Is there anything in the world that sounds better than finishing work and strolling calmly through a market, sampling the local wares while the sun sets peacefully behind you? Perhaps some music will be playing in the background, as you feel all the week’s cares slip effortlessly from your shoulders.
You should know by now that this isn’t simply a hypothetical – for owners of Hawthorne real estate, it’s very much a reality, when on the first Friday of every month the Twilight Markets can be found at Hawthorne Park.
Starting from 4 p.m. the middle of the park is home to a variety of market stalls, selling anything from vintage crafts and jewellery to fresh produce and gourmet food. And when the clock strikes 8:30 p.m., the market packs up just as it’s gotten to the cusp of evening and leaves until next month.
Once you’ve bought up your treats, find a spot under the tree, lay down the blanket and enjoy. For the adults, there are even alcohol-licensed areas, including a wine bar.
For all those who find themselves constantly rushing and missing the weekend markets that take place in the morning, savour the more accommodating – and magical – Twilight Market in Hawthorne.