This weekend I was in New York City for our crafting event at Free People Upper East. I love New York this time of year – the weather was still mild enough to walk around outside all day comfortably, but a cheerful holiday spirit fills the air. I spent Saturday wandering around in Brooklyn and stayed the night at the Bowery House in downtown Manhattan before heading to the Upper East Side on Sunday.
My first stop was Brooklyn Flea – a thrifter and vintage lover’s heaven!
I loved the vintage holiday decorations and ornaments :)
I was drooling over the turquoise jewelry!!!
After spending a little too much time sifting through all the treasures, I walked down to Prospect Park where there was a little farmer’s market – and hot apple cider!
I would so love to live in a Brooklyn brownstone one day…
I stopped for a quick cider at a pub in Brooklyn – I loved the little jar they served it in! Then I hopped on the subway back to Manhattan to head to the Bowery House, where I was staying. This place is perfect for anyone traveling to NYC on a budget, if you’re literally just looking for a place to crash. It has a cool history – in the 1940s it was a temporary home to soldiers returning from World War II. The location is convenient and the price is great, plus it has a cool rooftop garden – but if you’re a light sleeper, bring ear plugs :)
Spotted this post-it note in Prospect Park :) Stay tuned for part two, with photos from our event on Sunday at Free People Upper East!