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Hyde Park Marketplace Offers Spanista A Sunday Of Joy

Hyde Park Marketplace, TampaPINIMAGEHippiePINIMAGEDear Wellness Seeker,

Our Hyde Park Marketplace offers anyone a Sunday of joy. In a world that can feel so mass-produced, there is welcome respite in the idea of The Farmers & Artisans Market. As a creative soul, I certainly do appreciate the authentic nature of something shaped by hand and heart while having the chance to meet the inspired maker. The often eclectic collection of stands draws you in as one never knows what unique treasure awaits.

One of the pleasant surprises I discovered while living in New York was the traveling City Marketplace that appeared on Saturdays in various neighborhoods during summer and fall. A major street that once gave way to streams of traffic would be claimed by all types of vendors offering ethnic food, imported jewelry, hand crafted clothing, and freshly squeezed lemonade. Taking to the street fair was a way to get lost in another side of the city for those that did not escape to the Hamptons.

Where ever I am, it is fun to find the local market – just to explore the true street colors of the area. There is a tradition in South Tampa at Hyde Park Village, an intimate shopping and dining retreat nestled in the comfortable yet refined neighborhoods of South Tampa, to present Hyde Park Marketplace monthly.

My husband and I took a stroll through Hyde Park Marketplace and were amazed by the number of people who had chosen to join us with temperatures in the 90’s. Thank goodness for a few clouds for some shade.

The atmosphere was festive with people from all walks of life. You could see that in the faces of everyone – sheer enjoyment and they took to the eclectic mix of hand-made foods available. After we strolled through the fair, I was drawn to the Lobster Rolls ( that’s Lobsta for the Coastals). Oh my –  I was so enthralled by the taste I forgot to take a pic to share!

After that tasty lunch, I was ready to do some serious exploring. Sampling my way – wine slush, butterscotch oatmeal cookies and special recipe pickles ( I have a penchant for pickles, but that story can wait for another time.) But I digress. What I really am in search of is hand crafted bath and body products. Something unique I can incorporate into my Self Care Rituals at home and share with you.

Golden! I came upon this quirky Candle Maker and Owner of Hippie’s Homemade Candles. I was smitten. Do you know the feeling? Her name is Krista Jacobson. As you can see from the picture she set the stage with these wonderful tie dyed fabrics. Her idea is ‘Candles hand poured with love, from my home to yours’.Krista’s candle themes are loving too including floral, foodie, wine scents and relaxation aromas. For me there is nothing like the right candle to set a mood. I was drawn to the red wine scent in deep purple. Krista is delightful with a caring heart. You can connect with her at She would love to hear from you.

Supporting local artisans is simple way to enrich your Self Care Joy – it sends out the right karma as every good efforts helps improve our world.

Where is your favorite Framers & Artisans Market? Go forth – enjoy!

To Your Self Care Journey To Joy,


Spanista Founder & Self Care Advocate

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