I had a really awesome Saturday in Brooklyn, so thought I would list some of the tiny examples of cool things that happened:
Yoga Virgin No More
A friend of mine invited me to go with her to a free yoga class to start the day. I learned that the Lululemon yoga clothing store on Bergen Street has free classes every Saturday morning. It was a relaxing and wonderful way to start the day. I think I need more yoga in my life.
A Perfect Hot Dog
For brunch, I ate a perfect kraut dog at Bark on Bergen. Yes, it was hot dog after downward dog.
Unlocking a Secret Exhibit
I got to witness Natasha of the Brooklyn Museum use one of the "Keys to the City" to open a secret door at the museum to reveal a beautiful exhibit of tiny Fabergé figurines. One of the nice perks of being a "1stFan" of the Brooklyn Museum!
Passing on the Swing Bug
Also at the Brooklyn Museum was a fun outdoor swing concert by JC Hopkins and his band. I was dancing with a friend when I noticed a couple of small girls dancing together and intently watching us. They would emulate our moves and did some passable leading and following soon afterwards!
Dining in the Hidden Greek Garden
Some friends and I were hungry after being at the museum, so we stopped by Teddy's Diner on Washington. I have passed it hundreds of times but never thought to stop in. As we made our way to the hostess stand, a waitress told us to "take some menus and sit anywhere in the garden." As we made our way to the lovely garden at the back of the diner, we found that the only table available was marked "reserved," facing a tiny fountain and a Greek-style painting lit up by a tiki torch. The owner came by and greeted us like we were VIPs and turned on the fountain. So sweet!
Lost and Found iPhone
On the way to the diner, we passed the "dancing" water spouts in front of the museum. Me being who I am, I handed my friend Zahra my iPhone and my man-bag and strolled through the water. So refreshing! But I think my phone must have fallen on the ground instead of in Zahra's hands, because it was no where to be found when we got to the diner.
Once I figured out the phone was gone, I headed back to the museum. It wasn't on the ground anywhere that I could see. But a quick trip to the info booth and then the security office revealed that someone had indeed turned it in minutes before! So iPhone and Mac-head were reunited!
To celebrate, I treated myself and my friend to ice cream on the steps of the Museum, joining several hundred other New Yorkers enjoying the beautiful night air. What a lovely end to a fantastic day.
I < heart > Brooklyn.
(Image: brooklyn museum fountain, a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivative-Works (2.0) image from kenyee's photostream)