I was so excited when I first heard about Jaxsons Night Market back in April, but I was too busy to make it to the first one. This past Thursday I decided after a hard day at work that I would relax, have a taco and a beer, and just enjoy the night. The weather was perfect!
Jaxsons Night Market happens once a month on the third Thursday of the month. As far as I know they will set up at the corner of Main and Laura St. across from The Barnett building. The market features local craft and artisan entrepreneurs. You can also pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers to take home for dinner! Since we have a lot of foodies here in Jacksonville there were also food trucks set up at the market along with Intuition Ale Works Craft Beer Garden.
I can’t forget to mention the fashion apparel trucks! I’ve never seen anything like this before, but I have to admit this is pretty cool.
My first stop was La Fashion Coach. Adorable, adorable, adorable! So many cute dresses with my name written all over it, however I had to hold off on buying clothes (punishing myself for spending too much on clothes lately). If you are a Betsey Johnson fan like me then you’ll be happy to find several Betsey tags hanging in the mix. Other than clothes you can pick up some jewelry as well, do you not have a statement necklace yet?
Marion and Susanne. Susanne is the owner of this mobile boutique.
Just a sneak at some of their items.
Outside of the truck. It’s a whole other world inside!
Like La Fashion Coach on Facebook and find out where you can catch this mobile boutique!
Just next to La Fashion Coach is Belle of the Boulevard. You can’t miss this pretty pink truck, at least I can’t because I love pink. This is my type of fashion, I can’t help but fall in love with everything in sight. Here you can find the cutest outfits and sweet accessories to pair with.
Like Belle of the Boulevard on Facebook!
Then I walked on over to Wolf & Cub where I met a lady name Emily who made some amazing pieces. Here I found some beautiful wire wrapped sea glass jewelry. I found a lot of stuff I wanted, but yet again I’ve banned myself from shopping for a month or so. *sigh* Anyways look how cool these are!
She also had a rack of beautiful vintage clothing and a cute pair of boots too. I am definitely picking up something from here next time.
Learn more about Wolf & Cub on Facebook!
Next stop was Sunisha Designs. You guys, aren’t these bags adorbs?! I know!!! I couldn’t get over how cute these are. The best thing I found out about Sunisha Designs is that you can be the designer! I’m thinking about maybe getting something in Gator colors. Yeah? They even had these cute reusable wine gift bags…that I thought were water bottle covers. *face palm* After some research I found out you can find some Sunisha Designs at HAVEN in Jacksonville Beach, Pampered & Polished Spa in Arlington, Southside Cellars in the Southside area and Cottage by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach along with a home studio.
The lovely ladies of Sunisha Designs
I decided to take a little break from the “oohs and ahhs” of the beautiful fashion that were treats to my eyes and grabbed a can of Intuition Ale Works‘ Jon Boat. This is probably my favorite from Intuition next to the I-10.
I look to my left and I see the Bangin Bus (originally a plumbing truck). Taco Lu now has a truck! What?
Aahh..the Bang Bang Shrimp and Mexican Corn. That hit the spot juuuust right.
As I was sitting at the table munching away I was admiring my surroundings. My gosh how beautiful the night was and I sat with some nice folks as well. It’s cool getting to know strangers that you may never see again. Well as I was admiring my surroundings and such I looked up to see these abandoned buildings and the cracked walls and windows. To me it is a beautiful sight, to others its horrible and dangerous. That’s probably the difference between an artist and a regular person? No offense, but artists find the beauty in the unordinary. I picked up my camera and snapped this photo right here, I think this will look good in the hallway.
I moved on to admire other vendors, but something else caught my eye. A vendor called Rethreaded. I’ve heard of the name before and briefly heard about them as well. I finally got to see them in person and my gosh I am so happy that I came across them. Rethreaded is an amazing organization helping women coming out of the sex trade from around the world. These beautiful items in front of me were created by those women. The items sold allows them to hire new employees and those employees are hired into a paid 4-month holistic training program that includes sewing, art, and life skills. These items were created using donated t-shirts. They had these really super cute scarves made out of stretched strips of shirts, I didn’t actually take a picture of it, but you can purchase them on their website.
I couldn’t resist, I know I wasn’t supposed to buy anything, however this is for a good cause and plus I love big fluffy flowers.
Support and shop Rethreaded!
I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT JAXSONS NIGHT MARKET!