LifeAfterBreakfast is a creative lifestyle brand and design studio based in Quezon City, Philippines, founded and owned by Alessandra Lanot. LifeAfterBreakfast maker workshops, intimate gatherings, and travel-sized handmade art tools encourage everyone to #CreateAnywhere and carve out time for creativity.

The blog, which was launched in October 2011, is Alessa’s happythings journal where she chronicles her creative retreats, craft experiments, favorite tools, design process, and workshops, all of which begin after her favorite meal of the day.

After mounting over 300 watercolor & calligraphy workshops in the first four years, LifeAfterBreakfast Handmade Art Tools was born in 2016 to provide thoughtful art supplies for the modern-day creative. 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 their online shop.

Workshops and creative gatherings are held regularly in Alessa’s restaurants PIPINO Veg, Malingap Central, Pi Breakfast & Pies in Teachers Village and The Grove by Rockwell, and HILLSIDE Cafe & Juice Bar on Mother Ignacia Ave, QC, which she co-owns with her husband PJ and the Pino Group. She has also held workshops at Poketo Los Angeles, Undscvrd San Francisco, New York, and Head&Hands London. Click here to view the upcoming workshop schedule


Alessa’s roots are in surface pattern design, and her style features hand-drawn/hand-painted elements inspired by Philippine culture, crafts, and flora. She has collaborated with partners like Havaianas, Sanicare, IFEX, Toblerone, GoLokal!, Wanderskye, O&M, Ayala Malls, PunchDrunkPanda, and MariMari to name a few.

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

Peek into Alessa’s recent projects at lifeaftebreakfast.ph/studio and on Instagram: @lifeafterbreakfastph