I crossed another goal off my 101 in 1001 list last weekend: spending the afternoon at a botanical garden! Will and I took the subway out to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was. It was definitely a little hot so I’d recommend actually looking at the forecast before you put on jeans putting it on your to do list for next spring or early summer. That said, there were still plenty of blooms (the climbing roses were my favorite!) and it was so nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

This would be such a pretty color palette to recreate with a bunch of bodega blooms: white daisies, hot pink roses, and a touch of lavender.

Smiling and sweating profusely. #chic

Saving this to my dream home file… Here’s hoping I’ll inherit my parents’ love of gardening as I get older. 

After a couple hours of strolling the different parts of the garden, we camped out under one of the cherry blossom trees in the middle of the park. It was such a peaceful little moment with birds chirping and kids playing tag that you almost wouldn’t know we were just minutes outside Manhattan. (So that’s why people move to Brooklyn…) This must have been even prettier during cherry blossom season in April. I’m making a mental note to head back next spring!

P.S. Happy Fourth, everyone! 


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  1. Definitely check out the New York Botanical Garden’s in the Bronx. You can take Metro North right there! The Orchid show in the spring is fabulous and the holiday train show is also great.