Black History Month Pop Up Market

black-owned-pop-up-shopThroughout the year, I like to attend events that are in support of black contributions, but I make an extra special effort to attend during Black History month.


It was suggested that I attend the Black Owned: Black History Month Pop Up Market by Justice Achampong – Founder of Ananse Clothing, and I took him up on his offer. The event was put on to support and promote black owned businesses in the city.


Here’s a just a few of the vendors and business owners I was able to connect with. 



Designs By Yaa

img_5391I loved her collection of funky, brightly coloured earrings and chokers. Many of the designs img_5413are African inspired and can complement any outfit.

So glad I picked up this cute pair!—->


For more info, go to:



Edible Bliss


img_5399I am a fan of Edible Bliss founder and chef, Amanda Hamer, and I ran up to her and gave her a warm hug as soon as I saw her at the event.


She had a bunch of delish treats on her table, but her pecan tart (pictured) spoke to me. The verdict: SCRUMPTIOUS! Loved the flakiness of the crust, but the kiss of rum in this dessert was next level yumminess. Thanks, Amanda!


For more info, go to: @ediblebliss11 on instagram



The Bacon Berry Card Co


bacon-berry-cardI love stationery – actually, I love anything to do with writing (read: notebooks, pens, pencils)!


This assortment of cute, funny cards made me an instant fan. I will be checking her out at the One of A Kind Show next month.


For more info, go to:


12 Months of Melanin

thumb_setti_1024Don’t you love the name of the company?

Photographer Setti Kidane, photographed an array of black  women to create artistic black and white calendars. What she came up with is a true work of art.

Kinda kicking myself for not picking one up.  

If you’re interested, visit her at:




img_5395Justice Achampong displayed his love for Africa in his designs for Ananse . So happy to see you fulfill your dream and finally getting to share your clothing line.


For more info, go to:



Thanks again to everyone involved in putting on this event . I had a great time!




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