Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2 Days 'til the LB Pop Up Shop pops up at Portfolio Coffee House on 4th Street!

I've never been very good about keeping news under wraps. And right now I'm bursting, really.

I want to tell you everything about everything we're cooking up for the LB Pop Up Shop holiday event this weekend. Unfortunately, my fellow Poperatives have sworn me to secrecy about certain things. Like this year's very different Pop Up Shop look and feel, complete with live Christmas trees from And the live music we're having at our Opening Event on Friday evening (12/18 -- 7 pm to 10 pm). And most definitely the Secret Santa Mystery Gift that you can snag if you present one of our postcards* to any of the Poperatives manning the Shop this weekend.

Rest assured, it will be all I can do to hold back. The best thing for all of us would be for you to stop in and experience it for yourself.

Something I can share with all of you is the work of one of our new LB Pop Up Shop artisans, Anna Bae. Anna is a Long Beach artist, textile designer, art instructor, and fashion and costume illustrator whose hand-painted silk scarves and accessories have been showcased in greater-LA museum stores and local boutiques:

No silk-screening or mass production here. Each piece features hand-drawn images that are painted with dyes and then steamed for up to 4 hours to produce rich, brilliant colors.

Several of my most fashionable girlfriends back east were lucky recipients of Anna's sleek, chic silk eyeglass cases a few holidays back, and they rave about them to this day. I predict you will rave as well.

I also predict that you'll be seeing more updates to this blog as we get closer to Opening Night. We hope that you'll check back and we hope that you can join us this weekend.


Your Long Beach Poperatives

LB Pop Up Shop Holiday Event
Portfolio Coffee House - 2300 4th Street, Long Beach

Friday 12/18 -- 7 pm to 10 pm (Opening Event)
Saturday 12/19 -- 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12/20 -- 9 am to 5 pm

*Postcards can be found for the taking at shops throughout Long Beach, including (spoiler alert) Portfolio Coffee House.

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