Cities That Inspire : Brooklyn

Last fall, my husband, Josh, and I went on the trip of a lifetime to Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. While many blog posts are in the works to talk about this amazing trip, another stateside city captured my imagination during mine and Josh's journey east.

On our way out of the country, we decided to visit friends in Brooklyn, New York. We had a small window to visit before they moved across the country to Oakland, so we said, why not? I found out very quickly that Brooklyn is my soul city.

It's a dream. Fast-paced, but not rushed. Deep rich tones of burnt sienna, dusty rose, and brick red. No shortage of coffee shops filled with writers, artists, and entrepreneurs living out their dreams. I was truly inspired, so much so that I began to art journal our trip while in Brooklyn. My instagram friend Samantha (@sdionbakerdesign) inspired me with her own sketchbook awhile back and happens to live in Brooklyn herself. I thought I'd try it for myself!

Here's my little neighborhood guide of all the inspiring places we explored. I hope you enjoy!


PARK SLOPE

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Just walking around Park Slope, the neighborhood our friends live in, was inspiring- every doorstep decorated with eclectic pots of plants.

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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS

While our friends were at work, we borrowed their bikes to tour the city. We rode to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to see the stunning view of Manhattan.


WILLAMSBURG

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Sprout Home was incredible. From floor to ceiling, the place was filled with plants and flowers, and I had to hold back from taking a million pictures. Instead, I opted to take a few snapshots and be fully present while Williamsburg washed over me.

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Made a quick stop at Sweatshop in Williamsburg to grab breakfast and fuel up. 


DUMBO

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GREENPOINT

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BUSHWICK

The Bushwick Collective was a treat. Blocks and blocks of graffiti and murals.

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