After eagerly anticipating a “your order is ready” email, the day was finally here. Time to pick up my custom “chic” rose gold ring from Catbird in Williamburg, Brooklyn. It’s so nice to get out of the city, and Williamsburg is one of my favorite areas outside of Manhattan. And a visit to Catbird is a great reason to go.
The weather has been super hot in NYC, so I was happy to see Pressed just after walking up from the subway to daylight. Though I wanted the frozen fruit and veggie concoctions they have available (think froyo but potentially even healthier?), I was more thirsty and in need of liquids. So I picked up this Citrus 1 with cucumber, pineapple, lemon, coconut water, and aloe vera. It was really good!
After picking up my Catbird jewelry order, I met my friend J for lunch at Cafe Mogador, a Moroccan-inspired restaurant with multiple locations in NYC. They had great reviews online and the Williamsburg location is close to the Bedford St station. The food did not disappoint. I had the grilled chicken skewers with rice and Arabic salad, and it was all wonderful. Filling and light at the same time. I definitely want to come back, especially to try the savory beef pastries. The last time I had those I was at Epcot!
It’s nice to see not-skyscrapers sometimes.
J and I did a working session at Devoción Café, which totally lived up to all the reviews I read online.
It truly is like a park inside of a coffee shop. And the staff was very friendly.
The only downside is that they don’t have wi-fi on the weekends. I suppose if I weren’t a 9-to-5-er, this would be pretty cool. But weekends are often the only time I can get some good blog work in. Luckily, I was blogging with my iPad, which has cellular data.
To drink, I had an almond milk latte with some (what looked like) raw simple syrup stirred in.
And even though I was stuffed from my delicious lunch, I couldn’t help but try the granola bar. Williamsburg is close, but I always say I’ll come back and then don’t visit (oops) for months. Hope to not wait this long to visit any of the places featured in this post. Anywho, the bar was really good. Nice and chewy with texture from the dried fruits and nuts mixed in. It was really big, so I saved a big piece to enjoy later. It became a dessert of sorts at the end of the day.
We passed this waterfront part of Williamsburg on the way to East River State Park. I don’t know what it’s officially called. There were tons of condo buildings right here, and I imagine it must be a cool place to live with that kind of view.
The weather was stunning. Even though it was super sunny, it was finally not overwhelmingly hot.
Sending out peace and love to the Universe!
It can sometimes be tough to relax when you work in NYC because the energy there is so intense. So, I really appreciate getting to some greenery now and again.
Joe’s Pizza Williamsburg
A single slice of cheese at Joe’s Pizza’s Williamsburg location was the start of dinner. I’ll always think fondly of this place since it was one of the first NYC pizza places I ever visited. I finished dinner by making a big, beautiful watermelon arugula salad and enjoying the rest of the granola bar.
Such a fun day!
Thanks for reading!