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New York City diary part 3: Williamsburg <3

4 September 2013

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Last few days we rocked Williamsburg! From Manhattan it’s just a 10 minute ride with the L-train from 14th street to Bedford avenue. This trendy district with cute stores is the place for vintage shopping! In Williamsburg you feel a totally different vibe than on Manhattan. And I LOVE Williamsburg Brooklyn! It is home to so many hotspots I want to move there :-). For today’s blog we crossed 6th, 7th and 9th street!


6th street Williamsburg

We start our journey on 6th street and the first stop is the shoe shop called Shoe market. At the moment I’m totally into those Acne style boots. I have to get a pair of those while I’m here!


One of the coffee hotspots in Williamsburg is Tony’s Estate Coffee. If you need some caffeine, this is the place to go!

Jane is a little cute boutique where they sell new and vintage clothes. But I’m all eyes for the collection of vintage jewelry. I like items with a story. I always fantasize my vintage pieces went to Studio 54!


As a former home deco professional I’m always into home and living stores. Merch is a very cool store where they sell a unique collection trendy furniture and accessories.


Smorgasburg Williamsburg

On Sunday there’s Williamsburg Flea. It’s Iike Smorgasburg but then with a flea market and less food stalls. I always wanted to try a lobster roll! So at Smorgasburg I ordered a Maine lobster roll and wow… what is it good!! Tastes like more :-).


My brother buys a bottle of bubbly at the licor store nearby and we drink it out of those red plastic cups you see in movies all the time. NY secret drinking rocks!


7th Street Williamsburg

One of my all time favourites is Artists and Fleas. They have a location at Chelsea Market too. It’s basically artists selling their designs and fleas.


At Artists and Fleas I bought a unique ring with a rock of quartz on it. This gem is a real eye-catcher!


We walk by Rosa Rita fish shack the cool Mexican style restaurant Bianca wrote about a few weeks ago. It’s happy hours so we can’t resist the margarita’s and oysters :-).


As it goes with happy hours you HAVE to order a second round. It’s not buy one get one for nothing… ;-). The Carneol ring is from Nikki Namasté!


One selfie to show my necklace I bought in Madrid last spring! Sunglasses from Marc by Marc Jacobs, dress from H&M and earrings from Chanel.


9th street Williamsburg

Via Bedford Avenue we go to 9th street. We’re on a mission! Last year I had the girls from Brooklyn Charm make me the coolest necklace. I wear it all the time at home. There’s so much to see at Brooklyn Charm…. it took me an hour to make up my mind and think of the designs for my new necklaces. I ended up with 6 creations :-). Can’t wait to pick them up tomorrow! By the time we leave the store it’s already dark outside.

Cafe Colette is a hotspot that’s around for a while. It’s an all day favourite from coffee to diner. We’re a bit early so we can have a nice table outside. After we arrive this place gets crowded!
Cafe Colette is popular with hipsters and locals who go there for coffee or dinner. They have a lovely garden dining room, but it’s so hot everybody eats inside in the airco ;-). Since we already stuffed ourselves with oysters we only go for a main. Yummy linguine with clams and crums of anchovies. Love this place!!


After dinner we walk by The Output, one of the hottest techno clubs in Williamsburg at the moment. But the line is so long that we decide to give it a shot next weekend!

PS: more hotspots are in my New York Little Black Book. A city guide to New York with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest gems I spotted!

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