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Ladies, let’s have some fun during the holidays. It’s a time for friends and family to come together. Get away from the stresses in your life and escape to some laughter and fun! Here are a few ways to help you get on your way:Girl’s Night Out at a Holiday Market
Let’s Kick Off the Holiday Season with a little OOAK (One of a Kind) Retail Therapy
The Holiday Season has officially begun. Next week is Thanksgiving and it’s the prelude – the Drum Major to all the Holiday Madness – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Before we join this mania and follow this parade of Holiday Hysteria into 2016, why not take out this time to spend it with our girls.
Early shopping is the best if you can manage the time to do it. No pushing, no shoving, no crowds or lines and in my opinion better deals. The week before Thanksgiving I love to get with my girls and shop. And yes, we like to go to our usual shopping spots: Nordstrom, Bloomies, Saks, Best Buy, Anthropologie, etc. But, we really enjoy going to holiday bazaars/markets to find unique one of a kind gifts made by indie artisans. Many cites and towns have their own holiday markets where local artisans come to showcase their arts, crafts, food, clothing, etc. If you are lucky to live in or travel to a major city, go with your girls to a chic holiday market bazaar. You can spend hours shopping from hundreds of vendors. Here is what’s going on in few of our major cities:
New York City
Bank of America “Winter Village” at Bryant Park
41 W 40th St,
New York, NY 10018 Website: http://wintervillage.org Holiday Shops
October 30, 2015 – January 3, 2016
The Holiday Shops is an open-air market which includes more than 125 shops from around the world that are individually housed under jewel- box looking kiosks. Each shop offers unique gift ideas from distinctive apparel, jewelry, housewares, art, local foods, and much more. There’s something for everyone – adults, kids, and even pets.
Winter Village at Bryant Park also has a skating rink and several places to dine.
Grand Central Holiday Fair
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL 89 E 42ND STREET NEW YORK, NY 10017
NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 24 MONDAY – FRIDAY 10AM – 8PM • SATURDAY 10AM – 7PM • SUNDAY 11AM – 7PM EXCEPTIONS: CHRISTMAS EVE 10AM – 6PM • CLOSED THANKSGIVING VANDERBILT HALL
This year, the historic train station is sponsored by LG Electronics OLED TV. The Holiday Fair will feature 74 artists, craftspeople and businesses drawn primarily from New York City and its surrounding areas. The fair offers shoppers an eclectic mix of art, clothing for adults and children, handbags, jewelry and accessories for men and women, food, bath and body items, collectible toys, holiday items and home goods – and also a chance to win LG OLED TVs.
The terminal also has many dining options and a food market.
Ice (Indie Craft Experience) Holiday Shopping Spectacular
Georgia Freight Depot
65 MLK Jr Dr
Atlanta, GA 30303
Next to Underground Atlanta
Sat, Nov 21, 201511:00am
Sun, Nov 22, 20156:00pm
If you are a fan of Etsy, then you will love this annual holiday market. The 11th Annual Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular is host to over 175 craft & vintage vendors. There will also be Local food vendors, a DJ and swag bags for the first 250 attendees designed by Maryink and Lucy Ricketts Illustration.Los Angeles
Artisanal LA Holiday City Market
Holly Street at Electric Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103
Saturday, December 5th from 11am-8pm
In Old Town Pasadena, Artisanal LA boasts an annual holiday market which features 150 artisanal vendors from L.A. and across the nation. During the first week of December, indie makers, crafters, artisans and chefs will display one-of-a-kind, festive goods and edible treats thousands of shoppers.
Unique USA LA Holiday Market
California Market Center
110 East 9th St. A727
Los Angeles, CA 90079
December 5th 11am-6pm
December 6th 11am-6pm
The Unique LA hosts one of the chicest holiday markets of the season. It is described as the largest made-in-America shopping event in the country. This is its 8th annual event and boasts clothing, accessories and art pieces from a number of quality handmade brands. Located at the Penthouse of the California Market Center, you can meet the different designers and artists while shopping their wares. Amenities and perks also include manicures, relaxing in lounges, photo booth portraits, taking craft classes, free gift wrapping and sampling food local vendors plus free drinks.
One of a Kind Holiday Show and Sale
222 Merchandise Mart Plz
Chicago, IL 60654
December 3 11am-8pm December 4 11am-8pm December 5 10am-7pm December 6 10am-5pm
The 15th annual One of a Kind Show and Sale® Chicago is a four day holiday shopping show. More than 600 talented artists from across North America will bring their imaginative, handmade creations to this year’s show. This event will give you the opportunity to not only have an exquisite shopping experience, but you will get to speak with the artists individually, attend artist demonstrations, and join in a crafting workshops. Included I the one of a kind shopping event are gourmet cafes, fashion shows and live music.
These are only a few suggestions. I hope that you guys ttend at least one of these events. Have a great weeken and thanks for reading.