Today I’m writing you from rainy LA, this was not really what I expected when I thought about the California coast. However, the temperatures are quite different from last week in NYC. It was freezing over there. Notwithstanding this icy weather we challenged the cold and went out exploring Williamsburg. This area is located on the east side of the Hudson River right across Williamsburg Bridge. Williamsburg has a completely different atmosphere compared to the big apple. This neighborhood has lower buildings, more wooden ornaments, graffiti and a more artsy hipster crowd strolling in the streets. Williamsburg has lots of thrift shops, music halls and vintage shops. We only spent there one day but here are some of the places I would recommend going when you are visiting.
Here’ a short list of the shops we visited: Cadet, 10 ft Single by Stella Dallas (vintage) and Artists & Fleas (vintage). They were kinda cool although we did not buy anything as we thought it was still quite expensive for vintage.
For a nice restaurant you will definitely find something around Bedford Street, this street is literally packed with cute and cosy restaurant with kitchens from every part of the world. The Bedford is highly recommended (great steak). We however had dinner in
Fette Sau. This restaurant serves a lot of meat straight from the grill, a when I say a lot I really mean a lot, the plates were huge. The place has a very manly character with men firing the grill, long wooden tables and big bottles of beer to go along with it. Earlier that day we had lunch at Café Mogador, a very friendly and Instragrammable spot to relax in between exploring Williamsburg.
Good and fresh roasted coffee can be found at Café Devocion. This is a very trendy spot to have a coffee and don’t mind setting up your notebook as everyone over there is having meetings and working on their laptops.