Celebrating Simple Pleasures in the New Year at the Great Park

It was another gorgeous day in Southern California and I coerced my husband and friends to come with me to the Antique Fair/Flea Market which recently moved to the Great Park in Irvine just off Sand Canyon and the 5 freeway.

 Fun finds of the day were these brooches for $3 which will dress up a picture frame…

And these spoons for $1 which will make darling stamped herb garden tags…

After perusing every aisle and chatting about my mom or my friend’s grandma having that “exact” (now-collectable) dish or watch, my husband and friend urged us over to the Farmer’s Market and gourmet food trucks where coconut milk infused Sloppy Joe’s and blue crab burritos are standard fare. We tasted and concurred that TJ’s Wood-fired “margarita” pizza indeed deserves its place in the Top 50 dishes in OC and vowed to make tasting the other 49 dishes a New Year’s resolution.

Our favorite finds of the day were the lovingly homemade jams from Edible Creations www.myediblecreations.com. The Strawberry-Rhubarb has tangy sweet chunks of fresh fruit and the Cranberry Jalapeno will make a kickin’ mayo replacement on turkey sandwiches and would be great over brie or cream cheese with water crackers. The funniest discussion was why there was only one fruit vendor there the morning after New Year’s Eve.

Wishing you simple pleasures, new discoveries, contentment and good health in the New Year!

Best wishes, Bonnie

About Bonnie Gausewitz

Rather than acting as a "sales person" I take an advisory approach to assisting clients who are considering selling their home or buying a new home. Having actively worked as a real estate professional for over 25 years, and being fortunate enough to have lived in North Tustin since 1968, I consider it an honor when clients trust me to assist them during such an important transition period in their lives.

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