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A2AC Shop Spring Pop-Up

May 11 @ 12:00 pm 6:00 pm

As the warmth of spring blossoms around us, immerse yourself in a delightful celebration of the season at our enchanting pop-up event! We’re thrilled to showcase the talents of three extraordinary local artisans, who will bring hand-made charming decorations, delectable treats, and indulgent self-care products.


Hello! We are the Bubble Babes and are so excited that you’re here. Our names are Noonie and Sylvia, and we are a duo that started our journey into cold process soap making in 2019. We craft our products in Ann Arbor, MI (Go Blue!).  After much experimenting (and more experimenting), we decided to share it with the world in 2020 and put our products up for sale online. Our team is proud to be woman-owned, diverse, inclusive, and empowering!


Hi! I’m Ellie.  

I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and made my way through many careers before realizing that I wanted to work in a kitchen.  

I received my BFA in Photography from the Stamps School of Art and Design in 2003, and a few years later moved out to Brooklyn with my sister to pursue a career in photography.  

In New York, I worked for an amazing photographer named Sheila Metzner who played a crucial role in my development as an artist. 

In 2011 I moved back to Ann Arbor, and started working for the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

I have always worked in restaurants, and I taught myself how to cook, bake and decorate along the way. It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s  that I realized this was my creative outlet all along.  

In 2016 I left my job at the AAFF and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Schoolcraft College.  During my time at Schoolcraft I worked for some amazing instructors, who helped me refine my skills and pushed me to become the chef I am today. 


hi, i’m nora, the owner and artisan of lilac and blush.

i am forever inspired by color and texture- i am endlessly entertained by the gradations of a sunset and i love wandering through the pages of a design magazine- so it brings me great joy to assemble flowers and bouquets with a creative spirit, an eye for aesthetics, and attention to detail.

with scissors, glue, and a rainbow of italian crepe paper, i transform paper to petal as i handcraft each piece of the flower and build each blossom. i handcut, sculpt, and carefully place all of the petals, sepals, and leaves- i love the mix of creativity and precision of paper flowers as well as the magic when form and charm are born from a simple piece of paper and a dose of handiwork.

lilac and blush was born in 2020 during early corona when i was able to devote more time to the business itself after several years of diving into the art of creating paper flowers. lilac and blush are colors that i featured in an early collection and in an early bouquet in which i felt the beautiful and intuitive journey of colors and blooms come alive.

when i’m not making paper flowers you can find me dreaming of new orleans, searching for moments of kindness and connection, watching cheers, wandering trails and shorelines, waiting for opening day of baseball, listening to mt joy and lord huron, learning tarot, or forever starting a new book.

it has been a pleasure to bring lilac and blush to life and to bring a little beauty to the world through paper and flowers. thank you for stopping by- enjoy exploring!


117 W Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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(734) 994-8004
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