Shop & SipCupcakes, Bloody Mary’s, terrariums, food, art, clothes and accessories, I found it all at Shop & Sip, a one-day marketplace featuring local San Antonio retailers.

ShopSipYesterday afternoon, I attended Shop & Sip, held at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, and what an event it was! To be honest, I was quite shocked (and pleased!) at the number of people who came to this event. As soon as I arrived, I was warmly greeted by Liberty Bar, who was serving complimentary Bloody Mary’s, as well as waffles and spicy chocolate cookies (which are completely strange and new to me, but really very good!).

Shop & SipOnce inside, I practically ran to Whimsical Garden’s table. Beautiful terrariums galore! They had all kinds of different succulents in pots, and glass vases, and even in birdcages! I had to stop myself from buying one for everyone I know!

Then I spotted the clothes.

Shop & SipI was basically falling in love with every dress I pulled off the rack from Chic’tique’s lovely corner boutique and I almost convinced myself that I needed every t-shirt that Raba Vintage was selling.

Luckily, ( for my wallet’s sake) I was distracted by Honeysuckle’s gorgeous table. I have a deep love for any kind of bakery good, and Honeysuckle, definitely did not disappoint! Honeysuckle, a tea party catering company, makes wonderful and beautiful tea-infused cupcakes, macarons, cakepops, and cookies. Tea party, anyone?

Shop & Sip, Clothes RackI am so glad that I went to Shop & Sip yesterday, not only because I discovered so many new shops and businesses, but also because I found my grandpa a Christmas present! I was having the hardest time thinking of something really great to gift my grandpa for Christmas this year, and then I found BDJ Craft Works. BDJ makes elegant wooden flower vases, as well as coin boxes, and catchall trays. I especially fell head over heels for a cherry wood tray, detailed with a gorgeous teal blue resin.

Shop & Sip supports small San Antonio companies and I urge you to check out all of these local businesses. Do you know of any local businesses that need more attention? Let us know in comments below!