Postcards from Brooklyn

Day Six involved travelling to a new part of the borough, Brooklyn. We hopped on the subway and got off at the stop nearest to

Desert Island Comics

, so my cousin and I could snoop around once it opened.

I greatly enjoyed breakfast at

Sugaburg

. A wonderful cafe with shabby chic vibes through mismatched furniture, gorgeous dark wood tables and walls. Below is a picture of the nicest pastry I've ever eaten. Let's all take a moment to admire its beauty. I can assure you that it tasted as good as it looked.

Sugaburg, New York City
Sugaburg, New York City

Across the road was a classic-looking Diner, which my relatives were surprised I didn't suggest we went to instead, but as we had visited the wonderful (and aptly named)

Brooklyn Diner

on our first morning of being in New York, I jumped at the chance to go into this rustic cafe instead. It also meant I could have a delicious hot chocolate to accompany my pastry, in order to make sure I had a well-balanced and healthy breakfast...

Sugaburg, New York City

We popped back and forth to

Desert Island Comics

a few times, but as it was still closed, my uncle, cousin and I decided to have a look around for

Five Strides Skate Shop

. The store is run by Bonnie Thunders of the (

utterly incredible, amazing, and brilliant

)

Gotham Girls Roller Derby

's

All-Stars

team - who actually served me when we found it!(!!!!!!!!!!) It was a little crazy, but I think I managed to keep my cool. I didn't ask for a photograph or autograph though, as I find it a little strange to approach well-known/famous people if they are working! That being said, I'm sure she wouldn't have minded - Thunders was so lovely and took the time to ask about the team I play for, and give us directions to a couple of spots to try for refreshments. I'll most definitely be returning to

Five Strides

if I have the chance again!

Desert Island, Brooklyn
Zona Rosa

By the time we had made our way back to

Desert Island Comics

it was open, so my cousin and I had a good nose around. I didn't pick up much, apart from a couple of neat pins, two french postcards - one featured anatomical eye sketches and the other was all about bees  - and some of the shop's free 

Smoke Signal

issues as I thought some of the comics inside would look rad in frames. Time soon flew and next on the agenda was lunch. The design of 

Zona Rosa

's exterior suckered us in - so it was time for a Mexican feast!

Zona Rosa

Once we had spent a little more time wandering, it was time to head back to the apartment to get changed. We had a dinner reservation for my brother's birthday meal - so didn't want to miss that! Also, I would say that we didn't just eat all day... But I think you can already tell that it would be a complete lie.

Lillie's, New York City
Lillie's, New York City

More nachos? And with pulled pork? Oh, 

helllllllll

yes. Beautiful Victorian establishment,

Lillies

 in Union Square was on the menu for dinner and it. Was. Tasty. After sharing a lovely starter, I tucked into a burger. I stupidly forgot 'chips' wouldn't the British equivalent of chips though, and kicked myself when some ready salted crisps arrived instead of the skinny fries I was looking forward to. Oh well, the day was soon saved once my brother's Reeses Pieces birthday cake made its grand entrance. I could have easily eaten more than one slice of the chocolate and peanut buttery goodness, but managed to restrain... Until the next day of course.

I didn't take any more photos on the last day of the trip, but felt this was a wonderful way to end a week that made many of my dreams come true. I feel so lucky to have visited a city I've dreamt of exploring for many, many years, and to be able to cross it off my bucket list. Now I'm thinking that it would be a good time to start thinking about my next adventure!

Day One

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Day Two

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Bann

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Day Three

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Day Four

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Day Five (Part One)

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Day Five (Part Two)

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Day Six & Home