In collaboration with Spike Lee, ABSOLUT vodka unveils “Brooklyn”, the latest limited-edition, city-inspired flavor. Blend of red apple and ginger. Designed in collaboration with Spike Lee, the bottle is a colorful depiction of the stoop where the Brooklyn-bred auteur grew up .
Huh, and all this time I thought it’d taste like warm summer garbage.
San Frooklyn is an idea, stemming from Richard Florida’s theory on a “creative class”, highlighting the nerdy artsy bond between the young demographic in San Francisco and New York…a “messy urbanism” where this new creative class can earn a living.
Personally, I think I could happily live in either of these cities. I must admit that the call of the nearby mountains and (swimmable) oceans of San Fran call my name…but Brooklyn is home. This cross-pollination of these two cities is incredibly apparent, especially in the digital design field I work in. It’s the nose-to-the-grindstone coolness of New Yorkers meeting the laid back open-mindedness of Californians.
I think my parents experience this whenever my brother and I are in the same room over the holidays.
(via San Frooklyn)
Moving to Brooklyn from Manhattan was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. Escaping the drama of the city and the tiny shoeboxes people called apartments is only the beginning. Our place in Boerum Hill is part of a community of artisans, bakeries, antique shops, bodegas and the occasional crazy guy (you know who you are wild purple hat man outside of Hanks Saloon).
One of the gems my roommate and I frequent is One Girl Cookies. Not only is the decore gorgeous (robin egg blue walls with cream and chocolate furniture), their pasteries are to die for. Run by a bunch of women who are in their late 20s/early 30’s, what really makes this a standout in an area filled with bakeries is that everything is so delicate. Thin and crisp chocolate waffers with just a dab of raspberry. Lemon shaffon cookies with sweet cream. And all of them small enough that you don’t feel like a cow if you eat more than two.
But the creme-de-la-creme, the cherry on top, the BEST thing at One Girl is their Whoopie Pies.
Pumpkin spice cake filled with creamy frosting. These little monsters would be the death of me if I didn’t have self control. Let me put it this way, two years ago for our housewarming party, we ordered three dozen to lay out for guests. They were gone in a half-hour! That’s more that one whoopie pie a minute!
So, if you’re ever in Boerum Hill, be sure to stop by. Your stomach will thank you.