I’ve only been to Brooklyn, New York a handful of times in my life, but I know it’s one of my favourite places in the world. I love the laidback atmosphere, the ‘not-quite-finished’ look of stuff and the independent shops selling everything from artisan cheese to gold teeth.
Most of all, I love Brooklyn’s style.
When I saw blue skies and sunshine this morning, I knew I wanted to wear my ASOS denim smock dress. It’s a little on the short side so requires great weather and a strict gradual tan regime, but I love the relaxed shape.
Teamed with vintage-style brogues and a canvas tote with my hair in heidi braids and my favourite red lipstick in place, I felt super Brooklyn. If only my bag was full of second-hand treasures from the Brooklyn Flea, or I was on my way to the Williamsburg Creamery for an ice cream. Sigh.
Bonus content – here’s how I’d spend a perfect day in Brooklyn…
11am – Chorizo and eggs for brunch at egg, 109 North 3rd St
12.30pm – nail art mani at Primp & Polish, 189 Grand St
2pm – walk along Bedford Avenue, stopping at Catbird and Vera Meat for pretty gold things
3.30pm – chilli dogs with cheese and extra jalapeños at Crif Dogs, 55 Driggs Ave
4pm – back to my Williamsburg apartment to watch the sun set over Manhattan from my roof terrace
8.30pm – gin cocktails at The Shanty, 79 Richardson St
10pm – cosy table at Fornino for the Trevisana – a mozzarella, pancetta, radicchio, goat’s cheese and cherry tomato pizza. 187 Bedford Ave
Midnight – dance the night away at Donna, 27 Broadway
Pass me my credit card, I need to book the next flight to New York…!