Ajualuv Ascension Essentials

Pop-Up Tea Lounge Phase 1 Renovations

In News on March 17, 2015 at 11:06 am
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Our sidewalk sign insert for the pop-up created by Signs Now in Beaufort, SC.

Every moment not spent working at the tea store job and not sleeping is spent on building my business, cultivating my baby – Heirloom. Omar and I spent the last year selling at markets and joint pop-ups. Now we are focusing on building a prototype tea lounge in our home. The test pop-up event takes place in about a month and we are full speed ahead with renovations, product development, and marketing. So much to do but so rewarding when it is all for your future. I wanted to document our journey through it all. We are currently in phase 1 of the transformation and all is on track for a wonderful bohemian boutique, tea lounge experience. Excitement growing…

(Click on the header or the link below to see the renovations in progress.)

The decor of our pop-up is bohemian with North African accents. We chose these lanterns at a local Moroccan shop.

The decor of our pop-up is bohemian with North African accents. We chose these lanterns at a local Moroccan shop.

This was Omar's first time installing light fixtures.

This was Omar’s first time installing light fixtures.

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He was able to get them installed and working properly with no problem. So much money saved installing them ourselves!

Ben from All Star Electric came to install the lanterns. He did an excellent job, taking his time to make sure they were hung the way we wanted.

Ben from All Star Electric came to install the lanterns. He did an excellent job, taking his time to make sure they were hung the way we wanted.

We were so excited to see the finished product. Our dream is coming forth before our eyes!

We were so excited to see the finished product. Our dream is coming forth before our eyes!

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Today we are having the rooms painted beautiful earthy tones. Already feeling like we’re in Morocco!

We've chosen our closest friends, family, and supporters of Heirloom to attend our test pop-up and give us feedback on how we can improve.

We’ve chosen our closest friends, family, and supporters of Heirloom to attend our test pop-up and give us feedback on how we can improve.

Packaging is a huge part of marketing your products. We want to be proud of all of our Heirloom merchandise.

Packaging is a huge part of marketing your products. We want to be proud of all of our Heirloom merchandise.

Check back for updates on the renovation. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this process. It’s a picture that has been in my mind for so long and giving birth to it feels amazing!

Today’s mantra: be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2015 Ajua Hawkins

  1. Great pics! Looks like you guys are really working hard. It will pay off in the long run.

  2. I like it very much… Very creative and original! ⭐
    All the best to you!, Aquileana 😀

  3. Congratulations on following your passion(s); looks great so far! It’s awesome to feel excited about a creative project! Will check back on your progress…

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