Sometimes ‘trendy’ irritates me. Trendy places and trendy people can be pretentious – like they’re trying too hard to be cool. Fortunately, Market on Main is a down to earth and fun enough kind of trendy to make it enjoyable.
It is a more spacious and comfortable replica of Neighbourgoods in Braamfontein. In fact, there are quite a few of the same vendors there, but it feels bigger and I love the courtyard where you can sit under the trees and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and a good coffee.
Some of the crafty stuff was cute, and the clothing lines a bit along those irritating trendy lines that I referred to and as far as my personal taste goes, the art is just horrible – it lacks oomph and inspiration – the studios cold and lifeless.
There are so many different types of food from all four corners of the earth and it makes you want to go back just so that you can try something else and you definitely cannot leave without a few different tastys to try at home.
I love how these little pockets of the inner city are being given a new lease on life. It uplifts the community and encourages small (and even one man) businesses to take off. So, in this instance, trendy is good for me.