Tonight, I attended a Pop Up Shop at a local restaurant in Long Beach, NY called Lost & Found. This restaurant is one-of-a kind because it is truly its own brand. The chef is passionate about food, and menu items change weekly. They were recently written up in the New York Times! Not only is the space used to serve fine and funky cuisine, but every month, the restaurant is converted into a store.
Local hipsters and young entrepreneurs gathered to sell and shop. Wares included homemade soaps (with all natural ingredients of course) clothing made from hemp fibers with hand screened graphics, re purposed denim pockets as hand bags and air plant terrariums to name a few. Although not all of the vendors have web sites, I was able to dig up some digital dirt:
The event was hosted by Indigo Apparel, an eco-friendly hand made clothing brand. I recognized the brand owner right away because she was also our waitress this past Sunday night at dinner!
I was coveting the bamboo infinity wrap scarf in cinnamon apple. I might have to order it online:
I had the Steak Nada (marinated skirt steak, sweet peppers, onion, garlic, shitake mushroom and provolone cheese) $8
A skin care line of all-natural products with no chemicals. I got the vanilla and sandalwood balm ($18 for large tin) . It can be used as moisturizer and on lips. It comes in a metal tin, so it has no plastic exposure. The owner/creator is so inspiring because she promotes healthy alternatives to skin care. Read more about her.
If you live in or near Long Beach, NY check out the monthly Pop Up Shop scene: a great way to support local creative talent and to be exposed to new and interesting ideas.