A Sunday in Brooklyn

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I moved to Brooklyn 6 years ago and it quickly became a place I was proud to call home. It’s no secret that in the last few years, Brooklyn has become popular with new developments and great restaurants popping up everywhere.

But what I love about it the most is how stepping foot in this borough will make you feel a world away. Each neighborhood is different and unique in its own way – Brooklyn truly has something for everyone. Today, I’m sharing just a few favorites from New York City’s most loved borough.

10:00 AM – DEVOCION  

 Start your morning at one of my favorite coffee shops in Brooklyn. The space and café are great – this is the perfect spot for a strong Colombian coffee! They work closely with farmers in Colombia to bring you high-quality coffee beans – the motto here is quality over quantity. The staff goes through a rigorous training and if you ask they will tell you that the owners mean serious business. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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 Phoro: @yang_tan 

Phoro: @yang_tan 

12:30 PM – SUNDAY IN BROOKLYN

You’ve probably heard of this restaurant by now - Sunday In Brooklyn has that “cool” vibe without being pretentious and the menu debuts classic and creative brunch dishes with local ingredients. If you’re spending a Sunday in Brooklyn, you have to go here, even if it’s just for the name. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 Photo by Noah Devereaux

Photo by Noah Devereaux

4:00 PM – ROOFTOP REDS 

The concept alone will make you want to go here. Rooftop Reds is a rooftop vineyard above the Navy Yard. When my husband told me about this spot, I admit, I was a bit skeptical about it since the Navy Yard is not what comes to mind when I think “cocktails” but I was wrong. Rooftop Reds is pretty awesome – I mean why had anyone not thought about creating a vineyard on a rooftop!? This place has hammocks, picnic tables, games, wine, and cheese…what more can you want? Reservations are required.  The Navy Yard, Brooklyn

6:30PM – DINNER AT COLONIA VERDE  

Not too far from Rooftop Reds (But you may want to get an Uber if you’re hungry!)  This place has a special place in my heart since my husband and I celebrated our civil ceremony here (We then went off to the Amalfi Coast, Italy for our official wedding!). Colonia Verde is a rustic Latin restaurant in Fort Greene, that’s cozy and features a delicious menu with faves like duck tacos and a burger with sweet potato shoestring fries! I also always look forward to getting the Churros from the dessert menu!  Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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9:00PM – NIGHT CAP AT KARASU

Just two blocks away from Colonia Verde is Karasu, a dark Japanese bar hidden inside Walter’s restaurant. When you enter Walter’s – walk straight to the back and open the “other” door that is not the bathroom, a hostess will greet you and seat you. Indulge in classic cocktails or just sake but either way you can’t go wrong. Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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