Plan Ahead: NOOGAtoday, Cupid Tomorrow

That’s right our dear readers, for the first time ever, your favorite daily newsletter will be hosting a Valentine’s market and networking event — here’s what you need to know.

NOOGAtoday | Editors Kristen + Haley in Coolidge Park

You just have to be there, xoxo Editors Haley + Kristen.

Photo by Jake Moore

It’s time to pull out those red pens and draw a heart around Saturday, Feb. 10 on your calendars, because for the first time ever, the gals behind your favorite newsletter will host a special Valentine’s market + networking event — may we present to you NOOGAtoday, Cupid Tomorrow.

From 6 to 9 p.m., you can head over to The Historic, located at 1601 Rossville Ave., for an evening of community, shopping, and connecting. Upstairs, you can experience a market featuring local vendors + head downstairs for a more intimate setting at the speakeasy-style bar.

Here’s who you can expect to see.

NOOGAtoday | Main Line Tattoo staff

Get a themed flash tattoo from this local shop.

Photo by Ricky Davis via @mainlinetattoo

Vendors

Main Line Tattoo | Get a tattoo from three different artists, shop art from the studio + learn about its upcoming Literary Ink tattoo convention. Bonus: Get 15% off passes when using promo code NOOGATODAY.

Love, Eros | Make your connection a little more binding with this local business that offers permanent jewelry + customizable hats.

Joli Jardin | Prepare for the big day by getting a flower arrangement from this local spot’s traveling shop Little Blume.

Sleepyhead Coffee | Grab a coffee from the cart while shopping the market or head downstairs for a mocktail takeover at the bar.

The August Sisters | Shop from a collection of handcrafted jewelry from local sisters — perfect as a gift for your valentine.

Kait Makes | Shop from this maker’s chain stitched accessories. Bonus: Enjoy a full love-filled weekend by heading to this creator’s Galentine’s event on Sunday, Feb. 11.

NOOGAtoday | Kait Makes

Get chain stitch embroidered items for you or that special someone.

Photo by Cassidy Dickens provided by Kait Makes

River City Street Poet | Get an original poem created on the spot by a local writer.

Kris Bespalec | This local artist will be set up to read your + your plus one’s future with the help of tarot.

Aura Soul Photos | Capture the affectionate moments of the evening with a special aura reading photo session.

Bloom CBD | Shop self-care products made with natural ingredients like bath bombs and body oils.

The Rustic House | Smell the various scents of this handcrafted candle + oil shop — get a preview.

Pepper Palm | Create your own signature perfume at this booth that will have that special someone thinking of you whenever they smell it.

Shop Sugar Daddy | From vintage clothes to home goods, shop from this secondhand business of well-loved items.

mrc_ceramics | Gift your loved one (even if it’s yourself) a beautiful piece of handcrafted pottery. Bonus: This booth will also showcase art from a friend.

The HART Gallery | See artwork from this Southside gallery’s collection that was created by local artists.

Burkshelf | Pick up your next TBR selection from this duo of indie fiction writers.

Rachel Craven | You’ll be seeing nothing but hearts — shop from mini love song canvases.

Nurture Wellness | Take a breather from shopping by sitting for a chair massage from a local massage therapist.

Style Verde | Stop by this booth for vintage + custom sewn clothing and designs.

Kat’s Creations | Looking for something a little fun and groovy? Shop tie-dyed clothing.

Bo Peep’s Black Sheep | See an art demonstration up in the venue’s loft from a local artist.

Creations From Autumn’s Closet | Find upcycled and eclectic jewelry + art for a special gift.

Jonny Poppers | All this talk about shopping has made us hungry — grab a bite from this “burger buggy.”

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Let us treat you with some incredible prizes from local spots.

Photo provided by Style Verde

Raffle

For the moment you’ve all been waiting for, let’s get into the prizes. Note: While this is a pop-in whenever event, raffle tickets will be handed out at the door until 7:30 p.m. + winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m. You must be present to win — so stick around for a chance to take home these items.

  • Voucher to Main Line Tattoo to go towards your next appointment
  • Pair of earrings from The August Sisters
  • Sweet treat from Coco Asante
  • Merch from Unknown Caller Bar, Shady’s Corner + Attack of the Tatsu
  • Bracelet with lava beads + travel-size essential oil from Creations from Autumn’s Closet
  • T-shirt from Kat’s Creations
  • $25 gift card to Sleepyhead Coffee
  • Two mugs from mrc_ceramics
  • Two upcycled Valentine’s stockings from Style Verde (perfect for all of your new goodies)
  • Personalized bandanna from Kait Makes

Ready for this love fest? Save the date on your calendar.

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