NYC Day 2 - Brooklyn Baby!
Brooklyn is a part of the city I have always wanted to visit. The L train takes you straight into Williamsburg and you could spend an hour or four roaming the sidewalks, taking photos of graffiti which qualifies as art and stopping at coffee shop after coffee shop to sample the delights on offer.
Straight out of the station I found my haven. Junk. Quite literally. A warehouse full of everything I love. Vintage baby weighing scales that would make the most incredible photo prop just too large to fit in the suitcase.
Little treasures were just around the corner. Vintage test tubes, buttons, wooden die and strange little numbered blocks. Old multicoloured glass medical bottles and all sorts of goodies which I almost begged my husband to carry home. I am going to make a picture for Sammy's room, so annoying they didn't have Ollie's letters.
We stopped at one of my hit lists further into Brooklyn towards the foot of the Bridge, West Elm Market. An eclectic mix of home ware accessories and a buzzing pit stop counter top cafe. There was a 12 foot long wooden trestle table in front of the counter with mis matched chairs for you to stop, read a paper, work and take in the atmosphere.
All I could squeeze in my handbag was a bottle of their Lemon Preserve Syrup to compliment the other bottles on our mini bar!
We walked across the Bridge and admired the skyline, waving at Lady Liberty as we went!
We took a train from Penn Station to New Brunswick where my sister in law kindly picked us up and drove us to her parents. We swapped cars and it was off to the bright lights.
Next stop Atlantic City.