One of my favorite things to do in New Orleans was stumble on down to the lesser known festivals or the art markets that popped up every weekend. There’s something especially fun about shopping outdoors while perusing the goodies of local artists and vendors. Of course, it’s always good to see what offers are out there online in the form of coupons and discounts, like a home depot promo code that you can find over on sites like Raise. I know Christmas can really take its toll on people’s budgets and so making a saving here and there can really make a difference.
One of my favorite things in DC is to grab lunch or sample snacks from the line of food trucks that pop up around town around noon.
And recently, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time exploring nearby Baltimore and love all it has to offer.
Sometimes the best of both worlds collide. This past weekend I had the chance to attend a fashion truck rally in the Baltimore harbor when I was invited by Boulevard of Chic. It was like a New Orleans arts market meets food truck fun.
While the weather dropped down to temperatures I wouldn’t normally venture out in (I know I’m a wimp), the Christmas tunes that were playing to go along with the “Fall into Holiday Shopping” theme made things a little more toasty. The Sangria tent helped a little too…
The very first thing we did, was head straight for the cupcakes. These adorable little creations were pretty delicious and my sister would have sampled them all if she had the chance. We also got to enter a raffle for Side Dish and Mobile Hobo. Fingers crossed we win something.
A group of trucks turned boutiques came out and parked along pier 6 while local vendors set up tents nearby. Our favorite fashion truck was in fact not a truck at all, but a bright pink school bus.
The inside was much cuter than your average school bus and there was an adorable Carrie Bradshaw-esque tutu skirt that I would have bought in a second, if only they’d had it in my size.
My sister stocked up on creams and balms in mint, rosemary and honey scents from Perfectly Posh.
And across the way I fell in love with these handmade beauties. Nicole, the designer, was selling her jewelry with the help of an adorable puppy.
I’m also a little obsessed with scarves so I had to pick one up at Grassroots.
A little further down the way was our absolute favorite tent. Love Happiness Sangria.
Who said you can’t buy love? I got a whole jug of it for just $15!
I always enjoy supporting local businesses so we walked away with a few fun purchases. I also really dig the mobile venue. If you’d like to shop their next event, keep an eye on Boulevard of Chic until they announce their next date!
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