Back in the spring I won a $100 random drawing at Eastern Market. Yes, oh joy!!! I’ve been holding onto it with the hope that Greg, myself and the baby could get out and spend a quiet Sunday afternoon somewhere special — just us time. It’s hard to find this sorta time with the lifestyle we’re currently living. So when it finally happens, I love “just us time”.
And, Eastern Market is one of those special places.
We chose this past Sunday to pay our visit to the Market. Dhara loved every second of it — the plethora of people walking this way and that, tons of unique artisan stalls selling goods like antiques, great clothing, artwork, handmade jewelry and soaps. Not to mention the food — local fruit and veggies, meats, cheeses, desserts, and fresh cut flowers.
Oh, how grand it would be to live close to this Market. I recently read it being #7 on a list of most popular markets in the WORLD, according to the HuffingtonPost.com. Very cool that it’s on the same list as some legendary European and Asian markets.
After strolling the market and making my purchases, we had lunch at an authentic Salvadoran place — pupusas, plantains, rice + beans. Yum.
a view of eastern market from our parking spot on an overcast, but pleasant day
my favorite booth at the market — red persimmon — they sell Indian wares such as quilts, thin cotton robes, peasant nightgowns, cloth market bags and kurtas
dhara admiring polish pottery
inside the newly renovated main building after a devastating fire last year
fresh local fruit
after lunch we stopped at the local coffee shop
dhara saying goodbye to eastern market
I debated using my $100 win on some turkish bath towels, but ended up using it on some much needed, charming polish pottery to add to my expanding collection
However, I wasn’t the only one who scored something neat that day. It just so happens that Dhara received the neatest little gift from Gifty Aunty in Rochester, MN.
so beautifully wrapped
a swedish bowl + spoon set made from farmed bamboo! created for form, function + the environment and designed by Moritz
dhara was super eager to test it out. thanks gifty aunty!