Hello Queens, 

I hope you’re having an awesome Monday so far. As you’ve probably noticed we’ve been attending a lot more pop-up shops now that the state is open and everyone at Ivy Reina has been vaccinated. So in honor of all of the wonderful small businesses we have been introduced to I would like to dedicate this week’s top 5 to them. This week let’s get into our top pop-up shop finds of the summer. 

  1. Starting with a great shop that we found this past weekend. Sage N Thangs is a black-owned botanica/apothecary bringing you wellness, health, and spirituality. She hand wraps her sage and blesses her crystals and her soaps smell amazing.                                 Botanica
  2. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to find this vendor again but a little girl named Zophi made the best banana pudding I’ve ever had. Her mom was a sentsy vendor and she was selling her homemade desserts and baby girl can bake. Her bakery is called Xophi's Treats Homemade Sweets. Zophi's Treats
  3. Up next I got some awesome Africa earrings from Not Made 2 Blend N Flywear. I love shopping with other boutiques because our styles are so unique and there is room in the world for all of us.  Africa Earrings
  4. I love buying lashes but my favorite pair so far are Legend from MUA Jessbears. I love the light feathery look they add to my makeup looks. On top of selling amazing lashes, she hosts tones of local events throughout the year. https://www.jessbearss.com/  Lashes
  5. If you ever come to my home you’ll learn that I am a lover of plants. So when I saw this vendor I couldn’t help but purchase a cute little air plant. Fantastic Botanics sells plants with the cutest pots and holders. The air plant that I purchased actually came with a raw cut amethyst crystal. https://fantastic-botanics.myshopify.com/ Air Plant

Honestly, I love shopping with local businesses because you get such unique items. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to shop locally and explore your city because you never know what you might find.

Ashley Hernandez