Hi everyone, sorry for the less frequent updates but we’ve been quite busy lately, perhaps because it’s summer? The good thing about summer is that there are plenty of ways to have fun in Los Angeles, so be sure to follow @SurvivingLA for all the latest events on a budget!
A few months ago, I visited the Melrose Trading Post, a flea market-type event held every Sunday in West Hollywood at Fairfax High School. It’s a great marketplace full of treasures. If you’re looking for some furniture, clothes, jewelry or perhaps even a unique gift, this is a great place to start. Vendors from all over the city sell everything from records to belts to tools. Most prices are quite affordable as well. There were some pretty awesome painted bulls and figurines when I visited in March. I also especially liked the lampshades with designs and photographs: they would make a great talking point in any home! I ended up purchasing a brown belt with rainbow finishings that I am quite pleased with for only $10!
Quite often, there are accompanying food trucks and music in the marketplace so you can shop, eat and linger in the area all day. When I went, the famous ice cream truck Coolhaus was there and Steven and I got to sample some. Yum!
The market is open from 9am to 5pm, and parking is free on the streets nearby. Please not that there is a small $2 admission fee The market is held every Sunday rain or shine, so there’s never an excuse to not go! Feel free to check out more of our pictures from The Melrose Trading Post on Facebook our Facebook page and don’t forget to like us! Also like I mentioned before, be sure to follow @SurvivingLA for all the latest cheap events in Los Angeles. Have a great month everyone!