Brunch at Fort Defiance

One of the many reasons Derek and I love Red Hook is the deserted feeling that tends to overcome our minds when exploring this Brooklyn neighborhood. There is hardly any traffic, let alone honking. The streets are quiet and empty. And the best part: this area isn’t accessible by subway, which is the main reason why there aren’t mobs of people flooding the sidewalks. If you ask me, Red Hook is the perfect go-to when you want peace of mind, and of course if you’re looking for some of the best eateries in all of NYC.

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New York Lately

Hello, September. Well, more like the middle of September, if we’re being technical. Really, where does the time go? Since fall is literally right around the corner – less than ten days away to be exact! – Derek and I have been doing our best to squeeze in as many last-minute summer shenanigans as possible. Rooftop happy-hours. Backyard dinners. Summer cocktails. And of course ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream. But, as the days begin to get shorter, and that little nip sporadically slices the air, I think I’m ready to welcome fall with open arms.

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City Guides: Chelsea

The neighborhood of Chelsea is an eclectic gem in New York. From the infamous Highline and Chelsea Market, to all the delicious eateries, bars, and cafes, I don’t think one could really become bored in this area of the city. Not to mention all the things to do – think art galleries, golfing on the water, trapezing on rooftops, and market hopping. You name it, Chelsea has it, which is why that’s so many people love it so. Us included!

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New York Lately

Well, August has officially slipped through my finger tips. I keep asking myself how it’s already [basically] the 9th month out of the year, but it really shouldn’t be such a shocker. Time always finds a way to fly. Since the weeks of summer keep zipping by, I figured it was only fitting for a new “Life Lately” post. So, without further ado, here is a short recap of what’s been going on in New York…

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Dumplings at Mimi Cheng’s

There’s a hidden gem in the East Village. It goes by the name of Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings. And it is simply amazing. I fear the secret is soon to get out. Delicious. Scrumptious. You name it – this place is that.

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Painting in Central Park

For the longest time, Derek and I had been on the hunt for a Central Park painting class. Heck, we even made it an item on our NYC Bucket List. You’d think a painting class in the park – especially the park being the infamous Central Park – wouldn’t be at all hard to find. Yet, the few we came across were basically asking an arm and a leg for the entry fee. That just wasn’t about to happen. So, we decided to compromise.

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