August 31, 2011

Not That Kind of Prescription: Brooklyn Farmacy


Brooklyn, the New York City borough which I call home, has a particular knack for nostalgia and old-timey-things, which is both strange and pretty damn delightful. From our prohibition-era, speakeasy style bars to our soda fountains and drive-in theatres, Brooklyn certainly revels in the past as much as it does the present. Being a bit of a sucker for nostalgia (especially of things I never actually had a chance to experience), this is something I welcome and cherish. That old-timey sensibility, a love for the local, and a sweet tooth converge at Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, a cute little establishment nestled in the heart of Carroll Gardens, (an equally cute neighborhood). Austin and I replaced a proper lunch with just desserts - including a "red velvet twinkie split" and a vanilla-caramel-salty pretzel concoction. Our bowls were sent back with loads of melted ice cream left in them, and my mouth was left with a serious tooth ache. The sundaes were good, but way too rich and indulgent for my tastes. Next time, I'll keep it simple! Regardless, the atmosphere is fantastic.





A pretty simple outfit! Black lace collared dress from ASOS Curve, Spitfit Sunglasses from Alter Brooklyn, Platform heels from UO, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag (really, really old), Miu Miu & Agent Provocateur bracelets

  
I'm having a major moment with structured bags. 



Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain 513 Henry Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn NY
Photos of me by Austin Manning

48 comments:

  1. this place looks adorable and i think i want/need that dress now

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  2. Lipstick is everything. What color/brand?

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  3. Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in "Dragon" !

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  4. How cute is that soda shop!? Very jealous, we have nothing like that around here. :(

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  5. love the mint green of the Faramcy! looks so fresh against the brick wall! And a sugar overdose it is, it feels very retro, like 50’s retro! And your outfit is absolutely perfect for this 50’s glam! What a gorgeous dress and it fits you perfectly!  Smashing with your white impeccable skin and amazing black bold heels! Love the fact that the heels are not too refined

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  6. This place looks lovely and unique. Unfortunately when I was a part-time newyorker years ago Brooklyn was not as popular and I didn't have the chance to enjoy its magic atmosphere. Your outfit is impeccable,I particularly like the handbag,living proof a great accessory is always a wise investment. PS:I was just given the Chanel Dragon laque as a present,can't wait to try it now!

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  7. OMG THIS IS ADORABLE I NEED TO GO THERE LIKE NOW

    and lookin' fab as always!  that dress is great on you, i love the collar layered with the lace!

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  8. You looked as delicious as the dessert! xoxo

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  9. Well that place is pretty freaking adorable. It sure fits in with Carroll Gardens. Your outfit is so so suiting for such an outing <3

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  10. i pair the same dress with a black belt too. without it, it just seems too boxy doesn't it?

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  11. love the dress & bag. you look great!

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  12. God, that outfit is to die for, and the sundae is killing me right now. Also? I feel that one day we'll get to go on a femme date together and we'll be hungover from fabulous for days, you know? 

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  13. I found your blog through Sara Zucker's tumblr, and was happy to see Farmacy on the front page! I live 4 blocks from here...it's dangerous. Your photos are gorgeous, and I covet your pretty lace dress. 

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  14. Looks like so much fun!! I love old fashioned ice cream shops/soda fountains like this. We had one in the little town I grew up in on Long Island. You look so pretty. I adore you dress!!

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  15. this place is cute. i want to shove my face full of that ice cream! nice bag, too. classic MJ

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  16. The seafoam green and minimal lettering on the sign make me fall in love.

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  17. Oh Nicolette, this is so adorable (both the nostalgic charm of Farmacy, your adorable Wenesday Adams Goes To Brooklyn outfit, and the charm of your neighbourhood). I am just SO excited to explore Brooklyn more. Thank you so much for sharing this

    Briony xx

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  18. Beautiful as always. What I love about NYC, coupled with your adorable eye for all things simple (gwuan wit di dress chile) makes for a wonderful spread. Thanks as always!!!!

    Shakesha The Fan! LOL

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  19. you look gorgeous and so does the place. love structured bags too, classic

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  20. Love your dress!
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  22. Besides LOVING your outfit, just the other day I had heard on NPR about all these pharmacies popping up and making a comeback. This looks so yummy!

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  23. I have to go here, oh my gosh. I HAVE TO GO HERE.

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  24. great.. now i need that dress... AND i miss my old neighborhoodl

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  25. I have that same dress, and I'm glad to see someone wearing it. I fell in love with it and bought it, but I wasn't really sure how to style it, and now I have an idea! Also, must go to the location in this post! Wonderful!

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  26. love everything about this post, but especially that barber shop photo! gorgeous.

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  27. You sent something back to the kitchen, uneaten? One wouldn't think so considering your considerable size. Way to overdress in a hilarious attempt to look pretty, just give up already and lose some weight. Actually, lose A LOT of weight. You are not healthy by any standards, and you don't look it either.

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