This week, February 20th – 26th there is a special vegan menu created in partnership with Riverdel Cheese shop hosted at Citrico. They took classic Mexican recipes and used vegan cheese from the Riverdel Cheese shop. I am fortunate to be able to take advantage of the robust amount of vegan food options that Brooklyn has to offer. In particular I always have my eye out for vegan cheese because of my allergy to Casein.
We had our first visit to the Artists & Fleas artist, designer, and vintage market over the weekend in Williamsburg. I was initially lured by the promise of vegan food options. Upon entering I was immediately drawn to the shimmering BOBO Jewelry stall. Cooper was laughing at me as I salivated over all the bracelets, necklaces and rings adorned with genuine gem stones. While chatting with the owner I found out that BOBO was started in Southern California and that they have an online store.
On Saturday I bought a winter hat that I had eyed for some time now. It is a Russet Plaid Tweed Bugatti Kangol that I bought at my local hat store, Al’s Men’s shop on Fulton St in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Last time I bought a hat there was when shopping for my wedding in August of 2008. Their stylish lid selection is unmatched in Brooklyn.
This tweed cap is 60/40 wool & polyester so it is very soft. My new cap is distinctly British yet was made in Italy. The ear flaps are very important in a winter hat since I have large ears that often get cold. I tried on at least 3 other hats before I was certain that this one was “the one”.
We have been married for 8 years and have been living happily in Brooklyn, NY. By day we are both employed as photo and video professionals and it’s no surprise that outside of work we are just as passionately documenting our relationship and personal projects. Between the two of us we have collaborated and produced documentaries, art installations, and commercials that can be found sprinkled across the web. Our work has sent us all around the U.S. as well as to Europe, Asia and Africa. 2017 is the year we are finally establishing a centralized place that will bring together all of the rich visual stories we create. It’s our hope that this project, No Stranger to Us will be a chronicle of our quirky everyday life and the convivial travels and adventures that we take together. We are also hoping to find like-minded collaborators to partner with on future projects.
Day 4 – Riding a Dragon
On our fourth day in Iceland we visited the Laxnes Horse Farm just outside of Reykjavik for a two-hour horse riding adventure. Laxnes Farm is own and operated by the Jónasson family and they are dedicated to maintaining a good quality of life for these horses.
In celebration of our eighth wedding anniversary we traveled to Iceland for six days in August 2016 and because we had a limited amount of time I conducted a large amount of research on the area prior to choosing our daily activities. To say that Iceland is otherworldly is an understatement. Iceland has a unique and dramatic landscape that features hot springs, geysers, volcanoes and most noteworthy, waterfalls!
Each day was an epic adventure, and I’m so happy to have spent so much time exploring and experiencing new things with Cooper.