This weekend is all about celebrating Moms.
On Saturday, stop by the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene to pick out that perfect gift for mom. With Vendors featuring antiques, clothes, paper goods and art work, you’re sure to find just the thing to make her feel loved. Enjoy a specialty snack at the food vendors and then take a quick trip up Lafayette to The Shelton, open house from 3-5, to take a peek at this gorgeous Penthouse unit with private cabana and spectacular views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Or visit Dean St Lofts rentals at 818 Dean Street in Prospect Heights. Open House Hours will be 1-3pm.
On Sunday, bring mom to the Brooklyn Museum for brunch and a guided tour. Pick a tour from the list including, “The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago,” “Mummy Dearest: Mummies and More from Ancient Egypt,” “Extraordinary Women: Celebrating Mothers and Motherhood in Art through the Ages,” and more. Tickets and more info here. Or enjoy a walk through Prospect Park and head to Park Union to see the final unit on the market of this impeccably crafted property. On Sunday the Open House will be from 12-4.
If you and Mom are uptown, pick up some of Yo-Burger’s delicious burgers, fries and fro-yo and take a picnic lunch to nearby Van Cortlandt Park. After a scenic stroll through the The John Kieran Nature Trail, hop out to our Fieldston Lofts Condo’s between 12-2 for an open house featuring units with private outdoor space and floor to ceiling windows.
img via: Brooklyn Flea
The New York Times tracks Brooklyn’s influence in Paris—in food trucks. Since the rise of food trucks here in NYC, an American has taken the fad to France. After many hurdles of finally getting open, her burger truck has been a wild success; and her cuisine is “très Brooklyn,” a compliment chock-full of street cred.
“Among young Parisians, there is currently no greater praise for cuisine than ‘très Brooklyn,’ a term that signifies a particularly cool combination of informality, creativity and quality.”
For young Parisians, organic meat and high-grade ingredients in street food are still very uncommon. They see New York and California-inspired cuisine as chic and relevant, and are embracing it so much that the Parisian trucks are known to sell-out on a daily basis.
Read the full article at The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/world/europe/food-trucks-add-american-flavor-to-paris.html
While many of you have probably already indulged in California’s amazing import, Blue Bottle Coffee, what you may not be aware of is the special feature of their Chelsea outpost.
On the second floor is a 6-stool coffee bar that looks more like a science lab called Siphon + Toast Bar that allows you a front row view into a technique that was once only found in quaint little Tokyo coffee bars.
We were blown away watching our barista at work yesterday – measuring everything on a scale and heating the water on a halogen burner. Not a spec of sugar or a drop of milk and it was truly perfect!