Balloons, buggies, bunting and lots of great shopping!
Individual shops, each with their own little shopfront.
Children admiring the many great toys! And the fabulous mini brass band, Big Gilbert & the Little Angels, playing in the background.
A little one admiring the band.
A freestyle drawing by Anorak Magazine, later to be coloured in by all the children.
So many great temporary tattoo designs from Tattyoo!
Mum and daughter doing their holiday shopping.
Little boy and with his balloon and candy necklace.
A happy little girl with her ShopUp balloon.
A father with his darling daughters, watching the band play.
Anorak colouring wall…. all coloured in!
A dad reading to his son at the Big Picture Press book shop.
The ShopUp in sidewalk chalk.
Mum and her baby girl getting an ice cream cone from the Ruby Violet van parked outside.
Families in the café.
Colouring crayons and paper on all the café tables.
Maud Fontein taking photos of the most adorable families!
A little girl getting her nails painted by the Little Bu team.
Courtney and Esther enjoying a bit of fresh air outside the venue.
Happy visitors leaving The ShopUp, and lots of colourful bunting from Hip Hooray.
We just received these photos back from the photographer and we loved them all so much that we couldn’t edit down a smaller selection. We’re so happy he captured all the different elements and details, and it’s so fun for us to see photos of people enjoying themselves at the event. I hope you don’t mind that we’ve shared so many; we think it really sums everything up so nicely.
The ShopUp was a big success and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We are so thankful to everyone who came – it was so lovely meeting so many new people, talking to our readers and seeing familiar faces. We are also so proud of all of our shops for setting up such beautiful, individual boutiques and for making this whole event such a success. It was fun for us to bring our online business to life — to watch customers shop in the flesh, to see all the gorgeous products so thoughtfully displayed and to see how well received they were by the visitors. This is something we have planned for so long and worked so hard to achieve, and we really enjoyed watching it all come to life over the two days.
A big, big thank you to everyone involved!
Lots of love,
xx Courtney, Esther & Emilie
p.s. All photos by Simon Evans.