In a couple weeks, there will be a new flea popping up in East Van and I am stoked for it. Being from L.A. where there’s a flea market in nearly every neighbourhood, ever since I moved to Vancouver, I’ve been seriously missing this culture. There’s the indoor one on Terminal, but it’s a bit hit or miss and you get the urge to promptly wash your hands after leaving (this was before the remodel, I actually haven’t been back in a while). Of course, I absolutely adore the Beggars Banquet, but I’d call it more of a boutique flea — where you can definitely expect a serious deal here and there, but you should anticipate paying for the quality and selection that you’re going to find there. The Eastside Flea has the hopes of being more of a mixed bag — perhaps the medium between these two and it’s being fashioned after the Brooklyn Flea in New York. Come check it out; I’ll have a spot where I’m going to offload some serious goods at just $5 a pop!!
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It’s that time again and I’m so excited!! Beggars Banquet is happening this weekend and we’re in a new building for 2013. I cant wait to get back into it since the last one in November, and I’m going to have my friend, Michelle, there with me all weekend since hubs is out-of-town. I just might have all kinds of new treasures to show you; better come see!!
My love affair with photobooths started before I was old enough to drive; the magazine stand that I used to frequent in Burbank with my friends had — I think still has — a color machine there. Most of what I have left from those days got water damaged in storage… Oh. For. Shame. These photo strips of the hubs and I are pasted up in our hallway, amongst many other nostalgic pieces that remain from our collective pasts. They were taken around L.A. during our first year of marriage. I came across this website — well it’s more of an homage to the photobooth. Photobooth.net documents all things photobooth related: media, like film and television they pop up in, art exhibits, info on renting a machine for your event — but the best, absolute best part us that they have a locator. You can search any area to see if there’s a photobooth near you. I freaking love this and I know I said I don’t do resolutions, but I really want to try to get back into the habit of photoboothing it up whenever I see one. There are some booths right in my backyard; I have no excuses not to. I mean, obvs there are “apps for that” — I like the interface of Photoautomat — but there’s just nothing like the real thing.
It’s here!! The article on our house — on Houzz — is done and making me a little home sick — definitely missing the boys. We’re doing well, still in Africa for two more weeks. I’ll set up another photo diary soon.
P.S. Hubbs swears the last photo of me and the boys in my closet looks nothing like me, what do you think?
Finally finally finally, we made time to do the photo edits from Beggars Banquet. Ever since we moved hubs’ computer to his office, things like that just take a little longer. So here are the shots that he took over the two-day pop-up flea market. I love that one day is an evening event and the next is daytime; it allows for two totally different vibes and crowds to mingle with.
That is just a snippet, my friends. There were a ton of other amazing vendors and things to see. The next event is in September; if you miss me a third time — we’re probably not friends. Let’s be friends, k?