American Field, Stop 1: Boston
As many of you know, Ramblerose takes part in the traveling pop-up market, American Field. This event has been a major source of growth for my business, and has allowed me to meet so many new customers while selling alongside some of the best American-made brands and the people who've created them. I've learned from my experience last year that the amazing vendors at these shows make every moment worthwhile, and this past weekend was no exception.
This particular American Field was so important for Ramblerose as it was the first official appearance as a new brand. Studdly might have done well in 2015, but Ramblerose blew it out of the water this year. The reception to the new name is all I could have hoped for and more. Not to mention I had the pleasure of enjoying a cold beverage with my favorite beer team over at Narragansett, a sweet cocktail at 5p.m. from the girls at Deep Eddy Vodka, and drooled over an amazing salad from Mei Mei (2 days in a row!)
While I wasn't eating or drinking, I was spending time catching up with some of my pals from last year, like the amazing guys at Throne Watches, the family team at Brothers Artisan Oil, and the brightest booth of them all, Stonehill Design with their amazing light fixtures. And as always, I spent a lot of time talking to the other brands who I haven't met and made a bunch of NEW friends who I can't wait to see at the other AF locations. My amazing discoveries this time around were the awesome duo at Bowline Co., the team at Treason Toting Co., and the supremely skilled William of Huntington Baseball Co.
I was also really exited to debut some awesome new items for fall, like the Santa Fe Stacker. I also had the pleasure of collaborating with Howl & Hide on an embroidered leather bag, and this weekend was the first time showing it off. I'll keep you all posted when this heavenly crossbody is available online.
Here are some more details of the RR booth:
Most importantly, I wanted to thank my good friend Lauren Greene, for lending a helping hand during the Saturday madness. This girl is a rockstar saleswoman, and I don't think I could have gotten through the day without her. Another thank you shoutout to Bobby, for helping me with the setup, breakdown, and for staying by my side for support throughout Sunday (and always, even when I'm being a crazy jewelry-making maniac). All my pals who stopped by- you know who you are AND I LOVE YOU TOO!
If you couldn't make it to American Field Boston, don't worry! There's still 4 locations left. In October, I will be in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In November I will be headed to Atlanta and Nashville. You can see all the info on my On The Road page.
As alway, thanks for following along this amazing journey & ramble on with Ramblerose. I hope to see you on my next adventure!