by Editors | March 12, 2019

Shop & Socialize: Flamingo’s In-Store Takeover at J.McLaughlin Winter Park


Springtime means shedding some extra layers and adding new staple pieces to a wardrobe — maybe a striped jumper or a wicker handbag. Of course, shopping gets a little sweeter when you can do it with friends, food and wine.

On March 7, Flamingo hosted an in-store takeover at J.McLaughlin‘s Winter Park location.

The happy hour event celebrated two releases: the American clothing store’s new spring collection and Flamingo‘s new spring issue. Joining in on the festivities were local vendors including Lettermade embroidered linens, velvet&twine floral designs, The Ravenous Pig and giddy paperie.


The Ravenous Pig
giddy paperie
Ashley Brooke

Floral design by Orlando’s own velvet&twine

Flamingo Editor in Chief Jamie Rich, Ashley Brooke and Katie Judson of J.McLaughlin.

Tapas and light bites, including assortments of hummus and muhammara with roasted red pepper and pomegranate, were provided by The Ravenous Pig.

Area fans attended the event to shop the spring line and meet the Flamingo team.

Excited customers enjoyed shopping and socializing with one another.

J.McLaughlin’s Winter Park location manager, Julie Murphy (left), chats with shoppers including Flamingo contributor, Maddy Zollo Rusbosin (right).

Winter Park-based Malia Palma, set up at the store to showcase her company, Lettermade, which produces whimsical hand stitched linens.

The in-store takeover was a great way for J.McLaughlin to highlight its new spring line.

Molly McMahon (left) of velvet&twine enjoying conversation at the in-store takeover.

J.McLaughlin’s spring line features trendy wicker bags along with floral prints and bold patterns.

Lettermade founder Malia Palma shares her brand’s vision with Beth Cocchiarella.

Flamingo loved having the chance to feature local artists at J.McLaughlin’s Winter Park location.