They’re your soul mate, your better half, and you know them better than anyone — until it comes time to get them a gift, and then all bets are off. This year, don’t struggle. The First Annual Bazaar Love pop-up market is bringing a curated selection of Valentine’s-themed gifts to Red Hook for the pickin’. We all know this holiday thrives on rampant, in-your-face consumerism (and yeah, maybe love too), so support small businesses instead of the emotion-manipulating Hallmark-industrial complex. Liquor up your lover with vino from Enlightenment Wines or Red Hook Winery, couple-friendly beer from Other Half Brewery, and sustainable spirits from Uncouth Vermouth. Or, if you’re in the mood, woo them with something pretty by Daisy & Elizabeth Lingerie, Coyote Negro Jewelry, or Violet Clair Design. And “lover,” of course, can always mean yourself.
Feb. 7-8, noon, 2015