Living Inside a Brooklyn Snow Globe

Lately, Mother Nature has been showing us who’s boss. After several weeks of glorious bearable winter weather, she decided to switch things up. In came blizzard Jonas.

While I know snow is nothing new to New York, it always astonishes me when the city shuts down. Literally. Like mandatory-get-off-the-road shutdown!

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Flea Market Finds

If there is one thing I love about living in New York (well, luckily there are quite a few things!) it is how good the thrifting can be. Antique stores. Flea markets. Street vendors. You name it, this city probably has it. Times ten! And the best part is how different all the vendors are, so you never really know what you might come across. So many unique and hidden gems, just waiting to be discovered. All you really need is a pair of open eyes & an ounce of patience, and you might just hit the jackpot.

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New York Lately

So much has been happening in New York lately. So much in fact, that I just now realized it is almost June. June! How is this real life? How has half of 2015 already come and gone? I mean, I’m thankful we’re done with the brutal winter temps, but geez, can we somehow slow down time so spring can last just a wee bit longer? I’ve been digging these not-too-hot-not-too-cold-but-just-right days. Pretty soon it will be Memorial Day. Oh, wait that is next weekend!!

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Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

I know, I know. I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record with all my “Spring is so beautiful” talk. Please forgive me, I’m still recovering from what seemed like an endless winter. So when my eyes meet the radiant colors of spring blossoms, I cannot help but fall in love over and over again.

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City Guides: Park Slope / Carroll Gardens

Park Slope. Not only is this place close to our hearts because it’s now the place we call home, but it also has some of our favorite spots in all of NYC! Since Carroll Gardens is so close, and there’s a ton of cool stuff to do there as well, I figured I’d compile the list with both neighborhoods!

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Brunch at Stone Park Cafe

Two weekends ago, Derek and I stopped by a charming little brunch spot on the corner of 5th Avenue in Park Slope. I kept reading about Stone Park Cafe, so when we passed by it with our growling stomachs, we knew the time had finally come!

This place had such a comfy atmosphere. And the food. Yum – to the max. Of course I had to get the berry sourdough french toast with maple syrup. Derek chose his all-time favorite cheesy grits. Needless to say, this meal was such a delicious treat. And with how much we stuffed our faces, thank goodness for the walk home.

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