[FIRST LOOK] is where we introduce a new pop-up for the very first time. It's now in our Upcoming calendar and should be in yours too.

Established pro stylist Mia Fiddis arrives to The Playground with a solid band of designers here to warm up Chinatown this month. #FriendsWithBenefits is a cozy pop-up boutique coming May 11th. Part gallery part store you can expect #FriendsWithBenefits to be stocked with fresh art objects, on trend accessories, darling home wares with great visual art - boom cherry on top. Design conscious entrepreneurs arrive with edited, elegantly styled pieces to show and share. Shop the best of Woodlot, Noon Jewelry, Rebel Rebel Designs, Nectar Juicery, Strathcona Stockings, Brick Brick Ceramics, Plenty and Spare, Harlow, Sbcreative and Tube Town knit tops. Artists Jaik Puppyteeth, Sophia Mcgregor and Peter Stursberg will be showing their works as well...prepare to be wonderfully and aesthetically overstimulated. Seen below, the art object/practical ceramics of Caitlin Prince.

Heads up, Mother's Day is around the corner. Take note. Get your fix of fresh flowers and burning candles this May at #FriendsWithBenefits and relax into this boutique haven - heck, maybe make a new friend and soak up the benefits. Below, the Vancouver based Strathcona Stockings alongside Nectar, cold pressed juice. Stimulate your senses with this labour of love boutique spring pop-up. Check here for store hours.