Well that was a wild ride!
Two weekends ago, Cocoa Dot Cakes hosted its very first Pop-Up Cupcake Lounge.
What is a pop-up shop you ask? GREAT QUESTION! Shopify explains it this way:
A “pop-up shop” is a short-term, temporary retail event that is “here today, gone tomorrow”. Pop-up retail is the temporary use of physical space to create a long term, lasting impression with potential customers.
Pretty cool eh? It’s still a fairly new concept to Kamloops with only a few other events having happened and our friends Callie and Bri of Makeshift paving the way! (Check out their list of events here).
We’re still getting to know one another so you may not know this about me yet, but I absolutely love shopping at funky little shops. Coffee in hand, I can spend hours slowly wandering around the carefully curated collections and taking in the beautiful vignettes of stores like Castles & Cottages (Kamloops), The Spruce Collective (Abbotsford) and Alchemy (Kelowna). There’s just something so special and indulgent about stepping into a boutique that is thoughtfully arranged with objects reflecting the personality and passion of their curator.
That’s exactly what we tried to accomplish with the Cupcake Lounge. We wanted to host an event that would provide a fresh and fun experience for cupcake lovers in Kamloops.
Alaysha and I worked our butts off in the days before to transform the already beautiful Helm Collective space into what we envision a storefront could be like for Cocoa Dot Cakes.
And it was perfect
I want to sincerely thank everyone who came out to support us in this big, HUGE thing that we did; the entire weekend was absolutely flawless and I am completely blown away by the turnout from the community and our family and friends.
I also really want to thank my husband, Steve, for always being 1000% behind me and my crazy ideas, even if it means he has spend his evenings and weekends doing my books, running endless errands and talking me off the ledge when I feel like I’ve taken on too much too quickly. And then there’s the wonderful Alaysha; my hype-woman and right-hand. I don’t think I’ll ever stop telling people how big of an impact you have already made on my business (and me, awwww!!). Love you girl!
Big, BIG love to the following #bossbabes for helping us pull together such a fun event:
Stunning florals and those lusciously creamy couches: Bryanne of Bryanne White Designs
String Lights: Renee of Wild Sage Events
Drapery: Denise & Brittany of Aglow Bridal Lounge
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