|Clay bowl from Jonathan Castro and body butter from Flo & Theo. Shop local!|
This past Sunday, I was planning on having one of those lazy Sundays that we all love to have but rarely do. A couple of inches of snow was expected to fall upon the city and staying indoors was the natural thing to do. I started organizing and cleaning our alcove which has been the same since we first moved in almost one year ago (woah). I also started making a nice melon soup and making a batch of tea eggs. While doing all of that, I was also eating everything in the fridge (Sandwich, leftovers, chocolates, crackers and pate, donuts...). After stuffing my face, I decided it was time for me to get out of the apartment. My plan was to drop a bag of donations at a local thrift shop and then drop by Sugar Hill Market since I have not visited a while. See my piece on Racked NY about Sugar Hill Market here.
I picked up a couple of things at the market from new vendors. I got this ceramic bowl. At first I thought we could use it for eating but then I thought that it will be perfect for planting small spiderettes from my spider plants. I also got this body butter handmade by sister duo Flo & Theo here in New York. I have been out of body lotion for a couple of months now so this is perfect. It's completely natural with no parabens and no harsh chemicals used.
Below are some new vendors I got to meet...
|Bags and luggage designed in Harlem by Sidney and Sons|
|Earrings cast from real wood branches by Izaskun Zabala Jewelry. Sterling silver or gold plated brass.|
|Sol Cacao 72% Madagascar cacao made in Harlem by the Maloney brothers|
|Handmade ceramic creations by Jonathan Castro Designs|
|100% vegan artisanal skincare products by Flo+Theo|
Oh and while walking back home and arriving at an intersection when the light was just turning red, I decided to cross 135th street via the underground subway station and low and behold, at the bottom of the stairs, I find $20. A woman was also standing a couple of feet away but was too busy on her phone to notice the bill. I'm guilty of always texting and walking but since it was too cold to text, I was fully aware of my surroundings and when that happens, you notice things. This time, it was a crisp $20 bill which basically paid for the grocery I picked up after visiting Sugar Hill Market. Win!