Have you ever spent time in Brooklyn?
It’s such a fun spot, with all of the awesome and none of the crowds. And it was nice to have a change of pace, too, since the last time I visited the city. My friend Rebecca lives in Park Slope and I spent the day Friday with her and her oldest friend from childhood, Sharon.
We had a blast, just the three of us, sipping coffee and popping into shops. Beck’s just one of those people who’s easy to be around. The kind you end up laughing with over the littlest things, plus she’s always got a killer story to tell. Oh, I love her stories. When she’s through telling them I always end up thinking one of two things: Only you, or, only in New York.
And Sharon? I feel like I’ve known her for years. Love that in a new friend.
We were totally spontaneous on this day and every one of us was loving it.
I feel like I’m an excitable person, and Sharon and Rebecca are too, plus Sharon was visiting from San Francisco, so she was eager to experience anything and everything that came her way. About halfway into our morning, while thinking of possible things to do, Beck offered up the idea of going to Coney Island.
Do you know it?
Think world’s famous hot dogs and lots of amusement park rides.
Well, I was sold! Plus, I’d never been before, so what better time than now? I’m a firm believer in the whole “live in the moment” mentality, and it was easy to see my companions were too, so in no time we were heading toward the subway and on our way to the land of fun. I decided last night Coney Island is getting it’s own post because 1) I took a ridiculous amount of pictures there and 2) it’s just that special.
Here’s some of my favorite shots from Friday in Brooklyn:
Brooklyn on the whole is just really, really cool.
I love the architecture and the coffee shops and the bakeries.
And the Ample Hills Creamery is one. of. a. kind.
Oh!, and were you wondering about that guy in the swim trunks??
Yeah, he’s as amazing as he looks.
And clearly, very ready for summer.