Heirloom’s Very First Independent Pop-Up!

Photo credit: Just Joy Photography.
Photo credit: Just Joy Photography.
Photo credit: Just Joy Photography.
Photo credit: Just Joy Photography.

BY AJUA HAWKINS
We are excited to share pictures from Heirloom’s very first pop-up! A special thanks to Just Joy Photography for doing such a fabulous job. For information regarding future pop-ups or private tea parties, please contact us at HeirloomPhilly@gmail.com.

Heirloom’s evolution is a wonder to behold and we thank you all for your support. Peace and blessings!

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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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Pop-Up Tea Lounge Phase 2 Renovations

The theme for this pop-up is an enchanting North African tea room and garden.
The theme for this pop-up is an enchanting North African tea room and garden.

So our first solo mission pop-up is in a mere six days!! Yes, daily meditation will be essential for keeping calm because there is so much to get done! Ack!! I will not even go into all of the unforeseen headaches that have popped up in the last week offering up a plethora of distractions and inviting self-pity. But, Omar and I are like two determined work horses feeling the weight of our future on our backs. Don’t stop, won’t stop. This pop-up will happen and it will be a success for the heavens have ordained it as our purpose in this moment. Of course, as always, we share with you our journey.

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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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