A Day in Williamsburg

Williamsburg is a neighborhood in Brooklyn and is easily accessible from Manhattan via the L train.It is known for its hipster vibes, so my friend Tennley and I spent a day there to explore the neighborhood. I have been there a few times before for Smorgasburg, but never an entire day of exploring. If you are in New York City, I highly recommend getting out of Manhattan, even if it’s just to see the view of Manhattan from across the river. All you have to do is get on the L train and get off at Bedford Avenue, which is the first stop in Brooklyn.

There are a lot of little boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and diners in Williamsburg. Five Leaves and Sunday in Brooklyn are probably the two most-Instagrammed brunch places there. Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop is located near McCarren Park, and the donuts there are AMAZING! The apple pie donut was so delicious!! Oh, and  Crif Dogs has a location in Williamsburg!

Aside from delicious food, there is also a lot of art and culture in Williamsburg. Artists & Fleas is a local art, design, fashion, and vintage market. There are a LOT of vendors there and we spent a good two hours there. I love the world map they have at the entrance because there are pins from all over the world! Many of these vendors are on Etsy as well, so I try to get their business cards if I like their work.

Now back to food. Mast Brothers is a small chocolate factory and store. It makes chocolate in-house and has many flavors of chocolates – goat milk, smoke, sea salt, and more. Their packaging is also super cute! If you can catch a factory tour during the day, definitely do it!

 

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Finally, you can see the Manhattan skyline from Williamsburg. The view of the Manhattan Bridge is beautiful and great for photos. If you walk north from the ferry station to where the rocks are, you can get amazing photos with the Empire State Building in the background. You can also take the ferry back to Manhattan if you want to experience that. Make sure to take lots of photos!

I paired my striped off-the-shoulder top with some white jeans and my favorite embellished slip-ons. Even though they are embellished, the color is very neutral and also goes with my bag. I added a final touch with my new favorite necklace from Chloe+Isabel. It reminds me of a design by Tiffany, but for a fraction of the price and really nicely made.

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Topshop top / White jeans / Embellished slip-ons (on sale!) / Chloe+Isabel necklace / Chloe bag

There are a lot more things to do in Williamsburg, like Smorgasburg during the summer and picnics in the park. I will definitely be spending more weekends exploring the little shops! I am actually thinking about moving there to experience a different part of New York City – we shall see! I hope you enjoyed my adventures in Williamsburg and thank you for stopping by : )

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17 Comment

  1. Great post! My grandma lives in Williamsburg and I had no idea there was a chocolate factory what!?!?!!! I’ll have to visit next time when I get off this island.

    1. It’s a tiny factory but a factory nevertheless!

  2. Looks like so much fun and I am OBSESSED with that top! So cute!

    xoxo,

    Christie
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BStcBMHAZbK/?taken-by=christiemoeller

    1. Thank you!!

  3. I have not been to Brooklyn since I was a kid. I have heard how much it has changed and really need to get there soon. Thanks for giving me some potential places to check out.

    1. I don’t know what it was like before but I’ve heard that it changed a lot too! Lots of fun cafes and restaurants in the little corners of Brooklyn!

  4. Liz says: Reply

    Oh this sounds like so much fun!!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  5. collegeceliackc says: Reply

    I’ve never been to New York, but this looks like such a fun trip! A tour of a chocolate factory would be so neat…and the scenery looks absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Defo going on my list next time I am in NYC. Looks like such a creative area. Great pictures and really enjoyed your blog

    1. Thank you!! It’s a must go if you are in the city and I hope you enjoy it!!

  7. I LOVE the jewelry from this shop. So chic and elegant. Plus Mast Brothers sounds delicious and amazing. I want to visit next time I am in NYC.

  8. i was just in williamsburg on saturday too. love all the places you mentioned!

  9. Chocolate is definitely the answer!!! 😀 I love your style, like plains and prints 😛 😉

  10. Wow what a little gem! If I could get a day away from my kids this would be the perfect outing.

  11. This outfit is too cute, I love the necklace! I’ve never heard of Williamsburg but if it’s super Instagrammable I’ll check it out next time I visit NYC hehe

  12. Desi @ A Northern Girl says: Reply

    I went to Williamsburg last December – I really enjoyed going to Rough Trade and grabbing a drink at Matchabar before going to a show at Brooklyn Bowl.

  13. I love your top, so pretty! Great cameo of Williamsburg too, made me curious to see it one day 🙂

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