Eat Boutique Markets and a Summer Recap


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As soon as August hits, I get terribly sad about the end of summer.

I know that weekend afternoons reading cookbooks in the garden will soon be memories. They’ll be the sort of thoughts I’ll smile at when picking apples in October and cherish when shoveling snow in January. But I  suppose that’s what makes summer so sweet in New England.

With time left to still adore summer, I’m ready to hang up my carry on bag for a bit and lighten up my travel schedule to really cuddle up to August  completely. Where have I been recently? It certainly feels like everywhere…

  • I was in New York in May for the National Stationery Show.
  • I spent much of June in Seattle, Washington for BlogHer 2012 and did a 24-hour jaunt to Portland, Oregon to simply eat good food (thanks to a kind friend’s hook-up).
  • I just got back from a week in Berlin, Germany (and killer tapas in Kreuzberg).
  • Fully jet-lagged, I took a long weekend in Newport, Rhode Island for a rained out but still wonderful Newport Folk Festival.
Somewhere in all that, I created a new cocktail or two, and hosted a big potluck for a favorite-blogger-now-cookbook-author-now-friend. I know I’m very lucky to do and travel so much, but  I’m finally ready to settle into August to enjoy the remaining hours of smoky grilled food and icy cold treats.

I’m equally excited (probably more so!) to plan Eat Boutique’s Fall and Holiday Markets. After all your wonderful emails about our markets, I want to make sure you know that Eat Boutique is ready to gather our favorite small batch food and spirit makers, and cookbook authors for two wonderful afternoons in Boston.  So please do consider this your signal to mark your calendars.

The 2012 markets will be as follows… {drumroll please}…

Eat Boutique Fall Market

Saturday, September 22, 1-5pm

Atlantic Wharf in Boston

Under a tent, across from the Tea Party Museum


Eat Boutique Holiday Market

Sunday, December 9, 1-5pm

Artist for Humanity EpiCenter in Boston

Until we share more details – which will come very soon – I wanted to share photo-memories from my summer so far. Hope you enjoy this brief recap and let’s talk summer memories at our first day of Fall Market on September 22 – see you there!

All photos taken by Maggie Battista.

Eat Boutique was an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista – an author, business guide and alignment seeker. After hosting retail markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie now supports entrepreneurs as they create values-based businesses through We Are Magic StudioFollow Maggie Battista on Instagram.