November 2, 2011

Brooklyn, Brunch & Mimes - Travel Diaries

For the second half of my trip, I went to visit two friends of mine, Julia and Cam who live in Brooklyn. Julia used to live in the Canadian suburbs that I'm from until she moved to New York for optometry school. There she met Cam, and the rest is eye doctor history.

Let me get this off my chest, I love(d) Brooklyn. (Williamsburg to be exact.)

I decided that if I ever move to New York, I would work in Manhattan and live in Brooklyn. It's the best of both worlds. I love Manhattan, but I can find it a little overwhelming at times. Brooklyn is the perfect mix of cozy neighbourhoods, vintage shopping, cute cafes and helloooo, the original home of Jay-Z and also the new home of Ryan Gosling. Yes, yes, yes.

The rest of my weekend consisted of traipsing down the Brooklyn and Manhattan streets dressed up as a mime (for Halloween of course), shopping, brunching, bar hopping (last call is 4 a.m.?!) Chinese noodle eating and getting caught in the freakiest October snowstorm I'd ever seen. This was the first time I saw New York through the experiences of people who actually lived there. No tourist stops, just day to day.

As for the photos, I wanted to take my usual 300, but the snow was a real inhibitor. I tried to take one
during my tour of Williamsburg and almost destroyed my camera. I voted to keep my camera safe over capturing the moment. Thanks again to Julia & Cam for an amazing weekend. I promise to visit again soon.

Below is all I could grab. Enjoy!

[Snow in October?!?]
[2 words]
[Meet Jules]
[Brunchin' at Juliette]

[The classics: Harry, Sally, Lo-mein]


  1. Looks like you guys had soo much fun! Really wish I could have came :( And the snow storm- Crazy!