If you watched the show 'Making It,' hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, or if you walked down the vibrant rows at a Farmers Market ready to fill your bags, or even more common, phone in hand and a glass of wine in another, pinned every inspiring link about the latest embroidery how to, crystal stone meaning or making DIY scented soaps and think this artsy, crafty, homemade realness is pure gold amazing, I wonder if I can, and is there a factory, like Willa Wonka, giving us creators a place to hone the craft, strive and thrive.
The answer is yes! Yes, there is a factory where like-minded talented souls go to cultivate and it’s right here in America’s Finest City, San Diego. Rightfully named San Diego Made, located on 2031 Commercial Street, houses a community of local makers, craftsman, small business owners, artists and creatives. With membership, you gain access to a by the book custom designed factory space for co-working, hosting events and more importantly, maker studio rentals; to get your product from ideas to fruition. Their platform assists with advertising, opportunities to sell, building your brand, blog generation and more.
For as long as San Diego Made has been in business, they have been advocating for business, producing business, helping further the development and richness of our society.
But it hasn’t been without some support. Support from the community, perhaps the ones, like myself, that may be artistically challenged but very much appreciate the perseverance and beauty of something made from scratch. To celebrate such support, they are throwing a PARRRTTYYYY; A fabulous 1920’s inspired Gala, on Saturday June 29th from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., in a secret Speakeasy style location, where themed attire is encouraged. Tickets are all inclusive. With your purchase you will not only be living your best life, but contributing to a goal of building a sustainable space where people are living out their dreams.
To leave you with a few quotes from spirited individuals.
“Work Hard, Play Harder.” “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.” “And I like large parties.” And my favorite, “Happiness is Homemade!”
The gala includes:
Hosted dinner and appetizers by Mastiff Sausage Company
Donut bar by SPLIT Bakehouse
Cotton candy cart Get Fluffed Up Cotton Candy
Open Bar All Night with Sustainable Sourced, Conscious Cocktails by The Beverage Botanist
Live music by The Third Coast Jazz Band, a 5-piece 1920’s “Big Band” for all-night-long dancing
Photo booth by XOXO Photo Booth SD
Styling and lounge decor by Pow Wow Design Studio
Event rentals by Catalog Atelier
Tango Performance by two professional Tango dancers
1920’s Carnival Games, Performers, and Activations
(1) Free swag bag per person filled with local handmade products
Katie Lynnet - a charismatic polymath, born and raised in San Diego with affinities for libations and delicious eats, live music and authenticity. Always clocked in, whether she's selling Real Estate, slinging drinks, catering and event planning or relishing in the beautiful outdoors you can guarantee she's living by her trademarked slogan " Making the ordinary, EXTRAORDINARY"!