Our 1-week pop-ups at Chelsea Market inevitably seem to bring to surface tons of cool stories, chance encounters and inspiration tales for our sellers beyond just the stated purpose of playing show and sell. When Lynette Vertoch, owner and founder of Seattle-based Cameos and Crowns, first applied this past Winter, she decided that bringing her eclectic collection of aprons, pillows, cosmetic bags and flour sack towels wasn't the only thing she wanted to bring to New York for the week. She was going to bring her son, Harrison. It was his Spring Break and coming to NYC for a week to work a show would mean an opportunity to hang out and reconnect with a place she had left behind more than 20 years ago before heading to the West Coast to launch her first business, Illume. By day, Lynette and Harrison were holding down their pop-up shop in Chelsea, making connections, getting market feedback and discovering something that many first-time A&Fers share: the feedback from customers at in-person markets is invaluable and often results in tweaks and pivots to their businesses. By late afternoon, they were out and about experiencing the best of New York. It's one thing to come to NYC as a visitor and quite another to come as a visitor to work. Lynette and husband and partner Marc have the entrepreneurial bug and we're confident that their presence on the East Coast will be felt more and more in the coming year. Until then, follow them on Facebook and weigh in on your favorites within their collection.