Most Bloggers Skip Therapy For Brunch // Brooklyn Edition
Marie Young (GoodLooknOut) | On 27, Jan 2014
I went to New York for the holidays (sorry for posting so late) and although I knew the trip, in its entirety, would be well worth it, traveling with two children seemed like a total reason to call the whole trip off. The tandem stroller alone gives me nightmares?!?!?
Despite my negative attitude, we made it to NYC and was able to spendhhj hoi much needed time visiting family.
Family time was great and all but after a few days of being out of my living element and routine from home, I knew that I needed some time to myself. You know, regroup!
Luckily, I found ONE day where I didn’t have to play mommy, cook or do family related activities. I decided to spend that one day in Brooklyn. It was the obvious choice. Who doesn’t LOVE Brooklyn?
So of course I called my inspirational-blogger, life-coach Beatrice of Inspired by Beatrice Clay?!?!?!
I just love this chick! She’s got so much life in her and every time we connect positive personality rubs off on me. Plus, she’s so creative and I knew she would be the best person to help me get my life. I talk about her a lot here on the blog so check her out!
When I told her I would be visiting, she dropped all her big city plans just to show me around. She asked me what I wanted to do while in the city and of course my reply was to shop, eat and more importantly CHILL OUT!
We started off at Sweet Chick to have some chicken and waffles for breakfast. I usually give other chicken and waffles establishments the total side eye, thinking that no one can ever live up to the Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles hype, but I was DEAD WRONG. Sweet Chick is NOT to be second guessed.
Sweet Chick‘s line out front looks like this (see picture below) before it even opens up. These folks, including us, waited in the freezing cold to get a spot in their cozy dining room.
But you’d wait for this too…
Is your mouth-watering yet? Yep, I almost forgot to take the photo’s before I dug in. I had to turn the chicken on its side to take this photo. I couldn’t resist taking a bite!
You guys have to try Sweet Chick’s out. It was a bit small and you have to wait in line, but it’s well worth it. The food gave me the complete itis, the staff was sweet and the vibe in there was awesome.
164 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
As we were leaving Sweet Chick, I ran into these lovely ladies and I feel in love with their hair. Every time I head back east, I always get complete hair envy. It’s probably because in Sacramento, I don’t see many women rocking their natural hair. If I’m wrong prove it to me? I’d like to meet a few naturalista’s in my area.
They were so gorgeous. I loved how they looked so effortlessly beautiful in such freezing cold weather. I just had to stop and shine a lil’ light on them. For them to get in that 2 degree weather with their fro’s looking this banging they needed a bit of spotlight!
Beatrice took me site seeing after lunch, mostly to get rid of that itis I’d gotten from Sweet Chick of course. We did a little thrifting, but we were in the part of Brooklyn were they charged way too much for second-hand goods. I didn’t buy anything so I’m going to fast forward to that lovely cup of coffee I had at the Hungry Ghost to get me ready to drive back to Long Island that evening.
I’ve always been a fan of pretty spaces and the Hungry Ghost was aesthetically pleasing.
The latte was perfection too. Starbucks NEVER makes that pretty little leaf in my foam either. Presentation is always key. Well, at least for me!
781 Fulton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Beatrice probably had no clue how this ONE DAY helped totally ‘get my life’. No ripping, no running, no irritations, no kids and totally going with the flow!
We ate, laughed, shopped, shared stories and of course a few blogger rants were thrown in there. The best day in Brooklyn I’ve ever had.
Thank you for spreading love the Brooklyn way Ms. Clay.
Would you rather brunch or pay for a therapy session when you’re pushed beyond your limits? How do you prefer to ‘get your life’?
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