tlc at the east is east night markets

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I love to bag a bargain. And when there’s a local, handmade find in the mix, I’m like a kid in a candy store. This past Thursday night I hit my kind of lolly shop – the East is East Night Markets at the Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst. What I uncovered on my adventure was a stack of local Creatives who’ve made some fabulous homewares and accessories (some of which you’ve seen on the blog before). On with my photo diary from this very fabulous evening!

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ABOVE: How good are these bowls from Niharika Hukku? (totally TLC colours!).
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What I love about these markets is that you can leave the credit card art home. Liz Raleigh – the mastermind behing the markets – has ensured that all items at the stalls are under $100. “I was noticing markets were getting quite expensive in Sydney and I wanted to offer people something a bit different,” she told me. “So I came up with the concept of everything being handmade and reasonably priced”.

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BELOW: That’s me with Jenny from the marvellous TJ Stationery. I ADORE these cards!
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As you can see from the photographs, the stalls showcase some amazing talent. Talent that Liz spent a while discovering via Facebook and Etsy. She admits that the talent was so phenomenal that finding a venue to match its calibre was the next step.

“I needed a great venue to match the theme and I just love the Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst – it’s a bit of a Sydney institution and even has a resident cat (how can you go wrong?). They have a bar in operation during all the markets too, so customers can enjoy a tipple and chill in the lounge area after browsing the stalls”.

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ABOVE AND BELOW: Gorgeous pieces from The Mouse & Me (love the red and white hues).
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I don’t know about you, Creatives, but I am well and truly smitten with the finds at the East is East Night Markets. The good news is that they’re on every Thursday at Tap Gallery from 6.30pm and feature an ever-revolving range of stallholders, all of which take great pride in their creations and keep things reasonably priced.

Why not get down there next Thursday evening, grab a bevvie and leave your credit cards at home. You might just spot your very own ‘Creative Find’!

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ABOVE AND BELOW: I love the African influence of the pieces from Nakeba.Love, love, love these painted jars and vases from Nakeba!

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