This past Sunday and Monday, ShopUp came to town! Put on by Babyccino Kids, ShopUp is an event that brings some of the best independent children’s stores together under one roof. There was also a free babysitting area with tons of adorable crafts and activities to keep the little ones entertained while you browse the shops. Neapolitan pizza, Sigmund’s pretzels, Kitchensurfing, and Blue Marble ice cream were also on standby to satisfy any hunger craving you may have.
I was able to go solo on Sunday to pick up a few goodies for the girls and then Edie and I went back together on Monday. We went a little early for a hosted breakfast before they opened for the day. It was so nice to be able to spend a little more time at each booth, talking to the owners and designers of these amazing brands and shops to hear all about how the line comes together. I also loved catching up with the ladies at Passported, who sponsored an amazing giveaway trip to St. Lucia!
What I loved most was how we were supporting small, local businesses. These women could tell you the entire production line from who made the product and where their materials were from, to how it is packaged and sent to you. All of the shop owners were so inspiring and it was a pleasure to meet them all.
Thanks for having me Courtney, Esther and Emillie! Until next time!
(All photos via Nicki Sebastian)