When I lived in New York, I worked at a PR agency in DUMBO on Main Street. From my office, I had a gorgeous panoramic view of the Brooklyn Bridge connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan. Because of this, I have a super special place in my heart for DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and one stroll in the neighborhood brings back waves of memories and nostalgia.
I remember getting a salad from Bridge Fresh deli on Jay St. every day (they knew me by name and all I’d have to order was “the usual”) and eating it on the benches while admiring the unreal view of Manhattan from across the East river.
I remember Topher coming to meet me for lunch and grabbing a simple butter and cheese baguette from Forager’s and sitting under “our tree” for a romantic informal midday date.
I remember finishing up after a stressful day of working on the Hunger Games digital PR campaign and grabbing the ultimate chocolate chip cookie at Jacques Torres’ internationally acclaimed bakery as a gift to my soul for a good (and long) day’s work.
What’s more fun than taking a walk down memory lane is creating new memories in DUMBO with Topher. After nearly 3 years of living back in California and a year and a half of working on this blog together, we shot some images for Minnetonka’s Fall Lookbook together, and gave ourselves a quick pat on the back for how far we’ve come.
Sometimes all you need is a quick reminder that life is happening. Through the daily hustle, the sometimes drudgery, the challenges, the celebrations, we’ve come a long way. I’m really grateful to have you all on this journey with me and can’t wait to reflect a couple years from now.
But in the meantime, how cute are these fringy suede Minnetonka Rancho booties? I love them with ripped jeans and a burgundy/black flannel for Fall.