How would be like to live in Brooklyn?
During our time in New York we visited one of the most famous neighborhoods in Brooklyn, called Williamsburg. It is known for being a trendy area, with interesting shops, local businesses, good eating spots and lots, looots of wonderful & colorful graffitis.
I follow a handful of bloggers who live in New York, and some of them have progressively moved, these last years, from Manhattan to different neighborhoods in Brooklyn, like Greenpoint or even Williamsburg. They share how it is like to live there, their favorite place to have brunch, or the best store to get a hold of that perfect vintage dress.
We spent a complete day in the neighborhood, although mostly in the Williamsburg area, starting with a brunch at Reunion, admiring the graffiti art, and wondering how would we fit there. We even entered their big Whole Foods supermarket and discussed what we would buy among their large cheese selection, ha! I think Brooklyn sold it for Dani when he saw that they have specialty coffee from the most famous roasters in New York like Grumpy or Toby’s Estate inside the Whole Foods, what?! we would never dream to have this variety in a supermarket in Barcelona, sighs.
We do have another connection with this neighborhood, my engagement ring came from Catbird, a tiny jewelry store in Bedford Avenue. It was very special to be for the first time ever inside their store browsing all the beautiful delicate jewelry they craft, while secretly wishing there was an excuse to buy another little piece. I am very smitten with their twisted stacked ring.
However I did score some clothing as souvenir from this trip at Madewell, a brand we unfortunately don’t have here in Barcelona. I loved all their summer collection so much that I think my wallet is thankful it is still not available in Barcelona, ha! I bought a cute “Staycation” stripey t-shirt and a new headscarf with Nashville vibes for my collection. Do you usually buy at Madewell?
Well, I think that by now you have already guessed our veredict: yes, we loved it! yes, we would gladly live here. Wait for us Brooklynites! – just kidding, Barcelona has still another chapter in our story, but Brooklyn comes in a very close second place.
Have you ever considered how would be your life somewhere else? Have you considered moving to a place opposite to the place you are living in right now? I would love to read your thoughts!