Best Nine of 2018
Inspired by the super-hyped end-of-the year photo grid trend, we’ve been reflecting back on all the things that made 2018 one for our record books. Keeping things in perspective, we are super stoked for all the amazing opportunities, collaborations, and recognition we receive from near and far. Although we face a major shift in our day-to-day operations with the closure of our Flagship location, we remain positive and focused on the future. Our faves (highlights, not best pics):
1 | Year of the Dog | P&P started the year with a special tribute to our key staff and their fur kids during the Lunar Celebration by personalizing pet portraits that we incorporated into our store merchandising and visual displays.
2 | P&P Popshop x Wags & Walks | P&P partnered with Wags & Wags and opened a curated retail shop inside their amazing new 4Ksf dog adoption center in West LA, with a portion of all retail sales support this local rescue organization.
3 | Cheers to 10 Years | P&P officially turned 10 years old in Dec 2017… and we celebrated with a huge block party in February with lots of sponsors, friends, and special guests including Primal, Instinct, and EZY Dog … it was So. Much. Fun.
4 | Bangkok + Tokyo | P&P were honored to be invited pet industry guest speakers at Style Fair Bangkok, Southeast Asia’s premier design conference/trade show before jetting-off to Tokyo to do some trend-hunting.
5 | Best of DTLA | P&P proudly winning the top-honor for the last 10 years, from the DTNews, the local DTLA community awards for “Best Pet Service” and “Best Pet Supplies”.
6 | Rodney Habib + Dr Karen Becker | P&P was surprised and delighted to have two of our most fave gurus visit with us in Beverly Hills and so inspired by these world-renown animal wellness advocates to continue educating pet parents about the importance quality pet nutrition.
7 | Bye Felicia | Bittersweet from the beginning to the end, closing our 90210 Flagship location was not a favorite moment, but a pivotal point for P&P. We enjoyed 5 great years in that location and thank the many loyal clients and friends for supporting small business.
8 | Puppy Lounge x Wags & Walks Gala | P&P curated & created a colorful buzz-worthy photo-op experience for guests to cuddle + selfie-snap with puppies at the Wags Gala featuring friends Max Bone, Nulo, Salvage Maria, Dogumenta, and Green Coast Pet.
9 | Best of LB | P&P ended the year with another local community award, winning the Best of Long Beach “Best Pet Store” from Long Beach Home + Living Magazine.