For the past two months I have been working on a project. A friend of mine had access to a beautiful space in town for just a few months so we decided that it would be a perfect pop-up shop location for the holidays. We brought in goods as well as a curated group of 9+ local designers and collectors. The plan was to have a few open house events that included music, refreshments, ice cream from Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream truck and anything else that we thought might be fun and different. Our first open house was a few weeks ago and was a huge success.
The shop itself was full of fun things and the inventory changed constantly! The rotation of items can be exhausting but it’s a lot of fun recreating the space almost every other day. It’s been a crazy ride and I have definitely learned a lot. I love creating a space that inspires and makes people happy, meeting so many new folks, and being inspired by the amazing designers that are part of the shop!
There are those shops and restaurants that inspire — the small independent shops where the shop owners recognize your kids and are as happy see you as you are to see them. They are the shops that you could move into on the spot, that has a collection of items that you could have sworn the owners were shopping just for you. And then there are the restaurants — the ones that upon opening transforms a city block. They have the perfect amount of food selection on the menu, the music is never to loud and food is fresh and good. These are the shops and restaurants that when you are having a bad day, they seem to turn your mood around. We have a few of those shops close to home — which make the weekends just a little more sweeter.
On this particular day we all headed out to brunch here and then hit up some of our favorite shops in Philly. The next day while going through our findings, I remembered that my friend dropped off a dozen of her eggs from the chickens that she raises. Inspired by an omelet that I had at brunch the day before, I decided to try and turn that omelet into a frittata.
I need to mention that the photograph of the vintage bottles were taken with my
iPhone and then processed via instagram by my 8 year old daughter, Ruby.