Pop Up Buy Venezuelan 2nd Edition

September 21, 2019
St Columba's Church, Pont st., London SW1X 0BD.

The second edition of the Buy Venezuelan Pop Up promises to be something very special.

Among the wonderful group of craftspeople who will be present we want to highlight the work of some of them. JV Cobos, the creator behind Roraima Ceramics, makes by hand the beautiful pieces which remind us of some of the Venezuelan landscapes with their warm earthy colours.

Juan Franceschi also pays tribute to his Venezuelan heritage with the variety of teas and chocolates from his brand F. & Co. Cacao, made with Venezuelan cocoa, one of the best in the world.

Cristina Santos with her Puzzle Designs puts her creativity at work on her jewellery pieces, plated in silver and gold thought to emphasise feminine beauty.

In order to make the afternoon even more interesting, we have put together some workshops focusing on women interests. Nelmari Cordero and her Hello MakeUp. She is a professional make-up artist and personal stylist who will be offering four workshops during our pop up. There you will be able to learn several tricks and about the ideal palette for your skin tone. These personalized workshops costs £35 and include a professional photography after the make-over and an eye shadow palette as a gift. (for reservations write to thamy@healingvenezuela.org)

Another beauty expert is Amanda Michelena. With a degree from the London College of Fashion. She, along with our ambassador Patricia, will be helping you choose the best pieces from our pre-loved stand. Also with every pre-loved purchase you will be helping Healing Venezuela even more as all you spend will be for our charity. This initiative will also contribute with the #secondhandseptember for a cleaner planet.

Because our Buy Venezuelan Pop Up is a family event we have also included some activities for the young ones. At 2:30 there will be a storyteller in Spanish from Puri Puri Tales who will maje it all more interesting with a sing-a-long. During the whole afternoon there will also be a face painter with many wonderful designs to choose from. Sabbia Balloons and our dear Carmelina will be there with her colourful balloons, because as she says “with each sold balloon, we’ll put a smile in Venezuela. And as one of our contributions to the environment we will offer the kids the possibility of decorating their own tote bag made out of natural fibres.

Venezuelan women are famous all around the world for their beauty (although we should also be well known for our intelligence!) and sometimes that makes us experts of the subject. Take, for example, Nelmari Cordero and her Hello MakeUp. She is a professional make-up artist and personal stylist who will be offering four workshops during our pop up. There you will be able to learn several tricks and about the ideal palette for your skin tone. These personalized workshops costs £35 and include a professional photography after the make-over and an eye shadow palette as a gift. (for reservations write to thamy@healingvenezuela.org)

Another beauty expert is Amanda Michelena. With a degree from the London College of Fashion, she, along with our ambassador Patricia, will be helping you choose the best pieces from our pre-loved stand. Also with every pre-loved purchase you will be helping Healing Venezuela even more as all you spend will be for our charity. This initiative will also contribute with the #secondhandseptember for a cleaner planet.

Fashion had to be part of our Buy Venezuelan Pop Up. That’s why we have invited some of our friends to be there with us.

Wild by Janin Barboza, our famous ambassador’s line, will be present with her most recent creations. Wild beasts and flowers make a great combination, together with the t-shirts presenting some of the iconic places she has visited on her trips.

Another ambassador with a beautiful line is Andreína Townsend and her brand Nina Carrasco Alpaca Collection. Her hand-made pieces reunite the long Peruvian tradition with current designs, specially created for the European market.

To complete the trio we will have Udon Accessories with Thais Farina cotton jewellery pieces, thought for the modern woman who loves simple and easy to match accessories.

Harmony and good vibes make us happy and our Buy Venezuelan Pop Up is also about feeling good. That’s why we have invited our trustee Thamy Ixer to bring her line of aromatherapy products, Apamate Scents. Her candles, reef diffusers and bath salts are all made with natural ingredients and thought to improve a healthy body and mind.

Maribel arts’ pieces also contribute in making us feel happier thanks to their beauty. All painted by hand, her works mirror her artistic talent and her interest in pointillism.

Fabiola Pongiluppin mixes colourful fabrics and wood in her handmade pieces, reflecting her heritage and her love for colourful designs. Her boxes, pens and frames are irresistible!

Work done by hand is also at the core of Dream, Papers & Scissors. Their love of paper and beautiful things, and the inspiration they got from their family events, made their party decoration project come true.

One of the reasons we love attending Venezuelan events it’s because there is always our delicious food, and the Buy Venezuelan Pop Up could be no exception. The Venecachitos team will also be there not only with the best cachitos (even better than the ones we used to eat in Venezuela!) but also with their Venezuelan pastelitos. Liqui Liqui will be joining us with its famous tequeños and its corn flour empanadas, with some new combinations Erika has prepared.

Healing Venezuela will be in charge of the beverages, with soft drinks, Polar beer and tropical cocktails. To put some music to all this, our friend Chebeto Requena will also be joining us.

It all sounds so promising! We are going to have a wonderful afternoon! Don’t miss it!



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