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River City MRKT Holiday

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I headed over to River City MRKT‘s holiday market last Friday to check out the local/Michigan-made products and ooh and ahh over the cozy space they thoughtfully laid out filled with ceramics, jewelry, photography prints and stationary. And so much more. When I walked in I was greeted with the smell of treats and greenery and enjoyed a cup of peppermint tea while I perused the goods. How delightful.
I picked up a couple illustrated prints to hang in my living room and plan on making return visits, especially with my co-workers. I’ve got my eye on the wooden poster rails and leather strap and one of Debbie Carlos’ prints. I love her photography, so check her out online or at the pop up. River City MRKT holiday market is open now through Dec. 20, 12-7 p.m. every day. More photos on their Insta and Facebook!
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Visit River City MRKT now through Dec. 20!
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Guest Post: Merl Kitty …er, Kinzie

{crop top: AA // Vietnam War era men’s army trousers: MidNorth Mercantile // 1960s tapestry bag + wooden platform heels: Dethrose Vintage // handmade necklace [style in store only!]: clyde’s rebirth  // rings: vintage}

Before introductions even begin, I would like you kittens to know
that Andrea had to nag me not once, not twice, but close to 239487 times
before I finally wrote up a guest post for her. It’s not that I didn’t
want to help my little muppet out while she’s hardly working, I mean
hard at work, but you see I’m opening up a storefront with two pals o mine [TONIGHT!!!!!] and I can’t even recall if I put on deodorant today […or this week] let alone remember to con a very talented shutterbug to try and catch a
glimpse of what my good side used to be as well as convince you guys I
can be witty from time to time. Don’t even get me started on following Yen & Lora.
I should’ve just shown you guys photos of my 3 fur children and called
it a day. Instead, I decided to wear them on my black shirt. Cat hair IS
the new hot accessory this fall right? RIGHT?

For the few not introduced to my malleable mug the other night on twitter,
let’s get acquainted. I’m Merl. Yes that’s also your Grandpa’s name. I
wear some of his donated clothing so we are basically the same person, hip
problems and all. I have 3 cats and surprisingly am not single. To
support the aforementioned walking hairball’s wet food habit, I hand
make an eco friendly jewelry line, help people build greener wardrobes, and take photos of other creatives. Last but certainly not least, as I mentioned earlier, I’m flinging open the doors to Market Supply Co at 6 pm [pssst Chicago catz: we are sneakily opening at 4 pm before the official 2nd Friday start time] this evening! Well, considering how accident prone I am, I’m going to let any vigorous movements be done by Karyn or Mike,
my co-conspirators at 1747 S Halsted. Karyn will have her impeccable
women’s vintage clothing and accessories available to paw through, Mike
is hawking his incredible men’s vintage garb while also giving the cool
kids old school barber haircuts and I’ll be testing out my best Chicago
car salesmen accent on the poor souls lucky enough to look at my jewelry
for more than 2 seconds. I’m also more than happy to help you figure
out how to work that vintage piece into your au courant wardrobe.
Spoiler alert: it’s much easier than you might believe. See that rad
handbag I’m carrying above? And those killer high waisted army pants?
AND those sick wooden platform kicks? Basically Ralph Lauren, Prabal
Gurung and Prada jacked my look for their fall lines. I will give them
major kudos on the premonition skills for reading my mind though..
Regardless, practically anything we are offering up in exchange for your
hard earned monies can be made current while still remaining uniquely
YOU. WITCHCRAFT. Just kidding, it’s magic. Ok ok, it’s just getting
creative while earning an air five from mama N. Winning. [can we bring that phrase back? Crazy Sheen is much more enjoyable than crazy Miley..]

So we’ll see you tonight? Don’t worry, I’ll bring the awesome
merchandise ……and whiskey. Maybe even some cat hair on my clothes if
you’re lucky.

[x]m.

**all photos by Rachel Winslow

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