I could not let my efforts go to waste. So I am posting my blog from July for your enjoyment and to providing a taste of what will be install this weekend.
A weekend in the life of koolaman designs
The vibe just hits you as you walk through the doors. Funky, edgy and cool are just a few ways to describe the Bowerbird Bazaar. koolaman designs had the privilege to exhibit at this event in Adelaide over the weekend 20-22 of July. We had never been to the Bazaar before so what a treat to be part of it in 2012.
Actually the whole weekend could really be described as one of great adventure. My mode button -had switched. The run around mum doing the usual school picks ups, kids’ sports and work was placed on pause. I was heading off with a great friend Joh and her 15 month old, Ignatius or Iggy to most, on a road trip to Adelaide.
If only car doors could talk! I’m sure most of you could relate and imagine the topics for discussion. There were no husbands in sight and the stretch of road ahead from Koolaman Station to Adelaide, let’s just say, is very mundane.
We certainly talked away the next 5 hours with ease. Could we possibly have more to discuss? Absolutely and that’s without the events of the coming weekend which were full of promise.
Friday and a mad rush was on to set up before the Bazaar began at 2pm. The event was held at the Adelaide Showgrounds and on arrival I could sense there was a positive buzz in the pavilion. We were nestled in alongside a fellow market regular, Simon from Hamb Clothing and some very creative foodies. To top it all off I was only a quick step down the pavilion from great food and coffee. Something else close to the heart of koolaman designs; good quality market food!
|How gorgeous is Ignatius wearing his cool little red HAMB jumper purchased at Bowerbird Bazaar|
All systems go and the crowds were flowing through. Joh, new to the market scene, came along to give me a hand on Friday night. Instantly we were both drooling at the waft of the food coming from Red Bakery. What an absolute delight to attend an event where the market food is five star and even gourmet.
There certainly are some extremely talented creative and inspiring people at an event like this. It makes me extremely proud to know the creative juices are alive and well in Australia. I was lucky enough to fit in a spot of shopping too and came across this awesome Aussie Designer, named Katy from Captain Robbo, who designs and produces funky adventure pants. Joh and I fell in love with her designs and purchased some to to take home. Check out the images below. We are excited to see Katy again at Bowerbird this weekend.
Our team will be on hand to answer any queries you may have in terms of Christmas delivery. Don’t forget, if you do call by, enter our November Pop-Up-Shop Promotion and go into the draw to win your very own hand stamped sterling silver LIESEL BANGLE.
Our “7 Weeks of koolaman Christmas” begins soon. Be sure to read the coming blog posts as there will be details and information relating to our Christmas Promotion. There are some beautiful koolaman pieces to be won.
Lisa and Stacey