This weekend was full of new things, so many exciting new things! Which I hope will be a reoccurring theme for the rest of my summer (but also occasionally returning to some of my favorites). Since I started my internship that has big girl hours, weekends are alarm free. Luckily my internal clock is a pretty early bird, so a full Saturday was very well utilized yesterday. I told myself that I was going to try my best to make this weekend a cheap or free weekend. Let’s just say I’ll save that theme for another time.
Saturday started off in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. An adorable neighborhood full of wonderful cafés and cute boutiques ($$). Egg was my choice of eatery and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Not only was my giant french toast and bacon delish and my mimosas strong, their food is locally sourced, free range and grass fed! Egg also didn’t bust my budget, only $23 for my meal, with a tip! Win. Here are some photos from within their adorable, natural little restaurant.
Next on my agenda, not in Williamsburg, but very close in Fort Greene was the Brooklyn Flea. Although I didn’t buy anything because I’m trying to be picky to save some money, this place is a vintage & antique lovers paradise. Oh and there’s yummy food here too! I will say some of the vintage and thrifty clothing was a bit overpriced, but prices fluctuated a lot from booth to booth. The flea market wasn’t super huge, actually just the right size of a treasure trove full of old goodies for a hot summer day. Bring your cash! Or there is an ATM at the entrance for a $2.50 fee.
I was ready for some coffee and some shade so I wondered until I came upon a cute enough coffee shop to try. And yes it’s gotta be cute, sorry! Not only was this place cute but it was in the basement of a brownstone! And cutest coffee shop award goes toooo… THE PRIMROSE CAFE! $2.25 for a good sized, delicious cup of hot coffee “for here please”, not too bad.
After my 4 o’clock pick-me-up I headed over to Fulton street. Lots of shopping at name brand stores such as Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy, American Eagle, Aldo, H&M and many others along with a sprinkling of boutiques. This is where the whole “cheap or free weekend” thing went out the window. Whoops!
In a nutshell, the point of this post is to show people that Manhattan isn’t the only part of New York City. I love Brooklyn with it’s many diverse neighborhoods that are all pretty much ‘up-and-coming’. It’s got all the things that Manhattan has to offer with less crowds, more greenery and a bit cheaper prices. I hope that whenever you visit NYC, you’ll give Brooklyn a chance!
P.S. Update on the book I’m writing… I returned my surface to BestBuy because it was just too much money for not exactly what I wanted. However, I failed to send my word document of my book to myself so I lost everything I had written. Needless to say, I’ll be taking a break from that for awhile.