Last weekend, we took Friday off of work and made the 7-hour drive to spend the weekend in Brooklyn. I had found a gorgeous place on Airbnb very close to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where we were going to see Neutral Milk Hotel play on Saturday night. Our host was such a delight and, after we checked in and rested a little to recover from the drive, we set off in search of food (sweet chili-glazed meatloaf sandwich and truffle mac and cheese!) and then took the subway over to Chelsea to check out Sleep No More, a modern rendition of Macbeth. I won’t spoil it for any of you who haven’t seen or heard of it – but definitely worth checking out, such a unique experience!
We woke up to sunlight pouring into our window on Saturday morning, lazily sipped on a pot of coffee and made plans for our day. We decided to grab breakfast at a hip little place called Smooch then wandered through a farmer’s market with the locals before meeting up with an old friend of mine to meet her new little one. We then decided to check out Brooklyn’s most famous neighborhood – the hipster mecca, Williamsburg.
We walked around to check out all of the little shops and ate a delicious lunch at a pan-asian vegan cafe – typical Brooklyn, hm? We then went back to the room to relax with a nap before walking over to the BAM to see the show, which was a phenomenal experience. The energy of the crowd was like nothing I had ever felt before. The night ended as all good nights do – with some delicious late-night snacking – and i’m pretty sure we passed out immediately upon arriving back at the room.
All in all, our weekend getaway went by so quickly but we truly managed to fit a whole lot in. I will say this, though – Brooklyn is definitely one of those places that I will think about until we get to go back again!