What I wore:
Skirt: vintage/ thrifted
What we did:
We met up with Ryan's cousins in Brooklyn and hung around the Brooklyn Heights/ Dumbo area, with great views of the bridge at sunset, a lovely park with a huge war memorial monument, and two great food joints, Jaques Torres and Grimaldi's.
oh, here's a cool thing! HBO bought out a 1920's train and put it on the express tracks where we live to run on weekends and we just happened to be able to ride it! It was so charming! the seats were cushioned and not hideous, there were incandescent bulbs hanging from the ceiling, and everyone in the whole car was smiling and interacting and taking pictures. This kind of behavior NEVER happens in the subway, and it was a really nice experience. wish we could ride it all the time!
The Train is a giant commercial, or promotion I guess, for their upcoming series Boardwalk Empire. here's a lil stop action I made of it:
What we ate:
Ryan and I split a frozen hot chocolate with house made caramel in it, and then next door at the ice cream parlor I had a hard time choosing between the cookie sandwiches and a cone of salted caramel. They only had waffle cones, and we've become pretty great at making our own ice cream cookie sandwiches, so I got the cone.
I don't know why but I can't seem to get enough of ice cream lately. I used to not really care about it at all, especially after working at a creamery, but our trip to San Francisco and our sampling at Bi-Rite changed my life and now I am constantly on the hunt for really well made ice cream in interesting flavors. I think this week alone I've eaten 70% ice cream and 30% real food every day. I can't stop... when it's made right it's sooooo good and this city has so many well reviewed places I want to try!