So, as I mentioned in my last post, Sunday was our day to stay local and explore the gem that Brooklyn truly is. We got a late start to the day and grabbed a brunch that truly should have been a lunch at Pillow. It was a great meal, despite the fact that I accidentally shattered a bottle of Tabasco on the ground, staining a lady’s shoes.She didn’t look very happy but I definitely enjoyed the rest of our brunch!

After eating we took a walk through some of the neighborhoods, grabbed Whoopie Pies at One Girl Cookies and walked to the waterfront to take a look at the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges and the breathtaking Manhattan skyline. We rode the carousel and strolled all along the shoreline before grabbing some milkshakes at Shake Shack.

To continue with the walking theme, we headed over to Brooklyn Heights and walked all over one of the most beautiful neighborhoods I’ve ever seen. Every single brownstone is absolutely perfect and it is completely surreal to think about the fact that people actually live in and grow up in houses (and places!) like these. We would see kids running down the street or small families returning home and found ourselves repeatedly filled with jealousy over this lifestyle.

After our long walk we took the subway over to Williamsburg, one of the more up and coming neighborhoods of Brooklyn. We visited a really cute bookstore where we browsed for a while and I ended up purchasing the latest issue of The Paris Review.

We found a fantastic restaurant over there for dinner; Station. We ate octopus salad, a perfectly cooked salmon fillet and then shared a huge basket of steaming, marinated mussels. It was quite possibly one of the best dinners I’ve ever had.

After dinner we headed back over to the waterfront, but in a different area this time, and got ice cream at a place called Odd Fellows. Their quirky flavors and feel reminded me of the local ice cream shop in Portland, Salt and Straw. I got a scoop of Thai iced tea ice cream that was absolutely delicious and only rivaled by the cereal milk ice cream I had the next evening from Momofuku Milk Bar.

We finished the day with some Aziz Ansari on Netflix and I fell asleep thinking that Brooklyn just might be my favorite borough of them all.


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