City Style In Dumbo // Brooklyn



I've been to New York several times in my life and not once have I ever thought to visit Brooklyn until now. I can't believe what I've been missing. Charlotte says that Brooklyn is the new Manhattan and let's just say Sex in The City is never wrong. Dumbo in particular, was one of my favorite parts of the city. At the cross streets of Water and Washington is a perfect view of the Manhattan Bridge in between the buildings. Walk towards the water into Dumbo Park and you'll see the historic Brooklyn Bridge and the famous Jane's Carousel. The view is gorgeous on a perfect day, looking out towards Soho and the Manhattan skyline.



The Empire Stores near the water were once old cargo warehouses and developers revitalized it into what it is today. I love a good upcycle and they did just that, still full of character and history with a modern touch. As previously mentioned in my last post - HERE, we had a delicious snack at VHH. A great place to take a stroll inside and out. You can find cafeterias and bistro coffee shops among the furniture stores and boutiques. 


Aaron jokes, because every time we travel, I always say that "I would move here".  Well, I didn't disappoint. Like Boston and San Francisco, I feel like the city has a lot to offer with having both the city and suburban feel.

We also went to Redhook to visit a friend, he took us to another area with renovated warehouses facing the Brooklyn waterfront. A great place to pass time with all these stops:

REDHOOK WINERY

TANDEM COFFEE [Local coffee roasting]

HOMETOWN BAR-B-QUE

STEVE'S KEY LIME PIES [Famous!]

LOBSTER POUND [OMG,  yum!]

BUTTERMILK CHANNEL [Where we had brunch below]



We also went to the Louis Valentino Pier & Park, great views of Liberty Island and the peninsula of Manhattan. For brunch [because everyone knows how much I love this part of the day], we went to Buttermilk Channel, a cute little place that reminds me of South End Buttery in Boston. Their sticky buns were to die for and although I ordered the egg whites and hash browns, I was really pining over Aaron's Eggs Benedict. His order ALWAYS wins!




As for a little bit of fashion, I knew we were going to do a lot of walking, so no heels for this trip. I did opt for ankle boots. I LOVE them and comfortable with the block heel - shop HERE. Currently on sale, but stock is running low! Even though it was still chilly, I braved it out by wearing a skirt, because nothing scares New Yorkers, not even a wind chill. Full of scallop details and the perfect length, check out the links - HERE. Finally, nothing says classic city style than my trench. Mine is from Banana Republic and is the perfect color to go with any outfit - HERE.



You can sure take the girl out of the city but you can never take the city out of the girl. Here's to many more trips to Brooklyn. Until next time, hope you enjoyed this post!

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