Saturday, 11 July 2015

Brooklyn, Brooklyn, take me in.

Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones you never expect.
The ones that surprise, amaze and delight you in ways you could never imagine.

I've been so busy in preparation for my (just wrapped) destination Lunenburg wedding that my blog, vintage shop and other obligations were feeling a little, errr, lonely....they needed more of my time.

Usually, the best gifts are the gifts of time and experiences....and at the end of May,
my brother in law gave me and my partner an unexpected, amazing gift...a gift of time
together to re-connect before our upcoming wedding.

He told us to stay in his loft in Bushwick which would be empty for a while...."Someone needs to enjoy the space, right??"  

It was an amazing chance to reconnect, to actually sit down together and focus on all of the excitement and anticipation, while exploring lots of new restaurants, vintage shops and art galleries in New York.

We started our trip off at the famous Roberta's pizza in Bushwick, on a warm day on the patio, to escape the wood ovens blazing inside....The Lil' Stinker pizza and some side snacks, olives and bread, paired with a Other Half Forever Ever IPA were a delicious welcome to the city.  The Momofuku trifecta was also achieved with a visit to the extraordinary noodle bar, the ice cream shop and the Sushi shack.  

We explored Soho, Little Italy, Greenwich Village and other parts of the city, but always found ourselves saying, let's go back to Brooklyn!

Bushwick was so much fun to explore, and there are so many amazing places to check out, we didn't really want to leave.  From Tuttis to Beacons Closet, the Momo Sushi Shack, the taquerias for soft tacos and the secret bar without a name, we spent our days blissed out on a food and shopping adventure.