The snow is thawing, the ice has melted, I am receiving my daily allotment of Vitamin D, and spring seems to be creeping around the corner. Even little bulbs find themselves poking through the soil and tulips are back in our local bodega. We’ve officially entered the season of pastel hues and lawn picnics.
– The Sia cropped T-shirt in slub-cotton by Elizabeth and James is the perfect peach.
– Crafted from crisp cotton sateen, this classic pencil skirt sports a lush and lemony floral print that’s arguably a wearable work of art. It’s from Italy’s Luigi Verga, founded in 1940 and famous for its digital and hand-painted motifs.
– A simple, elegant leather sandal with a single wide strap at the front and leather heel cup at the back. Go ahead and frolic.
– Functional, versatile, yet playful, the Sally is a key bag for Spring ’15.
– A delicate gold bracelet featuring a spring green enamel diamond-shaped clasp. Go green.
– Betsey Johnson’s Spring Fling purple flower rhinestone stud earrings belong in your costume jewelry collection.
– Guard against the unpredictable seasonal weather with Burberry Prorsum’s umbrella.
– This elegant pillow adds a luxurious style accent to the home. It’s hand loomed from a blend of beautifully soft llama, merino wool, pure merino sheep fur detailing.
- As inspiration Stelton watched the changing colors of Danish nature. The highly insulated glass insert in these jugs will keep your beverages hot (or cold) whilst looking great. Perfect for your morning coffee, afternoon tea or spring-time lemonade.
– Go ahead and celebrate the weather. The unique design of GoVino’s set of four champagne flutes makes it easy to enjoy all your favorite bubbly on-the-go.
– Sharon Montrose has a way with animals. This little flamingo is better and brighter than your favorite plastic lawn ornament.
- Even if you don’t possess a green thumb, you can still bring the tranquility of nature into your home with artist Melissa Moore’s illuminated ecosystem. A minimal, contemporary bell jar frames and protects the fragile mosses and spindly greens inside.
In my six years in NYC, I have lived two in Harlem, three in Chelsea, and now one in South Brooklyn. Each neighborhood boasted a proximity to other neighborhoods that I could explore in my spare time. While in Harlem, I would often walk south to Morningside Heights, or east to Spanish Harlem. In Chelsea, I would go down to Meatpacking and through the West Village on a weekly basis. Now, in South Brooklyn, I find myself drawn to Red Hook, and Fort Greene. But, for the first time in my life I have direct access to the G Train, and with that comes North Williamsburg (and Southern Greenpoint).
Caribbean eats & rum-centric cocktails in an eclectic, triangular space that only takes cash. Like the Flatiron Triangle of Brooklyn, NY.
Why use a billboard when you can use paint?
Berry Park is Williamsburg’s premier soccer bar. A European beer list and an expansive rooftop are the draws at this German-accented barroom.
Williamsburg, for me at least, was always the trendy cousin of Manhattan: great for clever outdoor markets, special (raw, vegan, fusion, truffle, buzzword) birthday dinners, spotting all-black-clad models / gallery girl rejects, counting tattoos, and sipping French press coffee. But honestly, I never thought of the neighborhood as an actual residence. It was more like a rowdy vacation home.
“Beer has dispelled the illness which was in me.” in Egyptian hieroglyphics is part of the mural composed by design great, Milton Glaser for the Brooklyn Brewery
OAK is an intimate restaurant and wine bar located in Williamsburg Brooklyn run by a husband and wife team of Sommeliers.
The store made its big move in November of 2002, and now enjoys the luxury of inhabiting a 5500 square foot clothing paradise in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, The Bedford offers upscale pub cuisine and a casual neighborhood dining experience. A schoolhouse-styled front room, a dark lounge offer distinct spaces for American food & drink.
Owned by music label Captured Tracks, this shop’s collection includes local artists & bootlegs.
With ease of access only a few stops away, the seventies vinyl siding of North Williamsburg’s less than stellar architectural remnants is now only minutes away.
Design headquarters also features coffee, food & cocktails plus rotating DJs & art exhibits.
The Counting Room, upscale nightspot housing a wine bar on the ground floor & a cocktail lounge downstairs.
Watertowers, and the industrial landscape of Brooklyn, NY
Williamsburg, and Greenpoint, a place for growing families
“I come from nowhere Brooklyn, New York. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These days Williamsburg is kind of a hip area, but when I grew up there, the taxi drivers wouldn’t even go over the bridge, it was so dangerous.” – Barry Manilow