Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My favorite place

red and blue

Don't you hate it when you finally find time to sit down and write a post only to find that everything you type is complete and utter drivel? Things come out as half thoughts and in short, halting sentences? Bleh. yeah, that's me today.

Rather than give up and wait for a seemingly better time that I know will not arise, I will continue on. I didn't really want to do much blabbering anyway; what I really wanted was to show some photos from my recent trip to New York.

union square

I love NYC. Well, that's an understatement. I lurrrrve it. Not just the city itself, but also Brooklyn, which happens to be where my oldest and dearest friend has lived for the past decade. We've known each other since we were both eight years old, which, we realized, means we've known each other for 20 years! Yeah, twenty years. Wow.

walking to the east village

I don't have a recipe today, but a review of sorts. It's food related.

If you ever find yourself in Brooklyn (Clinton Hill, to be exact), needing a little coffee, or something to eat, I know of a place you should go.

It's this place, right here. Outpost.

home away from home

Okay, I might be just a tiny bit biased (aforementioned long time dearest friend is co-owner) BUT - I would still love this place even if that weren't a factor.

How could you not? Just look around...

brick wall art

coffee served

I love the decor, but I'm not quite sure how to describe it. No need though, as I think it really speaks for itself.




coffee corner

orange wall

The coffee here is amazing (better than anything I've had here in Seattle and that is absolute truth) and the food is great too. They have sandwiches, chili (both vegetarian and turkey), soup, mac and cheese, freshly made juices, pastries and even beer and wine if you're so inclined.

la marzocco

condiment bar


They throw events and parties every once in a while. Sometimes there's a DJ.

The garden out back is wonderful in the warm weather. (it's a lot bigger than this)

garden seating

Next to it is the most beautiful wall I've ever seen. They didn't even make it this way, this is just how it was when they moved in. This picture doesn't do it justice.

that beautiful wall

the most beautiful wall

Anyway, if you're in the neighborhood, you should really stop in.

1014 Fulton Street, between Grand and Classon.

orange bldg

Here are some other random photos from my trip. I didn't take as many pictures as I thought I would - I've already done all the touristy things, so I felt a bit of 'been there, done that' as far as those types of pics go. I did however, discover this super awesome iphone app called ShakeItPhoto that I couldn't stop using. I never would've thought some of my favorite pictures would come from using my craptastic iphone camera! But this app is gold and totally worth $0.99 (and is the only app I've ever paid for).

passing through park slope

brooklyn stoop

a calm soho sidewalk

beautiful stoop
can you tell I love front stoops?

les halles
because I'm a bit nutty for Anthony Bourdain

passing thru

soho apt
I could squeeze myself into this tiny soho apartment....I'd just have to get rid of 90% of my personal possessions

sunny in soho
soho is one of my favorite neighborhoods

margarita time

west village bldg
west village

maggie brown's magnificent wallpaper
maggie brown- awesome brunch and the wallpaper is like velvet

chasing the sunset
until next time...


  1. Wonderful glimpses! I loved my trip there also..Your friend's place looks perfect to me..

    PS I think I had that wallpaper in my firts house 36 yrs ago:)