Crossroads Bible Church | August 8, 2015

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Our lovely display at Crossroads Bible Church.
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We were very excited to debut our Healthy Joints Tea.
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An intrigued customer browses our teaware selection.

Last night I was a little bummed that the Black Buttafly Expo was canceled on such short notice. However, Omar led me out of the pity party by finding an alternative event and calling Jose who answered the phone at 5 p.m. on a Friday. He said that we could have the last spot at their church market. The Universe provides! We had a great time conversing, laughing and talking tea to the folks of Abington, Foxchase, Huntingdon and other surrounding neighborhoods. Our organic, herbal teas were a huge hit and we are looking forward to vending again next week at the Jazz on the Ave. event in Philadelphia near Temple University.

Copyright 2015 Ajua Hawkins

Black Buttafly Expo | August 8, 2015

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We are pleased to announce that Heirloom Bohemian Boutique will be presenting new tea blends at our first ever exhibition at the Black Buttafly Expo this Saturday, August 8th from 12 p.m. to 8p.m. at 5200 Parkside Avenue in West Philly. We will feature our African Mint tea perfect for digestion, Healthy Joints tea for sufferers of achy joints, Sleepy Time tea for an amazing night’s rest, and finally, our Flower Power tea packed with anti-oxidants and valuable health properties. Of course, we will have our boho luxxe accessories available for sale as well. Please contact us as heirloomphilly@gmail.com if you have any questions. And can’t make the market?  Shop Heirloom Bohemian Boutique at heirloomphilly.storenvy.com.

Scenes from Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s OPEN SOURCE Exhibit

West Philly’s Chill Moodie moves the crowd, along with DJ Ricochet.
West Philly’s Chill Moodie moves the crowd, along with DJ Ricochet.

BY OMAR HAWKINS
Earlier this year I received a mailing from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program announcing a kickoff event for a new outdoor exhibition called OPEN SOURCE.

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I’m already a fan of the Mural Arts Program, having taken their trolley tours through various areas of the city on multiple occasions.  The mailer boasted of a Friday evening event with outdoor art, skateboard demos, live music, along with food and drinks provided by local food truck operators.  Sounded like a winning combination to me!

Paine’s Park was the venue.  6-9pm on June 9th.  And the subject, Skateable Sculptures.

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Uhuru Flea Market | May 16, 2015

Yay!! Heirloom herbal tea blends are finally available! Pick up your bottles this weekend at Uhuru Flea!
Yay!! Heirloom herbal tea blends are finally available! Pick up your bottles this weekend at Uhuru Flea!

Good day beautiful people! Heirloom Bohemian Boutique will be selling vintage clothing, spiritual and inspirational books, meditation tools, exotic jewelry and new tea blends this Saturday in Clark Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can check out featured products here. We hope to see you there!

Today’s mantra: my heart chakra is open to love.

Copyright 2015 Ajua Hawkins

Pop-Up Tea Lounge Phase 3 Renovations

Our beautiful friend Linda Sim created these gorgeous cupcakes for our customers.
Our beautiful friend Linda Sim created these gorgeous cupcakes for our customers.

So much work went into our first pop-up with the help of some amazing people. I want to start off by thanking Omar Hawkins, Juraee McNeil, Cheryl Moore, Linda Sim, and Claudia Hawkins for being such stars. Without them, the event could not have happened and been such a success. I would also like to thank Joy Pinkney-Davis of Just Joy Photography for the beautiful pictures of the pop-up store, which I will share with you in the next pop-up related post. The pictures below are the final stages of our process before our first customers walked in the door. I am so pleased…

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Germantown Flea at Grumblethorp | April 25, 2015

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Good day beautiful people! Heirloom Bohemian Boutique will be selling men’s and children’s clothing, spiritual and inspirational books, meditation tools, exotic jewelry and new tea blends this Saturday at Grumblethorp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can check out featured products here.  We hope to see you there!

Today’s mantra: I am the master of all I survey.

Copyright 2015 Ajua Hawkins

Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market | April 18, 2015

Don't miss out! Join the fun at the 2015 Uhuru Health Festival!
Don’t miss out! Join the fun at the 2015 Uhuru Health Festival!

Good day beautiful people! Heirloom Private Tea Lounge & Bohemian Boutique will be selling vintage clothing, spiritual and inspirational books, meditation tools, exotic jewelry and new tea blends this Saturday in Clark Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can check out featured products here. This year we are a proud sponsor of the event so please come out to support the good work Uhuru continues to do for the Philadelphia community. We hope to see you there!

Today’s mantra: everything I need to succeed flows easily to me.

Copyright 2015 Ajua Hawkins

Pop-Up Tea Lounge Phase 1 Renovations

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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…

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Details, Details, Details!

Excited for the Moroccan theme of our pop-up parties. Got a great deal on the lanterns. Super excited!!
Excited for the Moroccan theme of our pop-up parties. Got a great deal on the lanterns. Super excited!!

Soooo, planning this pop-up tea party is so much freakin’ work! So many details and lists. Incredible. But I am enjoying the process immensely. I love planning everything – the colors of the walls, the light fixtures, the type of tea, the cups, the menu, the merchandise… All of it! And I am taking my time. I am not letting the clock stress me out. Instead, I am working on divine timing. I am being diligent, focused and organized in my work while going with the flow. Letting the things that I need come to me in a natural, unforced way. (Click on the heading or below to read more.)

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Uhuru Holiday Flea Market | December 6, 2014

Uhuru Flea Market will feature two local vendors each weekend during the holiday season at the Uhuru Furniture Store. Heirloom will be spotlighted on December 9 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Due to limited space we will have fewer items than usual. However, as always, we will showcase amazing, high quality items for all self-proclaimed bohemians, hippies, indigo and star children, spiritualists, groovy chics, and out-of-sight fellas. Uhuru Furniture Store is located at 832 North Broad Street. We hope to see you there.

Today’s mantra: breathing out the blockage.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Capitolo Flea Market | November 2, 2014

Capitolo Flea Market & Live Band Showcase has been rescheduled due to rain and will take place this Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Heirloom is excited to share bohemian fashions, vintage and inspirational house decor, bargain finds, cultural books, and other cool treasures. Capitolo Flea Market is located at 900 Federal Street in Philadelphia. To view the band line up click here. We hope to see you there!

Today’s mantra: Walking boldly towards my heart’s desires.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Gloria Dei Church Fall Flea Market | October 25, 2014

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Good day beautiful people! Heirloom will be vending at the Gloria Dei Church Fall Flea Market this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will feature handmade jewelry by local artist Tiffany Murphy as well as clothes new and upcycled and hand dyed by myself. We would love to see you there!

Today’s mantra: persistence and focus brings me into alignment with my goals.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Uhuru Flea Market | October 18, 2014

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Kenyan Carved Wood Candlesticks. Price: $20.
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Carved wood serving utensils. Price: $15.
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Assorted groovy sunglasses. Price: $5-$10.

Good day beautiful people! Heirloom’s traveling bohemian boutique will be selling spiritual and inspirational books, metaphysical tools, second-hand/handmade/vintage women’s clothing and eccelctic jewelry this Saturday in Clark Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will also feature local artist Tiffany Murphy’s beautiful jewelry collection! We hope to see you there!

Today’s mantra: blocking out distractions.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins