Holiday Pop-Up Shop Dallas 2018
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Dallas shoppers pick perfect presents at CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop

Shoppers pick perfect presents at CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop

Samantha Hamilton, Amanda Lauro, Isabel Lauro, Gabby Cullen
Samantha Hamilton, Amanda Lauro, Isabel Lauro, Gabby Cullen Photo by Ashley Gongora
Thad, Megan, Parks & Thad Beckner
Thad, Megan, Parks, and Thad Beckner  Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Spice Madam was one of the first vendors to greet shoppers. Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Sugarfina and YIMS Foods were two of the popular vendors. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Sarabeth Quattlebaum, Kelsey Thompson, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop
Sarabeth Quattlebaum, Kelsey Thompson Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
A team from Verizon, the presenting sponsor. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Lani Warren, Cicely Laing, CultureMap Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Lani Warren, Cicely Laing  Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
 Shoppers melted their cares away with free chair massages courtesy of Vivian's Boutique Spa. Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Korbel's fruity bellinis and mimosas were a hit. Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Brite Bar Beauty braided shoppers' hair. Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Ketel One rolled in its customizable cocktail cart. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Hayven Kennedy, PJ Barnes
Hayven Kennedy and PJ Barnes Photo by Ashley Gongora
Patton Phelps, Anita Simmons, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop
Patton Phelps, Anita Simmons Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Stout bourbon cocktails were a hit with both women and men alike. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Jose Comida taco truck
A taco truck from Jose Comida kept shoppers fed all afternoon. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Paula, Ronin, Jose Tellez, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop
Paula, Ronin, and Jose Tellez write letters to Santa. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Macy Fackrell, Peyton Fedorka
Macy Fackrell, Peyton Fedorka Photo by Ashley Gongora
Delaney & Katie Wendorf
Delaney and Katie Wendorf  Photo by Ashley Gongora
Shamil Shalwani, Yazmin Chalico, CultureMap Photo Holiday Pop-up Shop
Shamil Shalwani, Yazmin Chalico Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Shoppers could donate toys to The Birthday Party Project. Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Verizon Up Members got a sweet swag bag full of merchandise from the vendors. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Viv Jordan, Camille Holland, Candace Goodman, Tarah Guenther
Viv Jordan, Camille Holland, Candace Goodman, Tarah Guenther Photo by Ashley Gongora
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Both the young and the young at heart got official portraits taken with Jolly Old St. Nick by My Event Is The Bomb. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Linda Garcia-Gonzalez, Veronica Garcia, Kate Luthy, Tiffany Trent, Kavita Bhalla
Linda Garcia-Gonzalez, Veronica Garcia, Kate Luthy, Tiffany Trent, Kavita Bhalla Photo by Ashley Gongora
Samantha Hamilton, Amanda Lauro, Isabel Lauro, Gabby Cullen
Thad, Megan, Parks & Thad Beckner
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Sarabeth Quattlebaum, Kelsey Thompson, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Lani Warren, Cicely Laing, CultureMap Holiday Pop-Up Shop
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Hayven Kennedy, PJ Barnes
Patton Phelps, Anita Simmons, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Jose Comida taco truck
Paula, Ronin, Jose Tellez, CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop
Macy Fackrell, Peyton Fedorka
Delaney & Katie Wendorf
Shamil Shalwani, Yazmin Chalico, CultureMap Photo Holiday Pop-up Shop
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Viv Jordan, Camille Holland, Candace Goodman, Tarah Guenther
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2018
Linda Garcia-Gonzalez, Veronica Garcia, Kate Luthy, Tiffany Trent, Kavita Bhalla

Dallas shoppers put their holiday stress on hold December 2 and headed to the most fun "shopportunity" of the season — CultureMap's 2018 Holiday Pop-Up Shop Sponsored by Verizon. More than 25 local vendors helped them find all their presents to put under the tree — and to have a great time while doing so.

