// Location: Wythe Hotel. Brooklyn, New York

When I first moved here I would take day trips alone and explore New York. New York felt so different then. So new. Well obviously. Anyways, I remember this day so clearly. It was my first time in Brooklyn and nervous to take the train, afraid I would get lost. I did that a lot... Ok, I still do get lost, but not often anymore. I brought my book that I pretended to read while secretly taking photos while no one was looking. I really should be doing more of this - bringing my camera out. I've gotten so used to my iPhone, the photos really aren't the same. I had brunch at the Reynard [which is on the main floor of the hotel], and my roommate Sarah joined me for drinks upstairs overlooking that gorgeous view of Manhattan.