The 4th of July from a Brooklyn roof top:
This 4th of July I spent a week in Brooklyn with my daughter (a soon to be mother) and her husband. We spent the first few days of my stay making their lovely apartment ready for the arrival of their baby boy.
Phase one of our efforts was to move the bed into the living room – loft style. The apartment would be a true loft, with open living, dining and kitchen space, twelve-foot ceilings, wall of windows, and reclaimed wood floors except for the odd partition added to boost it into the one bedroom rental bracket. We then divided the partitioned space with part of it being designated closet/dressing area and the rest set up for the baby.
Then we moved on to completing the little odds and end jobs that tend to get put off until such an occasion as a nesting mother-to-be: hanging mirrors and pictures, re-potting plants, cleaning baseboard and organizing storage.
Little Rocco pup knows something’s up.
But not to worry, we made room on our to-do list for dining at amazing restaurants, shopping in Manhattan and visiting the Brooklyn flea, where I purchased this fabulous bag by Ryan Greer of flux productions, www.fluxproductions.net
and of course, fireworks over Manhattan – the 4th from a Brooklyn roof-top.
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