Miles of Murals II

– by Sam@Empire with photos by Brandon Raines– Now in it’s second year, Pow!Wow!Worldwide! was taking over the blank canvas walls of San Jose. Unlike Chichai and Chris, I wasn’t able to fly out to Hawaii and attend festivities out there, so I was stoked to try and get involved in what is only just developing…

GRAND OPENING – Empire in the Air Pop-Up Shop

Did you know that the Empire Team all met while attending San Jose State University? It’s only fitting that our first ever store would be in San Jose. It’s a Homecoming! Empire in the Air is opening up its first long-term pop-up shop! Starting on September 7, we are joining Moment SJ at San Pedro Square. Join us…

FAME 2017 Recap cont.

Continue to reminisce FAME Presents with us through our recap video by Ray@Empire and hella photos on our Facebook by Ray, Chris and Rizzabel! Check them all out here. 

FAME 2016 Recap

FAME– Fashion, Art, Music, and Entertainment– gathered Bay Area artisans once again to San Jose for a night to showcase their craft. This year was our 3rd year and it did not disappoint. Empire was one of 70 booths! From live art, to a DJ battle to the fashion show, and yummy food there was nothing but…

On the Road to FAME 2016

We are returning to FAME this Saturday, July 30! FAME is a San Jose, CA’s gathering of fashion, art and music. Our team likes to use this annual urban bazaar as an opportunity to give our supporters a taste of what an Empire in the Air shop may be like: nature inspired decor, clean wooden fixtures… …Empire Team…

Eastside Entrepreneurs

I’m honored to announce that I will be a panelist alongside San Jose’s scene-makers on May 19 for “Eastside Entrepreneurs Speaker Panel” by LEAD Filipino! Check out the details here: “Eastside Entrepreneurs will feature distinct Filipino and Filipina American leaders who had their beginnings in the San Jose and Eastside San Jose areas and took…

Empire [Dance] Team

Last month, we joined Delta Sigma Phi of San Jose State University hosts “Spartan’s Best Dance Crew,” an annual charity dance competition dedicated to Operation Smile. Ella@Empire pitched that we sponsor a team this year. Knowing how much of our supporters are from the dance community, we said yes! Aiko and Ray from the Empire Team recruited…

Celebrating Filipino-American Heritage Month!

The 1960’s paved the way for Filipino-Americans today. In 1965, the US ended laws that restricted its open-doors to Europeans. Thanks to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, Africans and Asians–including Filipinos!– were able to chase after their American dreams.  In 1966, American Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (majority Filipino) and the United Farm Workers (majority Mexican) in…

Empire Team BBQ

After a night of celebration, a mellow Sunday evening with delicious food, great company, and good vibes is all we needed to top off our Empire weekend. As we waited for dinner, we spent quality time together and even took part in team bonding games. Francesca’s mom set up a beautiful array of dishes for…

October Events

October is looking mighty fine and it ain’t even here yet! We will vendor at the following locations: Saturday, October 3 @9pm-2am || Out in Oakland at BRIX 581 || 581 5th St, Oakland ChiChai@Empire wants to celebrate her birthday with all of you for a bar-night takeover! There’ll be food, drinks, music, and an Empire in the…