Monday, March 3, 2014

The awesomeness of Brooklyn

Since we arrived to Brooklyn we have been discovering new places and I must say, Brooklyn keeps surprising me. Last week I had a double excuse to explore the city: It was Nathan's birthday and we both like finding sources of inspiration.

I think I did pretty well this year :) I bought tickets for the Jean Paul Gaultieur exhibition at the Brooklyn MuseumThis is the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier with some exclusive pieces never shown before.

It is amazing to see the way Gaultier understands fashion and how over the years he has become an icon of the interchangeable gender. It was hard to know if what I had in front of me it was a clothing piece made for women or for men. Probably he doesn't care who wears it.

After eating lunch at the museum, I had planned another experience, a Graffiti Tour in Bushwick. I can't recommend this enough. It was fantastic! even with the snow and cold, it was way worth it. Luca enjoyed it as well, he kept looking at the walls full of colors.
I like street art, but I must admit that I don't know much about it. This tour was a great way to explore the graffiti world and learn about the most interesting things.

Damien Mitchell was the person who guided us around Bushwick and told us all the interesting stories. He is also an artist, so it was fantastic to have him give us the tour.

And to end the of the day we went to Roberta's, a pizzeria that uses organic products, they even have a garden in the back! The entrance is probably the opposite of what you imagine a restaurant should look like. One thing you should know is that you can't make a reservation and it gets full pretty fast, we had to wait over an hour. The pizza was fantastic though!

As I keep finding more interesting spots in Brooklyn, I can't help but fall in love with what's now my new city.