5.28.2014

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND / 01


I hope everyone's Memorial day weekend was completely and utterly blissful. Ours was pretty great indeed, thanks for asking. Hey do you know what I think I love most about Memorial day weekend, is how every year we talk about finally doing the proper New York thing and getting the heck outta dodge, but then every year we end up staying put and being reminded again just how fantastic it is to have the entire city deserted and all to ourselves. It's kind of creepy actually, how empty the city is on big holidays. It feels a little like walking around on a movie set. (Yes this is going to be a two-part post, and yes it does feel like overkill.)

We totally winged it this weekend but ended up having so much fun, it was like the perfect storm of all the good things. Brunch with friends, a Mets game, a slow stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge in what could have been the most on point afternoon breeze of my life, and a stint at the south end of the Brooklyn Bridge Park for a tour of what just might be the world's most insane playgrounds.

SPEAKING OF BROOKLYN. Every time we go to Brooklyn we have the same should-we-move-to-Brooklyn-? conversation. It's almost word for word exactly the same, every single time. We always arrive at the same conclusion at the end, that we could so move to Brooklyn, but eeeeeehhhhhhhh just not right now. And always for different reasons. This time it was because we needed some lunch and nobody was open and we became those gross people muttering things like "this would so not fly in Manhattan" under our breath. We did finally find a Vietnamese place on Smith street that was not only open, but so good it more than made up for the extra mile of walking. 

A few photos from our day in Spot Conlon's territory. 
(I say, that what YOU say...... is what I say.)


So long as Brooklyn keeps churning out shops like these, I'm all in. Nobody needs a hatchet in Brooklyn. This doesn't even make sense. I want one of everything in there.


Yeah but for this brownstone I would sacrifice reliably-open restaurants for the rest of my life. A couple heart-eyed emojis right here.


Huck wore his sunglasses all through dinner, because that is just the type of turkey he is.

This has been yet another post about Brooklyn. Holbrooks, over and out. 

CRAP I FORGOT! 

ON ME: dress / sandals 

ON HUCK: tank / shorts / sandals / glasses from the Target dollar bin last year / hat from the dude outside the stadium at the Mets game who was selling them for cheaper than the guys inside ;)

30 comments :

  1. You are a beauty Natalie! I guess it is time I visit Brooklyn...maybe just not on memorial day for lunch. :)
    Huck is as cute as ever.

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  2. Ummmm, seriously how are you so beautiful all the time?! Love love love that dress! Cute post :)

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  3. How do I find out where you got that dress from? Aka. Where can I get that dress from?

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  4. Definitely going to need to know where you got that dress and how come Huck has better style than I do??

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  5. Agree with C.C. above and Huck's shoes... his shoes! So sweet!

    Megan from Chasing Davies

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  6. oh my god spot colin <3 <3 (this is my first comment because come on, when the spirit moves ya!)

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  7. love the dress! you should keep posting about style and where you go to find certain pieces you want, like beautiful white dresses! :)

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  8. Huck wears the best clothes EVER.

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  9. Woah. How come you guys get all the awesome weather when the UK continues to be rainy and miserable and cold? I also do the same thing on big holidays when everyone seems to evacuate from London, that's actually the best time to be roaming the streets... no crowds or queues, which like, never happens! These pics are fantastic. That bridge, I die, take me there, life!!! Huck looks adorable as always and I also am a huge fan of that dress (and shoes!). What a sweet post.

    x jemima

    www.jemimajaneblog.com

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  10. That dress is so cute and you pull it off so well. Also, your kid dresses super great. How often does he pick out his outfits, or are you mostly the one choosing them?

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  11. so, totally not trying to start a new convo about your undies ;), but i went and looked at the dress at F21, and it looks a little sheer - are you wearing anything special underneath, or is it not as see through as i am thinking it will be? thank you!

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  12. How tall are you? Just curious as to what size to get so it looks as good on me as it does you!

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    1. i'm 5'2", so order up a size or two if you can. I think mine is actually a size large!

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  13. LOVE the Newsies reference!

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  14. I LOVE when you wear the cutest outfit and then it turns out it's from F21 and I can actually afford it. And those sandals are totally on sale. Bought and bought.

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  15. love hucks tee, so adorable x

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  16. Mr. Huck is such a handsome pants. And that bridge is gorgeous! As are you pretty Momma :)

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  17. I now have I'm the King of New York in my head and it will inevitably stay there for the rest of the day! Every time you mention Brooklyn I think about Ole' Spot Conlon.

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  18. Hanco is SO GOOD! I work in Gowanus/Carroll Gardens at an event space sometimes and we usually order sammies from them when the caterer isn't a favorite.

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  19. Wow, did Huck walk all that way himself without a stroller?? Impressive.

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  20. BAH! Spot Conlon. Also, I know you've had the Newsies Musical in NYC for a bit, but it's coming to our area! You better be sure I'm opening THOSE gates and seizing the day.
    Lisa | c/oMKE

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  21. You are right, the hardest part is picking an alliance between Manhattan and Brooklyn. We have the same thought- "maybe we should move back to Manhattan for the convenience of things", but end up sticking with Brooklyn, for more space, ease of biking to any borough without fighting against traffic and taxis, and being close to so many fantastic parks, chic stores, and restaurants. But I have to disagree about no spots open on Memorial day. Maybe in Dumbo locale it is limited, but everywhere else it was popping and in a big way that screamed "BRUNCH"!

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  22. Love how you're styling that dress! It's too skimpy on the model but totally breezy on you!

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  23. great newsies reference. spot conlon was the cutiest of the bunch {sorry christian bale fans, but it's true} and my teen crush for a good year or two.

    you gotta take advantage of owning the city when every one else bails ship, good for you! looks like it was a great time anyhow.

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  24. Of course through your blog I find a good banh mi place!!! I dont know why I had such bad luck the last time I was there! Never stop being you! xo *insert pound emoji here*

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  25. Beautiful dress. Happy for you and your freedom to wear it.

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  26. loving that little shirt huck has on. brooklyn looks so quaint and cute. what a fun weekend!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  27. Actually I thought to ask you, is that the same dress you were wearing on the sofa with your dad in your last post? You do have a style, Nat. Apparently hasn't changed much over the years. Keep it up and stay yourself.

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  28. SO glad you went to Hanco's best Vietnamese there is. Manhattan or brooklyn, in my opinion. The brooklyn/city debate happened for us too. Finally we bit the bullet and just did it. We live two blocks from Hanco's, in boreum hill and couldn't be happier!

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