Ranging from skin care to sweets, jewelry to candles, florals to fashion accessories, the favorite local brands set up shop at Sixty Five Hundred for a Sunday of seasonal fun.

DJ Blake Ward played contemporary and classic holiday tunes as guests entered with unwrapped toys for the event's beneficiary, The Birthday Party Project, a Dallas-based charity that hosts monthly birthday parties for children at homeless and transitional living facilities across the country.

A sparkler bar from Korbel started off the day with fruity bellinis and mimosas; then shoppers refueled at a custom cocktail cart rolled out by Ketel One. A stand from Sourced Craft Cocktails served stout signature bourbon and scotch drinks with fun names like A Walk in the Woods and A Rare Old Strawberry.

The Jose Comida Taco Truck parked just outside the entrance provided just enough sustenance to keep the shoppers going for several hours. (Word spread like wildfire that their elotes cups were can't-miss treats.)

Upon entering the venue, about 900 guests — including Delaney and Katie Wendorf; Paula, Ronin, and Jose Tellez; Hayven Kennedy and PJ Barnes; Thad, Megan, Parks, and Thad BecknerLani Warren, Cicely LaingPatton Phelps, Anita SimmonsSamantha Hamilton, Amanda Lauro, Isabel Lauro, Gabby CullenSarabeth Quattlebaum, Kelsey ThompsonShamil Shalwani, Yazmin ChalicoMacy Fackrell, Peyton FedorkaViv Jordan, Camille Holland, Candace Goodman, Tarah GuentherLinda Garcia-Gonzalez, Veronica Garcia, Kate Luthy, Tiffany Trent, and Kavita Bhalla   — wasted no time getting down to serious shopping business.

Ladies who love sparkle were drawn to the fabulous jewelry finds from the likes of Valerie Morgan Designs and Kristin Miller Jewelry. Fashionistas stopped by Elizabeth W to peruse the latest designs, Trousseau of Dallas for a little something underneath, and Tacchino Hats to top their looks. Shoppers with big hearts visited with Gaia Empowered Women, which supports refugee artisans.

Those who wanted to bring the world to their table signed up for Spice Madam meal prep and recipe subscription kits.

Shoppers ready to nest for the winter smelled beeswax candles from C & C Holistic Living and White Rock Soap Gallery candles from The T Shop. Swoozie's and Lily Rain were go-tos for funky gift finds like "214" glassware and an adult game called "Shiraz on the Shelf."

Rush Patisserie and Yims Foods offered food gifts ready for giving — or indulging in on the way home. Some folks were caught swinging by the Sugarfina stand more than once for baggies of free samples of champagne gummies and more sweet treats.

One of the most unique vendors was Tom & Sheri's Iron in a Bottle, whose booth — like all the others' — stayed busy throughout the afternoon. Other fabulous vendors were: Brewed + Pressed, Follain, Gems by the Foot, India Hicks, Joy Creative Shop, Just Hit Send Gifts, KidBiz/TheBiz featuring Jon Hart Shop at The Biz, Lo Lo Designs, Luxury Garage Sale, Madre, Matthew Gilley Ceramics, Plant & Sip, Primavera Collection, Verizon Mobile Shop, and Viv Jordan Studio.

Between purchases, shoppers melted their cares away with free chair massages courtesy of Vivian's Boutique Spa. In time for holiday party primping, they also could get custom makeup consultations or hair-braid designs from Brite Bar Beauty.

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 by My Event Is The Bomb.

In addition to being a one-stop spot to shop select local retailers, the event also hosted fun and festive workshops throughout the day. Two mini classes, Intro to Brush Pen Holiday Lettering with Viv Jordan and Plant & Sip Holiday Succulent Workshop, were attendees' chance to create a gift for someone special (or for themselves!) — in between the shopping, sipping, and other Pop-up Shop merriment.

Verizon Up Members got a few extra perks: free VIP access an hour before the general public arrived, and a sweet swag bag full of merchandise from the day's vendors.

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.