I heard “ Baan Ekamai ” was a new mall so naturally I had to check it out. Their map is hand drawn and the first attempt to find the place failed. There were no signs or markers to indicate this hidden gem.
My second attempt found me driving down every road in Ekamai soi 21 only to succeed at the last one - the smallest little soi next to the Cham Chan school. This "mall" was really not a mall (like Park Lane Ekamai) but more of a cozy hangout spot with a couple of cute boutiques and eateries that turn into places that serve alcohol at night.
There is a creative and artsy feeling attached to this local complex - a place where you can hang in the high end neighbourhood without your Jimmy Choos. Talk about music and art without any pretense. Get inspired by the fashion and feel funky when you blend in. This place found our curiousity stirred as we peeled through the different layers of eccentric glamour. What feels like an education institution has been remodelled into modern day funk, with casual clothes.