If there’s one thing I love, it’s planning events. I mean I’m a former teacher who loves a good to-do list, clipboard and microphone situation!
I also love bringing people together. So when I started planning the Bettyquette Pop Up Extravaganza back in August, the focus was well and truly on bringing like minded women together for a few hours of beauty, fashion and fun.
The Bettyquette Pop Up Extravaganza – behind the scenes
I’ve lived in the Redlands, or Redlands Coast as it’s now known, most of my adult life. There are so many wonderful small businesses here and I thought hosting an event with some of them involved would be a great way to bring people together.
I approached 7 businesses I’ve worked or shopped with before and they all said yes!
The next thing to organise was a venue. Fiction Bar & Restaurant is one of our favourite restauants and bars in Raby Bay/Cleveland. They do epic cocktails and delicious food, so booking their private function room was an easy decision to make.
The finishing touches
Once that was sorted, I needed to organise a few finishing touches:
- Kate Luke Photography was locked in as our official event photographer.
- A floral wall was hired from Beautiful Illusions
- Table centrepieces were ordered from Seaside Blossoms
- Fabric for the Bettyquette Pop Up Shop canopy was purchased from Hydrangea Lane Home
- The canopy was made by Beautiful Covers
- and the logo decal was ordered from Bold Badger Design
Celebrating all things beauty with 60 fabulous women
The event sold out in record time and on Saturday 16 November, 60 fabulous women joined me and 7 other businesses for the Bettyquette Pop Up Extravaganza.
I ran a beauty workshop, Fiction ran a cocktail demonstration – yes, we had our own Bettyquette Blush cocktail created especially for the afternoon – and then we all went shopping!
Let’s take a look at how the day unfolded:
A little reminder for the guests as they entered the venue.
The Bettyquette Pop Up Shop all set up and ready to go.
Bettyquette Pop Up Extravaganza Shops from left to right:
Ronnie and Co – Ronnie kindly sent me one of her gorgeous 2019 planners earlier this year and I use it every day. In fact I love it so much, I bought both sizes for 2020 and knew the guests attending would love them too.
Bon Maxie – I adore Clare’s products and her Bon Maxie tagline of ‘non-ugly accessory storage + organisationy things for a bit more calm in your life.’ I mean, who could say no to that?!
Carys Martin Ceramics – I’ve known Carys since her Intimo days and love her beautiful hand made ceramic pieces.
Pop Up Shops from left to right:
The Builder’s Wife – Nicole and I first met at a blogging conference way back in 2014 and have been firm friends ever since. Her online store is bursting with gorgeous homewares and it was an honour to have her good self and her pieces at the event.
Jeweller’s Vault – Claudia is a talented local jeweller, who transforms your old jewellery into stunning new pieces. I commissioned Claudia to create a pendant for my mum’s 70th bithday earlier this year. She did an amazing job and the gemstones she had on offer at the event were incredible.
Neon Laundry – One of my favourite local boutiques, Kylie and her team offer gorgeous fashion and accessories. It was fabulous to see so many women shopping up a storm at Kylie’s pop up!
Beautiful guests enjoying themselves at the event. The atmosphere in the room was pure magic and it was all sorts of fabulous to have so many incredible women together in one room.
If you were at the Pop Up Extravaganza, THANK YOU. It was amazing to have you there and I can’t wait to do it all over again in 2020!