Event / Patchwork Show - Long Beach
Yesterday we hosted Mien's first holiday popup shop at Patchwork Show in Long Beach, California. Being a Long Beach resident myself, I am always thrilled with the opportunity to introduce my small business to my fellow Long Beach neighbors and visitors to the area. It was a gorgeous day, unseasonably warm, but with the water just steps away from our booth (can you believe it? so pretty) we got a nice breeze throughout the day. The show got busy right from the start with many shoppers looking for unique and beautiful holiday gifts and something to wear for upcoming holiday parties - and what a perfect place to find that special something for a friend or family member all the while supporting local, creative small businesses like Mien.
The FAYE Jumpsuit was a big hit at the show with many people stopping to admire it and try it on (we had a fitting room set up). We sold quite a few of them with customers even coming back to our booth to show their friends our line. In addition to meeting our customers, another fun part of hosting popup events at designer craft fairs is the opportunity to also shop wares from other inspiring makers, and of course, sampling the delicious offerings from gourmet food trucks! Sadly, I didn't have a chance to step away from our booth at all until I was able to grab a fresh slice of wood oven fired pizza from the pizza truck at the end of the day (right before they closed shop, whew!) With the sun setting over the glistening water in front of me, a slice of margherita in my hand and sitting in a messy booth from all the customers earlier, it was the perfect ending to a busy day we've spent a lot of time preparing for. It was also the perfect start to an exciting holiday season for Mien.