This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Queen Bee Market Las Vegas. I had never heard of the event, but when my friend shared their instagram feed with me I knew this was somewhere that I wanted to be. Queen Bee Market is a carefully curated market featuring beautiful handmade vintage items. According to their calendar they host events in locations around the Las Vegas, and California area.
The location of the event was held at a very chic conference center that is used to host meetings, events, and weddings. The space was very grand, and the architecture was very pleasing to the eye. I loved the clean white exterior decorated with pops of color. Heck, I loved it so much I couldn’t stop thinking about the type of events that I could possibly host here.
The event was held over the course of two days, and the first 50 people to arrive each day received a swag bag. Me being on time let along early for stuff hasn’t been working out too well lately, but surprisingly I made it!
In the swag bag there were some cute items enclosed like planner stickers, a cute create pillow, a lip scrub, and a cute bracelet that is not pictured. The dragonfruit scrub and gold sparkly bow are items that I purchased from vendors at the market which I will share more about below.
My first stop was at Naiad Soap Arts, a handmade bath and body company. I loveeee things that smell good, so there was no question as to why I was drawn to these soaps and scrubs. As you can see in the picture there were a variety of soaps and scrubs to choose from, but I fell in love with the dragonfruit at first smell. I just couldn’t put it down. Since it was my first stop I didn’t want to go over board, so I purchased a tester size priced at $6. My friend purchased the large for $14.
Shout out to the owner Erin Pikor for being so kind and answering all of my questions.
Next up is Bare Naked Botanicals, I know cute name right? I am slowly but surely trying to switch my skin care products into being all natural, so this was right up my alley. The one thing that I have been in search of for the longest has been a natural deodorant. I have tried three, and they have all been a big FAIL. I sweat really bad, and it is something that has annoyed me most of my life. I mean as a woman its embarrassing to have visible freaking sweat spots under your arms. Nothing about that is cute. So when I tried previous natural deodorants I found that it did nothing to stop my sweat, and on top of that I smelled bad.
After spotting the lavender deodorant , I told the owner all of my natural deodorant woes. She assured me that her deodorant was different, and that the ingredients would not only help with my sweating but also have me smelling right. So I said what the heck, Ill give this natural deodorant thing one more go round. The $14 price tag was a little hefty for a deodorant , but between the ingredients and the smell I was sold. After I wear it for a week or two, I will complete a review on the product.
The last place I purchased from was Staysi Lee. All of the bright colors pulled me in from across the room. Staysi Lee is bridal bouquet, but she also sells merchandise. I really liked the two convertible dresses pictured in the front, but they weren’t in the budget. I found a cute gold sparkly bow hair accessories that was priced around $3-$4. Since I love bows, and the color gold equally as much the bow was a must have.
There were several cool vendors, and most of them were really nice. It was cool because a lot of them were local. I took the time to chat with them, and listen to the story behind their business.
Posh Pilar- Handmade items to keep mom and her littles stylish
Amber’s Umbrella- Once a month Market featuring repurposed furniture, home decor, salvaged pieces, accessories, and party supplies.
Cultivate Floral+Paper Goods- Designing & creating stunning Paper + Floral goods for your special event
Abbie Palhus- Illistrations
Roseholmandco- Hand lettered and foil prints
I didn’t get to speak to the owner of this business, but I though some of the quotes were cute. Can you guess which one is my favorite? “I Am A Child of God, and Naps Fix Everything”.
I had a great experience at Queen Bee market, and I would definitely go back again. If you decide to go (which you should ), grab your friends and make a girls day out of it.
My friends brought their boos, and the guys actually didn’t appear as miserable as I thought they would. They naturally gravitated towards any vendor with food. After returning home my husband said he would have went if he would have known the other guys were going to be there (*gives him the side eye). I don’t fully believe that, but it sounded good LOL.
What are some of your favorite local events to go to? I would love to here about it in the comments below.