„She’s even more tropical than me“ is what Erik keeps saying about his business partner and wife. Ina, born and raised in shivering Germany, did not only fall in love with her later husband but with his sun-drenched home ground as well: The Philippine Islands. Her first trip to the country, a decade ago, left her with a wandering heart. After having worked as a lifestyle editor for some of the most renowned German magazines (Myself, Cosmopolitan, Freundin, Bunte, Elle), she felt a growing yearning for a more laid-back, a coastal life. While still fantasizing about opening a boutique Bed and Breakfast on the Philippine shore, she decided to embark on another adventure first: BOUTIK TROPIK. The digital store for handpicked tropical home goods evolved as a result of Ina’s obsession with travel-inspired interiors and faraway worlds. She’s both the face and creative mind of the shop.