I have been going to street fairs for as long as I can remember…FOREVER. As an Upper East Sider, I could walk out of my front door and just happen upon one.
The beauty is that the classics like the grilled meats and corn on the cob have stood the test of time…while…newer more up-to-date trendy tents have popped up. Yes, even when it comes to food; I mean, now there are Thai tents!
AND…fancy pizza! So cute. Mmmmm.
NOW, this stand I love! Such a great idea. Teas and spices galore! You can get fresh herbs, even crystallized ginger in whatever quantity you want! We—well, my husband, Franklin—bought savory.
Look how gorgeous…I mean really, look at those gorgeous colors. This one below isn’t even color corrected. Simply stunning.
And, MY GOODNESS…fur? That one was a new one to me. A bit confusing as it was over eighty degrees out. But sure. Ok. Yes, it did have it’s own “audience”—if you will.
And what better than a fedora to go along with it? HA. Well, these straw fedoras are far more appropriate for the weather that they were being sold in. If I hadn’t bought my cute hat at a street vendor, I would have been all over this!
Ugh, and how fun…ORIGINAL GRAPHIC TEES! Love that. In this same vein, there were original artwork tents—which sadly, but for obvious reasons I was asked not to photograph :(.
This last one made me feel like I was back in Italy. Leather purses being sold in a tent…yes, I was telaported back to Florence.
The idea is to EXPLORE AND ENJOY…for what used to be only chachkies has developed into boutiques! Well…that isn’t to say the fun and excitingly weird do-dads don’t still exist. After all, it wouldn’t be a real street fair with out a sock tent ;).