Dirty Shiny Pretty

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Oct 17, 2011

Back from Brooklyn

Photobomb in the old neighborhood
I got back from NY a week ago and just have been too lazy to post anything since. I had a great time catching up with friends and family in the city and exploring places I had never been before, like the NY Botanical Gardens (seriously check it out). The weather was great and I was happily surprised by how much I liked Brooklyn. When I went to school in Manhattan I went to BK maybe 2-3 times for parties and dinners, so I wasn't really sure what to expect, other than lots of hipsters. What I learned is that I really liked Brooklyn (or at least parts of it) and for the first time felt like it wouldn't be completely insane to move out to New York with my daughter. Not that that's even a plan but before this trip I was adamant against raising my kid(s) in the city. Brooklyn made me feel like family life would be attainable in New York. I also really loved all the great little stores, restaurants, and gorgeous homes scattered around the borough. All in all it was a great trip and I'm so happy that I got to go back. I promised my friends to make it a priority to come out every other year. I look forward to keeping that promise.
Awkward tourist pose on Williamsburg bridge
You can tell we're sisters by the size of our teeth
How old does one have to be to be considered an Old Lady?
Drinks with my old roomie
Beautiful flowers at the NY Botanical Gardens Japanese Exhibit

1 comment:

  1. This is so magical place. I've never been there,but hope to visit soon, it's on my list already ;)

    check out my blog: www.magdalenny.blogspot.com :)