I hope everyone had a restful bank holiday! I spent the Monday at Pop Up Africa in Spitalfields. I had a great time a couple of years ago and this year was even better. Word had clearly got out because it was REALLY busy.
The market was split into two sections, there was an entertainment area with musicians and dancers. This was also where you could find the African food vendors. The queues for food were actually nuts. Luckily I was able to muscle my way to the Chuku's London, the Nigerian Tapas vendor where they'd unfortunately sold out of the Jollof quinoa, which I had really wanted to try, but I got to sample their moin moin and chicken.
It was delicious! As someone who grew up on moin moin, I was a little suspicious of the egg mayo topping but it worked. The chicken was tender and the sauces especially the spicy one were very tasty.
The second half of the market was a medley of fashion, accessories and homeware. I treated myself to a pair of nude tights from ownbrown. Me and my friends were beyond impressed with the tones they had and we got matched right there. My shade was Bintu which coincidentally is my mums name. Really loving the growth of inclusive nude lingerie/hosiery labels.
I'm currently looking for wall art to brighten up my workspace so I was drawn to Dorcas Creates. The fashion illustrations are beautiful and I just need to decide which one to get. Luckily I can shop her collection on Etsy.
The great thing about Pop Up Africa is that aside from being a great day out, you are introduced to lots of unique brands. Find out when you can catch the next Pop Up Africa event by clicking here.