By June 22, 2016Uncategorized

The weekend was made complete by the generous support of partners like Olly, Bobble, Bizou Wines, Caroline’s Cakes and many more.


We loved kicking it with you all weekend in Martine’s Gallery, a venue nothing short of amazing. From the high ceilings, clean walls and envy-inducing art in her gallery, to the awe-inspiring ballroom where we held our speaker series, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful spot to host Brandshop, or a better host than Martine. If you are new to NOLA, or stopping through on a visit, don’t miss her amazing gallery & collection of works located at 727 Camp Street in the CBD.


If you all had an opportunity to stop by our Giftshop or participate in Brandshop’s first Wellness Day, you were able to see Reyn Studios first hand. A gorgeous yoga studio in a beautiful industrial space, full of light and practically pushing you to find inner peace (or at least a zen moment), Reyn’s studio is not to be missed. Find her and her team at 725 Magazine Street 7-days a week and stop in for a multitude of yoga options in her multi-studio space.


The rosé to end all rosés. This was a hit at our opening party and we’re so thankful to Chateau D’Esclans for helping bring this fantastic wine to our opening night. Not a glass was dry and by the end of the evening, everything was certainly coming up roses.


New Orleans wine maker and distributor, James Moises, kept Brandshoppers, speakers and designers imbibed all weekend, with wines from his fabulous collection. Our favorites? The winemaker’s own Pinot Gris which he produces in Oregon and brings into New Orleans himself. To check out his full list of boutique wines, click here.


Whether fizzy or flat, guests stayed hydrated throughout the weekend with delicious waters from our awesome partners, CORE WATER & LACROIX. From keeping our athletes in top form during our fitness classes to adding a bit of sparkle to signature cocktails, these brands were an all around hit and are both favorites of Brandshop founders Hillary & Laura, who keep these well stocked at home and at Brandshop HQ.


There are few entrepreneurial stories much greater than that of Spartanburg, SC’s Caroline Ragsdale, who launched her business in the early 80s at the insistence of friends and budding customers across the country. Known best for her 7-layer caramel cake, Caroline and her son Richard have since grown the business nationally, with praise from the likes of Food Network, The Today Show & Elle Decor. Brandshoppers were happily satiated with an array of beautiful cakes from Caroline. Our new favorite? The Coconut Cloud cake pictured here. Caroline ships across the country so feel free to check out her online shop, or one of her signature bakeries.


If you attended our wellness day or visited the giftshop, you certainly got the chance to learn about our awesome partners, Bobble and Olly. We were thrilled to carry Bobble’s newest product, the Insulate, a no-sweat bottle designed to keep your liquids hot or cool for hours on end. It’s the YETI of water bottles. We also became addicted to Olly’s yummy and nutritious vitamins– and were thrilled to feature not only the traditional multi- but also female friendly Wellness Boosts aimed to keep you beautiful (Undeniable Beauty), well-rested (Restful Sleep) and well-digested (Purely Probiotic). Who doesn’t love that? To learn more about Olly & Bobble, click here.


We had a pleasure hosting Friday’s happy hour with Emily, the creative guru behind Noteworthy Mag. Don’t miss Emily’s take on fashion, food and lifestyle through her creative digital magazine, based out of Charlotte, NC. Follow @noteworthy_mag for more!


Guests stayed caffeinated with sips from neighboring Revelator Coffee, who joined us at Martine’s on Friday and Reyn’s on Saturday. We’re obsessed with their cold brews and iced teas, lattes and pressed coffees. Can’t check out Revelator in New Orleans? No worries. The artisanal shop originates in Birmingham with locations in Atlanta, Nashville & Chattanooga. You can also buy their beans online.


YUM. We can’t get enough of Suja’s Twelve Essentials Green Juice and noshed on it all weekend. From reviving our crew mid-way through an intense wellness day (featuring full classes from Hilliard Studio Method, AKT InMotion, & Reyn Studios) to hydrating the group after a New Orleans Friday night, Suja was definitely a weekend essential, and one we’re incorporating into our daily regimen going forward. Non-GMO, organic, cold-pressed deliciousness in a variety of flavors, shipped straight to you.


The key to making an excellent cocktails. Our guests enjoyed craft cocktails featuring Blood Orange and Grapefruit Shrubs by our favorite, artisanal cocktail co. Shrub & Co. Their shrubs are organic and made with fresh fruits – giving summer cocktails the perfect hint of sweet and tangy!

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