Sometimes it takes awhile to realize certain truths about yourself. Not significant or particularly deep truths, just habits and patterns. For me, I've recently realized that I am big on routines. This might have slipped my attention - or maybe it wouldn't be a pattern to notice - if I weren't so nomadic. I've moved every year since leaving college and in each new home I am quick to establish my New Normal, and normal always involves a café within walking distance. Living abroad, the café was an expatriate hub, last year it was a place to blog since I didn't have the internet at home (!) and now...now my brain just can't focus without a barista in sight.
This is all to say that I am currently settling in in Fort Greene and have found my New Normal in Bittersweet café, where you can find me many a free morning huddled over my laptop, or run into me Saturday before I hit the farmer's market. The coffee (La Colombe) is as good as the music (Erasure, James Blake) and though it's kinda sorta too small for me to sit around at their bar for as long as I generally do, they never yell at me.
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P.S. The first photo has a little sneak peek of the magazine for which I interned a few weeks back...details on that coming soon!