First Day of September in New York

I’m spending two weeks in New York to see my favorite guy and after some days of doing nothing at all we are getting back into the groove again. As fall season is approaching we’re allowing ourselves to have some fun before we dive into new working projects.

This is what 1st of September looked like – a day we didn’t plan but ended up with lots of things to do nevertheless. It’s good to be back in NY!

Cafe Colette – 79 Berry St

We started our day with breakfast at one of the coziest cafés in Williamsburg.
The food is great, the service is great and the atmosphere has a good Brooklyn vibe :)

Their garden was closed during this time, but try and get a seat here if you can!
It is lovely.

(We sat here for a dinner party once, I wonder if you have to make a reservation to sit here?)

Bakeri – 150 Wythe Ave

Just one block away is one of my favorite bakeries so we had to stop by.
Everything about this place is cute; from the little backyard with koi fishes in the pond,
the waitresses wearing blue jumpsuits, the delicious pastries, and all the different tableware.

We had coffee and shared the rosemary chocolate hazelnut cookie.
I recommend the earl grey tea cookie and the ‘skolebrød’ – a Norwegian classic.

10 ft Single by Stella Dallas – 281 N 6th St

Then we walked over to one of the best vintage shops in my opinion. It’s very well curated,
has a large selection, is clean and organized, and the prices are decent.

While walking through Williamsburg we saw the new Apple Store and Whole Foods.
It’s so sad to see how the neighbourhood (Brooklyn in general) is becoming gentrified so quickly.

The Met Breuer – 945 Madison

We decided to check out a museum and went uptown to visit The Breuer.
The great ‘Unfinished’ exhibition is still ongoing,

and a newer exhibition of Diane Arbus’ photographs is on the second floor.
The way it’s presented is pretty neat.

The builidng itself is incredible – designed by Marcel Breuer.

The Row – 17 E 71st St

Thinking about what else we could do in UES I remembered that The Row just opened their first
New York location this spring.

Of course everything from clothing to furniture and art-pieces are exquisite.
It doesn’t beat their L.A. shop, but this one is a gem as well.

Bryant Park – 40/42nd St btwn 5/6th Ave

After that we went to Midtown and passed Bryant Park on our way to the Japanese bookstore,

Kinokuniya – 1073 6th Ave.
Although I can’t read Japanese I’m always inspired by their design and book covers.
On the first floor there is a great selection of art and design books (in English), that might occupy you for a few hours.

For dinner we walked to Koreatown and ate Seolleongtang at Gammeeok – 2nd FL 9 W 32nd St. For dessert we popped into H-mart for some ice cream and that was that.
A good day!