Event: The Urban Marketplace (TUM)
Where: The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, UMD, College Park, MD.
Summary: Not a stranger to TUM (check out my '11 recap here), I decided to check it out again mainly because my dear friend was a vendor. More about her business later. My experience at TUM was pretty similar to the last time I attended the event: lots of cool vendors, a nice sizable crowd, and a great swag bag to take home. I also ran into a number of bloggers - Stella of Jadore-Fashion, Chi Chi of Supple Chic, and Nife of Skinny Hipster. There was a vendor whose clothing rack caught my eye. It was filled with cute ruffle crop tops made from ankara material. The maxi skirt she was rockin', also made from ankara material, caught my eye, too. She mentioned that she was also selling the skirts. I later realized that I was talking to Eni of Enibaby4 and was checking out her clothing collection, Puksies Wardrobe.
Like I mentioned, I came to support my friend, Funmi, an independent consultant with Usborne Book Sales. USB provides books at affordable prices that are geared towards the ever-growing child. The books are fun to read and most importantly, educational. It comes in a variety of subjects and different activities to keep the child engaged. Yes, I'm definitely not within the age range of which these books are for but when one sees a fashion coloring book, one must take it home for herself. Simple. But, really, Usborne Books are for 9 months to high school years. I highly recommend the books. Also, Funmi loves what the books are doing for her son, who just turned 2 years old on Sunday! For more information please click here.
|Funmi with her books.|
|My sis checking out the selection.|
Event: Yelp's 10 Year Anniversary Event
Where: Anacostia Arts Center, DC
Summary: I couldn't stay long at the TUM event because I had to quickly make my way to DC for Yelp's big shindig to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. I met up with Elle and also ran into Kristin and Trisha. Yelp went all out with the vendors, so we sampled so many different types of food, drinks, alcohol and engaged ourselves in activities including a Paint Bar (create a small painting) and Flower Bar (create your own bouquet). But my favorite of all was definitely making faces at their two photos booths c/o Snap Fiesta and Photo-matica. The DJ definitely cranked out some great ol' dance tunes. I had a wonderful time.
|Gettin' my Picasso on c/o of Creative Carousal|
For more photos from the Yelp event click here.