Holiday Pop Up Shop

On December 8, 2016 by Kasey Jones, Ink.

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One day in early November, over a casual cup of coffee, one of my dearest friends Jenna suggested we join forces to produce a Holiday Pop Up Shop to showcase our handmade goods and services. Neither one of us had ever produced a Pop Up before, and I, for one, didn’t even have products to sell (before Dec 1st KJI was solely a serviced-based company). Lo and behold, four weeks later we hosted what I  believe to be one of the most festive Pop Ups Toluca Lake has seen (I’m biased of course), and I launched a holiday card line that is now carried at the celebrity-own West Hollywood hotspot Au Fudge (say what!?).

Our little shop took place the first week of December in my hometown of Toluca Lake during their annual Holiday Open House. Jenna, who co-owns Bella Ellie (the most fabulous repurposed vintage jewelry, clothing and decor shop you’ve ever seen) with her mom and sister, along with fellow female small business owners Maya Zellman of Maya Brigadeiro, Carly Cylinder – owner of Flour LA and author of The Flower Chef, Devon Mostert of The Most Bling, and Lauren Berger of The Intern Queen (who graciously hosted the Pop Up in her office) set up shop for three days and sold our goodies to locals and those who traveled from far away places (like over the hill!) after getting word of our collaboration.

In addition to being a venture filled with lots of love, laughs and late nights of planning over lattes, it also pushed me into a whole new consumer goods category that I’m beyond excited to explore in 2017. Don’t be surprised if you see an online KJI Shop with paper goods, gifts and hand-painted Parisian jackets (more on that later) pop up in the next few months.

Until then, here is a photo recap of all the holiday festivities and goodies that were a part of Jenna and my first (hopefully annual) Holiday Pop Up Shop:

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And for fun, check out the custom Snapchat filter we created to promote the festivities:
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