March 25, 2013

A Fanciful Weekend With Paige!

This weekend my friend Paige came up from DC for a whirlwind 36-hour visit. 

As per usual, we had a bunch of places we wanted to eat, so we built the weekend around our culinary adventures through the city. 

Saturday morning we started at our usual Bomboloni, with Italian doughnuts and lattes. 

Raspberry, Nutella, and Lemon Paradise bomboloni.
Then we took ourselves to Brooklyn for a morning stroll through Brooklyn Flea, but we got off in Boerum Hill so that we could walk down Atlantic Ave and pop into all the cute shops and florists on the way. 

Boerum Hill metro mosaic.

Colored polka dot milk glass planter.
Brooklyn Flea, which in the summer is outside in Williamsburg, is indoors in the winter in the old bank building at Atlantic Pacific, in downtown Brooklyn. The old building has gorgeous vaulted ceilings and old windows. 

Then for lunch we went down to the basement to sample the best of Smorgasburg, a Brooklyn flea food market. Everything was so delicious! 

Lobster mac and cheese, a spicy tuna taco, a short rib taco, and ginger beers.

Then Saturday afternoon we met up with our friend Amy and walked around Park Slope, browsing vintage shops and eventually relaxing for a little mani pedi. Paige and I got complementary spring colors!

coral + mint

Then we went to the West Village for dinner, and as a result of having forgotten to make reservations at the place we wanted to go to, we ended up discovering a delightful little Italian bistro where we had some yummy seafood and wine. 

After dinner, as a pre-birthday celebration for Paige, we went to see Le Scandal Cabaret, New York's longest running Burlesque variety show. With a unicycle-riding juggler, a contortionist, and a bone fide Guiness Book of World Record sword swallower, we were in for an evening of solid entertainment!

The next morning we were back in the West Village, perusing our favorite bookstore before we met up with my roommate Kim for brunch at Bosie, our favorite tea parlor.

Then we took a leisurely walk back up to the subway, stopping in some shops on the way to see the pretty mint clothes.

We also discovered a new Swedish candy shop with all the prettiest cups and bowls! 

Then it was time for Paige to go to the airport, so we bid each other adieu and made plans for our next reunion in the Spring. 

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