My Week in Snapshots: 6/09/2014 – 6/17/2014

After a two year hiatus, The Walkup has returned to one of its original, weekly features – “My Week in Snapshots.” As any regular reader can tell, The Walkup got a responsive redesign. The theme was created by the fine folks at Elma Studio, based in Germany. It is minimal, and can be viewed on mobile devices. Let me know what you think, lovely reader!

  1. DUMBO – for those of you not in the know, this neighborhood acronym stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. In fables and fairy tales, only ogres and trolls lived under bridges, but in Brooklyn we’ve got coders, artists and hipsters.
  2. Scalamandre Wallpaper, a favorite of mine, especially because of its use in The Royal Tenenbaums. Katie and Casey, wonderful Manhattanite friends, welcomed us to our new home with this stellar gift wrap.
  3. My husband and I drove to a lovely wedding in Hamilton, NJ thanks to our trusty Zipcar.
  4. Spotted while looking up above Union Square, someone must have paid a pretty penny for us to ponder our “existence” in the cloud.
  5. Zainab and Kousha brought us delightful cupcakes from the Lower East Side’s Prohibition Bakery, a speakeasy-themed shop specializing in booze-spiked, cocktail-flavored artisanal cupcakes. I highly recommend the “car-bomb” with whiskey, Bailey’s, stout, and chocolate.
  6. Home Sweet Home! My husband and I finally crossed the bridge into Brooklyn. Alternative blog name? The Green Door.
  7. The Brooklyn Farmacy, around the corner from my house, serves original Egg Creams using Fox’s Ubet Syrup! This old-school soda shop, based inside a restored, 19th century apothecary, dispenses sundaes and comfort foods, straight from the soda jerks.
  8. My nephews came to visit! We set up a guest room just for the boys, giving new meaning to #Twinning.
  9. Our cousin’s home in Wandsworth, London, UK is a perfect example of edited, minimal perfection.
  10. The Nutella bar at Eataly NYC in the Flatiron District allows guests to discover and experience Nutella in creative ways they have never tried before. The menu features Crepes, Crostatina, Pane and more! The shop also gives eaters some history of the iconic, Italian brand. Om Nom.
  11. Mr. Squirrel attempts to eat birdseed from our feeder every day at 9:00 am. At least he’s consistent.

What did you explore?