September Pop Up Market

Recap of our September Pop Up Market!

Can we keep continuing to say that it was our BEST Pop Up Yet? I hope so because each event just gets better. New makers experiencing our space first hand, more locals stopping by and joining in on the fun, and more connections made with big smiles on everyone's face. WE. LOVE. THESE DAYS!

This September marked our 4 year Anniversary for SOURCED. Our space originally started as part retail, part office space with our shop in the front room (where our vendors set up for these Pop Ups now) and our creative office spaces in the back. A lot has changed since that first year of business. There has been a lot of growth and the hard decision to transition out of our traditional retail shop and commit solely to these monthly Pop Up Markets. Sometimes I wish I had made the leap earlier because everything seemed to click in after that but in refection having that store for the first two and a half years made us who we are today. 

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Every other month we offer photography coverage at these events by our officemates Neighborhood Creative. We've found it to be one of the offerings that sets us a part. Eddie and Jordan spend time with each vendor capturing their set up, interacting with customers, shooting various lifestyle shots, and for some vendors, getting their first portrait of them as a business owner. 

These events for us as a space and collective are also an opportunity to engage with our neighbors and community. This year we asked resident artist Ali Rybczyk to design each months flyer and do some sort of live art or whatever new project she wanted to dream up. I feel like these Pop Ups have become a "Laguna thing" and at the same time, we're attracting new customers/friends at each month. It's kinda magic. 

We also recently partnered up with Kristin Lewis of The Garage Collective who created the perfect lounge/showroom within our space. Her bohemian finds look like they've lived their entire happy life here. Although it’s in their name, some are still discovering that the GARAGE collective is a collective of makers and creators showcasing products right here in Laguna Beach. They have a smaller shop in town and this second home for them here at SOURCED. will become where they sell their larger interior pieces. This pop up, Kristin highlighted Carma, owner of Carma Collection with her handmade jewelry pieces. 

Officemates Freeman's Collective turned their office space into a store featuring Spencer Berkeley's leather goods and Mexican Opal rings. Lisa of Accoutrements LA set up with her newest pieces from the Philippines like multi layer necklaces meticulously crafted using coconut rings and the most awesome Yakan weave textile and Batik bomber style jackets. Local Nancy Deline Jewelry shared her new seaglass necklaces collected from the California coast beach wonderings. Founder/Designer Ashley of Rora Clothing came dressed in her newest design from her travel inspired clothing line. I fell in love with the inspiration for each collection by a new destination that Ashley experienced and translated into travel friendly frocks. A reversible dress? Sign us up!

Lori of bsimple creations wowed customers with her totes made from washable paper (yep, paper. Washable paper!) and Raegan Knight's brilliant sterling silver and gold filled jewelry pieces were such a hit! I think everyone went home with a pair of earrings or new ring. Obsessed.

Our pop up tent in the front yard was strung with macrame pieces from Mollie Brenner who also lead a free DIY macrame keychain station. Our neighbors, Nbrhd hats looked right at home with their local designs of Laguna Beach beloved street names trucker hats. Ali Rybczky also did a live mural on our front window painting the picture of what 4 years of big dreaming has looked like for SOURCED. with captions like, "a pair of wings blessed our space and together we fly", and "four years of straight magic moments, composed by the community we call you." Yes. we are one blessed group of big dreamers. 

We look forward to seeing you at our next Pop Up on Saturday, October 28th! Interested in showcasing with us? RAD! We'd love to have you! Check out our Artisan Pop Up page for more details! 

August Pop Up Market

Recap of our August Pop Up Market!

Such a special day! Our front yard was transformed into a fun DIY Terrarium station where guests were able to make their own FREE terrariums sponsored by Pure Leaf Tea complete with beach inspired adornments like seashells and coral pieces collected from over time at our beach. Our friend Forrest & J and Seventh Bixel created a stellar photo wall that served as the backdrop to our event. Guests took photos with one another, there terrarium creations, and marveled at the floral cubes designed by Penelope Pots Floral Design.

Vendors included greeting cards and paper goods by Desiree B of I Must Draw, Laguna Beach's beloved candle maker Robert Brink of The Hundredth Acre, see the hat maker Debbie Lawrence of Floradora in action, got styled by Ronnie M Jewelry, and enjoyed a curated offering of The Garage Collective with special pieces from Peruvian designer Presentyln

Officemates Freeman's Collective set up shop and transformed their office space into pop up shop highlighting their leather goods, California crafted threads & a new line of handmade rings by Spencer Berkeley.  Ian Bryan of Agave Surf talked shoppers through their sustainable surfboards startup built right here out of SOURCED. Ali Rybczyk, officemate and resident artist set up a custom denim bar taking custom orders for painted vintage Levi jeans. And let's not forget about the empanadas. We had enough delicious empanadas from our neighbors Sergio's Empanadas to feed a small army and that's exactly what we did! 

Needless to say, we pretty much had the best day ever. This video shot by Ali on her phone sums it up & paints the perfect color of nostalgia that we feel after these events. 

Looking forward to our next Pop Up on Saturday, September 16th and the fun it will bring! Hope you'll join us. 

Photos by officemate Jordan Rodriquez of Neighborhood Creative

Lark Pop Up Dinner with Chef Kyle Powers

We were fortunate to host not one but two Lark Pop Up Dinners this month! 

We found ourselves on night two of our Pop Up Dinners with Lark still high from the vibrational foods from the night before, yet still hungry! This also marked our 4th Pop Up Dinner with beloved Chef Kyle Powers of Fork in the Road Catering. 

We flipped the room for the event by adding bold pops of color starting with a custom yarn hanging that was suspended in the front window welcoming our dinner guests from the street. Bright, whimsical brush strokes of resident artist Ali Rybczyk covered the walls and set the tone. The tablescape was a mix of jewel tone hues with floral arrangements from Floral Fete with a gardenesque mash-ups of scabiosa, geum, protea, aloe, pomegranate, and oregano. Vintage wine goblets remained full all night. 

MENU CRAFTED BY CHEF KYLE POWERS of Fork in the Road Catering

Welcome Drinks (Chef’s Whim) + Social Crispy Seaweed Cone with Black Rice, Pineapple + Shrimp Ceviche

First course // Smoked Heirloom Carrot Soup with Blue Cheese accompanied by Grilled Garlic Toast w/Pork Butter
Second course // Beet and Beef Carpaccio w/Fennel and Frisee tossed in White Kimchi Vinaigrette
Third course // Cocoa Braised Short Rib on Purple Sweet Potato Mash and Garlic Charred Miatake Mushroom
Finale // Sweet Sticky Toffee Pudding w/Tangerine Syrup & Basil Cream

Special thanks to Mitch Maher for capturing the night in our greatest light!