First of all, let me tell you why I’m OBSESSED with Darling. This quarterly Print and Digital publication is simply stunning. Beyond the gorgeous photography, the Darling mission radiates the celebration and embrace of feminine style, art and intellect. They are honest and pure – vowing never to utilize Photoshop to alter appearances. They believe in realistic fashion, intense conversation and creativity. And this is why I love them…♥
So when Darling collaborated with Makers (near Pike Place Market) I was beyond excited to attend the event! This was my very first Pop-Up Shop – and I am HOOKED! I loved having the opportunity to meet the small business owners, creators, designers, lovers of their own craft. Beyond picking up (several!!) treasures – I left with complete inspiration.
Okay – so what is a Pop-Up Shop exactly? Well, for this Darling Magazine event, a handful Northwest (Seattle/Portland) companies came together, representing their product/brand in artfully creative booths. This was an amazing opportunity for brands to engage with their customers first-hand and provide the ‘story’ behind their designs. The countless hours, immense perseverance, and whole-hearted love behind the products is so extraordinary that I just had buy a few things – my ‘Fave Finds,’ if you will. ♥
A few brands at the Darling Pop-Up Shop made my heart leap out of my chest – listed below are my ‘Fave Finds.’ I will be featuring each company individually in upcoming posts, as well…because when I’m obsessed, I’m all in.
As you can see I have a major thing for gold right now.
In addition to the gorgeous handmade items, the Pop-Up Shop also included some of my other fave brands including LUNA Bar, Lorna Jane and Vita Coco. Did I also forget to mention fresh Sangria was served throughout the day? It was a wonderful way to spend a sunny Seattle Saturday. Looking forward to my next Pop-Up!
I leave you with this…take the time to explore your local artists, curators, makers of all things lovely. They are your friends, neighbors, family, community – they help make our world a pretty place.
Stay tuned to check out how I use/wear some of the products listed above!
You can pick up your own copy of Darling Magazine HERE or at Anthroplogie.
I would love to hear your favorite from my ‘finds‘ above! Tell me in the comments!