New York: Day Three

I have to admit, today was  favorite day of the trip, and also one of the best days of my life, but we’ll get to that later. 

We started out the morning at this great restaurant right around the corner from our Air BnB, called The Smith.

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We loved the atmosphere and the look of this place, and Jason and I both agreed that if we lived here, this would be a frequent hang out spot.

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After breakfast we hopped on the train over to Brooklyn. (Which we did effortlessly, might I add)

Once there, we went to find some coffee. Ended up at a place called Devotion. Wow! So beautiful!

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This spot was not only a cafe, but also a roastery, and the coffee was pretty darn good. It was so refreshing to come out of the bitter cold, and see plants growing on the walls and the sun shining through the skylight. This space was amazing!

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After our coffee fix, we went out to explore more of Williamsburg.

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-8-07-28-am screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-8-07-44-am We went down to Bedford Avenue to check out some of the local shops there. 

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-8-08-29-amOf course, I found a shop called Meg, and had to go in!

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-8-08-48-am screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-8-08-16-amThis place was super cool. They make all of their own clothes right there in the shop, and all of the accessories are locally sourced. We had fun peeking around the store and talking to their very friendly staff.

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After that, we made a pit stop for coffee at Parlor Coffee. Their shop is located in a barber shop, which I thought was a really cool concept.

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Jason had been really looking forward to going to Parlor Coffee, after hearing so many good things about them.

img_4853We really really enjoyed our visit there. We chatted with the barista and we actually met some other people who are into coffee from New Orleans while we were there. It was really fun to connect in such an intimate way, and about something Jason is so passionate about.

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Next we went down to the Brooklyn Bridge, where we had a photoshoot scheduled with one of our good friends Cat Coons. (if you haven’t seen her work yet… it’s beautiful! http://catherinecoons.com) Cat had asked us to shoot with her, as she had several times before. I thought nothing of it.

We did some shots down below the bridge, and soon headed up to the top. It was FREEZING! Jason was shaking pretty bad, and I thought, “Wow, he is super super cold…”

We finally found a clearing in the bridge walkway to get some great shots. Cat began directing us with poses, “Okay, now get close, okay now get nose to nose, okay now Jason, get down on one knee…..”

……..

I looked at Jason like “Hah! Yeah right!” and then he DID get down on one knee.

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He told me some beautiful things, and that I truly made him the happiest man on earth, and then he asked, “but do you know what would make me happier?”

Then he asked the big question….

and I SAID YES!!!

img_4870and just like that we were engaged!!! I was in a state of shock I think, but I was thrilled to be engaged to my best friend. (I will be making a separate blog post about this, so look out for that.)

 

We were so excited and had no idea what to do after that, so we walked until we found a little wine bar to go in.  We celebrated, had some champagne, and called our loved ones.

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-8-27-49-amThen, we had plans to meet with one of Jason’s friends Katie. She took us to this amazing restaurant in Williamsburg, The Rabbithole. (Their white bean burger hit the spot. Seriously, so good!)

We had a great time conversing, catching up, and talking about life.

After that we went to this adorable bar called St. Mazie.  

img_4877Sorry for the terrible picture, it was super dark. But it was a great little spot with craft cocktails. They also had live music, which Jason and I truly appreciated.

We were so happy to see another old friend while in the city.

High on life, we headed hope to catch some sleep.

All for now,

xoxox

Meg

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