On Sunday I was all packed and ready to go home. As my departure time approached, I just felt (with the help of Kate and Mary) that I just hadn't fit enough into the weekend. So I unpacked my weekend bag and decided to stay another night. I'm so happy I did because we had the best day in Brooklyn! I don't get to visit Brooklyn often when I visit NYC because I'm usually staying uptown and it's always just too far for the short time I have. We committed on Sunday, however, and made our way to Williamsburg to check out Smorgasburg.
However, when we arrived, we discovered that Smorgasburg, an outdoor food market, had temporarily moved a few miles away. Instead of wasting time and money on a cab, we decided to walk around Williamsburg. Boy am I glad we did. First, we stopped into Artists & Fleas, a flea market housed in an old warehouse. It was like hipster heaven (as was all of Williamsburg) in the best way possible. The warehouse is crammed with vintage enthusiasts, artists, jewelry makers, record collectors, etc. It was practically impossible to not spend all of my money as everything was so pretty and tempting! Dangerous spot for the vintage shopper goer's wallet...
Then we took a stroll down the street to East River State Park which was gorgeous. It was the perfect fall weather and it was nice to soak up some Vitamin D on the beach-esque shoreline complete with gorgeous NYC skyline views. The perfect spot to lay in the sun, sip early morning coffee, or bring a picnic on a nice day.
Upon hearing that Smorgasburg had moved, we were notified that there was another flea market only a few blocks away with live music. Enter the Williamsburg Flea. An outdoor flea market along the East river, with over 150 vendors selling vintage goods, handmade crafts, and food -- complete with live music. This is the perfect way to spend a Sunday. We browsed all of the goodies and once again, were tempted to buy almost everything. Unfortunately, the food vendors were closing down when we got there (around 4) but apparently the food is amazing. We passed tents selling tacos, sausages, donuts, popsicles-- you name it, they had it and I've heard it's all delicious. So we were a little bummed about that but next time I will be sure to head over there earlier so as not to miss it!
I can't forget to mention the huge amount of adorable dogs we saw. This guy named Louis was my absolute favorite. Love at first site. He would make the perfect buddy for Bode and I desperately wanted to steal him. Anyone know what type of dog this is? I want one ASAP.