As a Manhattanite, Brooklyn tends to be a place I only visit for a quick jaunt to Smorgasburg or a stop on the East River Ferry. It's probably because we don't know enough about it or really where to go once we're there, but I can't say I ever really LOVED the parts of Brooklyn I've visited. That is, until this weekend!
Christine was so kind to plan an afternoon to show me all the things she loves about her neighborhood and it did not disappoint. From the colorful murals to the well-lit coffee shops, she prepared such a lovely afternoon excursion. We started the day at Devocion, which I'd highly recommend - the iced coffee was delicious and the sky lights were an added bonus. From there, we walked around Williamsburg and took advantage of the ever-changing street art as photo backdrops. We then hopped on bikes and headed toward Clinton Hill which was the cherry on top of a quality afternoon. Christine is looking to live in the neighborhood, so we popped into a few open houses to get a sense for what was available and to give ourselves a major case of apartment envy. I came home raving about the day and excited to finally "get" what people love about Brooklyn.