brooklyn

in the ‘hood

brooklyn children's museum

March 28th, 2012

I don’t know who was happier on this trip – me or the boy. The New York area definitely has its share of children’s museums, but I only recently learned that there was one in Brooklyn – and it turns out that it’s the oldest children’s museum IN THE WORLD! Once I got over my shame […]

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brooklyn bound: one girl cookies

one girl cookies, cobble hill, dumbo, bakeries, brooklyn

February 22nd, 2012

One Girl Cookies. Where do I even begin, I love this place so, so much??? Okay, I’ll start at the beginning. Mike’s cousin lives around the corner and took us there a few years ago. It was literally love at first sight – and bite. The bakery itself is beyond charming – cute and cool, […]

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just say yes

carousel, brooklyn bridge park, DUMBO, jane's carousel

January 26th, 2012

This was such a big day for Noah and it happened months ago. I wanted to write about it right away but then I got busy with this. And this. And then there were events that were ENDING SOON and I just had to share those too. So here it is. I had been eagerly awaiting […]

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favor- “ette” friday: saipua

favor- "ette" friday: saipua

September 23rd, 2011

I love this place. And so will you. Saipua (Finnish for “soap”) has been making beautiful, hand-made soaps and candles since 1999. The soaps are made from the highest quality ingredients – food-grade oils, butters and fresh herbs – and have been a favorite of mine for years. As they are wrapped in unusual, lovely papers […]

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brooklyn bound: smorgasburg

brooklyn bound: smorgasburg

August 10th, 2011

This is one of those times where I wish I could just transport you all to this place, rather than attempt to describe it in words: ……I mean, seriously??? I mentioned Smorgasburg (the name is a mash-up of “smorgasbord” and “Williamsburg”) in a recent post about Brooklyn Flea. Seems that one of the more unexpected (and […]

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brooklyn bound: four and twenty blackbirds

brooklyn bound: four and twenty blackbirds

July 21st, 2011

Of all desserts, pie usually falls close to the bottom of my list – and that goes for making them as well as eating them. I’ve already ranted about much I hate rolling out dough – which probably accounts for why I rarely bake pies. Sure, I’ll do a tart with a crumb crust that can be pressed into the pan. […]

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brooklyn bound: fort greene

brooklyn bound: fort greene

July 6th, 2011

I never imagined that I would spend my college years in the same borough that I grew up in. But when I was accepted to Pratt Institute’s prestigious School of Architecture, there was no question of where I would be receiving my higher education. Fort Greene was on practically the opposite end from where I […]

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brooklyn bound: brooklyn flea

brooklyn bound: brooklyn flea

July 6th, 2011

Where do I begin to describe one of my favorite shopping/eating/people watching destinations?? I suppose from the beginning…… In 2008 I read about a new flea market that was slated to open in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I did a bit of a double take as Fort Greene is where my alma mater, Pratt Institute is […]

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brooklyn bound: metal and thread

brooklyn bound: metal and thread

June 27th, 2011

I recently wrote about the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, which  I visited for the first time last year on a pilgrimage here. I’ve been back several times since, and just discovered  the truly unique shop Metal and Thread. Owners Denise Carbonell and Derek Dominy opened this comfortable and stylish shop in 2008, and their mission statement beautifully captures their extensive, yet thoughtfully […]

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brooklyn bound: dalaga

brooklyn bound: dalaga

June 15th, 2011

I first read about Dalaga in New York Magazine’s 2010 “Best of New York” shopping guide – it awarded the store with the title of “Best Dresses” and promptly went onto my list of places to visit – as soon as possible. Dalaga was the first retail storefront to open on the now thriving Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It is owned and […]

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