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A Day in Brooklyn

December 21, 2010

In the freezing weather , my favorite daytime activities in Brooklyn are shopping and sipping wine. My favorite evening activities are anything at BAM. Here’s my idea for a perfect winter’s day in the best borough.


Start at Clover Club on Smith Street for brunch.  You don’t want to start your Brooklyn day without the borough’s best bloody mary!  Or  if you have less time,  head to Sweet Melissa for a delicious Savory Muffin and delicious cappucino, on Court Street between Baltic and DeGraw. To get there take the the F train towards Brooklyn, exit at Bergen, and walk in the opposite direction of traffic for 2 blocks, and then turn right. Sweet Melissa will be across the street to your left, or just ask someone . Afterwards you can go shopping / browsing on Smith Street! There are a lot of new shops!! Here are my top picks of the ones that have been around for a few years:

1. Dear Fieldbinder: Really adorable and girly or sophisticated clothes which all are very hip and Brooklyn-y. So you can buy one item and instantly up the cool factor of your wardrobe. They have great sweaters, dresses, coats, shirts, pants, shoes, and jewelry.

2. Bird: Cutting-edge designers for clothing and shoes, but with such unique looks and high quality comes a bit higher price.

3. Soula Shoes: Great shoe selection including a big Chie Mihara selection, Coclico, and cute boots.

4. Free People: self -explanatory.

5. Lucky Jeans: ditto

6. Specialty Food shops: Stinky (cheese); Smith & Vine (wine); Chop Chop (everything gourmet).

7. Flight 001: Travel accessories, luggage, travel beauty products, and guide books.

8. Smith & Butler: Hip clothing for your hipster boyfriend, or to subtly put a little more hipster in your prepster bf’s wardrobe.

FOR A BREAK: We’ll have wine & cheese (perhaps a wine flight & a cheese flight) at Jake Walk, which serves wine from Smith & Vine, cheese from Stinky, and cookies and treats from One Girl Cookies, the adorable bake shop at Smith & Dean. This was opened by the same young Portland,OR-bred couple that runs Smith & Vine and Stinky.

And like I said, there are a ton of new shops amongst all of these, so this is just an idea . . .

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2010 5:06 am

    I went to Smith Street this past Saturday and stopped by Dear Fieldbinder … of course spent more than a bit of time there. I didn’t buy anything but they have gorgeous things right now. My friend Nicole bought this sexy dress:

  2. martha permalink
    December 22, 2010 6:45 pm

    oh my god, i love love love your store suggestions! the travelling blog is wonderful too and making me lust for a mediterreanean adventure…but if you find time i think you start a new year shop review blog too. your taste in clothing, food and style is just too faboosh to miss….and although maybe it’s just too faboosh to let all of New York in on…. love the posts! keep them coming!!

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