This weekend was the first weekend this year that I had nothing scheduled. Not. One. Thing. It was truly glorious. I went to bed relatively early on Friday and didn’t set an alarm for Saturday. Is there anything better than being able to take your time waking up and getting ready? I could do any and everything I wanted! Saturday was spent shopping, running into friends, and walking around Central Park for three hours with Teddy. Amy and I were gchatting that night about how we wanted to do something fun, but low-key, on Sunday… we decided on venturing down to Brooklyn.
Every time I go to Brooklyn, I ask myself why I don’t go more often? Amy (the concierge) came prepared with a list of places we wanted to visit– they were all amazing.
We met each other in Union Square (Amy lives in the West Village, I’m on the Upper East Side) and took the L train into Williamsburg. The Bakeshop is basically right there when you get off the train– easy. The windows were open, people were sitting and reading, the baked goods looked amazing. We each got iced lattes and I got a sugar waffle. When I say that we could have stayed all day, it’s no exaggeration.
We wandered around and ended up walking through the Brooklyn Flea… if we weren’t still buzzing from our lattes, we would have gotten some of these Dough doughnuts. They. Smelled. So. Good. (Actually, we went into the flea market because we saw people walking out with giant doughnuts!)
For lunch, we went to Bakeri. A) There’s a little garden in the back and it was the perfect place for an outdoor lunch and B) the food was so fresh and delicious. Lemonade and a cappuccino, because we really needed more sugar and caffeine (ha). Smoked salmon sandwich and avocado toast. And chips. Oh, the chips.
I’m so glad Amy and I decided to try out new places. It was the perfect change of scenery and a delicious little tour of a new neighborhood.