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Blogger Diary: A Weekend In Brooklyn

One thing I love about living in Philly is how close in proximity we are to wonderful places, such as the Jersey beaches and NYC. This past weekend, we packed up the car and drove to Brooklyn for a little getaway. I’ve only spent a short amount of time in Brooklyn prior to this trip, so I was excited to have a few days to explore. There really is no place quite like it. The people and the atmosphere are so different from anywhere else I’ve been, and it seemed like everywhere I turned there was something of interest to me. We spent our time walking around flea markets, eating at delicious restaurants and admiring all of the unique types of people. It was refreshing to spend a weekend outside of Philly and live the Brooklyn pace.


We ate brunch at Five Leaves on Saturday morning to fuel up for the day.

woman at bar

sitting dog

five leaves

dog in park

Five Leaves is right across from McCarren park, so we made our way over after brunch.



old volvo




flea market

We hit up the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene in search of some housewares and I came to the conclusion that I love flea markets. I really had to restrain myself from buying everything I liked.

flea market

flea market

traif restaurant

On Saturday night we ate at Traif in Williamsburg. SO GOOD.

cab sunset

photos by Jana

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Charlotte -June 13, 2013, 9:46AM

Looks amazing, I’m headed to NY from the UK on Wednesday and really want to check out Brooklyn!

Shelley -June 13, 2013, 7:18PM

Looks fun! There are so many great places to visit in our own backyards!

Ali -June 13, 2013, 11:19PM

Kinda cringed seeing you sit on subway steps, but your weekend looked fun! I love the Brooklyn flea too

May -June 13, 2013, 11:25PM

Good life. It seems everyone is happy there. I love these photos!

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