Though the chill in the air is still lingering, spring has announced itself with the comeback of all my favorite fleas and street fairs. I’ve been a fan of antique shops and flea markets since I was a little girl, collecting antique keys and vintage postcards, but when I moved here, I realized the flea experience is also a major gastronomical event!
So when the Hester Street Fair gates opened this weekend for the spring through fall, I had to check out the retail and foodie goodness. Apparently, every Wayfarer wearing hipster on the Lower East Side also had the same idea. Packed to the brim, the lines for the pulled pork tacos and decadent lobster rolls were overwhelming and I couldn’t get a taste! The smells were intoxicating so I’m going to have to test my luck and go another week. I was able to scout some of the retail options, though, which included a great booth offering beautiful vintage frames, a stationery stand carrying cute and simple cards, and my favorite vintage costume jeweler. Every stand was so beautifully merchandised, with great vintage touches and cool signage, a feel that embodied the street fair as a whole. Less hodge podge and bric-a-brac, more vintage charm and specialized displays. I know I’ll be back…
The ideal sized mini pies for two people, I love that they have both sweet and savory.
Handmade cards are my weakness.
Such a fun idea to commemorate a sunny day with someone special!
This kid has an insane sense of style (future scene stealer).