November 18, 2015
It’s time for Part 3 of our holiday shopping installments, so everyone give a cheer! Why so many parts, you ask? Why to help you, dear reader, avoid all the confusion, chaos, and claustrophobia of being in a department store on December the 24th. No, you don’t have to say anything — you’re very welcome.
This time we’re taking a look at the Union Square Holiday Market — and what a market it is!
A Market Mecca
The Market is great because it’s not just a place to shop (though we’ll get to that soon enough), but also a great experience to share with friends and family. The aisles are lined with holly, and as you stroll up and down them you’ll pass artisans who will sell you their unique and wonderful wares, or simply have a conversation with you!
Anything You Need
Because of the wide variety of vendors who come to the market to… vend, I guess… there are a wide variety of treats you can get. Picture yourself strolling down the aisle with a close friend or loved one, sipping a cup of delicious hot chocolate with your mittened hands. As you go, you can see all sorts of wonderful things, from handmade jewelry that shines in the light, to gifts and toys for kids that seem right out of a Santa movie, to goods like wooden bowls and slate boards. And they’re all organic and ethically made!
Think I’m idealizing it? Well there’s only one way to find out, now isn’t there.
And speaking of all these dazzling delights, who’s selling them? So many people. But here are a few that caught our eye.
Three Bluebirds: with an adorable logo of (you guessed it) three bluebirds, this company makes dish cloths printed with water-based inks. Your hands will feel like erudite gentle(wo)men each time you do the dishes.
Animal Sleep Stories: Daria Tessler, a Portland artist, sells her silk-screened arts, illustrations, and children’s books at this stand. What child wouldn’t love to get one of these under the Christmas tree!
Josh Bach Limited: this artist sells rather unusual — but very high-quality — neckties, boxer shorts, and other accessories for men. Many of them are New York-themed, so give them to the urbanite in your life.
The Union Square Holiday Market is a great place to shop. And it sure beats the alternative! But it’s only open until December 24th, so make sure not to miss out! And make the journey there via Seastreak! The Market is all about being warm, cozy, and fun… and that’s what we’re about, too! So join us on our trip over the water. You’ll get there prepared for a great time.
Sea you Soon!
The Seastreak Family
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