Category Archives: Travel

Travel the world Pop Shop America style through our blog posts about travel. Visit handmade boutiques across the globe, fun arty things to do, and so much more. Pop Shop America is a festival of DIY and handmade.

Enter Another World at the Night Market Cleveland

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Night Market Cleveland, an outdoor arts, culture, and food festival in Cleveland Ohio has been surprising and exciting me since I started Pop Shop America! It’s the coolest blend of food tours, handmade goods, small businesses, and culture. It’s a must visit in Cleveland. I talked to Josh Maxwell about this amazing event. BB: What […]

Emphatics Fashion Exhibit Opens at Phoenix Art Museum

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A few weeks ago, eager fashionistas and museum-goers in the Phoenix area, as well as a large group from Pittsburgh, flocked to Phoenix Art Museum for the grand opening of the exhibition Emphatics. Emphatics was a high-end lifestyle boutique in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and owned by James and Karin Legato. In the early 1960s, James started the business […]

The Best Fall & Holiday Craft Fairs in the USA (2016)

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Holiday Craft Fairs isn’t a thing that we invented. It’s a concept that means something to people all over. No matter where you are there are tons of cool holiday craft fairs that have feature amazing handmade artisan quality goods. What’s really interesting is the way that styles can vary from city to city and region […]

Non-Profit Restaurant The Joy Bus Diner Opens in North Phoenix

Chicken in a Biscuit, The Joy Bus Diner, Phoenix eatery

* Chicken in a Biscuit with Fries * I first caught word of The Joy Bus Diner while watching ABC 15’s Sonoran Living one morning. The non-profit restaurant in North Phoenix recently opened, serving breakfast and lunch. 100% of the money from the diners goes directly to help fund the free programs that help homebound […]

The Best Spring & Summer Craft Fairs in the USA 2016

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Oh no! These dates have passed. But our Current Picks for the Best Fall & Winter Craft Shows across the USA can be found here! Shop Local isn’t a thing that we invented. It’s a concept that means something to people all over. No matter where you are there are tons of cool indie craft […]

Shopping Manayunk | Handmade Philadelphia, PA

View Overlooking Manayunk | Manayunk Shopping District Philadelphia PA | Handmade and Vintage Shopping Manayunk

I bet it’s no surprise that there are lots of cool DIY, handmade, and vintage boutiques in Philadelphia, PA! Philadelphia is quite the industrious city with a history of perseverance. For people in the city, everything is better that’s from Philly. Handmade is all over and there are some particularly cool shopping areas, like South […]

The First Ever Midwest Craft Con February 2016

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The Midwest Craft Con is on! We can’t wait until February because the first ever Midwest Craft Con is happening in Columbus, Ohio. We got to chat with Grace Dobush, the creator of Crafty Supermarket, and one of the organizers of the Midwest Craft Con about the event. BB: When, Where, and What is the Midwest […]

Route 66 “Old Relics” Tour

Route 66 "Old Relics" Tour

Route 66 or the “Mother Road,” “Will Rodgers Highway,” and “America’s Mainstreet” as everyone refers to it nowadays has been America’s source for cross-country travel since 1926.  It originally ran from Chicago, IL through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona  and ended at the Santa Monica Pier in California. According to Wikipedia, the road played […]

Memorable Moments from New Mexico Fashion Week

Memorable Moments from New Mexico Fashion Week Fashion New Mexico

On my way back from California, the boy and I stopped in Albuquerque, NM for an overnight stay in a popular Route 66 motel and that it was the night of New Mexico Fashion Week‘s epic runway show. We ended up running a little behind schedule, so I arrived during intermission. I had only missed […]

A Picture Tour of Ladybird Market – Austin Texas

It was a beautiful day last Saturday Cherrywood Coffeehouse. The Mister and I took the morning to go visit the newest Market on the east side of town called Ladybird Market hosted by Anne Marie Beard. We love Cherrywood Coffeehouse… it’s one of our favorite spots to eat and were really excited to get to […]

Tour the Atomic House Midcentury Home Houston

Atomic House Porch | Mid Century Homes | Westbury Houston

The Atomic House is the name of a very special mid-century home in Houston. Westbury, an up and coming neighborhood in the 1950s and 1960s, is full of atomic era mid-century homes. At the time they were built, these homes were cutting edge displays of modern design. The Atomic House was built for and featured in the […]

The Best Handmade Markets in Texas

Best Handmade Markets in Texas

Nothing is better than travel, especially if you are in Texas! We’ve got big wide open skies tons of natural scenery and lively culture. This state is so big that the markets from El Paso to Dallas can vary stylistically so significantly. And traveling from different cities in Texas can feel like driving to a […]