Join us for an afternoon of sipping, shopping and henna!
perSONALIty designs has invited some of their closest friendors that are featured inside their shop to popup under the Boxyard Pavilion. Enjoy of a complimentary glass of prosecco from our friends at RTP Uncorked while you browse and meet the business owners.
Who’s Popping Up
Manda Panda Soy Wax Candles
Meet Amanda McClure, the passionate owner of a local business in Durham, North Carolina, specializing in all-natural soy wax candles and bath products. Her journey started as a hobby but has blossomed into a successful venture, driven by her dedication to eco-friendly and health-conscious options. Amanda’s inspiration came from wanting to create a safer environment for her family after her father was diagnosed with lung cancer. Her business now sells products in multiple stores throughout the RDU areas and donates $1 from each 11 oz double wick candle sale to Duke Cancer research and patient support programs, demonstrating her commitment to giving back to the community and making a positive impact in the lives of cancer patients. Amanda’s story showcases how a simple hobby can turn into a thriving business with a heartfelt mission, making the world better one candle at a time
Henna by Nadia
As a 1st generation Indian-American, Ishita (i-she-tha) has spent her whole life trying to find the balance of being “Indian enough” while “American enough” to fit in. It wasn’t until college, when she was at UC Davis studying Economics and International Relations, when she realized she don’t have to choose which culture she was more of! Over the last few years, since graduating in 2017, she has spent her time working as a business analyst for multiple tech companies, and made sure to bring her fashion sense with her to the office!
She draws inspiration from the beauty of how Rangeen our world is. What started with mixing clothing from both cultures has transformed into an Indo-Western Aesthetic in jewelry. After work, she enjoys messing with clay to create fluid and versatile pieces which blends cultures.
Erik Valera Art
My work deals with the intersection of abstract expressionism and kitsch art, focusing on the themes of empathy, nature, and social justice through sensational motifs and unique patterns. Each piece is designed to create a sense of complexity and emotion, with the intention of uplifting my community and bringing like-minded people together.
My goal is to be represented by a substantial commercial gallery that has the influence to market my artwork in the US and Latin America, allowing me to reach a wider audience and share my vision with more people. I believe in the power of art to bring people together and create positive change in the world. .
My vision is a world where my art serves as a source of inspiration and connection, reminding us of the importance of celebrating life and welcoming others into our communities. I make art in various sizes, allowing collectors to incorporate my art into their homes and workspaces in a way that is meaningful to them.
700 Rivers is an ethical and sustainable personal care company that creates soaps,
bath bombs, and candles with a global impact. 700 Rivers’ all natural soaps are
handcrafted by Bangladeshi artisans who have escaped and overcome human
trafficking and are now employed with dignified careers, a safe work environment,
and fair, living wages. Our bath bombs and candles are handcrafted in Raleigh, NC
and support funding scholarships for girls in Bangladesh to continue going to
school without financial barriers.