A couple weekends ago my friend Jen hosted some of my best girlfriends for a bachelorette weekend in Williamsburg. We had an absolute blast doing all of my favorite things from farmer’s market shopping to thrifting for treasures to eating our faces off. We walked and walked and walked and talked and talked and talked and I was very nearly overwhelmed by so much happiness. We took about 600 photos over the two and a half days together and though I did my best to pare down the photos, this is a photo heavy post. I couldn’t resist sharing some of this very special weekend. 🙂
Friday night we went out to eat and drink at a German beer bar followed by a stop at a dance club for some West African dancing. I love how much my friends love to dance! It was dark and we were a bit tipsy so the photos aren’t really blog worthy but here’s one of Noa and I getting ready. They forced me to wear that Bride-to-Be crown and veil all night. I blame Kripalu for teaching me to go with the flow…
The next morning we started the day at the Williamsburg farmer’s market so Jana and Molly could pick out our dinner’s ingredients. We enjoyed perusing the stands and watching all the little kids look way more fashionable than most adults we know. But our day started rather hilariously before we even left the apartment. As Jen was dropping off some trash a neighbor was walking past having just left a giant deer head near the trash heap. When we asked him about it he said “Phillip” had had a nice life in his home but it was time for a change. Without a second’s hesitation Jen picked him up, dusted him off and we brought Phillip back to Jen’s as our official mascot of the weekend.
Then it was time to eat! We walked past so much great street art on our way to Smorgasburg – a food tent city made of up all the deliciousness you can dream up and more. Totally amazing.
After we were well fed and had taken enough time to digest we headed for the thrift/vintage stores for some treasure hunting! First stop, Artists & Fleas, where I picked up a couple bracelets and a pair of earrings. The vintage section was truly was a rush of creativity and color and I wish I could have bought all the shoes. Especially those baby moccasins!
A couple stores later and we were ready for happy hour! We made our way to the Wythe Hotel only to find out their rooftop bar was closed for a private event. But meanwhile, in the bathroom Noa spotted the best bathroom door sign ever, Engaged. A picture with my ring was necessary.
Yes, that is Jana next to a giant picture of me and Simeon. A game of pin the mustache on Simeon, anyone?
Sunday we got up bright and early for our last day together. First was brunch at a cute cafe and then off to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden for a pleasurable walk around the grounds. The flowers were gorgeous the weather was perfect and the company could not have been better.
An incredible weekend with an incredible crew. Looking forward to being reunited with them in just over one week now! Big thanks to my maid of honor, Jen, for all the planning and for hosting and huge thanks to my friends for making the big trek to the Big City to celebrate with me. xo