what a farmers market in brooklyn, new york is like
/ a little life update
it's been a little while since i did a post, which i'm pretty sad/disappointed about! when i started this blog i took a lot of pride in making sure i was consistent with posting twice a week. the main reason i haven't posted is because i ended up staying in new york to start a new job! it was a job i got offered because they saw my blog! i can't believe what my life is now. just the other day i shot photos for an elle magazine article. i pinch myself every morning when i get out of bed and make my way to work. this is exactly what dérrive is all about, "an unplanned journey". i never wanted to put my life in a little box. if you asked me a year ago if i'd be living and working in new york city i would have laughed. i thought i liked my little bubble back in noosa… or did i?
it's been a busy, scary and intense couple of weeks. new job, being the new girl, long hours, learning to navigate my way around this big city solo #subwaylife. i've gotten lost a few times, walked down weird streets, asked for directions from many strangers, a few led me the complete wrong way, thanks. it's been amazing though and i haven't felt this happy or invigorated in a very long time!! i honestly couldn't have done any of this without my incredible friends jai and g. they are legitimately the most amazing and supportive friends a girl could ask for. some days after work, jai will literally meet me at my subway stop and walk me home, like when your parents are waiting for you when you finish school haha. what a guy! then i'll arrive home to a delicious healthy dinner cooked by g, flowers, cute notes... if i have moments of doubt they give me pep talks on how awesome i am and how great i'm doing. if i need help they are there... i could go on forever about how much these two have done for me. love you guys.
/ fort greene farmer's market
while jai and g were in italy a couple of weeks ago, i spent a morning at our neighbourhood farmer’s market! i woke up to a warm sunny day, got my eataly tote and my camera and went for a short walk down the street to the fort greene farmer's market in brooklyn! whenever i travel, i love to experience the local market. fort greene is a really cute and simple little setup.
it's about one block long and lined with a lot of beautiful produce! which kind of surprised me, i thought being in a city it wouldn't be as fresh and vibrant as the markets back home, but nooo.. so much organic green goodness, flowers, cheese, some of the most rich and luscious heirloom tomatoes i’ve ever eaten and bread from she wolf bakery (which had a VERY long line the whole time i was there) there is also a community compost area where everyone brings their fruit and veggie scraps from the week. so awesome!! i even discovered some new things like chive flowers, purple basil and black spanish radish! whole foods is kind of dead to me now.
i am completely in love with brooklyn. as i walk around i feel such a sense of community. there are young creatives, groups of families, kids selling lemonade on stoops, hop scotch drawn with chalk on the pathways, diners, cafes, restaurants and bars. it's seriously amazing to come back here after a big day in manhattan, it feels like home. life is good... and once i am finally back in a routine/rhythm i’ll be back to my regular blog schedule again. we've got a lot of fun stuff happening over summer! i can't wait to share it all!!