Last weekend changed a lot from my original plans - all for the better, I'm very pleased to say. My husband was meant to be going to New Jersey for work on Saturday, but the post-Sandy gas shortage (ummm, NSFW link, guys) left him stranded in New York, with our usual favourite Zipcar totally out of action (not at all their fault, I hasten to add). Stranded in New York, with no possible way of getting to the middle of New Jersey, on a Saturday. Wow, sometimes life really screws with you. What a nightmare*.
We made the most of the unexpected good fortune by going to Smorgasburg. Usually I'm all like argh about Brooklyn - such a faraway wasteland with no cabs - but I had been to Williamsburg recently and it's actually embarrassingly easy to get there, and nice once you are there, and (importantly) easy to leave from. I had also been wanting to go to Smorgasburg for ages. A food festival, every weekend? Yes please.
|Every single one of these tents - and the ones you can't see to the left -|
sold amazing food. I am pleased/appalled I limited myself to three.
Hello, $40 Marc by Marc Jacobs top.
This was probably the last chance I would get to wear it in New York until April, at least without covering it up with a big coat. I just wore jeans**** and my black boots and my black cardigan with it. It was a Saturday - time for casualness and eating.
|The really lovely thing about Brooklyn is you can see Manhattan.|
- An Asian hot dog with pickled carrots, cucumber, jalapenos, and pate
- A piece of maple-bacon on a stick (like a hunk of bacon. I'm a little embarrassed, but mostly proud)
- A 'personal' key lime pie (personal is not the equivalent of small, in this case)
- A bottle of San Pellegrino
And look, you'd never know.
H1 ate the same or similar, but because he mastered eating like a grown-up when he became a grown-up (probably before, actually, knowing him and his tidiness) he got to wear solid colours. Like this. Isn't he handsome?
|The legendary H1 - not just mythical.|
It was a great day. New Jersey, you were not missed.
**Lies. This did not happen, it was luck.
***If you have not been to Gilt, you must go to Gilt; it is AMAZING.
****Uniqlo. Obvs. Japanese denim is the BEST.