Just a few little notes about what’s on my playlist, my nightstand, and my stove these days.
On my playlist: A couple of weeks ago my husband went to summer camp for adults. On the last day, there was a spontaneous dance party to George Michael’s Freedom. We’ve been keeping this tradition alive since he got home. (On a side note: I remember thinking this was the most dramatic/arts-y video ever when it came out. Now more than 20 years later, I’m just wondering why George is eating an orange at the beginning? Random.)
There are train tickets and a hotel confirmation on my kitchen counter. Date: early March. Destination: Brooklyn.
Last year, right around this time we travelled to New York with friends for a birthday celebration. It was an amazing experience. The “main” birthday event was a trip to Brooklyn Brewery, but we stayed in Manhattan and caught the train over for the day. This time we’ll reverse that pattern. Spending the majority of our trip diving deeper into the borough that peaked our curiosity in a matter of hours. The one that whet our (figurative and literal) appetite for more. The one that felt a bit like home, away.
Here’s what I’m already excited about:
a return visit to Brooklyn Bowl (which I think I have now shamelessly linked to about 5,000 times on this blog . . .)
visiting Brooklyn Brew Shop and finding someone to personally thank for the amazing spent grain recipes on The Mash (holy Barley & Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, Batman)
Checking out some of the coffee shops and restaurants documented here
Checking out more of the amazing-ness in Trust Neely’s Guide (which served us so well the first time)
And it’s just the beginning – I have a whole month to plan. If you’re from Brooklyn or have spent more time there than me (*easy, since I was there less than 8 hours) leave me a comment and let me know what it is essential that I add to my list!