the MOVE

There has been a little lull since my last post, but will surely be picking up some momentum now that we have MOVED. We did it, we made this leap into homeownership and I have to say it feels pretty damn good. My last weekend in Brooklyn turned out to be an epic send off as I made the neighborhood rounds and hit up some fantastic spots. The can’t be missed usual favorites included brunch at Buttermilk Channel and drinks at June, while the highlights were a phenomenal dinner at Olmsted, a delightful cocktail at the freshly new Elsa Bar and a lovely evening stroll through Brooklyn Bridge Park. Olmsted is currently THE restaurant in Brooklyn right now and for good reason. The food is delicious and unique, the staff is super attentive and there is a cozy (heated) backyard garden for savoring playful desserts such as s’mores and spiked hot chocolate. I could write a whole post just on this restaurant alone (hmm…). Elsa Bar is brand new and a must visit in Cobble Hill. It was designed by Home Studios (as was June), clearly an obsession of mine, and is beautiful. The cocktails are organized by spirit of choice and are very creative. If you’re not into cocktails don’t worry they have a nice beer and wine selection as well! Lastly, the sunset stroll through Brooklyn Bridge Park can only be described via the photo below.

 Goodbye Brooklyn, you will be dearly missed!

Goodbye Brooklyn, you will be dearly missed!

Ah, closing day…the most exhilarating part of this entire process. This literally is the day you become the rightful new owner of the house and it was quite a whirlwind as papers fly at you to sign and you sit there feeling like you are taking a precious piece of someone’s life away from them. Obviously you aren’t (unless they are being forced to sell), but there are definitely polar opposite emotions happening at that table. Thankfully it was seamless and fast! By 12 PM we were homeowners and a week and a half in it still feels so surreal.

Moving day…although equally exhilarating, was rough to say the least. Did I mention we (and when I say “we” I mean my husband) have a 90 gallon saltwater fish tank? Yes, that was in our 4th floor walk up in Brooklyn and somehow made its way safely into our new home. No need to really dwell on the painful specifics of how the move went, just know that it went and is now over.

Now for the good stuff…this project. The house we purchased is the first space that I can actually call my own and as an interior designer, a space I can finally take on as a personal project. It is a beautiful Mid-Century Modern ranch built in 1970 with great architectural details and amazing potential. Just to clarify, residential design is not necessarily my forte, which is why this might be somewhat of a challenge, but one that I am totally up for! So bear with me as I explore my residential design style, brush up on some photography skills, adjust to Hudson Valley life and learn what it takes to write this blog.