When we first used airbnb last year in Chicago, I fell in love with it because a) it was significantly cheaper than staying in a hotel and b) it gave us a spot with the best view that we otherwise wouldn’t have even considered because there weren’t any hotels nearby. Airbnb is definitely the way to go if you want to feel like you actually live in the neighborhood instead of just staying in it. When we found out we were going to Brooklyn, I was more excited than probably anyone because I’ve been to New York a handful of times but I’ve never stayed in Brooklyn and I was just DYING to.
We stayed in a Tribeca on Thursday, which was a great location for shopping & eating (way more on that later, of course.) Friday morning, we packed up and moved to Carroll Gardens for the weekend! Again, I am a creep and found out about this neighborhood from my loyal blog reading, so I knew it was a pretty, safe neighborhood with good restaurants. Sold, obviously!
not in our neighborhood, but officially my favorite street of all time
We had a ridiculous outdoor space with so much green – it was definitely a diamond in the rough, especially for only $200ish/night instead of the average $400/night for a hotel. Yes, please. More money for food & coffee & clothes & drinks. (Can someone explain to me how $18 cocktails are a thing?)
One ten minute walk down to brunch and I was obsessed; the streets are lined with gorgeous brownstones, sidewalks are filled with young people with headphones in or young families with cute ass hipster toddlers.
Michael, don’t move… I’m taking a picture. I would most likely hate walking down these steps if this were my house, but I love it from the street My dreams of living in Brooklyn coming to life, thanks airbnb!
Now I’m back home being annoying talking about how we’re just going to pack up + move to Brooklyn and how Richmond will never be good enough because we don’t have a cute neighborhood with streets named after fruit. Ugh, life.