a beach & brooklyn weekend

It was another full weekend, in the best kind of way. 

Saturday, I spent most of the day at the beach with a handful of friends. I love New York City but sometimes the best sight is the skyline in the background. (The feeling of being out of the city has made me even more excited for my trip to London — I plan on completely unplugging and enjoying my vacation).


I grew up by the beach and sometimes I forget how nice it is to be so close to the ocean, to jump into a car and spend a few hours in the sun and the salt. It's easy to take something for granted when you get used to it. 


Besides getting terribly sunburnt (and I even put on sunscreen...twice) the beach day was very fun. The weather was perfect, the company was even better, and the ocean was chilly, but refreshing. Saturday finished with a friend's housewarming where my friends tried to draw smiley faces in my sunburn. 

Today, a friend and I walked across the Williamsburg bridge and explored the new Domino park that recently opened up there. It was hot but the view was of the city was worth it.


We grabbed lunch at an interesting restaurant called Marlow & Sons (where I tried to convince him to try oysters, but to no avail) before grabbing ice cream at Odd Fellows. Somehow we managed to find the energy to also walk back across the Williamsburg bridge and I've been relaxing (and slathering aloe on my sunburn) since. 

It was a busy weekend, but the low-key kind of busy that I often love my weekends to be.