Saturday and Sunday in New York City…what a D R E A M.
So, I knew we had to dedicate a whole day to The Brooklyn/Williamsburg area because every cute/hip/trendy shop or restaurant that I had bookmarked was here! We woke up, grabbed a quick coffee near Cam’s place and hopped on the train.
First stop LIEF…possibly the cutest store in all of Williamsburg. Whoever curates this store is a genius and a collector of everything perfect.
Next up - PACKAGE FREE SHOP. This store intrigued us from the outside, since we saw this big staircase that went down to some type of basement. We walked in and soon learned the concept - a store with no plastic waste. A store focused on products sustainable for our planet. UHHH MAZING.
Cam in awe of this reusable metal straw. I believe in this pic she was saying, “omg is this a boba straw?!”
Bravo PACKAGE FREE SHOP. You’re amazing.
And how could we spend a weekend in this area without brunch at SUNDAYS IN BROOKLYN…aka the trendiest brunch spot in all the land. So we arrived around 11:30 ish, a party of 4, and they told us it would be a 40 minute wait. DANG! Luckily they’re cool and let you put your name and number down and come back when you’re tables ready. I love places that do that. So we walked to a bunch of nearby shops in the meantime…and then came back to eat around 12:15ish. It was worth it though…for the ambiance and the free pastries our waitress gave us since we were celebrating a lot of birthdays! *also…the avocado toast was amazing.
You know you’re in NYC when brunch places have fancy cocktails. Cam and T both got holiday drinks that were so cute.
My favorite thing was the grains bowl…so flavorful! And Cam got biscuits and gravy yumm!!!
After brunch we cruised around the streets of Williamsburg which was so fun. I have known T, Cam and Emiko basically my whole life…so being able to spend a day with them in the city was so much fun!
Cam took us to ARTISTS AND FLEA, a really cool modern flea market where local artists sell their creations. Super cool place.
We went to go see the view of Manhattan and took some fun pics. Cam just got engaged recently (not to Taryn lol) so we were all celebrating her and her pretty ring!
We stumbled upon THE WILLIAMSBURG HOTEL and walked into a magical place…
This amazing craft/flea market!! WOW. So many cool vendors selling vintage clothes, stationary, jewelry, candles, bags, etc.
After our afternoon cruising all the cool shops, we hit up TOBY’S ESTATE for coffee and a bit of chill time before we all headed off to our separate plans for the night.
Cam, Emi and I took an Uber to JAPAN VILLAGE, this amazing place built into a giant warehouse that serves up Japanese food and has a Japanese market inside.
After stopping by the JAPAN VILLAGE, Emi and I headed to see KIMBRA in concert!! She is an amazing singer (from NZ) and we were able to see her in concert at this super cool venue in Brooklyn.
On our walk back to Camryn’s place after the concert, Emi and I were hungry for a snack so when we saw this deli on the corner, we stopped by. Turns out it was the most legit deli ever that served up what seemed like a hundred sandwiches of every kind.
LAST DAY IN NYC :(
On Sunday, Emi and I were both flying out later in the day so we knew we had to wake up and make the most of it!
Nothing like waking up to those city views. *Shout out to my friends Camryn and Aaron who let us stay at their place. So much love for those two!!!
First stop of Sunday…LEVAIN!!! We all know they hype around these cookies and they did not disappoint.
Although they are worth $4 a pop…they are the most incredible cookies EVER!!! TOTALLY WORTH IT. I bought a dozen to take home lol…no shame in spending $50 on cookies right? haha.
One place I knew I had to see before I went back home was THE MET! We didn’t have time to do THE MET justice, so this time we just saw the steps, and went into the lobby. But next time i’m back in the city…i’m going to dedicate a whole day to wandering the exhibits here!
Cam looks like a true New Yorker now!
Up next was 5th AVE!!
This part of New York reminded me 100% of GINZA. The fanciest stores and the most over-the-top building designs.
Had to stop by our favorite store: UNIQLO!
And it wouldn’t be 5th av without a look at TIFFANY & CO.
They were showcasing some of their craftsmen inside the store and it was really cool to see these guys in white coats making jewelry! The guy on the right was wearing this crazy magnifying glass contraption on his head and engraving the inside of a bracelet. majorly impressive.
And our last top of the day was BERGDORF GOODMAN. We had to go here to pretend like we could afford things HAHA. It was the fanciest department store i’ve ever seen in the states.
Well, that’s it folks!
That’s 5 days in NYC for ya. It was such a fun trip and I really feel so blessed to have spent it with my dear friends Emiko, Camryn, Taryn and Kristen!
On to the next.. :) !