I saw Kimberlin Brown Jewelry at the St. Anthony’s Market on Houston Street when I first started writing my guidebook. I fell in love with Kimberlin’s botanical designs, especially her boxwood sprig pin with moonstone dew drops from her Midnight Forest Collection. Her work is inspired by plants, flowers, and ocean life. Kimberlin’s pieces are absolutely lovely and unique, perfect for a a resort vacation, a day in the city, or an evening at the theater.Read more →
This week I thought I’d feature one of my favorite markets, the Fort Greene Greenmarket. This market is simply a lovely place to spend time shopping and chatting with farmers and neighbors. For starters, it takes place underneath the tall chestnut trees alongside Fort Greene Park, which was designed byRead more →
Happy Bastille Day!
If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a Francophile. In fact, I had my first Aha! moment about what would become Markets of New York City the day we went to a farmers market in Paris, just blocks from the Bastille (Av. Richard Lenoir, for the curious). In truth, Bastille Day wasn’t a particularly happy day, but it was the beginning of the French Revolution which would end the monarchy. So it’s all good, although Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette did know how to throw a fabulous feast made with fine, fresh local ingredients.Read more →