A Weekend in New York City
To see: Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
The edge of Spring seems to be a beautiful time to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The rose garden was full of blooms, ranging from magenta to white garden roses. I arrived on a Saturday morning after a photo shoot and decided to stay and wander around the gardens. It had rained the night before, so many of the flowers were hanging heavy off their stems, but I found that quite beautiful; flower petals and dew drops.
Brunch: The Butchers Daughter
Brunch in New York City is serious, or at least, people seriously wait in line for hours to eat it. I can't deny that pancakes are my go-to breakfast food, but I've been trying to find food outside of my routine to excite my palette. The Butchers Daughter is located in LA and NYC, with two locations. The one off Kenmare is cozy indoors, with a great patio for outdoor seating (and people watching!). Although I was vegetarian for 7 years, I enjoy eating meat now. That said, The Butchers Daughter has a great menu that is incredibly vegan-friendly, full of options beyond the typical avocado toast.
To do: Roman & Williams Guild
New York City is good at many things, and being a center point for lifestyle inspiration is certainly one of them. With French fare and lovely candlesticks, style sets the tone for an experience at Roman & Williams Guild. A flower shop sits cozy in the corner and in the next room, the place expands with a boutique shopping experience that include extraordinary pieces for home and kitchen. The coffee shop La Mercerie offers a warm invitation to sit and stay for a little while.