Everyone who’s ever lived in NYC, and everyone who’s ever visited Brooklyn, or even read about Brooklyn, has some varied opinion about what Brooklyn means, how it’s changing, what that says, and where you can buy kombucha these days. The other conversation to have in NYC, especially if you live in LA, is some friendly or unfriendly version of LA vs. NYC.
These conversations can literally fill a visit to NYC, even after you swear off having that conversation only minutes before. They aren’t fun, but they are endless.
Regardless, walkable cities rule and walkable cities with tons of boutiques rule harder. LA, I love you, you are the city of the future, but NYC is the greatest for shopping and spending a day walking around (as long as we are only talking domestic cities): and maybe always will be. Conversation over, moving on.
After brunch with the happy couple and this view, I headed out to shopwalk Wburg.
So! I finally got to check out Pilgrim Surf Company, a really well designed store with really well designed (mostly mens) clothing and accessories. They carry Norse Projects and cozy lovely cabrales from Industry of All Nations, which unfortunately don’t come in my size.
I checked out the Brooklyn Flea (which I found disappointing coming from the land of the Rose Bowl and the Fairfax Melrose market….see?! the conversation is NEVER over). And then headed to some of my vintage favorites, Amarcord, 10ft single, and Horizons. I hadn’t been to the Brooklyn Narnia until this trip but it was fantastic: so many perfect dream pieces.
I stopped by my friend Lauren Manoogian’s studio. It was cool that day and being surrounded by her yarn was almost as cozy as being in some of her amazing pieces like these ones.
I got cold at one point and almost convinced my brother that we should get matching old north face jackets, but it really wasnt a good look for us at all.
finished up the evening with good eats and good friends.
(ps. nyc wins on (actual, authentic) loft living, too).