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
, so my cousin and I could snoop around once it opened.
I greatly enjoyed breakfast at
. 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.
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)
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...
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
. The store is run by Bonnie Thunders of the (
utterly incredible, amazing, and brilliant
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
if I have the chance again!
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
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
's exterior suckered us in - so it was time for a Mexican feast!
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.
More nachos? And with pulled pork? Oh,
yes. Beautiful Victorian establishment,
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!
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