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Know Your Rights: A Guide to Stress-Free Travel

Know Your Rights: A Guide to Stress-Free Travel

Written by: Jane Moore of FitWell Traveller     Traveling can be a stressful undertaking even when you are looking forward to the destination, whether it’s a family vacation or romantic getaway with your beloved. Taking road trips with children, spending time in busy airports…it’s […]

DanceAfrica Bazaar

DanceAfrica Bazaar

New York is filled with culture and people from all across the world making it one of the biggest melting pots out there. Walking down the street you may hear a handful of different languages being spoken or stumble upon a parade of celebration for […]

Stay Cool, It’s The Brooklyn Way

Stay Cool, It’s The Brooklyn Way

This past week here in New York definitely determined that summer is here. Scorching hot days — where the minute you step outside you begin to melt — are upon us. My first few summers here in the city I somehow managed to survive without an AC unit. Honestly I don’t know how I did it. Last summer I gave in and finally got an AC unit and now I’m kicking myself I didn’t do it sooner. You live and learn I guess. Unfortunately I’m not a wizard (beginning to think my letter to Hogwarts got lost) and I can’t travel around the city with my own personal AC unit so what I wear is key to staying cool. I won’t deny that I get hot very easily and at times it seems like no matter what I wear I am still uncomfortable. Outfit combo that seems to work best for me is a denim skirt with a loose off the shoulder top. It helps prevent me from looking like a sloppy mess while managing to keep my body cool for the most part. The rest of the summer I will definitely be sporting different variations of this ensemble in hopes of surviving another hot New York summer.

 


 

Top: Madewell // Denim Skirt: Madewell // Hat: Janessa Leone //

Shoes: Gucci (#treatyoself) // Bag: Barnaby & Jack (vintage) // African Mudcloth: AfricaDance Bazaar 2017 find

 

 

 

All my fellow New Yorkers/Brooklynites if you are around this weekend here are a few things that are going on locally that you may find yours truly at!

 

Saturday

 

Sunday

  • Renegade Craft Fair at Brooklyn Expo Center. All details you need you can find here. This fair has some amazing vendors lined up and should be an amazing Sunday afternoon adventure.
  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. No better way to enjoy a Sunday Funday than at Videology Bar & Cinema watching the epicness that is The Shining while drinking some Jack Daniels. Get all the details here.
  • In between events check out Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten that has reopened for the season today! (Friday 6/16 at 4:00 PM)
  • Finish off your Sunday with a dabble in the dark arts at Pioneer Works. They are having a Brooklyn Poets Anthology Reading, all details can be found here.

 

Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds

Lights are finally going down and the people around you begin chanting even louder. Music begins to play and you close your eyes the minute you hear a voice booming out through the sound system in hopes of losing yourself in the moment. Right then […]

Coney Island

Coney Island

  Wednesday, June 21 is the official first day of Summer. Even though that is not until later this month, I usually determine the start and end of seasons by months. For me Summer begins by the start of June and goes to the end […]

Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy

 

“When it comes to life’s adventures… never pull back on the reins.”

 

Top: Reformation / Denim: Imogene & Willie / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Glasses: Madewell

 

 

Go Your Own Way

Go Your Own Way

I’m sure just like everyone else my style has evolved throughout my life. When I look at pictures of myself from middle school, high school even college I can’t believe what my style used to be like. For the longest time I would dress similar […]

Sustainable Tourism: International Biodiversity Day

Sustainable Tourism: International Biodiversity Day

  It’s no surprise that the world is in a very delicate state right now. Not just politically but also environmentally. It’s a proven fact that we are having more warm days than cold days and the polar ice caps are melting at a growing […]

Skinny Dennis x Vinyl Ranch

Skinny Dennis x Vinyl Ranch

After living in Brooklyn for quite some time it is definitely starting to feel like home to me. I have my favorite restaurants, coffee shops and watering holes. I must say when it comes to deciding which place should be my go-to to let off steam or grab a cold beer, I usually lean towards a dive bar. The atmosphere is always right up my alley and not the mention the people you meet at dive bars are always fascinating and full of conversation. Quite a while ago I was living in Greenpoint and a new bar opened that prided itself on featuring live music and being a honky tonk in an urban jungle. Named after the country music bassist, Dennis Sanchez, Skinny Dennis was born. I’ve always been a huge advocate for live music and a lover of honky tonks, now a bar finally encompassed all of that while also giving me a place to belt out classic, legendary country songs. Even though Williamsburg has slowly become my least favorite neighborhood in Brooklyn, I will always make the trek over there on my bike to Skinny Dennis. I pride myself on being loyal in all aspects of my life.

 

 

A few weeks ago Skinny Dennis had a weekend dedicated to the great Willie Nelson for his 84th birthday. Numerous acts performed and Vinyl Ranch from Texas made an appearance to do some epic DJ’ing. One act in particular, Cale Tyson, was amazing. I have been following him and his music for awhile and seeing him live was incredible. I find it more of a memorable experience seeing artists that I know or discover in an intimate setting like Skinny Dennis rather than at a facility like Madison Square Garden. I feel more of a connection to the music and can easily move back and forth between the bar to keep a beer in hand.

 

 

There are so many great bars in Brooklyn, especially out of the Williamsburg neighborhood (yes there’s more to Brooklyn than Williamsburg). One bar in particular that I would suggest visiting though is Skinny Dennis, especially if you love live music, great cheap beer and good company.

 

 

Tip: Ask for a ‘Willie’s Frozen Coffee’, no questions asked. You’re welcome!

Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg, CA

Just a few weekends ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Healdsburg, CA. It had been several years since I was in California and it honestly felt nice to visit for a weekend. I forgot how much I love Northern California and why I […]