HELLO SPRINGTIME! Man was I excited to wake up to sunshine and 50 degree weather this weekend! It was a welcomed treat after months of frozen tundra. I was up nice and early to head out to Brooklyn for the day. I had a morning meeting in Williamsburg, which turned into a late brunch with some friends.
The warmer temp definitely got us excited for Spring fashion and it was nice to finally be able to shed a few layers. We won't talk about the fact that it is freezing again already...ssshhhhh.
I loved seeing the mounds of snow melting away, providing a bit more walking room down the sidewalk.
The sun was OUT! Sunglasses were ON!
Natty decided to go big or go home with her outfit choice. She looked incredible in this skirt & cropped top number from Keds. She paired it here with a blazer and Converse. Later in the day she switched to a over sized knit ivory sweater.
No photos of the celebrities please.
There is something so magnetic and incredible about getting amazing, world changing woman into one room. So much passion, inspiration, joy and beauty!
After the little get together, we decided to go to brunch at Sweet Chick on Bedford Ave & N 8th St. The wait was a good bit, so we went to the coffee spot next door to wait. When we sat down, this beautiful crew of older woman were gossiping and sipping coffee at the table next to us. I couldn't help but ask to take their picture. They did not speak English (and a couple were camera shy), but this red headed fox smiled proudly for the camera.
Eventually we moved outside to enjoy the sunshine before going into eat.
Top: H&M / Pants: H&M / Faux Leather Jacket: Zara / Shearling Collared Sweater: Loft / Accessories: H&M
Now, onto the food. Sweet Chick has some of the most incredible southern comfort cuisine. I have only ever eaten here for brunch, but I hear the dinner is exceptional too. They are really big on the chicken & waffles.
I got the Eggs Benny, the Sweet Chick Way. The kicker is they do it over a biscuit and add shredded smoked chicken! I'm also not a fan of hollandaise sauce, but theirs is melt in your mouth good. I got it on the side because I like to control my portions, but it usually comes smothered on top.
This is the Smoked Pork Hash with a poached egg, cured pork & a Carolina style rub.
And here are the infamous Chicken 'N Waffles. They are served with syrup, 3 types of butter, and hot sauce on request.
Bellies extremely full, we took a walk over to the popular Artists & Fleas, a design and vintage market. It's a great place to roam around for locals when they are bored; it is an awesome place for tourists to visit if they want to feel like real New Yorkers.
Walking to the subway, heading back to Manhattan (the Motherland), we stumbled upon this patriotic backdrop. Miss Ashley took over the camera and snapped a few excellent shots.
God Bless America, Springtime & Brooklyn.