The Eat Boutique Holiday Market was a dream. And not just because it brought together a group of ridiculously talented and creative people, turned a building that had stood vacant for 15 years into a winter wonderland, gave makers a temporary home to share their passions, or offered amazing events with cookbook authors, chefs, and food lovers.
No, it was a dream to me because I witnessed the vision of mad-genius Maggie Battista become a reality. I saw this lonely building transformed into a warm and stunning space (thanks to the design of Lyh-Ren Lam from Fivefork Farms, the carpentry skills of Christopher Knapp, the hand-lettering of Jenny Milwid from Infinite Series, and the hard work of Lindsay, Amy, Grace, Emma, Katherine, Meg, and Marisa) and then taken apart to return once again to a vacant building.
This all happened in one month. One month! I was certain it was a dream.
That is, until I saw proof that it was most certainly real. This exquisite video by Earl Studios captures the feel and fabulousness of the market and is the best pinch-me-I’m-not-dreaming evidence I have ever seen.
Thanks for watching! And special thanks to everyone who made the market possible, including:
Le Parfait Jars
Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals
The City of Boston
And, especially, the league of volunteers (Karen, Shelby, Jennifer, Patty, Jacy, etc.) who donated their time and heart!
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.