CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up Shop 2017
Holiday Shopping

Dallas shoppers pick up goodies galore at CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop

Dallas shoppers pick up goodies galore at CultureMap's Holiday Pop-up

About 1,200 shoppers brought their gift lists to the 2017 CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop, eager to find presents to put under the tree — and to have a great time while doing so. Ranging from stationery to sweets, jewelry to rain boots, florals to skincare, more than two dozen favorite local brands set up shop at the Food & Fiber Pavilion in Fair Park for a Sunday of seasonal fun, sponsored by Infiniti.

DJ Blake Ward played contemporary and classic holiday tunes as guests entered with unwrapped toys for the event's beneficiary, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. A bubbly bar from Korbel started off the day with mimosas; then shoppers refueled at a custom cocktail cart by Ketel One and a stand serving a stout Gentleman Jack signature cocktail, the Whisky Sling.

Guests — including Ashley Grohn, Sarah Minjoe, Amanda Saxer, Teresa Fougerousse, Catherine Bradford, Rachel Ficke, Sarah Raggio, Preeya Gemd, Meghan Demicco, Joel Kanhai, David Call, Stephanie Hall, Gitta Black, Meghan Lowrey, Fitz Bailey, Lysandra Pursley, Michaella Gilliland, Joe Gilliland, Kelsey Thompson, and Amber Bufkin — got down to serious shopping business.

Ladies who love sparkle were drawn to the fabulous finds from Maheen Jewels and Willow Jewels. Gentlemen were equally impressed by the apparel and accessories selections at Texas Standard and Jack Mason. Fashionistas with big hearts stopped by Roma Boots, which gives boots to children in need; GAIA Empowered Women, which supports refugee artisans; La Viajera, which supports weavers in South America, and more.

Those ready to nest for the winter bought beautiful succulent arrangements from Urban Spikes; smelled candles and soaps from White Rock Soap Gallery; and picked out home accessories from Neighborhood, Jade & Clover, and more. Bullzerk was the go-to for funky finds like religious-themed Dallas Cowboys candles and T-shirts. We the Birds, Bird Bakery, and Yims Foods offered food gifts ready for giving — or indulging in on the way home.

Precious pups were not excluded, as Kameron Westcott, star of The Real Housewives of Dallas, was on hand to sell her pink SparkleDog Food (and to pose for plenty of selfies with fans).

Between purchases, shoppers melted their cares away with free chair massages courtesy of Back to Health. They put their hands together for complimentary classic manicures by Cherry, the new Dallas-based app that delivers nail services on demand. Dear Clark brought an onsite braid bar, and Gentleman Jack set up a barbershop for the guys, which stayed busy throughout the day. Guests could complete their holiday looks with makeovers by Susan Posnick Cosmetics.

Kiddos got to practice their skills of persuasion by writing letters to Santa, sponsored by Dallas Child. And both the young and the young at heart got official portraits taken with Jolly Old St. Nick, presented by Infiniti.

As a holiday bonus, The Foundation Room at House of Blue gave away a VIP membership for two for one year.

After a full day of sipping, sampling, swiping credit cards, and gifting for loved ones, shoppers loaded their loot into their trunks and went on their merry way, filled with holiday cheer.

Santa picture, CultureMap Holiday Popup Shop 2017
Young-at-heart shoppers could get photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Teresa Fougerousse, Catherine Bradford, Rachel Ficke, 2017 Dallas CultureMap Holiday Pop-up
Teresa Fougerousse, Catherine Bradford, Rachel Ficke Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kameron Westcott, Real Housewives, SparkleDog Food, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Kameron Westcott of Real Housewives fame was selling her pink SparkleDog Food. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kids crafts, 2017 CultureMap Holiday Pop-up
Little ones could write and decorate their letters to Santa. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Santa pictures, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2017
Kids get their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Joel Kanhai, David Call, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Joel Kanhai, David Call Photo by WJNPHOTO
Stephanie Hall, Gitta Black, Meghan Lowrey, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2017
Stephanie Hall, Gitta Black, Meghan Lowrey Photo by WJNPHOTO
Braid Bar, CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up Shop 2017
Shoppers could get their hair braided. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Barber shop, CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up 2017
Gentleman Jack sponsored an onsite barber shop. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Fitz Bailey, Lysandra Pursley, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Fitz Bailey, Lysandra Pursley Photo by WJNPHOTO
granola samples, Bird Bakery, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Granola samples from Bird Bakery. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Michaella Gilliland, Joe Gilliland, CultureMap 2017 Holiday Pop-up Dallas
Michaella Gilliland, Joe Gilliland Photo by WJNPHOTO
Korbel, mimosa, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Korbel sponsored a mimosa bar. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ketel One vodka cart, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
At the Ketel One vodka cart, shoppers could choose their own cocktail ingredients. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Cherry manicure, CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up 2017
Cherry offered complimentary manicures. Photo by WJNPHOTO
 Kelsey Thompson, Amber Bufkin, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
 Kelsey Thompson, Amber Bufkin Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ashley Grohn, Sarah Minjoe, Amanda Saxer, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Ashley Grohn, Sarah Minjoe, Amanda Saxer Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sarah Raggio, Preeya Gemd, Meghan Demicco, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Sarah Raggio, Preeya Gemd, Meghan Demicco Photo by WJNPHOTO
Santa, Infiniti, CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up 2017
Could Santa and Mrs. Claus have gone back to the North Pole in a new Infiniti? Photo by WJNPHOTO
DJ Blake Ward, CultureMap 2017 Holiday Pop-up
DJ Blake Ward kept the holiday spirit up with classic and contemporary Christmas tunes. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Dermadeli, CultureMap Dallas 2017 Holiday Pop-up
Dermadeli natural skincare was a vendor. Photo by WJNPHOTO
dog, Villy Custom, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
It was a dog-friendly event. Photo by WJNPHOTO
We the Birds, macarons, 2017 Dallas CultureMap Holiday Pop-up
Macarons from We the Birds. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Santa picture, CultureMap Holiday Popup Shop 2017
Teresa Fougerousse, Catherine Bradford, Rachel Ficke, 2017 Dallas CultureMap Holiday Pop-up
Kameron Westcott, Real Housewives, SparkleDog Food, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Kids crafts, 2017 CultureMap Holiday Pop-up
Santa pictures, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2017
Joel Kanhai, David Call, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Stephanie Hall, Gitta Black, Meghan Lowrey, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2017
Braid Bar, CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up Shop 2017
Barber shop, CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up 2017
Fitz Bailey, Lysandra Pursley, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
granola samples, Bird Bakery, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Michaella Gilliland, Joe Gilliland, CultureMap 2017 Holiday Pop-up Dallas
Korbel, mimosa, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Ketel One vodka cart, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Cherry manicure, CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up 2017
 Kelsey Thompson, Amber Bufkin, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Ashley Grohn, Sarah Minjoe, Amanda Saxer, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Sarah Raggio, Preeya Gemd, Meghan Demicco, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
Santa, Infiniti, CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up 2017
DJ Blake Ward, CultureMap 2017 Holiday Pop-up
Dermadeli, CultureMap Dallas 2017 Holiday Pop-up
dog, Villy Custom, 2017 CultureMap Dallas Holiday Pop-up
We the Birds, macarons, 2017 Dallas CultureMap Holiday Pop-up