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  • detroit to brooklyn. day 6.

    Day 6. My last full day. Sigh... Today, I walked and walked and then walked some more. I pretty much had to fly solo for most of the day, but I was OK with that.

    My first stop was Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop. Holy cow. HOLY cow. Red velvet magic. I wanted one of each. So, so good.

    I took the subway to Bryant Park to stop at Kinokuniya. Oh man, I wanted to buy so many things. After this, I just walked and shopped and ate yummy things. It was nice to just wander and pop into stores when I saw something interesting. I ate too many desserts and drank too much coffee. It was brilliant.

    I ended up at ABC Carpet & Home. And man, can I have all of the things? Or, can I just move in? That store is wonderful. So, so glad I remembered to stop by.

    When Sarah got off work, we met up at Num Pang. Do yourself a favor and go there. Now. Also, can I come? Seriously yummy stuff. I had some amazing corn on the cob, too. Anywhere that has sriracha on the table wins my heart.

    Sarah and I went home after this to chill and watch TV. It was the perfect ending to my day. I know that might seem lame since I was on vacation, but I never get to just sit and watch TV with my best gal.

    Did I mention I walked a lot?

  • detroit to brooklyn. day 5.

    This day was kind of magical. No real plans except to enjoy the day with Sarah and Clint. Perfect. We started the day with a home cooked meal (thanks, Sarah!).

    Gif by Clint Spaulding

    First, we stumbled upon the Black & White Gallery. There was a crazy cool exhibition going on by Shantell Martin. I'm so glad we stopped in. It was really impressive and awesome.

    Gifs by Clint Spaulding

    Clint took these awesome photos of Sarah and I and made them into gifs! I lurve them so much.

    Next, Sarah and I headed to the flea market. Yay! I've always wanted to go. There were so many treasures to be found. I really just window shopped, but it was still great to walk around and look at all the pretties. However, we obviously had to get something yummy from one of the food trucks. Le duh.

    We only stopped in DuMont Burger for coffee, but I snapped a few photos because I thought it was the cutest little place.

    We decided to walk across the Williamsburg Bridge. It's not the most beautiful of all the bridges, but it's still pretty lovely. Plus, it allowed time for Sarah and I to have a nice long chat.

    Then, we walked through the Chelsea Market. We didn't get much, but I bought some sea salt because I thought the package was pretty. Typical.

    Sarah and I walked The High Line after, but sadly, I didn't take any photos. If you visit the city, I highly recommend doing this. It's super cool.

    Before dinner we stopped at this great little bar in Greenpoint. I have no idea what the name of it was, but it was cute and I drank a yummy beer.

    We met back up with Clint and ended the day with pizza at Paulie Gee's. Yum. Yum. Nom. Nom. One of our pizzas had hot honey on it. Yes. Hot honey. Of course I took some home. I have since been trying to base my meals on what will taste good with hot honey drizzled on top. Everything? OK.

    This may have been my favorite day in the city. I love just wandering around and not knowing what you will discover (especially with my best friend by my side).

  • detroit to brooklyn. day 2.

    Day two was pretty amazing. I mean, look at the weather. Clear skies all around. Sarah had to work for most of the day, but I found it easy to just wander around this beautiful city alone.

    My first stop was Depanneur. Man, this shop was special. I wanted to buy all of the things. I specifically went there to get some Whimsy & Spice cookies, but left with a handful of other goodies, too (including the gorgeous new issue of Kinfolk).

    Next up, I stopped at the Brooklyn Art Library. That place. Oh, that place. It's made of magic. I bought so many treasures. Like, serious treasures. If you're ever in the neighborhood, it's a must-see for sure. Plus, it's right next door to this...

    ...Mast Brothers Chocolate! It smells like heaven in there. I didn't want to leave. The sales girl said if I stayed long enough, I would smell like chocolate. I was OK with that. I brought home three bars and they are going quick.

    Sarah was able to break free from work to join me at the Oh Joy book party at West Elm. Joy is a doll and they served us yummy drinks and snacks. It was really a win, win kind of night. I'm so glad I got to meet her and hear her speak. She is inspiring.

    I ended the night with Netflix, a New York slice and cookies in bed. It was really a perfect, perfect day.