This past weekend I ventured beyond the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn, which has really become my favorite place to go in New York. I will hopefully call it home later this year—fingers crossed on the apartment search. As you can see from the pictures above, the weather was beautiful along the river, and the parks were the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon with friends and my dogs. What’s great about Brooklyn is that handmade shops are flourishing, and in the spirit of celebrating Brooklyn, a few of my favorite Brooklyn handmade shops are featured above.

Pillow / Lip Balm / S’mores Kit / Tote / Necklace / T-Shirt