-Setting & Strength-Finding at Make Space Today. Together with her husband PJ and the Pino group, Alessa also co-owns Pipino, a Filipino vegan restaurant, and Hillside Cafe & Juice Bar, both located in Quezon City.

Inspired by local culture, travel, and Philippine florals, Alessa’s design process begins with delicate watercolored pieces, which are transformed into patterns for digital reproduction on paper, fabric, wallpaper, accessories and apparel. Peek into her recent projects at lifeaftebreakfast.ph/studio and on Instagram: @lifeafterbreakfastph

To collaborate on handmade art tools, custom pattern design collections, and private workshops, contact hello@lifeafterbreakfast.ph 🙂