Please The Palate Pick of the Week: Stacks House Pop Up

Money. It is a subject that we are taught not to talk about. We are not supposed to ask how much someone makes and then we learn that women make less than men. We, women, that is, are all the more unaccustomed to speaking about money. It can be an uncomfortable topic but three self-made entrepreneurial women are trying to change that. They have created Stacks House, a pop-up with a purpose, and it is the Please The Palate pick of the week.

As a small business owner, it can be challenging. Over almost eight years of owning my own business, I have learned a lot. I have had a lot of support and am lucky to be surrounded by family and friends who have given advice. I have felt fortunate to have a few women friends who also own their own businesses who have offered me advice and guidance along the way, and I have tried to do the same for others as well.

But, for many talking about money can feel uncomfortable. She Stacks co-founders Patience Ramsey, Farnoosh Torabi and Kindra Meyer are trying to change that. They are looking for ways to make financial independence more accessible, and fun, for enterprising women across America. As they research how to achieve this, how to invest in the right tools, and what types of products they can create to put out into the world, they came up with Stacks House, an experiential pop-up with a purpose.

Stacks House is a temporary museum promoting women’s financial literacy. They have created an interactive, Instagram-able experience that will force women to think. If you ever went to the Museum of Ice Cream, it is a bit like that (and in the same location), but more educational.

The space is broken up into rooms. Every woman comes from a different situation and each room covers a different topic. There is a room about debt, one about retirement, one about saving, one about spending and more. Each room has Instagram-worthy backdrops. But, there are also messages and computer quizzes where you can test your financial knowledge.

After wandering through the activations at Stacks House, there is a fun pop-up shop from Bulletin, a curated network of female-founded brands on a mission to democratize retail.

 Then stop for a drink at the Gold Bar and enjoy a glass of rosé wine from Day Owl Rosé Wine, made by winemaker Alyssa Gregory. 

It is time we talk about money. We women need to empower each other through discussion, knowledge and ongoing education. We need to be more straightforward in saying what we want. And Stacks House pop-up may be the start of this change and that is why it is the Please The Palate pick of the week.

Stack House will run through May 19th in Los Angeles and will then travel to other cities.

Stacks House
2018 East 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Open April 17, 2019 – May 19, 2019, Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm-10pm