Does the looming Valentine's Day have you in a shopping panic? Drop by Ashawagh Hall
in East Hampton on Saturday, February 9 to check out an exceptional selection of locally created, unique art and handmade crafts, plus artisanal small-batch food products, during the annual Valentine Craftmarket.
"In addition to the December Friends Bazaar at Ashawagh Hall, the Valentine Craftmarket always has great finds," Laura Stein of Montauk shared. "I think all the color and variety is especially welcome mid-winter when we all need a pick-me-up. So glad to have it to look forward to!"
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the one day only pop up market will boast a wide variety of goods, including fiber arts, accessories, home decor, ceramics, jewelry, leather goods, knits for infants and kids, and more. For those looking for something sweet, there will be Viennese cookies, cakes, truffles, Greek condiments, savories, sweets and more.
"I always find something surprising at the Craftmarket and holiday bazaar: something I didn't know I needed until I found it there," Carol Morgan of Sag Harbor and NYC relayed. "A beautiful hand crafted bowl. The perfect pair of earrings. The hat I haven't taken off since I bought it there before the holidays. Great opportunity to discover the creativity of our neighbors and friends."
One of Ken Robbins' prints. (Courtesy Photo)
This year's Valentine Craftmarket will bring out returning favorites, as well as some new faces.
Participants will include prints by the late Ken Robbins, Modern Primal Soaps, fiber works from Justine Moody, ceramics from Eve Behar, LuluKnits (for infants and kids), Hamptons Handpoured
candles, jewelry by Barbara Colasuonno, jewelry by Jamie Lerner, NunaKnits, leather goods from Pine Baron USA, Dafni Greek Gourmet, Vienna Cookie Company, and CBD truffles.
"I love these shows and look forward to going to each one," Tracey Holmes of East Hampton added. "There are so many original things to see and buy. Good prices too."
Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com