|Note the latte, they put a bird on it. ;)|
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Mercado La Paloma
The past couple days have been full of much needed Farrums time. During the campaign, she was MIA, and we have been using our free time to catch up. I was able to introduce her to the Conservatory, a local roasterie and coffeehouse around the corner from my house.
So the Farrums introduced me to Mercado La Paloma, an indoor marketplace that was built to meet the needs of the surrounding community by the Esperanza Community Housing Corporation. It was magical when we walked in. Lanterns, bright colors, and the aroma of amazing food. Its truly amazing how it all works out, each business that makes up the market works for the greater good of the other so it isn't so competitive, it feels like an actual community. They support local artisans and offer cultural and educational opportunities for locals, and is all very affordable.