March 25, 2011

Desperately Searching for Spring | The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

The bout of sunshine and highly desired warm weather last Friday made me excited beyond words - to the point that I (over-zealously) tried to force myself outside for the remainder of the subsequent weekend, (never mind that temperatures dropped about 30 degrees from one day to the next). On Sunday, I headed south to Other-Brooklyn (I say this fondly as a resident of Williamsburg) with my friends Emma & Basha to brunch at Tom's and a walk through the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. BBG is one of my favorite places in New York City, and even though there was little in bloom, it was still a beautiful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!





Emma checking out the awesome Patrick Dougherty Installation. Think Spike Jonze's "Where The Wild Things Are"


DIY-ed Half Moon Manicure (Chanel Nuit de Russie & Gold Lamé), Sunglasses: Miu Miu, Top: Topshop, Scarf: from Bali, Skirt: American Apparel, Grey Coat: Courtesy of Evans, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck
And Listen: I KNOW animal print + polka dots just does not work (at least in this case) but it was cold and I grabbed the scarf as I was running out the door... It is what it is!



Emma & Basha. Super cuties.



Final Destination: The Japanese Gardens and Koi Pond.

Photos by me; Canon 5D with 50mm Lens.
Photos of me taken by Emma Schwartz.

Even though getting to the gardens can be a bit of a hike, the experience once you're there is well, well worth the journey. I can't wait until the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) festival next month!

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

28 comments:

  1. Next time a definitely come to Brooklyn. I really didn’t know that it was that beautiful and interesting. A garden can be so relaxing and full of inspiration. I think that we do not pay enough attention to nature (especially in spring when you notice that Mother Nature is a genius girl). Oh girl and you look smashing, your hair looks gorgeous (you know I’m a fan). But oh the sunglasses and that divine it bag. the dangling fruit is my favorite.

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  2. thanks so much for posting these lovely photos. i lived with my grandparents in brooklyn as a kid, and i have fond memories of them taking me to the botanic gardens. so this post made my heart very happy :) also your hair looking aaaaaamzing.

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  3. Wow. Beautiful pictures. I have to visit BBG next time I am over.

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  4. Beautiful pictures!
    Cute outfit,

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  5. i want to live inside this post forever and ever

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  6. You look amazing! I love your hair and the mix of polka dots/leopard is pure divinity.

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  7. Such fantastic photos! Do you use filters at all?

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  8. c'moooonnnnn, cherry blossoms! the season is scheduled to start in one week. those trees better get it together quick!

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  9. Beautiful pictures! I can't wait to go to NY one day. :) Loving your haircolor too.

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  11. i want to hang out in your fabulous life, just for a day or two! so lovely!

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  12. Ohhh I have been dying to try that halfmoon nail design. Do a tutorial!!! I want to see :)

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  13. oh man...even though i grew up in the tri-state area, i've never been to the brooklyn botanicals (as I've heard others call it..) BUT my parents have a sweet set of photos from there circa 1983, lol. I was expecting to see those pics when I scrolled through your post! ;)

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  14. Seeking spring here in LA, too. Post more pics when everything really starts blooming and leafing out - then we'll know spring has finally been found! Great photos, as usual.

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  15. i actually like the polka dots and leopard print together! these photos are all so pretty.

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  16. Great pictures! I love koi fish and I can't tell you how much I love your hair, I love love love your hair! ;-)

    x

    S*

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  17. These photos are breathtaking, I have to make a point to get out there once the weather warms up again!
    xx
    Tiffany

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  18. you always surprise me again with your beautiful pictures! i mean it makes me wanna go to NY now. NOW!!! I'm so jealous of you! your jacket looks pretty cozy, I like!

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  19. Sadly not something I got to check out when I was in NY! However, as per usual, I love the photographs. Beautiful entry, as always. Particularly love the second shot. Camera, and lens envy... I do love my 50mm f/1.8 dearly though! x

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  21. Such pretty pretty photos! You always have an eye on how to take the nicest pictures!

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  27. i want to hang out in your fabulous life, just for a day or two! so lovely!

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