My pals Sarah (@ladygolightly) and Renae (@colouranddust) put together this amazing instameet called Love Your Local in Tacoma, cohosted by and held at Satori Boutique (@satoriboutique) on October 3. When I say “put together” I mean styled, designed, organized, hustled… all in their free time. Say whaaaat?
#lovelocalinstameet was created to get Instagrammers from Seattle and Tacoma (and beyond!) to meet in real life, but also to support local business in the Tacoma area. To see everyone’s snaps from the event, check the #lovelocalinstameet tag on Instagram…they’re great! Also, check the bottom of this post for a complete list of vendors and participants (it is LONG!).
So let’s check out the party, shall we?
I’m ready. I’ve got this balloon from Up & Up Balloons.
Let’s go inside! First, we need a nametag.
Write your name and instagram handle so people will recognize you!
Got one? Good. Perhaps you want to build a terrarium? They start at $15.
Snapping a photo with your new terrarium at the photo booth is highly encouraged.
Or bring your cute kid.
Feel free to mingle.
But don’t forget to enter one of the (SIX) giveaways!
And of course, shopping. I wonder what’s at the Urban X Change pop up?
Hey, I’m kinda hungry… VietNom Nom food truck? How convenient.
I heard there was going to be a band…
Fans of Tacoma indie band The Colonies big and small listened in.
Maybe you’ll even find love at the instmeet. It could happen.
Or a bromance and a beer from Odd Otter Brewing.
And just maybe, you got some cool pictures.
Good work ladies!
Photos on Canon DSLR + iPhone 6. Photos by Alexis Sargent; photo of me by Sarah Close.
VENDORS AND PARTICIPANTS
Please feel free to comment if I left someone out…there are just so many that participated!
Hosts: @ladygolightly, @colouranddust, @satoriboutique
Food: @vietnom_nom. Free beer: @oddotterbrewing. Vendors: @urbanxchangetacoma, @cuterness @satoriboutique. Music: @coloniesmusic. Balloons: @up_upballoons.
Giveaway items from: @henandco, @theclassroomcollective, @paperluxeshop, @cheerfulink, @sanityskinproducts, @bloomingkidstacoma, @herbicorebotanicals, @mrspicklesgourmet, @tmnrrs, @cuterness, @timplusapril, @days_island, @madipoppins, @jaquilynshumate, @jlynnsaulter, @riteintherain.