Weekend Recap: My Adventures in the Chelsea Market

One of the benefits of having a husband whose office is located in Chelsea Market is what I have affectionately dubbed – “Bring Your Wife to Work Day” – which, to be honest, is more of a bi-monthly occurrence in the SavvySleever household.  I get to spend some extra time with my husband while he works, and then take long trips exploring the market when he needs me out of his hair.  It’s a win-win, really.

Recently, he got a new camera from his parents for his birthday, so I happily adopted his older Sony Cybershot.  Saturday was spent learning the settings from my mom, who at one time was a professional photographer out in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  After our lesson, I was eager to see what this camera could do, and Chelsea Market is the perfect place for interesting subjects, to say the least!  In between snacking on a gluten free crepe and a beet juice, I managed to get the below shots.  It’s amazing what you notice for the first time through a camera’s lens.

Everywhere you look there are interesting installations.

Everywhere you look there are interesting installations.

Even the direction signs are unique.

Even the direction signs are unique.

The market is still done up for the holidays.  Here is the famous Chelsea clock.

The market is still done up for the holidays. Here is the famous Chelsea clock.

This year's Hanukkah installation was a leg menorah!

This year’s Hanukkah installation was a leg menorah!

One of the best parts of the market is checking out all the delicious food in the shop windows.

One of the best parts of the market is checking out all the delicious food in the shop windows.

I can look, but no indulging for me!

I can look, but no indulging for me!

I wandered into the Lobster Place, the fish market in Chelsea.

I wandered into the Lobster Place, the fish market in Chelsea.

They have an oyster bar where you can eat these delicacies standing up.

They have an oyster bar where you can eat these delicacies standing up.

Chocolate covered hazelnuts.

Chocolate covered hazelnuts.

I love a good succulent.

I love a good succulent.

If you love to cook the supply store is unmatched.

If you love to cook, the supply store is unmatched.

Centrally located, this fountain is often dyed red for Halloween.

Centrally located, this fountain is often dyed red for Halloween.

Self-portrait with my market haul.

Self-portrait with my market haul.

How was your weekend?

xoxo – SavvySleever

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