just in time for this weekends best friend’s visit- the trees, flowers and all of Brooklyn is bursting!
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The fella loves his peanut butter, like l.o.v.e.s. it! Slathers the stuff on pretzels, veggies, bread- takes it with chocolate, in vanilla ice cream and sneaks spoonfuls outta the cupboard. Being the resourceful gal that I am, I received an email from Scoutmob one morning highlighting a new 50% off deal for a local eatery… Peanut Butter & Co. Leonard had mentioned this joint awhile back and I wrote it off as some gimmicky NYC tourist trap. I can admit to being wrong (sometimes) and in this case I was absolutely incorrect. Peanut Butter & Co. rules. A rainy Tuesday called for concoctions mama used to make. His: PB, Marmalade and almonds on wheat Mine: Cinnamon and Raisin PB, Granny Smith apples and vanilla cream cheese (I swear to work out… soonish). Delish!
So, the next time your visit to the big apple takes you near Washington Square Park, swing into this place… my next visit will involve something with marshmallow fluff.
for years and years i’ve followed Renegade Craft Fair via blogs, websites, etsy, etc. for years and years i’ve wanted to see it for myself… the plethora of tents and handmade goodies. i wanted to take photobooth pics with brooklyn buds and meet interesting folks from around the globe. unfortunately mother nature had a different plan for all of us. we were rained on, like torrential down pour… we saved a few tents from blowing into oblivion and crossed our fingers that not all the art work displayed would be ruined. we ran around with friends and hopped over puddles, admired bright colored umbrellas, made faces, drank coffee, got stuck on a going nowhere G train and met a cute-face pup named Sam. luckily for some, the following day proved to be better weather but for me i was in the midst of something super exciting (more on that to follow). so now, i must sift through the many biz cards that i was at least able to grab in the mad dash of renegade sweep!
maybe, just maybe i’ll be around for the chicago or or or the LONDON renegade in a few months!
In the city that never sleeps you’re bound to see some interesting stuff. “Interesting” in this city refuses the confines of any one definition. Instead it embodies all that is wonderful, odd, confusing, entrancing and downright strange.
Here’s a poem to commemorate such experiences!
Two weeks in New York
on foot and by train,
perusing huge craft fairs,
and dodging the rain.
We bought all black clothes,
and attempted to cater,
until we were fired,
“you’re through, cater waiter!”
Saw a free show,
while in Prospect Park,
and saw a nude guy,
walking home in the dark.
Tried out some deals,
sought thrift and antiques,
we modeled for print ads,
as computer geeks!
Took in some art,
heard jazz and played pool,
tried beers from our globe,
and think Park Slope’s cool.
There’s much more to go,
for Aggie and Leo,
next week could be Rome,
London, Paris or Rio!!
we’re kickin’ off our weekend with a 1.3 mile walk over the 128 year old brooklyn bridge (a first for aggie!) and a ride, hop, stroll to prospect park to see a free performance by mr. andrew bird!
also… pretty stoked for the renegade arts and crafts show saturday and sunday and whatever else comes our way! enjoy your weekend, stay cool and drink lots of slush puppies!
Take a trip through our lens
Out of 100’s of photos we hand picked a few tender moments, an array of the questionable and an all around good time- check back on the regular for more goods!
and we have the sore knees|blisters to prove it.
flowers all in bloom
sun on our faces
the smell of street meat
lots of hand holding and stealing kisses.
ny and ouraugust is off to a nice start.