Rolling out of bed late on a Saturday and heading to your local cafe for a bite to eat is one of the reasons why so many of us live for the weekend.
Add a trip to the markets to this experience and you have now turned a relaxing day away from the office into a treasure hunt for the latest knick-knacks and artisan goods.
Going to the markets is often a fun excuse to catch up with friends, snack on delicious food and enjoy a freshly brewed coffee. It’s recover time, time to slow down and regroup for the week ahead.
Depending on where you go, this experience can also vary from a morning or afternoon of browsing through to a serious shopping outing which involves finding and sourcing rare materials, flowers, foods, jewellery and other prized goods that are as unique as the people who make them.
Even though there are so many boutique outlets and specialised markets popping up around the state, it is still hard to beat the local church fair.
All Saints Market in South Hobart is held on the last Saturday of each month and is something of a star-attraction in the local community.
The flaneur in you will want to spend hours weaving your way through scented gardens, stalls and the charming church hall.
You might have to queue to get your hands on some of the homemade cakes and biscuits, but it will be well worth the wait when you finally do get to sink your teeth into one of these sugary treats.
An interest in craft will also come in handy as you navigate your way around this bustling market and you can easily satisfy your appetite when the BBQ starts.
All Saints Market is located on 339 Macquarie St, South Hobart. It is a free event that is open to all members of the community from 8.00 am to approximately 2.00 pm. Set up is from 7.00 am