Fall in love with Locals, that is. Make it a date with your best Pal, Gal or Valentine and enjoy strolling through the indoor Providence Flea Market with more than 80 local vintage vendors, artists and indie makers, great foodie gifts and more, plus food trucks, live music and a screening of "Roman Holiday." (Hand-holding is optional.) Get that special someone a special something on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
1. Hungry at Heart?
Start out with a Sweetheart Latte from Presto Strange O Coffee truck or a microbrewed Valentine Kombucha from Luluna Kombucha. Order Cupid’s Croque Madame from Red’s Street Kitchen, or get a juicy Angus burger from Rocket Fine Street Food, and eat inside at the Flea! For foodie gifts, check out Crepe Corner's delicious pink and red French Macaron Hearts, Blush Bake Shop's cutest Conversation Heart Cookies, and Clover Desserts' Strawberry White Chocolate cupcakes--get them all boxed for gifting! (Shown: macarons from Crepe Corner)
2. 401 Love
Show your 401 love with a heart or an anchor--there will be loads of Little Rhody-themed merch from Flea artisans and makers. (shown: Henley anchor-heart tee from Coral Anchor RI)
Get an all-natural soy candle in some amazing scents, hand-poured in mason jars, upcycled beer cans and other pre-loved vessels. (shown: "Fresh cut Roses" from Old Flame Candle)
Choose from a wide range of handcrafted jewelry from local designers and give your sweetie something that's truly one-of-a-kind. (shown: Sailor's Valentine from Mermaids Baubles)
5. Express your love...
Can't express your love? Pick out a handmade card designed by a local artist and leave the sentiments to the pros. (shown: Mom and Me card from Sarah Jane Lapp).