After months in our imaginations, Lusterity was born into the world on Sunday, November 15. We hosted the Make It Matter Marketplace at the Boston Winery and welcomed 330+ friends and family to our launch. Our high expectations for the day were joyfully exceeded in every way!
There was incredible music.
Delightful foods were on offer, representing all the major food groups – wine, coffee, lobster, and dessert.
All ages joined in the fun.
We are so grateful to the 30 businesses who joined our Make It Matter Network. They offered everything to make the season bright – from free range, farm-raised poultry, to composting service, to housekeeping. They also represented exactly the businesses we want to be shopping this season: 25 woman-led, 14 minority-led, 22 Boston-based, and even two nonprofits.
Just a couple of the success stories of the day... Made Organics launched their new branding, and went on to their best market-day ever. Crowd favorite Cedar Grove garden revealed their first 2015 holiday wreath designs. Corey Smigliani offered her spirit animal portraits for the first time ever, to rave customer reviews. And at Lusterity's own pop-up "shop," our collection of hand-made, woman-designed, and sustainable party and home goods flew off the shelves (you can still catch what's left of our curated offerings in our ecommerce shop)!
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made Make It Matter possible, particularly to our own families, our incredibly supportive business mentors, and to our "WIN sisters" who volunteered and/or showcased their own companies. Much love to all!