My weekend in Instagrams

I was extensively using the map apps on my phone and it kept dying while I was wandering NYC. Here are some of the photos I snapped over the weekend.

What I thought was the Brooklyn Bridge, but it’s actually the Manhattan Bridge. DUMBO = Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. What do I know, I’m Canadian!

Where the magic happens.

We walked a little bit from the Etsy offices to eat in this great ‘event space‘ the photo doesn’t do it justice, it was beautiful. It sort of hurts my brain that this place is in business because it sits there empty, but it was quite lovely. All brick and unfinished ceilings with pipes and such and it over looked a cute little patio/park area.

The trees were already budding, that’s not happening here at home yet, and it was really pretty in Red Hook Brooklyn where I was staying. Even with the drizzley rain.

Fun fabrics at the Brooklyn General Store. It was awesome in there, the displays were great and the fabric selections were super fun. I didn’t take many pictures in there, I didn’t want to be that camera yielding weirdo.

Hoop art wall at Purl Soho. Luckily for my wallet, they seemed to have loads of yarn and I was able to resist what fabric they did have. Some really lovely stuff though, and some great kits and scrap packs.

I was in awe in Kinokuniya the Japanese book store. I literally parked myself on the floor in the kid’s section and looked at a pile of sewing books and tried to narrow it down. I headed to the cash with 2 choices but then realized they have magazines upstairs. But I resisted.

I snuck in some clothes shopping for myself, I got this cute collared shirt at Forever 21 since we don’t have that store in Canada. I also hit Old Navy, and got teased by my hubby for it since we have one moments away from our house, but $5 t-shirts how could I resist those deals!

I’m still recovering from the 13 or so hours of walking I did on Saturday, I honestly did not stop. I promise to share some of the great things I learned, more stories and new people I met.

6 Responses to My weekend in Instagrams

  1. Oh my! That elephant fabric is to die for! Super cute top too – the collar is perfect! I wish there were more Forever 21s in Canada too (or at least near me in Victoria!)!

  2. What a fun adventure!!!!! I am so glad you found tons of places to explore during your super awesome trip.

  3. What was the etsy event? looks awesome! love fabric and just had to comment because i liked your top so much! :)

    x

  4. Sounds like you had a dreamy time! Do you want to move there now? It’s such a different universe, I spent some time in Brooklyn many moons ago…

  5. Sounds like your trip here was jammed packed! Glad to see you did go home with some goodies. Hope you rest up! :)

  6. if you ever come visit again, we have a forever 21 in Upper Canada Mal :)

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