More than 600 savvy shoppers got their holiday gift-hunting done at the JCC’s first Snowflake Shoppe bazaar on Saturday, November 21, and Sunday, November 22.
The Shoppe was a fundraiser for the JCC’s Early Learning Center.
“It went very well and our vendors and shoppers told us they were surprised this was our first year,” said Early Childhood Assistant Director and event co-organizer Mindye Mannel. “We were thrilled to see a line out the door on Sunday.” The Snowflake Shoppe was no kitschy, crafty, holiday happening.
The JCC lobby, coffee shop and Linker Auditorium became a bustling winter mega-boutique filled with stylish, fun and beautifully made clothes, jewelry, candy, bath and body products, toys, home décor, leather goods and so much more, from local and national vendors including Stella & Dot, Mary Lamb Jewelry, Silpada, Single Barrel Soaps, Designs by Dennis Tapp, Jamberry, Clayton & Crume and Sterling Imprints.
At the Snowflake Shoppe preview party on Saturday night, shoppers socialized, sipped adult beverages and sampled decadent treats. Local bakers and confectioners took part in a dessert competition, and the winner was peanut butter cheesecake from Fleur De Lisa. The triumphant cheesecake’s competitors were tiramisu from Sugar Plums, almond and lemon pound cake from Gigi’s Cupcakes, homemade pop tarts from Flora Vegan Treats, sandwich cookies from, DelectaBites, dark chocolate popping candy from Cellar Door Chocolates and assorted home-baked cookies from Dad’s Cookie Company. “We are definitely looking forward to next year and already planning on how we can make it even better,” Mannel said.