I totally get window shopping. I like to peruse online sites to satisfy most of my shopping urges. I add to the cart but never hit purchase (is that weird?!). If I bought every time I felt the urge we would have to have some kind of spending intervention. However, there are times where I give in willingly and bring out the wallet.
Sunday Karen and I gave in to some shopping urges and hopped over to the SOWA Market in the South End to enjoy a beautiful summer Sunday and spend some $$$. I’ve always had success at the market.
This market has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years. Gone are the days of just a few tents every other weekend. The SOWA Market is now there every single Sunday till October and is packed with some AMAZING artists, food trucks, and a farmers market element. It’s a one stop shop.
I needed energy to shop appropriately so we stopped for a little lunch first. My choice was from Lefty’s Silver Cart.
Lefty’s uses local and organic ingredients, which I love and falls right in line with my personal eating philosophy.
I went for the Lil’ Kim-Chi, which sounded fantastic. What really sold me was the sesame black beans. Guess what did NOT come with my sandwich? Grr. I didn’t know the beans weren’t available until I already had my sandwich. Boooo. Let a girl know! Good thing the sandwich was delish. Definitely a make at home meal!
Full bellies…Ready to shop! This market is NOT your average craft show. There are some really interesting and creative folks.
I’d love to own one of those fantastic umbrellas but I can’t seem to keep an umbrella around more than a week to save my life. Where do they go?!
Check out this little store on wheels! Walk in and shop. There was a dressing room to try on the clothes too. Clever clever.
In addition to all the great vendors, there is also a HUGE vintage market. I’m not a big vintage shopper, but I love to check out the fun displays.
Obviously we were working hard checking out all the tents so a break was needed. The Cupcakory food truck to the rescue. I snacked on a Pistachio with Raspberry Cream cupcake. Lets just say that it is a good thing this food truck is not near my office. Yum-my!
The farmer’s market area is pretty awesome too. Lots of fresh veggies from local farms and quite a few locally made food vendors. Karen met her shopping mission by buying a ton of beets. We all have goals.
Final Market Haul Included:
-From the Fashion Truck- Awesome gunmetal grey bracelet with gold studs. Super soft and flexible!
-Grillo’s Pickles Pickled Asparagus. The perfect mix of salt and crunch.
-Fifth & Madison Collection Candles in Orange Blossom and Santiago. They smell beautiful and burn wonderfully.
Shopping urges were met and my wallet didn’t suffer too much. Successful Sunday!
Boston folks, have you been to the market before? What is your fave vendor?!
Don’t forget to check out the Robert Mondavi Gift Pack Giveaway from yesterday’s post. You can enter until Friday, 8/26! Don’t miss out!
Have a great day! Smile at a stranger. It makes everyone feel good!