Trying to kiss the “Sunday Scaries” goodbye? Here’s a formula for week-long happiness: treating yourself + supporting your community. You can do this every Sunday at Aventura Mall’s The Aventura Market, where farmers and artisans offer homemade, hand-crafted and locally-sourced items ranging from food and fashion to art and self-care.
Learn more about some of The Aventura Market vendors below – then stop by on the weekend to say hello and see their creations for yourself!
Known for their stunning customized letter, number and shaped cakes, as well as custom cupcakes, cookies and macaroons, the duo behind Two to Cakes know how to make treats that deserve celebrations of their own. While all of their creations are almost too pretty to eat, you’ll want to dig right in after the first bite.
“We absolutely love being a part of the Aventura Mall market! We have only been here a few months, but already feel like we’re part of the family! It’s an amazing mall filled with great people. We are thrilled to be here!”
A must-see vendor for all those hashtagging #MercuryinRetrograde after a tough week, Mystical Vibez was founded by two Miami gals with a passion for wellness. The brand was created to inspire personal growth and spread love, health and creativity via its signature smudge wands, crystals, healing sessions and more.
“Having Mystical Vibez be a part of The Aventura Market has given us the opportunity to share our hand-made crafts and meet some beautiful people along the way. We enjoy spreading love and light every weekend at the market.”
Abstract and expressionist pop art is at the core of Anca Barbu’s unique and original hand-painted, genuine leather handbags, which are sure to make heads turn. Bold colors, paint splatters and iconic images make for a seriously cool statement piece. Additional merchandise by this European-rooted and Miami-based artist includes phone cases, shoes and fine art, as well as custom work.
Inspired by a childhood in Argentina and several months spent in Arhus, Denmark, Arhus Jams’ handcrafted preserves are ideal for the health-conscious food lover. Comprised of fruit, natural sweeteners, lemon juice and a touch of fruit pectin for thickness, the jams are created with quality, simplicity and great taste in mind. The family-owned brand also includes wine jellies, spicy wine jellies, and preserves for diabetics and those on a low-carb diet.
Guilt-free pasta? Yes, please! Italians Gisela Rubertelli and Anna Addario created Must Pasta to mesh their Nonnas’ recipes with a plant-based trend. Together, they utilize a secret handmade, freshly ground chickpea flour recipe to create noodles that are low-carb, high in protein and fiber, and gluten- and preservative-free. Best yet, they are vegan, non-GMO and Italian at heart. The “pastapreneurs” conducted hundreds of recipe tests over several months to create their delicious fettuccini, spaghetti, macaroni, fusilli and variety of sauces for a delicious taste al dente! Pro Tip: keep visiting to learn more about the release of their healthy pizza pie crust!
“Being at The Aventura Market is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our brand. It is visited by such a large and varied public, which helps us introduce our brand to so many different people!”
A small and rapidly growing apiary is to thank for the delicious honey offered by Keez Beez. Thanks to South Florida’s tropical climate, bees work year-round at hives across the Florida Keys, allowing the founders of Keez Beez to harvest chemical and pesticide-free honey three to four times a year. Honey is available in a variety of flavors, including Sea Grape, Real Mangrove, Mango Blossom, Jamaican Dogwood, Brazilian Pepper and more.
“We’re proud to produce an all-natural product straight from the honeycomb. It’s a delicious, premium honey certified completely free of any chemicals or contaminants. To a certain extent, our honey bees also mitigate the damage caused to the environment by human activity.”
For pajamas that will take the love you have for your fur baby to the next level, search no further than Fur of Love USA. The soft sets, made in Colombia with materials that guarantee comfort and freshness, feature of variety of breeds so you can match your canine in slumber party style.
The Aventura Market is open in Center Court during mall hours on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (305) 935-1110.