This past weekend was one of the few weekends we’ve had in a long time where we haven’t had to travel and we could rest and relax at home. It was so nice spending our time relaxing and bopping around the neighborhood. When we moved to Brooklyn, one of the things I was most excited about was to try new restaurants and cafes. Only a few blocks away from our apartment is Ninth Street Espresso, situated within Three’s Brewery in Gowanus. I haven’t been to the brewery yet but I am excited to go this spring – there is an outdoor area in the back for warmer days! When you walk inside, make a quick right up the stairs or head up the accessible ramp in the back to place your order with the barista! There is plenty of seating and plenty of room for strollers for mommy meetups. And if you’re looking for a quiet work space, there are a few outlets and wifi. Since finding this shop, I’ve been back three times in the past week! I’ve tried the cappuccino, iced coffee and iced espresso over milk – depending on the weather, I would be happy with any! After picking up our coffee, we walked to Prospect Park and strolled through the winding paths taking in the beautiful day and scenery. It’s a place we could get lost for hours, always taking new paths and discovering new corners!
The weather in NYC has been amazing lately; I cannot complain! Layers are key since it can be cooler in the morning and warmer by the afternoon. I ended up wearing this vest the whole day because it was chillier than I thought it was going to be. As a new mom, I like to be as comfortable as possible. I wear this button-down shirt all the time. I have tied the bottom ends of the shirt to look like this and added a neck scarf like this one for two different looks.
As we were walking around, we happened upon the Prospect Park Boathouse, which is located in the middle of the park. Not only is this 1905 built establishment is beautiful with scenery to match, it’s available to host private events! Wouldn’t it be so fun to get dressed up and sip champagne on the stoop overlooking the park?!