And the pop-ups just keep coming! But hey, I'm not complaining, because it's another opportunity to have some face time with makers who've made their passion into a business. And the results speak for themselves, in carefully crafted pieces you won't find sold in the hundreds at your local mall or tagged on every Instagramer's newsfeed. Pop-ups are a chance to go back to a time when things were made and bought with purpose, and support the people fronting this movement. And this one also includes wine!

The Sip, Snack, Shop pop-up event will be held at the Lulu Island Winery in Richmond. It's a great opportunity to support local small businesses and purchase unique, slow-made items, created with intention. There are twenty-three vendors confirmed and more to come, and the goods include home décor, jewellery, plants, clothing and even small-batch hot sauces. There will also be wine tastings offered (and an opportunity to buy the ones you like, of course).

This is the second pop-up that Lulu Island Winery has hosted this summer, following the success of their July 17 event. “The whole drive behind the event, really, is connecting the local community with all the amazing vendors that the Lower Mainland has to offer, and we figured that this was the best way to do so,” says Carlynn Overbury, marketing and events coordinator at Lulu Island Winery.

The event is free, and folks are encouraged to bring family and friends (furry ones included). Don’t forget a picnic blanket to relax after shopping under the 50-meter Grapevine Tunnel, where you can drink your wine, eat your food and listen to the musical talents of Emilio Suarez and Taylor Joel.

The winery is planning several similar events throughout the rest of the year to continue connecting the community, with an autumn harvest planned for September 25 and a multi-weekend Christmas market in December, so keep your eyes peeled. 

Here are some of the local businesses that you’ll have the chance to check out at the Lulu Island Winery Saturday, August 21 from 12:00 pm to 5:00pm.

 

Cale & Chloe Stanage

These farmers in Abbotsford are bringing the flower power.  They are currently stocking two stands in Abbostford (one on King & Clearbrook Road and the other South Ross Road) so here's your chance to visit them a little closer to home. 

La Monarch 

This fashion brand owner is taking the pop-ups by storm this summer. Having opened her business just before COVID, Ana G is now taking full advantage of opportunities to have some face time with customers.

Pampas Grass & Dried Flowers

These are simplistic, timeless and more of a bang for your buck, because they last. Dried flowers make me feel sophisticated, OK?

Kiligraphy Co.

The expressive art you didn't know you needed. One surefire way to make someone smile all day? A postcard with Beyoncé and Jay-Z on it. #bringbacksnailmail 

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Kalaesthe

Let's face it, we won't reach for something time and time again unless we feel comfortable in it. This brand is giving us both comfort and cuteness.

Wuith Love, B

Designer and owner Becky spreads a little love through playful and pun-ful greeting cards. 

MerakeeCrafts

Proudly owned and run by women of colour, this business believes in giving back, with a portion of proceeds donated to those in need. The flowers used in each piece are collected from hikes, walks and gift boutiques for a wild and natural feel. 

Designs.by.chlo

These gorgeous handwoven beaded earrings are so unique! They'll really level up your outfit—and 10% of proceeds are donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.

European Flavour Factory Ltd.

Now for a little kick! This Chilliwack couple's hot sauce company brings the heat to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the NorthWest Territories! That's impressive. Oh, and they're also vegan and gluten free. 

iliterallycanknotYVR

It's the name for me. And of course the mega cute designs. A macramé cactus? Yes please!

Charcuterie Vancouver 

Anyone else obsessed with charcuterie boards? They're perfect for every season and occasion. Summer birthday? Yes. Winter après-ski? Yes. Casual Fall Tuesday night in? Um, yes. And now there's a place to go specifically for your meat and cheese nibble-needs.

Dried by Design

Dried flowers are perfect for ordinary days and special occasions alike. Bring them home after a wedding or birthday to keep the memories alive. 

Mackelme Macrame

These macrame pieces are inspired by a technique that was practiced in parts of Arabia and can be traced back to third century China. They will definitely help you add that effortless, chic vibe to your living space. Just add candles. 

Simple Peaches

Bucket hats, scrunchies, face masks galore! These handmade cotton accessories will ensure no one has the same outfit as you, now that we can see other people again. 

Coast Water Knots

Serving cute and practical! These knotted designs offer great options for birthday presents for anyone that loves rainbows and cacti. Plus, they have really unique yoga mat holders.

Windigo Beeswax Wrap

Any changes we can make in our daily lives to help the planet, right? This beeswax food wrap is reusable, eco-friendly and compostable, and so fun.

Shien 紫苑

This Master Japanese Calligrapher was born and raised in Japan where she received formal artistic practices since before she could pick up a pencil. She has over 25 years of experience and has designed everything from tattoos and customized framework to artwork on scrolls and logos. 

My Deelish Foods

Not only is it good for your gut health due to the fermentation, but this traditional Korean staple food is delicious (as the name would suggest). Focusing on traditional elements, this small batch product offers 100% natural ingredients and no preservatives.

The Sweet Collective Co. 

PSA: Polymer clay accessories are in. Whether you like understated studs or big impact dangle earrings, The Sweet Collective Co. has you covered. 

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Milklady Soap Co.

On a mission to cure her child's eczema, this business owner and mother of two created soaps that can be safely used by the whole family. She hand-pours small batches of soap every day in her home studio, and uses natural ingredients including natural colourants found in plants, algae and clay.

Still Well.

Sometimes simple is best. These totes are effortless and go with any outfit, and part of the proceeds are donated to support literacy in children.

Kaju

These simplistic, handmade jewelry pieces make you want to dress in neutrals to let the earrings do the talking. Big chunky knits and statement earrings... it's a vibe. 

Kyu Grill YVR

After all that shopping, you won't want to miss the “Home of The Hero.” This food truck serves Japanese-Hawaiian fusion (on the menu is the Pork Belly Hero, with a braised pork belly skewer, coleslaw, house sauce, mayo, green onions and sesame seeds, the Okonomi Hero with pork skewer, coleslaw, crispy noodles, okonomi sauce, bonito flakes... you get the idea). They also weirdly serve birria tacos. No one is complaining.