Weekend in Brooklyn March 12 2017, 0 Comments


Wythe hotel in Brooklyn, NY.

Sprout plant shop in Brooklyn, NY.

Every January, my mom meets me in New York for the NY Now market. We both fly in from our states, Michigan for Mom, North Carolina for me. We meet at the airport and cab our way to the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. This year we put aside a day and a half to explore the city, eat at our favorite spots, peruse the local bodegas, and take in the Brooklyn culture. This is what we did Friday and Saturday. Sunday was market day. We started the day with breakfast in West Village, and walked around the corner to the apartment of one of my favorite textile makers. There we sipped tea and viewed her new collection of throws and rugs. We then took the subway to the Jacob Javits Center in Hell's Kitchen.  My favorite thing about the market is getting to connect face to face with makers we carry and the discovery of new designers and wares. It is a sensory overload with all the beautiful homewares displayed over the vast marketplace. My mom and I finished the day trekking to the subway with all of our line sheets and collection catalogues in hand, back to Brooklyn. Er, we actually saw a bar that caught our eye, and stopped in there before making it very far out of market...but then back to Brooklyn.

Coffee and breakfast in West Village New York.

Caroline Hurley textiles at her West Village apartment in NY.

NY Now homewares buying show at the Javits center in New York for Bomisch.