SYLLABUS SF Pop Up

19 November

Cheetah is the New Black has allowed me to explore and collaborate on many unique opportunities, although I’d have to say curating a Pop Up version of SYLLABUS in San Francisco with Cointreau has to be one of the ultimate! With a strong history of supporting the arts, Cointreau chose a select group of creatives to work with this year–yours truly included! The world-renouned orange spirit may as well be synonymous with beautiful soirees–because they sure know how to throw them.

We planned a photography class together earlier this fall, hosted out-of-town editors and bloggers for a foodie-meets-cultural tour of SF (more on that to come!), and for the grand finale–brought SYLLABUS to SF. I couldn’t have been more overwhelmed, thankful, and pleased with the turnout / overall success of the weekend! Here’s a little peak at our labor of love (huge thanks to May, Clementine, Nicky + Luigi!) and what went into the making of the space.

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After sharing my inspiration for the Pop Up space and photos of our actual brick-and-morter–the Cointreau team found the ideal venue. We took over 1632 Market Street (a piano filled studio space) for the weekend, turning it into a magical twinkly-lit, Rickey serving shopping experience.

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I loved how Parisian-feeling the Pop Up was–true to Cointreau’s heritage! No detail was left unthought of: a vintage poster greeted guests upon arrival and you would have thought we placed those vespas outside.

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Gorgeous citrus and floral arrangements by Shot Gun Floral Studio really made the space, and quaint little Zuni Cafe just across the way only added to the seemingly-French charm. (I think we all ate one too many of Zuni’s shoe string french fries having spent 3 days across the street.)

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The bar we brought in for the evening fit the vibe of the space perfectly. Earthy pots, blooms and tea lights were placed throughout the venue.

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Additional decor elements were brought in: a vintage dress form from the store (my first ebay purchase by the way!) + numerous coffee table books

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And lastly, what do you do with a piano in the middle of the room? Line it with florals and make it a focal point!

Photography by Arna Bee

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